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And allowing for people to circumvent existing law just seems completely unreasonable and unacceptable to me. But Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., a member of Senate leadership, said some of his colleagues are "at least interested" in learning more about "that narrow issue".
  • SC appoints Amicus Curiae to assist in Gandhi's assassination case

    SC appoints Amicus Curiae to assist in Gandhi's assassination case

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    Justice Bobde asked if any member of the organization is still alive, as the court can not convict an organization. A two judge bench comprising of Justice S A Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao asked Amarendra Sharan to ascertain whether there is material evidence to accept the petition seeking re-investigation of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination.
  • NHRC notices to MP, UP over police action

    NHRC notices to MP, UP over police action

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    The State government ordered an inquiry into the incident after a video and photographs of the farmers sitting in their underwear inside the police station were circulated on social media. "It was a congress campaign and there was stone-throwing". Following the chief minister's remarks, state home minister Bhupendra Singh asked the police chief to investigate whether the farmers were forced to strip or they did it voluntarily.
  • Gun control: So far, just words

    Gun control: So far, just words

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    He plans to speak privately with victims of the Sunday night shooting rampage that left at least 59 dead. After landing in Las Vegas , Nevada, and upon meeting with local officials and shooting victims, President Donald Trump refused to discuss America's gun problem.
  • Las Vegas shooting leaves GOP-backed gun bills in limbo

    Las Vegas shooting leaves GOP-backed gun bills in limbo

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    The devices, also known as suppressors, do not eliminate gunshot noise entirely. The SHARE Act was marked up by the House Natural Resources Committee last week and is now awaiting a full floor vote - months behind schedule. Ed Markey (D-MA), ticking off the sites of other mass shootings, which prompted a debate, but no change in federal gun laws. "Public safety must be your top priority".
  • Democrats Immediately Call For Gun Control After Las Vegas Shooting

    Democrats Immediately Call For Gun Control After Las Vegas Shooting

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    But the White House and gun advocates pushed back, arguing new gun control laws wouldn't have averted the Nevada massacre. "My heart goes out to the victims, their families, the first responders, and the entire Las Vegas community". It's not yet clear how the shooter, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock , acquired his guns or if gun control measures could have prevented him from obtaining them, but leading Democrats are already demanding stricter gun control legislation.
  • Dems Hope to Get Trump Help on Gun Control

    Dems Hope to Get Trump Help on Gun Control

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    On Capitol Hill, many Republicans echoed that assessment. SCOTT DETROW, BYLINE: When reporters tried to ask Arizona Senator Jeff Flake about gun control today, he walked quickly - very quickly - to the nearest elevator. On the broader question of expanding or loosening gun regulations it's much more of a 50-50 split, but in most polls the majority is usually on the side of passing more restrictions.
  • White House 'Open' to Discussing Curbs on Rifle Accessory Vegas Gunman Used

    White House 'Open' to Discussing Curbs on Rifle Accessory Vegas Gunman Used

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    They're legal and originally were meant to help people with limited hand mobility fire a semi-automatic without the individual trigger pulls required. They have both said now, in the shooting's immediate aftermath, is not the right time to consider legislation since emotions are raw and investigators have still not uncovered all the facts.
  • Republicans move to ban bump stocks after Vegas massacre

    Republicans move to ban bump stocks after Vegas massacre

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    Trump announced the trip to Las Vegas during his speech on Monday , hours after the shooting. Trump added , "It's a very, very sad day for me, personally". ". You showed what professionalism is all about". Now is not the time to discuss gun control in the United States, the White House said, following a mass shooting in which 59 people were killed.
  • Trump visits survivors, first responders in Las Vegas

    Trump visits survivors, first responders in Las Vegas

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    Bump stocks were originally meant to help people with limited hand mobility use a semi-automatic weapon without needing to pull the trigger for every round fired. The careful and complementary language from Trump, his team, Republicans and gun control opponents stands out at a time when the White House and top GOP officials in Washington have taken increasingly frequent potshots at each other over everything from health care to foreign policy.
  • Donald Trump calls Las Vegas gunman 'demented'

    Donald Trump calls Las Vegas gunman 'demented'

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    The president then went to the nearby University Medical Center to meet privately with victims, family members, and medical professionals. "Sixteen versus literally thousands of people", Trump said , referring to the certified death toll at the time.
  • Donald Trump calls Las Vegas gunman 'demented'

    Donald Trump calls Las Vegas gunman 'demented'

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    The president then went to the nearby University Medical Center to meet privately with victims, family members, and medical professionals. "Sixteen versus literally thousands of people", Trump said , referring to the certified death toll at the time.
  • Store Manager Who Sold Rifle To Las Vegas Shooter Feels 'Physically Ill'

    Store Manager Who Sold Rifle To Las Vegas Shooter Feels 'Physically Ill'

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    Christopher Sullivan, the general manager of Guns & Guitars, said Paddock was a customer of the store for about a year and bought five firearms during that time. How was Paddock, who has been diagnosed by mass media as mentally ill, able to buy all of these guns from Nevada, Texas, Utah, California, and without a single red flag? The White House is open to legislation to ban bump stocks, press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday, and added that the administration wants to be part of ...
  • Trump visits Las Vegas after mass shooting

    Trump visits Las Vegas after mass shooting

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    The president's motorcade passed the scene of the shooting on the way to University Medical Center, where he met earlier with victims, families and medical professionals. He highlighted instances in which off-duty officers risked their lives after Stephen Paddock , 64, fired at a crowd of 22,000-plus concertgoers from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday evening.
  • Police body camera footage released in Las Vegas shooting

    Police body camera footage released in Las Vegas shooting

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    Lorde and Khalid perform during the Life is Beautiful Music Festival in Nevada. Her lawyer, Matthew Lombard, read a statement from Danley aloud to the media at a press conference Wednesday. It is not yet clear why he sent the money and what it was meant to be used for. There were no immediate details available about those trips. The sisters spoke on the condition of anonymity and had their faces blurred during the interview.
  • Natural disaster measuring 6 magnitude hits Japan

    Natural disaster measuring 6 magnitude hits Japan

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    A magnitude 6 natural disaster shook an area east of the Japanese Fukushima Prefecture, where the Fukushima Power Plant is located, reports Actualno. It comes just a couple of weeks after a similar quake (6.2 magnitude) struck off the same coastline. At least 275 people - including around 20 children - were killed when the huge tremor struck near the town of Raboso, about 75 miles southeast of the capital.
  • Hawaii Poised To Challenge Trump's 'Travel Ban 3.0'

    Hawaii Poised To Challenge Trump's 'Travel Ban 3.0'

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    In a letter filed at the court's request, the administration said two appeals it filed earlier this year will be legally moot in a matter of weeks as an earlier ban expires. In separate letters, Hawaii and the American Civil Liberties Union also urged the justices not to dismiss the lawsuits against the earlier version of the travel ban, arguing that the anti-Muslim bias remains in the new one.
  • Divisions over Theresa May future made public with plot to topple her

    Divisions over Theresa May future made public with plot to topple her

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    But former Conservative minister David Mellor claimed Mrs May was "a dead woman walking", with her address "not the speech of someone who really has much of a future as leader of the Conservative Party". "The Prime Minister has been doing a fantastic job", he told the Today programme. "A growing number of my colleagues, we realise that the solution isn't to bury our heads in the sand and just hope things will get better".
  • YouTube Modifies Search to Curb Vegas Shooting Hoaxes

    YouTube Modifies Search to Curb Vegas Shooting Hoaxes

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    Visitors searching YouTube for information about Sunday's shooting or shooter Stephen Paddock have been directed to videos pushing conspiracy theories. Meanwhile, the site's video creators, especially in the gaming world, have struggled with demonetized videos , unclear messaging from YouTube, and a certain game-streaming celebrity continuing to say racist things .