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Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers:<p>Austin American-Statesman. Nov. 17, 2017.<p>Texas has made progress in addressing dam …

Business

Anti-gay Republican lawmaker 'sexually harassed dozens of young men'

A married anti-LGBT Republican lawmaker groped a teenage boy in his sleep, it has been claimed.<p>Wes Goodman, an Ohio congressman who resigned last …

LGBTQ

Why Thanksgiving Is My Favorite Holiday

<b>HEALING YOUR LIFE THROUGH CONNECTION</b>: This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with <b>Architect of Change Ed Bacon</b>, a retired priest in the …

Bill Gates

The Tide Shifts on Guns to the Democrats' Favor

For decades, the common perception has been that gun issues benefit Republican campaigns and a coveted endorsement from the National Rifle Association can be the tipping point for Republican wins in swing states.<p>Yet conventional wisdom has taken an about-face and for the first time ever, the NRA is …

Opinion

When The Scars Of A Mass Shooting Aren't Left By Bullets

Americans who live through mass shootings often need extensive mental health treatment. Charity can't pay for it all.<p>Sherrie Lawson was in a meeting when she heard the gunshots.<p>Because she was on a Navy installation where firearms were heavily restricted, Lawson assumed the loud bangs were the …

News (U.S.)

Three arrested for Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris

French counterterrorism police have arrested three people who aresuspected weapons suppliers in the January 2015 terror attack against the Charlie …

U.S. Politics

Grinnell anti-gun violence activists hope to meet with their neighbor: the NRA president

"Deep in America’s heartland," says a page on the National Rifle Association website, "there’s a thriving business with small-town roots stretching …

Gun Control

Schools adept at shoring up security at any hint of danger

<b>By Carolyn Thompson</b>, <i>The Associated Press</i><p>It’s a familiar scenario: A school official, hearing about a potential danger that’s too close for comfort, …

Education

Anti-gay married Republican resigns after being caught having gay sex in his office

A married Republican lawmaker with a long history of campaigning against LGBT rights has resigned after being caught having gay sex in his office.Wes …

LGBTQ

KQED

California Releases Cannabis Regulations<p>In less than two months it’ll be legal for adults in California to buy marijuana for recreational use. But …

Pink Floyd

Mayor Megan Barry: Nashville General must evolve to succeed

Metro will work with the community to pay for the care of the city's most vulnerable residents.

HBCUs

Bipartisan deal on gun control unveiled

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators Thursday unveiled legislation to improve background-checks for gun sales, a narrow measure that attempts to address the recent spate of mass shootings.<p>The bill represents an incremental update to existing law but has the best chance of any effort to pass …

Gun Control

The Reclusive Financier Moving From Weapons to German Banking

Stephen Feinberg, the reclusive American financier, is probably best known for his connection to President Donald Trump, his firm’s brief ownership …

Business

Five ideas for more respectful media coverage after mass shootings

Members of the media gather around the speakers during a press conference outside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November …

Journalism

Trump has been terrible for the gun industry

Presidents Obama and Trump had very different views toward private gun ownership, but gun manufacturers may be pining for the one who was much more …

Business

A bipartisan team of senators wants to prevent gun tragedies by ensuring the national background check system actually works

Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) are expected to announce their unlikely partnership on gun legislation Thursday, signaling yet …

Gun Control

Putting the elementary school on lockdown stopped the California gunman from killing dozens of children

• <b>A school lockdown may have prevented many more deaths as a gunman tried to enter Rancho Tehama Elementary School on Tuesday.</b>• <b><br>At least four people were killed and 10 others were wounded near the school in northern California.</b>• <b><br>School lockdowns have become as common as fire drills. They became</b> …

U.S. Politics

Was the AR-15 Marketed Expressly to Violent Young Men? The Newtown Families Think So

After the gut-wrenching shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, families of the 20 children and six staff members who were killed went to Washington and pleaded with Congress to pass common sense gun reform, including federal background checks and a ban on assault rifles like the one used …

Guns

Domestic violence and mass shootings: The link and the loopholes

WASHINGTON — Devin Patrick Kelley, who shot and killed 26 people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, earlier this month, had …

Women's News

After Sutherland Springs massacre, Americans want gun control more than ever, according to poll

In the wake of the Nov. 5 shooting at a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church that killed 26 people, support for universal background checks has surged …

Gun Control

Poll: Majority of American voters favor stricter gun laws

The number of American voters who support universal background checks for gun purchases has hit a new high, according to a poll released …

Gun Control

Columbine Episode of Showtime's 'Active Shooter' Series Is Timely and Valuable

| No comments<p>The news this week of an active shooter who reportedly sought to gain access to a Northern California elementary school, only to be …

Education

How active shooters are changing school security in the US

School fire drills became popular decades ago after several deadly fires triggered changes in safety codes. Today, teachers and children are …

Guns

How Arizona schools deal with active shooter situations

As authorities in California continue to investigate a shooting rampage that left six dead and involved a school, there are concerns over how schools …

Education

Court to decide if gunmaker is liable for Sandy Hook massacre

HARTFORD, Conn. — With both gun rights supporters and gun control advocates nationwide looking on, lawyers for Newtown families and gun maker …

Gun Control

Sandy Hook gun case heads to state Supreme Court

The eyes of the legal world and both sides of the growing debate about the role of guns in society is focused on the Connecticut Supreme Court Tuesday as justices began hearing arguments in a lawsuit by the victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre against the manufacturer of the weapon used in the …

Guns

Sandy Hook victims' families to argue case in Connecticut Supreme Court

HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut's highest court is set to hear arguments on Tuesday in a closely watched case brought by the families of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting against the maker of the assault rifle used by the killer.<p>The families of nine of the …

News (U.S.)

Stories of loss, love and hope: six firsthand accounts from some of America's worst mass shootings

For survivors and family members of victims from Columbine, Sandy Hook, Orlando and elsewhere, each new massacre is a reminder of inaction on gun control<p>default<p>They see the alerts on their phones. They turn on the news. And then, like the rest of us, the survivors of America’s previous mass …

San Bernardino

Sandy Hook Families Make Last-Ditch Plea to Save Gunmaker Suit

Family members of the children and adults killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre asked Connecticut’s highest court to revive their lawsuit against …

Business

Sandy Hook families' suit against gunmaker heads to Connecticut Supreme Court

The 10 families trying to hold the nation’s oldest gunmaker liable for the worst crime in Connecticut history will make their best argument Tuesday …

Gun Control