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Vow to Ban Assault Weapons Gives O’Rourke Debate Breakout

WASHINGTON — For a few moments anyway, there was a sense of what people once called "Beto-mania." Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke delivered a debate performance on Thursday in Houston that at times reminded a national audience why he became a Democra...

Schools Turn to Technology to Reduce Toll During Shootings

LOS ANGELES — Efforts to combat school shootings are starting to shift from preventing the violence to reducing the number of victims through technology that speeds up law enforcement's response and quickly alerts teachers and students to danger. "We can im...
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Infighting Erupts at NRA Convention, Threatening Leadership

INDIANAPOLIS — The National Rifle Association was plunged into deeper internal turmoil Friday amid an effort by opponents of top executive Wayne LaPierre to drive out the man who has long been the public face of the gun-rights group. LaPierre sent a letter ...