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In this July 25, 2016, file photo, actress Eva Longoria speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo, File
August 16, 2019 - 9:09 am
By Russell Contreras, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public "letter of solidarity" to U.S. Latinos after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and an immigration...
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This August 2019 photo provided by the Dayton Police Department shows the firearm used by Connor Betts in a mass shooting in a popular entertainment district on Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio.
Dayton Police Department via AP
August 13, 2019 - 10:11 am
Montgomery County Sheriff via AP DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities who have been trying to piece together a motive and other factors that led to a deadly mass shooting in Ohio will provide an update Tuesday on their findings. Dayton officials scheduled a news conference, a day after federal...
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This Dec. 2, 2018, file photo shows a memorial outside the Tree of Life Synagogue, where Robert Bowers killed worshippers in an Oct. 27 shooting in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File
August 12, 2019 - 10:47 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors and lawyers for the man charged with killing 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue last year have agreed to a 120-day extension in the case. The sides met briefly in federal court in Pittsburgh on Monday to review the status of Robert Bowers' prosecution. The...
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Patrick Crusius
FBI via AP, file
August 09, 2019 - 9:38 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The man accused of carrying out last weekend's deadly mass shooting at a Walmart in the Texas border city of El Paso confessed to officers while he was surrendering and later explained that he had been targeting Mexicans, authorities say. Patrick Crusius, 21, emerged with his...
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Bullet-resistant backpacks
Teresa Crawford)/AP
August 09, 2019 - 6:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling bullet-resistant backpacks for children in time for the back-to-school shopping season. But critics argue they are using tragedy as a marketing opportunity and exploiting parents' worst fears. Safety is...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Washington, as he prepares to leave Washington for his annual August holiday at his New Jersey golf club.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
August 09, 2019 - 12:06 pm
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. At the same...
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Walmart El Paso Shooting Memorial
Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images
August 09, 2019 - 10:17 am
By Chris Isidore, CNN Business (CNN) -- Walmart is taking down displays of violent video games in its stores in the wake of recent shootings. But the company plans to still sell the controversial video games -- and guns. The change in policy does not apply to the sale or display of actual firearms...
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Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley speaks to members of the media Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, outside Ned Peppers bar in the Oregon District after a mass shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in Dayton.
John Minchillo/AP Photo
August 08, 2019 - 10:00 am
By Matthew Daly and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 200 mayors, including two anguished by mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, are urging the Senate to return to the Capitol to act on gun safety legislation amid criticism that Congress is failing to respond to back-to-back...
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Dayton shooting protesters
John Minchillo/AP
August 07, 2019 - 1:17 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Protesters greeted President Donald Trump's arrival in Dayton Wednesday, blaming his incendiary rhetoric for inflaming political and racial tensions in the country and demanding action on gun control as he visited survivors of last weekend's mass shootings and saluted first...
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Three Walmart workers, Melisa Gonzalez, Jesus Romero and Raven Ramos, who helped people to escape during the mass shooting on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, get emotional during during a vigil at Ponder Park in honor of the shooting victims in El Paso, Texas.
Lola Gomez/Austin American-Statesman via AP
August 07, 2019 - 10:39 am
By Russell Contreras and John L. Mone, Associated Press EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The massacre that killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso struck a city that has long been the cradle of Mexican American culture and immigration and suffered through bloody episodes of racial violence in the past. The...
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