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Senate Republicans say it's too soon to examine gun laws after Vegas shooting

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 02:29

Two days after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Senate Republicans said it was “inappropriate” and too early to discuss any gun reforms in response to Sunday’s attack in Las Vegas.


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Trump tours relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 23:49

President Donald Trump is touring the storm damage of San Juan and hearing the stories of residents still recovering from Hurricane Maria.


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Trump says Puerto Rico didn't suffer a 'real catastrophe' like Katrina

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 23:17

Trump told Puerto Rican officials they “can be very proud” that only 16 deaths have been counted so far as a result of Maria. He compared the number to “a real catastrophe” like Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which caused more than 1,800 fatalities.


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Trump on gun control: We’ll talk about it. Later.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 22:11

A day after the Las Vegas mass shooting, President Trump seemed to open the door, slightly, to consideration of gun-control legislation — but his record as a candidate and as president suggest it is very unlikely.


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First look at guns used in Las Vegas shooter's hotel room

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 22:06

The first photographs taken inside Las Vegas shooting suspect Stephen Paddock’s hotel room show two of the 23 guns used Sunday night to carry out a rampage that killed 58 and injured 489 more, the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history.


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Tom Brokaw on America’s legacy: Mass murder, made in the USA

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 21:09

After a shooting massacre in Las Vegas Sunday killed 59 and wounded 527 more, Tom Brokaw delivered a powerful sermon on the “made-in-America mass murder.”


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The front page: How newspapers portrayed the Vegas massacre

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 20:53

The era is long past when people get news from newspapers, yet at a time of tragedy the front page still serves an important civic function, ratifying our sense of what matters, distilling tragedy to a few iconic images or words.


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A surreal scene as Las Vegas returns to business after Sunday massacre

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 17:24

A man points to broken out windows at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Monday where police say accused shooter Stephen Paddock took deadly aim at concertgoers. LAS VEGAS — Some said it sounded like fireworks — a rapid pop-pop, pop-pop-pop that suddenly interrupted country star Jason Aldean during his set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival here along the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip.


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Portrait of a mass killer: The details don't add up

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 04:42

The strange and scary thing about Stephen Craig Paddock, the 64-year-old Nevada resident who secretly hauled 10 or more rifles to the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas on Sunday before opening fire on concertgoers below, killing at least 58 and injuring more than 489, is that few if any of the details that have surfaced at this point play to type.


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Las Vegas, a 'soft target,' long feared an attack

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 02:47

Las Vegas officials and security experts insisted that so far it seems there’s nothing the city or its hotel magnates could have done to prevent the attack, the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.


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Sandy Hook mother tears into Congress after Las Vegas massacre

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 00:38

Nelba Márquez-Greene, whose 6-year-old daughter, Ana, was killed in the 2012 massacre in Newtown, Conn., tweeted her frustration over the U.S. government’s inability to take action on gun violence.


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Graphic eyewitness reports from Las Vegas show terrifying scene

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 22:40

Videos recorded by concertgoers at a Sunday country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Strip in Las Vegas reveal a scene of stunning terror as a gunman let loose with a stream of bullets that police say killed at least 58 and injured more than 489.


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Trump calls Las Vegas shooting 'an act of pure evil'

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 20:44

President Trump offered words of praise for the courage and quick actions of first responders during the Las Vegas shooting and sought to provide words of comfort for grieving families.


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Las Vegas attack is deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 19:03

At least 58 people were killed and more than 489 wounded when a gunman opened fire during a country music concert in Las Vegas Sunday night, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The suspected shooter, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, was found dead in his hotel room on the 32nd floor of at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, from which he had been firing at the crowd attending the outdoor concert across the street. Prior to Sunday night’s massacre, the deadliest shooting in recent history had taken place at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla. in June 2016, where 49 people were killed, not including the gunman, Omar Mateen.


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Trump sends 'condolences and sympathies' to Las Vegas shooting victims

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 18:17

President Trump on Monday tweeted his condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert that left at least 58 dead and hundreds wounded. God bless you!” he wrote.


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Full coverage: At least 58 dead in Las Vegas mass shooting

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 16:36

A gunman opened fire at country music concert in Las Vegas on Sunday night, killing at least 58 people and wounding more than 500 others in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.


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Scenes from Las Vegas mass shooting

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 16:10

A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing 58 people and injuring 489 others — as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives, officials said Monday. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. SWAT teams using explosives stormed the gunman’s hotel room and found he had killed himself, authorities said.


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Packing and cracking: The Supreme Court takes up partisan gerrymandering

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 14:30

On October 3, the second day of the new term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that likely poses the most momentous question on its docket: Should it, for the first time in history, strike down a state’s electoral map on the grounds of partisan gerrymandering?


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Voices of the Catalan referendum in Barcelona

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 07:35

Photographer José Colon visited some polling stations to bring us a look and some words from those who voted today and why – and from some who came to support the right to vote and others who weren’t allowed to vote at all.


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Trump says Tillerson is 'wasting his time' trying to negotiate with 'Little Rocket Man'

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 23:12

The president appeared to undercut his secretary of state’s diplomatic efforts for a peaceful resolution with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


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