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Beto O'Rourke relaunches campaign from El Paso hometown in wake of mass shooting
ABC News (EL PASO, Texas) -- Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke gave a speech in El Paso, Texas Thursday, looking to revive his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, in the wake of a mass shooting in the city that resulted in the deaths of 22 people. "We must take the fight directly to the source of this problem," O'Rourke said, naming President Donald Trump. "I want to be the leader for this country that we need right now and we do not have ... I want to be the kind of leader for this country that El Paso has...
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Trump retweets that America is not in the 'midst of an epidemic of mass shootings'
Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour (WASHINGTON) -- Less than two weeks after a total of 31 people were killed in back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, President Donald Trump retweeted a tweet that said the United States was not in the "midst of an epidemic of mass shootings.”The president retweeted Thursday morning a tweet from Fox News host Laura Ingraham, linking to a Reason article, in which Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox blamed the media."There is no evidence that we are in the midst of an epidemic of mass shootings," he said. "The...
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For Cory Booker, water crisis awakens ghosts of past Newark water scandal
ABC News (NEWARK, N.J.) -- As a presidential candidate, Cory Booker has made environmental protections a central tenet of his social justice platform. As a United States senator, he emerged as a leading voice on the front lines of safe water for urban-dwellers.But a growing water quality crisis gripping Newark, N.J., is bringing fresh attention and scrutiny of Booker's own record when he was that city's mayor -- at a time when the water system was marred by scandal.The two crises may be separated by time, but as images spread of Newark officials handing out bottled water to residents grappling...
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