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The White House has condemned the attack:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and their government against this vicious act of hate.” —Press secretary Sarah Sanders

49 people are dead and at least 20 are seriously injured in what New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says "can now only be described as a terrorist attack ... unlike any that we have experienced before."
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49 people are dead and at least 20 are seriously injured in what New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says "can now only be described as a terrorist attack ... unlike any that we have experienced before."
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Police Officer Can't Pull Over Driver For Giving Him The Finger, Court Rules
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RT @NPR: Five residents of a rural New Mexico compound have been indicted on new terror-related charges connected to an alleged conspiracy…

President Trump's alleged actions –– attempting to get investigators off some cases, trying to put people loyal to him in charge of other cases and urging people in his orbit to lie or not cooperate –– total to what critics call a pattern of obstruction.
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Yaimy was one of nearly 3,000 children forcibly removed from their parents at the border. Most families have been reunited. But some 200 parents were returned to their home countries without their children.

Yaimy's father was one of those 200.
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For people of color, "civility" is often a means of containing them, preventing social mobility and preserving the status quo.
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Two cousins (Jessie Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård) hatch a scheme to speed financial trading with a new fiber-optic cable in this "likably cheeky but rambling and overstuffed" comedy, our reviewer says.
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A new study shows a rise in depression and stress among young people parallels the growth in smartphone and social media use.
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Five residents of a rural New Mexico compound have been indicted on new terror-related charges connected to an alleged conspiracy to attack FBI and military personnel.
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"Lots of girls [at the detention center] offered to be my family," 15-year-old Yaimy said, "but that's not what I wanted. I wanted my papa." She and her father were reunited after being separated last year at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Ardern said there have been attacks at two mosques in Christchurch.

"It is clear this is one of New Zealand's darkest days," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. "What has happened is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence."
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From @KQED: In a cultural climate where corporations project a progressive image to young people, the diverse roster of artists at San Francisco's "Today at Apple" events gives the company cultural capital — at virtually no cost.
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New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says gunmen have attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. He said there are multiple casualties, and one person has been arrested.

The Smithsonian Institution's Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. this year will be just two days instead of the usual 10, in part because of the partial government shutdown.
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