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Families remember victims of Buffalo shooting as attack spurs fears over online radicalization: President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are headed to Buffalo, New York, today after a shooting killed 10 people. On Monday, relatives of the victims remembered their loved ones and spoke out at a news conference. As the country learns more about each of the victims, more has also been uncovered about the 18-year-old suspect. Law enforcement officials said the suspect’s social media posts became increasingly violent and he even scoped out the Buffalo supermarket ahead of his attack. Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia told ABC News the gunman would have continued his rampage if he wasn’t stopped. Now, in the wake of the shooting, some fear that others could draw inspiration from Saturday’s shooting. Some lawmakers, including Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wy., are pointing a finger at House GOP leaders, who may have “enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism.”
Suspect arrested in disappearance, murder of teen who went missing during spring break 2009: Investigators in South Carolina have made a significant break in the case of a teen who went missing in 2009 while vacationing for spring break. Raymond Moody, 62, was arrested and charged with murder on Monday for the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel after her remains were found in a wooded area in Georgetown County, South Carolina. The area was less than three miles from a motel Moody had been living at the time of Drexel’s disappearance, Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver said. Moody is being held without bond at the Georgetown County jail, and is expected to be charged with rape, murder and kidnapping -- in addition to a charge of obstruction of justice that he was initially brought in for, said Jimmy Richardson, solicitor for Horry and Georgetown Counties. Drexel’s parents have asked for privacy, and thanked investigators and volunteers for their work over the past decade. Tune into “Good Morning America” today for an exclusive interview with Drexel’s mother.
Biden signs law banning sale of crib bumpers, inclined sleepers for babies: President Joe Biden signed a bill that will ban inclined sleepers for babies and crib bumpers from being manufactured and sold. The Safe Sleep for Babies Act, which was passed by Congress less than two weeks ago, was created after a two-year investigation into infant sleep products that have been linked to “hundreds of infant deaths.” Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., who led the investigation, said that “flaws in our nation’s consumer product safety system allowed companies to keep these products on the market.” Click here to learn about the best safe sleep practices for babies.
24-year-old woman gets new heart after suffering heart attack at 14: An Indiana woman who suffered a heart attack at age 14 is now celebrating a new start in her life after undergoing a heart transplant. Jaelyn Kinchelow, of Avon, Indiana, was running at her middle school track practice nearly a decade ago when she said she felt a tightness in her chest. Kichelow told “GMA” that all she remembers is herself slowing down and her legs giving out. At the hospital, doctors diagnosed her with a heart attack and she underwent open-heart surgery to repair a torn coronary artery wall. She spent nearly one month in the hospital, including eight days in a coma. Her time in the hospital inspired her to become a nurse. In March, Kinchelow received a call saying that a heart was available for her. Now, Kinchelow is sharing her story to raise awareness about both organ donation and the risks of heart disease among women.
GMA Must-Watch
This morning on “GMA,” Josh Gad is here to talk about his animated series, “Central Park.” Plus, “Abbott Elementary” stars Janelle James and Sheryl Lee Ralph join us live. And don’t miss Michael Strahan as he explores the natural beauty and wildlife of Iceland. All this and more only on “GMA"!
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