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Shooting At Munich Shopping Mall Kills At Least 10, Police Say

A shooting at a shopping mall in Munich has left at least 10 people dead, including the alleged attacker, and at least 27 people injured, the Munich police say.Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae said at a press conference Saturday that the suspect was an 18-year-old German-Iranian man born and raised in Munich, armed with a handgun.A search of the suspect's home turned up "no evidence" of links to the Islamic State group.The suspect had no criminal record and his motive is unknown, Andrae...
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Rauner apologizes for comments about Chicago teachers

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is apologizing for saying half of Chicago public school teachers are “virtually illiterate.” Rauner made the comments in an email five years ago, when he was still a private citizen interested in improving education. He was discussing a teacher evaluation system, but worried it would be attacked in a city where "50% of principals are managerially incompetent and half of teachers are virtually illiterate.” Rauner apologized today. "The remarks there were...
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'Heat Dome' Causing Excessive Temperatures In Much Of U.S.

It's really hot in most of the mainland United States right now. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the triple digits through the weekend in much of the South, Midwest and along the East Coast.The culprit: a "heat dome."It's a real meteorological event — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration even took the time to define it in the agency's warning this week:"A heat dome occurs when high pressure in the upper atmosphere acts as a lid, preventing hot air from...
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An attack on a protest march by Afghanistan's minority Hazara community in Kabul has killed dozens of people, Afghani officials say.

Ministry of Health officials say that at least 61 people were killed and 207 were injured in the attack, according to The Associated Press and Reuters.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack through its Aamaq news agency. The purported claim was reported by SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors militant websites. It says two of the group's fighters detonated explosive belts and were targeting a "gathering of Shiites."

For These Cosplayers, Geeky Costumes Are The Cat's Pajamas

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This weekend, San Diego will be invaded by comic book characters, all 12 Doctor Who doctors and lots of Lycra. The normal sights of Comic-Con International weekend, of course. Many enthusiastic Comic-Con-goers opt to dress in cosplay — for the uninitiated, that's a mashup of the words "costume" and "play" — inserting themselves into their favorite stories.

Meanwhile, two cosplayers in Seattle are avoiding the San Diego heat, staying at home instead and refining their art.

The suspect in the attack on a shopping mall in Munich on Friday is an 18-year-old German-Iranian high school student who lived in Munich and had a history of depression, Munich police said. The shooting rampage left at least 10 people dead, including the alleged attacker, and 27 injured, according to police.

Eleven U.S. Army soldiers are headed to the Summer Olympics in Brazil next month on a mission that doesn't have anything to do with security. They're all U.S. Olympians, including some who only recently became American citizens.

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