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Uvalde pupils back to school

MEMORIALS to the slain at Ross Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas (Wikipedia).

Students returned to school in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday for the first time since the mass shooting on May 24 that took the lives of 21 people, including 19 pupils.

According to the Associated Press, the students were not at the site of the shooting – Ross Elementary – but at Flores Elementary and Uvalde Elementary.

More police patrols are present and increased security fencing is being installed but not yet completed.

Ross is permanently closed and will be demolished.

Police response to the shootings has been condemned as an “abject failure” and the chief of the school district police was fired. Two police officers were suspended pending an investigation.

New female British prime minister


Liz Truss became the third female prime minister in the history of Great Britain on Tuesday and vowed to help her nation to “ride out the storm” of economic distress.

Truss, 47, is the leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Commons in Parliament. In Britain, the top leader is selected by whichever party controls that House, not by voters directly.

According to United Press International, she vowed to place an emphasis on the economy, the energy crisis and access to health care.

Also in the news … Maura Healey won the Democratic primary for governor of Massachusetts on Tuesday and will face Trump-backed Republican candidate Geoff Diehl. Healy is the favorite, and if elected, would be the first openly Lesbian governor in U.S. history.

Sports: Angels, Dodgers win; Top 25

In a small but potentially significant sign of progress, the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-4 in 10 innings on Tuesday night in Anaheim and moved into third place in the American League West.

A safety squeeze bunt by Magneuris Sierra brought in Andrew Velazquez with the winning run as the Halos posted their eighth win in 11 games.

Earlier in the game, the Angels got three solo home runs, one by Mike Trout, his 31st homer of the season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers built an early 5-1 lead and went on to a 6-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants at home. Joey Gallo had a three-run homer in the second and Max Muncy two solo shots to pace the offense.

Ty Anderson (14-3) pitched seven innings, giving up eight hits and three earned runs. He struck out three batters and walked none. Craig Kimbrel picked up his 22nd save of the season.

In the AP College Football 25 poll released on Tuesday, Alabama remained at the top, and Georgia moved up to the second spot after a convincing win over Oregon. Ohio State slipped to third.

Michigan is fourth, Clemson fifth, Texas A&M sixth, Oklahoma seventh, Notre Dame eighth, Baylor ninth and USC 10th.

Oregon, which had been 11th, fell out of the Top 25.

UCLA was unranked but did receive one vote.


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