The Daily Populous

Monday May 6th, 2019 day edition

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Riley Howell, the University of North Carolina-Charlotte student who died while trying to stop an on-campus shooter, will be buried with military honors Sunday, Wells Funeral Home confirmed to CBS News.

Howell, 21, was an ROTC participant and has been hailed a hero for trying to stop the gunman.

More than 30,000 people signed a petition to properly honor him.

According to the funeral home, the ROTC made the decision to bury Howell with military honors.

Howell "took the fight to the assailant" and "took the assailant off his feet," Charlotte-Mecklenburg Chief of Police Kerr Putney said.

"Unfortunately he gave his life in the process, but his sacrifice saved lives," Putney said.

Drew Pescaro, 19; Sean Dehart, 20; Emily Houpt, 23; and Rami Alramadhan, 20; were injured in the attack. »

Bernie Sanders introduces 'rebuild rural America' proposals

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The series of proposals lays out an aggressive effort to break up large agriculture corporations through “Roosevelt-style trust-busting laws.”

Sanders proposed placing a moratorium on future mergers between large agribusinesses.

On trade, Sanders provided few details about his vision. »

Bike lanes need physical protection from car traffic, study shows

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And it may well mean providing cyclists with bike lanes protected from vehicle traffic with more than a coat of paint.

In fact, a study from Monash University in Australia suggests that merely painting bike lanes onto the roads may be counterproductive.

Our results demonstrate that a single stripe of white paint does not provide a safe space for people who ride bikes," said Dr. Ben Beck, lead author of the study. »