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  1. gun violence
    What to Know About the Tallahassee Yoga Studio AttackThe gunman, who shot six women, killing two, had a history of harassing young women and had expressed violently misogynistic and racist views online.
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    What to Know About the Tallahassee Yoga Studio AttackThe gunman, who shot six women, killing two, had a history of harassing young women and had expressed violently misogynistic and racist views online.
  3. pittsburgh synagogue shooting
    What to Know About the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting11 people are dead and six injured after a shooter attacked the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh during Saturday morning services.
  4. Ex-Police Officer Convicted of Murdering Unarmed Black TeenIt’s the first time since 1973 a Texas police officer has been convicted for killing someone in an on-duty shooting.
  5. Man Kills 1, Injures 4 in Paris Stabbing AttackThe ISIS-linked terrorist, who struck a popular neighborhood near the Paris Opera on Saturday night, was shot and killed by police.
  6. Twin Suicide Bombings in Afghanistan Kill 29, Including JournalistsThe second bomber targeted people rushing to cover the first blast. AFP’s chief photographer in Afghanistan was among the seven journalists killed.
  7. Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 57 Afghans in Attack on Would-Be VotersThe attack was one of several targeting recent efforts to register voters in the country.
  8. Shock and Grief After Gay-Rights Lawyer Lights Himself on Fire in BrooklynDavid Buckel left a suicide note protesting human destruction of the environment.
  9. Suspected Chemical Weapon Attack Kills Dozens in SyriaIt’s not yet clear if the U.S. will retaliate against the Assad regime again.
  10. 3 Dead After Van Drives Into Crowd in Münster, GermanyThe driver committed suicide after ramming into a crowd of people outside a restaurant, but terrorism may not have been his motive.
  11. Gunman, 3 Hostages Dead After Standoff at California Veterans CenterThe three female victims all worked at a facility which assisted vets with PTSD, and the shooter was a former patient.
  12. awful things
    This Is the Worst Roommate Story You’ll Ever ReadOne scheming, sinister man. A dozen unsuspecting victims. The ultimate Craigslist nightmare.
  13. awful things
    Russian Airliner Crashes Near Moscow, Killing 71The cause of the crash is still unknown, but terrorism doesn’t seem to be suspected.
  14. awful things
    New Report Says Thailand’s Seafood Is Still Being Caught by SlavesHuman Rights Watch calls government regulations little more than a “theatrical exercise.”
  15. Death Toll in Sinai Mosque Attack Raised to 305Egypt suffered the deadliest terrorist attack in its modern history on Friday.
  16. 26 Dead After Mass Shooting at South Texas ChurchAnother 20 people were wounded when a lone gunman opened fire during Sunday services.
  17. Terrorist Truck Bombings in Somalia Leave Hundreds DeadThe death toll is still rising after the deadliest terrorist attack in Somalia’s history.
  18. Murders of Two Black Men in Baton Rouge Were Likely Racially MotivatedPolice are holding a 23-year-old white man as a person of interest in the crime.
  19. Catastrophic Flooding in Houston As Harvey Stalls Over TexasWith days of additional rain forecast for the region, the disaster is likely to get worse.
  20. awful things
    North Carolina KKK Leader Threatens to ‘Burn’ Black Univision ReporterChristopher Barker made derogatory and threatening comments to journalist Ilia Calderón.
  21. charlottesville
    Woman Killed in Charlottesville Was ‘Murdered While Protesting Hate’Thirty-two-year-old Heather Heyer “had a very strong sense of right and wrong” and was dedicated to ending injustice, according to her mother.
  22. 9 Immigrants Dead From Heat Exposure Inside Tractor-Trailer in TexasAnother 30 people were found alive, but many may have suffered permanent brain damage from their injuries.
  23. McCain’s Former Primary Foe Calls for Him to Resign, Citing Cancer DiagnosisShe also offered to take his seat. Her remarks didn’t go over very well.
  24. London Terrorist Attack Leaves 7 Dead and 48 WoundedThe three assailants drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, then started stabbing people before being shot and killed by police.
  25. ‘Is This Even About Seth Rich at All?’Before he was a murder victim and the subject of politically motivated conspiracy theories, Seth Rich was a real person with a real life.
  26. sexual assault
    New Lawsuit Alleges Baylor Football Players Committed Gang Rapes to ‘Bond’It also says players took photos and videos as they gang-raped women.
  27. Texas Police Officer Who Shot Black Teen Arrested for MurderThe private funeral for 15-year-old Jordan Edwards was held on Saturday.
  28. Palm Sunday Bombings at Coptic Churches in Egypt Kill at Least 40ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which are but the latest violence to strike Egypt’s Christian minority.
  29. Hundreds Dead, Many Missing After Floodwaters and Mudslides Hit Colombian CityIt’s the worst natural disaster the country has faced in decades.
  30. U.S. Acknowledges Mosul Air Strike That May Have Killed HundredsAs many as 200 civilians may have been killed when three houses collapsed after a coalition attack on ISIS militants in the area.
  31. sexual assault
    Teenage Girls Say They Were Sexually Assaulted by a Border-Patrol OfficerThe girls, then 17 and 19, are seeking damages from the federal government.
  32. sexual assault
    Ohio Woman Sentenced to Prison for Livestreaming Her Friend’s RapeShe was sentenced to nine months in prison.
  33. Machete Attacker Shot Outside Louvre, Prompting Trump TweetCalled a “terrorist” incident, the attack resulted in a lockdown at the museum, but no deaths.
  34. Video of Fort Lauderdale Airport Attack Emerges, Shooter’s Motive Still UnknownThe gunman, an Iraq War veteran with a history of mental illness and domestic violence, could face the death penalty.
  35. awful things
    This Judge Is Accused of Trading Sexual Favors for FreedomHe resigned before the investigation could be completed.
  36. ISIS Calls Istanbul Shooter a ‘Heroic Soldier’ As Manhunt ContinuesPolice have arrested eight in connection with the attack but the shooter is not among them.
  37. Istanbul Nightclub Attack Kills 39, Gunman Still at LargeA lone attacker opened fire inside an affluent club a little more than an hour after partygoers had celebrated the new year.
  38. Death Toll Still Climbing After Explosion Engulfs Major Mexican Firework MarketAt least 27 people are dead and 70 have been injured.
  39. Oakland Fire Likely Caused by an Overloaded Electrical SystemThe Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is expected to announce the findings of their investigation on Tuesday.
  40. At Least 25 Killed in Egypt Cathedral BlastThe bomb, packed with shrapnel, tore through a women’s worship hall at one of Cairo’s more important Coptic churches.
  41. Brooklyn Man Who Grabbed Woman’s Hijab Is Charged With a Hate CrimeThe incident happened last month.
  42. Scores Dead After Undersea Earthquake Strikes IndonesiaThere is no danger of a tsunami.
  43. 36 Confirmed Dead in Oakland Inferno As D.A. Mulls Criminal ChargesThe fire was among the most deadly in California’s modern history.
  44. Fire at Oakland Warehouse Party Leaves Dozens Dead or MissingAn illegally converted warehouse and artists’ collective became a death trap on account of its haphazard and mazelike interior.
  45. Plane Carrying a Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes in ColombiaOfficials say there are at least six survivors.
  46. Hundreds of Hate Crimes Have Been Reported Since the ElectionAccording to a Gallup poll, 42 percent of Americans say they are afraid.
  47. Suspected Serial Killer Charged With Four Murders in South CarolinaThe bizarre Superbike Motorsports murders are now solved, after 13 years.
  48. politics
    Trump Rally Speaker Openly Fantasizes About the Death of Hillary ClintonThe rallygoers cheered.
  49. sexual assault
    The Baylor Sexual Assault Scandal Is Worse Than Anyone ThoughtFour gang rapes were reported.
  50. politics
    Female Politicians Are More Likely to Face Threats of Rape and ViolenceMore than 40 percent of female politicians said they’d been threatened with rape, beatings, or abduction.
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