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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.
State Sen. Karen Berg (D), whose trans son killed himself, criticized the vote. (AP)
The law bans access to gender-affirming health care for trans children, restricts which bathrooms and lockers they use and prohibits discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools.
He has experienced breathing difficulty and is seeking treatment for “a few days” at the Gemelli hospital in Rome.
Destruction lies in the wake of Friday’s EF4 tornado. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Post)
In places where not everyone has a reliable cellphone or signal, especially in poor, rural communities, the sirens are considered crucial. But many Rolling Fork residents say they didn’t hear sirens before the deadly tornado.
Their proximity in the New York Mets clubhouse highlights the fact that they are, by most measures, the most dominant right-handers of what is likely to be looked upon as a transitional era in baseball.
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The Washington Post examined autopsy and postmortem reports from nearly a hundred victims of past mass shootings that involved an AR-15 style rifle.
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