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New York Bans Teachers From Carrying Guns In The Classroom

Andrew Cuomo

New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Wednesday to bar school districts from arming teachers as a way to combat school shootings. Cuomo signed S.101A/A.1715, which prohibits school districts from granting permission to teachers or non-security personnel to carry a firearm on school grounds, the governor’s office announced. “The answer to the gun violence epidemic plaguing this ...

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US Navy Jet Crashes Near Death Valley, Injuring 7. Pilot Still Missing

The U.S. Navy is conducting a search-and-rescue operation for the pilot of an F/A-18 Super Hornet Jet that crashed near Death Valley on Wednesday, injuring seven. The pilot was flying in “Star Wars” Canyon, a chasm in Death Valley National Park where tourists go to observe aviation training exercises, according to park officials, CNN reported. “The cause of the crash ...

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Pilot Suspected Of Being Drunk Arrested Moments Before Taking Off

A Delta airline pilot suspected of being intoxicated was removed from a fully-boarded plane in Minneapolis Tuesday and arrested, according to an airport spokesperson. Pilot Gabriel Lyle Schroeder was arrested shortly before takeoff after airport authorities smelled alcohol and found he was carrying a bottle of liquor, CNN reported. Schroeder, 37, from Rosemount, Minnesota, was observed stepping away from a ...

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Billboard Mocks House Freshmen: ‘The 4 Horsemen Are Idiots’

A gun shop in North Carolina has purchased a billboard showing the four freshmen congresswomen known as ‘the Squad’ beneath the message “The 4 Horsemen Are Idiots.” The billboard likens the freshmen house members to the “four horsemen” of the apocalypse, displaying photos of Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and ...

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New York Extends Gun Background Checks, Bans Bump Stocks

Bump Fire Stock

New York gun buyers may wait up to 30 days for background checks under a new law signed Monday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo signed legislation to extend the background check waiting period from three days to as much as 30 for gun buyers who are not immediately approved, as well as a ban on bump stocks, the governor’s ...

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Major Democratic Fundraising Committee Sees ‘Midnight Massacre’ Senior Staff Shakeup

Several senior staffers for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) resigned Monday night amid accusations that the organization lacked diversity and after the Executive Director Allison Jaslow departed earlier in the day. The mass staff shakeup included political director Molly Ritner, communications director Jared Smith, deputy executive director Nick Pancrazio, top communications aide Melissa Miller and diversity director Van Ornelas, ...

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Chicago Violence: At Least 8 Dead, 40 Wounded

Shootings in Chicago over the weekend killed eight and wounded 40, including a 3-year-old boy who might have accidentally shot himself, police said. The shootings occurred after 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday midnight and escalated throughout the weekend with nine Friday, 15 Saturday and 24 shot Sunday, reported the Chicago Sun-Times. Cook County Medical Examiners identified the 3-year-old as Mikah ...

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Democratic 2020 Hopefuls Quickly Respond To Gilroy Shooting By Reiterating Gun Control

Several 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls wasted no time calling for action to address gun violence Sunday night after the shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Four people were killed, including the gunman, and 15 were injured after the shooter opened fire as the Northern California garlic festival wound down Sunday evening. Candidates took to Twitter to offer condolences and reiterate ...

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Armed Bystander Shoots 7-Eleven Robbery Suspects, Killing One

An armed bystander thwarted a robbery at a 7-Eleven early Thursday in Virginia Beach by shooting both suspects, killing one, police reported. Called a “hero” by witnesses, the customer, who police say had a concealed carry permit, killed one suspect and injured another during the 2 a.m. attempted robbery, WTKR reported. “One guy went around the counter and started grabbing ...

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Nissan To Cut 12,500 Jobs Due to Declining Profits

Nissan Motor Company announced plans Thursday to cut 12,500 jobs, about 9% of its workforce, amid dramatically declining profits. The Japanese automaker also announced it will cut global production capacity and model lineups at least 10% by the end of fiscal year 2022, the Associated Press reported. “Our situation right now is extremely severe,” Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa told reporters ...

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Board Members Demand NRA Investigate Financial And Legal Issues

Several board members of the National Rifle Association sent a letter to group executives Monday demanding a third-party investigation. Addressed to President Carolyn Meadows, Secretary John Frazier, and the 76-member NRA Board, the letter urged the gun rights organization to take immediate actions to address the allegations into “financial misconduct” and “restore the trust of our members.” “Continued leaks, accusations, ...

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Trump Sues To Stop House From Getting New York Tax Returns Under New Law

President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block the House Ways And Means Committee from accessing his New York state tax returns under a new law. Trump’s lawyers argued in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that obtaining his tax returns violate his constitutional rights and accused the Democratic-controlled committee of “presidential harassment,” Reuters reported. The filing ...

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Trump Administration Looks To Remove Ineligible People From Food Stamp Rolls

The USDA proposed Monday eliminating a loophole in food stamp eligibility requirements that will cut 3.1 million people from the program and save $2.5 billion. Those who receive temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) will not longer be automatically eligible to get food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) if the rule is enacted, according to the USDA. ...

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Missourians Asked To Choose: Gun Ownership Or Medical Marijuana Card

Missourians planning to get a medical marijuana card under the state’s new law are being told to choose between the card or their guns because federal law won’t allow both. Federal regulation forbids marijuana users from purchasing firearms and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) added language about marijuana three years ago to its gun purchase form ...

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