100th anniversary of the end of WWI – The Boston Globe

Sunday Nov. 11, 2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Armistice to end World War One. This was the Great War, called “the European War” or “the World War” by contemporaries. Ten million combatants would die before it ended with Germany’s defeat on Nov. 11, 1918. Its bloody battlegrounds, the Somme, Verdun, the Marne, and others, still epitomize apparently pointless human sacrifice. Those who survived the trenches of the Western Front believed civilization could never again sink so low.

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Hot yoga shooting in Tallahassee: Two dead, including shooter and four others injured at Florida yoga studio today – live updates – CBS News

A gunman opened fire inside a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday, killing 1 and wounding several others before killing himself, authorities said. At least one victim is critical, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare told CBS affiliate WCTV.

Police told WCTV that five victims were brought to the hospital, and one died. Another two patients came to the hospital, bringing the total number of victims to seven, WCTV reports.

Police believe the gunman acted alone, and Police Chief Michael DeLeo said there is no threat to the community. “There is no immediate threat outside what has already occurred this evening,” DeLeo said.

The gunman died of a possible self-infliced gunshot wound, police chief said

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Washington State’s Supreme Court Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional | HuffPost

Washington state’s Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty is unconstitutional and converted to life in prison all pending death sentences in the state.

The court’s decision on Thursday was unanimous, with the justices determining that capital punishment is applied “in an arbitrary and racially biased manner.”

“The use of the death penalty is unequally applied — sometimes by where the crime took place, or the county of residence… or the race of the defendant,” the court said in its opinion. “The death penalty, as administered in our state, fails to serve any legitimate penological goal; thus, it violates article I, section 14 of our state constitution.”

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Two killed, two wounded as volley of gunshots reported at Florida shopping center

Witnesses reported at least 10 gunshots. “It does not appear to be a random act of violence,” the sheriff said.

NBC affiliate WBBH quoted a woman at the scene who said she was celebrating her birthday inside the restaurant Society at Bell Tower Shops when someone shot her husband in the chest as she was paying her bill. She told the station that the shooter then shot and killed her son as he tried to run away.

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