Perspectives On Gun Violence: Mass Shootings Are Not ‘Inevitable’; It Is ‘A Mental Health Issue’

In response to the weekend’s mass shooting in a small town in Texas, opinion writers offer their ideas on why gun violence continues to plague the United States.

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Sutherland Springs Shooting News Roundup:the victims, the shooter, the aftermath

As 5-year-old Sutherland Springs shooting victim Ryland Ward fights for his life in the hospital, his relatives mourn the rest of his family. Ryland’s mother Joann Ward and his sisters Brooke Ward, 5, and Emily Garza, 7, were identified as three of the 26 people killed Sunday by a mass shooter in a Texas…

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Updates: Male shooter kills at least 20 at Texas church;shooting may have been on video

According to a local official, at least 27 are dead and over 20 injured. Other reports say a two-year-old was also shot. Per CNN the church is known to live stream their services on their Youtube channel, so it’s possible the shooting may have been seen live or that there is a video of the shooting incident.
Several news outlets are confirming the shooters name is Devin Patrick Kelly(spelling of shooter unconfirmed) and that his home is being searched for explosives and other clues. Devin Kelly reportedly was dishonorably discharged from the military and is believed to be a Muslim convert.

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Trump Unaware He’s The President Of U.S. Virgin Islands

Is President Donald Trump aware residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands are, in fact, Americans? It’s unclear. In a speech Friday, Trump said he’d recently “met with the president of the Virgin Islands” to discuss the recent hurricanes that have devastated Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the island. But Trump could not have spoken to the…

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Houston man accused of decapitating mother, stabbing father

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man who authorities say had repeatedly assaulted his mother remained in jail Monday after prosecutors allege he decapitated her and inflicted several nonfatal stab wounds on his father at their home, where he was barred from being

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Dismemberment Abortions are Still Legal in Texas Until Another Court Hearing in November

Last week we reported that U.S. District Court Lee Yeakel of the Western District of Texas had issued a temporary restraining order blocking Texas’ Dismemberment Abortion Ban– part of Senate Bill 8–while the full lawsuit brought by the abortion industry against the State of Texas moves forward. The TRO had been scheduled to expire in 14 […]

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Why social media apps should be in your disaster kit

If you aren’t already familiar with social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, it’s about time you learn about them. Social media has become a unique communication tool during times of crisis, elections and to help disseminate breaking news or organize community groups.  Many of these apps are free in the iPhone store or on Google Play for Android, and others are also available online through their respective websites. 

With floodwaters at four feet and rising, a family in Houston, Texas abandoned their possessions and scrambled to their roof during Hurricane Harvey to sit with their pets and await rescue. Unable to reach first responders through 911 and with no one visible nearby, they used their cellphones to send out a call for help through a social media application called Nextdoor.

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Houston is mourning the lives of two volunteer heroes, and two others are still lost

Tragic, this is the second story I’ve heard of heroic volunteers dying trying to rescue victims of Hurricane Harvey flooding. Apparently, in some areas the electrical lines still have power and can kill.

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‘I needed to be next to my patient’: The cancer doctor who braved Harvey to reach his hospital

Timing was everything for this cancer patient. Scientists had already harvested billions of cells in a cutting-edge lab for months. The doctors had performed a handful of rounds of chemotherapy to weaken the tumor. Now came the most crucial part: infusing those cultivated cells back into the patient. If the experimental treatment worked, Dr. Adi Diab…

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10 more cases of tuberculosis confirmed in a Texas high school-increasing total to 24 infected

Ten more cases of tuberculosis have been diagnosed at a Texas high school, bringing the total number of cases to 24.

All of the infections are among students at George Bush High School in Fort Bend County, Texas, which is near Houston.
Despite the recent diagnoses, public health officials said on Wednesday that the campus outbreak has now been contained.

‘This is good news, that all the testing identified no more active cases of TB,’ Dr. Kaye Reynolds at the Fort Bend County Health and Human Services Department told the Houston Chronicle.

‘It’s really good that the investigation has identified people who now will be cured and that the clustering won’t start another outbreak.’ 

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