The workers behind the counter at the Starbucks inside the Virgin River Casino in Mesquite, Nev., winced whenever Stephen Paddock and his girlfriend, Marilou Danley, lined up for their usual beverages.
That’s because Paddock had a nasty habit of berating Danley in public. “It happened a lot,” Esperanza Mendoza, supervisor of the Starbucks, said Tuesday.
Their order was always the same. He’d get a venti mocha cappuccino and she a medium caramel macchiato.
Civic and faith leaders gathered before a bank of television cameras Monday night for a prayer vigil outside Las Vegas City Hall, the speakers standing on a podium with a banner that read #VegasStrong.
In many ways, the gathering was as much a statement about Las Vegas the city as it was a chance to pray over those killed in Sunday night's mass shooting at a country music festival on the Strip. In a place known as a tourist destination, community exists, they said.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman said the music festival drew people from around the world "to enjoy our great weather and all the amenities that make Las Vegas so special."
Accuracy matters in the moments after a tragedy. Facts can help catch the suspects, save lives and prevent a panic.
But in the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, the world’s two biggest gateways for information, Google and Facebook, did nothing to quell criticism that they amplify fake news when they steered readers toward hoaxes and misinformation gathering momentum on fringe sites.