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Six-year-old boy shot at South Carolina school dies from wound
The boy, Jacob Hall, was shot on Wednesday at Townville Elementary School in Townville, South Carolina after the 14-year-old suspect is alleged to have crashed his pickup truck into a fence around the school and opened fire. "Unfortunately he's lost the battle, at 12:56 p.m. today" at a Greenville hospital, Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said by telephone. Jacob had been on life support after a bullet ripped his femoral artery, causing blood loss that led to major brain injury, his family has said.
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El Cajon, California, sees fifth day of protests over police shooting
The latest march in the San Diego suburb came one day after police released two videos of the shooting death on Tuesday of Ugandan-born Alfred Olango, 38, at a strip mall. The shooting follows a number of killings of black men and women in encounters with police that have sparked protests across the United States and calls for greater accountability of law enforcement in the use of deadly force. Two El Cajon police officers encountered Olango after receiving calls about a "mentally unstable" man walking in traffic.
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Investigators interview engineer of crashed New Jersey train
By Dion Rabouin NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investigators on Saturday interviewed the engineer of a New Jersey commuter train that smashed into a Hoboken station this week, killing one person and injuring 108, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement. The NTSB said it would not immediately release anything investigators heard from the 29-year veteran of the railway, who was also injured in the Thursday morning crash that left a 34-year-old woman on the platform dead and toppled support columns in the 1907 building, a major transit point for New York City-bound commuters. Investigators had not previously been able to interview the driver, Thomas Gallagher, because of his injuries.
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GOP asks Ky. candidate to drop out after offensive posts
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) The Republican Party of Kentucky has asked a state House candidate to drop out of the race after he posted several photos on Facebook depicting President Barack Obama and the first lady as monkeys. Sat, 01 Oct 2016 18:14:57 -0400
Boy, 6, dies days after South Carolina school shooting