Following is a summary of breaking US domestic news.
Walmart shooter scolded co-workers in ‘Death Notes’ before shooting at Virginia store
A Walmart supervisor who killed six employees at a Virginia store on Tuesday bought a handgun on the day of the shooting and left a rambling note on his cellphone, scolding other employees he believed made him mocked and betrayed. Information about the firearm purchase and the note was released Friday by the City of Chesapeake in an update on its investigation into the shooting in which 31-year-old Andre Bing opened fire on other workers before turning the gun on himself.
Musk says he will support DeSantis if Florida governor runs for president
Billionaire Elon Musk said Friday he would support Ron DeSantis in 2024 when the Florida governor, who recently rolled into a second term, runs for president. Earlier this month, DeSantis defeated Democratic opponent Charlie Crist by nearly 20 percentage points to be reelected as Florida governor, cementing himself as the Republican Party’s top rising star.
Elon Musk says Twitter’s ban on Trump after Capitol attack was ‘grave mistake’
Twitter’s ban on then-President Donald Trump after his supporters attacked the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 was a “grave error” that needed to be corrected, CEO Elon Musk said Friday, though he also expressed that incitement to violence would still be banned on Twitter. “I think it’s okay that Trump doesn’t tweet. Importantly, Twitter corrected a serious error in suspending his account, despite not violating the law or the Terms of Service,” Musk said in a tweet. “The deplatting of an incumbent president has eroded public trust in Twitter for half of America.”
The US Supreme Court is reviewing Cuomo-era corruption cases in New York
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will review two cases that could make it harder to continue public prosecutions on corruption — bids by a former aide to Democratic former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and a businessman to reverse bribery and fraud convictions . Judges will hear arguments in the appeals of Joseph Percoco and Louis Ciminelli, who were indicted in related cases in 2016 as part of a 2016 federal prosecutor’s anti-corruption investigation in Manhattan that focused on the halls of the state capital, Albany.
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