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Vigils underway to honor 8 victims in FedEx shooting as Indianapolis mourns latest massacre in U.S.

Indianapolis is mourning eight people killed at a FedEx sorting facility by a gunman who police identified as Brandon Hole, a 19-year-old former employee who had had a shotgun seized by authorities last year.

The royal funeral was a reminder of the value of rituals

Rituals remind us how small we are in the scope of history. They can also reassure us that despite all evidence to the contrary, none of us is alone.

Gunman at Indianapolis FedEx facility was former employee, police say; victims identified

Brandon Hole, 19, killed eight people and left several others injured Thursday before shooting himself at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, police said Friday at a news conference.

Covid-19 live updates: U.S. will allocate $1.7 billion to fight variants as new global infections almost double

More than 564,000 people have died due to covid-19 in the United States, out of over 31 million infections. At least 75 million Americans have been fully vaccinated against the virus.

Indianapolis shooter was former FedEx employee, had had gun seized by police, authorities say

Officials identified the man who shot eight people dead as 19-year-old Brandon Hole.
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Fairfax seeks to dismiss 400 convictions in cases brought by one officer

Jonathan Freitag resigned while under internal Fairfax police investigation in May 2020, then joined the Brevard County Sheriff's Office three months later. He was fired earlier this month.

Vartan Gregorian, transformative civic leader and tireless educator, dies at 87

He revived the New York Public Library and later led Brown University and the Carnegie Corp.

Penelope Laingen, who united nation with yellow ribbons during Iran hostage crisis, dies at 89

The wife of the highest-ranking American captive in the 1979-81 crisis, she displayed a yellow sash on the towering oak tree outside her home — a symbol of devotion that proliferated across the United States.

What a Black adoptee wishes her White parents had told her

Author Rebecca Carroll, a Black woman who was raised by White parents, wrote a viral essay about her experience. About US spoke with her about why she thinks the essay struck such a nerve.

Unrest in Minnesota town offers warning to other U.S. suburbs, experts say

As suburbs become more diverse and less affluent, tensions rise as communities struggle with how to respond to demands for racial justice.

Simon & Schuster won’t distribute book by officer involved in Breonna Taylor’s death after facing backlash

After swift backlash, Simon & Schuster said it would not distribute any copies of the book by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly about the raid that killed Breonna Taylor.

‘The Struggle Continues.’ A new generation pays homage to 1960s activist Patricia Stephens Due.

When Stacey Abrams tweeted a historic photo of Patricia Due being arrested during a protest, a husband and daughter thought she would be pleased to still be part of the current fight for voting rights.
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Man seeks pals he once persuaded to ship him around the world in a crate

Homesick while working in Australia, Brian Robson didn't have enough money to travel home to Wales. So he came up with a madcap idea: Ship himself in a crate via airfreight to London for a fraction of the fare.
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Michigan GOP official blames maskless colleagues for his covid-19: ‘Masks and vaccines shouldn’t be political’

Jason Watts said roughly 70 people attended the meeting, few wearing masks, before several party members were diagnosed with covid-19.
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