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Gunman opens fire at Los Angeles-area hospital, no injuries

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A gunman opened fire on Tuesday at a Los Angeles-area hospital, causing police to evacuate two buildings and shut down surrounding streets before arresting a suspect, but there were no reports of injury.

Police did not identify the suspect in the shooting that took place shortly before midday at Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center in Downey, some 15 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, and did not discuss a motive for the gunfire.

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“Suspect did fire rounds inside the building. Sole suspect arrested. Gun recovered. The investigation will continue. Streets will open up soon. Thankful it worked out,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Norwalk station said on Twitter.

The Los Angeles Times, citing Downey Police Chief Carl Charles, reported that the gunman threw a chair through a window of the medical center before pulling out a handgun and firing six or seven rounds.

Local television images showed employees filing out of the building following the shooting, which took place shortly after 11:30 a.m., with hands raised as dozens of police and fire vehicles surrounded the hospital.

Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis, Steve Gorman and Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; Editing by Leslie Adler

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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles — ‘the hardest #Megxit possible’

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Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy.

The historic announcement from Buckingham Palace on Saturday follows more than a week of intense private talks aimed at managing the fallout of the globetrotting couple's shock resignation from front-line royal duties.

It means Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Harry and his American TV actress wife Meghan will stop using the titles "royal highness" -- the same fate that befell his late mother Princess Diana after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996.

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GOP senator tells home-state press that impeachment trial must be ‘viewed as fair’: report

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Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke to local reporters on Saturday about her role in the upcoming Donald Trump impeachment trial.

Murkowski explained she would likely vote with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on an initial vote on whether to allow witnesses. However, she left the door open to voting for witnesses after House impeachment managers make their opening case.

"I don't know what more we need until I have been given the base case," she said. "We will have that opportunity to say 'yes' or 'no' ... and if we say 'yes,' the floor is open."

Overall, Murkowski said it was important for the trial to been viewed as fair.

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White House press secretary urged to do her job: ‘We don’t pay you to be a Twitter troll’

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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was blasted on Saturday over the confusion resulting from her refusal to hold daily press briefings.

CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy was alarmed that Grisham's assistant, Hogan Gidley, was forcing reporters to refer to his remarks as coming from a "sources close to the President's legal team."

Darcy noted that Trump had repeatedly questioned the veracity of unnamed sources, making it problematic for Gidley to demand to be quoted as such.

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Grisham responded to the criticism and asked Darcy to "stop with the righteous indignation.

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