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Bernie Sanders says man ID’d as shooter was on campaign

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Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders says the man authorities identified as opening fire on the Republican congressional baseball practice had apparently volunteered on his presidential campaign. Sanders, of Vermont, says in a statement: “I am sickened by this despicable act.” He says that “violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms.” He paid tribute to Capitol Police for their response to the shooting, and said his “hopes and prayers” are…

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Florida leaders react to the shooting in Orlando

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A disgruntled former employee opened fire inside a Florida awning manufacturer on Monday, killing five workers there and then killing himself, officials said. The gunman was armed with a knife and a gun but did not stab anyone, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said during a news conference. Demings said the shooter —  who had been fired in April and had been previously accused of assaulting a co-worker —  was not believed to be connected to any sort of terror…

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Five dead plus shooter at Orange County shooting scene

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Five people plus the apparent shooter are dead in an early morning mass killing at the Fiamma company in east Orange County Monday morning. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said a man he described as an apparent disgruntled former employee killed four men and a woman Monday morning and then killed himself, in a camper and RV accessory business in a light industrial park east of the city of Orlando. “It’s a sad day for us once again here in…

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USF’s Hassan Childs arrested, shot three times in road rage incident

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USF senior safety Hassan Childs has been arrested after being injured in a shooting Saturday night. Police have charged Childs with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of misdemeanor marijuana possession. Childs, 22, was shot three times by Jovanni Jiminez in an incident that began as road rage. Police responded to a call from Jiminez who said that Childs had pointed a gun at him, his wife and his child at the Eagles Point apartments on 46th street. “We…

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Deputies: Tampa boy, 4, recovering after being shot in chest

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Sheriff’s officials say a 4-year-old boy is in stable condition after a shooting at the apartment where he was staying with his mother’s boyfriend. The shooting happened Tuesday morning at Key Vista Apartments near the University of South Florida in Tampa. During a news conference, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Donna Lusczynski told reporters the boyfriend has been arrested for possession of a firearm by a felon. Officials haven’t said whether the child shot himself. Lusczynski says the boy’s mother was…

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Official: Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect not linked to Canada

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The Latest on the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport (all times local): 5 p.m. — A spokeswoman from the Canadian Embassy says the suspect in the shooting at the international airport in Fort Lauderdale has no connection to the country and did not fly to Florida from there. Embassy spokeswoman Christine Constantin said in an email to The Associated Press that the suspect did not travel from Canada and was not on an Air Canada flight. She says the…

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U.S. Olympic gold hasn’t made for winning bets in Las Vegas

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Rowing, shooting and judo — the U.S. may have won big gold medals in those Olympic events but some of the most prominent Las Vegas sports books didn’t even bother with them. The bookmakers in Sin City said there’s been little money and few expectations for Olympic sports wagering this year, as the games returned to the betting board after being off-limits for more than a decade in Nevada. “I know that they’re watching. I just know they aren’t betting,”…

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