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Father of Parkland shooting victim tells El Paso residents to ‘get mad’ over Walmart massacre: ‘Scream, shout, do something’

Father of Parkland shooting victim tells El Paso residents to ‘get mad’ over Walmart massacre: ‘Scream, shout, do something’The father of the one of the Parkland shooting victims has urged the city of El Paso to “get mad” in the aftermath of the Walmart shooting that left 22 dead, saying: “Get out there, scream, shout, do something.”Manuel Oliver and his wife, Patricia, have been travelling the world in the days and months since their 19-year-old son, Joaquin, was killed in the February 2018 school shooting that left 17 students and staff dead, campaigning for gun control.They were in El Paso to unveil a mural that Mr Oliver, an artist whose family was originally from Venezuela, had painted on the walls of an immigration rights organisation. Their son had long been a champion of humane treatment of migrants.On Saturday morning, they heard about the reports of an active shooter at one of the city’s Walmart stores, and were again jolted with pain.“We are continuing the fight,” Mr Oliver said, speaking at a vigil outside the NGO’s offices this week, that was also addressed by former congressman Beto O’Rourke. He said in the aftermath of mass shootings, politicians often claimed it was “not the time” to talk about gun control out of respect to relatives of those killed and injured.“This is the moment to talk about guns,” he said, to large applause. “We know what those families are going through. Their lives will never be the same again, and they’re expecting you do do something about it.”In a video message posted online, Mr Oliver doubled down on his call for residents of the city “to get mad”.“Get out there, scream, shout, do something,” he said. “I know how game works. You have to protect your city and your citizens. You’ve got to get angry, and not take this so easily. You’ve got to be mad and take action.”Over the weekend, the Olivers said their son’s memory was now linked to two places that shared a mass shooting outrage.“This is unbelievable. I heard that El Paso is considered one of the safest cities in the country. I heard the same story about Parkland. They were on the same list,” Ms Oliver told the Associated Press. Her husband said it was a “terrible coincidence”.The mural he created features images of crying children inside window bars to create the image of cells along with likenesses of his wife and their son. Last year, he painted a similar piece on fences in Tijuana, Mexico.After the shooting on Saturday, Mr Oliver made an addition to the mural in El Paso, painting the words “El Paso no está solo”, or “El Paso is not alone”.



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Jeremy Corbyn tells Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘get your hands dirty’ in expert gardening advice

Jeremy Corbyn tells Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘get your hands dirty’ in expert gardening adviceAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez asked for “sage words of advice” from anyone with a green thumb while gardening over the weekend — and got a helping hand from the other side of the pond.Jeremy Corbyn responded to the freshman Democrat’s call for tips as she tended to a plot in a local community garden, encouraging her to “get your hands dirty” in a tweet. “For a new plot, first see what is already growing!” The Labour leader began, responding to a tweet the 29-year-old posted asking what she should plant in the space. “Then go for some flowers and plants that attract bees and thus improve pollination for everyone,” Mr Corbyn continued, adding, “lavender or comfrey good for bees.” Mr Corbyn, who has a well-known affinity for gardening, told Ms Ocasio-Cortez the “best way to be healthy is to get your hands dirty – in the soil!” The politician has previously drawn headlines for his gardening hobby, stirring controversy in 2016 when he was unable to be reached as he was reportedly “making jam”. > For a new plot, first see what is already growing! Then go for some flowers and plants that attract bees and thus improve pollination for everyone – lavender or comfrey good for bees. Best way to be healthy is to get your hands dirty – in the soil!> > — Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) > > April 7, 2019He also gifted TV show hosts his own homemade jam a year later, saying on BBC’s The One Show, “There’s something magic when you grow your own beans, when you grow your own potatoes, when you grow your own corn.”Ms Ocasio-Cortez, who has become one of the most prominent newcomers to Congress after Democrats swept the House in the 2018 midterm elections, said on Twitter over the weekend she would be tending to the community plot until September. She has gained attention and set a political trend by discussing issues with her constituents live on social media while performing seemingly mundane acts, from eating popcorn to installing furniture from IKEA. For what it’s worth, Ms Ocasio-Cortez ended up planting lavender, along with basil, spinach, sage, collard greens and several other plants and flowers in her garden.



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Trump: Rudy Giuliani will ‘get his facts straight’

Trump: Rudy Giuliani will ‘get his facts straight’Following Giuliani's claim that Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen for the $ 130,000 Stormy payment, Trump said, “Rudy knows it’s a witch hunt. He started yesterday. He’ll get the facts straight.”



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‘Get ready Russia’: Trump tweets preview of strike on Syria

‘Get ready Russia’: Trump tweets preview of strike on SyriaPresident Trump responded after a Russian official promised the country would shoot down any missiles aimed at Syria.



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‘Get a grip man’: Clinton campaign chair Podesta fires back at Trump

‘Get a grip man’: Clinton campaign chair Podesta fires back at TrumpAfter the president claimed that “everyone” at the G-20 was talking about John Podesta, he sent a few pointed remarks back.



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Sean Spicer on United video: It’s disturbing to watch a human being ‘get dragged down an aisle’

Sean Spicer on United video: It’s disturbing to watch a human being ‘get dragged down an aisle’Sean Spicer said a video of a United Airlines passenger being dragged off a flight is troubling, but the Trump administration won’t seek an investigation.



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Cuts to poverty programs are ‘as compassionate as you can get,’ Trump budget chief says

Cuts to poverty programs are ‘as compassionate as you can get,’ Trump budget chief saysMulvaney took questions at the daily press briefing about the administration’s budget proposals, which call for deep cuts to virtually all federal programs except the military, homeland security and the Veterans Administration. “It is difficult to imagine a scenario in which they will not be significantly and negatively impacted if the president’s budget were enacted,” Meals on Wheels spokeswoman Jenny Bertolette told CNN on Thursday.



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