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Wedding attack suspect is stepson of recently slain minister

Wedding attack suspect is stepson of recently slain ministerThe man charged with wounding a clergyman and a bride during a wedding at a New Hampshire church is the stepson of a minister from the same church who was killed earlier this month, a state prosecutor said Sunday. Dale Holloway, 37, is the stepson of 60-year-old Luis Garcia who was shot to death Oct. 1 in Londonderry, Senior Assistant Attorney General Ben Agati said in an email Sunday.



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Wedding attack suspect is stepson of recently slain minister

Wedding attack suspect is stepson of recently slain ministerThe man charged with wounding a clergyman and a bride during a wedding at a New Hampshire church is the stepson of a minister from the same church who was killed earlier this month, a state prosecutor said Sunday. Dale Holloway, 37, is the stepson of 60-year-old Luis Garcia who was shot to death Oct. 1 in Londonderry, Senior Assistant Attorney General Ben Agati said in an email Sunday.



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Gunman opens fire at church wedding ceremony, 2 people shot

Gunman opens fire at church wedding ceremony, 2 people shotA gunman opened fire at a wedding ceremony inside a New Hampshire church Saturday, shooting two people including the presiding bishop before guests tackled the shooter and pinned him to the ground until police arrived, authorities said. Dale Holloway, 37, has been charged with first degree assault for shooting Stanley Choate, 75, in the chest at the New England Pentecostal church, according to the state’s attorney general office. A second person, Claire McMullen, 60, was shot in the arm.



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A couple planned for a fall wedding in Washington state. A 'historic' snowstorm changed everything

A couple planned for a fall wedding in Washington state. A 'historic' snowstorm changed everythingSean and Brittany Tuohy were ready for a fall wedding in Spokane, Washington. A snowstorm changed their plans, but not their positive attitude.



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Man named Thomas Cook has wedding ruined by collapse of tour company Thomas Cook

Man named Thomas Cook has wedding ruined by collapse of tour company Thomas CookCook, 29, and his fiancee, 27-year-old Amelia Binch, both from Hucknall, England, have been stranded on the Greek island of Rhodes ahead of their wedding.



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CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-At least 40 civilians at wedding party killed during nearby U.S.-backed Afghan army raid

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-At least 40 civilians at wedding party killed during nearby U.S.-backed Afghan army raidHELMAND, Afghanistan/KABUL, Sept 23 (Reuters) – At least 40 civilians attending a wedding party were killed by explosions and gunfire during a raid by U.S.-backed Afghan government forces on a nearby Islamist militant hideout, officials in Helmand province said on Monday. The raid, days after a U.S. drone strike aimed at militants hiding among farmers killed 32 pine nut harvesters, showed how civilians have borne the brunt of a war that has re-intensified since U.S.-Taliban peace talks collapsed two weeks ago.



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Artists refusing to make gay wedding invitations win US legal battle

Artists refusing to make gay wedding invitations win US legal battleTwo Arizona artists who refused to create invitations to same-sex weddings due to their Christian beliefs were within their legal rights, the US state's top court ruled Monday. The state Supreme Court's decision invalidates previous judgments against the two women for violating a "human relations ordinance" introduced by the southwestern city of Phoenix to safeguard LGBTQ rights. According to their lawyers, the two artists could have faced up to six months in prison and a $ 2,500 fine each time they refused to make invitations to gay weddings.



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A Mississippi Wedding Venue Refused to Serve Gay or Interracial Couples. Amid Backlash, the Owner Is Now Apologizing

A Mississippi Wedding Venue Refused to Serve Gay or Interracial Couples. Amid Backlash, the Owner Is Now ApologizingThe alleged owner of the event hall cited her "Christian belief"



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Maid of honor shows up to wedding in T. rex costume after being told she could wear anything

Maid of honor shows up to wedding in T. rex costume after being told she could wear anythingDeanna Adams told her sister and maid of honor she could wear "anything" to the wedding.



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Islamic State bomber kills 63 at Afghan wedding in worst attack in months

Islamic State bomber kills 63 at Afghan wedding in worst attack in monthsAn Islamic State group suicide bomber killed at least 63 and wounded scores when he detonated in crowds at a Kabul wedding feast, in the most deadly attack in Afghanistan this year. The scale of the carnage in a western Shia district of the Afghan capital was met with shock in a city frequently hit by suicide attacks. It underlined fears that a peace deal between America and the Taliban will not halt violence. America called the bombing “an act of extreme depravity”, while the Taliban, who have themselves regularly killed civilians in indiscriminate bombings, said it was barbaric. A bomber called Abu Assim al Pakistani blew himself up after infiltrating a gathering of “infidels”, according to the Afghan branch of the Islamic State group. Afghan Shia Muslims have repeatedly been hit by the group before. The blast tore through crowds of well wishers and relatives, the groom told local television.  He had welcomed guests to the venue called the Dubai City wedding hall, only to see their bodies being carried back out hours later. An Afghan man mourns near the body of his brother after he was killed in an explosion at wedding hall in Kabul Credit: AP The attack "changed my happiness to sorrow", said the young man, who gave   his name as Mirwais. "My family, my bride are in shock, they cannot even speak. My bride   keeps fainting," he said.   "I lost my brother, I lost my friends, I lost my relatives. I will   never see happiness in my life again.” Ashraf Ghani, the Afghan president, condemned “the inhumane attack on the wedding hall in Kabul last night. My top priority for now is to reach out to the families of victims of this barbaric attack.” He said the Taliban movement fighting his government “cannot absolve themselves of blame, for they provide platform for terrorists”. The blast came as American and Taliban envoys continue to try to reach a deal which will see US troops withdraw and the Taliban give guarantees that Afghanistan will not become a haven for transnational terrorists such as al-Qaeda. A wounded man receives treatment at a hospital after an explosion at wedding hall in Kabul Credit: AP Saturday night's blast underlined how difficult that may be, with the local branch of Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (Isil) still controlling a foothold in eastern Afghanistan. Kabul's gaudy wedding halls hold lavish celebrations as families save for years to show off their hospitality and largesse. Guest lists can often run to more than a thousand. The purpose-built venues also hold other gathering such as political rallies. Several have been bombed in recent years and they have come to be seen as a soft target. Pictures of the aftermath of Saturday night's blast showed bodies strewn among overturned chairs and tables. Witnesses said the bomb detonated near a stage holding musicians.  "The wedding guests were dancing and celebrating the party when the   blast happened," a 23-year-old guest called Munir Ahmad told AFP. "Following the explosion, there was total chaos. Everyone was   screaming and crying for their loved ones.” At least 185 were wounded in the blast, including many women and children. Isil first emerged in Afghanistan in early 2015, as existing militants swarmed to the banner of extremists who had shocked the world by proclaiming a caliphate in Iraq and Syria. The Afghan branch of the movement has endured even as the middle eastern caliphate has been swept away in the Middle East. It has built a stronghold in Nangarhar and parts of Kunar, attracting defections from existing extremist groups already present, including the Pakistan Taliban, and a scattering of foreign fighters. An intense American special operations campaign has failed to dislodge Isil and Taliban attempts to purge the group from eastern Afghanistan have also failed.



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