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Democrats urging gun control on Senate floor as news of school shooting broke
uschools/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- News of the Santa Clarita, California, school shooting broke Thursday just as Connecticut's two Democratic senators were making an emotional case for gun control on the Senate floor. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have been especially forceful advocates against gun violence since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 26 people were killed, including 20 children.As Blumenthal was making his case, he was handed a note about what was happening across the country from Washington."As I speak on the floor right now, there is a school shooting in Santa Clara, California,"...
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Deval Patrick, former Massachusetts governor, joins 2020 presidential race
Office of the Governor of Massachusetts (NEW YORK) -- Deval Patrick, the former two-term governor of Massachusetts and the state's first black chief executive, formally announced a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in a sharp reversal from his 2018 decision to not pursue a run -- injecting more uncertainty into an unsettled primary less than three months before the first votes."I've had the chance to live my American dream," he said in announcement video Thursday morning. "But over the years I've seen the path to that dream closing off bit by bit. The anxiety and even anger that I...
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Voters in Iowa, NH, SC react to impeachment hearing: 'starting to second guess my original opinion'
Judd Penny is an Iowa resident, businessman and Army veteran who is concerned about the impeachment hearings. (ABC News) (WASHINGTON) -- Two key witnesses in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump dominated headlines across America on Wednesday when they testified in the House’s first public hearings.But what did voters really think of the historic proceedings? ABC News spoke to voters in three key states about whether they tuned in and what they thought about the hearing and what the outcome of the inquiry will be.Acting Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent testified...
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