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Opinion: An Outrageous Crime Has Become A Commonplace Event

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Riley Howell, here in an undated photo, was killed after he tackled a gunman shooting people in a classroom at the University of North Carolina's Charlotte campus. Police say Howell's actions likely saved the lives of other students. Matthew Westmoreland/AP hide caption

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