Global National: May 17, 2022 | Biden condemns white supremacy, but Buffalo residents want action

Global National: May 17, 2022 | Biden condemns white supremacy, but Buffalo residents want action

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During his visit to Buffalo, N.Y. after the shooting rampage that killed 10 people, U.S. President Joe Biden spoke about white supremacy being a "poison," and repeated calls for Americans to take a greater stand against hatred, racism, and gun violence. But as Jackson Proskow reports, Biden still made no specific promises on the action he'll take. Plus, Seán O'Shea reports on how people are demanding to see actual change, and the new details about the accused gunman.

In Mariupol, Ukraine, 265 Ukrainian troops have emerged from the Azovstal steel plant, surrendering to Russian forces after being trapped in the facility for more than two months. As Redmond Shannon reports, the Ukrainian soldiers are supposed to be exchanged for the freedom of Russian prisoners of war, but concerns are being raised.

In Ontario, Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford came under heavy fire from his competition during the province's final election debate, yet the incumbent's chances of winning remains strong as the election draws near. Eric Sorensen explains the vote split that's giving Ford an advantage, and what the Liberals and the NDP are trying to prevent.

Although the psychedelic drug is still considered illegal in Canada except for special circumstances, Health Canada has now authorized a patient in Quebec to be treated for depression using magic mushrooms. Dan Spector explains how psilocybin affects the brain, and the push for easier access to this treatment.

And the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall have begun their tour of Canada to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, arriving at their first stop in St. John's, Newfoundland. As Ross Lord reports, Indigenous reconciliation is also at the forefront of the visit, as perceptions and popularity of the British monarchy dwindles among Canadians.

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