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‘We have to act’: Biden calls for stricter gun laws in wake of Uvalde, Texas shooting

‘We have to act’: Biden calls for stricter gun laws in wake of Uvalde, Texas shooting

President Joe Biden delivered a moving speech Tuesday evening in the wake of the Uvalde, Texas, mass shooting at an elementary school that left at least 18 children and three adults dead. The gunman, an 18-year-old who was attending high school in the district, was killed by law enforcement. Two officers were injured but were not critically hurt. Biden lamented the fact that there have been so many shootings since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and called for more…

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News Roundup: Another mass murder in an American school; Michigan Republican races roiled by fraud

News Roundup: Another mass murder in an American school; Michigan Republican races roiled by fraud

It happened again. At least 18 elementary school children and one teacher are dead in a mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. All victims were killed by an 18-year-old gunman who is now also dead. The National Rifle Association’s annual meeting is in Houston, Texas, on Friday. Both Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and seditionist Donald Trump will be speaking. Abbott has long bragged about his efforts to block gun reforms and will likely use his speech to condemn those who would demand…

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Live coverage: May 24 primaries in Alabama, Arkansas, and Georgia, plus Texas runoffs

Live coverage: May 24 primaries in Alabama, Arkansas, and Georgia, plus Texas runoffs

Three Southern states are holding primaries Tuesday, while Texas is hosting runoffs for races where no candidate earned a majority of the vote in the March 1 primary. Minnesota is also conducting primaries for an Aug. 9 special election to fill the vacant 1st Congressional District. We’ll be liveblogging the results here and also covering the returns closely on Twitter. Key races: Previews | Cheat-sheet ●●● Results: AL | AR | GA | TX | MN-01 Wednesday, May 25, 2022 ·…

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Ukraine update: ‘They’re a little bit busy defending freedom and democracy’

Ukraine update: ‘They’re a little bit busy defending freedom and democracy’

Yesterday, Henry Kissinger said that Ukraine should trade land for peace, that everyone should be nicer to Russia, and that attempting to actually force Russia to surrender the territory it occupies within Ukraine would be “not be about the freedom of Ukraine, but a new war against Russia itself.” Even though none of that war would actually be in Russia. Just the fact that I can start an article in May of 2022 with, “Yesterday, Henry Kissinger said…” should be enough…

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Ukraine update: Russia captures another large town, but how much should we worry?

Ukraine update: Russia captures another large town, but how much should we worry?

There are reports on Tuesday that Russian forces have occupied the town of Lyman after an extended period of heavy combat that saw the town attacked from three sides. Those on-the-ground reports appear to be confirmed by high-resolution satellite imagery and by the NASA FIRMS data which, after several days of rain in the area, cleared up over the last few days to show a pattern that seemed familiar from some other sites that have fallen.  NASA FIRMS data showing…

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‘Why are we willing to live with this carnage?’: Biden demands action on guns after Texas school shooting

‘Why are we willing to live with this carnage?’: Biden demands action on guns after Texas school shooting

President Joe Biden again tried to comfort a nation grieving after a mass shooting, urging action to counter powerful gunmakers and repeatedly questioning why the country he leads lacks “the backbone” to stem the bloodshed. In a prime-time address, a visibly emotional Biden asked what it would take to convince fellow lawmakers that “it’s time to act.” “How many scores of little children who witnessed what happened — seen their friends die as if they’re in a battlefield, for god’s…

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Shooting at Texas elementary school leaves 19 children dead, horrifies nation

Shooting at Texas elementary school leaves 19 children dead, horrifies nation

Nineteen children are dead after a gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, Texas officials said. The mass shooting comes less than two weeks after a man, who authorities say was motivated by racist ideology, shot and killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket, targeting a predominantly Black community. The latest tragedy once again horrified the country and sparked outrage, particularly from gun safety advocates who said the nation could no longer hide behind old excuses for…

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