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Alec Baldwin was handed what was described as a safe "cold gun" on the set of his movie "Rust", but the prop gun contained live rounds when it was fired, according to details of the police investigation into the fatal shooting released on Friday.The shot hit Hutchins in the chest, and director Joel Souza who was sitting behind her, in the shoulder, according to a county sheriff's affidavit filed in Santa Fe magistrates court."It's absolutely shocking. I think when I first found out yesterday, I... My response was just like: 'Well, no, that's not possible'," director Cate Devaney, who worked with Hutchins on "The Mad Hatter", told Reuters in an interview."It'll be interesting to see what exactly happened and where things just were neglected," she added.While the exact type of weapon used in the shooting on the set of "Rust" remained unclear, an affidavit filed by New Mexico authorities on Friday said the film's assistant director grabbed one of three guns placed on a table by the armorer.The assistant director took the gun to Baldwin, handed it to the actor and yelled, "cold gun," in an indication that "the prop-gun did not have any live rounds," the affidavit said.Prop guns have long been used on sets for the realistic visual effect of the flash and recoil after an actor pulls the trigger. Guns with blank cartridges, which lack a bullet but use gunpowder, can be fatal at close range. But Hutchins' death has reignited concern about their use.
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The U.S. is welcoming tens of thousands of Afghans airlifted out of Kabul but has disclosed little publicly about a small group who remain overseas: dozens who triggered potential security issues during security vetting and have been sent to an American base in the Balkan nation of Kosovo. Human rights advocates have raised concerns about the Afghans diverted to Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo over the past six weeks, citing a lack of transparency about their status, the reasons for holding them back and the question of what might become of any who can't be cleared to come to the U.S. “We are obviously concerned,” said Jelena Sesar, a researcher for Amnesty International who specializes in the Balkans.
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Actor Alec Baldwin was told a gun being used as a prop was safe before he fired it on the set of “Rust,” killing the film’s cinematographer.That's according to a county sheriff's affidavit filed in Santa Fe magistrates court.It says Baldwin was handed the firearm by the film's assistant director and told it was a "cold gun" which indicated it did not contain any live rounds.Minutes later, the weapon fired when Baldwin pulled the trigger, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring the film's director, Joel Souza.The affidavit said the assistant director did not know the prop gun contained live rounds.On Friday, Baldwin said his heart was broken, tweeting:"There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred.”He added: "I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family.”Baldwin was the co-producer of the film being made at Bonanza Creek Ranch.Reports have emerged of complaints over unsafe conditions on set.The Los Angeles Times and Deadline Hollywood reported that six or seven camera operators had walked out -just hours before the tragedy happened.The news outlets reported there had been at least one previous misfire with the prop gun.Reuters could not immediately confirm the accounts.Rust Movie Productions did not respond to a request for comment on Friday but said in a statement that the safety of the cast and crew is its top priority.The sheriff's department said on Friday no charges had been filed and the investigation remained open.
Facebook held back from doing all it could to stop users from being radicalized and US election misinformation from flooding the social network, according to media reports Friday.
A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress’ top Democrats edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation, though the informal deadline appeared to slip as they worked to scale back the measure and determine how to pay for it. Negotiations were expected to continue into the weekend, all sides indicating just a few issues remained unsettled in the sweeping package of social services and climate change strategies. Biden met at the White House Friday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joined by video call from from New York, trying to shore up details.
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Melbourne, Australia's second-biggest city, began its first weekend out of the world's longest string of COVID-19 lockdowns with spontaneous street parties, live music and packed pubs, bars and restaurants. Home to about five million people, Melbourne endured 262 days, or nearly nine months, of restrictions during six lockdowns since March 2020, longer than the 234-day continuous lockdown in Buenos Aires. Late on Friday, people broke into a spontaneous street party in Melbourne's southeast and many rejoiced with their first drink in months in a pub with friends, social media footage showed.
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Facebook executives routinely dismissed or downplayed employee concerns about the spread of misinformation on its platform, both before and after the 2020 presidential election, according to a wave of coordinated articles published Friday citing newly leaked internal documents. The dismissive attitude among the company’s higher-ups left Facebook unprepared to deal with the events of Jan. […]