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5 Dead in Russia Church Shooting

(MOSCOW) — Russian media are reporting that a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in the Dagestan region, killing five people and wounding four others. Police then killed the assailant.

The shooting took place Sunday evening in Kizlyar, a town of about 50,000 people on the border with Chechnya.

Four people were reported dead at the scene and state news agency Tass cited regional health ministry spokeswoman Zalina Murtazalieva as saying a fifth person died at a hospital.

The motive for the shooting was not immediately known.

Dagestan is a predominantly Muslim region between Chechnya and the Caspian Sea. Following two separatist wars in neighboring Chechnya, an Islamist insurgency spread to Dagestan.

Source: http://time.com/5164959/russia-church-shooting-dagestan/

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Cheeseburger removed from Happy Meal menu

McDonald’s is to cut a certain high-calorie item of junk food from the Happy Menu marketed to kids: cheeseburgers.

“We hope these actions will bring more choices to consumers and uniquely benefit millions of families, which are important steps as we build a better McDonald’s,” Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook said in the statement.

After child obesity rates in the U.S. almost tripled since the 1970s, McDonald’s is seeking healthier ingredients while trying to boost its image with more environmentally friendly packaging.

For those who appreciate the inherent absurdity of trying to make McDonald’s a place of health and youthful wellbeing, a classic Onion story is always worth revisiting: McDonald’s Drops ‘Hammurderer’ Character From Advertising.

Source: https://boingboing.net/2018/02/15/cheeseburger-removed-from-happ.html

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Turpin abuse case prompts state bill to tighten regulation of home schools


California lawmakers are pushing to increase regulation of home schools after a dozen siblings were discovered locked in a dirty, dark house in Riverside County.

The house in Perris had been registered as a private school — with the cheery name of Sandcastle Day School.

Last month, after a malnourished…

Source: http://www.latimes.com/la-me-edu-homeschooling-legislation-20180216-story.html