On Aug. 28 reports of an active shooter at LAX led airport police to shut down runways and terminals during a 30 minute search. Over 250 arriving and departing flights were delayed, along with travelers not being able to drive into the airport’s central terminal area after reports of gunfire in multiple terminals.
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An LAPD human trafficking task force has nabbed more than 200 pimps and prostitution customers since its creation in October. The 20 person task force rescued 11 females from prostitution during its operations—some as young as 14 years old.
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss international relations. The hour-long meeting consisted of deportation and an alleged discussion about Trump’s proposal of a border wall paid by Mexico, which the nominee claimed was not talked about.
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A SpaceX rocket exploded while it was being fueled at the Cape Canaveral launch pad in Florida. No injuries were reported when the rocket carrying a Facebook satellite that was supposed to bring internet access to Africa, the Middle East, and Europe burst into flames.
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Both sides in Colombia’s 50 year civil war agreed to a ceasefire in what is expected to be the beginning of a peace agreement that could be signed in the oncoming weeks. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Farc leader Rodrigo Londono met in Havana, Cuba to sign the historic deal that has been three years in the making.
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Protesters gathered in the streets of Venezuela’s capital to put pressure on electoral authorities for the referendum of President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro’s government has jailed many activists during his presidency and deployed more police forces throughout the city of Caracas prior to the buildup of protesters.
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San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid joined fellow quarterback Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem in week three of the NFL preseason. The duo’s gesture follows Kaepernick’s previous protests during the anthem to highlight the unequal treatment of black Americans.
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Penn State plans to celebrate former head football coach Joe Paterno at an upcoming game against Temple University on Sept. 17 for the 50th anniversary of his first game coaching the program. Paterno was fired in 2011 after mishandling a child sex abuse scandal involving the program’s assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
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Singer Chris Brown was arrested after being accused by 2016 Miss California Regional Baylee Curran for allegedly pointing a gun at her while at his home. Brown’s lawyer claims to have a text from Curran saying she would frame, which the ex-pageant winner denies.
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Mexican pop music icon Juan Gabriel died at the age of 66 after selling out a show two days earlier. The famed musician produced more than 60 records and was nominated for a Grammy multiple times.
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