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Lawmakers Propose ‘Red Flag’ Laws After Mass Shootings: Effect Remains Unclear
Guns
Lawmakers Propose ‘Red Flag’ Laws After Mass Shootings: Effect Remains Unclear
2019-08-09 23:38:18
by HJ Mai

Lawmakers are facing increased public pressure to take action and stop the gun violence after two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio killed 31 people over the past weekend.  President Donald Trump and congressional members of both parties appear eager... Read More

Feds Investigating Border Surveillance Program That Targeted US Citizens
Homeland Security
Feds Investigating Border Surveillance Program That Targeted US Citizens

SAN DIEGO — The Department of Homeland Security has launched an internal investigation into a covert surveillance program that targeted U.S. citizens engaged in humanitarian work in Tijuana, according to a letter released Thursday. Customs and Border Protection launched “Operation... Read More

Obama Urges Americans to Reject Leaders Who Thrive on 'Climate of Fear and Hatred'
In The News
Obama Urges Americans to Reject Leaders Who Thrive on 'Climate of Fear and Hatred'
2019-08-05 21:41:27
by Dan McCue

Former President Barack Obama didn’t mention anyone by name Monday, but in a lengthy statement posted in response to two mass shootings over the weekend that left 32 people dead, he urged Americans to soundly reject “language coming out of... Read More

Democrats Skeptical Following Trump Response to Mass Shootings
In The News
Democrats Skeptical Following Trump Response to Mass Shootings
2019-08-05 21:36:32
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump addressed the nation Monday, two days after weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio left 32 dead, calling on Americans to condemn “racism, bigotry and white supremacy” in “one voice,” and vowing to seek a bipartisan response to... Read More

As El Paso Mourns Shooting Victims, Gun Massacre Strikes Dayton
Guns
As El Paso Mourns Shooting Victims, Gun Massacre Strikes Dayton

EL PASO, Texas — The bodies still lay in the aisles of Walmart. Police officials in this border city had yet to release the 20 victims’ names, adding them to the long list of mass-shooting casualties in this gun-rich country.... Read More

Schumer Asks GOP to Cancel Vacation to Work On Gun Legislation
Guns
Schumer Asks GOP to Cancel Vacation to Work On Gun Legislation

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is willing to forego his summer vacation to work on gun control legislation if freshly injured Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — injured Sunday during a fall in his Louisville, K.Y., home — will join... Read More

Mexico to Announce Legal Actions to Protect Mexicans in US
Immigration
Mexico to Announce Legal Actions to Protect Mexicans in US

MEXICO CITY — Mexico will take legal measures to protect Mexican nationals in the United States after a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday killed at least three Mexicans, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said. The country’s “indignation” will... Read More

Hong Kong Protesters Look to Shut Down City With Strike
Geopolitics
Hong Kong Protesters Look to Shut Down City With Strike

HONG KONG — Hong Kong protesters looked to shut down the city with a general strike on Monday after a ninth straight weekend of unrest triggered by Beijing’s tightening grip over the financial hub. Demonstrators plan to take leave or... Read More

Gerrymandering In Mind, Parties Target State Legislative Races
Elections
Gerrymandering In Mind, Parties Target State Legislative Races

WASHINGTON — With the Supreme Court’s recent ruling green-lighting partisan gerrymandering, groups on both sides of the aisle are looking at the 2020 elections as crucial to drawing what they describe as fair maps. Democratic groups learned lessons from the... Read More

Ohio Can’t Get Drugs For A New Execution Method, Governor Says
State News
Ohio Can’t Get Drugs For A New Execution Method, Governor Says

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday that state prison officials can’t find any company willing to supply drugs as an execution alternative to one that essentially has been declared cruel and unusual. He said he would talk... Read More

Pennsylvania To Offer Gender-Neutral Option On State IDs
State News
Pennsylvania To Offer Gender-Neutral Option On State IDs

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvanians will soon have three options when it comes to identifying themselves on their driver’s licenses and state IDs: male, female and X. In response to a growing number of residents asking for gender-neutral ID options and “national... Read More

Democrats Favor Building on ACA Over ‘Medicare for All’
In The News
Democrats Favor Building on ACA Over ‘Medicare for All’

WASHINGTON — Most Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents would prefer to expand the Affordable Care Act rather than replace it with a “Medicare for All” plan, according to a new tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The poll, released Tuesday,... Read More

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