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Republican senator faces backlash for work on gun bill after school shooting

John Cornyn of Texas, lead negotiator on modest bipartisan reform proposal in Senate, was booed and heckled at party convention In the aftermath of the Uvalde mass school shooting, the Texas senator John Cornyn is facing backlash from his own Republican party for being a lead negotiator on the bipartisan gun reform bill, the most significant legislation on gun control in America in decades.

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Republican senator faces backlash for work on gun bill after school shooting

Biden’s proposed federal tax cut on gas could cost dearly in the future

Experts warn cutting the 18 cents will take a toll on highway upkeep and cause prices to rise further when the holiday ends America’s hard-pressed drivers may be about to receive a holiday. On Wednesday Joe Biden called on Congress to suspend the federal tax on gas and diesel until September as the country struggles with soaraway costs at the pump.

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Biden’s proposed federal tax cut on gas could cost dearly in the future

Texas shooting: school in Uvalde where 21 were killed will be demolished, says mayor

Mayor Don McLaughlin says: ‘You can never ask a child to go back, or teacher to go back, in that school ever’ The elementary school in Texas where a gunman killed 19 children and two adults will be demolished, according to the local mayor.

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Texas shooting: school in Uvalde where 21 were killed will be demolished, says mayor

Environmental concerns remain as Toyota files appeal against class action ruling over diesel filters

Car company alleges mistakes of fact and law in appeal against April decision that could result in $2bn damages paid to owners Toyota has appealed against a class action ruling which could see more than 260,000 car owners receive damages of about $2bn, but concerns remain about the environmental impact of the faulty diesel particulate filters that caused the problems with some of Australia’s most popular vehicles.

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Environmental concerns remain as Toyota files appeal against class action ruling over diesel filters

Texas school shooting: heavily armed police with ballistic shields were there ‘within 19 minutes’

Timeline published in local news reports suggests police in Uvalde had ability to confront gunman far earlier during May attack in which 21 died Multiple police officers armed with rifles and at least one ballistic shield were at the site of the Robb elementary school mass shooting in Texas within 19 minutes, earlier than previously known, according to a timeline in documents reviewed by local media.

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Texas school shooting: heavily armed police with ballistic shields were there ‘within 19 minutes’

Texas Republican party declares itself officially anti-LGBTQ+ with new platform

The Texas Republican party has declared itself officially anti-LGBTQ+ with its new 40-page platform, describing homosexuality as an “abnormal lifestyle choice”. On Saturday (18 June), the party adopted the new platform of guiding principles, which also states that the Texas Republicans “oppose all efforts to validate transgender identity”.

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Texas Republican party declares itself officially anti-LGBTQ+ with new platform

1. Asda, Fratton: Petrol - £1.76.7

The average price of a litre of petrol at UK forecourts reached a new record of 183.2p on Thursday, according to data firm Experian. That is an increase of 7.3p in just seven days. The average cost of filling a typical 55-litre family car exceeded £100 for the first time on Wednesday.

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1. Asda, Fratton: Petrol - £1.76.7

Policing in America is broken

WASHINGTON DC – Late last month, three police officers watched as a man drowned in Tempe, Arizona. The man cried out that he was going to drown; an officer yelled back, “I’m not jumping in after you.” The officers have been placed on non-disciplinary administrative paid leave.

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Policing in America is broken

An Uvalde mom who ran into the school to save her children during the shooting was threatened by police to keep quiet

Angeli Gomez ran into Robb Elementary School during the shooting to save her two kids. Gomez told CBS officers handcuffed her and tried to prevent her from entering the school. An official also threatened her with a probation violation if she told the media about her experience. Angeli Gomez, the Uvalde mom who ran into Robb Elementary School during a shooting to rescue her two sons, told CBS she was handcuffed and threatened by police officers for talking to the media.

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An Uvalde mom who ran into the school to save her children during the shooting was threatened by police to keep quiet

Uvalde school district's police chief arrived to Robb Elementary shooting without a radio, possibly impacting law enforcement response: report

The Uvalde school police chief is under criticism for delaying a response in the Robb Elementary shooting. The New York Times published a report adding that the chief didn't have a radio on him. The shooting left 19 children and 2 teachers dead after a 78-minute response time.

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Uvalde school district's police chief arrived to Robb Elementary shooting without a radio, possibly impacting law enforcement response: report

Texas shooting: commander did not know of 911 calls, state senator says

Roland Gutierrez said pleas for help from inside Robb elementary did not make their way to the school district police chief The commander at the scene of a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, was not informed of 911 calls from students trapped inside as the massacre unfolded, a Texas state senator said.

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Texas shooting: commander did not know of 911 calls, state senator says

Students, staff will not return to Robb Elementary School after mass shooting

Students and staff will not be returning to the Uvalde elementary school where a gunman shot and killed 21 people. Classes at Robb Elementary were set to end for the year on May 26, just two days after alleged gunman Salvador Ramos entered the school through an unlocked door and barricaded himself inside a classroom.

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Students, staff will not return to Robb Elementary School after mass shooting

Who is Pete Arredondo? Uvalde Police Chief Facing Investigation

Pete Arredondo is the chief of police for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District and has faced significant criticism for his actions during the Robb Elementary School shooting last week. Arredondo reportedly prevented nearly two dozen officers from forcing their way into a classroom to confront the gunman, who killed 19 children and two teachers.

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Who is Pete Arredondo? Uvalde Police Chief Facing Investigation

Uvalde Teacher Counters Police Narrative Over 'Open Door' Used by Shooter

A teacher at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, has pushed back against a narrative of the last week's mass shooting put forward by police. On May 24, Salvador Ramos, 18, entered the elementary school with an assault rifle and a handgun and carried out the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, ultimately killing 19 young students and two teachers.

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Uvalde Teacher Counters Police Narrative Over 'Open Door' Used by Shooter

Texas police: Teacher closed propped-open door before attack

UVALDE, Texas — The Robb Elementary School teacher who propped open an exterior door that law enforcement said a gunman used to get inside and kill 19 students and two teachers had closed the door but it did not lock, state police said Tuesday. Investigators initially said the teacher had propped the door open with a rock and did not remove it before Salvador Ramos, 18, entered the school in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24.

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Texas police: Teacher closed propped-open door before attack

The NRA’s ‘Shadow Convention’ Reveals the Group’s True Purpose

On the third floor of Houston’s massive convention center, far above the noise and rabble of the gun show at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting, a luxury hospitality suite was closed to normal NRA members. It was reserved instead for the gun lobby’s biggest donors, who belong to its “Ring of Freedom.” Here, grandees could escape from the masses, sink into plush leather couches, belly up to the refreshment tables, and marvel at a surreal pair of massive taxidermy installations, including one of a grizzly bear felling a moose.

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The NRA’s ‘Shadow Convention’ Reveals the Group’s True Purpose

Cousin of Uvalde gunman says he was asking around for details of elementary school a week before the attack

The Uvalde gunman asked a young relative about his school before the mass shooting, per DailyMail.com. The boy, a third-grader, attended Robb Elementary, which the gunman went on to attack. The gunman asked for details like when lunchtime was, the boy's mother said.

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Cousin of Uvalde gunman says he was asking around for details of elementary school a week before the attack

Republican primaries offer look into future of Trumpism without Trump

The ex-president suffered some humiliation when his candidates lost in the Georgia primaries – but the hard-right strain of Republican politics will survive In his campaign heyday, Donald Trump would declare it the greatest movement in the history of politics and promise: “We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning.”

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Republican primaries offer look into future of Trumpism without Trump

A timeline of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Texas: Suspect was in school for roughly an hour, authorities say

On May 24, a shooter opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two teachers. 911 calls placed by students suggest the gunfire lasted long after authorities said they arrived. Insider has compiled a timeline of how the day of the attack unfolded.

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A timeline of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Texas: Suspect was in school for roughly an hour, authorities say