Sutherland Springs Shooting News Roundup:the victims, the shooter, the aftermath

As 5-year-old Sutherland Springs shooting victim Ryland Ward fights for his life in the hospital, his relatives mourn the rest of his family. Ryland’s mother Joann Ward and his sisters Brooke Ward, 5, and Emily Garza, 7, were identified as three of the 26 people killed Sunday by a mass shooter in a Texas…

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Updates: Male shooter kills at least 20 at Texas church;shooting may have been on video

According to a local official, at least 27 are dead and over 20 injured. Other reports say a two-year-old was also shot. Per CNN the church is known to live stream their services on their Youtube channel, so it’s possible the shooting may have been seen live or that there is a video of the shooting incident.
Several news outlets are confirming the shooters name is Devin Patrick Kelly(spelling of shooter unconfirmed) and that his home is being searched for explosives and other clues. Devin Kelly reportedly was dishonorably discharged from the military and is believed to be a Muslim convert.

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Abramson: AG Jeff Sessions is looking like a *primary* target in the Mueller probe

The following article is a thread of issues and highlights noted by Attorney and trained criminal investigator Seth Abramson on Twitter over the past month. Much of what he covers appears to piece together the Mueller criminal case against the Trump campaign and their alleged collusion with Russia.

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Top Trump Campaign Manager Indicted and Foreign Policy Adviser Pleads Guilty

Monday it was revealed Paul Manafort and his business partner Richard Gates were charged with 12 crimes including “Conspiracy Against the United States”. The charges stem from money laundering and tax evasion efforts by the two and their joint company(s).

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Washington Braces for First Charges in Probe of Russia Links to US Election

Washington is bracing for the first criminal charges linked to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, even as President Donald Trump continued to claim Sunday the investigations are a “Witch Hunt for evil politics.” A federal grand jury on Friday approved charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to several…

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Las Vegas killer’s brother arrested for child porn

The brother of the man behind the worst mass shooting in modern US history has been arrested on suspicion of having child pornography, police said on Wednesday. Bruce Paddock — one of Stephen Paddock’s three brothers — was arrested early Wednesday in Los Angeles, officer Norma Eisenman told AFP. She said Paddock, 59, is facing child…

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New disclosure shows a casino guard alerted hotel to gunman before Vegas massacre began; so why did it take so long to stop him?

Before the Las Vegas massacre began, a wounded Mandalay Bay hotel security guard called hotel officials to warn them about a gunman on the 32nd floor, an investigator told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday. But police did not arrive at the room where the guard had been shot until after Stephen Paddock had finished a…

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Australians Surrender 51,000 Guns In Nationwide Amnesty

Australians have handed in 51,000 weapons during the first national gun amnesty in more than 20 years. Authorities in Australia believe the three-month gun amnesty that ran through Sept. 30 has made the country safer. By their count, 51,461 firearms were surrendered in Australia’s first no-questions-asked amnesty since a mass shooting in the state of Tasmania…

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Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email for Government Work

Ivanka Trump, the first daughter and adviser to the president, used a personal email address to communicate with a government official after her father took office, according to documents that the nonprofit American Oversight obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and shared exclusively with Newsweek. The documents show that on February 28, Trump—identifying herself…

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Facebook to provide ads bought by Russian company to congressional committees

WASHINGTON — Facebook said Thursday that it would turn over to Congress copies of more than 3,000 ads linked to a shadowy Russian company, for House and Senate committees’ investigations of Kremlin interference in the 2016 election. The move is an about-face for Facebook, which earlier this month said it had given the ads and other…

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