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What we know about a deadly shooting in Rochester, New York

What we know about a deadly shooting in Rochester, New York

Two people were killed and at least 16 others injured in a shooting at a party in Rochester, New York, on Saturday morning, according to police reports. The shooting took place at what authorities described as an “illegal, unsanctioned house [party]” shortly after midnight, with the attendee count exceeding coronavirus restrictions. Rochester police responded to…
What we know about a deadly shooting in Portland, Oregon

What we know about a deadly shooting in Portland, Oregon

A shooter killed one person in Portland, Oregon on Saturday night, according to a statement by the Portland Police Bureau. Much is still unknown about the shooting, but the victim — a white man — appears to have had some connection to the far-right Patriot Prayer group; according to Willamette Week reporter Aaron Mesh, the…
How Covid-19 can be more and less deadly than we knew

How Covid-19 can be more and less deadly than we knew

There are two ways you could assess the deadliness of a crisis like the novel coronavirus pandemic. One is to ask, “How many people are dying?” And the other is to ask, “What is the risk of dying if you contract the virus?” For months, public health officials were unable to fully answer either of…
The deadly mix of Covid-19, air pollution, and inequality, explained

The deadly mix of Covid-19, air pollution, and inequality, explained

Air pollution is down across the United States right now as car and truck emissions plummet from mass social distancing. But decades of high levels of pollutants like particulate matter, ozone, and nitrogen dioxide have had a chronically negative impact on health. Millions of Americans currently have conditions, like hypertension and asthma, that can be…
A Deadly Coronavirus Is Spreading In China, But What Exactly Is It?

A Deadly Coronavirus Is Spreading In China, But What Exactly Is It?

But, coronavirus was identified in China last month and monitored closely. On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization office in China was informed of cases of pneumonia with an unknown cause in Wuhan. Then, on January 7, Chinese authorities identified a novel coronavirus and WHO published interim medical guidance to prepare countries for the…
What we know about the deadly car bombing in Mogadishu

What we know about the deadly car bombing in Mogadishu

A truck packed with explosives blew up at a crowded intersection on the outskirts of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, on Saturday morning, killing and injuring scores of people. At least 78 people have been killed and more than 100 have been injured, according to CNN. Al-Shabaab, a terrorist organization with ties to al-Qaeda, has…
Vox Sentences: A deadly shooting, an apparent hate crime

Vox Sentences: A deadly shooting, an apparent hate crime

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Shootout at a cemetery and a kosher market Law enforcement officials have been reticent about the motives for the…
The law that’s helping fuel Delhi’s deadly air pollution

The law that’s helping fuel Delhi’s deadly air pollution

More than 20 million residents in Delhi’s metropolitan area are yet again facing some of the worst pollution on earth, with air quality degrading to dangerous levels this week as a mix of weather conditions, urban emissions, and rural smoke converge over India’s capital region. Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal turned to Twitter to describe…
Trump cancels an imminent US-Taliban peace deal over a deadly attack

Trump cancels an imminent US-Taliban peace deal over a deadly attack

President Donald Trump halted peace talks with the Taliban Saturday in a series of tweets in which he denounced the group’s continued attacks during the peace process. The president also claimed he’d arranged a secret meeting with Taliban leaders at Camp David — a meeting he said he decided to cancel following a Taliban attack…
French special forces rescue hostages in a deadly Burkina Faso raid

French special forces rescue hostages in a deadly Burkina Faso raid

French special forces freed four hostages in Burkina Faso late last week in a raid that left two of the elite soldiers dead. Cedric de Pierrepont and Alain Bertoncello were killed in the nighttime raid to free two French citizens, Laurent Lassimouillas and Patrick Picque. During the operation, two additional hostages not identified by initial…

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