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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded gunman dressed all in black opened fire during "college night" at a country music bar in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in terror, authorities said Thursday. The gunman then apparently kil…

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Members of Charleston's Jewish and other faith communities were deeply troubled by news that a shooting that left at least 10 people dead at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Faith leaders say that hopes and prayers are needed, but that action is also essential. They called for stamping out hateful rhetoric that has poisoned public discourse in recent years.

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The County's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council announced on Wednesday that they received $2.46 million in additional grant funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to continue in their efforts. The council has received $4.95 million overall from the foundation since 2015.