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Eyewitnesses told Reuters and local media outlets they heard multiple bursts of gunfire in the upscale Van Ness neighborhood of northwest Washington next to the Edmund Burke School.
- The Connecticut Avenue-Van Ness neighborhood of Washington was on lockdown after the mid-afternoon shooting and residents were evacuated as police hunted for the gunman.
In a travel advisory, Washington highlighted Hong Kong, and Jilin province in north-eastern China in addition to Shanghai as places Americans should not travel to “due to Covid-19-related restrictions, including the risk of parents and children being separated.”
These suits are the latest legal threats against Google and other US Big Tech giants, which have long faced probes and court cases but a lack of new national laws that would regulate their businesses.
In a speech in Indonesia, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington would work with allies and partners to “defend the rules-based order” and countries should have the right to “choose their own path”.