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The El Paso shooter faces the death penalty in a ‘domestic terrorism’ case

The El Paso shooter faces the death penalty in a ‘domestic terrorism’ case

Federal authorities are treating the El Paso mass shooting as a case of domestic terrorism, the US Attorney for the Western District of Texas said Sunday. The Justice Department is also “seriously considering” bringing federal hate crime and federal firearm charges, which carry a possible death penalty, US Attorney John Bash said in a news…MORE

Another weekend, two more mass shootings in America

Another weekend, two more mass shootings in America

A beloved Northern California festival, a neighborhood Walmart in Mississippi, another Walmart near the US-Mexico border and a popular entertainment district. All four were the scenes of shootings in the last week — events that together left at least 34 people dead and more than 50 wounded. A week bookended by violence has left residents…MORE

Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and the accidental origin of this American staple

Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and the accidental origin of this American staple

It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, when we celebrate the gooey, melty, nourish-your-soul goodness of this American staple. What better way to celebrate the day than to bake your own batch of chocolate perfection? But how do you go about it? A Google search for “chocolate chip cookie recipe” yields more than 2.2 million results,…MORE

Hate crime charges are possible for El Paso shooting suspect

Hate crime charges are possible for El Paso shooting suspect

The man suspected of killing 20 people and injuring 26 others in El Paso on Saturday may face hate crime charges in addition to capital murder charges, officials said. Police say a racist, anti-immigrant document they believe was written by the 21-year-old white male suspect has a “nexus to a potential hate crime.” The four-page…MORE

El Salvador man dies in US custody in New Mexico

El Salvador man dies in US custody in New Mexico

A 32-year-old man from El Salvador died Thursday morning in US custody, hours after being apprehended by Border Patrol agents, US Customs and Border Protection said. The man, who was not named, was taken into custody by agents from the El Paso Station late Wednesday evening and was being processed at the Lordsburg Border Patrol…MORE

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