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Gun control advocates call for new gun laws at rallies

Aug. 17, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

Gun control advocates rallied around the country on Saturday, seeking to pressure Congress to tighten the nation's gun laws after the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and Northern California. Demonstrators in Providence, Rhode Island, where several dozen people gathered. Some held signs that...

Strangers come for miles to mourn El Paso shooting victim

Aug. 17, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Thousands of strangers came to say goodbye to a woman who was killed in a mass shooting in El Paso after hearing her longtime companion had few family members left. Antonio Basco had told reporters he felt alone in planning the funeral for Margie Reckard, one of 22 people killed when...

The Latest: Stranger says goodbye to El Paso shooting victim

Aug. 17, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a funeral of an El Paso shooting victim whose companion had few family (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A crowd of strangers has said goodbye to an El Paso, Texas, shooting victim after her longtime companion said he felt alone and invited the public to her funeral....

Hundreds come to honor El Paso victim after public invited

Aug. 16, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When Jordan Ballard read that one of the victims of the El Paso massacre had few relatives and the public was invited to her funeral, the Los Angeles resident bought a plane ticket and flew to Texas to honor a woman she had never met. She was one of hundreds of strangers who braved...

The Latest: Hundreds come to El Paso victim's funeral

Aug. 16, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a funeral of an El Paso shooting victim who had few family (all times local): 6 p.m. Hundreds of strangers have come to pay their respects for a victim of the El Paso, Texas, mass shooting who had few family members. The mourners braved 100-degree heat Friday to stand...

Pelosi: Gun action needed to ensure 'domestic tranquility'

Aug. 16, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the country's elected officials have a responsibility to "ensure domestic tranquility" and called on the Senate to return to work to vote on the House's bill bolstering background checks for gun purchases. In an interview with The Associated...

O'Rourke visits town targeted by 'terrifying' ICE raids

Aug. 16, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke on Friday became the first Democratic presidential candidate to visit one of the Mississippi towns where federal immigration agents raided chicken processing plants and arrested nearly 700 people — kicking off a new phase of his campaign he says will focus on...

Football game with school El Paso suspect attended back on

Aug. 16, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-area district where the El Paso shooting suspect graduated from high school announced Friday that it has reinstated a September football game with an El Paso school that the district had cancelled for fear that extremists would use it as a platform to get attention. The game...

Latino actors, writers pen 'letter of solidarity' amid fears

Aug. 16, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public "letter of solidarity" to U.S. Latinos after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and an immigration raid in Mississippi. The letter, published...

Aug. 22 town hall in El Paso to condemn white supremacy

Aug. 16, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Latino Victory Project Executive Director Mayra Macias and former Arizona lawmaker Gabby Giffords will kick-off a Texas tour with an Aug. 22 town hall in El Paso to condemn white supremacy and gun violence against Latinos. Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas will be among the...