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Chesapeake Shooting latest - note found on shooters phone
The Lead with Jake Tapper
Nov 25, 2022

Tonight we lead with new details about the recent shooting in a Walmart in Chesapeake, VA – a note has been found on the shooters phone that details grievances he had with colleagues and himself.

In world news - New clues in a deadly mystery of a North Carolina woman who died on vacation in Mexico and a man vanishes from the Carnival cruise ship Valour and is found alive 15 hours later in the middle of the sea.

And Black Friday is upon us again and crowds are as big as ever, despite inflation and recession fears. A senate race in Georgia is on the line and there is a push for early in-person voting rather than mail in voting.

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