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Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, are suspected of killing North Carolina resident Chynna Deese, 24, and her Australian boyfriend, Lucas Fowler, 23.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police via CNN
August 07, 2019 - 3:51 pm
By Elizabeth Joseph and Steve Almasy, CNN (CNN) - - Authorities believe they have found the bodies of two Canadian men suspected of killing three people before beginning a long trek across the country last month, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Wednesday. The bodies were found on the bank of...
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USA Today HQ
Alex Brandon/AP
August 07, 2019 - 1:25 pm
UPDATED: 4:30 p.m. ___ McLEAN, Va. (AP) — The northern Virginia office building that houses USA Today was evacuated for several hours Wednesday for what police said was an unsubstantiated report of an armed man. Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler said SWAT teams had searched "every inch" of...
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Dayton shooting protesters
John Minchillo/AP
August 07, 2019 - 1:17 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Protesters greeted President Donald Trump's arrival in Dayton Wednesday, blaming his incendiary rhetoric for inflaming political and racial tensions in the country and demanding action on gun control as he visited survivors of last weekend's mass shootings and saluted first...
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Three Walmart workers, Melisa Gonzalez, Jesus Romero and Raven Ramos, who helped people to escape during the mass shooting on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, get emotional during during a vigil at Ponder Park in honor of the shooting victims in El Paso, Texas.
Lola Gomez/Austin American-Statesman via AP
August 07, 2019 - 10:39 am
By Russell Contreras and John L. Mone, Associated Press EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The massacre that killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso struck a city that has long been the cradle of Mexican American culture and immigration and suffered through bloody episodes of racial violence in the past. The...
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Cyntoia Brown released from prison in Tennessee
WZTV
August 07, 2019 - 7:37 am
By Madeline Holcombe and Leanna Faulk, CNN (CNN) -- Cyntoia Brown was released from prison early Wednesday morning after being granted clemency by then-Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam in January, according to the Tennessee Department of Corrections. Initially sentenced to life in prison for killing a...
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After recent shootings in the US left a combined total of at least 31 dead, police say motorcycles backfiring in the popular New York tourist destination Times Square led people to flee the area in fear that another shooting was taking place.
CNN, WBRZ
August 07, 2019 - 7:25 am
By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- After a weekend of two mass shootings that left a combined total of at least 31 dead, police say motorcycles backfiring in the popular New York tourist destination Times Square led people to believe they were at the center of a third. The confusion took place...
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DAYTON, OHIO - AUGUST 06: Flowers bearing the names of those killed in Sunday Morning's mass shooting sits along the sidewalk in the Oregon District on August 06, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio.
Scott Olson/Getty Images
August 06, 2019 - 6:45 pm
By Paul P. Murphy, Konstantin Toropin, Drew Griffin, Scott Bronstein and Eric Levenson, CNN (CNN) - - The gunman who opened fire in Dayton, Ohio, this weekend had an obsession with violence and mass shootings and had expressed a desire to commit a mass shooting, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl...
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Gilroy shooting memorial
Noah Berger/AP
August 06, 2019 - 3:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The discovery of a "target list" containing religious institutions, courthouses and other sites compiled by the gunman in a mass shooting at a California food festival has prompted the FBI to open a domestic terrorism case. Shooter Santino William Legan , 19, fatally shot three...
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The future of a law on renewable energy is being targeted by one of Pennsylvania's senators and the EPA.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Mike DeNardo
August 06, 2019 - 1:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Following back-to-back mass shootings over the weekend that left 31 people dead, Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is hoping to revive the gun control legislation he proposed six years ago. After the Sandy Hook shootings, Toomey co-sponsored a bill toughening...
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Sohan Panjrolia
Cambridge Police Dept
August 06, 2019 - 1:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man wanted for the murder of his father in Northeast Philadelphia has been captured in Massachusetts. Cambridge police say 31-year-old Sohan Panjrolia has been taken into custody. Authorities say Panjrolia shot and killed his father in Philadelphia's Bustleton...
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