Want to catch up with the news quickly? Here are the top stories from Thursday, December 7, 2023.
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1. Mass shootings shake Texas counties and UNLV
Three people were killed Wednesday in a mass shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with a fourth critically injured. The shooter, identified by law enforcement sources as 67-year-old Anthony Polito, died at the scene after a confrontation with police. Polito was a career college professor who law enforcement believe had applied for a job at the university.
The incident was the second mass shooting to occur Wednesday, as six people were also killed during a shooting spree in Texas. The suspect, identified s Shane James, began the spree by killing his parents before moving to a nearby county. He is currently in police custody.
2. Trump's fake electors settle civil case, admit Biden won 2020 race
Ten Wisconsin Republicans who tried to reverse the outcome of the 2020 presidential election by creating false electors have reached a civil settlement. The group has rescinded their previous falsified claims that Donald Trump has won the state's electoral votes, and admitted that President Joe Biden was the true winner of the election.
“We hereby reaffirm that Joseph R. Biden, Jr. won the 2020 presidential election and that we were not the duly elected presidential electors for the State of Wisconsin for the 2020 presidential election,” the group said in a public statement through a Wisconsin state court. “We oppose any attempt to undermine the public’s faith in the ultimate results of the 2020 presidential election.”
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3. More and more migrants are dying as they cross the U.S.-Mexico border
As a large number of migrants attempt to cross the United States' southern border, several states have reported recovering a growing amount of bodies from those who perished during their journeys. One key point of entry in Arizona has since been closed in an effort to prevent more crossings.