The Independent: US military adds more than 4,000 names to gun background check database after Texas mass shooting

The Independent: US military adds more than 4,000 names to gun background check database after Texas mass shooting. “The US military has added more than 4,000 names to a federal background check database in the three months since a mass shooting revealed the organisation had consistently failed to report troubling convictions to the FBI.”

Quartz: The family of a man whose killing was posted on Facebook is suing the company

Quartz: The family of a man whose killing was posted on Facebook is suing the company. “The family of Robert Godwin Sr., a 74-year-old man whose 2017 murder was posted on Facebook by the man who killed him, is suing the company in a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook was negligent, having knowledge about the shooter Steve Stephen’s intentions, and failing to alert law enforcement. It says the company had ‘more than sufficient’ time to prevent Godwin’s death.”

Dallas News: New JFK files show FBI misplaced Oswald’s fingerprints, and CIA opened his mail — and John Steinbeck’s

Dallas News: New JFK files show FBI misplaced Oswald’s fingerprints, and CIA opened his mail — and John Steinbeck’s. “The National Archives unsealed thousands of pages from the Kennedy files on Friday [This was seven days ago, not today – TJC] And while assassinations buffs weren’t likely to find any major revelations — no proof of a second gunman, a Cuban plot, or evidence the killer could have been stopped — they’ll have plenty to chew on.”

KDWN: Officials To Build Database To Aid Las Vegas Shooting Victims

KDWN: Officials To Build Database To Aid Las Vegas Shooting Victims. “Clark County officials say they are working to create a database of everyone who attended, worked or responded to the county music festival on the Las Vegas Strip where a mass shooting killed 58 people and left hundreds injured.”

The Verge: 200,000 Died In Guatemala’s Civil War — This Digital Archive Is Finally Bringing Families Closure

The Verge: 200,000 Died In Guatemala’s Civil War — This Digital Archive Is Finally Bringing Families Closure. “An estimated 200,000 people were killed, and 45,000 more disappeared, during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war, which ended in 1996. A truth commission later found the state to be responsible for 93 percent of the human rights abuses during that time. And the 80 million pages of police documents currently being cataloged and digitized reveal incriminating details of how forced disappearances were carried out by the state.”

Dallas News: Did Jack Ruby know? 10,000 more FBI records unsealed from JFK assassination files

Dallas News: Did Jack Ruby know? 10,000 more FBI records unsealed from JFK assassination files. “Yet again, the National Archives released a trove of records from the Kennedy assassination files on a Friday afternoon, another strange stream of loose ends, dead ends and tangents with little apparent connection to the assassination of the nation’s 35th president. Here and there, the odd curiosity did appear, offering insight into the effort to understand the circumstances of Kennedy’s murder but providing nothing to cast the official conclusions into doubt.”

Add to Jack Dorsey’s growing list of problems: a serial killer who prowled Twitter for victims (Quartz)

Quartz: Add to Jack Dorsey’s growing list of problems: a serial killer who prowled Twitter for victims. “An unusually gruesome string of murders in Japan has shaken the country, and it has put Twitter in the spotlight. As Twitter wrestles with hate speech and fake news, it is also fighting unsavory publicity in Japan after a suspected serial killer—dubbed the ‘Twitter killer’ by Japanese media—allegedly lured victims to his home by seeking out people who expressed suicidal thoughts on Twitter. Last month, police found the dismembered bodies of nine people in the home of the suspect, Takahiro Shiraishi, in Zama, Kanagawa prefecture, just outside Tokyo.”