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A 27-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested Friday for his involvement in a Shakopee shooting that left one dead and two wounded, according to the Star Tribune.
Steven Andre Moore was taken into custody, however two male suspects are still at large, according to the Pioneer Press.
According to police, the three assailants went to the victims apartment around 11 p.m., a fight ensued and gunfire took place, according to the Pioneer Press.
"This was not a random act of violence," said Police Chief Jeffrey Tate, according to the Star Tribune.

Italian journalists detained in Syria

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The Italian Foreign Ministry is reporting four Italian journalists have been detained Friday in Syria, according to the Huffington Post.
The group, containing three men and a woman, according to the Huffington Post.
There is a staff member of Italian television station RAI and three freelancers, according to Euronews.
ANSA, an Italian news agency, says the Syrian rebels holding the journalist plan to release them into Turkey soon, according to Euronews.

Bombs at Five Shiite Mosques Kill at Least 19

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Five Shiite mosques were the targets of multiple car bombs in Baghdad and Kirkuk Friday, according to Reuters.
Reuters is reporting 19 dead, AP is reporting at least 23 dead. Both reports say over 100 people sustained injury in the explosions.
Although no one has claimed responsibility for the bombings, the AP is reporting the attack has people believing that al-Qaida's Iraq branch is responsible.
The same al-Qaida branch claimed responsibility for the bombings earlier this month that killed about 60 people, according to Reuters.

Two teens found guilty in Steubenville rape case

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A ruling of guilty came down Sunday for two teens charged with the rape of a teenage girl, according to CNN.
Trent Mays, 17, and Ma'lik Richmond, 16, were sentenced to at least one year in juvenile jail. Mays received an additional year on a charge of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, according to the Star Tribune.
This case attracted national attention after the hacking group, Anonymous, publicized the case. Prosecutor Marianne Hemmeter said the extra attention led to a chilling effect on those willing to testify, according to the Star Tribune.

More Tests Needed In LA Hotel Water Tank Death

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Further testing has been ordered to find the cause of death for the body of a 21-year-old Canadian tourist that was found in a water cistern of a downtown Los Angeles hotel Tuesday, according to the AP.
The coroner has completed the autopsy on Elisa Lam but has been unable to determine a cause of death, according to CNN.
Guest of the hotel were showering and drinking the water for as long as 19 days before the body was found by maintenance workers, according to CNN. The Los Angeles Public Health Department tests showed no harmful bacteria in the water system and allowed the hotel to remain open, according to CNN.
Angelo Bellomo, the county's director of environmental health has reported that the hotel water is safe from a "microbiological standpoint," but issued a do-not-drink order and made the hotel provide guest bottled drinking water.

Two Chicago men will appear in court Tuesday on multiple charges including murder, according to CNN.
Michael Ward, 18, and Kenneth Williams, 20, surrendered to police last Saturday night for their connection with the murder of Hadiya Pendleton, police said.
Pendleton, an honor student, performed at an event during President Obama's second inauguration one week prior to her murder.
Police believe Pendleton and her friends were mistaken as rival gang members by Ward and Williams.
First lady Michelle Obama attended Pendleton's funeral last Saturday and her parents were guest of the Obama's at the State of the Union address, according to the Huffington Post.
Pendleton's murder is the 42nd shooting death in Chicago since the start of 2013, according to CNN.

A stampede on Sunday took the life of 18 people during the religious festival of Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, according to Reuters.
The stampede started when a footbridge and it's railing collapsed, causing people to slip and start the rush, according to unnamed government officials.
Approximately 40 million people passed through the city to participate in a religious bathing in the Yamuna and Ganges rivers, according to CNN.
In a statement released by the Indian Prime Minster he stated he was shocked by the event and plans to help the families of those who lost someone in the accident.

Author of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle shot to death

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Chris Kyle, former U.S. Navy SEAL and author of "American Sniper" was murdered Saturday at the Rough Creek Lodge's shooting range according to Reuters. Kyle served in the military from 1999 to 2009 during which he served four combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Kyle was responsible for 160 insurgent kills during his time in the military. A second man was also shot and killed along side Kyle.

A 25-year-old man from Lancaster Texas was arraigned on two counts of capital murder Saturday night according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The AP is reporting that the motive for the shooting is not yet clear.

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