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    Web News - Wedding gifts pour in for Seattle shooting hero

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    In this edition: wedding gifts pour in for the Seattle shooting hero; Lego to launch a new series of female mini figures; and a BMX champ in action …

    22 year old John Meis risked his life subduing and tackling the gunman during last Thursday`s shooting at Seattle Pacific University. In doing so he prevented a wider killing spree and has become a hero in the U.S. where countless web users have praised his bravery and expressed their admiration. 
    And in addition to posting messages to social networks, web users are also showering him with gifts. A crowd funding campaign was initiated on Go Fund Me, the day after the shooting, to pay for an unforgettable honeymoon for Jon Meis who is getting married on June 21st. The campaign is proving extremely popular, raising around 48,000 dollars so far, that`s close to 35,000 euros in less than a week. 
    And that`s not all. Hundreds of web users decided they wanted to buy a gift for Meis and his future wife. The operation was organized via community platform Reddit where users tracked down the two wedding lists and then shared the links to sites where they were registered. Both wish lists have now been entirely bought out… 
    The people who posted these tweets think Jon Meis deserves even more. They are calling on the Seattle Pacific University to reimburse all of his tuition fees. The university has yet to respond.
    Female paleontologists, astronauts, chemists … these new LEGO mini figures should be hitting the stores by the end of August. The toy manufacturer has announced the winner of its eighth annual “Ideas” competition; the “Research Institu... Go on reading on our web site.
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