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One dead, three wounded at Atlanta rail station: media

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One person was killed and three wounded on Thursday at an Atlanta rail station in a shooting that left victims lying in a train car, local media said.

Citing the Atlanta transit agency, WSB-TV television reported that one person was killed in the shooting, which took place at West Lake Station at about 4:30 p.m.

WSB quoted officials as saying all the victims were in their 30s.

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Atlanta television station WGCL quoted witnesses as saying that the shooter, a man also in his 30s, appeared to shoot randomly at passengers.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) did not immediately respond to a request for comment but said in a statement that a suspect had been detained and an investigation was ongoing, adding that emergency responders are at the station on Atlanta’s west side.

Cellphone video shot by a bystander and carried by Atlanta’s Fox TV affiliate on its Facebook page showed a female and another person lying on the floor of a rail car as passengers bent over them.

MARTA said the station had been temporarily closed.

Aerial footage carried by the Fox affiliate showed ambulances and other emergency vehicles outside the station.

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(Reporting by Ian Simpson in Washingon; Additional reporting by David Beasley in Atlanta; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Confederate battle flag banned — Marine Corps declares it a ‘threat to our core values’

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The United States Marine Corps banned the public display of the Confederate battle flag on Friday.

"Depictions of the Confederate battle flag are unauthorized in public and work spaces aboard an installation," the Marine Corps wrote in guidance to the troops.

The ban applies to bumper stickers, clothing and flags among other items.

"The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent extremist and racist groups whose divisive beliefs have no place in our Corps," the Marines explained.

"Our history as a nation, and events like the violence in Charlottesville in 2017, highlight the divisiveness the use of the Confederate battle flag has had on our society," the continued. "The presents a threat to our core values, unit cohesion, security, and good order and discipline."

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Trump is ‘a soulless man with a broken mind’: George Conway calls out his wife’s boss in scathing op-ed

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George Conway, the prominent Republican attorney married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, blasted his wife's boss in a new Washington Post op-ed published online on Friday evening.

"Until three brief months ago, President Trump never faced a serious crisis, at least one not of his own making. But now he has faced two, and is failing two, in short order: the covid-19 pandemic, with its concomitant economic devastation; and now social unrest, and rioting, stemming from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody," Conway wrote. "Lacking in humanity, Trump has had no idea how to handle either one."

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