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Tuesday March 28th, 2023 morning edition

image for Congressman who represents the Nashville district involved in deadly school shooting posted a gun-toting family photo for Christmas in 2021

Rep. Andy Ogles represents the Nashville district where a school shooting happened on Monday.

In 2021, he posted a Christmas message with a photo of his family holding guns.

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A Tennessee lawmaker who on Monday offered his "thoughts and prayers" to families of the victims of a deadly school shooting in his district sent out a 2021 Christmas message featuring a photo of his gun-toting family.

Cynthia Peak, 61, Katherine Koonce, 60, and Mike Hill, 61, were also killed, according to Nashville police.

"My family and I are devastated by the tragedy that took place at The Covenant School in Nashville this morning," he wrote.

Dozens of Twitter users, however, responded to Ogles' statement by reposting the Christmas photo of his family that he shared on Facebook in 2021. »

Ex-student shoots dead 3 children, 3 adults at Tennessee Christian school

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Drake said the school was singled out for attack but the individual victims were targeted at random.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper expressed sympathy for the victims and wrote on social media that his city "joined the dreaded, long list of communities to experience a school shooting.".

There have been 89 school shootings – defined as any incident in which a gun is discharged on school property – in the U.S. in 2023, according to the K-12 School Shooting Database, a website founded by researcher David Riedman. »

The Dirty Secrets of a Smear Campaign

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The trial also exposed other unseemly assignments that Brero had discussed with Areva—such as spying on Greenpeace—and some embarrassing e-mails.

Brero recast his sales pitch, talking up his ability to spread negative information instead of merely collecting it.

He received no response, and he was too busy settling the claims of Lord Energy’s creditors to follow up immediately. »

A new world order? BRICS nations offer alternative to West – DW – 03

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But now the BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa — are setting themselves up as an alternative to existing international financial and political forums.

Economic growth in China has outpaced that of other BRICS nations Image: Hector Raramal/AFP.

In 2014, with $50 billion (around €46 billion) in seed money, the BRICS nations launched the New Development Bank as an alternative to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. »