Grief & Suffering
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UNC Charlotte student sacrificed life, saved others

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/02/19, 11:00 am

The body of a University of North Carolina at Charlotte student who was killed confronting a gunman will receive a police escort back to his hometown on Thursday. Riley Howell, a 21-year-old from Waynesville, N.C., charged and tackled a shooter who opened fire in his classroom on the UNC Charlotte campus on Tuesday. He knocked the assailant down and bought enough time for the first police officer to enter the classroom and capture the suspect, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney. Howell and another student, Ellis R.

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‘We lost our Superman’

Grief & Suffering | Los Angeles residents mourn the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle and pray for God’s peace amid violence
by Sophia Lee
Posted 4/11/19, 03:30 pm

On a Sunday afternoon in South Los Angeles, under a cloudless sky in broad daylight, a man shot another man. The gunman began running away, but seeing nobody chasing him, he walked back and shot the man two more times. He darted away, then turned around again and shot the bleeding man three more times, kicked him in the head for final measure, and finally took off.

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Sophia Lee

Remembering the lost dead

Immigration | Graves without names on the U.S. southern border
by Sophia Lee
Posted 3/04/19, 02:54 pm

The drive to Holtville, Calif., a tiny desert city near the U.S.-Mexican border, runs on an asphalt ribbon winding through the forbidden Southwest wilderness: A white sun beats down on cactuses and sand. Granite rocks sit stacked on each other like blobs of baked dough. Shrubs sprout from dusty hills like an old man’s unbrushed hair. Blankets of snow and blustery winds hint at freezing nighttime temperatures. And all throughout that drive between mountains and deserts, I thought about the thousands of migrants who have died in these valleys.

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