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Families mourn, worry as victims begin to be identified in wake of elementary school shooting

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing at least 19 children and their two teachers. By Wednesday morning, many were left with the grim reality of an unimaginable horror as the names of the young … Continue reading “Families mourn, worry as victims begin to be identified in wake of elementary school shooting”

Where refugees in California are arriving from

The Department of Homeland Security announced on Monday, May 9 that roughly 6,000 Ukrainian refugees were approved for temporary entry into the U.S. as part of a program designed to fast-track the admission of 100,000 people displaced by Russia’s war in Ukraine. While similar expedited processes have been used in the past, refugee admissions to … Continue reading “Where refugees in California are arriving from”

Beto O’Rourke crashes Abbott press conference on Uvalde school shooting

UVALDE, Texas (KXAN) — Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke crashed Gov. Greg Abbott’s press conference Wednesday as the governor was providing an update on the shooting at a Uvalde elementary school that killed at least 21 people Tuesday. O’Rourke walked toward the stage after Abbott’s opening statement and could be heard saying “you are … Continue reading “Beto O’Rourke crashes Abbott press conference on Uvalde school shooting”

‘Have you no shame?’ Feinstein asks Republican senators

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is calling on the U.S. Senate to immediately move to consider her Age 21 Act, a bill to raise the age required to purchase assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines from 18 to 21. Feinstein’s call to action comes less than 24 hours after an 18-year-old … Continue reading “‘Have you no shame?’ Feinstein asks Republican senators”

Uvalde school shooting: How to help victims and families

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Following Tuesday’s school shooting in Texas that left 19 students and two adults dead, Americans are gathering to remember the victims, fundraise money for their families and send resources to a small community rocked by tragedy. People across the country were saddened, confused, and devastated by the events that unfolded at Robb … Continue reading “Uvalde school shooting: How to help victims and families”

California moves toward allowing lawsuits over illegal guns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hours after a deadly elementary school shooting in Texas, California senators on Tuesday approved giving people the power to sue those who traffic in illegal firearms, mimicking a Texas law that is intended to deter abortions. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom sought the bill as a gibe to the U.S. Supreme Court … Continue reading “California moves toward allowing lawsuits over illegal guns”

Bay Area schools bolster security presence in wake of Texas shooting

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — In the wake of the Texas school shooting that took the lives of over a dozen children and their two teachers, schools throughout the Bay Area are bolstering security around campuses. In the East Bay, parents and students will see more sheriff’s deputies around schools as local law enforcement looks … Continue reading “Bay Area schools bolster security presence in wake of Texas shooting”

Gun, ammo found in 2nd grader’s desk at California school

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A gun and a loaded magazine were found in a second-grader’s desk at a California school after other students alerted the staff that a classmate had brought a weapon, officials said. The incident occurred Tuesday at Edward Kemble Elementary in Sacramento, the Sacramento City Unified School District said in a statement to families. … Continue reading “Gun, ammo found in 2nd grader’s desk at California school”

Schumer tells colleagues not to expect a gun control vote anytime soon

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) told colleagues on the Senate floor Wednesday that he will not immediately bring gun control measures to the floor in the wake of two mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, because he doesn’t expect them to muster enough Republican votes to pass.   Instead, the Democratic leader said … Continue reading “Schumer tells colleagues not to expect a gun control vote anytime soon”

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