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Police said they made an effort not to misgender Club Q victims.  Here's why that matters

Police said they made an effort not to misgender Club Q victims. Here’s why that matters

CNN — Police chief Adrian Vasquez took a basic but still relatively uncommon step when announcing the names of the five victims killed at Club Q, the beloved LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs. Instead of relying on IDs or legal identifiers, Vasquez and the police department communicated with victims’ families through victim advocates, who provided …

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Christian Glass: 2 Colorado deputies have been fired and indicted for the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old armed with a knife who called 911 for help

Christian Glass: 2 Colorado deputies have been fired and indicted for the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old armed with a knife who called 911 for help

CNN — Two Colorado deputies have been indicted and fired following investigations into the June fatal police shooting of Christian Glass, a 22-year-old man who was armed with a knife and had called 911 for roadside assistance, officials and family attorneys say. A grand jury on Wednesday delivered an indictment against Clear Creek County Sheriff’s …

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Mass shootings in the US: 2022 could be the second-highest year

Mass shootings in the US: 2022 could be the second-highest year

CNN — This year is likely to be the second-highest year for mass shootings in the United States on record, according to data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit that tracks gun violence incidents across the country. The Gun Violence Archive, like CNN, defines a mass shooting as one in which at least …

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Prosecutors unseal charges against Michigan man for threatening FBI director and California congressman

Prosecutors unseal charges against Michigan man for threatening FBI director and California congressman

CNN — Prosecutors unsealed a criminal complaint against a Michigan man on Tuesday accused of threatening to kill a California congressman and FBI Director Christopher Wray, adding to the spate of recent alleged criminal threats against lawmakers. According to court documents, Neil Matthew Walter made several threatening statements online and in a voice message to …

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Jarrett Hobbs: 3 arrested in the beating of a detainee in Georgia detention center

Jarrett Hobbs: 3 arrested in the beating of a detainee in Georgia detention center

CNN — Three employees of the Camden County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia have been arrested in connection to the beating of a Black man who was being detained in the Camden County Detention Center in September. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Camden County Sheriff’s Office have wrapped up separate investigations into the beating …

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Oklahoma: Authorities are searching for a suspect after 4 people were killed at a marijuana growing operation

Oklahoma: Authorities are searching for a suspect after 4 people were killed at a marijuana growing operation

CNN — Oklahoma authorities are searching for a suspect after four people were found dead and another person injured at a marijuana growing operation in Kingfisher County Sunday night, according to the state’s bureau of investigation. The Kingfisher County Sheriff’s Department responded to a reported hostage situation Sunday and found the victims when they arrived, …

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Bill to protect federal judges added to must-pass defense package

Death of US Capitol Police officer by suicide qualifies for line of duty benefits DOJ rules

CNN — The Justice Department has determined that the death of a US Capitol Police officer by suicide in the days following the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol occurred in the line of duty and qualifies for line-of-duty death benefits, the officer’s family said in a statement Monday. Capitol Police Officer Howard …

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University of Idaho murders: Family holds memorial for slain student as police search for answers

University of Idaho murders: Family holds memorial for slain student as police search for answers

CNN — As police continue to comb through evidence in the killings of four University of Idaho students found dead nearly 10 days ago, the family of one of the victims came together to grieve their loss at a memorial Monday. Stacy Chapin described her son Ethan Chapin as “one of the most incredible people …

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Oath Keepers: Jury deliberations begin in seditious conspiracy trial

Oath Keepers: Jury deliberations begin in seditious conspiracy trial

CNN — In Washington, DC, jury will begin deliberating Tuesday in the criminal trial of five alleged leaders of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia group charged with seditious conspiracy. The Justice Department alleges that the five defendants conspired to forcibly stop the peaceful transfer of presidential power from then President Donald Trump to Joe Biden. …

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University of Idaho students killed: A week after the attack, there are mounting questions in the investigation and few answers

University of Idaho students killed: A week after the attack, there are mounting questions in the investigation and few answers

CNN — One week after the the bodies of four University of Idaho students were discovered in their shared off-campus home in the town of Moscow, authorities do not have a suspect in custody nor has a weapon been found, according to Moscow Police Captain Roger Lanier. Police have fielded 646 tips and have conducted …

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