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These are the victims of the mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois

These are the victims of the mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois

Police have released the names of the victims in Friday’s mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois. Five people were killed when a man who was being let go from his job opened fire at the Henry Pratt Co. in the Chicago suburb. Another employee and five police officers were also wounded, according to Aurora police. They’ve…MORE

Illinois shooting rampage highlights scourge of workplace gun violence

Illinois shooting rampage highlights scourge of workplace gun violence

Gary Martin opened fire with a Smith & Wesson on the day he was fired from the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, Illinois, killing five workers and wounding five police officers. The victims included a human resources manager, a human resources intern and a plant manager at the valve manufacturing company where the gunman worked…MORE

3 injured when panicked audience flees ‘Hamilton’ in San Francisco

3 injured when panicked audience flees ‘Hamilton’ in San Francisco

Three people were injured Friday night when panicked audience members “self-evacuated” during a performance of the musical “Hamilton” in San Francisco, police said. A woman in the audience had a medical emergency during the scene in which the title character, Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, is shot on stage, said Joseph Tomlinson, public information officer for…MORE

2 men escape from a Mississippi jail. One of them pleaded guilty to murder

2 men escape from a Mississippi jail. One of them pleaded guilty to murder

Two inmates are on the run after they escaped from a jail in Mississippi, including one who pleaded guilty to murder, authorities said. The two escaped from the Forrest County Jail on Friday night, and are considered dangerous, according to the Hattiesburg Police Department. They were identified as Carlos Sibley, 26, who recently pleaded guilty…MORE

Vatican defrocks ex-US cardinal McCarrick over sexual abuse allegations

Vatican defrocks ex-US cardinal McCarrick over sexual abuse allegations

The Vatican has dismissed former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick after a church trial found him guilty of sexually abusing minors. McCarrick, who once led the Archdiocese of Washington and was recognized as a powerful advocate of the Catholic Church’s political priorities in the United States, becomes the highest-ranking Catholic figure to be expelled from the…MORE

Witnesses describe confusion, chaos at Aurora shooting

Witnesses describe confusion, chaos at Aurora shooting

John Probst says he recognized the gunman. An employee at the Henry Pratt company, which specializes in making valves, Probst told CNN affiliate WLS-TV on Friday that he saw a man holding what appeared to be a pistol with a laser scope. He recognized him as a coworker. “One of the guys was up in…MORE

Blogs

Punching a Gift Horse in the Mouth

Amazon has ended a year of suspense by deciding that it is going to split its new second headquarters–“HQ2”–between cities just outside of New York and Washington, DC.  Hundreds of cities across the country had put together presentations and incentives packages for the retail giant hoping to land the 50-thousand high-paying tech jobs and the…

The Baraboo “Nazis”

Until yesterday, Baraboo, Wisconsin was known primarily as the home of Circus World–the town where the traveling circuses of yesteryear wintered–and where the Great Circus Train originated.  Now, Baraboo, Wisconsin will be known as the home of the “High School Nazis”.   A prom photo appearing to show a group of high school boys making…

The Birth of the Common Sense Party

For the first time since the Progressive and Bull Moose members returned to the Republican Party in the 1930’s, there is fertile ground for the formation of a viable third party in the US.  Don’t let Libertarians or Green Party members fool you, they have no chance to win anything–and actually only serve to increase…