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Pierce (Wa) deputies kill white supremacist after he kills

Deputies shot and killed a white supremacist suspected of shooting a black man to death early Wednesday in South Tacoma, Pierce County sheriff's officials say.

Just before 5 a.m. when deputies received a call about a shooting at the Woodmark Apartments, in the 2400 block of 96th Street South.

Arriving deputies found the severely injured victim, a black man believed to be in his 20s. He died at the scene.

Deputies then tracked the suspect to the nearby Drake Apartments, in the 2200 block of 97th Street South, when residents there called 911 to report a suspicious man in the hallway who matched the suspect's description.



After years of effort, Vermont's governor reportedly gives up on single-payer health care

Shumlin: "The time is not right"

Vermont has long had a two-pronged approach to building a single-payer health care system. First, they would figure out what they would want the system to look like. Then, they would figure out how to pay for it.

The state passed legislation outlining how the single-payer system would work in 2011. And ever since, the state has been trying to figure out how to pay for a system that covers everybody. Most estimates suggest that the single payer system would cost $2 billion each year. For a state that only collects $2.7 billion in revenue, that is a large sum of money.

What Shumlin appears to be saying today is that the "time is not right" to move forward on the financing of the single-payer system. And that means putting the whole effort aside, with no clear moment when the debate would be reopened.


Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution

The scene could be straight from a science-fiction film: a vision of everyday life, but with one jarring difference that makes you realise you’re on another planet, or in a distant future era.

A sports class is in full swing on the outskirts of Beijing. Herds of children charge after a football on an artificial pitch, criss-crossed with colourful markings and illuminated in high definition by the glare of bright white floodlights. It all seems normal enough – except for the fact that this familiar playground scene is taking place beneath a gigantic inflatable dome.

“It’s a bit of a change having to go through an airlock on the way to class,” says Travis Washko, director of sports at the British School of Beijing. “But the kids love it, and parents can now rest assured their children are playing in a safe environment.”

The reason for the dome becomes apparent when you step outside. A grey blanket hangs in the sky, swamping the surroundings in a de-saturated haze and almost obscuring the buildings across the street. A red flag hangs above the school’s main entrance to warn it’s a no-go day: stay indoors at all costs. The airpocalypse has arrived.



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