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Investigation begins in California school shooting

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/15/19, 11:47 am

Neighbors and anonymous law enforcement sources have identified the student suspected in Thursday’s shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., as 16-year-old Nathaniel Berhow. He remains in the hospital in critical condition after shooting himself. A 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy died after the shooting, and three other students sustained injuries.

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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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Time for do-overs

News analysis | We all need second chances, and the news saw a fortnight full of them
by Michael Reneau
Posted 11/05/19, 11:20 am

The 1991 film City Slickers, about a trio of buddies who go on a cattle drive adventure to stave off midlife crises, is mostly fun but offers poignant moments. In one, a main character grieves the mess he’s made of his life back home, which includes adultery and losing his job. Billy Crystal’s character says to his crying friend, “You remember when we were kids, and we were playing ball, and we hit the ball over the fence out of bounds, and we yelled, ‘Do-over’? … Your life is a do-over. You’ve got a clean slate.” 

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