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Parents arrested, tased while trying to get onto campus of Arizona school on lockdown

The arrests happened after police in El Mirage locked down an elementary school after a report that someone tried to get inside a building and ran off.
People walk outside the Thompson Ranch Elementary School during a school lockdown due to reports of a suspicious person on campus.
People walk outside the Thompson Ranch Elementary School during a school lockdown due to reports of a suspicious person on campus.
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Southern Baptist Convention says Justice Department is investigating denomination

The SBC leaders' statement gave few details about the investigation, but indicated it dealt with widespread sexual abuse problems in the country's largest Protestant denomination.
A cross and Bible sculpture outside the Southern Baptist Convention headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., on May 24, 2022.
A cross and Bible sculpture outside the Southern Baptist Convention headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., on May 24, 2022.
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14 injured when car crashes into pub outside Washington, D.C.

Four people were critically injured and 10 others had minor or non-life-threatening injuries when a vehicle careened into the Ireland's Four Courts pub in Arlington, Virginia.
A vehicle crashed into a building in Arlington, Virginia, causing a structure fire and multiple injuries.
A vehicle crashed into a building in Arlington, Virginia, causing a structure fire and multiple injuries.
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Texas man convicted of child sexual assault dies after chugging from bottle as verdict is read

"I looked over and noticed him drinking,” his lawyer said. “His hand was shaking. At the time, I thought it was shaking because of the verdict."
16th District Court of Denton County in Texas.
16th District Court of Denton County in Texas.
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Deshaun Watson apologizes to 'the women I have impacted'

The Browns quarterback was suspended for six games for egregious acts” of “sexualized contact” with massage therapists.
Cleveland Browns Mandatory Minicamp
Cleveland Browns Mandatory Minicamp
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Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage before a lecture in New York, suspect identified and in custody

A man attacked Rushdie and an interviewer onstage at the Chautauqua Institution, police said. He was flown to a hospital with punctures to his neck and abdomen.
Image: Salman Rushdie
Image: Salman Rushdie

Climate change causing more turtles to be born female

A turtle’s sex is determined, not by chromosomes, but the temperature of the sand. However, with climate change, male sea turtles are becoming more rare, threatening the species. NBC News’ Kerry Sanders has more details.
Climate change causing more turtles to be born female
Climate change causing more turtles to be born female

World Dog Surfing Championship makes a big splash in California

The World Dog Surfing Championship was held on the beach of Pacifica, California. The pandemic put a hold on the international competition for more than two years but this past week thousands turned out. During the event, dog surfers and their human pals competed for gold and for charity.
World Dog Surfing Championship makes a big splash in California
World Dog Surfing Championship makes a big splash in California

Actress Anne Heche pronounced legally dead after crash

Actress Anne Heche is legally dead after a fiery crash in Los Angeles a week ago. Her family said the 53-year-old suffered an injury that completely cut off oxygen to her brain. Heche is on life support as doctors determine what organs can be donated.
Actress Anne Heche pronounced legally dead after crash
Actress Anne Heche pronounced legally dead after crash

Author Salman Rushdie attacked on stage in upstate New York

Author Salman Rushdie was attacked and stabbed in the neck at an artist retreat in upstate New York, police say. The suspect’s motive is unclear and he was taken into custody. Rushdie is undergoing surgery after being airlifted to a hospital. Rushdie has lived with risk to his life since 1989, following a fatwa by Iran’s supreme leader.
Author Salman Rushdie attacked on stage in upstate New York
Author Salman Rushdie attacked on stage in upstate New York

Armed man who fired weapon into FBI field office was at Capitol riot

A Navy veteran wearing body armor tried to break into the FBI field office in Cincinnati. He fired a weapon and fled, leading to a high speed chase and was killed in a shootout. The suspect’s motive is unknown, but the incident occurred three days after the FBI searched President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate. The suspect was at the Capitol on January 6th and posted repeatedly online using Trump’s social network Truth Social.
Armed man who fired weapon into FBI field office was at Capitol riot
Armed man who fired weapon into FBI field office was at Capitol riot