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Highland Park parade gunman ‘seriously contemplated’ a second attack

After firing more than 70 rounds during the Highland Park 4th of July parade, killing 7 and injuring dozens, the suspected gunman drove to Madison, Wisconsin, and “seriously contemplated” another shooting in the area.  “It appears when he drove to Madison, he was driving around. However, he did see a celebration that was occurring in Madison and seriously contemplated using the firearm he had in his vehicle to commit another shooting,” Lake County Major Crimes Task Force spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said said following a court hearing Wednesday. When the gunman arrived in Madison, Covelli said he had about 60

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Suspected gunman in Highland Park mass shooting charged with 7 counts of murder

A 21-year-old man linked to the mass shooting during the Highland Park Fourth of July parade has been charged with 7 counts of first-degree murder, authorities announced Tuesday.  Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart says that the suspected gunman will face additional charges and that his office will seek a mandatory life sentence.  “We anticipate dozens more charges centering around each of the victims,” he said. According to Rinehart, the suspect will face attempted murder, aggravated battery, and other charges connected to the shooting. His office will seek to keep the suspect held without bail.  Authorities release new details on

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Suspect in custody after mass shooting at Highland Park July 4th parade

The suspected shooter is in custody after a mass shooting in north suburban Highland Park Monday. 6 people were killed, and dozens were injured after a gunman opened fire from a rooftop during the July 4th parade.  According to Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen, Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, 22, was arrested around 6:30 p.m., following a chase in the north suburbs.  Jogmen said police saw Crimo’s car near Buckley Road and U.S. Route 41. They tried to conduct a traffic stop, but Crimo fled the scene.  North Chicago police called for reinforcement, and Crimo’s vehicle was stopped six

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More states will now limit abortion, but they have long used laws to govern – and sometimes jail – pregnant women

Wendy Bach, University of Tennessee It’s clear that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization will make it harder for women to get an abortion across much of the United States. But there are other kinds of laws – not related to abortion – that already control the decisions women make during pregnancy. In this scenario, a state concludes a pregnant woman’s conduct, mostly related to substance use, might harm the fetus they are carrying. These women are then forced into mandatory treatment or jail. Most of the women affected by these laws are poor, and

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Deaths now at 53 on the attempted migrant smuggling in San Antonio

When authorities found dozens of migrants dead inside a trucker under the sweltering Texas sun, the driver tried to slip away by pretending to be one of the survivors, according to a Mexican immigration officer, Wednesday.  The driver and two other men remained in custody as the investigation continued into the incident that left 53 people dead. This case is the nation’s deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border.  Since the discovery of the 46 bodies near the auto salvage yards on the edge of San Antonio Monday, two more people died on Wednesday.  According to the chief of Mexico’s

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Roe overturned: What you need to know about the Supreme Court abortion decision

Linda C. McClain, Boston University and Nicole Huberfeld, Boston University After half a century, Americans’ constitutional right to get an abortion has been overturned by the Supreme Court. The ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – handed down on June 24, 2022 – has far-reaching consequences. The Conversation asked Nicole Huberfeld and Linda C. McClain, health law and constitutional law experts at Boston University, to explain what just happened, and what happens next. What did the Supreme Court rule? The Supreme Court decided by a 6-3 majority to uphold Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

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