Mosque Shooting Tragedy in New Zealand
In yet another example of extremist violence, a gunman burst into the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, opening fire during prayer services. Fifty people including small children were killed in the attack which took place at two mosques in what New Zealand officials have called one of the deadliest mass shootings in the country's history.
We are purposely not stating the name or citing any information about the attacker in order to deflect any false glory that these heinous crimes generate for the misguided cause of anti-immigration extremists.
Historic flooding brought on by a "bomb cyclone" weather system that hit the midwest has caused overwhelming destruction forcing hundreds of people from their homes. At least three people have been reported dead in what the National Weather Service called "major and historical river flooding" overwhelming parts of the Missouri and Mississippi river basins.
Even the U.S. Strategic Command Center in Nebraska which oversees the U.S. strategic nuclear forces from it's base near Omaha was forced to send all but its most "mission critical personnel" home.
College Entrance Scandal
In news that many didn't find especially shocking, more than 50 people, including Full House star Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky) were indicted by the U.S. Attorney in what seems destined to become the biggest college bribery scandal ever. Schools such as Stanford, USC, and Yale are thought to have unknowingly accepted students whose test scores and qualifications were falsified in a scheme referred to by the FBI as "Operation Varsity Blues." The plan included cheating on SAT and ACT exams and bribing college administrators and coaches to recruit students as athletes, according to a criminal complaint from the FBI.
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