A weekend of violence

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Communities across the nation are grieving a grim weekend that consisted of multiple deadly shootings. The FBI is continuing to investigate a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, that killed 10 people and wounded three more as a hate crime and racially motivated violent extremism. In Southern California, authorities are looking into a shooting at a church Sunday that killed one person and injured five others. Officials are investigating other shootings that occurred over the weekend in Houston and Milwaukee. In other news, NATO officials said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is losing momentum. And the trial of Johnny Depp versus ex-wife Amber Heard will resume.

I’m Nicole, and here’s Monday’s news.

🌅 Up first: Two people were killed and three more were taken to a hospital with injuries after a shooting Sunday at a bustling Houston flea market, authorities said. The shooting at the open-air market arose from an “altercation” that involved at least two guns and all five of the people, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. He said no ''innocent bystanders'' were injured.

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🚨 At least 21 people were shot and injured in three separate shootings Friday in Milwaukee's downtown bar district after the Milwaukee Bucks playoff game, which drew thousands of people to the Deer District. The victims ranged in age from 15 to 47, and all are expected to survive, Milwaukee police said.

MSOE Public Safety officers investigate the scene of a shooting near the corner of North Water Street and East Juneau Avenue in Milwaukee, Saturday, May 14, 2022, where multiple were shot and injured late Friday in Milwaukee's downtown bar district after the Milwaukee Bucks playoff game.
MSOE Public Safety officers investigate the scene of a shooting near the corner of North Water Street and East Juneau Avenue in Milwaukee, Saturday, May 14, 2022, where multiple were shot and injured late Friday in Milwaukee's downtown bar district after the Milwaukee Bucks playoff game.

🟦 Two men were arrested in connection to a shooting at an outdoor Dallas concert last month that left one man dead and 16 people injured, police said.

🔔 A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot near ''The Bean'' sculpture in downtown Chicago's Millennium Park, authorities said.

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FBI investigates shooting at Buffalo supermarket as hate crime

The FBI is continuing to investigate Monday the shooting at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket that killed 10 people and wounded three more as a hate crime and racially motivated violent extremism. Eleven of the 13 people who were shot at the Tops Friendly Markets were Black, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said. The suspect, who was taken into custody at the scene, is white. The suspect, Payton Gendron, 18, was charged with murder and officials said they will weigh additional charges in the coming days. Voice Buffalo and other equity advocacy groups organized a vigil near the shooting scene that drew a crowd of hundreds Sunday morning. Rev. Mark Blue, president of the Buffalo NAACP, called for unity among residents of all races and said everyone must "continue to support those who have been victimized by this heinous act" of racism.

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Authorities investigate motive behind shooting at California church

An investigation is ongoing Monday into a shooting at a Southern California church Sunday that authorities said left one person dead and five injured. Police said the gunman entered the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods around 1:30 PT and opened fire. As bullets were fired, a group of churchgoers pinned the gunman to the ground and tied his legs with an extension cord, said Orange County's Undersheriff Jeff Hallock. When deputies arrived, they found the suspect, an Asian man in his 60s, tied and took him into custody. Authorities are investigating why the attacker targeted the church, which had 30 to 40 people inside at the time of the shooting, most of whom were Taiwanese, and whether it might be considered a hate crime.

Hector Gomez, left, and Jordi Poblete, worship leaders at the Mariners Church Irvine, leave flowers outside the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, Calif., Sunday, May 15, 2022, after a fatal shooting.
Hector Gomez, left, and Jordi Poblete, worship leaders at the Mariners Church Irvine, leave flowers outside the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, Calif., Sunday, May 15, 2022, after a fatal shooting.

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Russian military offensive 'losing momentum' in Ukraine

Almost three months after invading Ukraine, Russia's military advancement is ''losing momentum'' and ''not going as planned,'' according to NATO officials. Top NATO diplomats, including U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, met Sunday in Berlin to discuss added assistance to Ukraine. Also on the agenda was the potential expansion of the alliance to include Finland and possibly Sweden. Ukraine said it held off Russian offensives in the east, and Western military officials said the campaign Moscow launched there after its forces failed to seize the capital, Kyiv, has slowed to a snail’s pace.

🟡 Ukraine's prosecutor's office said Sunday that 227 children have died and over 400 have been injured since the invasion began.

🟡 The failure of Russian troops to make river crossings is preventing them from consolidating their forces in the Donbas region of Ukraine.

🟡 A Russian soldier accused of killing a civilian appeared in a Kyiv courtroom Friday in what is the first trial for an alleged war crime since Russia's invasion.

🟡 Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest.

Members of the band "Kalush Orchestra" pose onstage with the winner's trophy and Ukraine's flags after winning on behalf of Ukraine the Eurovision Song contest 2022 on May 14, 2022 at the Pala Alpitour venue in Turin.
Members of the band "Kalush Orchestra" pose onstage with the winner's trophy and Ukraine's flags after winning on behalf of Ukraine the Eurovision Song contest 2022 on May 14, 2022 at the Pala Alpitour venue in Turin.

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The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard libel trial resumes

The trial of Johnny Depp versus ex-wife Amber Heard, which has been full of high emotions and explosive accusations, will resume Monday. Depp is suing Heard for libel in Virginia's Fairfax County Circuit Court, saying a 2018 Washington Post op-ed she wrote defamed him when she described herself as "a public figure representing domestic abuse." Since the trial began April 11, both actors as well as witnesses and experts have been called to the stand to back up each side. More well-known celebrities and key witnesses are still scheduled to testify in the coming weeks. Most recently, Heard took the stand for two days to testify against Depp, alleging he physically and sexually assaulted her, and detailed her experiences with Depp's past drug and alcohol use. When Depp took the stand, he maintained he "never struck Ms. Heard in any way, nor have I ever struck any women in my life."

✔ Timeline: Everything that's happened so far, including Heard on the stand.

Actor Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, May 5, 2022.
Actor Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, May 5, 2022.

📷 Photo of the day: Thousands rally across the nation for abortion rights 📷

Thousands of demonstrators gathered across the nation this weekend to demand the Supreme Court does not reverse the 50-year precedent set by Roe v. Wade. More than 380 "Bans Off Our Bodies" demonstrations for abortion rights were planned for Saturday. Before the day of protests, the Senate failed to pass a bill that would have enshrined a nationwide right to abortion. Protesters predicted more rallies, especially after the Supreme Court issues its final ruling on Mississippi's ban on most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy as some state legislatures consider outright bans.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Buffalo shooting, Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial: Daily Briefing Monday