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Virginia Beach gunman’s motive unclear

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/03/19, 12:21 pm

The resignation email a gunman sent just hours before he opened fire Friday at a Virginia Beach, Va., municipal building did not offer any foreshadowing of the attack that killed 12 people, according to a city official. Law enforcement has not cleared the email for release since it has become part of the investigation, Virginia Beach Communications Director Julie Hill said. Officials have not said why DeWayne Craddock, 40, intended to leave his job as a civil engineer in the utilities department.

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FAA, Boeing find more flaws on planes

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/03/19, 10:54 am

More than 300 Boeing 737 airliners might have parts susceptible to premature damage, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement Sunday. The specific parts affected were slat tracks, which “guide the slats located on the leading edge of an airplane’s wings,” according to Boeing. The company identified 20 737 NG and 21 737 Max aircraft that were most likely to have the faulty parts while recommending that airlines inspect another 271 planes.

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Hindu nationalists retain power in India

International | Religious minority groups concerned about continued repression
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/28/19, 06:37 pm

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi secured another five years in office in a dramatic victory last week, tightening his Hindu nationalist party’s hold on power. His win raised concerns over the fate of opposition and minority religious groups already facing repression under the party’s rule.

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