Democracy Dies in Darkness
AMERICAN ICONDeadly weapon, divided nation
A Medal of Valor ceremony in Colorado Springs, where many police officers now carry AR-15s.
America’s obsession with the AR-15 has consequences. In policing, the weapon on any given day can be an officer’s greatest threat or their most important tool.
“I would say we’ve gone about as far as we can go,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), a key negotiator of a bipartisan gun control package that passed last year.
Mike Hill and Katherine Koonce were among the six victims at the Covenant School. (AP)
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A former graduate student in Washington, who claimed to be Brazilian but was unmasked as a Russian spy, has been charged by the U.S. with acting as a foreign agent.
An anti-abortion demonstration in Boise. (AP)
A Republican-led Idaho House bill would limit minors’ ability to travel for an abortion without parental consent, even in states where the procedure is legal.
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