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19 kids, 2 adults slain in school shooting

WASHINGTON -- Majority Leader Chuck Schumer took to the Senate floor Wednesday in the aftermath of the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting to call out the Republicans' decades-long opposition to gun control legislation. “Maybe the thought of putting yourself in the shoes of these parents instead of in the arms of the NRA might let you wriggle free from the vise-like grip of the NRA to act on even a simple […]

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Biden urges unity to stem racial hate after Buffalo shooting

President Joe Biden and the first lady plan to travel to Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday to grieve with the community as it mourns those killed or wounded in Saturday's supermarket shooting. Biden is urging unity as a remedy for what he calls “the hate that remains a stain on the soul of America.” New York’s governor and Buffalo’s mayor are appealing for forceful action from Washington in the wake […]

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Buffalo shooter’s prior threat, hospital stay under scrutiny

Authorities say the white 18-year-old who killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket during a rampage that targeted Black people had previously made a threat at his high school. But they say Payton Gendron was never charged with a crime and had no further contact with law enforcement after his release from a hospital. The revelation raised questions about whether his encounter with police and the mental health system was […]

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High inflation leaves food banks struggling to meet needs

Kendall Nunamaker and her family of five in Kennewick, Washington, faced impossible math this month: how do they pay for gas, groceries and their mortgage with inflation driving up prices? Their struggle is increasingly common. The 8.5% jump in the consumer price index in March was the largest year-over-year increase since 1981, according to the Labor Department. The national average gas price reached a record high Wednesday of $4.40 a […]

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Henry Winkler gets book deal, memoir to come out in 2024

Henry Winkler is busy as ever these days, but the actor is still making time to write a memoir. Celadon Books announced Wednesday that it has a deal with Winkler to tell his life story. The memoir, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2024. Winkler, 76, became famous in the 1970s as “The Fonz” on the sitcom “Happy Days” and has worked steadily ever since. His hundreds of TV and movie […]

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US casinos had best month ever in March, winning $5.3B

Inflation may be soaring, supply chains are snarled and the coronavirus just won’t go away. But America’s casinos are humming right along, recording the best month in their history in March. The gambling industry’s national trade group reported Wednesday that the country's commercial casinos won more than $5.3 billion from gamblers in March. That's their best single-month total ever. The previous record month was July 2021 at $4.92 billion. The […]

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DART Announces Winners of 20th Annual Statewide Transit Poster Contest

DART announced the winners of its 20th Annual Statewide Transit Poster Contest. Six winners will receive prizes from DART and its Business Partners. Over 100 students from schools and/or after-school programs statewide participated in the contest, showcasing their vision of this year's theme, "Stuff The Bus, 25th Anniversary Logo Challenge!" Students were encouraged to visit our "Stuff The Bus" webpage where they could become more informed about the annual food-drive […]

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80-1 shot Rich Strike races to huge upset in Kentucky Derby

Rich Strike came charging up the rail to overtake the leaders in the closing strides for a stunning 80-1 upset in the Kentucky Derby. Jockey Sonny Leon guided Rich Strike from well back in the 20-horse field to beat 4-1 favorite Epicenter by three-quarters of a length. Zandon was another three-quarters of a length back in third on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Rich Strike wasn’t even in the Derby field […]

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