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FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year

UPDATED: Fri., April 16, 2021

The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis was interviewed by FBI agents last year, after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop,” the bureau said Friday.

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U.S. expels Russian diplomats, imposes sanctions for hacking

UPDATED: Thu., April 15, 2021

The Biden administration on Thursday announced the U.S. is expelling 10 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions against dozens of companies and people, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year's presidential election and the cyber hacking of federal agencies.
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Daunte Wright, slain by police, known as jokester, young dad

UPDATED: Thu., April 15, 2021

A few years ago, Daunte Wright was talking to a high school mentor about what to do if he was pulled over by police. "Make sure your hands are on top of the steering wheel, don’t reach for anything,” Jonathan Mason told him, given the long history of Black men shot by police during traffic stops. “He would always say, ‘Man, why we gotta do all that just for people not to kill us?'” Mason recalled this week.
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Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

UPDATED: Wed., April 14, 2021

A prosecutor said Wednesday that he will charge a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ignited days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police.
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Biden to pull US troops from Afghanistan, end ‘forever war’

UPDATED: Wed., April 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Wednesday he will withdraw remaining U.S. troops from the "forever war” in Afghanistan, declaring that the Sept. 11 terror attacks of 20 years ago cannot justify American forces still dying in the nation's longest war.
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J&J vaccine to remain in limbo while officials seek evidence

UPDATED: Wed., April 14, 2021

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine will remain in limbo for a while longer after government health advisers declared Wednesday that they need more evidence to decide if a handful of unusual blood clots were linked to the shot – and if so, how big the risk really is.
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Red states on U.S. electoral map lagging on vaccinations

UPDATED: Wed., April 14, 2021

SAVANNAH, Georgia — With coronavirus shots now in the arms of nearly half of American adults, the parts of the U.S. that are excelling and those that are struggling with vaccinations are starting to look like the nation’s political map: deeply divided between red and blue states.