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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A vigil for the victims of the Virginia Beach attracted hundreds of mourners Sunday, including city and state officials. Rabbi Israel Zoberman of Virginia Beach was among the speakers reflecting on the events of the past 48 hours. The son of Holocaust survivors said the city "lost its beautiful but also blinding innocence." The vigil at Piney Grove Baptist Church closed with the lighting of 12 candles alongside a framed photograph of the victims slain by a gunman Friday.
CHICAGO (AP) — A seemingly unending litany of mass shootings in recent years _ the latest, on Friday, leaving 12 dead in Virginia Beach, Virginia _ has built an unacknowledged community of heartbreak, touching and warping the lives of untold thousands. The attacks have changed how America talks, prays and prepares for trouble. Today, the phrases "active shooter" and "shelter in place" need no explanation. One expert says these events are a different kind of trauma that rattle people to their very core.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he may meet this week with conservative British politician Boris Johnson during his state visit to the United Kingdom this week, days after he suggested he'd support Johnson's effort to replace Theresa May as prime minister. Wading in again to his hosts' domestic politics, Trump says of Johnson, "He's a friend of mine." He says he may also meet with another pro-Brexit politician, Nigel Farage, during his visit.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior North Korean official who had been reported as purged over the failed nuclear summit with Washington was shown in state media enjoying a concert alongside leader Kim Jong Un. Kim Yong Chol had been North Korea's top nuclear negotiator. A South Korean newspaper last week reported he was sentenced to hard labor following the collapse of the second summit with President Donald Trump in February.
BEIJING (AP) — Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China's economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression is harsher than ever. Student activists face relentless harassment and leaders in the beleaguered dissident community have been locked up or simply vanished. It's a far cry from the hopes of the idealistic student demonstrators, and a level of control far beyond what many imagined possible, even after the army's bloody crushing of the 1989 protests.
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