What will it take to stop it? An Australian on the scene of America’s mass shootings
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What will it take to stop it? An Australian on the scene of America’s mass shootings

There’s been no shortage of examples to remind me of the grim reality of American gun culture. The closest happened near the doorstep of my Washington DC apartment.

  • byFarrah Tomazin

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Police took 5 hours to warn that Monterey ballroom shooter was loose

Even after the 72-year-old shooter brought a submachine gun-style weapon into another nearby dance hall,there was still no alert to the public.

  • byBernard Condon,Jim Mustian andJulie Watson
‘Her last dance’:Monterey victims identified as locals left scared

‘Her last dance’:Monterey victims identified as locals left scared

As investigations continue,it also emerged the shooter had visited police to say that his family was poisoning him.

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Man found dead after deadly Lunar New Year shooting,motives unclear

Man found dead after deadly Lunar New Year shooting,motives unclear

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10 people killed in mass shooting during Lunar New Year near Los Angeles

10 people killed in mass shooting during Lunar New Year near Los Angeles

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Six-year-old boy detained after shooting teacher in Virginia school

Six-year-old boy detained after shooting teacher in Virginia school

The injury to the teacher,a woman in her 30s,was considered life-threatening,though she had shown some improvement in hospital,police said.

  • byDaniel Trotta
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‘I hope more shootings happen’:The rise of anti-LGBTQ extremism in America

‘I hope more shootings happen’:The rise of anti-LGBTQ extremism in America

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I was close to one of the US gun massacres. ‘Thoughts and prayers’ did nothing
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I was close to one of the US gun massacres. ‘Thoughts and prayers’ did nothing

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  • byGrace Tame
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‘Armed speech’:In the US,the presence of guns is curbing protesters’ voices

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  • byMike McIntire
Migos rapper Takeoff,28,dead after Houston shooting

Migos rapper Takeoff,28,dead after Houston shooting

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Jury spares life of Parkland school shooter,angering victims’ families

Jury spares life of Parkland school shooter,angering victims’ families

A jury has sent Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz to prison for the remainder of his life in a decision that left many families of the victims angered,baffled and in tears.

  • byTerry Spencer