MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow is bracing for more protests seeking the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who faces a court hearing Tuesday. Tens of thousands filled the streets across the vast country Sunday for a second straight weekend calling for his freedom, with thousands of arrests in the largest outpouring of discontent in Russia in years. They chanted slogans against President Vladimir Putin. Navalny was jailed last month and faces years in prison. A human rights group says over 5,400 protesters were detained, and some were beaten. One of those taken into custody for several hours was Navalny’s wife, Yulia, who was ordered to pay a fine of about $265 for participating in an unauthorized rally.
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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Toledo, Ohio, say two children have been killed and a third critically wounded in a shooting. A tweet from Toledo police said the children were shot by their mother’s boyfriend “during a domestic dispute” on Friday. Toledo police tweeted the third child shot was continuing to “fight for life” as of late Friday. Police tweeted that Kevin Moore was arrested and booked into jail in connection with the shooting. It was unclear whether he had a lawyer to comment on his behalf. The names and ages of the children were not immediately released.