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Uvalde, Texas, school shooting updates: Police response probed

As the nation grapples with the deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade, concerns about police delays have stirred outrage and questions about whether faster action could have saved lives in Uvalde, Texas. Officials on Friday acknowledged a catastrophic failure by law enforcement to not immediately enter the classroom amid a gunman’s massacre of 19 …

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Ted Cruz confronted at sushi restaurant over response to Uvalde shooting, NRA, gun control

Placeholder while article actions load Joyful. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) Was heckled at a Houston restaurant on Friday night, following his speech at the National Rifle Association’s convention, in which he broadly rejected proposals for gun control, days after the Uvalde school shooting. A video shared on social media shows Cruz standing stoically at Uptown Sushi …

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US review traces massive New Mexico fire to planned burns

SANTA FE, NM (AP) — Two fires that merged to create the largest wildfire in New Mexico history have both been traced to planned burns set by US forest managers as preventative measures, federal investigators announced Friday. The findings shift responsibility more squarely toward the US Forest Service for initiating a natural disaster that has …

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Oldest Buffalo massacre victim Ruth Whitfield to be honored at funeral service

The family and friends of 86-year-old Ruth E. Whitfield are holding both visitation and funeral services at a Buffalo church two weeks after police say a White supremacist killed Whitfield and nine other people. Authorities say the gunman targeted the Tops Friendly Markets store because it was in a predominately Black neighborhood. Vice President Kamala …

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Texas school shooter Salvador Ramos was ‘violent towards women’

Keanna Baxter spurned a come-on from the “eerie” Salvador Ramos after she witnessed a friend who dated him grow frightened of their volatile fellow Uvalde High School student. “He dated my ex-friend. And then they broke up,” Baxter, 17, told the San Antonio Express News. “And then he tried to date me after that, but …

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Matthew McConaughey visits Uvalde hometown after Texas shooting

Matthew McConaughey returned to his grieving hometown of Uvalde, Texas, after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary school left 19 children and two teachers dead. After learning of the horror unfolding, McConaughey released a lengthy statement on social media about the tragedy. On Friday, the 52-year-old actor headed to the small town of Uvalde himself …

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