Texas governor authorizes full deployment of national guard
29 August 2017 | 9:35 am
Texas Governor Greg Abbott says he has authorized the full deployment of all 12,000 National Guardsmen in his state to help with rescue and recovery after Tropical Storm Harvey.
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25 May 2022
A teenager shot dead 19 children at an elementary school in the small city of Uvalde, officials said. US President Joe Biden called for stricter gun laws, asking when "are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?"
29 May 2022
Many users on social media are spreading baseless rumours that the Texas school shooter was transgender. Many users also erroneously claim that mass shootings "resumed" under Joe Biden and that there were none or fewer shootings under President Donald Trump. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
27 May 2022
The killing of 19 children and two teachers in a school shooting in Uvalde has sparked a nationwide debate on gun control. President Biden said the constitutional right to own weapons "is not absolute," and never was.
28 May 2022
Police in the US town of Uvalde, Texas are facing questions over why it took an hour to neutralise the gunman who murdered 19 small children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School. The tragedy comes amid increasing calls for greater gun control measures. Among the demands of campaigners are a ban on assault weapon sales, as well as universal background checks and so-called red flag laws. Pastor Mike McBride, director of the LIVE FREE gun violence prevention campaign with the Faith in Action network, joined us on Perspective to tell us more.
28 May 2022
The first family will meet with community and religious leaders, as well as those who lost their loved ones to the violence that left 21 people — including 19 children — dead at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
1 Jun 2022
Britain's two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray told the BBC on Monday (May 30) that the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas made him "angry", adding that a survivor's account of the incident was similar to his own experience in the 1996 Dunblane massacre in Scotland.
2 Jun 2022
US President Joe Biden has promised to meet lawmakers on guns. Meanwhile, details from the grim day inside the elementary school emerge.
11 Jun 2022
Law enforcement officers waiting to confront the gunman in the Uvalde school massacre were aware of the wounded inside, according to a New York Times report.
13 Jun 2022
Almost 10 months ago, Afghanistan fell into the hands of the Taliban. The hardline Islamists' return to power led to a mass exodus of the Afghan population, with the US taking in some 78,000 refugees. California received the largest number, followed by Texas, where some 10,500 Afghans are already calling the Lone Star State home. Texans are proud to welcome them, as our correspondents report.
25 Jun 2022
Texas official Steven McCraw said that officers searched for a key that was not needed and waited an hour outside classrooms. Relatives of schoolchildren and staff are angry over how police responded to the shooting.
19 Jul 2022
A new report has revealed shortcomings in the police response to the school shooting that left 21 people dead. It said "systemic failures" caused nearly 400 officers to wait for over an hour to confront the gunman.
20 Sep 2022
Dozens of Venezuelans were taken from Texas to an island off the Massachusetts coast. The details of the flight arrangements, supported by right-wing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, are now under investigation.
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The former US vice president is launching a bid for the White House. This is no normal set of circumstances for Mike Pence, who was loyal to former US President Donald Trump for years, only parting ways with him after the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. Pence is polling in the single digits and along with former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is entering a growing field of Republican candidates challenging Donald Trump, who is the current frontrunner by far.
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