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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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Lewandowski’s testimony will let Democrats build Nixon-like articles of impeachment: Ex-prosecutor

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As President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski combatively testified before the House Judiciary Committee, he admitted that Trump asked him to communicate to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions that former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation must be shut down. Aside from that revelation, most of the testimony was unproductive, with Lewandowski lashing out at members of Congress and running interference for the president.

But as former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti wrote on Twitter, these outbursts — and the fact that Trump sanctioned the way that Lewandowski behaved in the hearing — could be the basis for Democrats to write up articles of impeachment against Trump similar to those drafted against Richard Nixon in 1974:

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Zuckerberg: new Facebook panel can overrule him

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Facebook said Tuesday it has finalized its charter for its "independent oversight board," giving the panel the authority to overrule chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on questions of appropriate content.

The new entity, based on Zuckerberg's call for a "supreme court" that would make difficult calls on what is suitable content for Facebook, is moving closer to reality with the charter released by the social network.

Zuckerberg said in a statement the independent panel would have the final say on these matters of what belongs on the social platform.

"If someone disagrees with a decision we've made, they can appeal to us first, and soon they will be able to further appeal to this independent board," he said.

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Human Rights Watch accuses Brazil’s Bolsonaro of giving a ‘green light’ to illegal loggers to destroy the Amazon

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Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro of giving a "green light" to illegal loggers to destroy the Amazon and failing to protect those defending the world's largest rain forest.

Bolsonaro, whose anti-environment rhetoric and policies have been widely blamed for a spike in fires and land clearing in the Amazon this year, has promised to open up the remote region to more development even as he faces growing international criticism.

Official figures show Amazon deforestation nearly doubled in the first eight months of this year, compared with the same period in 2018, to 6,404 square kilometers (2,472 square miles) -- more than twice the size of Luxembourg.

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