Author: Kiara Alfonseca ABC News

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Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images (BUFFALO, N.Y.) — They were grandparents, parents, friends and family, and even as the nation grapples with another mass shooting, the victims of the Buffalo, New York, shooting continue to be laid to rest this weekend. As families continue to grieve the May 14 tragedy, four […]

Brandon Bell/Getty Images (UVALDE, Texas) — The cries of parents learning that their children had been killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, reverberated from a local civic center late into the night on Tuesday. At least 19 children and two teachers are dead after the shooting. Several more were […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — The president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ed Litton, said the damning independent investigative report on sex abuse allegations is “long overdue.” “The rumors were always out there that these things were happening,” Litton said on ABC News Live on Tuesday. “There were several attempts made at our convention meetings […]

Veni/Getty Images (INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) — The Indiana Legislature voted Tuesday to override the governor’s veto of the anti-trans bill that bans transgender girls from participating in girls’ sports in K-12 schools. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoed the bill in March. He said the bill fell short in clarifying or creating policy to ensure “fairness” in […]

Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Daniel Enriquez, 48, was shot and killed in an unprovoked attack on a Q train Sunday in New York City as it headed into Manhattan. The tragedy comes just a few weeks after a gunman opened fire on an N train subway car during rush hour, shooting and […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Stop AAPI Hate has become a leading force in tracking and addressing the rise in anti-Asian attacks in communities across the country. The leaders behind this group are taking to the California legislature to turn this community-driven effort into legislation with its No Place for Hate policy initiative. Unlike other […]

Spencer Platt/Getty Images (BUFFALO, N.Y.) — The funerals for several victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, are starting to take place. Ten people, all of whom were Black, were killed in a mass shooting at a Tops supermarket in an attack authorities are calling a “racially motivated hate crime.” The victims included […]

Catherine McQueen/Getty Images (JONESBORO, Ga.) — Hate crime charges have been announced against a man accused of planning to fatally shoot customers and employees of two Jonesboro, Georgia, convenience stores. Larry Edward Foxworth allegedly fired a gun repeatedly into two convenience stores at 2:30 a.m. on July 30, 2021. Both stores were open for business. […]

Courtesy Sara Anne Willette (NEW YORK) — For millions, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant working from home, seeing friends and family less and other changes to life as they knew it. In many cases, it also meant dealing with the virus either themselves or with a loved one. Restrictions came and went and widespread vaccination […]

Scott Olson/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Within the pages of the alleged Buffalo shooter’s plan to attack a Buffalo, New York supermarket, he described the radical ideals he said he cultivated on the internet. It included racist and antisemitic rants reminiscent of the sentiments espoused by shooters who committed similar atrocities in El Paso, Texas, […]

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