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Boulder shooter: Suspected gunman, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, was bullied, anti-social and paranoid, brother says
The brother of a Colorado man who shot and killed 10 people at a Boulder grocery store on Monday described his sibling as deeply disturbed. Police identified the grocery store gunman as 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, who was shot through the leg and taken into custody after officers arrived at the scene of the shooting. Mr Alissa’s brother spoke with The Daily Beast, calling him “very anti-social” and paranoid. “When he was having lu ...
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  Story 2662 -   Wednesday March 24, 2021
Family reprimanded Colorado shooter for 'playing' with 'machine gun' in house days before attack
Police have revealed the gunman suspected of killing 10 people in a mass shooting on Monday in a Boulder, Colorado supermarket bought an assault rifle six days earlier , as authorities race to find out more and president Joe Biden pushes for stricter gun control in the wake of the killings. Suspect Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa used an AR-15 rifle in the shooting, a semiautomatic, military-style weapon common in mass shootings, according to a police o ...
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  Story 2661 -   Tuesday March 23, 2021
Boulder Supermarket Shooter Identified as 21-Year-Old Man
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Police on Tuesday identified a 21-year-old man as the suspect who opened fire inside a crowded Colorado supermarket in an attack that killed 10 people, including an officer, and sent terrorized shoppers and employees scrambling for cover. Authorities said Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa was from the Denver suburb of Arvada and that he engaged in a shootout with police inside the Boulder store. The suspect was being treated at a hos ...
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  Story 2660 -   Tuesday March 23, 2021
Where's My Third Stimulus Check? 5 Reasons It Hasn't Arrived Yet
Millions of Americans are celebrating a bank account boost: The IRS has sent 90 million stimulus payment direct deposits that started landing in bank accounts on March 17. But if yours hasn’t arrived, don’t worry just yet. The IRS will continue to send more rounds in the weeks to come. Here’s why you haven’t received your third stimulus payment yet. Calculator: Estimate How Much Your Third Stimulus Check Could Be 1. Your Payment Hasn’t ...
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  Story 2659 -   Tuesday March 23, 2021
What to Do If You Haven't Received Your $1400 Stimulus Check
An estimated 90 million people have already received their portion of the third round of stimulus checks approved as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The vast majority of those checks were sent out Wednesday morning as the IRS finalized that date as when the payments would be made for the first wave of checks. The U.S. government has sent about 90 million $1,400 stimulus checks but perhaps you have not received yours and you're wo ...
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10 people killed, including a police officer, in a mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado
Ten people including a police officer were killed in a shooting in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday afternoon, officials said. The officer, Eric Talley, 51, had been with the department since 2010. Chief Maris Herold of the Boulder Police Department said Talley acted heroically as the first officer on the scene. The suspect, who was injured, is in custody. Herold said law enforcement would be working with the coroner's office over the next f ...
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A trip to the spa that ended in death. These are some of the victims of the Atlanta-area shootings
Last Tuesday at the spa in Acworth, Georgia, Delaina Yaun and her husband were at work at Youngs Asian Massage. Suddenly a gunman entered and opened fire. "They just went to go have some time alone, husband and wife. Just time together," Dana Toole, Yaun's sister, told CNN. "Unfortunately, it went bad. It went bad real fast." Yaun was one of the nine victims in killed in the shootings at three different spas in the Atlanta-area - one in Acw ...
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'Sad day for Boulder': Gunman kills 10 at Colorado supermarket, including police officer, in second US mass shooting in a week
BOULDER, Colo. — Ten people were killed Monday, including a police officer, when a gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, the second mass shooting in the U.S. in a week. "These were people going about their day, doing their shopping," Boulder District Attorney Michael Dougherty said at a late-night press briefing. He described the day's events as "a tragedy and a nightmare." The police officer who died was identified as E ...
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  Story 2655 -   Monday March 22, 2021
10 people shot to death in Boulder supermaret
BOULDER, Colorado - Ten people were murdered at the King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. This includes a Boulder police officer. "My heart goes out to the victims of this incident," Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said. "I am grateful for the officers who responded." The police chief went on to say that she understood there is a great demand for information about the shooting, and pledged her department would work as quickly as p ...
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  Story 2654 -   Monday March 22, 2021
Vaccine mystery: Why J&J's shots aren't reaching more arms
Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid vaccine was supposed to be the catalyst for the country’s return to normal. Instead, it’s sparking confusion and finger-pointing between the states and the Biden administration over why millions of doses are sitting unused. Almost three weeks after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the shots, no one appears to be able to explain why immunizations are lagging. Some states are thought to be intenti ...
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  Story 2653 -   Saturday March 20, 2021
EU regulator declares AstraZeneca vaccine safe, but experts fear damage has been done
London (CNN)The European Union's medicines regulator has concluded that the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is safe to use after several EU countries suspended their rollouts following reports that it could be linked to blood clots. The European Medicines Agency (EMA)'s executive director Emer Cooke said the agency had "come to a clear scientific conclusion: this is a safe and effective vaccine." Cooke said the group did not find that t ...
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  Story 2652 -   Saturday March 20, 2021
South Korea to revise rules on mandatory Covid-19 testing of foreigners
Seoul, South Korea (CNN)Officials in the South Korean capital Seoul have reversed course on controversial plans to require all foreign workers to undergo Covid-19 testing after facing a torrent of criticism from diplomatic missions and international businesses. The ruling, which came into force Wednesday, required all foreign workers in the capital to undergo coronavirus screenings, or face fines of up to 2 million Korean won ($1,775). In a ...
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Did Tanzania's Covid-denying leader die of the coronavirus? It's one of many questions he leaves behind
(CNN)President John Magufuli, the Covid-denying leader of Tanzania, was said to have died from heart failure, which he apparently battled for more than a decade, according to the country's new president. Samia Suluhu Hassan said Magufuli had been receiving treatment in a Tanzanian hospital when he died on Wednesday evening. However, opposition leaders insist Magufuli died of Covid-19 at least one week earlier. Tundu Lissu, of the Chadema o ...
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  Story 2650 -   Saturday March 20, 2021
Cubans are embarking on treacherous sea journeys as the economic crisis worsens
Caibarién, Cuba (CNN)When Beatriz Jimenez closes her eyes, she sees her daughter and two young grandchildren and they are alive. Jimenez's family left the small seaside town of Cabarién, on Cuba's north coast, on March 4, aboard a packed smuggler's boat. The boat had come from Florida and picked up a group of Cubans desperate to reach the US, according to a statement from the Cuban foreign ministry. The smuggling run violated both US and C ...
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  Story 2649 -   Saturday March 20, 2021
Egypt jails activist who called to free prisoners amid pandemic
Cairo, Egypt An Egyptian court sentenced prominent female activist Sanaa Seif to a year and a half in prison on Wednesday for spreading false news, her sister and judicial sources said. Seif was detained in June 2020 outside the public prosecutor's office as she tried to file a complaint about an assault on her and her mother as they campaigned to communicate with her jailed brother Alaa Abdel Fattah, one of Egypt's best-known activists, right ...
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  Story 2648 -   Saturday March 20, 2021
Couples separated for more than a year by stalled immigration paperwork
Spouses waiting for their loved ones' immigration paperwork to be processed for over a year are speaking out after they say applications sent to a Mississauga, Ont., processing office have stalled completely. The spouses who spoke to CBC News say they expected delays because of the COVID-19 pandemic — but nothing like this. "Each passing day, just sitting and waiting and hoping that something would happen is [getting] more and more depress ...
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  Story 2647 -   Saturday March 20, 2021
Indiana man charged with killing 4 after stimulus argument
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man was formally charged with murder Thursday in the killings of three adults and a child he allegedly shot to death after he and a former girlfriend argued because he wanted a share of her federal COVID-19 relief money. Malik Halfacre, 25, faces four counts of murder, one count each of attempted murder, armed robbery, auto theft and other charges in Saturday's killings, Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears s ...
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Family of boy killed at Disney World urges organ donation
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska couple whose 2-year-old son died tragically at Walt Disney World nearly five years ago wants more families to consider donating their children's organs if their child is ever facing death. Matt and Melissa Graves created the Lane Thomas Foundation after their son was killed by an alligator in 2016. The Omaha couple said they decided to focus on pediatric organ donation because they wanted to help other families fi ...
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  Story 2645 -   Saturday March 20, 2021
Body camera captures moment Florida deputy finds missing girl with man in dark motel room
VOLUSIA, Fla (WZTV) — Body camera video shows the moment a Florida deputy rescued a missing teen from a motel room where she was found with a 22-year-old man she met online. The Volusia Sheriff's Office released the tense video on Monday showing Deputy Royce James visiting motels and working with staff to find the 13-year-old girl who disappeared after school. Her grandmother had called the police telling them she never came home and had mi ...
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  Story 2644 -   Saturday March 20, 2021
Remembering Beth Hyams, longtime OPB host and a force for honesty, accuracy and high ethical standards
Many of us have lost family and friends over the past year. Last week, OPB too lost a beloved colleague and friend, Beth Hyams. A familiar voice on our air for 28 years, Hyams helped define the sound and personality of OPB. Many in Oregon and Southwest Washington knew her from her voice in our newscasts or as the local host of All Things Considered. One of her strengths as a radio host was a character trait people don’t often associate with ...
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  Story 2643 -   Saturday March 20, 2021
Philippines Reports Record 7,999 New COVID-19 Infections
MANILA (REUTERS) - THE Philippines on Saturday recorded 7,999 new coronavirus infections, the second straight day that the country posted a record high in daily cases. In a bulletin, the health ministry said total confirmed cases have risen to 656,056 while confirmed deaths have reached 12,930, after 30 more were recorded on Saturday. The Southeast Asian nation is battling a renewed surge in infections, including those of the new and more t ...
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  Story 2642 -   Saturday March 20, 2021
Largest asteroid of 2021 to make closest approach to Earth
The largest asteroid to sweep past Earth this year will make its closest approach on Sunday. But scientists have told people not to panic as it poses no threat to the planet. The giant space rock that researchers call 2001 FO32 has a diameter of several hundred metres and will approach Earth at a distance of about two million kilometres (1.2 million miles), US space agency NASA said. That distance is more than five times as far as the Ea ...
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  Story 2641 -   Saturday March 20, 2021
Explained: Covovax vaccine, and Serum Institute of India's bridging study
Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla said this week that the company planned to start its bridging study of the Covovax vaccine “soon”. It will also be stockpiling doses of the vaccine starting April. What is Covovax? This is SII’s version of NVX-CoV2373, the protein-based Covid-19 vaccine developed by Novavax, headquartered in USA. In August 2020, the two companies announced an agreement under which Novavax had given SII the li ...
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  Story 2640 -   Thursday March 18, 2021
North Korea could soon test new intercontinental missile, U.S. general testifies
North Korea might start flight testing an improved intercontinental ballistic missile “in the near future,” the head of U.S. Northern Command said Tuesday. “The North Korean regime has also indicated that it is no longer bound by the unilateral nuclear and ICBM testing moratorium announced in 2018, suggesting that Kim Jong Un may begin flight testing an improved ICBM design in the near future,” Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck told the Senate Arme ...
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  Story 2639 -   Thursday March 18, 2021
Suspect in deadly Atlanta-area spa shootings charged with 8 counts of murder
The man accused of killing eight people in three shootings at Atlanta-area spas was charged with eight counts of murder Wednesday. Four of the counts against the man, Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock, are related to shootings at two massage parlors in Atlanta. The four others are related to shootings at a massage parlor in Cherokee County. Long also faces an aggravated assault charge in Cherokee County. The attacks began around 5 p.m. Tu ...
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There were 3,800 anti-Asian racist incidents, mostly against women, in past year
New data has revealed over the past year, the number of anti-Asian hate incidents — which can include shunning, slurs and physical attacks — is greater than previously reported. And a disproportionate number of attacks have been directed at women. The research released by reporting forum Stop AAPI Hate on Tuesday revealed nearly 3,800 incidents were reported over the course of roughly a year during the pandemic. It’s a significantly higher num ...
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  Story 2637 -   Wednesday March 17, 2021
Wall Street's biggest fear isn't Covid. It's inflation
New York (CNN Business)Coronavirus fears shook Wall Street to its core last March. The Dow crashed nearly 3,000 points — a stunning 13% — a year ago today. Flash forward 12 months and the health crisis is not over, but investors are increasingly confident it soon will be. For the first time since February 2020, Covid-19 is no longer the No. 1 fear among portfolio managers surveyed by Bank of America, the bank said Tuesday. If anything, exp ...
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  Story 2636 -   Wednesday March 17, 2021
North Korea blasts K-pop industry as 'slave-like exploitation' amid crackdown on foreign media
Seoul, South Korea (CNN)K-pop is one of South Korea's most popular cultural exports with a growing reach around the world -- but it seems that not everyone is fan. Over the weekend, an article published by a North Korean propaganda website accused K-pop record labels of engaging in "slave-like exploitation" of hugely successful bands like BTS and Blackpink. The piece on North Korea's Arirang Meari site claimed K-pop artists were "bound to u ...
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  Story 2635 -   Wednesday March 17, 2021
Fears grow for Myanmar residents in areas sealed off by military and under internet blackout
(CNN)Concern is growing for the safety of residents in parts of Myanmar's largest city after the military moved to seal off several key areas and impose an information blackout in an apparent bid to quash opposition. The military, which seized power in a February 1 coup, has in recent days become more indiscriminate in its use of deadly violence against unarmed protesters, with widespread reports of shootings and torture of political prisoners ...
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Japan's failure to recognize same-sex marriage is 'unconstitutional,' court rules
(CNN)A Japanese court has ruled that not allowing same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a landmark decision that could herald a new era for marriage equality in the country. It's the first time that a court has ruled on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in Japan, the only Group of Seven (G7) country that has not recognized either same-sex civil unions or same-sex marriage. The case began in 2019, when three couples in Hokkaido pre ...
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