Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Explosion targets Afghan mosque

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/18/19, 12:45 pm

An attack on Friday in eastern Afghanistan killed 62 people and wounded 36 others, provincial officials said. An explosion caused the roof of a mosque in the Nangarhar province to collapse. The Taliban and Islamic State are both active in the area, but no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid condemned the violence in a statement.

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Store may face charges for selling gun to shooter

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/18/19, 11:11 am

An Academy Sports + Outdoors store in Texas sold Devin Patrick Kelley a semi-automatic rifle and large-capacity magazine after he showed a Colorado driver’s license. Kelley later used his purchases to kill more than two dozen people at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Nov. 5, 2017.

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Juul stops selling fruit and dessert flavors

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/18/19, 10:41 am

Juul Labs has taken another step to try to repair the public’s lack of trust in the vaping industry. The company announced Thursday it would voluntarily pull mango, crème, fruit, and cucumber flavor vaping pods from stores in response to criticism that it has hooked teenagers on electronic cigarettes.

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