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John Bacon

The Clarion-Ledger

Arlington, VA, United States

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Recent articles by John:

LSU reports possible 'armed intruder' on campus as school welcomes freshmen

A possible 'armed intruder' was reported on the campus of Louisiana State University, and the school tweeted a warning to "run, hide or fight." → Read More

NYPD fires Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who placed chokehold on Eric Garner

The police officer who placed Eric Garner in a chokehold in the moments before his death on a New York City Street five years ago will be fired. → Read More

The death of Jeffrey Epstein: Fact, fiction, confusion and a warden reassigned

Conflicting information attempting to detail the final minutes of Jeffrey Epstein's life emerged Tuesday as officials tried to determine how he died. → Read More

Barr cites 'serious irregularities' at jail; Epstein 'co-conspirators should not rest easy'

Attorney General William Barr vowed the federal probe into accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein would continue despite his apparent suicide. → Read More

El Paso shooting suspect Patrick Crusius could face the death penalty; hate crime charges possible

A gunman's rampage at an El Paso Walmart that left 20 dead and dozens injured was being investigated as a possible hate crime Sunday. → Read More

Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting thrusts Nevada's gun laws into the spotlight

The rifle used by the Gilroy shooter was purchased legally in Nevada. Reform of gun regulations was a contentious topic in the 2019 Nevada Legislature. → Read More

Gilroy Garlic Festival California shooting updates: What we know Monday morning

The latest updates on the Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting in California, including shooting suspect details, eyewitness accounts and victim details. → Read More

'They shot my son': 6 year-old Stephen Romero among victims of California shooting rampage

The family of a 6-year-old San Jose boy was mourning his death Monday after a gunman opened fire at a California food festival, killing 3 people. → Read More

'My babies are dead': Iraq war vet free on bail after kids' hot car deaths

Death of twin 1-year-olds brings to 23 the number of hot car deaths this year across the nation. → Read More

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló expected to resign today

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was expected to resign amid a torrent of protests over vulgar, mean-spirited texting conversations. → Read More

The once-untouchable Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló: Can he survive?

Embattled Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's political crisis deepened, massive protests continued unabated and calls for his ouster intensified. → Read More

India launches 'historic' flight bound for the moon

Days after the U.S. celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon, India launched an unmanned flight bound for the far side. → Read More

'Alter your course': Dramatic audio released of Iran seizing British ship

An audio recording reveals the tense moments before a British-flagged oil tanker was seized by Iranian forces rappelling to the ship's deck. → Read More

Grisly details emerge in death of US scientist Suzanne Eaton in Greece

A local resident of Crete was charged with murder after admitting he assaulted an American scientist who disappeared on the Greek island, police said. → Read More

ICE immigration raids to hit 10 cities Sunday, NYT reports, after Trump promised deportations

Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin a roundup this weekend, the The New York Times reported. ICE neither confirmed nor denied to USA TODAY. → Read More

Epstein accuser Jennifer Araoz says she was 15 when 'he forcibly raped me'

A new accuser says she was forcibly raped at age 15 by Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy hedge fund leader now jailed on statutory rape charges. → Read More

Less than 6 weeks after bloodbath at Virginia Beach, Virginia rejects tougher gun laws

Virginia Republicans slammed the door on a wide range of gun-control measures Tuesday, adjourning a one-day special legislative session. → Read More

Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein indicted on sex-trafficking charges

Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire financier, was charged with sex-trafficking and related offenses in a federal indictment unsealed Monday. → Read More

Earth is still rumbling, but worst should be over for California quakes

The Mojave Desert shuddered and rumbled Sunday, but experts tried to ease fears that another massive quake would soon slam south-central California. → Read More

Hundreds of aftershocks follow Ridgecrest earthquake, California's strongest in 20 years

The Fourth of July California earthquake was followed by hundreds of aftershocks rumbling near Ridgecrest, the epicenter for the magnitude 6.4 quake → Read More