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Mother accidentally shoots, kills 2-year-old daughter

Mother accidentally shoots, kills 2-year-old daughter

A 2-year-old girl is dead after being shot in an apparent tragic accident late Friday at a Cleveland-area hotel. Police in Wickliffe, Ohio, said Saturday that it appears as though the mother of the child was handling the gun when she dropped it and it went off, hitting the girl. Police said the girl was struck in the chest and ...

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Students gather at Iowa Capitol to protest gun violence

Students gather at Iowa Capitol to protest gun violence

Students in the Des Moines area gathered at the state Capitol to protest gun violence. Hundreds of students converged outside the statehouse Friday, shortly after some walked out of nearby schools. Some in the crowd held signs demanding gun control. The event featured speeches from students and candidates seeking state office. It was part of nationwide walkouts and protests on ...

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More than 208,000 students have experienced gun violence at school

More than 208,000 students have experienced gun violence at school

The Washington Post has spent the past year determining how many children have been exposed to gun violence during school hours since the Columbine High massacre in 1999. Beyond the dead and wounded, children who witness the violence or cower behind locked doors to hide from it can be profoundly traumatized. The federal government does not track school shootings, so ...

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Florida high school shooting: 1 student injured

Florida high school shooting: 1 student injured

A suspect was taken into custody Friday following a shooting at a high school in central Florida, authorities said. Gunshots broke out Friday morning at Forest High School in Ocala, some 38 miles south of Gainesville. Within minutes, a school resource officer on campus found a 17-year-old student who had sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The officer also located the suspected shooter, ...

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Authorities order mass engine inspections

Authorities order mass engine inspections

US and European aviation authorities have ordered emergency inspections of jet engines similar to the one involved in a fatal accident earlier this week. A female passenger died after she was nearly sucked from the cabin of a Southwest Airlines flight en route from New York to Dallas on Tuesday. Investigators say there was a fault with the engine’s fan ...

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Students walk out of class to demand tighter U.S. gun laws

Students walk out of class to demand tighter U.S. gun laws

Students from more than 2,600 schools and institutions planned to leave their classes at 10:00 a.m. local time, organizers said. It was the second student walkout since the Feb. 14 massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and the emergence of a national student movement to end gun violence and tighten gun restrictions. Many ...

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Alabama executes Walter Moody, the oldest inmate put to death in the modern era

Alabama executes Walter Moody, the oldest inmate put to death in the modern era

Three decades after a bombing campaign claimed the life of a federal judge, set off panic and prompted a sprawling federal investigation, authorities in Alabama executed the now-83-year-old man convicted in the explosions. The lethal injection of Walter Leroy Moody Jr. on Thursday night made him the oldest inmate put to death in the modern era. And in a sign of ...

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Kansas mosque: Three men accused of plot to bomb Somalis

Kansas mosque: Three men accused of plot to bomb Somalis

Three men have been charged with plotting to bomb Somali immigrants at an apartment building and mosque in the US state of Kansas. Curtis Allen, 49, Gavin Wright, 49, and Patrick Eugene Stein, 47, had gathered firearms and explosives for the attack, according to the US Justice Department. The members of a militia group called the Crusaders also kept watch ...

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Texas emergency operator jailed for 911 call hang ups

Texas emergency operator jailed for 911 call hang ups

A former 911 operator in Houston, Texas has been found guilty of hanging up on emergency calls. Crenshanda Williams, 44, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation for interfering with emergency telephone calls. The Harris County district attorney’s office said Ms Williams systematically hung up on emergency reports. Calls she terminated included reports of robberies, ...

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Another playmate claims she had affair with Trump while his fiancée was pregnant

Another playmate claims she had affair with Trump while his fiancée was pregnant

A former playmate has claimed she romped with Donald Trump in front of her friend during a steamy six month affair while his then-fiancée Marla Maples was pregnant. Model Barbara Moore, 49, described the US President as a “great lover” and said they had their fling after meeting in March 1993. Moore claims to have had an affair with Trump from ...

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