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Teachers after Texas attack: “None of us are cut out for this”

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When graduation balloons burst inside a West Virginia high school, a teacher had to reassure students who ducked into the air. shelter that the noise did not come from gunshots. Their reaction showed how much the world has changed in recent years, even for teachers who have never experienced school shootings firsthand. The teacher was Jessica Salfia, whose mother is also a teacher in West Virginia and found herself watching a student with a gun in her own classroom seven years ago. She was hailed for her role in the peaceful resolution of the incident. Already called upon to be guidance counsellors, social workers and surrogate parents, teachers are sometimes called upon to also be protectors.

US spy agencies review their misfires on Ukraine and Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies have begun a review of how they judge foreign governments’ will and ability to fight. US spy services underestimated Ukraine’s will to fight while overestimating Russia’s ability to invade its neighbor, even as those agencies accurately predicted that Russian President Vladimir Putin would order an invasion . The agencies are now facing bipartisan pressure to reconsider what they got wrong beforehand, especially after their mistakes in judging Afghanistan last year. US intelligence services continue to play a critical role in Ukraine, and as the White House ramps up arms deliveries to Ukraine, officials are trying to predict what Putin might see as an escalation and the US is seeking to avoid a direct war with Russia.

As Ukraine loses troops, how long can it keep fighting?

ZHYTOMYR, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Ukraine is losing 60 to 100 soldiers every day in combat. Just under 50 American soldiers died per day on average in 1968, the deadliest year of the Vietnam War for American forces. Russian artillery concentrations are the cause of many casualties in the eastern regions Moscow has focused on since its invading troops failed to take Kyiv early in the war. Retired US Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges describes Russian strategy as a “medieval attrition approach” and says such casualties will continue until Ukraine obtains weapons to destroy and disrupt Russian batteries.

Mystery solved: UK Queen shares a secret with Paddington

LONDON (AP) — We now know what’s in Queen Elizabeth II’s purse. The long-running mystery was solved on Saturday when the British monarch made the second star of her career, appearing in a mini-movie to kick off a concert celebrating her 70 years on the throne. The sketch showed the Queen having cream tea with Britain’s national treasure Paddington Bear at Buckingham Palace. After drinking all the tea and destroying the cakes, the bear-wearing duffle coat from deep in Peru told Elizabeth he still had a stash of marmalade sandwiches with him, raising his red hat to reveal his treat favourite. “Me too,” the queen replied before opening her bag and declaring, “I’m keeping mine here.”

Shootings reveal divisions over gun issue in religious communities

The recent spate of mass shootings in America has led to debates in religious communities about what is “pro-life.” Those advocating for increased gun regulation challenge conservative Christians who push to abolish abortion and allow unrestricted access to guns. Those who disagree insist the nation does not have a “gun problem” but a “sin problem.” Partisan divisions over abortion and gun rights are even more stark after recent mass shootings in New York, California and Texas. The US Supreme Court is also expected to issue a ruling that could strike down legal abortion at the federal level.

Pro-gun extremism online: ‘Cool for active shooter stuff’

As Americans reel from the mass shootings, law enforcement officials and extremism experts are increasingly taking notice of the sprawling online space for guns and gun rights. fire. This includes gun forums, tactical training videos, websites that sell unregistered gun kits, and social media platforms where far-right gun owners exchange tips practices and speak of dark plots to take their weapons. It is an ecosystem rich in potential recruits for extremist groups exploiting the often blurred line separating mainstream support for a constitutional right from militant anti-government movements that embrace racism and violence.

Woman boosted by support after viral confrontation with pastor

An Indiana woman says she felt “overwhelming support” from people around the world after confronting her pastor. She says he began a years-long sexual relationship with her when she was 16 and he was in his late thirties. The video of his May 22 confrontation has been viewed on Facebook nearly a million times. Pastor John B. Lowe II has resigned from New Life Christian Church & World Outreach in Warsaw, Indiana. He had confessed to “adultery” during the May 22 service. She then took the mic and said it started when she was a teenager and carried the secret shame for years until now.

Source: Whitmer, McConnell, Evers on Wisconsin shooter list

A gunman suspected of fatally shooting a retired county judge at a Wisconsin home had a list that included Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers . That’s according to Whitmer’s office and a law enforcement source. The Wisconsin Department of Justice said Saturday that Douglas K. Uhde, 56, who has not been charged, is suspected of killing retired Juneau County Judge John Roemer on Friday at Roemer’s home in New Lisbon. Uhde was found in the basement of the house with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He is hospitalized in critical condition. Uhde has a long criminal record dating back two decades, including a case where he was sentenced by Roemer to prison.

‘Tiger King’ star Doc Antle will face money laundering charges

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (AP) — “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been arrested by the FBI and is scheduled to appear in court Monday to face federal money laundering charges. That’s according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday. FBI agents arrested him Friday and he was taken to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway, South Carolina. The charges against him were to be formally announced in court proceedings on Monday afternoon in Florence, South Carolina. The person familiar with the matter says the charges relate to money laundering allegations. Antle, 62, has been a controversial figure among animal rights activists who have accused the Myrtle Beach Safari owner of abusing lions and other wildlife.

Celtics add their voice to those calling for Griner’s return

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brittney Griner was not forgotten during the NBA Finals. The WNBA star has been detained in Russia for more than 100 days – wrongly, US officials insist – and some Boston Celtics members are using their platform during the NBA title streak to add their voices to the chorus of those asking that she be allowed to go home. Several players wore black T-shirts with “We Are BG” on the front in orange lettering for their practice session during Saturday’s NBA Finals. Game 2 of the title series between the Celtics and Golden State Warriors is on Sunday.

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