Violence

FILE - In this April 14, 2018 file photo, a man wears an unloaded pistol during a pro gun-rights rally in Austin, Texas. In a letter sent to the Senate on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, CEOs from businesses including Airbnb, Twitter and Uber asked Congress to pass a bill to require background checks on all gun sales and a strong red flag law that would allow courts to issue life-saving extreme risk protection orders. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
September 12, 2019 - 4:59 pm
Big companies have been dipping their toes into America's gun debate for a few years. Now, some are diving in. The CEOS of 145 companies — including Airbnb, Uber, DoorDash, Gap and Twitter — sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Thursday seeking expanded background checks and "red flag" laws, which let...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke gestures during a campaign stop at Keene State College in Keene. After a mass shooting in his hometown, Democrat Beto O’Rourke has again remade his White House bid. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 11, 2019 - 11:17 am
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke was back at Keene State College, but the large crowd that flocked to see him six months ago was not. Far removed from the whirlwind opening days of his presidential campaign, the former Texas congressman faced a far smaller, quieter gathering. An attempted "Beto!...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Texas death row inmate Mark Soliz. Soliz is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, for the 2010 slaying of Nancy Weatherly during a robbery at her home near Godley, Texas. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 6:47 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate was executed Tuesday evening for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of crimes that included thefts and another killing. Mark Anthony Soliz, 37, received a lethal injection...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., arrives for a news conference following a Senate policy luncheon on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 10, 2019 - 6:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that Democrats are engaging in "theatrics" over gun control legislation, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that "people are dying" because the Senate leader refuses to act. After a summer of devastating mass shootings,...
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September 10, 2019 - 9:08 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Florida boy who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee shirt now has fans of his own. News outlets report the Knoxville school is now selling shirts featuring the boy's hand-drawn design, which also has been painted onto the Rock , a longtime 97.5 ton campus...
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September 09, 2019 - 7:12 pm
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge said Monday that he will decide by the end of this week whether to dismiss gun charges against a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling combat gear and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and TV journalists. Christopher Hasson, 50, is asking U.S...
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a ceremony to introduce the new chief of the intelligence service, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Ghani, whose government was sidelined in the U.S.-Taliban talks, again declared that his country was ready to meet with the Taliban but that "negotiation without a cease-fire is not possible." (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 09, 2019 - 3:13 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans braced for a possible new wave of Taliban violence Monday after President Donald Trump abruptly broke off nearly a year of talks with the insurgent group just when a deal to end America's longest war seemed to be at hand. Trump's stunning weekend announcement that...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, demonstrators gather to protest after a mass shooting that occurred in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
September 09, 2019 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are pressing President Donald Trump to intervene with Senate Republicans and demand passage of a bipartisan bill to expand background checks for gun purchases. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Trump's "urgent,...
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In this Aug. 22, 2019 photo, Monica Davis, parent of an elementary school student, expresses her displeasure at a meeting at Highland High School in Marengo, Ohio, about how the school board handled a recent incident where a child had access to a gun, pointed it at another student, and that parents weren't informed. Schools across the country have faced a backlash for favoring privacy over telling parents when there are threats in their children’s classrooms. Safety experts advise schools to tell parents as much as they can as soon as they can about threats. (Fred Squillante/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
September 09, 2019 - 5:17 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tell as much as you can as soon as you can. That's the advice of safety experts when discussing what information about school threats to convey to parents and the rest of the community. In districts around the country, schools have faced criticism for favoring privacy over...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2018, file photo, thousands of people gather on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol during a "March for Our Lives" rally in Austin, Texas. The vast majority of mass shooters have acquired their firearms legally with nothing in their background that would have prohibited them from possessing a gun. But there have been examples of lapses in the background check system that allowed guns to end up in the wrong hands. Very few states also have a mechanism to seize firearms from someone who is not legally allowed to possess one.(Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
September 07, 2019 - 11:39 am
Most mass shooters in the U.S. acquired the weapons they used legally because there was nothing in their backgrounds to disqualify them, according to James Alan Fox, a criminologist with Northeastern University who has studied mass shootings for decades. But in several attacks in recent years...
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