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Top GOP lawmaker wounded; gunfire at baseball practice

June 14, 2017
Erica Werner | Associated Press
A top House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot and wounded by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington.
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Who is Esteban Santiago and why did he allegedly open fire in a Fort Lauderdale airport?

January 7, 2017
Pete Williams | NBC
Officials say Esteban Santiago, the alleged gunman in the shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, was undergoing treatment for mental health problems, complaining that he was hearing voices. NBC’s Pete Williams reports for TODAY that Santiago is expected to be charged on Monday in federal court.
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Clinton, Trump Veer Away From Traditional Culture War Topics

October 7, 2016
Margaret Talev | Bloomberg Politics
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have mainly steered around the hot-button issues that long have defined America’s culture divide -- abortion, gay rights and religion. The new social battle lines are being drawn instead on race, gender and immigration.
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Donald Trump Says ‘Second Amendment People’ Can Stop Hillary Clinton From Curbing Gun Rights

August 10, 2016
Beth Reinhard, Janet Hook | The Wall Street Journal
Donald Trump, confounding the hopes of Republicans who want him to run a more measured presidential campaign, touched off another firestorm Tuesday with an off-the-cuff remark that critics interpreted as inciting violence against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
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Obama Calls for "Open Hearts" After Shootings

July 13, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama appealed to Americans to open their hearts to what he called “truths” about America’s racial divisions and hatreds during a memorial service Tuesday honoring five police officers gunned down in Dallas last week.
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Obama Says Police Have Hard Time in Communities With Lots of Guns

July 11, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama said the availability of guns in the U.S. is fueling tensions between police officers and the communities they serve, even suggesting it contributed to the fatal shooting of an African-American man last week by law enforcement during a traffic stop in Minnesota.

Fatal shootings revive questions of race and policing, FBI closes Clinton email probe and Trump meets with GOP Congress

July 8, 2016
3 officer-involved shootings shock the country, Clinton will not be charged in email probe
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Officials Search for Suspects in Dallas Police Shooting

July 8, 2016
Pierre Thomas | ABC News
Dallas officials have started to release the identities of the five Dallas officers killed by sniper fire overnight during anti-police brutality protests. One of the suspects in the ambush-style shootings in Dallas that left five police officers dead overnight told a hostage negotiator he was upset about the recent police shootings of two black men and he wanted to kill white people, especially cops, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said at a news conference this morning.
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