It was just five days before gunman Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire on the congregation in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that the members of the small church welcomed him in under much different circumstances.
On Sunday, Kelley killed 26 people and injured 30 others. But less than one week before, he brought his children to First Baptist Church's annual fall festival, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Though his attendance wasn't expected given his past troubles with his mother-in-law, Michelle Shields, who attends the church, the congregation still welcomed Kelley with open arms — some even thought he and his family were turning a corner.
“They thought, 'Oh, this is good. This is progress,'” Sutherland Springs resident Tambria Read told the Chronicle, noting Shields told her she was excited to see Kelley brought her grandchildren to the festival voluntarily.
Read went on to describe the church's attendants as “very loving” and “nonjudgmental,” so it's no surprise they were so open to welcoming Kelley and his kids.
$300 million worth of Ether – the unit of cryptocurrency used on the Ethereum platform –was stolen from dozens of digital wallets and is permanently locked up today because of one person's mistake.
The Ether had been stored in Parity's "multisignature" wallets when a GitHub user, "devops199," came across a detrimental vulnerability.
According to a blog post released by Parity on Tuesday, the code that fixed the July bug contained another vulnerability. That vulnerability allowed a user known as "devops199" on GitHub, a site for developers to collaborate on open source code, to allegedly accidentally trigger a function that turned the contract governing Parity multisignature wallets into a regular wallet address and made him or her the owner. Devops199 then killed this wallet contract, or, as Parity put it, "suicided" it. This made all multisignature wallets tied to that contract instantly useless, their funds locked away with no way to access them.
If the story is true, it seems like Devops199 was jiggling door handles and when one door opened, they tried to close it and the whole house exploded.
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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been ordered to surrender on charges in Robert Mueller's investigation related old tax issues!A former business associate, Rick Gates, is also reportedly surrendering.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been ordered to surrender on charges in Robert Mueller’s investigation related old tax issues! A former business associate, Rick Gates, is also reportedly surrendering.
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