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The 11 victims of the shooting have now been identified, with all except one being in their 60s and 70s. Plus, the rise of pre-date questionnaires

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Investigators in California are searching for answers as to why a 72-year-old man gunned down patrons at a ballroom dance hall on Saturday night, a venue he is said to have frequented.

What have police found out in the Half Moon Bay shootings? Detectives are piecing together a motive. “All of the evidence we have points to this being the instance of workplace violence,” Christina Corpus, San Mateo’s first Latina sheriff, said. “The only known connection between the victims and the suspect is that they may have been co-workers.”

What happened in Washington? A 21-year-old man wanted in connection with the random killing of three people at a convenience store in Yakima, Washington, shot and killed himself early on Tuesday as officers approached, authorities said.

Why is Mike Pence in the news? Close aides to Pence discovered about a dozen classified-marked documents stored in boxes at his home in Indiana last week and turned over the materials to the US justice department, according to a top adviser to the former vice-president.

What else is happening with Trump? An Atlanta district attorney has said “decisions are imminent” on whether to charge the former president with criminal offences over his attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia.

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