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A 5-month-old girl has been shot to death while sitting in the rear of a car in Chicago. Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified the child as Cecilia Thomas. She was struck in the head when shots were fired from another vehicle. She later died at a hospital. Police said a 41-year-old man in another vehicle was in good condition at a hospital after suffering a gunshot wound near his eye. No arrests have been made. The baby is among the youngest victims of gun violence in Chicago. She would have turned 6-months-old in four days, according to Natalia Derevyanny, a spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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A federal jury has awarded $21 million to the family of a pregnant teen who was shot and killed by undercover police officers in Northern California five years ago. Elena Mondragon was a passenger in a car that collided with a police van. Officers opened fire, fatally shooting Mondragon. She was 16 and in her first trimester of pregnancy. Her family’s wrongful-death complaint described the killing as “a botched covert arrest operation." Lawyers say the jury decided to split culpability between the man driving the car and the officers, so that the city of Fremont will likely supply about $10 million of the award. Fremont officials did not immediately comment on the jury’s decision.

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A federal jury has awarded $21 million to the family of a pregnant teen who was shot and killed by undercover police officers in Northern California five years ago. Elena Mondragon was a passenger in a car that collided with a police van. Officers opened fire, fatally shooting Mondragon. She was 16 and in her first trimester of pregnancy. Her family’s wrongful-death complaint described the killing as “a botched covert arrest operation." Lawyers say the jury decided to split culpability between the man driving the car and the officers, so that the city of Fremont will likely supply about $10 million of the award. Fremont officials did not immediately comment on the jury’s decision.

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One person has been killed and two others wounded in a shooting at an automotive interior products warehouse in suburban Chicago. Bolingbrook police Capt. Anthony Columbus tells WLS-TV that officers responded about 6:25 a.m. Saturday to reports of the shooting at the WeatherTech facility. Police said the suspected shooter fled the building, but was found about 9:25 a.m. and taken into custody. Police said the victims were taken to hospitals where one later died. Another was in critical condition and the third was treated and released. Further details about the shooting were not immediately available.

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The last victim of the mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, is being laid to rest. A funeral is being held Saturday for 10-year-old Uziyah Garcia at Immanuel Baptist Church in San Angelo, where he lived before moving to Uvalde about a year before the May 24 attack. In an obituary, his family recalled his contagious laugh, love of silly jokes, and sweet and outgoing nature. His grandfather says Uziyah, or Uzi as he was known, also loved football and took the sport seamlessly when they threw the ball around over spring break. Uzi was among the 19 students and two teachers who were killed in the attack at Robb Elementary School.

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President Joe Biden has signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades. The bipartisan compromise seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings, including the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school. The House gave final approval Friday, following Senate passage Thursday, and Biden acted just before leaving Washington for two world leader summits in Europe. The legislation will toughen background checks for the youngest gun buyers, keep firearms from more domestic violence offenders and help states put in place laws that make it easier for authorities to take weapons from people adjudged to be dangerous. Most of its $13 billion cost will help bolster mental health programs and aid schools

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The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home in 2017 is scheduled to be released from prison next week. Mohamed Noor is scheduled to be released from custody Monday. He received a new sentence in October of nearly five years in prison after the Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a third-degree murder conviction against him for killing Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a dual U.S.-Australian citizen. The decision vacated a prison term of 12 ½ years that Noor had been serving. Damond's father, John Ruszczyk, said in an email to The Associated Press that his release after a “trivial sentence” shows disrespect to the wishes of the jury that convicted him.

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The Arizona Senate’s ethics committee's attorney has submitted a report to the full Senate on a probe of a Republican lawmaker’s online comments that appeared to blame the federal government for a supermarket massacre in Buffalo, New York. The report reaches no conclusions on whether Sen. Wendy Rogers’ comment broke Senate rules. It will be up to the full Senate to decide whether the Flagstaff lawmaker's comment merits discipline. Rogers tweeted: “Fed boy summer has started in Buffalo” as news broke about the May 14 mass shooting in Buffalo. Many thought Rogers was saying the federal government was behind the attack. She denied that was her intent.

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Almost 300 high school seniors received their diplomas in Uvalde in the shadow of the massacre of 19 elementary school students and two teachers one month earlier. The 288 red-gowned Uvalde High School seniors sat in 100-degree heat at the school stadium Friday with 21 “Uvalde Strong” placards arrayed before their ranks as school and student leaders spoke. Uvalde school Superintendent Hal Harrell and school principal Randy Harris praised the students for their strength and resilience as three COVID-19 pandemic years were capped by the May 14 mass shooting at the South Texas town’s Robb Elementary School.

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The House has sent President Joe Biden the most wide-ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades. The bill that passed the House on Friday is a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists. The Democratic-led chamber approved the election-year legislation with every Democrat and 14 Republicans voting yes. That caps a spurt of action prompted by voters’ revulsion over last month’s mass shootings in New York and Texas. The Senate approved it earlier by a bipartisan 65-33 margin, with 15 Republicans joining all Democrats. The White House says Biden will sign the bill Saturday morning.

A former Argentine navy officer goes on trial Monday in Miami for his alleged role in a 1972 massacre of political prisoners in his homeland. Roberto Guillermo Bravo has lived in the United States for decades and is the only former Argentine military officer accused of taking part in what is known as the Trelew Massacre who has yet to face justice. Bravo and other officers were accused of shooting to death 16 unarmed political prisoners and seriously wounding three others. He will be undergoing a civil trial brought by relatives of four of the victims under a U.S. law that allows judicial action against U.S. residents for acts allegedly committed elsewhere. Bravo's lawyers contend the deaths occurred during a shootout between the officers and escaping prisoners.

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For two years, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords allowed a film crew to shadow her and husband Sen. Mark Kelly. The result is a film titled “Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down." An intimate look at Giffords’ recovery after the 2011 shooting that changed her life. But it's also an insider view of how the couple navigated gun control campaigns and a Senate campaign during a pandemic. The movie could not be any timelier on the heels of the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting. Gun reform debates have been raging in government, schools and the U.S. Supreme Court. The documentary is from the same team behind Academy Award-nominated Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary “RBG." The Giffords film arrives in theaters July 15.

Police say they have arrested a suspect in this week’s fatal shooting of a man on a San Francisco subway commuter train. A San Francisco Police Department spokesperson says the suspect was arrested Thursday in a city about 40 miles east of San Francisco. A motive has not been determined for Wednesday's shooting, which killed one man and wounded another. The suspect was booked into San Francisco jail minutes after midnight Friday. He faces charges of homicide, having a concealed firearm and allegations of using a firearm.

San Francisco police say a man who allegedly shot and killed a 27-year-old man on a San Francisco subway commuter train has been arrested. San Francisco Police Department spokeswoman Officer Kathryn Winters says Javon Green was arrested in the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Nesta Bowen inside a train on Wednesday and the shooting of a 70-year-old man, who was wounded. Winters says the 26-year-old Green  was arrested Thursday in Pittsburg, a city about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of San Francisco. A motive in the shooting has not been determined. Green was booked into San Francisco jail minutes after midnight Friday, according to jail records. He faces charges of murder, having a concealed firearm and allegations of using a firearm.

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The Senate has approved a bipartisan gun violence bill. The vote late Thursday clears the way for expected House passage Friday of what will be Congress’ most far-reaching response in decades to the nation’s run of brutal mass shootings. Republicans have long derailed Democratic efforts to curb firearms. But after last month's mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, Democrats and some Republicans decided that congressional inaction was untenable. It took nearly a month of closed-door talks but a group of senators from both parties emerged with a compromise embodying incremental but impactful movement.

A judge has issued a bench warrant for an eyewitness to the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle for failing to appear at the trial of the man charged with first-degree murder in the slaying. Evan MacKenzie, known as “Rimpau," was one of Hussle's closest friends and was standing next to him when he was shot. But his refusal to testify underscores a wider reluctance among witnesses in the trial of Eric Holder, who is charged with killing Hussle in 2019. Mistrust of authorities is widespread in the predominantly Black neighborhood where the shooting took place, and Hussle's and Holder's gang ties may add to the hesitation to talk. The defense has acknowledged that Holder shot Hussle, but says there was no premeditation and he is not guilty of first-degree murder.

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A judge has issued a bench warrant for an eyewitness to the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle for failing to appear at the trial of the man charged with first-degree murder in the slaying. Evan MacKenzie, known as “Rimpau," was one of Hussle's closest friends and was standing next to him when he was shot. But his refusal to testify underscores a wider reluctance among witnesses in the trial of Eric Holder, who is charged with killing Hussle in 2019. Mistrust of authorities is widespread in the predominantly Black neighborhood where the shooting took place, and Hussle's and Holder's gang ties may add to the hesitation to talk. The defense has acknowledged that Holder shot Hussle, but says there was no premeditation and he is not guilty of first-degree murder.

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Police in San Francisco are searching for a man who shot and killed one person and wounded another inside a subway train and then fled when the train stopped in the Castro District, the city’s historically LGBTQ neighborhood. San Francisco police late Wednesday released a still photo from surveillance video of a man they described as a person of interest and asked anyone with information to contact authorities. Police say the man, who hasn’t been identified, is thought to be the person who shot a 27-year-old man to death and shot and wounded a 70-year-old man. The San Francisco Medical Examiner identified the person killed as Nesta Bowen. The office said it did not know where Bowen lived.

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Police in San Francisco are searching for a man who shot and killed one person and wounded another inside a subway train and then fled when the train stopped in the Castro District, the city’s historically LGBTQ neighborhood. San Francisco police late Wednesday released a still photo from surveillance video of a man they described as a person of interest and asked anyone with information to contact authorities. Police say the man, who hasn’t been identified, is thought to be the person who shot a 27-year-old man to death and shot and wounded a 70-year-old man. The San Francisco Medical Examiner identified the person killed as Nesta Bowen. The office said it did not know where Bowen lived.

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The family of an unarmed Arkansas teenager fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop has filed a federal lawsuit over the teen's death. The family of Hunter Brittain filed the lawsuit Thursday against Michael Davis, a former sergeant with the Lonoke County sheriff's office, and the Lonoke County sheriff on the one-year anniversary of the 17-year-old's killing. Davis was convicted in March of negligent homicide in Brittain's death but has appealed that ruling. The lawsuit accuses Davis and Lonoke County Sheriff John Staley of violating the teen's constitutional rights. It seeks unspecified damages and a jury trial.

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New York’s Democratic leaders aim to preserve as many restrictions as possible on carrying a handgun in public after a U.S. Supreme Court decision Thursday struck down key portions of the state’s gun-licensing law. State and New York City officials are zeroing in on specifying “sensitive locations” where people cannot carry concealed weapons. Other options could include adding new conditions to get a handgun permit, such as requiring weapons training. State Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy says Democrats are trying to create fear and division over what he characterizes as legal gun owners' rights to protect themselves and their families.

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Authorities say a man being booked into a central Arkansas jail on drug charges pulled out a gun and fatally shot a guard before someone disarmed him. The State Police says in a news release that Jeremiah Story, a 21-year-old detention officer at the Perry County jail in Perryville, died at a hospital early Thursday. The agency says 37-year-old Roderick Lewis, of North Little Rock, shot Story in a bathroom late Wednesday while Lewis was changing into jail issued attire. A State Police spokesman says Lewis used a gun he had with him when he entered the jail.. A witness to the shooting was able to disarm Lewis.

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The sister of a 9-year-old girl killed in the Uvalde school shooting rampage has tearfully pleaded with Texas lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws and questioned why so many security measures failed. Jazmin Cazares on Thursday begged lawmakers to do something. Her young sister Jacklyn was one of 19 children shot dead inside Robb Elementary School on May 24 before police stormed the classroom and killed the gunman. Two teachers also died. The gunman was a former student, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos. Cazares' testimony came as the U.S. Supreme Court announced a decision allowing a major expansion of gun rights, saying Americans have a right to carry firearms in public.

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The Supreme Court has ruled that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, a major expansion of gun rights. The court struck down a New York gun law in a ruling expected to directly impact half a dozen other populous states. Thursday's decision came with recent mass shootings fresh in the nation’s mind and Americans emotionally divided on the issue. Across the street from the court, the Senate sped toward passage of its own national legislation, a gun law modest in scope but still the most far-reaching in decades.  Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the high court's 6-3 conservative majority.

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Burlington, Iowa, has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the mother of a man who was shot to death by police five years ago. The settlement announced Thursday comes nearly five years after Officer Chris Chiprez fatally shot 27-year-old Marquis Jones. Police stopped Jones on Oct. 1, 2017, for allegedly playing music too loudly, and police say he ran away with a gun in his hand. Chiprez said in reports that he thought Jones was armed when he shot him. But lawyers for Jones' mother say evidence showed Jones had dropped the gun yards away and was nearly prone on the ground when he was shot.

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