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Dutch Police Hunt Suspect After Shooting On Tram Kills 1

Dutch Police Hunt Suspect After Shooting On Tram Kills 1

By ALEKSANDAR FURTULA and MIKE CORDER Associated Press UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police were hunting down a suspect after a shooting Monday on a tram in the central city of Utrecht that left one person dead and multiple people injured. Authorities immediately raised the terror alert for the area to the maximum level and…

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Christchurch Gun Shop Sold Rifles Online to Accused Shooter

Christchurch Gun Shop Sold Rifles Online to Accused Shooter

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A Christchurch gun shop on Monday acknowledged selling guns online to the 28-year-old white supremacist accused of killing 50 people in mosque shootings that have upturned New Zealand’s reputation as among the world’s most tolerant and safe nations. At a news conference, Gun City owner David Tipple said the store…

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40 Killed in New Zealand Mosque Shootings; 4 Held

40 Killed in New Zealand Mosque Shootings; 4 Held

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers killed 40 people on what the prime minister called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” as authorities detained four people and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said…

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Parents Charged in Admissions Scheme Roll Through US Courts

Parents Charged in Admissions Scheme Roll Through US Courts

LOS ANGELES, CA (AP) — Colleges and companies moved swiftly to distance themselves from employees swept up in a nationwide college admissions scheme, many of them coaches accused of taking bribes and others prominent parents accused of angling to get their children into top schools by portraying them as recruited athletes. That celebrities were among…

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GOP Senators Appear Ready to Block Trump Border Declaration

GOP Senators Appear Ready to Block Trump Border Declaration

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him. Republicans are predicting that Thursday’s showdown vote will result in Congress sending Trump…

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