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Thursday July 7th, 2022 morning edition

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The officer turned to get confirmation but by the time he turned back to address the suspect, Ramos had already entered the west hallway unabated.

"In this instance, the UPD officer would have heard gunshots and/or reports of gunshots and observed an individual approaching the school building armed with a rifle.

A reasonable officer would conclude in this case, based upon the totality of the circumstances, that use of deadly force was warranted," said the assessment, from Texas State University's Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training.Thirty-two seconds after Ramos entered the school, he entered classroom 111.

"Immediately, children's screams could be heard along with numerous gunshots in the classrooms.

The rate of fire was initially very rapid then slowed, lasting only a few seconds," the assessment said.Five seconds later, the suspect exited the classroom, stepped into the hallway and then reentered 111.

"The suspect then re-enters what appears to be classroom 111 and continues to fire what is estimated to be over 100 rounds by 11:36:04, according to audio analysis.

Ramos was not neutralized until 12:50 p.m., ending in his shooting death, according to the report. »

Majority of Public Disapproves of Supreme Court’s Decision To Overturn Roe v. Wade

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A majority of Americans disapprove of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling overturning the Roe v. Wade decision, which had guaranteed a constitutional right to an abortion for nearly 50 years.

(Information on state laws on abortion following the Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade is based on tracking data compiled by The New York Times.

Majorities in many demographic groups disapprove of decision to overturn Roe v. Wade; clear majority of White evangelicals approve. »

Nintendo suddenly reopens Wii Shop and DSi downloads after four months

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Downloads for digital Wii and DSi games are once again available, nearly four months after those stores were brought offline for "maintenance.".

Nintendo ended the ability to purchase DSi games in 2017 and ended Wii digital purchases in 2019.

Nintendo's support articles still warn that Wii Shop Channel downloads (opens in new tab) (and Wii U transfers) "will eventually end at a future date," and DSi downloads (opens in new tab) "will also be discontinued at some point in the future.". »

Pipeline Critical to Kazakh Oil Exports Ordered to Halt Operations by Russian Court

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On July 6, a Russian court ordered the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) to suspend operations for 30 days.

Although it handles just over 1 percent of global oil, CPC is critical for Kazakhstan; around 80 percent of Kazakhstan’s oil exports move through the Novorossiysk oil terminal.

In any case, Europe’s aim is to decrease its imports of Russian oil and Kazakhstan stands as an option — but Kazakh exports to Europe depend on Russian pipelines. »

Senator Lindsey Graham will not comply with subpoena in Georgia election probe

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Attorneys for Senator Lindsey Graham say he will not comply with a subpoena issued to him as part of a Fulton County, Georgia grand jury investigation into former president Donald Trump’s push to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory in the Peach State.

“Senator Graham was well within his rights to discuss with state officials the processes and procedures around administering elections,” they said.

They added that Mr Graham “plans to go to court, challenge the subpoena and expects to prevail”. »