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Congressmen shout at each other over gun control following Nashville shooting: ‘Children are dying!’

Representative Jamaal Bowman, a progressive who was a school principal for a decade, told reporters that Republicans are “gutless” and “cowards” for not supporting gun control measures despite a litany of mass shootings.

Tennessee protesters seek gun control following shooting at Nashville school

Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Tennessee Capitol as the state’s Republican-dominated Legislature began taking up bills for the first time since the Nashville Christian school mass shooting.

Taiwan’s president speaks to her island’s safety on US stop

Taiwan’s president addressed members of New York’s Taiwanese community in a US stopover on her way to Central America, seeking to rally allies of the self-ruled island in the US and elsewhere as tensions rise with China.

Harris enters the fray over democracy with visit to Tanzania

US Vice President Kamala Harris will step onto the front lines of the battle for democracy in Africa on Thursday, spending time in Tanzania as it makes fragile progress toward restoring its reputation as a more inclusive government.

House GOP pushes sprawling bill to ‘unleash’ American energy

House Republicans are set to approve a sprawling energy package that counters virtually all of President Biden’s agenda to address climate change.

Senate votes to repeal 2002 measure that approved Iraq war

The Senate voted Wednesday to repeal the resolution that gave a green light for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, an effort to return a basic war power to Congress from the White House 20 years after an authorization many now say was a mistake.


Listen to the Allman Brothers concert that helped Jimmy Carter become president

Carter wasn’t called the rock ‘n’ roll president for nothing. Here’s a recording of the 1975 Providence concert that helped him raise money for his presidential campaign.

Rally for gun safety at State House Wednesday draws hundreds of survivors and advocates

The event was planned well in advance of Monday’s shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville, in which six people, including three 9-year-olds, were killed by a shooter with a legally-purchased assault-style gun.