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Five wounded in shooting near university in Tennessee

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Five people were wounded in a shooting a few blocks away from the campus of a Tennessee university on Monday night, and Clarksville police were still searching for perpetrator.

Officers responded to a report of gunfire in the area near Austin Peay State University around 9 p.m. local time, police spokeswoman Natalie Hall said in a statement.

Two of the wounded were transported via medical helicopter and two were transported by ambulance to hospitals, Hall said. Details on the fifth victim were not immediately available.

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Hall said that no suspect was in custody and that detectives were investigating.

University campus police said in a statement on its Facebook account that one of the victims was transported via medical helicopter from the school’s intramural field, the statement said.

“Although there does not appear to be a danger to the university community, please take precautions to ensure your safety,” the statement said.

Further details, including whether the shooting was in any way connected to the school, were not immediately available.

(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

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‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis

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Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday.

Multiple reports -- including live coverage on CNN -- showed police firing rubber bullets at journalists.

It’s open season on the media for the cops in Minneapolis. Evil. https://t.co/ZR3Nnf9ofH

— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) May 31, 2020

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Scientists warn of ‘superspreaders’ as Americans flock back to restaurants, salons and churches

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About 75% of Trump’s proposed coronavirus capital gains tax cut would go to the top 1% of earners

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Roughly three-quarters of the benefits from the capital gains tax cut floated by President Donald Trump as part of the administration's coronavirus relief plan would go to the top 1% of earners, according to the Tax Policy Center.

Trump has repeatedly floated a cut to capital gains taxes, which are taxes paid by investors on profits made when an asset, like stock or real estate, is sold. The capital gains tax rate is already 35% lower than the top income tax rate, and only about 6% of households in the bottom 80% of earners claim any capital gains, meaning the overwhelming majority of benefits would flow to the wealthy.

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