US politics

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Nashville shooting: Senate chaplain says ‘thoughts and prayers’ not enough
Barry C Black said: ‘When babies die at a church school, it is time for us to move beyond thoughts and prayers’

Martin Pengelly

29, Mar, 2023 @11:49 AM

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Josh Hawley called ‘fraud and coward’ over response to Nashville shooting
Far-right Missouri senator accused of selectively invoking hate crime laws after characterizing shooting as attack on Christians

Martin Pengelly

29, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Not going to let our military be politicised,’ says Republican delaying nominees over abortion
Defense secretary Lloyd Austin asks Tommy Tuberville of Alabama to lift ‘hold’, while Democrat Chuck Schumer issues firm rebuke

Martin Pengelly in New York

29, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Republicans accused of hypocrisy over gun safety after Nashville shooting – as it happened
School shooting that left three children and three adults dead brought condolences from conservatives who oppose gun control

Gloria Oladipo in New York

28, Mar, 2023 @8:11 PM

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Mike Pence must testify before grand jury investigating January 6 – reports
A federal judge ruled the former vice-president must appear in the inquiry into Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election

Martin Pengelly in New York

28, Mar, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Republican congressman says ‘we’re not going to fix’ school shootings
Tim Burchett says he doesn’t see a role for Congress in preventing tragedies ‘other than mess things up’ after Nashville shooting

Julia Carrie Wong

28, Mar, 2023 @6:35 PM

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US senators grill banking regulators in first Silicon Valley Bank hearing
Lawmakers aim to determine how Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank failed, sparking fears of financial crisis

Lauren Aratani

28, Mar, 2023 @4:24 PM

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Aide to Senator Rand Paul critically wounded in Washington DC stabbing
Suspect in custody after member of Republican’s staff attacked in apparently random incident

Edward Helmore

28, Mar, 2023 @12:58 PM

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Afghans resettled in US fear being sent back as pathway to legal status stalls in Congress
More than 78,000 Afghan refugees relocated to the US as part of Operation Allies Welcome, but few have gained permanent status

Justo Robles in Sacramento

28, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Trump’s verbal assaults pose risks to prosecutors and could fuel violence
Trump has resorted to ‘incendiary rhetoric’ to deter investigations and to rile up his base, experts say, and shows no sign of letting up

Peter Stone in Washington

28, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Did Vietnam peace protests stop Nixon using nuclear weapons?
A new documentary, released amid Putin’s brinksmanship over Ukraine, argues that marches in 1969 changed the US president’s mind. Some historians think otherwise

Charles Kaiser

28, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Biden says gun violence ‘ripping our communities apart’ after Tennessee shooting
President again calls on Congress to pass assault weapons ban, saying we ‘need to do more to protect our schools’

Edward Helmore

27, Mar, 2023 @8:05 PM

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