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California: Police give update on Monterey Park shooting, identify weapons used in Lunar New Year assault

Video Gov. Gavin Newsom slams Second Amendment following mass shooting in Monterey Park Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom took aim at the Second Amendment during an interview with CBS News. Authorities in California have provided an update on the weapons used in the Monterey Park  mass shooting,  where a shooter fired into a crowd of people at a dance studio during Lunar New Year celebrations Saturday night, leaving 12 dead and several others wounded. During a press conference on Wednesday evening, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said two weapons that were recovered near the Star Dance Ballroom Studio in  Monterey Park, California included a Cobray Company semi-automatic 9mm MAC-10 and a Norinco 7.62 x 25mm pistol. The MAC-10 weapon was the primary weapon used to carry out the shooting, as 72-year-old suspect Huu Can Tran is believed to have stood at the door and fired off 42 rounds, killing 11 people. The weapon also had a modification to its trigger, although it is not c

| Religion ‘We are all children of God’: Pope says homosexuality not a crime

In an interview with the AP, Francis criticises laws criminalising homosexuality and calls on bishops to welcome LGBTQ people. Francis said bishops need to adapt and recognise the dignity of everyone [Andrew Medichini/AP] Published On 25 Jan 2023 25 Jan 2023 Pope Francis has criticised laws that criminalise homosexuality as “unjust”, saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church. “Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” Francis said during an interview on Tuesday with The Associated Press. Francis  acknowledged that Catholic bishops in some parts of the world support laws that criminalise homosexuality or discriminate against the LGBTQ community, and he himself referred to the issue in terms of “sin”. But he attributed such attitudes to cultural backgrounds and said bishops in particular need to undergo a process of change to recognise the dignity of everyone. “These bishops have to have a process

Till' director accuses Hollywood of 'upholding whiteness' after Oscars snub

Video 2023 Oscar nominations A recap of the 95th Academy Award contenders after nominees announced on Jan. 24 in Hollywood. "Till" director Chinonye Chukwu  accused the Oscars as well as the entertainment industry of being "aggressively committed to upholding whiteness" after she failed to earn a "Best Director" nomination. The 2023 Oscar nominees for the 95th Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning with the usual surprises and snubs that come from the movies that are recognized.  One snub included "Till," a biographical drama about Mamie Till-Bradley and her search for justice after the murder of her 14-year-old son Emmett Till. Although the movie received critical acclaim, it failed to receive any nominations in any category. Because of this, Chukwu said the Academy Awards are "upholding whiteness" and "perpetuating" misogyny against Black women. Haley Bennett, Jayme Lawson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jalyn Hall, Danielle

The Earth’s Core Stopped Rotating

The Crew Of Apollo 17 Took This Photograph Of Earth In December 1972 While The Spacecraft Was Traveling Between The Earth And The Moon. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images) OAN Roy Francis UPDATED 9:21 AM PT – Tuesday, January 24, 2023 The earth’s core, which is approximately 1,800 miles below the surface of the earth, has seemingly stopped rotating and may now be reversing its rotation. Earth’s inner core is essentially a solid metal ball about 75 percent of the size of the moon, surrounded by a liquid outer core. The outer core allows the inner core to spin freely and causes the earth’s magnetic fields that protect the surface from harmful UV rays. Though the inner core cannot be studied directly, deep seismic waves caused by earthquakes are trackable and are able to be translated to give scientists an image of what is happening with the core. Seismologists at Peking University in Beijing Yi Yang, and Xiaodong Song, analyzed the seismic waves dating back to the 1960s. The two scientists foun