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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the news today.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.


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#MANITOBA: Canadian police found the bodies of two teenagers suspected of committing three murders in the past month.

#GALVESTON: Officers leading a black man by a rope in Texas sparked outrage.

#EVACUATION: The headquarters of USA Today was evacuated following reports of an armed man in the building.


There have been a number of reactions to last weekend’s mass shootings in America, and musician Lana del Rey added to the chorus today with a new song written following the shootings.

She posted a video of the track, Looking for America, on Instagram today

With that haunting voice, she sings: “I’m still looking for my own version of America.

“One without the guns, the flag can freely fly. No bombs in the sky, only fireworks and you and I.”

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