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Gilroy Garlic Festival gunman referred to 'Might is Right' manifesto before shooting

Gilroy Garlic Festival gunman referred to 'Might is Right' manifesto before shooting

GILROY, Calif. — The gunman who killed three people and wounded a dozen more at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California was an angry 19-year-old who had recently waded into the world of white supremacy. Santino William Legan, who was shot dead by police Sunday before he could do more damage, posted online about an 1890 racist manifesto, “Might is Right or The Survival of the Fittest,” NBC News confirmed. “Read Might is Right by Ragnar Redbeard,” Legan posted on his Instagram page. He then used a slurs against mixed-race people and misogynistic descriptions of white Silicon...

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July 29, 2019
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Faced with pressure to lift Covid restrictions, Utah gov. opts to restrict his own powers

Faced with pressure to lift Covid restrictions, Utah gov. opts to restrict his own powers

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.March 16, 2021, 10:02 PM UTCBy Corky SiemaszkoFaced with a Republican-dominated Legislature that was demanding an immediate end to all restrictions, the new governor of Utah worked out a deal that allowed him to delay lifting the mask mandate and bought him an extra month to get thousands of residents vaccinated with the protections in place.In exchange, Gov. Spencer Cox, who is also a Republican, did something that apparently no other governor has voluntarily done since the start of the pandemic — he signed...

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Blacks/Hispanics die more of Covid, get vaccinated less

Blacks/Hispanics die more of Covid, get vaccinated less

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.March 1, 2021, 11:24 PM UTCBy Corky SiemaszkoNot long after Florida began its rollout of the vaccines, Black leaders and others began raising alarms that the first doses were finding their way into the arms of mostly white senior citizens who supported Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, while their hard-hit communities were left in the cold.Now some numbers appear to support those suspicions.Of the 34 states that shared vaccination data by race and ethnicity, Florida ranks near the bottom in the rate at which...

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YouTube pulls Florida governor's video, says his panel spread Covid-19 misinformation

YouTube pulls Florida governor's video, says his panel spread Covid-19 misinformation

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.April 9, 2021, 7:07 PM UTCBy Corky SiemaszkoVideo of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a panel of scientists apparently trading in Covid-19 misinformation has been pulled from YouTube.The video of DeSantis’ roundtable discussion last month at the state Capitol in Tallahassee was removed on Wednesday because it violated the social media platform’s standards, YouTube spokesperson Elena Hernandez said.It had been embedded in a Tampa-area and it's removal was flagged by the , a "free market" think tank based in...

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Texas and California are tops in Covid-19 cases

Texas and California are tops in Covid-19 cases

Oct. 26, 2020, 6:42 PM UTCUpdated Oct. 26, 2020, 10:33 PM UTCBy Suzanne Gamboa and Corky SiemaszkoSAN ANTONIO -- Texas was neck and neck with California as the state with the most confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic,the latest NBC News figures showed Monday.The Lone Star State had reported 910,124 cases since the start of the pandemic while California, which had led the nation in this woeful category for months, had 909,161, While the numbers were fluid and it remained possible that California could retake the lead, the number of new cases in Texas increased at a rate of 19...

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October 26, 2020
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U.S. nears 8 million Covid-19 cases with 3 weeks to the election

U.S. nears 8 million Covid-19 cases with 3 weeks to the election

Oct. 12, 2020, 6:08 PM UTCUpdated Oct. 12, 2020, 10:22 PM UTCBy Corky Siemaszko hospitalizations were Monday as the United States was just days away from recording it 8 millionth confirmed case of the coronavirus.Once the center of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S., New York has seen its number of by 77 percent compared to the same period last month. Gov. Andrew Cuomo stressed that the increases are the result of specific clusters."We're dealing with a very specific situation which is the clusters," he said in a news release over the weekend. "Overall the state is doing very...

October 12, 2020
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Trump supporters threatened state Capitols but failed to show on Inauguration Day

Trump supporters threatened state Capitols but failed to show on Inauguration Day

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Jan. 20, 2021, 10:23 PM UTCBy Andrew Blankstein and Corky SiemaszkoNational Guard troops on high alert, police barricades lining the streets, government buildings shuttered — the surreal high-security scene in Washington was mirrored at state Capitols across the country Wednesday as a nervous nation braced for more violence by Trump supporters opposed to the inauguration of President Joe Biden.In the two weeks since the deadly Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol, federal, state and local law enforcement...

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