School shooting in suburban Denver, Colorado: what we know

School shooting in suburban Denver, Colorado: what we know

At least seven are injured, and two suspects are in police custody. At least seven people were injured in a shooting at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado — about 20 miles south of Denver — on Tuesday, authorities confirmed. “We have multiple students that have been injured,” Douglas County Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth said, according to CNN. The shooting reportedly began in the middle school, which is part of the K-12 complex that makes…

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How Pete Buttigieg became the new toast of Silicon Valley’s wealthiest donors

How Pete Buttigieg became the new toast of Silicon Valley’s wealthiest donors

Inside the tech network that is trying to turn a small-town mayor into a fundraising dynamo. The two 30-somethings drove the modest streets of South Bend, double-checking the microphone volume as they poked one another over their elite academic credentials and offered at times a nerdy, low-production attempt at a buddy comedy. Behind the seatbelts: Pete Buttigieg and Mark Zuckerberg. The driver and passenger may have known each other vaguely as Harvard undergrads, but two…

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2 Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for covering atrocities against Rohingya were pardoned

2 Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for covering atrocities against Rohingya were pardoned

The Pulitzer-prize winning pair spent more than 500 days in prison before their release on Tuesday. Two Pulitzer-prize winning journalists were freed from a Myanmar prison on Tuesday, after spending more than a year in prison for reporting on atrocities against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. The two Reuters reporters, 33-year-old Wa Lone and 29-year-old Kyaw Soe Oo, were arrested in December 2017. Myanmar authorities accused them of breaking a colonial-era law that makes it…

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Thousands of Americans are jailed before trial. A new report shows the lasting impact.

Thousands of Americans are jailed before trial. A new report shows the lasting impact.

The Vera Institute of Justice finds that the number of people in pretrial detention is rising even as crime rates fall. Pretrial detention, or keeping a person who has been accused of a crime in jail until their trial, is a common practice. It’s been touted as a way to both ensure public safety and get people to appear in court. But a growing body of research suggests that its effectiveness has been overstated —…

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