The fifth person dies after eight people were shot in an Englewood mass shooting


More parts of a dismembered man’s body are discovered in this disturbing case

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Adam Richard Johnson, 36, was brutally murdered and dismembered in Minneapolis, and his body parts have been scattered in three separate areas, authorities say.

Investigators discovered the third site of Johnson’s remains yesterday morning, along the Mississippi River. The first two locations were found last week. 

A spokesperson for the local police department, John Elder, said the incident was “disturbing,” and “a pretty different case.” 

So far, the slaying seems to be a “very focused attack” as opposed to a random act of slaughter. 

“There’s no words to describe how I feel and the heartache that I have now that my children know,” said Johnson’s ex-girlfriend, who is also the mother to one of his kids. “How do you tell a 4-year-old that they’re never going to see their dad again? I find out the nature of this crime and how horrific and how heinous this crime is, you can’t tell a child that.”

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IRS releases tool to let families opt out of advanced child tax credit

The advancement on the child tax credit payments are set to start next month. 

The child tax credit payments, which were set up and expanded under the American Rescue Plan passed earlier this year, amount to $3,000 annually per child ages 6 to 17 and $3,600 annually for children under 6. 

Eligible families will receive half of their credit in the form of monthly payments of up to $250 per school-age child and up to $300 per child under 6 from July through December 2021. The other half will be paid out when they file their 2021 taxes. The credit is income-based and starts to phase out for individuals earning more than $75,000 a year or $150,000 for those married filing jointly.

It’s important for families to know that this is an advance of a tax credit they would normally get around tax time. For some families, it may be more ideal to just use the tax credit at tax time instead. Here’s what you should know and how to unenroll, if desired.

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How can the White House address the rise in violent crime?

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America is experiencing a sharp increase in violent crime rates all across the country. And while White House officials say violent crime rates are still well below the rates of previous decades, the increase is significant enough that Americans and politicians alike are calling on President Biden and his team to address the issue. 

Biden is expected to explain his administration’s new crime prevention strategy today, as Americans are reeling from a rash of recent mass shootings and other violent crimes. Violence has even spilled over into the political arena, after a mayoral candidate’s assistant in New York was recently stabbed multiple times in the Bronx. 

The murder rate in the United States stands at 6.2 per every 100,000, which is up significantly from the previous year of 5 per 100,000. 

As the violent crime and murder rates continue to climb across the country, could this pose a threat for Democrats and the upcoming midterm elections?

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The question is though, are some people just born more innovative than others? Regardless of the answer, science has a solution for those that seem to lack this trait. 

In fact, the answer may come down to retraining your brain and reshaping your thinking process. 

How do you go about this? These 5 hacks can help you become more of an innovator.

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Budgeting is, for a lot of people, too much effort to be worth the trouble. You know you should budget; you know you really need to budget — but the actual act of budgeting is so exhausting that you keep putting it off.

I get it. I’ve been there! But just like any other chore, budgeting is a necessary part of life. These eight apps can make it significantly easier — so you can go back to doing the things you enjoy.

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