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Attack at YouTube HQ Points to Rise in Workplace Homicides

April 5, 2018: On Tuesday afternoon, a disgruntled blogger forced her way into YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, and fired at employees before committing suicide. The incident follows a spate of mass shootings around the country. But it also points to a troubling trend, a rise in the number of workplace homicides across the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 500 workplace killings in 2016. That's up from 409 in 2014. The Takeaway looks at how a significant portion of these incidents are committed from embittered current or former employees. Plus, we bring you the latest on the unarmed black man shot and killed by police in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; the federal trial of three Kansas men who planned to bomb a Somali mosque; and, on its 50th anniversary, the James Brown concert in Boston that quelled potential riots as the country exploded after the assassination of Dr. King.

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