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Jiverly Wong was described as angry and troubled.
Jiverly Wong was described as angry and troubled. (AP)
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Poplawski suffered gunshot wounds to his legs but was otherwise unharmed because he was wearing a bulletproof vest, Harper said. He was charged with three counts of homicide, a weapons violation and aggravated assault.

-- Associated Press

NEW YORK

Gunman's Motives Are Still Unclear

Jiverly Wong was upset over losing his job at a vacuum plant, did not like people picking on him for his limited English and once angrily told a co-worker, "America sucks."

It remains unclear exactly why the Vietnamese immigrant strapped on a bulletproof vest, barged in on a citizenship class in Binghamton, N.Y., and killed 13 people and himself.

Wong, 41, had apparently been preparing for a gun battle with police but turned the gun on himself when he heard sirens approaching, Chief Joseph Zikuski said Saturday.

Until last month, Wong had been taking classes at the American Civic Association, which teaches English to immigrants and helps them prepare for citizenship tests.

Then, on Friday, he parked his car against the back door of the association, burst through the front doors and shot and killed 13 people there, police said.

-- Associated Press

Du Bois's Papers to Go Online: The University of Massachusetts in Amherst said it would scan, catalog, digitize and put online papers of civil rights movement pioneer W.E.B. Du Bois. The university's W.E.B. Du Bois Library has an estimated 100,000 diaries, letters, photographs and other items related to Du Bois, who helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

-- From News Services


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