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Ukrainians flee grim life in Russian-occupied Kherson

Kherson, located north of the Crimean Peninsula that was annexed by Moscow in 2014, was the first city to fall after Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. The port remains at the heart of the conflict and Ukraine's efforts to preserve its vital access to the sea. For Russia, Kherson is a key point along the land corridor from its border to the peninsula.

Volodymyr Zhdanov who left Kherson with his family, speaks to The Associated Press in Kyiv, Ukraine, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Roman Hrytsyna)

Murkowski advances in Alaska U.S. Senate race, Palin in House

Alaska Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski advanced from her primary along with Kelly Tshibaka, her GOP rival endorsed by former President Donald Trump, while another Trump-backed candidate, Republican Sarah Palin, was among the candidates bound for the November general election in the race for Alaska's only House seat.

Sarah Palin, a Republican seeking the sole U.S. House seat in Alaska, speaks during a forum for candidates, May 12, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

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