NRA convention kicks off in Texas just days after elementary school shooting

NRA convention kicks off in Texas just days after elementary school shooting

(HOUSTON) -- The National Rifle Association is forging ahead with its annual meeting in Texas days after 19 young children and two teachers were killed in a mass shooting in the state. A roster of leading Republicans, including Donald Trump, will appear -- as protesters gather outside. NRA CEO Wayne…
Gun control advocacy groups rally at Capitol, urge senators to pass reform

Gun control advocacy groups rally at Capitol, urge senators to pass reform

(WASHINGTON) -- In the wake of mass shootings that have rocked the nation, the gun safety groups Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action came to the U.S. Capitol on Thursday to pressure senators to pass stalled gun-related legislation. Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts had a message for members…
Blinken describes delicate balance between isolating and enabling China

Blinken describes delicate balance between isolating and enabling China

(WASHINGTON) -- In the eyes of the Biden administration, China is a daunting rival and an ever-present risk to global security. But it's also a necessary partner for tackling some of the world's most pressing issues. During an address laying out the president's policy towards China, Secretary of State Antony…
Bipartisan senators meet on reviving stalled gun control talks

Bipartisan senators meet on reviving stalled gun control talks

(WASHINGTON) -- In an indication of possible movement on stalled gun control efforts in the wake of the Texas school shooting, a bipartisan group of nine senators – four Republicans and five Democrats – led by Connecticut Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy, met for about a half-hour Thursday to discuss what…
How Texas loosened gun restrictions despite recent mass shootings

How Texas loosened gun restrictions despite recent mass shootings

(NEW YORK) -- Gun control advocates are again calling on Texas lawmakers to restrict access to firearms after at least 19 children and two teachers were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. The suspect, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, a student at Uvalde High School,…
Will Texas school shooting force Congress to finally act on gun control?

Will Texas school shooting force Congress to finally act on gun control?

(WASHINGTON) -- Experts examine America's history with guns, the real-life impacts of gun violence and what can be done going forward to mitigate the problem. As the nation mourns the latest American massacre of 19 elementary school students and two teachers in Texas, the deadliest mass school shooting in nearly…
Baby formula execs face Congress as second shipment arrives from overseas

Baby formula execs face Congress as second shipment arrives from overseas

(WASHINGTON) -- A plane carrying some 1 million bottles' worth of specialized infant formula from Europe arrived at an airport outside of Washington on Wednesday, the same day top industry executives and federal regulators faced angry lawmakers on Capitol Hill. In testimony before a House panel, Dr. Bob Califf, head…
Three key takeaways from Tuesday’s primary elections

Three key takeaways from Tuesday’s primary elections

(WASHINGTON) -- Historic early turnout meant knockout political races in Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama and Texas primary and runoff elections. With the backdrop of another massacre in which at least 19 schoolchildren and two adults were gunned down in a Texas elementary school, voters took to the polls to sign off…