Church shooting suspect was ‘very negative,’ took issue with Taiwan and U.S. governments, acquaintances say

After the deadly shooting Sunday at a Taiwanese church in Southern California, those who interacted with suspect David Chou are sharing past interactions, trying to make sense of the tragedy. Acquaintances who had gathered with Chou, 68, several times over the years through the Taiwanese Association of Las Vegas reflected on the shooting Sunday, which killed…

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U.S. COVID-19 cases increased threefold over past month

People queue to be tested for COVID-19 in Times Square, as the Omicron coronavirus variant continues to spread in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 20, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comWASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) – Health officials are considering extending the eligibility for a second COVID-19 vaccine booster dose…

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Ex-Minneapolis police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd’s death

A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, a Black man whose police killing prompted worldwide protests against systemic racism.The ex-officer, Thomas Lane, entered a guilty plea to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced Wednesday. As part of the plea…

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Far-right election denier Mastriano wins GOP race for governor in Pennsylvania

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, a far-right Republican who built a large following seeking to overturn President Joe Biden’s win in Pennsylvania, is the GOP nominee for governor, NBC News projected Tuesday.After 10:30 p.m. ET, Mastriano led his rivals by more than 20 points. He’ll face Democratic nominee Josh Shapiro, the state attorney general, who ran…

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