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Aug 6, 2019

Walmart wrestles with how to respond to active shooters

Like most retailers, Walmart is accustomed to the everyday dealings of shoplifters. Now, it’s confronting Just days after a man opened fire at one of its stores in El Paso, Texas, and left at least 22 dead, the nation’s largest retailer is faced with how to make its workers and customers feel safe. The discounter […]

Aug 6, 2019

Trump’s America: Where politics dictate definition of racism

It was the last morning of the workweek, and Scott Bremner, a popular talk-radio host here, found himself — again — in the role of accidental referee on the issue of race. And again, the discussion was inspired by racial provocations from President Donald Trump. For one caller, critics of Trump had things upside-down. “It […]

Aug 6, 2019

Trump’s America: Where politics dictate definition of racism

It was the last morning of the workweek, and Scott Bremner, a popular talk-radio host here, found himself — again — in the role of accidental referee on the issue of race. And again, the discussion was inspired by racial provocations from President Donald Trump. For one caller, critics of Trump had things upside-down. “It […]

Aug 6, 2019

No, there’s still no link between video games and violence

Do video games trigger violent behavior? Scientific studies have found no link. But the persistent theory is back in the headlines following the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas , on Saturday. An online manifesto thought to be authored by the gunman briefly mentioned the combat game “Call of Duty.” Then President Donald Trump weighed […]

Aug 6, 2019

No, there’s still no link between video games and violence

Do video games trigger violent behavior? Scientific studies have found no link. But the persistent theory is back in the headlines following the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas , on Saturday. An online manifesto thought to be authored by the gunman briefly mentioned the combat game “Call of Duty.” Then President Donald Trump weighed […]

Aug 5, 2019

El Paso shooting offers O’Rourke a real-time political test

Beto O’Rourke, his once-soaring presidential prospects in swift decline, returned to El Paso, Texas, to try to help cope with the shootings that killed 20 people. He no longer has the platform of a public office, but he still has his voice. The former congressman was a persistent presence on his hometown’s streets and on […]

Aug 5, 2019

El Paso shooting offers O’Rourke a real-time political test

Beto O’Rourke, his once-soaring presidential prospects in swift decline, returned to El Paso, Texas, to try to help cope with the shootings that killed 20 people. He no longer has the platform of a public office, but he still has his voice. The former congressman was a persistent presence on his hometown’s streets and on […]

Aug 5, 2019

Trump says he wants stronger gun checks, but reneged in past

President Donald Trump claimed he wants legislation providing “strong background checks” for gun users, but he provided no details and has reneged on previous promises to strengthen gun laws after mass shootings. Trump tweeted Monday about the weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio that left 29 dead and dozens wounded. He suggested that a background […]

Aug 5, 2019

Trump says he wants stronger gun checks, but reneged in past

President Donald Trump claimed he wants legislation providing “strong background checks” for gun users, but he provided no details and has reneged on previous promises to strengthen gun laws after mass shootings. Trump tweeted Monday about the weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio that left 29 dead and dozens wounded. He suggested that a background […]

Jul 2, 2019

Girl recalls poor care in Texas border station

For almost two weeks, a 12-year-old migrant girl said she and her 6-year-old sister were held inside a Border Patrol station in Texas where they slept on the floor and some children were locked away when they cried for their parents. She was one of hundreds of migrant children who have been held this year […]

Jul 2, 2019

Girl recalls poor care in Texas border station

For almost two weeks, a 12-year-old migrant girl said she and her 6-year-old sister were held inside a Border Patrol station in Texas where they slept on the floor and some children were locked away when they cried for their parents. She was one of hundreds of migrant children who have been held this year […]

Jun 24, 2019

Mexico officials detain more migrants as crackdown steps up

Authorities reinforced efforts over the weekend to deter Central Americans and others from crossing Mexico to reach the United States, detaining migrants in the south and stationing National Guardsmen along the Rio Grande in the north. In Arriaga, a town in the southern state of Chiapas, The Associated Press saw about 100 migrants bused to […]

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