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A vote on amendments to Russia’s constitution that could allow President Vladimir Putin to hold power until 2036 entered its final day Wednesday amid widespread reports of pressure on voters and other irregularities.

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Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, a local prosecutor reportedly said Monday.

The drug, called dexamethasone, reduced deaths by 35% in patients who needed treatment with breathing machines and by 20% in those only needing supplemental oxygen, researchers in England said. It did not appear to help less ill patients. 

Protests were largely peaceful and the nation’s streets were calmer than they have been in days since the killing of George Floyd set off sometimes violent demonstrations against police brutality and injustice against African Americans.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he doesn’t believe the federal government can send military troops into his state. He accused the president of creating an “incendiary moment” by threatening to do just that to stop the violence that has arisen as demonstrators have taken to the streets after George Floyd's murder. 

A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed Friday in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing. Officials said there were two survivors from the plane but they also found at least 57 bodies in the wreckage.

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a video teleconference meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 22. The Commission says they will not be holding an in-person meeting because of the executive order from Gov. Beshear.

Trials are taking place in the UK to see whether specially trained airport sniffer dogs could detect Covid-19 in travelers, even before symptoms appear.

The Appalachian Mountains is known for its inordinately large number of opioid overdoses and deaths, according to the CDC. Public health officials also say the pandemic is aggravating the problem by forcing people in recovery into isolation, stripping them of crucial support systems and causing some to relapse. 

Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week and roughly 36 million people have now filed for jobless aid in the last two months since the coronavirus firsts forced millions of businesses to close.