SEVEN PEOPLE DEAD AFTER SHOOTING AT VIRGINIA WALMART Seven people, including the shooter, were killed when a person who worked at a Walmart store in Chesapeake, Virginia, opened fire. Police were set to provide further updates at 8 a.m. today. The first victim killed in the mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, has been identified as a 21-year-old worker at the store, after her family issued a desperate appeal to find her in the aftermath of the horror attack. Tyneka Johnson died when a co-worker opened fire inside the superstore on Sam’s Circle just after 10pm on Tuesday night. In a heartbreaking Facebook post late on Wednesday night, Johnson’s family begged for help in finding out what had happened to her. “We need help locating my lil cousin. She is an employee at Walmart,” wrote a desperate family member. “Everyone need to know if she is safe. This post is about helping and locating Tyneka Johnson. No questions. Just help.”
BIDEN EXTENDS STUDENT LOAN PAUSE AMID COURT FIGHT President Joe Biden said the pause on student loan payments will be extended through June 30, 2023, as Republicans wage a court battle against his debt forgiveness program. “I’m confident that our student debt relief plan is legal. But it’s on hold because Republican officials want to block it,” Biden wrote in a tweet.
GOP TRIES LAST-DITCH EFFORT TO BLOCK SATURDAY VOTING IN GEORGIA RUNOFF Republicans have asked Georgia’s highest state court to overturn a ruling that will allow early voting to take place Saturday, 10 days before the Dec. 6 Senate runoff election between Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) and Republican challenger Herschel Walker. The Republican groups behind the appeal claim only “Democrat-leaning” counties plan to conduct early voting.