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Saturday, May 28, 2022

A spate of high-profile massacres where the shooters were in their late teens comes as the federal judiciary -- yanked to the right by former President Donald Trump -- has shown increased hostility to gun control measures aimed at people under 21 years old.


Aaron Keller: Even though officers are "trained to intervene as quickly as possible, and that means immediately, there is no legal requirement for them to do that " civil or criminal," [Texas attorney Dan] Codgell reiterated. "The law doesn't change." read more


The rate of murders in the US has gone up at an alarming rate. But, despite a media narrative to the contrary, this is a problem that afflicts Republican-run cities and states as much or more than the Democratic bastions.


Former President Donald Trump received a significant amount of backlash for dancing onstage at a National Rifle Association (NRA) conference on Friday in the aftermath of the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting. read more


The law enforcement official who made the decision not to breach the Uvalde elementary school classroom where a gunman was shooting children and teachers was the school district police chief, officials said Friday.


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) was heckled at a Houston restaurant on Friday night, following his speech at the National Rifle Association's convention in which he broadly rejected proposals for gun control, days after the Uvalde school shooting.


As the nation struggles to comprehend the horrors that unfolded Tuesday inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, one of the biggest unanswered questions is whether anyone could have been saved.


Alongside 50 years in Yes, Hall of Famer also played on George Harrison's All Things Must Pass' and Lennon's "Imagine" and "Instant Karma"


In general, the US has very relaxed gun laws compared with its developed peers. But based on the research and other countries' experiences, more restrictive gun laws could at the very least make shooting deaths much less common in the US.


Former President Donald Trump's mangled recitation of the names of the 21 Uvalde, Texas, mass shooting victims at the National Rifle Association's convention on Friday made Twitter critics' blood run cold. read more


Federal investigators have interviewed Republicans in Georgia about interactions with people in former President Donald Trump's orbit and his 2020 reelection campaign, as the Justice Department's sprawling criminal probe into efforts to put forth alternate slates of electors to displace Joe Biden electors expands to multiple states.


A Russian official who demanded that President Vladimir Putin end the war against Ukraine was branded a traitor, escorted out of a high-level meeting and denied the right to vote, according to local media reports


Friday, May 27, 2022

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said his earlier comments about the Uvalde shooting, in which he praised law enforcement for their response and noted that it "could have been worse," came from "inaccurate" information he was given, arguing he was "misled."


Law enforcement explained its slow response to Tuesday's mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Tex. by acknowledging Friday that it was "the wrong decision" to assess that there had been a transition from an active-shooter situation to a barricaded hostage situation while children were still inside the classroom and at risk. read more


The television ads for Dan O'Dowd, a software billionaire running as a Democrat for Senate in California, are not your typical campaign spots. To an extraordinary degree, they're all aimed at one topic: Tesla's automated driving software. Not at his putative opponent, Senator Alex Padilla, the incumbent Democrat. ... "The software that drives cars that are going to have millions of people depending on it should be our best software, the most carefully designed and tested software," he said. "Instead we're using literally the worst software." read more


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