Boy killed in dirt bike accident

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A fourth-grade boy died Friday night after an apparent dirt bike accident in Oak Grove, Minn.

Nicholas Engler, a nine-year-old at Cedar Creek Community School, was found unresponsive by emergency responders, including his own father, the Pioneer Press reported.

Engler was wearing a helmet, chest guard, boots, and gloves, and he was an avid dirt bike rider, according to WCCO.

No witnesses to the accident had been located, and investigators believe Nicholas was riding alone, the Pioneer Press reported.

Engler would have been 10 next month.

Peru dolphin deaths remain a mystery

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Over 800 dolphins have died on the northern coast of Peru this year.

Authorities say that 877 dolphins have washed up in a 220-kilometer area from Punta Aguja to Lambayeque, in the north of the country, CNN reported.

"The most probable hypothesis is the possibility of an infection with a virus," Deputy Environment Minister Gabriel Quijandria said in a statement released by the Huffington Post.

According to CNN, in February, 179 dolphins washed ashore in Cape Cod, in eastern United States, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Marine biologists are still trying to determine the cause of those deaths.

2 dead in shooting outside church

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Two people died following a shooting on Sunday that occurred outside a Denver church.

Josephine Echols, the pastor's mother, was shot outside of New Destiny Christian Center when she stepped out to deal with an angry interaction in the parking lot, the Daily Mail reported.

An off-duty police officer of Denver went to the parking lot after hearing "several" rounds fired, according to the Daily Mail. The officer shot and killed the suspect.

Echols passed away late Sunday night, according to the Associated Press.

2 killed in suspicious fire

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Two women died Sunday in a suspicious house fire near Seattle.

Firefighters at the scene discovered a barricade at the door of a couch and other furniture.

Sgt. Cindi West with the King County Sheriff's Office said in a statement to the Associated Press that it was clearly and intentionally barricaded.

The women have not been identified, but police have put their ages around 20 and around 30, according to Fox News.

The police are investigating the deaths which West called "suspicious," the Associate Press reported.

Fire Crews also found at least five cans around the house which appeared to contain gasoline, the Associated Press said.

1 dead and 2 injured in a fire

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A 4-year-old boy was killed and two other children were injured in a house fire near Stephen, Minn. on Friday.

Authorities received a 911 call from someone in the house around 10 p.m. on Friday, according to the Pioneer Press.

The two injured children were taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, and their names and conditions have not yet been made available, WDAZ News reported.

The fire remains under investigation.

2 injured in rollover crash

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A 45-year-old woman and 6-year-old girl were injured Sunday morning in Wisconsin after their minivan rolled into a ditch, the Pierce County sheriff's department reported.

The woman identified herself as Nancy Clark, of Arkansaw, Wis., and was taken to the hospital with undetermined injuries, and the girl suffered arm-related injuries, according to the Pioneer Press.

The was apparently negotiating a sharp turn when it went down a steep ditch and rolled over, CBS news said.

Both the woman and the girl were wearing seat belts, and the accident is still under investigation.

1 dead, 4 missing in yacht race

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One sailor died, and four others are missing after large waves swept them overboard from their yacht, the Coast Guard reported on Sunday.

According to Coast Guard Petty Officer Levi Read, the yacht was competing in a race from San Francisco to the Farallon Islands, but the seas were rough. The waves crashing into the yacht were 10-12 feet high, the Pioneer Press reported.

All the crew members were apparently wearing life jackets and cold weather gear, Fox News said.

The names of the crew members have not yet been released, and there has not been any word on the condition of the remaining survivors, the Pioneer Press reported.

Albert Lea man dies in crash

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An Albert Lea man died Saturday night in a head-on-collision on an undivided highway just north of the city, the Minnesota Highway Patrol said.

Michael Skov, the 47-year-old co-owner of the Bend in the Road Bar in Manchester, Minn., was driving north on Hwy. 13 when his car crossed into the southbound lane and collided with another car, according to the Albert Lea Tribune.

The three men in the other car, ages 16, 17, and 27, were all treated and released from the Albert Lea Medical Center with non-serious injuries, the Pioneer Press said.

Western Kentucky football players shot

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Officials say that two Western Kentucky football players are recovering after being shot early Sunday morning.

Tevin Holliman, a sophomore from Tucker, Ga., and Ricardo Singh, a freshman from Auburndale, Fla. were each shot once, according to the Pioneer Press.

The shooting took place outside of an off-campus bar in Bowling Green, the Lava Lounge. The team had just finished their Annual Spring Game hours before the shooting, according the New York Daily News.

The players are expected to survive.

Diversity Analysis

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The article I looked at for this week's analysis was from the Washington Post. It was a set of mini-features from Holy Week around the world.

In my opinion, the story depicts the different ways Easter was celebrated around the world pretty clearly- sans stereotyping. I thought the pictures did a great job of doing that.

The piece moved away from stereotyping, because it showed how many different cultures appreciated Easter, in multiple formats. Some cultures used parades, some used passion plays, and some used prayer.

There wasn't anything in the story that I would have expected, which is what I feel would have been stereotypes.