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Police: Florida shooter went after gamers

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/28/18, 11:20 am

The shooter at a video game competition Sunday in Florida specifically targeted fellow gamers, police said. David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, Md., fatally shot himself after killing 22-year-old Elijah Clayton of Woodland Hills, Calif., and 28-year-old Taylor Robertson of Giles, W.Va. All three competed in the “Madden NFL 19” contest at a pizzeria and bar in Jacksonville, Fla., over the weekend. Ten other people were wounded in the shooting. “The suspect clearly targeted other gamers who were in the back room” of the pizzeria, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said.

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Miami police arrest gunman at Trump golf club

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/18/18, 10:53 am

Police officials in southern Florida on Friday wounded and arrested a man who shouted slurs against President Donald Trump and engaged officers in a gun battle at Trump National Doral Golf Club. Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said 42-year-old Jonathan Oddi draped an American flag over a lobby counter at the club and fired shots into the ceiling. Perez said Oddi exchanged gunfire with the four police officers who responded to the incident before he was injured and arrested.

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Choice lessons from national report card

Education | Education reformers say latest student performance report shows benefit of school choice initiatives
by Leigh Jones
Posted 4/18/18, 03:11 pm

Education reform advocates are pointing to the latest national “report card” as evidence more spending and government oversight can’t fix the nation’s public school system.

According to standardized test results released last week by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 40 percent of fourth-graders and 33 percent of eighth-graders are proficient in reading and math. Those numbers haven’t changed markedly from two years ago, when students last took the test.

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