Suspect dead after shooting on UNLV campus

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A suspect is dead after a shooting on a college campus in Las Vegas. Four Russian soldiers were charged with war crimes in the United States. And Taylor Swift was named Time's Person of the Year.

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Police: Suspect dead after shooting on UNLV campus

A shooting suspect is dead after spraying bullets into crowds at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus on Wednesday. The shooting injured at least three and caused panic among students. The university confirmed shortly after noon local time that there was an active shooter at Frank and Estella Beam Hall. The college said 20 minutes later that there was an additional report of shots fired at the Student Union. Shortly after 12:30 p.m. local time, Las Vegas police said the suspect had been found dead. Victims have been transported to local hospitals, police said, and a reunification center has been set up for people looking for loved ones. 👉 Follow our live coverage for the latest.

Law enforcement officers head into the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus after reports of an active shooter, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, in Las Vegas.
Law enforcement officers head into the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus after reports of an active shooter, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, in Las Vegas.

GOP candidates to face off again

Let the bickering and interruptions commence. The fourth GOP presidential primary debate is set for Wednesday night in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Only four contenders, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, will participate, down from five at last month's skirmish. GOP front-runner Donald Trump will ditch the Alabama stage, as he has with the previous three debates in Florida, California and Wisconsin, and instead hold a fundraiser in Florida. 🎤 Everything to know about tonight's debate.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina were at the third GOP primary debate on Nov. 8. in Miami.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina were at the third GOP primary debate on Nov. 8. in Miami.

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4 soldiers charged with Ukraine war crimes by US

Four Russia-affiliated soldiers were indicted on charges of war crimes in the Ukraine conflict for allegedly locking up and torturing a U.S. citizen after the invasion in February 2022, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. The charges are the first ever brought under a U.S. war crimes law. The defendants are charged with three war crimes – unlawful confinement, torture and inhumane treatment – and one count of conspiracy to commit war crimes. None of the men are in custody, but FBI Director Christopher Wray said the charges reflected international cooperation and demonstrated the government would hold war criminals accountable. 👉 What we know about the charges.

FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks with reporters at the Department of Justice on Dec. 6, 2023, in Washington.
FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks with reporters at the Department of Justice on Dec. 6, 2023, in Washington.

Taylor Swift is Time’s Person of the Year

She's in her Time Person of the Year era. Taylor Swift was named 2023's Time Person of the Year, giving the billionaire, business mogul, singer, songwriter, director, actress and producer another heavyweight accolade for her mantelpiece. "In a divided world, where too many institutions are failing, Taylor Swift found a way to transcend borders and be a source of light," Time Editor-in-Chief Sam Jacobs wrote. In the article, Swift talks with Time writer Sam Lansky from her New York City apartment about when she disappeared to an international rental in 2016 and hid for a year, her rerecorded albums taking off, her fitness training for her behemoth concert, her economic impact, her blockbuster movie and her relationship with Travis Kelce. ✨🎶 More from the Time article.

Unsurprisingly, Taylor Swift dominated the charts this year.
Unsurprisingly, Taylor Swift dominated the charts this year.

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