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Tanks, bombs, shootings: Ukrainians describe Russian takeover of villages

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Russian soldiers have shot people dead in the street as they took over Ukrainian villages, according to fleeing residents. Soldiers shot randomly at buildings, threw grenades down roads and went from house to house co...

Kyle Rittenhouse seeks return of AR-15 style rifle used in Kenosha shootings

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Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois man acquitted last year of fatally shooting two men and wounding a third during racial justice protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 2020, is requesting the return of the gun. Rittenhouse k...

Five LAPD killings in nine days: teen’s death caps brutal year of police shootings

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The killing of Valentina Orellana-Peralta, a 14-year-old who died in her mother’s arms after police shot her in a department store dressing room, has sparked outrage and renewed scrutiny of the Los Angeles police depa...

‘What does this say about where we’re at?’: how America deals with school shootings

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Bulletproof, a sly, sharp-eyed documentary on US school safety in the era of mass shootings, traces a horrific and absurd status quo. A lockdown drill at an everywhere high school, students crouched under desks, in co...

‘Totally preventable and shocking’: props masters talk on-set shootings

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In the wake of the tragic accidental death of the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins from a misfired weapon on the New Mexico set of the movie Rust, the role of stunt firearms in film, and the props departments who manag...

Mass: the movie that dares to explore the unimaginable pain of school shootings

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It’s understandable if your first question of the movie Mass, set six years in the aftermath of a school shooting in the US, is: why watch? Why submerge oneself in the unimaginable grief of two families who lost their...

Plymouth shootings: police worker faces misconduct inquiry

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The investigation into the Plymouth mass shooting has placed one police staff worker under investigation for gross misconduct, meaning they could be sacked if allegations are upheld. Jake Davison, 22, shot dead his mo...

The Ballymurphy shootings: 36 hours in Belfast that left 10 dead

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Even by the standards of Northern Ireland’s Troubles it was a tumultuous, violent couple of days. The British army swept into nationalist neighbourhoods across the region on the morning of 9 August 1971 in Operation D...

Ohio county where girl, 16, was killed is state’s deadliest for police shootings

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The Ohio county where a Black teenage girl was shot dead on Tuesday has one of highest rates of fatal police shootings in the US, according to a recent study highlighting the disparate treatment Black Americans face a...

Stephen Colbert on mass shootings: ‘The only way to honor these victims is with action’

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Less than week after a 21-year-old armed white man targeted Asian spas in Atlanta, killing eight people including six Asian women, another 21-year-old man killed 10 people with a semi-automatic gun at a grocery store ...

Boulder shootings: suspect allegedly bought assault rifle after ban on sale was blocked

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The suspect accused of opening fire inside a crowded Colorado supermarket was a 21-year-old man who allegedly purchased an assault weapon less than a week earlier, it has emerged. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa bought the weap...

‘We all know hate when we see it’: Warnock rejects FBI chief’s view of Atlanta shootings

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Law enforcement officials including the director of the FBI have said the shootings in Atlanta in which eight people were killed do not appear to have been racially motivated, but the Georgia senator Raphael Warnock s...

‘A new chapter in an old story’: what the Atlanta shootings reveal about the US

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At 4.54pm on Tuesday, a Hyundai SUV pulled up outside Young’s Asian Massage parlor in the Atlanta suburb of Acworth. Earlier that day the driver, a white man, had popped into Big Woods Goods, a gun store that prides i...

Surveillance footage shows Atlanta shootings suspect leaving massage parlour – video

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Surveillance video has emerged showing the shooting suspect Robert Aaron Long leaving Young's massage parlour in Acworth, Georgia, which was attacked on Wednesday. Long has been charged with allegedly killing eight pe...

Paul Andre Michels: ‘very good-hearted’ handyman killed in Atlanta shootings

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Paul Andre Michels was a handyman at Youngs Asian Massage who was among the eight killed in the spa shootings in the Atlanta area on Tuesday. John Michels, his 52-year-old brother, told the Guardian that Paul was a “...

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