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Texas gunman who killed seven had previously failed background check for firearm

Texas gunman who killed seven had previously failed background check for firearmThe gunman, identified by police as Seth Aaron Ator, 36, carried out the shooting spree in the neighboring cities of Midland and Odessa on Saturday, a short time after he was fired from his trucking job. In those calls, Ator did not threaten to commit violence, they said.



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Trump says 'something GREAT' can come out of shootings, tying background check bill to immigration reform

Trump says 'something GREAT' can come out of shootings, tying background check bill to immigration reformIn the wake of the deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the president also blamed the media for “the anger and rage that has built up over many years.”



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A hero grandmother persuaded her 19-year-old grandson to check into a hospital when she learned he was planning a mass shooting

A hero grandmother persuaded her 19-year-old grandson to check into a hospital when she learned he was planning a mass shootingThe US Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Texas announced on Friday that William Patrick Williams, from Lubbock, Texas, had been arrested.



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Donald Trump Just Granted 5 Full Pardons. Check Out to Who.

Donald Trump Just Granted 5 Full Pardons. Check Out to Who.President Donald Trump granted five full pardons Monday to John Richard Bubala, Roy Wayne McKeever, Rodney Takumi, Michael Tedesco and Chalmer Lee Williams.The president decided each man was worthy of Executive Grants of Clemency after “a careful review of the files” of each individual, according to an official statement from the Office of the Press Secretary.John Richard BubalaBubala pled guilty to improper use of Federal Government in 1990 in an effort to transport automotive equipment from one town to another. Today, he volunteers at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center by teaching classes on the American Flag, and is serving on an honor detail for veteran funerals.Roy Wayne McKeeverMcKeever was arrested in 1989 when he was 19 years old for transporting marijuana from Mexico to Oklahoma and immediately pleaded guilty to one count of using a telephone to facilitate the distribution of a controlled substance. He has spent the last 29 years doing charity work for his community and is an active member of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas.Rodney TakumiTakumi was arrested in 1987 at an illegal gambling parlor during a law-enforcement raid and pleaded no contest. After his arrest, he worked as a tax preparer for several years and now owns a tax preparation franchise within the Navajo Nation.



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AP FACT CHECK: Mueller's words twisted by Trump and more

AP FACT CHECK: Mueller's words twisted by Trump and morePresident Donald Trump listened to Robert Mueller testify to Congress this past week, then misrepresented what the former special counsel said. Trump seized on Mueller’s testimony to claim anew that he was exonerated by the Russia investigation, which the president wasn’t. Let’s subpoena all of the records having to do with Hillary Clinton and all of the nonsense that went on with Clinton and her foundation and everything else.



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Stealth Bomber (1940s Style): Check Out the YB-49 Flying Wing

Stealth Bomber (1940s Style): Check Out the YB-49 Flying WingAlthough the YB-49 never reached full production, experience with the frame helped validate the concept which now dominates international thinking on strategic bomber design.As the United States approached World War II, it enjoyed the luxury of many innovative aircraft companies, and a ton of money to spend.  Part of this bounty went to pursuit aircraft, part to tactical attack planes, and part to long-range bombers. This last generated one of the most interesting failures ever to emerge from the U.S. aviation industry; the Northrop YB-49 “flying wing” bomber.The Flying WingEarly aviation engineers appreciated the potential for a “flying wing” design. A flying wing, which minimizes fuselage and usually eliminates the tail, reduces many of the aerodynamic compromises associated with a normal fuselage, reducing overall drag. However, many of these features enhance stability, meaning that a flying wing often lacks the stability of a traditional airframe. This makes the aircraft more difficult to fly, especially before the advent of fly-by-wire technology. A flying wing can also struggle with creating space for crew, payload, and defensive armament, as any of these can reduce the aerodynamic advantages than the shape offers.



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AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists facts of a migrant girl's death

AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists facts of a migrant girl's deathWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the circumstances of a 7-year-old migrant girl's death as he seeks to steer any potential blame for it away from his administration.



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AP FACT CHECK: Trump attacks Russia probe as biased

AP FACT CHECK: Trump attacks Russia probe as biasedWASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to discredit a highly anticipated report on the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump is attacking the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller by falsely claiming it was biased and conflicted.



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AP FACT CHECK: Trump puts words in mouth of Manafort judge

AP FACT CHECK: Trump puts words in mouth of Manafort judgeWASHINGTON (AP) — Claiming an exoneration that was not given, a "very honored" President Donald Trump is putting words in the mouth of the judge who sentenced former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to nearly four years in prison. Trump is misrepresenting a statement by Manafort's lawyer, too.



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AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists Cohen's words on collusion

AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists Cohen's words on collusionWASHINGTON (AP) — Assailed by his ex-lawyer at every turn, President Donald Trump nevertheless claimed a measure of vindication from Michael Cohen's statement that he possessed no direct evidence of collusion with Russia from his time serving the boss. But contrary to Trump's words, Cohen did not exonerate him on the matter in his testimony to lawmakers.



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