Photo Story: The message is in the shoes

Photo Story: The message is in the shoes

A detail of the shoes of American basketball player Donovan Mitchell of the USA during match 1 of the Pre-FIBA World Cup series between Australia and the USA at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, 22 August 2019. On the back of his signature Adidas sneakers are the words “End Gun Violence” and “#DaytonStrong” and ‘#El Paso strong’, a nod to recent mass shootings in the United States in Ohio and Texas. Donovan was quoted by Australian news channel  News.com.au as saying “For me, we live in a world where we have our own rights, but senseless violence is crazy,” Mitchell…
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Lady Gaga to fund classroom projects in El Paso, Dayton and Gilroy

Lady Gaga to fund classroom projects in El Paso, Dayton and Gilroy

Lady Gaga has penned a letter to the victims of the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and Gilroy, California. In the message, posted to her Facebook page, Gaga reveals that she has partnered with DonorsChoose.org -- as well as her own Born This Way Foundation -- to fully fund classroom projects in each of those cities. "My heart goes out to those who were taken from us too soon and to their families, loved ones, and communities who are left to grieve," Gaga wrote. "Everyone has the right to laws that make them feel safe in…
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El Paso killer tells authorities he was targeting Mexicans

El Paso killer tells authorities he was targeting Mexicans

The man accused of killing at least 22 people at a shopping centre in the US state of Texas has told authorities he was targeting Mexicans and confessed to carrying out the shooting while surrendering to officers, according to police. Patrick Crusius, 21, emerged with his hands up from a vehicle that was stopped at an intersection shortly after the June 3 attack in the border town of El Paso and told officers, "I'm the shooter," according to an affidavit quoted by media in the United States on Friday. After being formally arrested, he told authorities he had entered the store with…
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Trump visits Dayton and El Paso

Trump visits Dayton and El Paso

US President Donald Trump has visited emergency workers and survivors of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas - one of two cities shaken by gun attacks that took 31 lives. Hispanic people were targeted in an apparent hate crime when a gunman in El Paso shot dead 22 people on Saturday. Trump himself has been accused of stoking hatred against Hispanic people. He came to Texas from Dayton, Ohio, where he had visited survivors of a shooting in which nine people died. Trump said before leaving Washington that he was concerned about "the rise of any group of hate...…
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Trump to visit El Paso and Dayton

Trump to visit El Paso and Dayton

President Donald Trump has announced that he will travel on Wednesday to the scenes of the two weekend mass shootings, defying backlash by some in both communities who have urged him not to come. Trump had been widely expected to pay visits to El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, at some point this week after the Federal Aviation Administration issued travel advisories for both areas. But his plans have prompted backlash from within some of the communities, especially in El Paso, where the president’s anti-immigrant rhetoric has been blamed by many for potentially motivating the suspected shooter. Many grieving residents…
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Looking For Motives After US Mass Shootings

Looking For Motives After US Mass Shootings

Ken Bredemeier and Fern Robinson from the Voice of America analyse the aftermath and causes of the weekend’s double shooting in Texas and Ohio. The latest shootings came a week after a gunman killed three at a food festival in California and followed the killing of 58 at a country music festival in 2017 in California, 49 at an Orlando, Fla., nightclub in 2016 and 25 at a Texas church in 2017. Walmart said Sunday it will continue to sell guns and ammunition in its stores despite the El Paso shooting and another deadly shooting just days earlier at one…
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Trump says “perhaps more has to be done” after weekend shootings

Trump says “perhaps more has to be done” after weekend shootings

President Donald Trump has said "hate has no place" in the US after 29 people were killed in two mass shootings over the weekend, amid accusations that he bears some responsibility. An attack on a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas left 20 dead, while nine died in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio. Trump said "perhaps more has to be done" to stop such attacks. As the president spoke, top Democratic presidential candidates -- including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker -- demanded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recall Congress from its recess, currently slated to last until the second…
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America in shock after shootings in Ohio and Texas

America in shock after shootings in Ohio and Texas

Two mass shootings, in Texas and Ohio, that killed 29 people in less than 24 hours in the United States has prompted debate over whether President Donald Trump's rhetoric was partly to blame for the surging gun violence. The first assault occurred on Saturday morning in the border city of El Paso in Texas, where a gunman killed 20 people at a Walmart store before surrendering to the police. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the gun assault appeared to be a hate crime, and police cited a "manifesto" they attributed to the suspect, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, as evidence that the bloodshed was racially motivated. Crusius was…
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Video: America is under attack from domestic white nationalist terror – Pete Buttigieg

Video: America is under attack from domestic white nationalist terror – Pete Buttigieg

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, addresses the El Paso Shooting as part of MSNBC’s continuing coverage with Joy Reid, saying, ‘Now America is under attack from domestic white nationalist terror.’ Buttigieg has a clear view of where to place blame following deadly shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, this weekend. The South Bend, Ind., mayor pointed specifically to “weak gun safety” measures and white nationalism as the culprits, after the El Paso shooter was linked to anti-Mexican statements. This is terrorism and we have to name it as such,” Buttigieg said, specifically calling…
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Eleven bodies, believed to be of people who died of clashes between criminal groups, discovered near Mexican border

Eleven bodies, believed to be of people who died of clashes between criminal groups, discovered near Mexican border

Reuters report that eleven bodies were discovered on Friday in a Mexican town close to the U.S. border, days before president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is due to visit for a series of forums seeking to stem the violence in the country. El Paso Times reports that prosecutors in Mexico's northern Chihuahua state are investigating the killing of 11 people inside a home in Juarez, Mexico, across the border from El Paso, Texas. The state's attorney's office said in a statement Friday that the victims were eight men and three women. Investigators were working to determine the victims' identities and the motive in…
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