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Live updates | Biden on gun restrictions: 'We have to act'

May. 24, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden struck a somber and serious tone, calling for new gun restrictions, in an address to the nation after 18 children were killed in a shooting at a Texas elementary school. “When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the...

Biden says 'we have to act' after Texas school shooting

May. 24, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An anguished and angry President Joe Biden called for new restrictions on firearms Tuesday night after a gunman massacred 18 children at a Texas elementary school. “We have to act,” Biden told the nation, after years of failure to pass new laws. “When in...

California moves toward allowing lawsuits over illegal guns

May. 24, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hours after a deadly elementary school shooting in Texas, California senators on Tuesday approved giving people the power to sue those who traffic in illegal firearms, mimicking a Texas law that is intended to deter abortions. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Midterm Updates | Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wins primary

May. 24, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA — U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene defeated five fellow Republicans in a Georgia primary that tested conservative voters’ tolerance of the first-term congresswoman’s divisive politics. Greene, a celebrity among the GOP’s right-wing fringe, will be on the ballot again...

Sen. Murphy begs for gun compromise after Texas shooting

May. 24, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, who came to Congress representing Sandy Hook, begged his colleagues to finally pass legislation addressing the nation’s gun violence problem as the latest school shooting unfolded Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas. A gutted Murphy...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp defeats David Perdue in GOP primary

May. 24, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp defeated his Donald Trump-backed challenger David Perdue on Tuesday after a furious push by the former president to punish Kemp for not overturning the 2020 election results. Kemp’s victory sets up another general election race against...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

May. 24, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

Champaign News-Gazette. May 22, 2022. Editorial: DCFS investigation reveals more of the same Too many children are falling through the cracks of the state’s structurally flawed children protection infrastructure. A recent investigation into operations...

Turkey's Erdogan talks to Swedish, Finnish leaders on NATO

May. 21, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday discussed his objections to Sweden and Finland joining NATO with the two Nordic countries’ leaders, Erdogan’s office said. He spoke to Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena...

Wisconsin's high court broadens who can carry concealed guns

May. 20, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A disorderly conduct conviction can't disqualify someone from obtaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a unanimous decision that could dramatically broaden who can carry hidden firearms, knives and stun guns. ...

After Buffalo, civil rights leaders pitch anti-hate plans

May. 19, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s oldest civil rights organization said it will propose a sweeping plan meant to protect Black Americans from white supremacist violence in response to a hate-fueled massacre that killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, last weekend. In a plan...