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CBP releasing some migrants due to overcrowding in detention facilities


According to a CBP official speaking on background, 50 people were released Tuesday and 200 people are expected to be released Wednesday. The official calls it a "temporary measure" and says the move is being made "due to limited bed space" and "to mitigate risks to both officer safety and vulnerable populations under these circumstances."Immigration and Customs Enforcement has also released families along the southwest border due to capacity issues and the inability to hold families longer than 20 days. Both the ICE and new CBP policies are in effect a return to "catch and release" policies that the Trump administration has criticized. Individuals are released with a notice to appear in court. The Department Homeland Security has begun returning some asylum seekers who present themselves at ports of entry in California to Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings and has indicated it plans to expand the practice across the southern border. This policy is being challenged in court. The Wall Street Journal first reported the plans to release some migrants with notices to appear in the Rio Grande Valley sector.

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Popular weedkiller Roundup likely cause of 2nd man’s cancer, jury says


It's the second time in eight months that a jury has reached such a decision. But Edwin Hardeman's case against Monsanto is the first to be tried in federal court. And thousands of similar cases are still pending at the federal or state level. "We are very pleased that the jury unanimously held that the Roundup caused the non-Hodgkin lymphoma," Hardeman's attorney Jennifer Moore said. "It was a hard, long-fought battle against Monsanto. And for Mr. Hardeman to have his day in court and to show that Roundup does cause cancer."But this trial isn't over yet. While the first phase focused on whether Roundup caused Hardeman's cancer, the second phase — which begins Wednesday — focuses on whether Monsanto is liable. Glyphosate increases cancer risk by 41%, study saysBayer, the parent company of Monsanto, insists that glyphosate — the key ingredient in Roundup — is safe. "We are disappointed with the jury's initial decision, but we continue to believe firmly that the science confirms glyphosate-based herbicides do not cause cancer," Bayer said in a statement. "We are confident the evidence in phase two will show that Monsanto's conduct has been appropriate and the company should not be liable for Mr. Hardeman's cancer."Bayer said the jury's verdict Tuesday "has no impact on future cases and trials because each one has its own factual and legal circumstances."

Another cancer patient was awarded $78 million

It's unclear how much the jury might award Hardeman in damages, if anything at all. Jurors award $289M to a man they say got cancer from RoundupBut last August, in the first state trial over whether Roundup can cause cancer, California jurors awarded former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson $289 million in punitive and compensatory damages. A judge later reduced the total award to $78 million. But Johnson's attorney Timothy LItzenburg said his client has not seen much of it because Monsanto is appealing. Johnson's case was the first to go to trial because doctors said he was near death. And in California, dying plaintiffs can be granted expedited trials.Litzenburg said he and other attorneys have more than 4,000 similar cases awaiting trial in various state courts. One advantage of filing in state court rather than federal court is that state courts often produce outcomes faster — which can be critical for terminally ill patients.Johnson's doctor wrote that he has suffered lesions on up to 80% of his body. But Hardeman's case is in federal multidistrict litigation, or MDL.MDL is similar to a class-action lawsuit because it consolidates pre-trial proceedings when there are multiple plaintiffs, for the sake of efficiency.But unlike a class-action lawsuit, each case within MDL gets its own trial — with its own outcome.In other words, one MDL plaintiff might get a large settlement, while another plaintiff might get nothing.

The heated debate over glyphosate

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients who used Roundup started suing Monsanto by the hundreds after a World Health Organization report suggested glyphosate might cause cancer.Patients: Roundup gave us cancer as EPA official helped Monsanto The 2015 report, by WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer, said glyphosate is "probably carcinogenic to humans."But Monsanto has long maintained that Roundup does not cause cancer, and said the IARC report is greatly outnumbered by studies saying glyphosate is safe. "More than 800 scientific studies, the US EPA [Environmental Protection Agency], the National Institutes of Health and regulators around the world have concluded that glyphosate is safe for use and does not cause cancer," Monsanto Vice President of Strategy Scott Partridge said in August.He highlighted the Agricultural Health Study, which concerned the effects of glyphosate products on farmers from 1993 to 2013. A summary of that study said "no association was apparent between glyphosate and any solid tumors or lymphoid malignancies overall, including NHL (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma)."Dozens of foods test positive for trace amounts of glyphosateIn most cases of lymphoma, the cause is unknown, according to the American Cancer Society. Yet critics question whether Monsanto has had undue influence over regulators.In a 2015 internal company email, a Monsanto executive wrote that an EPA official at the time offered to help quash another agency's review of glyphosate, saying "If I can kill this I should get a medal." But a Monsanto spokeswoman said the company has never paid, given gifts to or done anything else to curry favor with anyone from the EPA.While debate continues over whether glyphosate is safe, parts of the country are limiting or banning it, said the US Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. "Following the state court decision last year, we saw a huge uptick in local ordinances that would regulate the use of Roundup on playgrounds, schoolyards and public parks," said PIRG's Kara Cook-Schultz, who leads a campaign to ban Roundup. "For example, the city of Miami just banned the use of glyphosate. With this decision [Tuesday], we expect to see the same explosion in awareness."

CNN's Jennifer Selva contributed to this report.

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Say hello to spring


This year, the first day of spring — also known as the vernal equinox — falls on March 20. Here's what you need to know about the occasion.

What's the spring equinox?

The vernal quinox marks one of the two times a year when day and night are nearly the same length. The term equinox comes from the Latin word equinoxium, which means "equality between day and night."This phenomenon occurs when the center of the sun is directly above Earth's equator. The spring equinox signals that the Northern Hemisphere of the planet has begun slowly tilting toward the sun, leading to longer days and more sunlight, according to NASA.

When is it, exactly?

The precise time of the astronomical start of spring is Wednesday at 5:58 p.m. ET. If you're in a different time zone, you can check what time it starts on the US Naval Observatory's website.

Is anything special happening?

The final supermoon of the year occurs as an asteroid zips close byThe night sky will shine a little brighter than usual. There will be a full moon on Wednesday at 9:43 p.m. ET, just a few hours after the official start of spring. It's the first time since 1981 that the spring equinox and a full moon coincide on the same day. This full moon is also extra special because it will be a supermoon. That means the moon will appear larger than normal because of its close proximity to Earth.

Is the spring equinox always on the same day?

No, but it doesn't vary by much. The spring equinox always occurs in the Northern Hemisphere on March 19, 20 or 21. The date of the equinox changes from year to year to account for the fact that the Earth doesn't take exactly 365 days to make a complete revolution around the sun. The Gregorian calendar adds a leap day every four years to account for this, and the spring equinox date varies for the same reason.

How do people celebrate it?

People across the globe mark the occasion in various ways. Thousands surround the Kukulkan pyramid at the Chichen Itza archaeological site during the celebration of the spring equinox.The vernal equinox also is the Persian New Year, known as Nowruz (and other spellings). For more than 300 million people worldwide it's the start of a monthlong celebration of new beginnings. In Chichen Itza, Mexico, thousands gather at the Kulkulkan pyramid. In the late afternoon, the sun creates a shadow that looks like a snake sliding down the northern staircase.And in Stonehenge, England, pagans, druids and tourists watch the picturesque sunrise at the prehistoric monument.Holi, a major festival in India that marks the start of spring, also begins on March 20 this year. During Holi, people come together for song, dance and to splash their loved ones with colored powder and water.

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Brit killed in collision at ‘Rednecks with Paychecks’ event


By Emily Mee, news reporter

A British man has been killed in a collision at an off-road vehicle event in Texas known as "Rednecks with Paychecks Spring Break".

Steven Fairbairn, from Newcastle upon Tyne, died from head injuries in hospital after the vehicle he was driving collided head-on with another all-terrain vehicle.

The crash happened on a dirt road within the grounds of the four-day festival and Mr Fairbairn was airlifted to a Fort Worth hospital, according to Montague County Sheriff's chief deputy Jack Lawson.

His death was ruled an accident, but his family has been frustrated by a lack of answers.

The 25-year-old's mother, Lynne Fairbairn, told WFAA television that organisers of the Rednecks with Paychecks event have not responded to their questions or offered condolences.

A post on the group's Facebook page on Monday described it as their "best ever event".

Mr Lawson said the group's owner, Derrick Morse, had been co-operating with the investigation into Mr Fairbairn's death.

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Friends of the 25-year-old set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money for his fiance Abbey Green, whom he had proposed to two weeks before.

The page said his family was expected to travel to the couple's home in Duncan, Oklahoma, from the UK to say goodbye.

Organisers of Rednecks with Paychecks describe the event as "four days and nights of mud, rocks, music, camping, and friends".

It states that participants must be 18 or over, and must sign a waiver before arrival.

Miss Green told WFAA that the documents amount to "signing your life away" and called for the off-road event to be shut down.

In 2015, a 10-year-old boy was killed after an ATV crash at a Rednecks with Paychecks event.

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Scores of children among casualties in Kabul attack today unicef


KABUL/KATHMANDU/NEW YORK, 1 JULY 2019 – “The deadly blast that hit the Afghan capital Kabul during rush hour today did not spare children during one of their most mundane and important routines: Being at school.

“Initial reports show that more than 50 children were injured when their school was damaged in the attack. This is horrific.

“Schools should be havens of peace. Violence in or around schools is never acceptable.

“An already dire security situation in Afghanistan has recently been getting worse. This violence, which keeps blighting futures and claiming young lives, must end.”

“UNICEF renews its call to all parties to the conflict to end the violence and to protect children at all times. Generations of Afghan children have known nothing but war. It is more than time that they enjoyed a life free of violence and conflict.”

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Best Places to Visit in Colorado


If you are planning to visit Colorado, you have many options. There are several areas of the state to consider, such as the Grand Lake, Crested Butte and Canon City. You can also check out the Steamboat Springs, the Garden of the Gods and the Cripple Creek area.

Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs, Colorado is a small mountain town that offers four seasons of outdoor adventure. From fishing and hiking in the San Juan National Forest to kayaking on the San Juan River, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in the area. The Springs Resort & Spa in downtown Pagosa Springs offers a luxury spa and five indoor and three rooftop pools. There are also dining options and suites.

Canon City

Located just a few hours south of Denver, this area offers a wide variety of outdoor and cultural attractions. Canon City is home to several museums and historic buildings. There are also many activities and events to enjoy throughout the year. One of the most popular activities in the area is river rafting. The Arkansas River is a prized trout river that draws many fishers to its waters. In addition, the Royal Gorge Bridge is one of the country’s highest suspension bridges. This scenic bridge is located just outside the city, and is a popular attraction for tourists.

Crested Butte

Crested Butte is an amazing mountain town with tons of character, charm and history. It’s a great place to visit in any season, but it’s especially fun in the summer. There’s plenty to do, from world-class skiing to epic backcountry terrain. The town is located in Gunnison County, which is home to a national forest that features five wilderness areas. The area is also known for its abundant camping and fishing. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family-friendly vacation, you’ll find something to enjoy here.

Grand Lake

This mountain town is located in the Rocky Mountains, just west of Denver. It’s an excellent choice for a winter vacation. In addition to being home to one of Colorado’s largest natural lakes, the town is also a gateway to the spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park. There are many ways to enjoy this region, whether you’re skiing, snowmobiling, or just want to soak up the sun.

Steamboat Springs

Located in northwest Colorado, Steamboat Springs is a college town that has many wonderful things to offer. The weather is pleasant throughout the year, making it an excellent destination. In addition to being a popular skiing resort, Steamboat Springs is also home to a great collection of museums and outdoor attractions. There are several museums devoted to local history and culture, including the Pioneer Museum. Another museum to visit is the Steamboat Art Museum. This museum features a variety of paintings, photographs, and quilts, and offers tours.

Cripple Creek

This historic town has a wide variety of attractions that offer visitors a fun, educational, and unforgettable experience. A drive along the Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad is a wonderful way to see this scenic town. Travelers can take a 45-minute ride on the historic track while experiencing Colorado’s mountainous beauty. The railroad also offers passengers the opportunity to explore points of interest, including the historic 1894 train station.

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods is a nature reserve in Colorado Springs. The park is popular with locals and out-of-town visitors. It offers a number of attractions and is a great place to see some of the state’s best scenery. Whether you are interested in hiking, biking, or horseback riding, there is something for you. There is a museum inside the Visitor and Nature Center, which has information about the history of the park and the geology of the area. This small museum is a good first stop for visitors looking to learn more about the park.

Best Places to Visit in Texas


If you’re looking for places to visit in Texas, look no further. From the Alamo to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you’ll find something here that you’ll enjoy.


If you’re looking for a place to learn about the history of Texas, you should consider visiting the Alamo. The Alamo is located in downtown San Antonio. It is a historic site that was part of the Texas Revolution. The Alamo is owned by the state of Texas and is managed by the General Land Office. This means that it is free to visit and is open to the public. However, there are some rules that you should follow while you’re at the site. Visitors are not allowed to bring food or drinks to the Alamo. There are also no cameras or cell phones permitted in the church. While there are several buildings to visit at the Alamo, the church is the most popular.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is one of the most beautiful places in Texas. A place where you can reconnect, enjoy nature, and learn about local history. Located in West Texas, the park offers a diverse range of landscapes and ecosystems to explore. It is also home to seven of the ten highest peaks in the state. Hiking in the Guadalupe Mountains is a wonderful way to experience the natural beauty of the area. There are numerous trails to choose from. You can choose from moderate hikes through deep canyons to simple nature walks. The best times to visit the park are in the spring or fall. Spring is generally warmer, whereas autumn can be very windy.

Lady Bird Lake

Lady Bird Lake is a recreation area in Austin. This lake is located near the center of the city and offers a variety of fun water activities. It’s one of the best places to go for kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding. For those interested in a more leisurely trip, there are numerous rental facilities around the lake. The Paddle Shack is one place to start. Other options include the Lone Star Riverboat. This boat is the largest electric powered paddle wheeler in the nation. You can also go on a guided tour of the lake. It has a bar on board as well as comfortable features.

Sixth Floor Museum

A visit to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is a must for history buffs. It is an interactive and educational experience that tells the story of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. The museum is housed in a former textbook warehouse. This museum boasts an impressive collection of multimedia experiences. In fact, it is one of the most visited sites in Dallas. There are exhibits that cover both the assassination and the political reasons behind it. The museum is free to enter and open to the public at all times. One of the most renowned aspects of this museum is that it is located in the exact location of Lee Harvey Oswald’s shooting.

Gruene Historic District

Gruene Historic District, located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, is a must-see destination. It is known for its charming and historic buildings, antique shops, boutiques, and restaurants. With plenty of outdoor activities and a funky, small-town feel, Gruene is a great place to explore. The Gruene Historic District is home to many historic landmarks, including the Gruene Mansion Inn, a beautiful 1872 Victorian home. Located in the heart of Gruene’s historic district, it has been restored to its original beauty. Several restaurants, including the Gristmill River Restaurant and Bar, offer traditional and classic specialties, as well as brick patios and native stone fireplaces. The Grapevine Wine Bar offers free tastings, and the Cantina Del Rio serves Mexican food. Gruene, Texas is an ideal day trip from Austin. This town was once a thriving agricultural community. However, after a boll weevil infestation destroyed the cotton crop in the 1920s, the population fell. Thankfully, the town was restored in the 1970s and was reborn as a tourist destination.

Best Places to Visit in Florida


If you are looking for a vacation spot that is both relaxing and fun, consider visiting Florida. With a wide variety of beautiful places to visit, you are sure to find something to enjoy.


Sarasota, Florida is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the state. Located along the Gulf of Mexico, the city is an eclectic blend of history, art, and culture. It’s the ideal destination for tourists and winter residents alike. Whether you’re visiting for a weekend or a week, you’ll find plenty of attractions to keep you busy. One of the most well-known attractions in Sarasota is the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art. This museum features the largest collection of Rubens canvasses in the world. The museum also contains art from Greece and Roman times.

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, this is a hot spot for travelers because it is home to great beaches, waterways and culture. However, it’s important to choose the right time to visit Fort Lauderdale. The best times to visit this city are during the off-season, when the weather is warm and the weather is not as humid. One of the most important things to do while in Fort Lauderdale is to go to the Museum of Discovery and Science. This museum is home to several of the coolest attractions in the city. It is also home to the Everglades Airboat Adventure, which allows visitors to take a tour of the Everglades.

Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens is an enchanting place of serenity located in Lake Wales, Florida. It features the 205-foot Singing Tower, the Pinewood Estate and a bird sanctuary. The gardens feature seasonal blooms for each special plant. Bok Tower and Gardens are a conservation area dedicated to protecting endangered plants and animals. Visitors can learn about the plants and animals that live in the sanctuary from guides and displays in the exhibit hall. This is a great place for the whole family. Bok Tower and Gardens feature a 3.5-mile hiking trail. The trail winds through a longleaf pine forest.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is a 100 square mile National Park on a strand of seven small islands in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s also home to the Great Florida Barrier Reef. One of the best things to do in Dry Tortugas National Park is to go snorkeling. The water is crystal clear and is a great place to observe marine life. The best time to visit is during the summer, when temperatures are warm and the waters are calm. During this time, you may also see sea turtles laying eggs. If you are a birder, the best time to go is during the peak migration season.

Siesta Key

Siesta Key is a beautiful beach community in Florida. The best time to visit is from March through May. There are many activities available in the area. You can choose from parasailing, kayaking, or windsurfing. For those who prefer a quieter experience, there is the Turtle Beach park. One of the best things to do in Siesta Key is take a trip to the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. It has over 100 marine species, as well as interactive exhibits. This is an ideal family activity. Another great destination is the Gulf Coast Sanctuary. In addition to being a wildlife sanctuary, it has many unique attractions.

Mount Dora

If you’re looking for an exciting and charming small town in Central Florida, Mount Dora is the place to be. It’s located just north of Orlando, and boasts a wonderful array of festivals, activities, and attractions. This town is also home to a number of beautiful lakes. The town is known for its storied past, as well as its southern charm. In addition to its plethora of outdoor activities and festivals, Mount Dora has a variety of dining options. A quaint downtown area offers plenty of charming restaurants and shops. From fine dining to casual eateries, there’s something to please everyone.

Sanibel Island

If you’re looking for a place to vacation in Florida, Sanibel Island is a great choice. It offers a variety of unique shopping experiences, restaurants, and beaches. The island is less than an hour’s drive from Fort Myers. It’s also a great destination for nature enthusiasts. In fact, it’s known as a premier nature spot in the state. While on the island, be sure to visit the Sanibel Historical Museum. This site is home to nine historic buildings, including a post office, school, and a fully restored 1927 Model T truck. You’ll also find informative displays and information panels.

Best Places to Visit in Mexico


If you want to plan your next vacation to Mexico, there are a few places you might consider. Some of these destinations include Guadalajara, Valladolid, Chichen Itza, Todos Santos, and Cancun.


Guadalajara is Mexico’s second largest city. It is also the country’s cultural capital and is home to numerous attractions. For a cultural experience, it is recommended to visit one of the many museums in the area. The historic center of Guadalajara is located on a beautiful square in the middle of the city. Here, you can find civil and colonial buildings, religious shrines, and theaters.


Cozumel, a Caribbean island, is known for its turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and world class snorkeling. It is one of the most popular destinations in Mexico for tourists. If you’re looking to explore the island, take a private jeep tour. These tours are led by experienced guides and are a great way to see the natural beauty of the island. Another option for exploring the island is by renting a bicycle. You can rent a bike by the day or by the week. This will give you the opportunity to experience all of Cozumel’s beautiful beaches and see what it has to offer.


The quaint, seaside town of Mazatlan is a great destination for your next Mexican vacation. Located on the northwest coast of Sinaloa, the city is famous for its beaches, seafood, and historical attractions. It’s also one of the top carnivals in the world. One of the city’s most impressive features is its 13-mile boardwalk. Along the way, you’ll see natural formations and monuments. You can also visit the famous El Faro lighthouse.


Whether you are a beach bum or an extreme sports enthusiast, you will find all the activities you need in Cancun. It is also a great place to visit because of its weather, history, and natural attractions. If you want to see the best sights in Cancun, you should consider taking a tour. The city offers a variety of different excursions, including a trip to Chichen Itza, a day at the beach, or a trip to the nearby cenotes.


Oaxaca is a state of Mexico that spans 36,275 square miles. It is an ideal destination for a traveler with an interest in art, history, culture, and nature. The capital city of Oaxaca has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. There are several museums and markets to explore. One of the largest traditional markets outside of Oaxaca is the Tlacolula Market. Located 45 minutes from the city center, the market is filled with fresh produce, farm tools, and artisan work.

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is one of the most popular archaeological sites in Mexico. The ancient Maya city is located on the Yucatan peninsula. Today, it attracts over two million visitors each year. This site is open daily from 8am to 4:30pm. There are several sites to visit, including the famous Pyramid of Kukulcan. Other important ensembles include the Wall of Skulls and the Sacred Cenote.

Palenque ruins

Palenque is an archeological site in southern Mexico. It was once the center of an ancient Mayan city. The ruins are located on the border of the Chichen Itza National Park. There are several attractions to see at Palenque. One of the best things to see is the pyramid-style temple. This temple is covered with intricate carvings.

Malinalco’s archaeological zone

The city of Malinalco in Mexico is situated 70 miles south of Mexico City. It is a perfect weekend getaway from the big city. This beautiful town has a quaint feel, with brightly painted houses, cobblestone streets, and tropical gardens. There are also a few hotels and galleries. Malinalco is famous for its Archeological Site, which is also known as the Cuauhtinchan Archeological Site. This is one of the most unique Aztec ruins near Mexico City.

Todos Santos

This small, colonial town has a lot to offer, from the beaches to the galleries. It is also home to the annual Todos Santos Open Studio Tour. There is a wide variety of art galleries in Todos Santos, and the city is known for its hand-crafted goods. You’ll find a number of local artisans who make fine custom jewelry, textiles, and clothing.


Valladolid is a lovely colonial city with a lot to offer travelers. It is the second largest city in the state of Yucatan. The city is a great hub for exploring the ancient ruins of the area. Valladolid’s cathedral is the main attraction. This church was built with parts of ancient Mayan buildings. Visitors can see the cathedral from a number of different angles.

US: Third Deadly Shooting In Four Days


A man killed three people in a grocery store in Washington State before committing suicide.

A man killed three people before committing suicide on Tuesday in the US state of Washington, police said, the tragedy constituting the third killing in four days in the west of the country. Two shootings had mourned California, killing 11 and 7 within 48 hours of each other. This new killing took place around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday (12:30 p.m. Belgian time) around and inside a grocery store in Yakita, a city of 97,000 inhabitants two hours’ drive from Seattle. The 21-year-old suspect, Jarid Haddock, had no particular reason to attack his victims, according to the police. “There was no apparent conflict between the people.

The man just walked into the grocery store and started shooting,” Yakima Police Chief Matthew Murray said earlier on Tuesday. He then shot two people outside the store, before stealing a car and fleeing. A manhunt followed, with authorities warning that the suspect was “armed and dangerous”. Then the police received a call from a woman saying that the wanted individual had borrowed her phone. He “called his mother and made several incriminating statements such as ‘I killed these people'” before saying he was going to kill himself, Matthew Murray told reporters. Officers dispatched to the scene arrived just in time to hear gunshots. They tried to resuscitate him, without success.

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