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I was grateful to see President Obama on television this evening speaking at the Memorial Service in Newtown, Connecticut. I felt that the members of that community and the country needed to hear the ... Posted on 12/16/12 at 11:49 PM
The Obama administration hopes its decision to give lethal aid to Syrian rebels will prompt other nations to beef up assistance, now that the U.S. has cited evidence that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its people.
Deb Riechmann and Lolita C. Baldor
, June 14, 2013
France said Tuesday it has confirmed that the nerve gas sarin was used "multiple times and in a localized way" in Syria, including at least once by the regime. It was the most specific claim by any Western power about chemical weapons attacks in the 27-month-old conflict.
The defense attorney for a man arrested in what the FBI has called a thwarted terror plot in western Minnesota said Wednesday that authorities have given the public some misinformation about his client, while a local police chief said authorities continue to keep an eye on the anti-government militia group founded by his family.
The instances in which chemical weapons are alleged to have been used in Syria were purportedly small in scale: nothing along the lines of Saddam Hussein's 1988 attack in Kurdish Iraq that killed thousands.
Don Fischer wouldn’t be shocked if more customers soon bolted to his south Fargo Spy Shop to purchase a stun gun. Others are hoping North Dakota doesn’t become stun gun central after two bills deregulating the weapons passed easily through the Legislature and await the signature of Gov. Jack Dalrymple.
Rodney Francis is insufficiently ambitious. The pastor of the Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church in St. Louis has entered the fray over guns, violence and humanity’s fallen nature with a plan for a “buyback” of children’s toy guns. And toy swords and other make-believe weapons.
Former FBI agent John Egelhof told a Minnesota House committee Wednesday that had the shooter's semi-automatic rifle not jammed and more would have been killed at the school. Such rifles would be banned under a bill state lawmakers are considering.
Minneapolis police have recovered a gun from an employee's locker at an elementary magnet school. Officials say no staff members or students were harmed or threatened, and there is no evidence the employee planned to use the gun.
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