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Jacksonville councilman goes off on guns and God at site of gamer shooting: ‘This city is under attack’

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Jacksonville, Florida city councilman Reggie Gaffney spoke briefly with local news anchors Sunday in wake of the mass shooting that killed four and injured 11 in his council district.

“I am very sad and frustrated right now because — the second shooting in less than 48 hours — but to talk about this, it’s tragic,” he said. “I want to give my condolences to the family members.”

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He noted that these gamers came to play together this morning and some will never leave. He said that he spoke with the sheriff’s office and that they asked officials to say as little as possible as they continue to gather evidence surrounding motive.

“When you lose one life you should be concerned,” he said as the reason for coming down to the site. “My question — I’m asking to America, I’m asking to Jacksonville, I’m asking to the state — what are we going to do about guns?”

He went on to say that there is a gun problem in America and particularly in Jacksonville.

“We’ve really got to ask ourselves two questions,” he continued. “What are we going to do about guns? And we’ve really got to get focused on getting closer with the Lord.”

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White woman pulls gun on Black woman after allegedly almost hitting her with her car

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On Wednesday, a viral video showed a white woman in Auburn Hills, Michigan, pulling a handgun on a Black woman in an altercation in a parking lot.

According to the woman taking the video, the white woman nearly hit the Black woman while backing up her van, and the argument escalated quickly.

"Get the license plate!" the Black woman can be heard shouting.

"Don't you f**king jump behind my car," replied the woman with the gun. "Get the f**k back! Get the f**k back! Back the f**k up!"

According to the poster, the woman who brandished the gun has been arrested.

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July 4 re-opening still on after employee at private sports club owned by billionaire governor tests positive for coronavirus

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After at least three complaints alleging lax reopening practices at West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s luxury resort hotel, a kitchen employee has tested positive for the coronavirus at a residential and sports club affiliated with The Greenbrier.

Local Health Department officials directed a 14-day quarantine for potentially exposed employees at The Lodge, a restaurant at the Greenbrier Sporting Club, and the venue will remain closed until July 10. Festivities planned at the club for July 4 will go on, but with food from other facilities.

"While the events of the past few days certainly have thrown us a curve ball, we have reached out to our friends and colleagues in the area to pull together a festival that will have something for everyone," the director of operations at the sporting club, Allen Wills, told its 400 members in a Tuesday night email, obtained by ProPublica.

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Why people want to see Donald Trump’s tax returns

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The Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases regarding access to President Donald Trump’s tax filings soon. At the heart of the cases: Can House committees and a New York grand jury subpoena financial institutions for Trump’s personal and business tax filings?

If the Supreme Court rules against Trump, it opens the possibility that the public could eventually see his personal tax return and business records, though experts say it would be unlikely to happen quickly. Here’s why people want to see Trump’s tax returns and what they may reveal about the president.

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