Gun control back in focus after mass shootings
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The two mass shootings within 24 hours in the U.S. put the focus back on gun control. Saturday’s shooting in El Paso, Texas, killed at least 20 people. A separate incident early Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, left the suspected shooter and at least nine others.
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