Photo: A candlelight vigil is held at Zack Bagans Haunted Museum in remembrance of victims following the mass shooting along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 3, 2017. (Mike Blake/Reuters)
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More than 500 people were injured during the shooting on Sunday night in Las Vegas. They were triaged as much as possible, loaded into cars, trucks, and whatever was available, and whisked away to hospitals and trauma centers. Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center got 200 patients within the first hour. The attending ER physician on duty that night describes how the staff saved lives.
Dr. Kevin Menes, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump were facing criminal indictments for allegedly misleading investors about a Trump real estate project in New York. Charges were never brought, and now there are questions about the Manhattan district attorney receiving campaign donations from the Trumps’ lawyer.
Without Jon Scott, it’s possible we never would have heard the song “American Girl” or heard of Tom Petty. We learn how Scott, a radio promotions man, turned around the career of Tom Petty.
LACMA announced a massive gift from music mogul David Geffen today. We also talk about a retrospective of the Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino here in LA. And in New York, the Guggenheim Museum is taking heat from animal rights activists and the art world about some controversial works.
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Some undocumented immigrants consider self-deportation The Senate voted on four immigration bills this week, but all failed. We get reaction from an El Segundo-based woman who used to be a DACA recipient, but got a green card a few years ago. Her cousins are DACA recipients, and her brother and parents are undocumented. She says her parents are considering self-deporting.
What we know about the mass school shooting in Florida On Wednesday, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. The Anti-Defamation League says he was affiliated with a white supremacist group. We learn about this group, hear what politicians have to say about the incident, and remember those who’ve died at school shootings since Sandy Hook.
California DACA recipient fights for permanent fix This week, the Senate is debating and voting on an immigration bill -- or bills. We talk about what might come out of it. We also get a personal story of one DACA recipient, who quit her job and spent her savings to travel to Washington DC to advocate for a permanent DACA fix.
How common is domestic abuse? White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter resigned last week after his two ex-wives and a former girlfriend accused him of physical and emotional abuse. Domestic violence affects women across the board. We talk with a wealthy, Harvard-educated woman who was married to an abusive man.
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