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A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.

The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital Monday night after he was shot in the head.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said the girl was with her parents. The three reside in New Jersey. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of 8 and 17 can shoot a weapon if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Police said the weapon was an Uzi, an Israeli-made submachine gun that some experts say is the wrong choice of firepower for instructing a child.

Representatives of the gun range declined CNN requests for comment on the incident. But Sam Scarmardo, who operates Bullets and Burgers, told CNN affiliate KLAS on Tuesday they “really don’t know what happened.”

“Our guys are trained to basically hover over people when they’re shooting,” Scarmardo said. “If they’re shooting right-handed, we have our right-hand behind them ready to push the weapon out of the way. And if they’re left-handed, the same thing.”

The investigation into the shooting has been completed and no charges were pending, authorities said.

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The death of an 18 year old un-armed young man in Ferguson, Mo. has brought out heated conversations from the best people.

Talib Kweli and CNN Journalist Don Lemon have a heated conversation as it ends with respect. As it should be! Your comments??
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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says he’s sorry but feels he was “baited” to make racist comments, nearly two weeks after the NBA fined him and banned him for life for his remarks in a recorded conversation.

“When I listen to that tape, I don’t even know how I can say words like that. … I don’t know why the girl had me say those things,” he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in an exclusive interview set to air on Monday.

“You’re saying you were set up?” Cooper asked.

“Well yes, I was baited,” Sterling said. “I mean, that’s not the way I talk. I don’t talk about people for one thing, ever. I talk about ideas and other things. I don’t talk about people.”

Sterling, an 80-year-old married lawyer and billionaire real-estate investor, hasn’t spoken publicly about the accusations since celebrity gossip website TMZ posted a 10-minute audio recording of him that drew widespread condemnation from fans, players and the league.

In that audio clip, Sterling chastised friend V. Stiviano for posting pictures online of her posing with African-Americans, including basketball Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

The recording triggered a firestorm that led to Sterling’s lifetime ban from the NBA and a $2.5 million fine. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has asked the other 29 owners to force Sterling, the longest-tenured owner in the league, to sell the Clippers.

“I’m not a racist,” Sterling told Cooper. “I made a terrible, terrible mistake. And I’m here with you today to apologize and to ask for forgiveness for all the people that I’ve hurt.”

Asked by Cooper why he took so long to say he’s sorry, Sterling said he was “emotionally distraught.”

“The reason it’s hard for me, very hard for me, is that I’m wrong. I caused the problem. I don’t know how to correct it,” he said.

Sterling said he doesn’t want his comments to eclipse his lengthy tenure with the NBA.

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Tune in at 10 p.m. ET Friday, January 17, for CNN’s documentary, “An Extraordinary Journey: Michelle Obama turns 50.”

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Let’s welcome heroic Charles Ramsey To The Ratchet Video Hall Of Fame! You have gotten your five minutes of fame and because of your behavior you have earned a spot among the other viral sensations like Sweet Brown, Antoine Dodson, and The Leprechaun In The Hood Guy.

According to CNN — Within hours of becoming a national hero, a viral video star and the top topic on Twitter, Charles Ramsey talked about having trouble getting sleep.

It wasn’t because of all the excitement that followed his knocking down a Cleveland neighbor’s door, freeing three women and a girl who police say were held hostage for years.

Instead, Ramsey told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday, it was about knowing he had lived for a year near the captive women on the city’s West Side.

Here is why you made the list Charles.

1.  Let’s Start With The Hair! Well, this hair very outdated more of a scruffy 80’s look

2. The Dry Lips And Missing Teeth Factor! I can bet you a Carmex and dental endorsement of some sort is currently in the works … Oh and don’t forget McDonald’s will probably offer him a National commercial deal

3. Charles Like Ribs!!!! Charles said those magic words “We Eat Ribs!”  Which instantly made this interview that much more hilarious.

4. The constant “BRO” word! Not that this interview wasn’t ratchet enough alone but Charles’ consistence repetition to the word ‘Bro’ took the cake!

 5. The Oh So Funny Racial Comment! Oh Charles your comment “Bro I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms”

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An Arizona jury has found Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder for killing Travis Alexander in June 2008.

Let us at DITC Radio know how you feel about the verdict, do you agree or disagree?

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