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After El Paso Walmart shooting, Texas to welcome guns in mosques, churches and school grounds After El Paso Walmart shooting, Texas to welcome guns in mosques, churches and school grounds
At the beginning of September, 10 new laws that loosen restrictions on public gun possession will take effect in Texas, a mere month after the El Paso shooting killed 22 and injured 24. Though Texas gun laws are some of the least restrictive in the nation, the laws will make it easier to possess guns in places of worship like churches, mosques and synagogues, apartment buildings, foster homes a...
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Red flag laws, mental health concerns: How the GOP is responding to the El Paso, Dayton shootings Red flag laws, mental health concerns: How the GOP is responding to the El Paso, Dayton shootings
WASHINGTON – Two days after back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Republicans are beginning to put forth a path forward in response to the tragedies. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday he has encouraged relevant committee chairmen, such as Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to "engage in bipartisan discussions of potentia...
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El Paso Walmart shooting: Multiple people dead near Cielo Vista Mall in Texas, police say El Paso Walmart shooting: Multiple people dead near Cielo Vista Mall in Texas, police say
EL PASO, Texas — Multiple people are dead and three people are in custody after a shooting Saturday morning at an El Paso, Texas Walmart, according to authorities. Police, who first reported the shooting shortly after 11 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time, said the scene is now under control. "We're searching multiple scenes, but primarily the Walmart," said Sgt. Enrique Carrillo of the El Paso Pol...
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Donald Trump sanctions Russia over nerve agent attack on former spy in Britain Donald Trump sanctions Russia over nerve agent attack on former spy in Britain
WASHINGTON - Under pressure to confront Russia, President Donald Trump's administration placed more sanctions on Vladimir Putin's government over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy living in Britain. It's the second round of sanctions over the 2018 attempt to kill former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal in the British town of Salisbury. Citing authority under th...
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Ilhan Omar trolls Trump with tweet about Africa visit, weeks after 'send her back' chant Ilhan Omar trolls Trump with tweet about Africa visit, weeks after 'send her back' chant
WASHINGTON – Weeks after "send her back" chants erupted at one of President Donald Trump's rallies, Rep. Ilhan Omar fired back by posting a photo of herself and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visiting Africa. "They said 'send her back' but Speaker @SpeakerPelosi didn’t just make arrangements to send me back, she went back with me," Omar, D-Minn., wrote in a tweet. Omar's post included two photos of...
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Marianne Williamson was the most searched candidate on Google on first night of Democratic debate in Detroit Marianne Williamson was the most searched candidate on Google on first night of Democratic debate in Detroit
WASHINGTON – Author Marianne Williamson was the most searched candidate on Google during the first night of the Democratic debate in Detroit, according to the search engine. Of the ten candidates on the stage Tuesday night, Williamson was the most searched in every state but Montana, where the state's Gov. Steve Bullock took that honor. Ahead of the debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont wa...
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'A lot of yelling': President Donald Trump had a contentious meeting with airline CEOs, report says 'A lot of yelling': President Donald Trump had a contentious meeting with airline CEOs, report says
A meeting between President Donald Trump, the CEOs of some of the biggest airlines in the U.S. and Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al Baker devolved into "a lot of yelling," according to a report from NBC News detailing the meeting. The group met in the Oval Office in what NBC News called an "'Apprentice'-worthy showdown." The outlet reported CEOs of American Airlines and United Airways were in attend...
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'It's breaking my heart': Greenville, NC, wrestles with fallout of Donald Trump's rally 'It's breaking my heart': Greenville, NC, wrestles with fallout of Donald Trump's rally
GREENVILLE, N.C. – “Welcome to Greenville,” the Rev. Bob Hudak wrote in an open letter to Donald Trump before the president's visit this month to his North Carolina home. The reverend extolled Greenville as a “growing city with an extraordinarily diverse population of citizens.” He pointed to East Carolina University, where Trump was to hold his campaign rally July 17, and to Vidant Medical Cen...
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Donald Trump says he has 'safe third country' deal with Guatemala Donald Trump says he has 'safe third country' deal with Guatemala
WASHINGTON – After months of negotiations and threats, President Donald Trump said Friday he has reached a "safe third country" agreement with Guatemala designed to reduce the number of migrants claiming asylum in the United States. If the agreement takes effect – there could be legal challenges – migrants who cross into Guatemala en route to the United States would have to apply for asylum the...
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Trump celebrates Fox News poll on economy but ignores less favorable parts of survey Trump celebrates Fox News poll on economy but ignores less favorable parts of survey
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday celebrated a Fox News poll that showed voters are pleased with his handling of the economy – but the same poll also found those voters didn't think it would change much if a Democrat is elected in 2020. "Fox Poll say best Economy in DECADES!" Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. He also noted his approval rating on his handling of the economy had...
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