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Pulling in at one of Rio's swishest buildings, the driver of the blue luxury car turns on the blinkers, pauses for the security gate to open -- and suddenly is staring into the barrel of a gun. Deadly violence in Rio de Janeiro's poorest areas, known as favelas, has been famous internationally at least since the hit Brazilian film "City of God" in 2002. The car hold-up occurred last week outside an imposing residence called the Diamond Tower, near the beach in ultra-chic Ipanema.
One person was killed and three others injured at a prominent New York music venue late Wednesday during a show to be headlined by rapper T.I., police said. Concert-goers at Irving Plaza raced out in panic as shots rang out at 10:15 pm (0200 GMT Thursday) during the opening act before T.I., an Atlanta rapper with a history of legal run-ins. Police said a 33-year-old man was shot in the stomach and pronounced dead at a hospital near Irving Plaza, which is near Manhattan's bustling Union Square and the upscale Gramercy Park district.
CHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) — A large tornado that the National Weather Service said was on the ground for about 90 minutes damaged or destroyed about 20 homes in a rural area of northern Kansas and came within a mile of hitting a small town.