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White House Shooter Riled About Pot Law: Prosecutors

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez practiced for 6 months: new document

(Newser) - Prosecutors believe Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, who was arrested after allegedly shooting the White House in 2011, may have been motivated by his unhappiness with US marijuana policy, the AP reports. The Idaho 22-year-old "expressed anger toward the government regarding the continued criminalization of marijuana," they say in a... More »

Radical US Muslims 'a Minuscule Threat'

Arrests down for homegrown plots, attacks

(Newser) - After the attempted Times Square bombing in 2010, many feared that radical Muslim Americans posed a growing threat to the US—but that fear is unfounded, a new report from a research group declares. The number of US Muslims charged in violent attacks or plots peaked in 2009 at 47,... More »

Reservist Charged in DC-Area Shootings

Yonathan Melaku videotaped himself firing shots, making threats

(Newser) - A Marine Corps reservist arrested in a security scare near the Pentagon last week was charged today in a series of pre-dawn shootings at military buildings in the Washington area last year. Federal prosecutors found bomb-making materials in a backpack carried by 22-year-old Yonathan Melaku and a list of suspicious... More »

Driver of Van Used in DC Shooting Is 14

Cops think shooting was payback for arrest of shooter's brother

(Newser) - A feud and a quest for revenge among neighborhood crews may be behind the Washington, DC, drive-by that left four dead Tuesday—as well as other shootings. A 14-year-old boy accused of driving the minivan, and two adult men have been charged with first-degree murder. One of the adult suspects,... More »

9 Shot, 3 Killed in DC Drive-By

3 busted, motive unknown

(Newser) - Three people were killed and at least six others injured when a gunman sprayed bullets into a crowd from a car in the nation's capital last night. DC police arrested three people after a chase that left four officers injured, the Washington Post reports. No motive has been established for... More »

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