A gunman opened fire on a Wisconsin bridge after a fight with his ex-fiancee, fatally shooting members of a family who happened to be riding by at the time along with another man. Jonathan Stoffel, 33, of Neenah and his daughter Olivia, 11, died. Erin Stoffel, 32, was struck three times but survived, guiding her other two children, ages 5 and 7, off the bridge over Little Lake Butte des Morts. Adam Bentdahl, 31, of Appleton, was also killed in the attack Sunday in Menasha. The shooter, Sergio Daniel Valencia del Toro, also shot himself. read more
Where do America's most racist people live? "The rural Northeast and South," suggests a new study just published in PLOS ONE.
The paper introduces a novel but makes-tons-of-sense-when-you- think-about-it method for measuring the incidence of racist attitudes: Google search data. The methodology comes from data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz. He's used it before to measure the effect of racist attitudes on Barack Obama's electoral prospects.