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New Mexico governor enacts expanded gun background checks

SANTA FE, N.M.(AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill Friday to drastically expand mandatory background checks on firearms sales in New Mexico, as she shot down opposition against the measure and other proposed gun reforms as being part of a national “misinformation campaign.” The governor, a Democrat who took office in January, commended the … Continue reading New Mexico governor enacts expanded gun background checks

SANTA FE, N.M | Libertarian Party courts Gary Johnson for Senate run

SANTA FE, N.M. — Former New Mexico governor and unsuccessful presidential candidate Gary Johnson received a formal invitation Saturday to run for the U.S. Senate under the Libertarian Party banner. The central committee of New Mexico’s Libertarian Party offered Johnson the party’s nomination as a replacement to State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, who abandoned his … Continue reading SANTA FE, N.M | Libertarian Party courts Gary Johnson for Senate run

SANTA FE, N.M | Native American woman advances in New Mexico primary

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Democrats rallied around progressive female candidates in Tuesday’s primary – including the party’s nominee for the Albuquerque area’s U.S. House seat who will try to become the first Native American congresswoman. The primary also set up a November race that will mean the most Hispanic congressional district in … Continue reading SANTA FE, N.M | Native American woman advances in New Mexico primary

SANTA FE, Texas | Students graduate from Texas school where shooting killed 10

SANTA FE, Texas  — In the sweltering twilight on their school’s football field, 328 seniors at a Southeast Texas high school received their diplomas Friday with memories of a deadly mass shooting fresh in their minds. The Santa Fe High School seniors gathered in the 83-degree heat and 76 percent humidity on the artificial-turf field … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | Students graduate from Texas school where shooting killed 10

SANTA FE, Texas | Justin Timberlake visits Texas shooting survivor in hospital

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Pop star Justin Timberlake made a surprise visit to a Texas school shooting survivor as she recovers from her wounds in a hospital. Sarah Salazar was among the more than two dozen injured in the May 18 attack at Santa Fe High School. Her mother, Sonia Lopez-Puentes, shared on Facebook … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | Justin Timberlake visits Texas shooting survivor in hospital

SANTA FE, Texas | Texas shooting survivors seek purpose in shadow of Parkland

SANTA FE, Texas — The survivors of last week’s school shooting in Texas say that deciding what to do next has not come as easily for them as it did for students who lived through the Parkland, Florida, attack three months ago. Those teens launched an impassioned campaign to tighten the nation’s gun laws. But … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | Texas shooting survivors seek purpose in shadow of Parkland

SANTA FE, Texas | School shooting victims remembered as artistic, n

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A history buff who wanted to join the Army leaned against a closet door to keep the gunman from entering and an artistic student who liked red hair dye were among the 10 people killed at a Texas high school. Family members and friends of the eight students and two … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | School shooting victims remembered as artistic, n

SANTA FE, Texas  | School shooting victims remembered as sweet, hardworking

SANTA FE, Texas  — An outgoing and “really funny” student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom, an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service and a substitute teacher who frequently hosted gatherings were among the 10 people killed at a Texas high school. Family members … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas  | School shooting victims remembered as sweet, hardworking

SANTA FE, Texas  | Texas mom marched after Parkland, then her town was next

SANTA FE, Texas — She stood at her bedroom door for five minutes Saturday morning trying to work up the courage to turn the knob and re-enter a world she worried would never feel safe or whole again. Then she crept down the hallway, toward the front porch where she stood the morning before to … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas  | Texas mom marched after Parkland, then her town was next

SANTA FE, Texas  | Survivors of Texas massacre confront ‘spiritual war zone’

SANTA FE, Texas  — Inside a packed church sanctuary, the seniors of Santa Fe High School and the prosecutor speaking to them confronted the challenges borne of the shooting that took the lives of 10 people at the school near Houston. The young graduates have to grieve their slain classmates and cope with their emotions … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas  | Survivors of Texas massacre confront ‘spiritual war zone’

SANTA FE, Texas | Texas mourners endure grief that ‘none of us can comprehend’

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first services since a gunman blasted his way into the high school and killed 10 people, with one pastor lamenting the grief “that none of us can comprehend.” Just two days after the deaths of eight students and … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | Texas mourners endure grief that ‘none of us can comprehend’

SANTA FE, Texas | Family, friends recall shooting victims’ optimism, humor

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Hardworking. Funny. Loving. Grieving family and friends recalled the endearing qualities of some of the victims of Friday’s mass shooting at a Texas high school, as authorities on Saturday released the names of the 10 killed. Eight of the 10 were students: Kimberly Vaughan, Shana Fisher, Angelique Ramirez, Christian Riley … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | Family, friends recall shooting victims’ optimism, humor

SANTA FE, Texas | The Latest: Incoming NRA president addresses school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting in Texas (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The National Rifle Association’s incoming president is blaming the latest deadly school shooting on youngsters “steeped in a culture of violence.” Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North tells “Fox News Sunday” that authorities are trying “like the dickens” … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | The Latest: Incoming NRA president addresses school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas | Texas lieutenant governor calls for ‘hardening’ of schools

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called Sunday for a “hardening” of the nation’s school buildings in the wake of the attack by a 17-year-old student who killed 10 people at a high school near Houston. Patrick, a Republican, blamed a “culture of violence” and said more needs to be done … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | Texas lieutenant governor calls for ‘hardening’ of schools

SANTA FE, Texas | The Latest: 1st funeral set for Texas school shooting victim

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting in Texas (all times local): 9:20 a.m. The first funeral for one of the 10 people fatally shot at a high school outside Houston is set for Sunday afternoon. The Islamic Society for Greater Houston says services for 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | The Latest: 1st funeral set for Texas school shooting victim

SANTA FE, Texas | Texas school gunman: ‘I’m going to kill you.’ Then he fired

SANTA FE, Texas — The suspect in the Texas school shooting began his attack by firing a shotgun through an art classroom door, shattering a glass pane and sending panicked students to the entryway to block him from getting inside, witnesses said. Dmitrios Pagourtzis fired again through the wooden part of the door and fatally … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | Texas school gunman: ‘I’m going to kill you.’ Then he fired

SANTA FE, Texas | Police search for motive in Texas school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas — The mother of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school said her daughter recently rejected the romantic advances of the 17-year-old charged in the shootings, a possible motive for the violent tragedy. Sadie Rodriguez said her daughter, Shana Fisher, had made clear that she was not interested … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | Police search for motive in Texas school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas | In deadly school shooting, a confession but no clear motive

SANTA FE, Texas — The mother of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school said her daughter recently rejected the romantic advances of the 17-year-old charged in the shootings, a possible motive for the violent tragedy. Sadie Rodriguez said her daughter, Shana Fisher, had made clear that she was not interested … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | In deadly school shooting, a confession but no clear motive

SANTA FE, Texas | Gunman blasted through door, lingered for almost 30 minutes

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The suspect in the Texas school shooting began his attack by firing a shotgun through an art classroom door, shattering a glass pane and sending panicked students to the entryway to block him from getting inside, witnesses said. Dmitrios Pagourtzis fired again through the wooden part of the door and … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | Gunman blasted through door, lingered for almost 30 minutes

SANTA FE, Texas | Texas shooting suspect exchanged ‘a lot’ of fire with police

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The suspect accused of attacking a Texas high school exchanged “a lot of firepower” with authorities before he surrendered, a top county official said Saturday, a day after the shooting in an art classroom that killed 10 people. In addition to a shotgun and a handgun, Dmitrios Pagourtzis also had … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | Texas shooting suspect exchanged ‘a lot’ of fire with police

SANTA FE, Texas | The Latest: Congressman says attack suspect ‘sort of fell’

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a Texas high school (all times local): 9:30 a.m. The head of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee says the teenager suspected of killing 10 people and wounding others at a Texas high school collapsed while giving himself up, avoiding a police confrontation. … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | The Latest: Congressman says attack suspect ‘sort of fell’

SANTA FE, Texas | The Latest: Hospital says 2 school attack victims critical

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a Texas high school (all times local): 8:40 a.m. A hospital treating three of the people injured in the mass shooting at a Texas high school says one patient, who is a minor, is in good condition and the other two patients are … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | The Latest: Hospital says 2 school attack victims critical

SANTA FE, Texas | Teen laid out Texas attack plans in journals, officials say

SANTA FE, Texas — The Texas student charged in the shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack in private journals, including a plan to kill himself, posted an image on Facebook of a “Born to Kill” shirt and used his father’s shotgun and pistol in the rampage that left 10 dead and … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | Teen laid out Texas attack plans in journals, officials say

SANTA FE, Texas  | Substitute teacher, Pakistani exchange student among victims

SANTA FE, Texas  — A substitute teacher who relatives say had a “lust for life” and a foreign exchange student from Pakistan are among the first confirmed victims of mass shooting at a Texas high school. Among those injured Friday are a school resource officer and a sophomore baseball player. Seventeen-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis was being … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas  | Substitute teacher, Pakistani exchange student among victims

SANTA FE, Texas  | Texas students who supported Parkland endure own shooting

SANTA FE, Texas  — Only weeks ago, a dozen students from Santa Fe High School in Texas offered support for survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting by participating in a nationwide walkout seeking stricter gun control. On Friday, it was Parkland students who declared their solidarity with teens in Santa Fe after a 17-year-old … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas  | Texas students who supported Parkland endure own shooting

SANTA FE, Texas  | The Latest: Affidavit: Gunman didn’t shoot students he liked

SANTA FE, Texas  — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Investigators say a 17-year-old admitted to authorities that he went on a shooting rampage at a Southeast Texas high school that left 10 dead, most of them students. According to a probable cause … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas  | The Latest: Affidavit: Gunman didn’t shoot students he liked

SANTA FE, Texas | The Latest: Student: Gunman was wearing “Born to Kill” shirt

SANTA FE, Texas — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (all times local): 10:05 p.m. A sophomore at Santa Fe High School says he was in his art class when he suddenly heard three louds booms. Zachary Muehe tells The New York Times he then “saw the kid … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | The Latest: Student: Gunman was wearing “Born to Kill” shirt

SANTA FE, Texas | The Latest: Student: “Normal day” before gunman opened fire

SANTA FE, Texas — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A student at a Houston-area high school where 10 people were killed says it was a “perfectly normal day” before shots rang out in her art classroom. Breanna Quintanilla, a 17-year-old junior at … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | The Latest: Student: “Normal day” before gunman opened fire

SANTA FE, Texas | Sub with ‘lust for life,’ Pakistani girl among Texas victims

SANTA FE, Texas — A substitute teacher who relatives say had a “lust for life” and a foreign exchange student from Pakistan are among the first confirmed victims of Friday’s mass shooting at a Texas high school. Among those injured include a school resource officer and a sophomore baseball player. Seventeen-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis was being … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | Sub with ‘lust for life,’ Pakistani girl among Texas victims

SANTA FE, Texas | The Latest: McCaul: More charges possible against suspect

SANTA FE, Texas — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says he expects the Justice Department to pursue additional charges against the suspected gunman at a Texas high school. Texas Rep. Michael McCaul told The … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | The Latest: McCaul: More charges possible against suspect