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Illinois shooter took gun to firing

by Mickey McLean
Posted 2/16/19, 11:17 am

UPDATE: The man who shot and killed five of his coworkers Friday at the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, Ill., brought a gun to a meeting where he was fired, according to police. Authorities have identified the five victims, including three who were in the room with him at the time of the firing and two who were just outside. A sixth person was shot but survived.

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Parkland seeks peace on shooting anniversary

by Alyssa Jackson
Posted 2/14/19, 12:08 pm

In the year following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., families of the victims became active in politics, established nonprofit foundations, and lived every day missing a part of their lives. Seventeen people were killed in Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018, in the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history. Shooting suspect and former student Nikolas Cruz remains in jail awaiting trial.

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New York jury convicts Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/12/19, 01:20 pm

Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was convicted Tuesday in U.S. District Court of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation. The conviction comes after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of murder, corruption, and greed. The drug-trafficking and conspiracy convictions could put the 61-year-old Guzmán behind bars for decades in a maximum-security U.S. prison selected to thwart another one of the breakouts that embarrassed his native country. Guzman escaped twice from prison in Mexico. He was recaptured in 2016 and extradited to the United States.

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