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A coronavirus outbreak hit a Florida government building. Two people are dead but a vaccinated employee wasn't infected

(CNN) — Two people are dead and four of their coworkers were hospitalized after a Covid-19 outbreak swept through a government building in Manatee County, Florida. The outbreak began in the IT department, according to Manatee County Administrator Scott Hopes, who is also an epidemiologist. Another person who worked on the same floor but in a different department also tested positive for coronavirus last week.
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Colorado StateNBC News

Police officer, suspected gunman among 3 dead in Colorado shooting

Three people, including a police officer and a suspect, were killed in a Denver-area shooting Monday, officials said. The circumstances of the shooting, which happened around 1:30 p.m. when an officer was sent on call of a suspicious incident in Arvada's Olde Town, were not immediately released. Police said there was no threat to the public, and no additional suspects were being sought.
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Whiskey Riff

Man Saws His Neighbors Garage In Half Over Property Line Dispute

If you guessed Maine (which I know none of you did) you’d be correct. According to Bangor Daily News, a property dispute led one man to sawing his neighbors garage in half. The two neighbors had been in a dispute over the property line for quite a while, however once a land surveyor determined that part of the garage was over the property line, he took a sawzall to the garage, cutting it right in half.
California StatePosted by
The Week

Appeals court blocks ruling overturning California's assault weapons ban

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday issued a stay of Judge Roger T. Benitez's decision to overturn California's ban on assault weapons. On June 4, Benitez declared that the state's 30-year ban on assault weapons was unconstitutional and "has had no effect" on stopping mass shootings. He also compared the AR-15 semiautomatic rifle to a Swiss Army knife, calling it "good for both home and battle." His decision was quickly condemned by state officials, victims of gun violence, and gun control advocates. Benitez, who was nominated by former President George W. Bush, gave the state 30 days to appeal.
Ohio StateNew York Post

3-year-old boy drowns on his birthday while visiting family in Ohio

A 3-year-old Texas boy drowned on his birthday while visiting family in Ohio last week, authorities said Monday. Austin Smith was found unresponsive in a pond at a relative’s Wayne Township home on Friday afternoon, according to the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office. Emergency responders took the boy to Lima Memorial...
Alta Sierra, CAYubaNet

Valkenburg, south of Alta Sierra

Size (acres): 2-3 Percent Contained: 100%. Valkenburg, Valkenburg Lane just south of Alta Sierra Estates in Nevada County. Air Attack 230 returning to Grass Valley, ground resources still at scene for extensive mop-up. June 21, 2021 at 3:42 PM. Mop-up operations are starting, units will be committed for several hours.
Texas Statenewsbrig.com

Texas teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

A former Houston-area high school teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student during spring break, a report said. Katrina Maxwell allegedly admitted to police that on two occasions she had sex with the male student while she taught at C.E. King High School, according to new court documents obtained by Click2Houston.
Washington, DCPosted by
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Federal judge rejects most claims against Trump, Barr and other federal officials in forceful clearing of protesters from Lafayette Square

Washington — A federal judge has dismissed a majority of the claims filed by activists and civil liberties groups who accused the Trump administration of violating the civil rights of protesters who were forcefully removed by law enforcement from a park near the White House before then-President Trump walked to a nearby church to take a photo.
Foreign PolicyThe Guardian

China’s ambassador to the US to leave after eight years

China’s ambassador to the US, Cui Tiankai, has announced he will leave Washington after eight years, saying US-China relations are at a “crossroads” as the US recalibrates its engagement policies. Cui, whose departure has been the subject of speculation for months, wrote a farewell statement calling on Chinese people in...