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Wednesday July 6th, 2022 day edition

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Gun violence spiked over Fourth of July weekend, with shootings reported in nearly every U.S. state that killed a total of at least 220 people and wounded close to 570 others, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

Of all gun violence incidents accounted for during the holiday weekend, at least 11 were classified as mass shootings by the Gun Violence Archive.

The database lists 315 mass shootings across the country since the beginning of this year, and roughly 22,500 deaths caused by any form of gun violence.

Seeing an increase in gun violence around Fourth of July is not rare in the U.S., and this past weekend's reports from the Gun Violence Archive mirror those released in previous years.

In 2021, more than 180 people were killed and 516 were injured in shootings that took place during the same holiday weekend.

Devastating impacts of gun violence were widespread over the holiday, but certain areas were hit harder than others.

But the Highland Park shooting was far from the only crime involving gun violence in the Chicago area over the weekend. »

Canadian mountain no longer named for Nazi collaborator thanks to father and son

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Canadian mountain no longer named for Nazi collaborator, thanks to father and son.

As It Happens 5:22 Canadian mountain no longer named for Nazi collaborator, thanks to father and son.

Duncan Taylor says his late father would be pleased that a Canadian mountain he loved no longer bears the name of a Nazi collaborator — but, unfortunately, he's not around to see it. »

Mentally ill man believed killing his landlord and eating his heart would end evil in the world, inquest hears

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An Italian national who was diagnosed with schizophrenia believed killing his landlord and eating his victim’s heart would put an end to evil in the world, an inquest has heard.

The inquest heard Bellante had been receiving treatment for his schizophrenia in Ireland since arriving here in 2011.

While Bellante knew that killing someone was morally wrong, Dr Monks said he became convinced that Mr O’Gorman’s killing was right and entirely justified. »

Kazakhstan holds the keys to a new geopolitical balance in Asia

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While the U.S. successfully shaped a unified response to Russia’s aggression, it is overlooking a critical piece of a new geopolitical landscape: Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

Spanning nearly 2,000 miles across the heart of the Asian continent, Kazakhstan can either hold that alliance together or spoil it.

In 2015, after Turkey downed a Russian jet over the Turkish-Syrian border, Kazakhstan brought the two sides to the table. »