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Madison Cawthorn, NATO applications and US soccer. Wednesday’s news.


A closely watched primary race in Pennsylvania is still without a result. Finland and Sweden have officially applied for NATO membership. And US Soccer will pay its women’s and men’s teams equally.

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A recount could loom in Pa. GOP Senate primary; Cawthorn loses in NC

One of the most anticipated races of this week’s midterm primary elections is still without a result. Pennsylvania may be headed toward a recount for the GOP Senate primary featuring Dr. Mehmet Oz, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Oz and businessman David McCormick were separated by less than 1 percentage point, with conservative commentator Kathy Barnette in third, for the Pennsylvania GOP Senate nomination. The winner faces Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who won the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat in Pennsylvania, days after he suffered a stroke just a few days ago. In a North Carolina primary race, controversial Rep. Madison Cawthorn granted to state Sen. Chuck Edwards, who had the backing of prominent state Republicans who disliked the incumbent.

Many Black Americans are experiencing grief, trauma after Buffalo shooting

In the days after a white gunman opened fire at a Buffalo supermarket in a Black neighborhood Saturday and killed 10 people, Max Anderson, deputy director of the advocacy organization Open Buffalo, says the targeting of this predominantly Black community by a shooter who allegedly espoused racist ideology has rattled him and many other Black people across the nation, reigniting what experts call a collective loss. From lynchings and church bombings to the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police and beyond, hate crimes have a cumulative impact. It shatters trust and can fuel collective anxiety, depression, hopelessness and post-traumatic stress, experts say. Studies show race-based traumatic stress can result from experiences with hate crimes and racism and can lead to symptoms such as physical pain, insomnia and hypervigilance, according to Mental Health America.

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People embrace outside the scene of a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, NY, on May 15, 2022.

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