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Top 8 today

Top eight stories for today including the Supreme Court struck down the federal right to abortion; Ukraine moved closer to becoming a member of the European Union; Congress passed a bipartisan gun violence prevention bill, and more.

Sandy Hook anniversary: Biden cites ‘societal guilt’ on guns

Biden was vice president at the time of the shooting and was tapped by then-President Barack Obama to lead an ill-fated effort to tighten gun laws.

Top 8 today

Top eight stories for today including a federal judge declared a mistrial in a criminal case involving funding for the border wall; Dutch prosecutors asked for a life sentence for two men charged with killing a famed crime journalist; The Supreme Court’s rulings are no longer in line with the preferences of most Americans, and more.

Oklahoma trucker charged with making bomb threats to five LA schools

A long-haul truck driver allegedly called in threats from the road, prompting schools to lock down.

Senate confirms ATF director for first time in seven years

Two Republicans helped push the vote on Steve Dettelbach over the finish line.

‘Fund police’: Biden pushes plan to build public trust in officers

Calling out elected Republicans for lack of action on gun violence, the president urged voters to back Democratic candidates in the midterm elections.

Top 8 today

Top eight stories for today including Russian troops closed in on two key cities in eastern Ukraine; Beto O’Rourke headlined a protest outside the National Rifle Association’s convention in Houston; Wall Street recovered after eight weeks of straight losses, and more.

Plane Crash Suit Given a Runway in Texas Law

(CN) – Two Florida women who lost their loved ones in a Texas plane crash but were excluded from a suit involving other family may find relief, the 11th Circuit ruled. Paul Mazak had been piloting the private twin-engine plane carrying Richard Schippers, his son Shane Schippers and a third man named Malcolm Lavender out of

Top 8 today

Top eight stories for today including Russian forces are making advances in the Donbas region as Ukrainian troops fight to hold onto key cities; Texas Governor Greg Abbott blamed a mental health crisis for the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde; President Biden’s nominee to champion the enforcement of U.S. gun laws faced a tense confirmation hearing, and more.

Matthew McConaughey won’t run for Texas governor

After months of speculation, the Oscar-winning actor has announced he will not enter the Texas governor’s race.

Uvalde class action

AUSTIN, Texas — In a federal lawsuit seeking $27 billion, a class of students, parents, teachers and staff at the Texas elementary school that was the scene of a mass shooting in May claim local police strayed from well-established protocols in failing to quickly respond to an active shooter.

Uvalde school shooting

DEL RIO, Texas — Families of survivors of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, filed a federal lawsuit blaming the massacre on the school district, local police and gun manufacturers.

Getting past the brainstorming phase of ending school violence

Policymakers looking to stop school shootings have countless options, but research suggests that lots of the ideas on the table are ineffective and even harmful. Here’s what works and what doesn’t.

Armed man arrested outside Justice Kavanaugh’s home

The confrontation comes a month after protests at the justice’s home following the leak of a draft Supreme Court ruling that would overturn federal abortion protections. 

House votes to ban assault weapons in wake of mass shootings

Although it stands little chance of passing the Senate, it's the first House vote on assault weapons since 1994.

After school shooting, California Senate passes Lone Star State-style bounty law targeting ghost guns, assault weapons

A bounty-hunter law modeled after Texas’ 2021 abortion law targets makers and sellers of untraceable ghost guns and illegal assault weapons with civil lawsuits filed by private citizens.

New York attorney general gets court’s blessing to sue NRA

A judge rejected counterclaims from the powerful gun lobby that the state's probe singles it out unfairly.

Who is the most loathsome living human being?

It’s well known that as a species, humans are worse than dogs. But why must homo sapiens be so intent on proving it over and over again?

Family of transit worker slain in mass shooting files suit

Lars Kepler Lane lost his life a year ago in the worst mass shooting in San Francisco Bay Area history.