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US Senators reach gun control deal: What’s in the bipartisan proposal and what isn’t
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US Senators reach gun control deal: What’s in the bipartisan proposal and what isn’t

While the proposal offers money for states to enact ‘red flag’ laws, vets buyers under 21 and seeks to bolster school safety and mental health programs, it does not address core demands from gun-control advocates such as a ban on assault rifles and raising the legal age of purchasing firearms

US Senate negotiators announce deal on gun control, breaking logjam
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US Senate negotiators announce deal on gun control, breaking logjam

Although the proposal falls far short of tougher steps sought by President Joe Biden and many Democrats, the accord was embraced by the president and enactment would signal a significant turnabout

Thousands rally for gun reform in US after surge in mass shootings
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Thousands rally for gun reform in US after surge in mass shootings

Motivated by a fresh surge in mass shootings, from Uvalde, Texas, to Buffalo, New York, protestors say lawmakers must take note of shifting public opinion and finally enact sweeping reforms

Funerals to begin for Texas school shooting victims as Joe Biden vows action on guns
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Funerals to begin for Texas school shooting victims as Joe Biden vows action on guns

Uvalde's first funerals are set for Tuesday, with others scheduled through mid-June. The huge number of victims, many with horrific wounds, has left the town's two funeral homes turning to embalmers and morticians from across Texas for help

Police 'wrong' to delay breaching door during Texas shooting
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Police 'wrong' to delay breaching door during Texas shooting

Police have come under intense criticism since Tuesday's tragedy over why it took well over an hour to neutralize the gunman -- who ultimately killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School

Texas school shooting: NRA supporters react to Uvalde massacre but 'can't blame the gun'
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Texas school shooting: NRA supporters react to Uvalde massacre but 'can't blame the gun'

Supporters argue argued that the disaster may well have unfolded differently if people at the school were armed

Texas shooting is new test for President Joe Biden's long battle over guns
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Texas shooting is new test for President Joe Biden's long battle over guns

The tragedy has refocused Biden's presidency on one of the greatest political challenges of his career — the long fight for gun control

New Mexico legislator proposes gun-safety training for actors, crew following Rust shooting tragedy
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New Mexico legislator proposes gun-safety training for actors, crew following Rust shooting tragedy

The senator said in a statement that he was heartbroken to learn of the death of Halyna Hutchins in October 2021 on the set of #AlecBaldwin show Rust

'Real men can use gun just as they do iPhone': Why Burgess Owens' comments are a hangover of Trump era
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'Real men can use gun just as they do iPhone': Why Burgess Owens' comments are a hangover of Trump era

Congressman Owens is a frequent Fox News guest who has come under scrutiny for other media appearances linked to QAnon, a baseless conspiracy theory that has increasingly crept into US politics

'Some complacency' in how weapons were handled on sets of Alec Baldwin's Rust: Investigators on shooting tragedy
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'Some complacency' in how weapons were handled on sets of Alec Baldwin's Rust: Investigators on shooting tragedy

"I think there are some safety issues that need to be addressed by the industry, and possibly by the state of New Mexico," said the Santa Fe County sheriff, who is investigating the shooting case on the sets of Rust.

Authorities to present initial findings in Alec Baldwin's fatal prop gun case today
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Authorities to present initial findings in Alec Baldwin's fatal prop gun case today

Scheduled for 27 October, the news conference by Santa Fe County Sheriff and District Attorney promises the first detailed public comments by investigators about the killing of 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins during an on-set rehearsal at New Mexico

Rust assistant director reportedly has history of unsafe set practices, prop control
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Rust assistant director reportedly has history of unsafe set practices, prop control

The assistant director who handed Alec Baldwin the gun that killed a cinematographer last week had been fired from a previous job over similar incident, a producer disclosed

'Do we even need guns on sets anymore?': Hollywood asks in light of Alec Baldwin accidentally killing cinematographer
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'Do we even need guns on sets anymore?': Hollywood asks in light of Alec Baldwin accidentally killing cinematographer

“This isn’t the early '90s, when Brandon Lee was killed in the same manner. Change needs to happen before additional talented lives are lost," a petition on change.org read after Alec Baldwin fatally shot Halya Hutchins on the sets of Rust.

Nine injured in shooting at large gathering in New York's Syracuse; 17-year-old in critical condition, says police
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Nine injured in shooting at large gathering in New York's Syracuse; 17-year-old in critical condition, says police

No one was immediately taken into custody, and Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner emphasized that the investigation was in its early stages in an appearance at a press conference alongside Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh.

Nick Blixky, rising rapper from New York, passes away aged 21 after being fatally shot in Brooklyn, says police
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Nick Blixky, rising rapper from New York, passes away aged 21 after being fatally shot in Brooklyn, says police

Rapper Nick Blixkey was found with gunshot wounds in front of a building in a neighborhood in Brooklyn. He was pronounced dead at arrival in the hospital.

Texas shooting: Toll rises to seven, 22 injured; police say no explanation for gunman's behaviour yet
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Texas shooting: Toll rises to seven, 22 injured; police say no explanation for gunman's behaviour yet

Authorities said they still could not explain why a man opened fire during a routine traffic stop in West Texas to begin a rampage that killed seven people, injured 22 others and ended with officers gunning him down outside a movie theatre.

At least five dead, 21 injured in Texas mass shooting; police kill gunman after chase
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At least five dead, 21 injured in Texas mass shooting; police kill gunman after chase

The incident occurred in the area of Odessa and nearby Midland and police said the gunman was shot dead at the Cinergy movie theatre after a chase.

US' House of Representatives holds first committee hearings on gun violence, climate change in 8 years
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US' House of Representatives holds first committee hearings on gun violence, climate change in 8 years

"No more climate denialism. No more evasions. @HouseDemocrats are in charge," tweeted the House Committee on Natural Resources. A hearing on gun violence was held at the same time, also a first in eight years, in a sign of changing times on Capitol Hill.

Democrats promise congressional action on gun control after California shooting that saw 12 people killed
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Democrats promise congressional action on gun control after California shooting that saw 12 people killed

Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach the House floor when Democrats retake control after eight years of Republican rule. "The American people deserve real action to end the daily epidemic of gun violence that is stealing the lives of our children on campuses, in places of worship and on our streets," said Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the Democratic leader who is running for a second stint as House speaker.

Who Is America? review: Sacha Baron Cohen's new satire does not 'make benefit' his once glorious career
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Who Is America? review: Sacha Baron Cohen's new satire does not 'make benefit' his once glorious career

Retaining the inflammatory nature of his previous work, Sacha Baron Cohen updates his tried-and-tested formula to include 2018 America's ideological polarities in Who Is America?