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  • Obama: gun laws must be changed, gun owners must speak up

    2 days ago

    President Barack Obama on Thursday angrily called for stricter U.S. gun laws after the latest mass murder in Oregon and took aim at the powerful National Rifle Association gun lobby for blocking reform.

    Appearing in the White House briefing room with a grim expression and an...

  • Two Israelis shot dead in West Bank terror attack

    2 days ago

    An Israeli couple was shot dead while driving through the West Bank late on Thursday and Israeli forces were searching the area for the suspected Palestinian attackers, authorities said.

    The couple's four children, aged between four-months and nine-years old, were also in the car...

  • Two seconds: An exploration of racial (in)justice and privilege in the United States

    2 weeks ago

    On Friday July 10, at 7:22 a.m., Steve Julian, the host of KPCC’s Morning Edition reported the following, “About 20 minutes ago a Color Guard in South Carolina lowered the Confederate flag at the state capitol, stretched it out, rolled it up, tied a string around it. That flag no...

  • Suspect in Virginia TV shooting had history of workplace issues

    August 26, 2015 | 2:39 pm

    The suspected gunman in the shooting deaths of two television journalists in Virginia on Wednesday was a veteran anchorman with a history of workplace grievances who had previously sued a Florida station alleging discrimination because he was black.

    While authorities said they...

  • Colorado movie gunman Holmes to be formally sentenced to life

    August 24, 2015 | 1:23 pm

    Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes will be sentenced to life with no chance of parole at a three-day hearing that begins on Monday following his conviction last month for murdering 12 people and wounding 70 in his rampage.

    While the murder convictions carry mandatory...

  • France train gunman identified as Islamist militant

    August 23, 2015 | 8:31 am

    Fingerprint evidence shows that the gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France is a Morrocan known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant, according to a source familiar with the case.

    Two people were wounded in the struggle to subdue the...

  • Stop! Don’t Shoot!

    By Mindy Leaf

    August 9, 2015 | 3:48 pm

    Another day, another senseless shooting.

    We bring you this summer's blockbuster season of random shootings in our nation's movie theaters! See guns discharged by madmen in quiet suburbs of Tennessee and Louisiana! (The message may be a rerun, but it's no less frightening.)...

  • Gunman opens fire at Louisiana theater, kills 3, injures 7

    July 23, 2015 | 10:14 pm

    A lone gunman opened fire inside a crowded movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday evening, killing two people and injuring seven others before taking his own life, police said.

    The gunfire erupted during a 7 p.m. CDT showing of the film "Trainwreck" and took place...

  • Probe of Chattanooga shooting suspect focuses on Mideast travel

    July 17, 2015 | 11:27 am

    U.S. authorities believe the suspect in the fatal shootings of four Marines in Tennessee visited Jordan last year and possibly Yemen as well, two U.S. government sources said on Friday, as investigators looked for any connection to Islamist militants.

    Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez,...

  • Four Marines and gunman killed in Tennessee shootings

    July 16, 2015 | 10:22 am

    Four Marines were killed on Thursday by a gunman who opened fire at two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, before being fatally shot in an attack officials called a brazen, brutal act of domestic terrorism.

    The FBI named the suspect as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24,...

  • Beyond Charleston: All lives matter

    By David Suissa

    June 22, 2015 | 2:31 pm

    As moving as it was to see the national reaction of grief, sadness and outrage at the horrific mass killing that occurred at a Black church in Charleston last week, there was something that bothered me.

    What about all the other victims of homicide throughout America who are...

  • Reflections on the Charleston murders from Berlin: A conscience

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    June 22, 2015 | 1:35 pm

    I was sitting at the lunch tables yesterday here at the language school in Berlin, checking the news, when I read of the massacre at Emanuel AME in Charleston. My heart stopped in grief, thinking of the horror in that church. A very deep sadness came over me, for the victims and...

  • Charleston Church Shooting is a Crime Against all of America

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    June 19, 2015 | 4:04 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families and community. My prayers are especially with the African American community, and their spiritual leaders and communities; they work hard to bring Godliness into the world. These shining examples of selflessness and Godliness...

  • Families of South Carolina church massacre victims offer forgiveness

    June 19, 2015 | 3:03 pm

    Relatives of some of the nine black people gunned down while they studied the Bible at a historic South Carolina church offered tearful words of forgiveness on Friday to the 21-year-old white man charged with murdering their loved ones.

    Dylann Roof, who sat for an hour with...

  • An open letter to President Obama: This is a moral emergency

    June 19, 2015 | 2:22 pm

    Dear President Barack Obama,

    I appreciate your comments on the “heartache and the sadness and the anger” that many Americans are feeling after the shooting of nine African-American congregants at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. You pointed out that “this type of...

  • WATCH: Jon Stewart delivers joke-less monologue on Charleston shooting

    June 19, 2015 | 10:09 am

    As Jon Stewart said Thursday night, his job for the past 16 years has been to deliver jokes based on the news.

    On Thursday, however, he simply could not do his job – the killing of nine at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina had left him, for the first time, unable to write jokes.

    Below is video of Stewart’s joke-less monologue, in which he delivers one of the most impassioned segments of his career.

  • S. Carolina massacre suspect seemed troubled, had past brushes with police

    June 18, 2015 | 1:23 pm

    His uncle worried he was cooped up in his room too much. The few images of him found easily online suggest he had a fascination with white supremacy. And for his birthday this year, his father bought the young man a pistol, the uncle said.

    Dylann Roof, 21, was arrested on...

  • U.S. presidential candidates react to South Carolina church shootings

    June 18, 2015 | 11:36 am

    U.S. presidential candidates and politicians likely to enter the race used social media and other means on Thursday to express their reaction to news a white gunman had killed nine people in a historic black church in South Carolina on Wednesday.

    Here are comments from some of...

  • White suspect arrested in killing of nine at black U.S. church

    June 17, 2015 | 10:02 pm

    A white man suspected of killing nine people in a Bible-study group at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina was arrested on Thursday and U.S. officials are investigating the attack as a hate crime.

    Law enforcement officials detained alleged gunman...

  • NewGround Fellow Responds to Shootings in Garland, TX

    May 7, 2015 | 12:36 pm

    On Sunday, May 3, a cohort of Jews and Muslims, members of a group called NewGround, were praying side by side at an event called “Two Faiths One Prayer” in Los Angeles. From sunrise to well after sunset, the NewGround fellows took their prayers to five different public spots...

  • Clergy march to LAPD headquarters, City Hall to protest skid row killing

    By Ryan Torok

    April 9, 2015 | 4:59 pm

    On April 8, group of local Jewish and African-American leaders spotlighted the increase in police-involved deadly shootings in areas such as Skid Row during a press conference outside the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) headquarters.

    “We wanted to reinforce that the Jewish...

  • Tunisian took break from travel agent job to shoot tourists

    March 20, 2015 | 10:38 am

    Shortly before he and a friend gunned down 20 foreign tourists at Tunisia's Bardo museum, Yassine al-Abidi sat down to a breakfast of olive oil and dates with his family and left for work at his travel agency as usual.

    His relatives, mourning his death in a hail of police bullets...

  • Kosher supermarket reopens two months after Paris attacks

    March 17, 2015 | 3:43 pm

    The Paris kosher supermarket where four hostages were killed in January by an Islamist gunman reopened on Sunday morning to "show that life is stronger than barbarity," supermarket officials and France's interior minister said.

    The Jan. 9 attack on the Jewish foodstore by Amedy...

  • Two officers shot outside Ferguson police HQ after chief quits

    March 11, 2015 | 11:05 pm

    Two police officers were shot during a protest outside the Ferguson, Missouri police headquarters early on Thursday, police said, just hours after the city's police chief quit following a damning justice report into his department.

    "Two @SaintLouCo police officers were shot...

  • Denmark sees possible ‘Charlie Hebdo’ motive behind Copenhagen attacks

    February 15, 2015 | 10:44 am

    Police shot dead a gunman on Sunday whose attacks on a Copenhagen synagogue and an event promoting free speech may have been inspired by an attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo last month, authorities said.

    Denmark's spy chief Jens Madsen said the gunman was known to...

  • Shots fired at Copenhagen synagogue

    February 14, 2015 | 8:28 pm

    Three people were reportedly shot in an attack at a synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    The shooting occurred just hours after a fatal shooting at an event featuring a Danish cartoonist, Lars Vilks, who is under police protection because of his cartoons caricaturing Mohammed. It is...

  • Three teens shot outside Portland, Oregon, high school

    December 12, 2014 | 3:54 pm

    Three teenagers were shot and wounded on Friday near a Portland, Oregon, alternative high school, police said, and officers were searching for a suspect who ran from the scene following the gunfire.

    The two boys and one girl shot outside Rosemary Anderson High School in north...

  • Gunmen kill 28 in northeast Kenya bus attack

    November 22, 2014 | 12:39 am

    Attackers ambushed a bus and killed 28 people early on Saturday in northeast Kenya, police and the Ministry of Interior said.

    It was not immediately clear who the attackers were.

    "Bandits ambushed a bus from Mandera that was heading to Nairobi at dawn and killed 28 passengers...

  • Three Americans among Jerusalem synagogue dead

    November 18, 2014 | 7:43 am

    Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city amid a surge in religious conflict.

    Three of the victims held dual...

  • Marysville-Pilchuck rampage baffles Native American community

    October 27, 2014 | 9:54 am

    Members of a tight-knit Native American community in Washington state were struggling on Sunday to comprehend how a life-long friendship among cousins ended with one of them gunning down the other two, along with three friends, in a high school cafeteria.

    The shooter and one...

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