May 3, 2018

Police release body camera footage of Las Vegas shooting

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo showing a timeline of the mass shotting last October. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Las Vegas police have released body camera footage showing the scene when officers entered the Mandalay Bay hotel room of shooter Stephen Paddock, who unleashed a hail of bullets on concerts-goers last October, marking the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

The background: The release comes after various media outlets sued to obtain videos amid skepticism over public agencies' response to the massacre that left 58 people killed and hundreds injured.

Go deeper: The AP adds that the hours of video show "officers checking rooms in the Mandalay Bay before getting to Paddock’s room. An officer says, “Breach! Breach! Breach!” before a loud bang and a fire alarm begins to sound."

  • "Inside, Paddock’s body is seen his back, clad in dark pants and a long-sleeve shirt with a glove on his left hand. An apparent pool of blood stains the carpet near his head as a police SWAT officer walks past."
  • "An officer grabs an assault-style rifle from the ledge of a broken window and other weapons are found around the room.
  • "The newly released videos represent a sample of hundreds of hours of body-camera recordings, none of which offer a motive for the shooting, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters Tuesday."

Watch the video obtained by The New York Times.

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U.S. enters 6th day of nationwide protests over George Floyd's killing

A protest in Philadelphia on May 31. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

Protests continued across the country for the sixth day in a row on Sunday, as demonstrators called for justice in response to the deaths of George Floyd, EMT Breonna Taylor, jogger Ahmaud Arbery and countless other black Americans who have suffered at the hands of racism and police brutality.

What's happening: Protestors in D.C. broke one police barricade outside the White House on Sunday evening after reportedly demonstrating for several hours. The atmosphere was still largely peaceful as of 6pm ET.

Trump privately scolded, warned by allies

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Over the past couple of days, numerous advisers both inside and outside the White House have urged the president to tone down his violent rhetoric, which many worry could escalate racial tensions and hurt him politically.

Behind the scenes: The biggest source of internal concern was Trump's escalatory tweet, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Some advisers said it could damage him severely with independent voters and suburban women.

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U.S. sends Brazil 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine and 1,000 ventilators

President Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Photo: Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images

The White House announced on Sunday that the U.S. has sent 2 million doses of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine to Brazil and that 1,000 ventilators will soon be delivered as well as the South American country becomes the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.

The big picture: The situation in Brazil, which has reported over 498,000 cases of COVID-19 and more than 28,000 deaths, is threatening to spiral out of control as far-right President Jair Bolsonaro faces mounting criticism for downplaying the severity of the virus.