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Pastor: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam 'has to right to prove himself'

Pastor: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam 'has to right to prove himself'Some who know Gov. Ralph Northam said Sunday they are inclined to give him some latitude despite the controversy over a dance costume and racist photo.



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David Katz: Jacksonville gunman was an eSports champion who 'kept to himself'

David Katz: Jacksonville gunman was an eSports champion who 'kept to himself'David Katz, the suspect in the Jacksonville mass shooting, was reportedly introduced at the video game tournament as a "man of business" who "keeps to himself". The former eSports champion had travelled from Baltimore to Florida intent on taking part in the regional qualifier of the Madden 19 American football tournament, hoping to make it through to the finals in Las Vegas. Instead the 24-year-old was eliminated, according to witnesses, who say he later returned with a handgun and opened fire.  The outbreak of shooting was captured on a live stream of the event, with several gunshots heard in the disturbing footage before the feed was disconnected. Just before the shots were heard, a red laser dot appeared on the chest of one of the players, who was wearing white headphones and a red sweatshirt.  Three people, including Katz, were left dead while at least 11 others were shot and wounded in the shooting, which took place at the Chicago Pizza in the Jacksonville Landing shopping plaza. Local media identified the dead victims as Eli Clayton, 22, of Woodland Hills, California, and Taylor Robertson, 27, of Ballard, West Virginia. Both had been competitors in the tournament, local media reported, citing family of the victims. Robertson, a husband and father, won the tournament last year and Katz won it the year before, the Miami Herald reported, citing family and friends posting on the Internet. Sheriff Mike Williams said police believed the suspect was Katz. "There were three deceased individuals at the scene, one of those being the suspect, who took his own life," Sheriff Williams told reporters. David Katz, 24, killed himself and two others, and left 11 people injured in a shooting at the Jacksonville Landing complex  Credit: YouTube Sheriff Williams said Katz used "at least one handgun" to carry out the shooting. Listed by games maker EA Sports as a 2017 championship winner, police believe Katz stayed at a North Florida hotel overnight.  “You are not going to see much emotion,” an announcer said earlier as an introduction for Katz, the Miami Herald reported. “David Katz keeps to himself. He’s a man of business. He’s not here to make friends.” Jacksonville shooting – Locator map Steven "Steveyj" Javaruski, a professional Madden player for Noble eSports, said the attack happened after the shooter had lost during the competition, the LA Times reported.  Mr Javaruski said he witnessed his fellow competitor target a "few people” killing at least two or three and shooting multiple others. Katz would sometimes play under the name “Bread” or “RavensChamp” while competing in the national circuit of professional gamers who play “Madden NFL 19,” the popular football game. In February last year, he won the Buffalo Bills tournament of the Madden NFL football game.  "Madden" competitor Derek Jones, 30, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, said he knew Katz by the gamer tags he used online - often "Bread" or "Sliced Bread" – and had played against him online but had never spoken to him personally. "You know, I'm glad I lost today," Jones said. "Because if I'd won, I would have been in that game bar right then playing a game and not paying attention. And he could have come and I'd probably be dead right now." On Sunday evening, the FBI said, its agents searched a family home of the man authorities believed was behind the attack. Heavily armed agents, some in bulletproof vests and brandishing long guns, could be seen entering an upmarket townhome complex near Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Cameron Stearns, who lives next door to the house, said he was surprised Katz had been identified as the gunman. “It’s shocking and scary to think only a wall separates you from somebody capable of shooting up a video game tournament,” he told the New York Times. Marquis Williams was his girlfriend Taylor Poindexter when the bullets started to fly.  As he fled, Williams, 28, said, he could see the back of the gunman's head as the attacker appeared to be walking backwards as he fired. "We didn't see like a face," Ms Poindexter, 26, told reporters a few hours after the attack, standing on crutches after spraining her ankle trying to escape. "We did see him with two hands on a gun, walking back just popping rounds." The killings rocked the world of professional electronic gaming, also known as esports, which boasts an estimated 250 million players worldwide in a growing market worth about a billion dollars a year. Still doesn’t feel real. Saw a lot of things today I wish I hadn’t seen. But I also saw a community of people rally around each other and a massive amount of support from friends and family to check on everyone. I’m thankful for everyone of you guys in the community.I love y’all— G-tech (@maddenvtech) August 27, 2018 "My heart goes out to the family, friends and people affected by the madden shooting today," one video platform streamer and Internet personality, Ninja, wrote on Twitter. "Evil times we live in, just need to out shine that evil with positivity." Another high profile gamer, @ProblemWright, one of the top names in Madden competitions according to its maker, Electronic Arts Inc, said he was crying and "in so much pain." "All over a videogame. Two of our brothers are gone man and its so disturbing. One of the most tragic days ive experienced. This community is like family. Broken," he wrote on Twitter.



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David Katz: Police tight-lipped over motive after gamer 'kills two and turns gun on himself' at Florida tournament

David Katz: Police tight-lipped over motive after gamer 'kills two and turns gun on himself' at Florida tournamentSixteen months ago, David Katz was attracting public attention for his video game prowess with a spectacular last-gasp victory during EA Sports’ Madden gaming tournament. The Baltimore native was behind “the most exciting moment” of the 2017 series, according to the game’s publisher, pulling off an “unbelievable pass as time expired to be crowned Buffalo Bills Champion” in the New York tournament in April of that year. “You have to give it up to Bread,” he added, using Mr Katz’s nickname.



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Florida Shooting: Suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz was 'investigated for cutting himself'

Florida Shooting: Suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz was 'investigated for cutting himself'The man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school had reportedly been investigated for self-harm and saying he wanted to buy a gun. Suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz spurred investigations by law enforcement and welfare officials after cutting his arms and professing a desire to purchase firearms on social media, according to records obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The FBI has acknowledged that it failed to investigate a tip last month that Mr Cruz owned guns and had the “desire to kill”, leading Florida governor Rick Scott to demand the resignation of FBI director Christopher Wray.



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Twitter users tell FCC chair Ajit Pai to 'kill himself' after net neutrality vote

Twitter users tell FCC chair Ajit Pai to 'kill himself' after net neutrality voteFederal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is facing backlash online after the government agency voted  Thursday to repeal landmark Obama-era rules that were designed to ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape The plan had not been popular leading up to the vote, with at least one poll from the University of Maryland finding more than 80 percent of respondents opposed the proposed repeal of net neutrality rules ahead of the vote.



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After Charlottesville, Tillerson says Trump 'speaks for himself'

After Charlottesville, Tillerson says Trump 'speaks for himself'Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declined to say Sunday whether President Trump’s values align with the United States’ values, instead maintaining that Trump “speaks for himself.”



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Donald Trump 'given daily dossier of positive news about himself'

Donald Trump 'given daily dossier of positive news about himself'Donald Trump has reportedly been given a dossier of positive news coverage about himself twice a day since entering the White House. Consisting of about 20-25 pages, the packet is filled with screenshots of positive cable news headlines, admiring tweets, transcripts of positive TV interviews, praise-filled news stories, and sometimes just pictures of the president on TV looking powerful, Vice News reported, citing White House sources.  The folder is said to be compiled from the clippings that are sent to the White House from the Republican National Committee’s “war room,” which monitors local and national news, cable television, social media, digital media, and print media.  Vice reported that the idea came from Reince Priebus, who was chief of staff until his recent ousting, and Sean Spicer, who resigned as White House press secretary last month. Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus Credit: Reuters Both were reportedly eager to deliver the package, which became known by some in the White House as “the propaganda document”, the news website quoted an official as saying. “Priebus and Spicer weren’t in a good position, and they wanted to show they could provide positive coverage,” the official said. “It was self-preservation.”  Mr Spicer disputed the nature of the dossier. “While I won’t comment on materials we share with the president, this is not accurate on several levels,” he told Vice, without elaborating.  Now that Mr Spicer and Mr Priebus have departed, the officials say the folder has been produced less frequently. While Mr Trump has often railed at "fake news", usually targeting the New York Times or CNN, he has regularly tweeted reports that praise him.  In a bid to promote positive news,  Team Trump is now producing what it is billing as the "Real News." The first "Real News" video appeared a little over a week ago on Mr Trump's Facebook page and featured the president's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, who is married to his son Eric.



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Trump donor 'kills himself' after revealing he tried to get Hillary Clinton's emails from Russian hackers

Trump donor 'kills himself' after revealing he tried to get Hillary Clinton's emails from Russian hackersA Republican donor who died soon after telling a newspaper he tried to obtain Hillary Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers during the 2016 presidential election killed himself, according to a report. Peter W Smith, a former equity adviser, was found dead around ten days after telling the Wall Street Journal he tried to acquire emails missing from Ms Clinton’s server. Ms Clinton said she deleted some 30,000 online messages because they related to her personal life.



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