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People on the internet are calling for Las Vegas mass shooting to be labeled as a terrorist act

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Image: Getty Images How do we distinguish a crime from a terrorist attack? It’s a convoluted conversation that appears after every horrific mass shooting in America, and Sunday night’s Las Vegas attack—the deadliest in U.S. history—is no exception.  As many on Twitter have pointed out, the president did not use the words “terror” or “terrorist” during his remarks about the shooting, despite his flippant use of the term in previous instances on Twitter. Today, the word is the top dictionary lookup online, according to Merriam-Webster, who defines it as “the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an […]

Jason Aldean and other celebs react to the Las Vegas shooting

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A makeshift memorial for the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting stands in Las Vegas.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images As the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history unfolded in Las Vegas Sunday night, hundreds of concertgoers like Heather Gooze were forced to watch strangers die right before their eyes. Gooze held one victim in her arms as he took his final breaths. To reach his loved ones, she turned to Siri and Facebook, she told CNN. SEE ALSO: Empire State Building and other global landmarks went dark in honor of Las Vegas victims Gooze was there to comfort 23-year-old Jordan […]