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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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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...
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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