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2020 Democrats attack New York Times for headline giving Trump an easy ride on his response to mass shootings

Democratic presidential candidates slammed The New York Times over an early characterization of President Donald Trump’s response to two mass shootings over the weekend. The first edition of the newspaper’s Tuesday issue had the headline “TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM,” which Beto O’Rourke called “unbelievable” and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez described as […]
2020 Democrats attack New York Times for headline giving Trump an easy ride on his response to mass shootings
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A former senior FBI official said agents are hamstrung in fighting white nationalist violence because they’re ‘wary of pissing off the guy in the Oval Office’

Domestic terrorist attacks motivated by white nationalist ideology make up a growing portion of cases the FBI is investigating. But the FBI has had trouble “identifying and disrupting” the threat in part because of “the ease of online self-radicalization to violence,” Michael McGarrity, the assistant director of the FBI’s counterterrorism […]
A former senior FBI official said agents are hamstrung in fighting white nationalist violence because they’re ‘wary of pissing off the guy in the Oval Office’
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‘We are not helpless here’: Former President Barack Obama made a rare public statement calling for action on gun violence after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton

Former President Barack Obama issued a rare and lengthy public statement calling for action to reduce gun violence after two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, killed a combined 31 people over the weekend. “No other developed nation tolerates the level of gun violence that we do. […]
‘We are not helpless here’: Former President Barack Obama made a rare public statement calling for action on gun violence after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton
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Trump said people with mental illness should be ‘involuntarily confined’ if necessary to prevent mass shootings, despite research showing a lack of connection between mental illness and gun violence

President Donald Trump said on Monday he believed people with mental illness should be “involuntarily confined” in certain circumstances in order to prevent mass shootings. Trump made the comments after two devastating mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens […]
Trump said people with mental illness should be ‘involuntarily confined’ if necessary to prevent mass shootings, despite research showing a lack of connection between mental illness and gun violence
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The El Paso shooter seemed to try to distance himself from Trump — but the similarities with Trump’s rhetoric are obvious

An online post that authorities think was written by the El Paso, Texas, gunman directly mentions President Donald Trump, denying that the person’s anti-immigrant views were shaped by the president. “My opinions on automation, immigration, and the rest predate Trump and his campaign for president,” the post said. Observers, however, […]
The El Paso shooter seemed to try to distance himself from Trump — but the similarities with Trump’s rhetoric are obvious
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In a ‘Fox & Friends’ segment, Texas’ Lieutenant Governor suggested violent video games and a lack of prayer in schools could be factors in the El Paso mass shooting

After a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas took 22 lives and injured 24 others on Saturday, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick made a Sunday morning “Fox & Friends” appearance to discuss the shooter’s motives. Patrick suggested that, apart from being an anti-immigrant hate crime, as laid out in what […]
In a ‘Fox & Friends’ segment, Texas’ Lieutenant Governor suggested violent video games and a lack of prayer in schools could be factors in the El Paso mass shooting
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‘Trump has to stop’: The president’s racist, anti-immigrant rhetoric has encouraged mass shootings, including El Paso, according to hate and extremism expert

After two mass shootings in under 24 hours claimed 31 lives so far in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project Director Heidi Beirich tells Business Insider that hate-driven violence is to blame for the majority of domestic terrorism in the US. Beirich says […]
‘Trump has to stop’: The president’s racist, anti-immigrant rhetoric has encouraged mass shootings, including El Paso, according to hate and extremism expert
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The mass shooter who killed 9 people in Dayton, Ohio has been identified

Nine people were killed in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. A gunman opened fire at Ned Peppers Bar on East Fifth Street in the city’s entertainment district. They have been identified as Connor Betts, a 24-year-old from Bellbrook, Ohio, according to CBS. There are reports of Betts wearing all […]
The mass shooter who killed 9 people in Dayton, Ohio has been identified
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9 killed in mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio entertainment district

Early Sunday police responded to another mass shooting in Ohio less than 24 hours after a massacre in El Paso that killed 20. Local media site WHIO reported the shooting occurred near Ned Peppers Bar on East Fifth Street in Dayton, Ohio. Police say 9 people are dead, in addition […]
9 killed in mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio entertainment district
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‘Disgruntled’ Walmart employee shot and killed two workers at Mississippi store

Two Walmart employees were killed and a police officer was injured in a shooting Tuesday at a Walmart store in Southaven, Mississippi, authorities said. The suspect was a suspended Walmart employee, a spokeswoman for the Southaven Police Department told Business Insider. Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite called the shooter a “disgruntled […]
‘Disgruntled’ Walmart employee shot and killed two workers at Mississippi store
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4 dead, including a suspect, in shooting at California garlic festival

Four people, including a suspected shooter, were killed on Sunday evening after a shooter opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California. Gilroy Chief of Police Scot Smithee said in a press conference on Sunday evening that 15 others were injured in the incident and that the scene […]
4 dead, including a suspect, in shooting at California garlic festival
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2 injured and 2 arrested in a shooting at the Toronto Raptors’ championship parade

There was reportedly a shooting at the Toronto Raptors championship parade on Monday. Police say there were two victims with non-life-threatening injuries. Gun shots and reports of the shooting caused a chaotic scene, as those in attendance fled, all while the Raptors’ championship speeches continued. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
2 injured and 2 arrested in a shooting at the Toronto Raptors’ championship parade
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At least 1 person killed in a shooting at a Costco store in Corona, California

Customers poured out of a Costco store in Corona, California, Friday night after shots were heard inside of the store, according to the Associated Press. One person was killed and two were wounded, KCAL-TV reported citing law enforcement; the suspect was taken into custody. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. […]
At least 1 person killed in a shooting at a Costco store in Corona, California
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All but 1 of the Virginia Beach shooting victims were city employees

In a press conference Saturday morning, police said that 12 people were killed and an additional four were injured when a gunman opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday. Police have released the identities of the 12 victims, and all but one were city employees. The […]
All but 1 of the Virginia Beach shooting victims were city employees
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11 people reportedly killed in shooting at a bar in Brazil

11 people have died and one other is injured in Brazil’s northern Pará state after gunmen opened fire on a bar, local media reports. State officials referred to the attack as a “massacre” without providing further details. The attack reportedly occurred on Sunday in Belém at around 4 p.m. local […]
11 people reportedly killed in shooting at a bar in Brazil
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A survivor of the UNCC shooting is expected to walk at graduation

On Tuesday, a gunman opened fire at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, killing two and injuring four. One of the four victims, Emily Houpt, is expected to walk in the graduation ceremony next Tuesday. Houpt, 23, will receive her degree in international studies. She sustained injuries earlier this week. […]
A survivor of the UNCC shooting is expected to walk at graduation
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A 25-year-old woman was shot and killed as she was driving home from work, and now police are looking into whether a person hunting illegally in the area is to blame

Micalla Rettinger, 25, was driving home from the bar where she works in Iowa early Sunday morning when she was shot and killed. Authorities say there’s nothing to suggest Rettinger was targeted, and that they are exploring the possibility that a person who was illegally hunting accidentally shot the former […]
A 25-year-old woman was shot and killed as she was driving home from work, and now police are looking into whether a person hunting illegally in the area is to blame
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Gunmen in attacks on El Paso Walmart and New Zealand mosques were tied to racist manifestos on the same website. The founder says the online community would likely be responsible for future tragedies.

The August 3 mass shooting that left 20 dead in an El Paso Walmart marked the third devastating attack that was tied to the fringe message board site 8chan. The site’s founder previously predicted the site would play a role in a future hate-based mass attack. In a Wall Street […]
Gunmen in attacks on El Paso Walmart and New Zealand mosques were tied to racist manifestos on the same website. The founder says the online community would likely be responsible for future tragedies.
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‘This is what leadership looks like’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez applauds New Zealand for moving to ban assault weapons

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York applauded New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for taking legislative action after her country faced its deadliest shooting in history. Ardern on Thursday announced a sweeping ban on “military-style semiautomatic” firearms – including assault weapons – following the attacks in Christchurch. “Christchurch happened, […]
‘This is what leadership looks like’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez applauds New Zealand for moving to ban assault weapons
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The death toll from the New Zealand mosque attacks has risen to 50

The death toll from the terror attacks at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch has risen to 50, authorities said. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says 50 others were injured, 36 of whom remain in hospital, and 11 in critical condition, including a four-year-old child. A […]
The death toll from the New Zealand mosque attacks has risen to 50
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A 22-year-old police officer was shot during a routine call several weeks into her job: ‘She’s just an absolute star in the department’

Natalie Corona, a 22-year-old police officer in Davis, California, was shot and killed Thursday night when responding to a routine traffic call. Corona was only several weeks into her tenure with the Davis Police Department, which officially started just after Christmas. Police Chief Darren Pytel described her as “an absolute […]
A 22-year-old police officer was shot during a routine call several weeks into her job: ‘She’s just an absolute star in the department’
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Police have killed the suspected Strasbourg shooting suspect, French officials say

French police have killed the Strasbourg shooting suspect, officials told media outlets. The suspect was identified on Wednesday as 29-year-old Chérif Chekatt, a Strasbourg native. Chekatt is believed to have opened fire on a local Christmas market, using a handgun and knife, and ultimately killing three people and injuring more […]
Police have killed the suspected Strasbourg shooting suspect, French officials say