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The man who entered an Omaha Target with an AR-15-style rifle and began firing before he was killed by police had been repeatedly sent to psychiatric hospitals because of his schizophrenia. And Joseph Jones' family had tried to take guns away…

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A handful of U.S. states are considering legislation this year to include provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act in state law. Supporters say it's urgent as they await a U.S. Supreme Court challenge to the federal law. The act requires st…

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The U.S. military has shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast on orders from President Joe Biden after it had crossed over sensitive military sites across North America. Biden said he wanted the balloon downed on Wednesday, but was advised that the best time for the operation would be when it was over water. Military officials determined that bringing it down over land would pose an undue risk to people on the ground. Pentagon officials said an F-22 fighter jet fired a missile at the balloon, puncturing it while it was off the coast near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Navy is taking the lead in an operation to recover the remnants.

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The U.S. says it is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over U.S. airspace for a couple days. The Pentagon decided not to shoot it down due to risks of harm for people on the ground. A senior defense official says the U.S. has “very high confidence” it is a Chinese high-altitude balloon, and says it was flying over sensitive sites to collect information. One of the places the balloon was spotted was Montana, which is home to one of the nation’s three nuclear missile silo fields at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information.

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