(FOX) University of Missouri professor Melissa Click, who prevented a freelance journalism student from doing his job in a public area and thus violating his first amendment rights, was fired by a vote of the university board. The board believes that Click’s actions were not compatible with how the university should conduct itself. In January, Click cut a deal with prosecutors to drop assault charges and keep her out of jail.

(CNN) A Kansas lawnmower equipment plant north of Wichita, Excel Industries was the site of a rampage shooing Thursday. 38-year old employee Cedric Ford opened fire inside and outside the plant, killing three and wounding several others. Ford received a restraining order just two hours before and had shot two citizens in nearby towns along the way. A police officer entered the building alone and exchanged gunfire with Ford, killing him. An estimated 300 onsite employees could have also been victims. Ford had several convictions in Florida, including burglary, grand theft, carrying a concealed weapon, and feeling a crime scene. He was released from the Florida Department of Corrections in 2007, with an additional brawling conviction in 2008. The officer who stopped Ford was uninjured.

(CNN) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has endorsed Donald Trump for president, calling him the most qualified candidate to run this country. Once seen as the brash candidate with his New Jersey attitude, Trump soon took that title from Christie and surged to the front of the GOP pack. Christie says that no one had a better chance against the likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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