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National News Summary at 6:54 a.m. EST from AP

Israel continued its offensive with strikes across Gaza amid growing global calls for a cease-fire, leaving both Israel and the US increasingly isolated. The war ignited by Hamas’ attack into southern Israel has caused death and destruction in the impoverished coastal enclave. The health care system and aid operations have collapsed, leading to warnings of starvation and disease among displaced people.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will visit Capitol Hill as President Joe Biden’s $110 billion aid package for Ukraine and Israel faces a risk of collapse in Congress. The stalemate over border security changes sends a negative message to the world.

Federal prosecutors and Donald Trump’s lawyers are looking to invoke the 2016 election in the former president’s trial on charges of trying to overturn the 2020 election results.

Journalists have shifted their attention to the potential outcomes of a second term for Donald Trump, reporting on planning for a 2024 presidential race with a focus on the former president’s words and actions.

In Pakistan, a suicide bomber targeted a police station, killing 23 security forces and wounding 32 others, causing part of the building to collapse. The attack was claimed by a newly formed militant group believed to be an offshoot of the Pakistani Taliban.

A missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels struck a Norwegian-flagged tanker in the Red Sea, expanding the campaign by the Iranian-backed rebels targeting ships near the Bab el-Mandeb Strait and threatening international energy shipments.

With the UN climate conference underway, a look at five big promises from nearly 30 years of talks and what has happened since.

A legal battle is ongoing in Mississippi over the creation of a state-run court in a majority-Black capital city, with constitutional rights at the center of the fight.

The Turkish Football Federation suspended all league games in the country after a club president punched a referee in the face at the end of a top-flight match.

Overall, these events demonstrate the complex and diverse range of global issues currently taking place, from conflicts and political trials to environmental promises and legal battles.

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