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Texas Maul: “Steven Spainhouer’s son was working at Allen Premium Outlets when he received the phone call no father ever wants to hear … Spainhouer said he saw devastation unlike anything he had seen in the Army. “I never imagined in 100 years I would be thrust into the position of being the first responder on the site to take care of people. ‘The first girl I walked up to … I felt for a pulse, pulled her head to the side, and she had no face.'” Texas mall massacre gunman identified as witnesses describe horror of the shooting spree that killed 8 people. Federal officials are looking into whether the gunman expressed an interest in white supremacist ideology. (Whatever your motive or ideology, America has just the right high-powered, fast-shooting guns for your needs.)

+ Spree: Henryetta, Cleveland, Bowdoin, Dadeville, Highland Park, the list goes on and on. AP has compiled a (long) list of recent high-profile shootings in the United States.

+ License to Kill: “The man who rammed an SUV into a group of migrants at a bus stop in this Texas border city has been charged with eight counts of manslaughter.”

+ Unbridled Disaster: The biggest story from this year’s Kentucky Derby was the horses that didn’t finish a race. Or even start one. “Over the past week, a total of seven horses died in the lead-up to the final race on Saturday.”

+ Don’t Drag Them Down: Right-wing trolls couldn’t stop this Santa Cruz drag sleepover camp. For eff’s sake. Leave these kids alone.

+ Vida: “Blue was voted the 1971 American League Cy Young Award and Most Valuable Player after going 24-8 with a 1.82 ERA, 301 strikeouts and 24 complete games, eight of them shutouts.” Vida Blue, former AL MVP and 3-time World Series champ, dies. Bay Area baseball beat writer Susan Slusser: “My favorite Vida story was how one year Charlie Finley didn’t give him a raise but gave him a gas card. So Vida would go fill up and then let everyone else at the station use the card, too.”

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