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Vigil held in UK for 39 Vietnamese who died in a truck

Vigil held in UK for 39 Vietnamese who died in a truckLondon’s Vietnamese community has gathered at a vigil and a service to honor the 39 Vietnamese victims who died in a refrigerated truck container in southeastern England. The community is mourning the unidentified victims, who were trying to enter Britain in hopes of finding greater opportunities. Rev. Simon Nguyen offered prayers for the victims and for their loved ones in Vietnam.



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Vigil held in UK for 39 Vietnamese who died in a truck

Vigil held in UK for 39 Vietnamese who died in a truckLondon’s Vietnamese community has gathered at a vigil and a service to honor the 39 Vietnamese victims who died in a refrigerated truck container in southeastern England. The community is mourning the unidentified victims, who were trying to enter Britain in hopes of finding greater opportunities. Rev. Simon Nguyen offered prayers for the victims and for their loved ones in Vietnam.



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Ohio governor stopped mid-speech at vigil for Dayton shooting victims: 'Do something'

Ohio governor stopped mid-speech at vigil for Dayton shooting victims: 'Do something'During a vigil to remember the dead killed in Dayton, Ohio, on Sunday, the Republican governor of the state was stopped mid-speech with demands that he “do something” about the kind of violence that had left at least nine people dead less than 24 hours earlier.Mike DeWine had just remarked on the size of the crowd in Dayton’s Oregon District, when he was confronted with pleas for action.“Do something!” a member of the crowd yelled, prompting echoes from the others in the crowd that built into chants that disrupted the event, which was being held around the corner from the site of the deadly shooting.The moment quickly went viral on social media,, as a frustration with a lack of action on the gun violence epidemic spread.It echoed sentiments across the US following other mass shootings, including at the vigil following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last year, when a mourning crowd chanted “no more guns!”“We are tired of vigils!” the crowd in Ohio chanted.Soon after the vigil, the hashtag “DoSomething” took off on Twitter, with impassioned statements being posted by users in favour of gun control action.Mr DeWine’s position on gun control appears to hew closely to the positions of the National Rifle Association (NRA), and he announced on the campaign trail last year that he supported “red flag” laws that could allow law enforcement to take firearms from individuals who pose a threat to themselves or others, so long as there is “due process”.That position is similar to the one taken by the NRA.



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The Latest: Vigil held for slain university student

The Latest: Vigil held for slain university studentMore than 100 people gathered at the University of Utah to memorialize a student at the university who authorities say was killed and her charred remains found in a Salt Lake City man’s backyard. The crowd was silent while friends recalled 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck as a bubbly, nurturing person who loved spending time with her family and looked forward to a career in medicine. Authorities on Friday said they plan to charge 31-year-old Ayoola A. Ajayi with aggravated murder, kidnapping and other crimes.



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Mourners to remember slain Utah college student at vigil

Mourners to remember slain Utah college student at vigilFriends and mourners planned to remember a Utah college student Monday night who was missing for nearly two weeks before police arrested a man accused of killing her and burying her charred remains in his backyard. A vigil at the University of Utah will honor Mackenzie Lueck, 23, who has been described as a bubbly, nurturing person who looked after her friends and took care of animals. Police have said she took a Lyft from the airport to a park north of Salt Lake City, where she met someone in the early morning.



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Thousands attend New Zealand vigil to honor 50 mosque dead

Thousands attend New Zealand vigil to honor 50 mosque deadCHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Sunday to listen to prayers, songs and speeches at a vigil to remember the 50 people killed in a terrorist attack on two mosques.



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Thousands attend NZ vigil, rally to fight racism, remember Christchurch victims

Thousands attend NZ vigil, rally to fight racism, remember Christchurch victimsAbout 15,000 turned out for an evening vigil in Christchurch in a park near the Al Noor mosque, where a suspected white supremacist killed more than 40 of the victims. Many non-Muslim women wore headscarves at the vigil, some made by members of Christchurch’s Muslim community, to show their support for those of Islamic faith as they had at similar events last week. Ardern said on Sunday that a national remembrance service would be held on March 29 to honor the victims, most of whom were migrants or refugees.



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The Latest: Slain teen's mother joins supporters at vigil

The Latest: Slain teen's mother joins supporters at vigilRANKIN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the acquittal of an ex-East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of a teen (all times local):



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Chelsea Clinton Confronted at Vigil for New Zealand Mosque Shooting Victims Over Her Criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar

Chelsea Clinton Confronted at Vigil for New Zealand Mosque Shooting Victims Over Her Criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar"This right here is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you"



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Vigil honors victims of gun rampage at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois

Vigil honors victims of gun rampage at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, IllinoisThe Aurora Prayer Coalition and area churches hosted a vigil at the Henry Pratt Co., where a shooting took place Friday.



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