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Controversial drama about Gianni Versace murder hits the small screen

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” is the second edition of a crime story franchise whose first iteration won rave reviews and a bevy of awards for revisiting the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial.

The latest nine-episode series begins airing on television network FX late Wednesday, before being released on demand in Europe later this week. Like “The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” which won two Golden Globes and nine Emmy Awards, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” is a 1990s celebrity crime story, uniting fame and wealth with the darker underbelly of human nature.

Like “The People,” which spun a larger narrative of racial tension between black and white Americans, “The Assassination” paints a wider portrait of gay life in America in the 1990s, prejudice, hostility and bigotry.

Versace is played by Venezuelan heartthrob Edgar Ramirez, Oscar-winner Penelope Cruz is Donatella — the hard-headed sister who took over the label after her

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In wake of mass shooting, small church bands together at Christmas

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX (KSAT/CNN) – Less than two months after a deadly mass shooting, the community of Sutherland Springs came together for a traditional Christmas Eve service.

Twenty-six people were killed when a gunman opened fire on the congregation on Nov. 5. But that tragedy has not dampened the spirit of churchgoers. The Sunday service was filled with emotion, hugging, holding hands and praying. The congregation is still living with the memories of the day that changed their world.

“Where the shooter parked that day, because when I first looked out over my husband’s shoulder, I saw that and his vehicle there,” said church member Kathleen Curno, who lives with her husband across the street from the church. “That’s what’s hard for me.”

With so many members of their small church now gone, these are difficult days. But they say Pastor Frank Pomeroy expressed the town’s faith perfectly when he said, “Sutherland Springs

Read more at: http://www.wtxl.com/news/in-wake-of-mass-shooting-small-church-bands-together-at/article_c4d03ef8-ea19-11e7-9d36-0b9cd844dc04.html

In wake of mass shooting, small church bands together at Christmas …

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX (KSAT/CNN) – Less than two months after a deadly mass shooting, the community of Sutherland Springs came together for a traditional Christmas Eve service.

Twenty-six people were killed when a gunman opened fire on the congregation on Nov. 5. But that tragedy has not dampened the spirit of churchgoers. The Sunday service was filled with emotion, hugging, holding hands and praying. The congregation is still living with the memories of the day that changed their world.

“Where the shooter parked that day, because when I first looked out over my husband’s shoulder, I saw that and his vehicle there,” said church member Kathleen Curno, who lives with her husband across the street from the church. “That’s what’s hard for me.”

With so many members of their small church now gone, these are difficult days. But they say Pastor Frank Pomeroy expressed the town’s faith perfectly when he said, “Sutherland Springs

Read more at: http://www.wtxl.com/news/in-wake-of-mass-shooting-small-church-bands-together-at/article_c4d03ef8-ea19-11e7-9d36-0b9cd844dc04.html

Small, rural community of Tehama County grieves after mass shooting

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Alejandro Hernandez of Rancho Tehama Reserve, is hospitalized with a bullet in his chest, near his underarm, and another bullet wound in his foot.  Nov. 15, 2017
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Alejandro Hernandez of Rancho Tehama Reserve, is hospitalized with a bullet in his chest, near his underarm, and another bullet wound in his foot.  Nov. 15, 2017

(Debora Villalon/KTVU) Residents of Rancho Tehama Reserve, the witnesses and victims of a mass shooting this week, came together Wednesday night at a vigil expressing community pride, as well as grief and anger.  

“Rancho will always be my home,” said one woman tearfully, as a microphone was passed among the crowd of about 100 people. 

“We ducked down, he was throwing bullets everywhere and they hit the house,” said another woman, describing her

Read more at: http://www.fox5dc.com/news/national/small-rural-community-of-tehama-county-grieves-after-mass-shooting

26 Gunned Down at Small-Town Church in Texas’ Worst Mass Shooting

A man dressed in all black and wearing a “ballistic vest” fired a Ruger semi-automatic rifle at a church in a small South Texas community on Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 others in what the governor called the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history. Victims were churchgoers as young as five and as old as 72.

The gunman was officially identified as Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, of neighboring Comal County, on Monday, confirming what law enforcement sources had reported the day before. Kelley died in the shooting. Law enforcement officials were working to search his home, with agents from the FBI and the ATF among those on the scene Sunday, officials told NBC News. 

Twenty-three people were found dead inside the church, two were found outside and one victim died at the hospital, DPS Regional Director Freeman Martin said.

There were 12 to 14 children’s bodies found inside

Read more at: https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/national-international/Several-Shot-Near-Texas-Church-Authorities-455391403.html

26 Gunned Down at Small-Town Church in Texas’ Worst Mass Shooting

A man dressed in all black and wearing a “ballistic vest” fired a Ruger semi-automatic rifle at a church in a small South Texas community on Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 others in what the governor called the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history. Victims were churchgoers as young as five and as old as 72.

The gunman has been identified as Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, of neighboring Comal County, according to law enforcement sources. The gunman died in the shooting. Law enforcement officials are working to search his home, with agents from the FBI and the ATF among those on the scene Sunday, officials told NBC News. 

Twenty-three people were found dead inside the church, two were found outside and one victim died at the hospital, DPS Regional Director Freeman Martin said.

The wounded were taken to area hospitals. Megan Posey, a spokeswoman for Connally Memorial Medical

Read more at: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/Several-Shot-Near-Texas-Church-Authorities-455391403.html

Heroism Rises Out of Tragedy in a Small Texas Town

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism.

In moments of terror, the killer in black mowed down 26 victims in and near the small white church off Old Highway 87. The victims behind the church’s red door were as young as 5 years old.

And then the killing at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs stopped.

A neighbor had found his own rifle and opened fire on the killer. Devin Kelley, the 26-year-old man identified as the gunman, dropped his weapon and fled. And at least one local resident, if not more, followed in pursuit. Kelley was later found dead with his massacre cut short by a local hero.

Evil knows no geography. A mass murderer can take over two dozen lives in fifteen seconds. The worst humanity is capable of

Read more at: http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268333/heroism-rises-out-tragedy-small-texas-town-daniel-greenfield

After Virginia Tech mass shooting, big miracles at a small hospital

The call came at 9:45 a.m. Shots fired at the Virginia Tech campus. Within minutes, Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, Va., had initiated a code green — the message alerting surgeons, physicians and nurses to prepare the emergency department to respond to a disaster.

Less than 30 minutes later, the first victims from the worst mass shooting in history at that time would arrive. In all, 33 people were killed on April 16, 2007, after a gunman opened fire on the campus and then killed himself.

Seventeen others were wounded by gunfire in an academic building, including 11 treated at Montgomery Regional Hospital. All survived.

“It was a small little hospital in the middle of nowhere, and people pulled together,” said Demian Yakel, an orthopedic surgeon at the hospital that day. “Everyone rose to the occasion.”

David Stoeckle, who served as chief of surgery

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/after-virginia-tech-mass-shooting-big-miracles-at-a-small-hospital/2017/04/15/fb207a5a-2079-11e7-ad74-3a742a6e93a7_story.html

After Virginia Tech mass shooting, big miracles at a small hospital …

The call came at 9:45 a.m. Shots fired at the Virginia Tech campus. Within minutes, Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, Va., had initiated a code green — the message alerting surgeons, physicians and nurses to prepare the emergency department to respond to a disaster.

Less than 30 minutes later, the first victims from the worst mass shooting in history at that time would arrive. In all, 33 people were killed on April 16, 2007, after a gunman opened fire on the campus and then killed himself.

Seventeen others were wounded by gunfire in an academic building, including 11 treated at Montgomery Regional Hospital. All survived.

“It was a small little hospital in the middle of nowhere, and people pulled together,” said Demian Yakel, an orthopedic surgeon at the hospital that day. “Everyone rose to the occasion.”

David Stoeckle, who served as chief of surgery

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/after-virginia-tech-mass-shooting-big-miracles-at-a-small-hospital/2017/04/15/fb207a5a-2079-11e7-ad74-3a742a6e93a7_story.html