Oct 28, 2017

Newtown PD was warned of Sandy Hook shooting four years prior

A firefighter waits for the funeral procession of 7-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim. Photo: David Goldman / AP

The Newtown Police Department was notified of Adam Lanza's intentions to kill students at Sandy Hook Elementary School four years before Lanza killed 20 children, according to the New York Daily News.

Why it matters: The Daily News reports that a man told NPD of Lanza's plans, but the police "said they couldn't do anything, given Lanza's mother Nancy Lanza legally purchased the guns." The FBI said Lanza "engaged in careful, methodical planning and preparation" when he killed his mother, six Sandy Hook staff members, 20 children, and finally, himself.

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Tiger at Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

A Malayan tiger cub in its enclosure at the Bronx Zoo on April 27, 2017. Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images

A Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to statements from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Wildlife Conservation Society, which manages the New York City zoo.

Why it matters: It's the first known animal to test positive for the virus in the United States. The tiger is believed to have contracted the virus from an asymptomatic zookeeper.

Boris Johnson admitted to hospital as coronavirus symptoms persist

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the hospital for tests as a "precautionary step" as his coronavirus symptoms have continued to persist 10 days after testing positive, according to a Downing Street spokesperson.

Why it matters: Johnson was the first major elected leader to test positive for the coronavirus. He was admitted to the hospital on the same day that Queen Elizabeth II gave a rare televised address to the nation, urging the British people to confront the pandemic with the same "self-discipline" and "resolve" that has defined the country in times of crisis.

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