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Two dead in LA-area school shooting

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/14/19, 01:51 pm

UPDATE (3:25 p.m.): A gunman, who was a student at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., killed two students and wounded three others before turning the gun on himself. No details on a motive were released, but authorities noted that Thursday was the shooter’s 16th birthday. The unidentified gunman, who used a .45 caliber handgun pulled from his backpack, is being treated for a gunshot wound to the head at a local hospital.

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Synagogue bomb plot thwarted in Colorado

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/05/19, 11:46 am

Undercover agents arrested a man shortly before he planned to blow up a historic synagogue in Colorado, officials said Monday. Richard Holzer, 27, tried to buy what he thought were pipe bombs and 14 sticks of dynamite from FBI agents on Friday. He had planned to blow up Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, Colo., the next day. He appeared in court on Monday, with his next hearing scheduled for Thursday.

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Pitched battles

News analysis | Americans fight their demons and dragons in baseball, society, and politics
by Michael Reneau
Posted 10/23/19, 09:35 pm

The slang term “86” in restaurants refers to an item no longer on the menu, but in baseball it’s meant futility and perseverance. Boston baseball fans waited 86 years (1918-2004) for their team to win a World Series and shake off their demons. Washington fans waited 86 years (1933-2019) for their team even to be in a World Series. But from Oct. 11 to Oct. 15 the Washington Nationals swept the St. Louis Cardinals in four straight games to win the National League championship and face the Houston Astros in the World Series.

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