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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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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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Jeff Bezos announces 40 grants totaling $123 million to combat homelessness

Jeff Bezos announces 40 grants totaling $123 million to combat homelessness

CNN — Jeff Bezos is continuing to make good on his pledge to give away the majority of his wealth, to the tune of $123 million today. The Amazon founder announced on Instagram Tuesday that he has recently awarded 40 grants as part of his Bezos Day 1 Families Fund initiative, which he launched in …

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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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Alabama governor asks to pause executions and review system after recent lethal injections halted

Alabama governor asks to pause executions and review system after recent lethal injections halted

CNN — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has asked the state’s attorney general to pause executions and requested a “top-to-bottom” review of the state’s capital punishment system following multiple failed lethal injections. “Ivey on Monday asked Attorney General Steve Marshall to withdraw the state’s two pending motions to set execution dates in the cases of Alan …

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US Capitol Police assistant chief who oversaw intelligence operations for the department will retire

US Capitol Police assistant chief who oversaw intelligence operations for the department will retire

CNN — US Capitol Police Assistant Chief Yogananda Pittman, who oversaw the department’s operations in the days leading up to the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, is retiring from the agency, according to an internal announcement shared with CNN. Her last day with US Capitol Police will be February 1, 2023. Pittman …

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2 men arrested, 1 with Nazi arm-band, accused of making threats to attack New York synagogue, NYPD says

NYC synagogue: No decision on federal charges against two men accused of making threats, FBI says

CNN — Authorities are still trying to determine whether to file federal charges against two men arrested in connection with a threat against a New York synagogue, an FBI official said Monday. “No decision has been made yet regarding possible federal charges. That investigation continues,” Mike Driscoll, assistant director of the bureau’s New York field …

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Dueling probes into Trump and Biden could define the 2024 campaign

Dueling probes into Trump and Biden could define the 2024 campaign

CNN — A storm of investigations targeting leaders of both political parties will shape the 2024 campaign, but risks angering voters who just showed their frustration with their priorities being ignored. Republicans wasted no time after finally crawling last week to the 218 seats needed to win the House to promise relentless investigations of President …

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Kinzinger says he doesn't think McCarthy will 'last very long' if he becomes House speaker

Kinzinger says he doesn’t think McCarthy will ‘last very long’ if he becomes House speaker

CNN — GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois lambasted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Sunday, saying he does not think the California Republican will last long if he’s elected House speaker next year. “I think he has cut so many deals with bad people to get to this position that I think he’s not …

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