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Congress passes watershed gun reform following New York, Texas shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sent President Joe Biden the most wide-ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades on Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress…

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Texas GOP adopts controversial platform ‘prohibiting’ Palestinian state

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Texas Republican Party approved a platform that supports the “prohibition” of a Palestinian state in lands that Israel now controls. The platform approved by 5,100 delegates…

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Texas police leader testifies that response to Uvalde shooting was ‘abject failure’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police had enough officers and firepower on the scene of the Uvalde school massacre to have stopped the gunman three minutes after he entered the building,…

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Texas rabbi who founded underwear nonprofit for the poor named CNN Hero

JTA — A Houston rabbi was named a CNN Hero for her work as the founder and CEO of Undies for Everyone, which provides underwear and dignity to children in…

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Justice Dept. to review law enforcement response to Texas school shooting

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department said Sunday it will review the law enforcement response to the Texas school shooting, an unusual federal look back prompted by questions about…

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Biden visits mourning city of Uvalde in wake of Texas school shooting

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden offered comfort Sunday to a city gripped by grief and anger as they paid respects at a…

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Top Texas security official: Police were ‘wrong’ to delay storming Uvalde classroom

A top Texas security official said Friday that police were wrong to delay storming the classroom where a teen gunman was holed up with dead and wounded children, fueling fears…

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Trump calls gun control ‘grotesque’ at Texas NRA convention after school massacre

HOUSTON, Texas — Former US president Donald Trump rejected calls for tightened gun controls Friday following the Texas school massacre, saying decent Americans should be allowed the firearms they need…

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Husband of teacher slain in Texas school shooting dies of heart attack

WASHINGTON (AFP) — The husband of a heroic fourth grade teacher who was killed protecting her students during a massacre at a Texas elementary school has died of an apparent…

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Texas gunman entered school ‘unobstructed,’ was inside for an hour before killed

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The gunman who massacred 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school was inside for more than an hour before he was killed in…

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