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What are HR 8 and HR 1446? Gun control bills still await Senate votes after Texas shooting
Following the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, the future of increased gun control legislation is still uncertain.       
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'A bad day for ... hope': Another school shooting. More dead kids. Why gun control advocates see no end in sight
Past mass shootings at Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and Parkland High School all sparked hopes gun control laws would be coming, but bills got blocked.      
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OnPolitics: POTUS calls on lawmakers to 'stand up to the gun lobby'
Biden challenged lawmakers to resist the gun lobbies after at least 19 children were shot to death at a Texas elementary school.       
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Jan. 6 committee was told that Trump spoke approvingly of calls to 'Hang Mike Pence': report
Mark Meadows told colleagues that Trump reacted approvingly on Jan. 6 to rioters' chants to "Hang Mike Pence," according to a New York Times report.       
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'Worst nightmare.' 'We have to act.' Here's how lawmakers reacted to Texas school shooting.
Lawmakers responded with prayers, calls for mental health resources and renewed vows for gun legislation after 21 people were killed in a shooting.       
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Baby formula shortage: FDA chief admits federal regulators were 'too slow' to act
The baby formula shortage will drag on at least another month, according to testimony Wednesday.      
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Pennsylvania to recount votes in GOP Senate primary between Trump-backed Oz and McCormick
Less than 1,000 votes separated Dr. Mehmet Oz, backed by ex-President Donald Trump, and hedge funder David McCormick in the Republican Senate primary.      
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'We are cowards if we don't act': Texas, Buffalo shootings shadow hearing for Biden's ATF nominee
The agency - the nation's gun enforcement agency - has been without a Senate confirmed director for seven years.       
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'This is on you': Beto O'Rourke confronts Abbott, Cruz at Texas school shooting press conference
Beto O'Rourke approached the stage where Gov. Abbott spoke from at a press conference addressing Tuesday's shooting at Robb Elementary.      
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Sarah Sanders wins primary, Brooks headed to runoff, Paxton defeats Bush
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former White House press secretary in the Trump administration, won the Republican primary in the Arkansas governor's race.       
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Schumer, McConnell react to deadly Texas elementary school shooting
Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell opened the Senate by addressing the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.       
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Georgia primary: Kemp beats Trump-backed Perdue, historic race between Walker, Warnock
The results of Georgia's primary election showed Brian Kemp beating Trump-backed David Perdue.
Poll: Supreme Court approval nosedives after leak of draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade
"Roe was egregiously wrong from the start," Justice Alito wrote in the leaked draft opinion that has soured views of Democrats and independents.
'Courting death': Chilling words from the Chinese official behind Uyghur internment camps
Chen Quanguo, a Communist party leader, has been a leader in campaign against the minority ethnic group. Hacked files reveal details of his approach.
Takeaways from Tuesday's primary battles in Georgia, Alabama and Texas
Tuesday proved a big night for Brian Kemp, Stacey Abrams, Mo Brooks, Herschel Walker and others. Donald Trump, though, had a bad night.
'Enough is enough': Biden calls on lawmakers to take action after Uvalde school shooting
"As a nation we have to ask ourselves, when in God's name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby," Joe Biden said of the Uvalde, Texas shooting.
Biden to sign order on policing reform on two-year anniversary of George Floyd killing
President Joe Biden's policing order will limit use of force, call for national accreditation standards and create a database of police misconduct.
Stacey Abrams wins gov primary; GA polls close; primaries also in Alabama, Ark., Texas: live updates
Tuesday's primaries will test Donald Trump's influence in the Republican party and spotlight issues like inflation, abortion and voting rights.      
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'What are we doing?': Sen. Chris Murphy gives emotional speech on Texas elementary school shooting
Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy made a plea for lawmakers to find common ground and prevent school shootings from happening again.      
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OnPolitics: Primaries in Georgia, Alabama and more happening Tuesday
Primary season in four Southern states Tuesday reflect the nation's greatest fault lines and again test former President Donald Trump's GOP power.      
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'Appalled': World leaders call for action after hacked files detail Uyghur internment camps
The State Department said it was a "mistake" for the UN human rights chief to visit Xinjiang without agreement for unfettered access to the camps.       
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Pelosi responds after archbishop denies her Holy Communion for supporting abortion rights
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded after San Francisco's Catholic archbishop said he would deny her communion over her support for abortion access.       
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Primary day in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas: live updates
Tuesday's primaries will test Donald Trump's influence in the Republican party and spotlight issues like inflation, abortion and voting rights.       
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American 'heroes' nominated to replace Confederate officers' names on Army posts
The commission charged with renaming iconic Army bases honoring Confederate generals released its final recommendations Tuesday.      
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Ohio man allegedly linked to assassination plot against former President George W. Bush
Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab, an Iraqi national living in Columbus, Ohio, was arrested following an investigation, according to court documents.       
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Kemp and Perdue face off in heated Georgia Republican primary
Governor Brian Kemp is favored to win his Republican primary, despite a challenge from former US senator and Trump-backed challenger David Perdue.       
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Former Vice President Pence boosts Brian Kemp's campaign against Trump-backed candidate
Former Vice President Mike Pence made an in-person push for Georgia Governor Brian Kemp's reelection a day before he faces off against David Perdue.       
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DOJ directs agents to intervene in excessive force cases, first change in policy in 18 years
The change, which takes effect July 19, comes nearly two years after George Floyd died in Minneapolis.      
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President Joe Biden wraps up Asia tour by meeting with 'Quad' leaders in Japan
The "Quad," comprised of the US, Japan, Australia and India, is short for the "Quadrilateral Security Dialogue."       
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Oklahoma poised to limit use of school bathrooms based on sex at student's birth
Oklahoma legislation awaiting Gov. Kevin Stitt's signature would require students to use the restroom based on their sex at birth.       
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