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Nine killed in second mass shooting within 24 hours

by Mickey McLean
Posted 8/04/19, 10:16 am

A gunman opened fire in a popular nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday morning, killing nine people and injuring at least 26 others. It was the second mass shooting in the United States in the past 24 hours. Police patrolling the area responded to the 1 a.m. attack in less than a minute and shot and killed the gunman, who wore body armor and was carrying a .223-caliber rifle and had additional high-capacity magazines with him.

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Dozens shot, at least 20 dead at Texas Walmart

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/03/19, 08:31 pm

Horrific details of the mass shooting that killed at least 20 people in El Paso, Texas, emerged Saturday afternoon and evening. Police said they believed most of the victims were shot at a Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall as back-to-school shoppers packed the store. El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said many of the 26 people wounded had life-threatening injuries.

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Dillinger to be exhumed for forensic exam

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/02/19, 12:37 pm

FBI agents shot and killed notorious bank robber John Dillinger in Chicago in 1934, but not everyone believes it’s his body buried in Indianapolis’ Crown Hill Cemetery. The Indiana State Department of Health approved the body’s exhumation for forensic testing, and the History Channel plans to film it for an upcoming documentary.

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