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Another mass shooting highlights America’s stubborn gun control divide
Politics

Another mass shooting highlights America’s stubborn gun control divide

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Washington CNN  —  America’s shameful tradition of gun violence reared its ugly ahead again Tuesday evening at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia. At least six people were killed in the store, according to local officials, with four more victims in area hospitals. This follows a shooting at the University of Virginia that left three dead less than two weeks ago, and, even more recently, a shooting at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub that left five dead. It’s hard not to view each incident as yet another result of America’s polarized gun debate. Many ...
Rapper Takeoff died from gunshot wounds to head and torso, autopsy finds
Entertainment

Rapper Takeoff died from gunshot wounds to head and torso, autopsy finds

An autopsy has determined that rapper Takeoff died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso following a shooting early Tuesday morning outside a private party at a downtown Houston bowling alley, authorities said Wednesday.The announcement — following an autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences — comes as police are still seeking the public's help in tracking down the person or persons responsible for the rapper's death.Takeoff's primary cause of death was listed as "penetrating gunshot wounds of head and torso into arm," and his manner of death was called homicide. Takeoff, whose off-stage name was Kirsnick Khari Ball, formed one-third of the Grammy Award-nominated rap trio Migos with uncle Quavo and cousin Offset from sub...
Alex Jones’ media company files for bankruptcy amid defamation trial
Business

Alex Jones’ media company files for bankruptcy amid defamation trial

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' media company Free Speech Systems filed for bankruptcy on Friday — but his attorney said it should not disrupt the defamation damages trial underway in Texas that seeks to force Jones to pay $150 million or more to the family of one of the children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School attack.The trial in Austin, where Jones lives and Free Speech Systems is based, wrapped up its first week of testimony Friday and is expected to conclude next week. The bankruptcy filing was announced by Jones' attorney Andino Reynal late in the day.Reynal and attorneys for the family suing Jones told Judge Maya Guerra Gamble that the bankruptcy filing would not halt the lawsuit. The company wants "to put this part of t...