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8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, police say

8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, police say

Eight people were killed and several others wounded in a mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility on Thursday night, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Genae Cook said. Authorities were aware of multiple other injured victims in hospitals, one of whom was in critical condition, she said during a media briefing early Friday. FOLLOW LIVE…MORE

Newsrooms confront the ‘police say’ problem

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. The podcaster and cultural critic Toure tweeted on Thursday, “We interrupt our coverage of the protests of the police murder of Daunte Wright which interrupted the trial of the police murder of George Floyd to…MORE

China’s economy grows by a record 18.3% in the first quarter

China just posted its strongest quarterly growth on record as the world’s second largest economy continued its robust recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. GDP growth of 18.3% year-on-year in the first quarter was the strongest since China began keeping records in 1992, and was driven by a surge in retail sales, industrial production and investment…MORE

Some Trump congressional backers see big campaign windfalls in 1st quarter

Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida raised more than $1.8 million during the first three months of the year, largely driven by small donations as the Republican mounted a vigorous defense of former President Donald Trump, a new filing shows. His robust fundraising swamps the roughly $192,000 he raised during the first three months in the…MORE

Researchers now have an estimate for just how many T. rex once roamed Earth

Researchers now have an estimate for just how many T. rex once roamed Earth

Billions of Tyrannosaurus rex roamed North America during their fascinating reign as top predators, according to a team of researchers that went about the daunting task of making the calculation. Paleontologists from the University of California, Berkeley, set out to put a number on how many T. rex lived during the Cretaceous period — about…MORE

Karen Olivo leaving Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge’

Karen Olivo leaving Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge’

Tony-winning actress Karen Olivo has announced she is leaving the Broadway production of “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” due to a lack of response by the theater community over allegations producer Scott Rudin verbally and physically abused numerous staff members at his production company over the years. Olivo made the announcement on Instagram Wednesday, “For all…MORE

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