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1. Gunman kills 10 in racially motivated attack on Buffalo supermarket

Ten people were killed and three others wounded when a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday. The shooter, an 18-year-old man named Payton Gendron, drove to Buffalo from Conklin, New York, around 200 miles away. Gendron, who described himself in a 180-page manifesto as a white supremacist, was apprehended alive after police persuaded him not to shoot himself and has been charged with first-degree murder. 11 of the 13 victims were Black. President Biden issued a statement late Saturday describing the attack as an example of "hate-fueled domestic terrorism."

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