Obama to force through gun control measures on Tuesday
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Obama to force through gun control measures on Tuesday

Andrew Beatty | AFP - January 4, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday will introduce a raft of executive actions to tackle U.S. gun violence, bypassing Congress and its staunch opposition to…

Obama to tackle ‘unfinished business’ of gun violence in 2016
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Obama to tackle ‘unfinished business’ of gun violence in 2016

AFP - January 1, 2016

WASHINGTON D.C. -- President Barack Obama, in a New Year's address, made fighting gun violence a resolution for 2016, calling it a major piece of "unfinished business" in…

In New Hampshire, Clinton pledges to stand up to the gun lobby
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In New Hampshire, Clinton pledges to stand up to the gun lobby

Anne Gearan and Jose A. DelReal | The Washington Post - October 6, 2015

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire – Insisting that "our country is better than this," an emotional Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. must get serious about…

Investigators piece together motive in mass Oregon shooting
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Investigators piece together motive in mass Oregon shooting

Veronique Dupont | AFP - October 3, 2015

ROSEBERG, Oregon – Investigators on Saturday pieced together evidence on why a student at a college in Oregon went on a shooting rampage that left nine people dead…

Gunman at Oregon college appeared armed for an extended siege
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Gunman at Oregon college appeared armed for an extended siege

Eli Saslow, Sarah Kaplan and Joseph Hoyt | The Washington Post - October 2, 2015

ROSEBURG, Oregon – The gunman who cut a deadly path through an Oregon college campus appeared armed for an extended siege according to investigators who were probing more…

Oregon school shooting: ‘He just tried to do the right thing,’ one victim’s family says
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Oregon school shooting: ‘He just tried to do the right thing,’ one victim’s family says

Elahe Izadi, Abby Phillip and Eli Saslow | The Washington Post - October 2, 2015

Thursday was a very special day for Chris Mintz: Oct. 1 was his son's sixth birthday. Though the child was too young to see it, the proud…

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Multiple fatalities reported after mass school shooting in Oregon

Jocelyne Zablit | AFP - October 1, 2015

https://twitter.com/KTLA/status/649654938037911552 Updated at 2:46 p.m. on Thursday Up to 10 people were reported killed and 20 wounded when a 20-year-old gunman opened fire inside a rural community…

US arms maker markets Christian assault rifle called ‘The Crusader’
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US arms maker markets Christian assault rifle called ‘The Crusader’

AFP - September 15, 2015

An arms maker in Florida is engraving Christian symbols on its assault rifles, in a marketing ploy denounced by a Muslim group as fomenting "hatred, division and…

Two US journalists killed during live TV broadcast
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Two US journalists killed during live TV broadcast

AFP - August 26, 2015

UPDATE 2: Wed., Aug. 26 at 1:13 p.m.: The man suspected of killing two journalists as they carried out a live interview in Virginia died Wednesday from a…

Costa Rican coastal community grieves colleague killed in US church massacre
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Costa Rican coastal community grieves colleague killed in US church massacre

Greg Smith | Special to The Tico Times - June 22, 2015

NOSARA, Guanacaste – Two South Carolina state legislators with ties to Nosara, on Costa Rica's north-central Pacific coast, were particularly hard hit by the shooting death of…