The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 19th, 2019 night edition

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A 19-year-old woman involved in a traffic stop committed suicide after shooting herself through the mouth while her hands were cuffed behind her back, Virginia police said.

Police said they handcuffed Wilson and, while attempting to apprehend her boyfriend, 27-year-old Holden Medlin, he became combative and ran away from the scene.

Cops then reportedly left Wilson handcuffed with her hands behind her back as they ran to catch Medlin.

While unattended, police say, she was able to grab a weapon out of the Lexus, "contorted" her body and shot herself through the mouth.

An internal investigation was launched after her death, which has since been concluded, though police have declined to comment on its outcome.

She told the station she spoke to witnesses who told her the police were responsible for her daughter's death.

“There is a few different stories, but they all end the same: that the police shot her,” she said. »

Utrecht shootings: Hunt for gunman after attack on tram

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A gunman has opened fire inside a tram and at several other locations in the Dutch city of Utrecht, authorities say.

Dutch anti-terrorism co-ordinator Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said all efforts were now focused on catching the gunman.

"A man started shooting wildly," one eyewitness told Dutch news site Another witness told Dutch public broadcaster NOS that he saw an injured woman with blood on her hands and clothes. »

Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes at the edge of the universe

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A team of international astronomers have been hunting for ancient, supermassive black holes -- and they've hit the motherlode, discovering 83 previously unknown quasars.

The universe is full of supermassive black holes, monstrous versions of the humble, everyday black hole, containing masses millions or billions of times that of our sun.

These huge cosmic beasts generate mammoth gravitational effects, so you often find supermassive black holes hiding out at the center of galaxies, orbited by billions of stars. »

New Zealand's largest gun show canceled days after mass shooting

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New Zealand’s largest gun show has been canceled just days after mass shootings at two mosques resulted in at least 50 deaths.

Organizers for the gun show said they have canceled the event out of respect for victims of the shootings in Christchurch, according to The Associated Press.

New Zealand is mourning following last week's mass shooting, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promising to tighten the country’s gun laws. »