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American Medical Association: Ban Assault Weapons To Curb 'Public Health Crisis'

One year ago   |   By The Huffington Post

The group calls for banning sales and possession of all assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines.
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American Medical Association calls for ban on assault weapons, amid congressional inaction

American Medical Association calls for ban on assault weapons, amid congressional inaction

One year ago   |   By Think Progress

The American Medical Association on Tuesday pushed for a ban on assault weapons , amid demands from its membership of doctors that the organization take a stand against gun violence.
The move comes months after the mass school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February that killed 17 people and elevated the national conversation around gun control. But despite dozens of mass shootings since then, Congress has done little to address gun violence .
Congressional inaction has left schools and local lawmakers scrambling, with countless school districts approving policies such...
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Bernie slams Democrats' 'corporate wing' as it warms to Warren

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Fed Ponders When To Cut Interest Rates

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There's an unusual air of suspense surrounding the Federal Reserve's policy meeting, with the possibility that the central bank could cut rates for the first time in nearly 11... Read more ...

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Biden cites two segregationists to show how he 'got things done' in Senate

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Former Vice President Joe Biden named two Southern segregationist senators as examples of people with whom he had major disagreements but still "got things done" in the Senate... Read more ...

Trump Deals Final Blow To Clean Power Plan, Obama's Signature Climate Policy

Trump Deals Final Blow To Clean Power Plan, Obama's Signature Climate Policy

The EPA unveiled its final proposal for the Affordable Clean Energy rule. Read more ...

UN expert eyes probe of Saudi prince role in Khashoggi death

UN expert eyes probe of Saudi prince role in Khashoggi death

GENEVA - An independent U.N. human rights expert investigating the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Wednesday recommended an investigation into the possible role... Read more ...

Pete Buttigieg talks of need to 'reinforce trust' after officer-involved...

Pete Buttigieg talks of need to 'reinforce trust' after officer-involved shooting

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday addressed new police officers in the city as it grapples with the fallout of an officer-involved shooting over the weekend that... Read more ...