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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) – The slaying of two competitors at a Florida video game tournament on Sunday has stirred the long-simmering gun rights debate in the state on the eve of its hotly contested state and federal primary elections. With Florida voters scheduled to pick candidates for governor and Congress on Tuesday, some Democratic contenders
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(Reuters) – Police searched on Monday for a motive in the third mass shooting in Florida in two years, which left two people dead and 11 wounded in Jacksonville, before the gunman killed himself at a video game tournament. Witnesses told local media that the gunman, identified by police as David Katz, 24, of Baltimore,
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) – A video gamer killed two people and wounded several others on Sunday when he opened fire with a handgun at a tournament that was being streamed online from a restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida, police said. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams named the shooter as David Katz, 24, of Baltimore and said he
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(Reuters) – A gunman killed four people and wounded several others on Sunday when he opened fire at a video game tournament that was being streamed online from a restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida, police and local media said. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said one white male suspect was dead at the scene. He declined to
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(Reuters) – U.S. playwright Neil Simon, who became one of Broadway’s most prolific and popular playwrights as he combined humor, drama and introspection in works such as “The Odd Couple,” “The Goodbye Girl” and “Lost in Yonkers,” died on Sunday at the age of 91, the New York Times reported, citing his publicist. FILE PHOTO:
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(Reuters) – University of North Carolina police charged three people in connection with the toppling of a Confederate soldier statue on the Chapel Hill campus, an official said on Friday, as the school braces for another on-campus rally over the weekend. University of North Carolina police surround the toppled statue of a Confederate soldier nicknamed
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(Reuters) – Police in North Carolina arrested seven people on Saturday during scuffles at a university campus where demonstrators earlier this week had toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier, a campus official said. FILE PHOTO: University of North Carolina police lay a tarp atop the toppled statue of a Confederate soldier nicknamed Silent Sam
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HONOLULU (Reuters) – Hurricane Lane churned closer toward the heart of the Hawaiian islands on Friday as it weakened into a Category 2 storm while still lashing the Big Island with raging surf, torrential rains and catastrophic flooding, weather officials said. The storm, with sustained winds topping 100 miles (161 km) per hour, was forecast
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(Reuters) – A Georgia elections board on Friday blocked a bid to close most polling places in a largely black county after critics called it a thinly-veiled attempt to undercut Stacey Abrams, who could become the country’s first female, African-American governor. FILE PHOTO: Stacey Abrams, running for the Democratic primary for Georgia’s 2018 governor’s race,
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HONOLULU (Reuters) – Hurricane Lane, a powerful Category 3 storm, lashed Hawaii on Thursday with high winds and torrential rain, causing flash floods, landslides and raging surf as residents hunkered down to ride out the storm. The storm spun in the Pacific Ocean about 170 miles (280 km) southwest of Kailua-Kona and nearly 20 inches
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