Ted Anthony Associated Press Published 10:41 PM EDT Aug 4, 2019 Ohio: A bar district where friends gathered for drinks on a warm Saturday night. Texas: A Walmart stocked with supplies for back-to-school shopping on an August morning. California: A family-focused festival that celebrates garlic, the local cash crop. Two consecutive summer weekends. Less than seven days. More than 30 fellow human beings gone in moments, in public places exactly like those where huge swaths of the American population go without a second thought. Less than a week after a gunman opened fire at the garlic festival in California small town Gilroy, killing three, a shooter killed 20 in an El Paso, Texas, shopping area. Hours later, another shooting claimed nine lives in a nightlife district of Dayton, Ohio. Together the assaults wounded dozens of people. In El Paso, investigators focused on whether the attack was a hate crime after the emergence of a racist, anti-immigrant screed that was posted online … [Read more...] about Spate of mass shootings raise question: Where are we safe?
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Elana Schor, Associated Press Updated 9:48 pm PDT, Saturday, July 6, 2019 In this June 23, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, right, and South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski, left, bow their heads in prayer during a town hall community meeting at Washington High School in South Bend, Ind. Several Democratic White House hopefuls are explicitly connecting their faith to their agendas, making a values-based appeal to religious swing voters who will be critical in next year’s election after white evangelicals broke heavily for President Donald Trump. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP) less In this June 23, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, right, and South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski, left, bow their heads in prayer during a town hall ... more Photo: Robert Franklin, AP … [Read more...] about A matter of faith: Democrats embrace religion in campaign