Concerns over a rise in anti-Asian violence after deadly shootings in Atlanta

March 17, 2021

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A police SUV is shown in the nearground with a bright white sign in the distance for an Aromatherapy spa.

Police officials stand in front of a spa after a shooting, in Atlanta, Georgia, March 16, 2021.

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Shootings at three Atlanta-area spas last night left eight people dead — six of the victims were Asian women, raising concerns about the growing threat of anti-Asian violence. And, Dublin’s Violet Gibson is the Irishwoman you've probably never heard of who actually shot Benito Mussolini in 1926. Also, socially distanced dancers from the folk dance ensemble Shamrock Bhangra shake their stuff in front of the famous manor Castletown House in County Kildare, Ireland.

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