“The killer, Stephen Paddock, holed up inside his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, which MGM owns, and then fired into the crowd at a country music festival below. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.” NYT: MGM Agrees to Pay Las Vegas Shooting Victims Up to $800 Million. (Because we know it’s not the guns that kill people, it’s the hotels…)

+ “They do work that most of us would find unbearable: examining and collecting dead bodies, notifying families of the newly deceased, assisting with autopsies. Coroners are often depicted as frumpy gray-haired men, antisocial and drawn to the dead because of some reluctance to connect to the living. But the field is now overwhelmingly femaleā€”in Clark County, well over 85 percent of the employees are women. The death examiners I’ve met are charming, sociable, and motivated by a deep sense of empathy.” GQ’s Ann Givens on the death investigators who witnessed the atrocities of the Vegas shooting, then had to grapple with the difficult task of healing themselves: Everything That You’re Feeling Is Okay.