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A gunman opened fire at a Florida high school, killing 17 people and leaving terrified students huddled in their classrooms, texting friends and family for help. Photograph: Michele Eve Sandberg/AFP/Getty Images

Seventeen people were shot dead at a high school in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday afternoon. Irish parents living in the state have been sharing the(...)

A tattered US flag flies on an old tractor in a farm field outside Sutherland Springs, near the site of the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Texas. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking

Across the empty fields of southern Texas, the silence hung heavy in the air. The tiny community of Sutherland Springs was thrown into chaos last week(...)

Law enforcement officials continue investigating at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church  early on November 6th, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas, after a mass shooting. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

On Sunday, Sutherland Springs in Texas became the latest American town to join the inventory of place-names that have become synonymous with gun atroc(...)

FBI agents search for clues at the entrance to the First Baptist Church after a mass shooting resulting in the deaths of  26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

An official from the Texas Department of Public Safety has said the gunman involved in a mass shooting at a Texas church had been involved some form o(...)

The Guns and Guitars gun store in Mesquite, Nevada, where mass murderer Stephen Paddock allegedly purchased some of the weapons used to kill 59 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas on October 1st. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

It was approaching 10pm on a warm Sunday night, and Paola Bastista was doing what she likes best: enjoying country music at one of the final outdoor m(...)

 People watch the aftermath of a mass shooting outside  the Mandalay Bay hotel near the scene of the Route 91 Harvest festival on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

At least 58 people died and more than 500 others were wounded when a gunman opened fire on a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The gunma(...)

’Extremists have been trying to play Google’s algorithm for years, with varying degrees of success.’

Google’s search algorithm appears to be systematically promoting information that is either false or slanted with an extreme rightwing bias on subject(...)

A news reporter doing a stand up near a sea wall in Cedar Key, Florida, is covered by an unexpected wave as Hurricane Hermine nears the Florida coast. Photograph: John Raoux/AP

Growing winds and driving rain from Hurricane Hermine lashed Florida’s northern Gulf Coast early on Friday as power outages left tens of thousands of (...)

A tweeted picture shows Democratic members of the House of Representatives staging a sit-in “to demand action on common sense gun legislation”. Photograph: Katherine Clark/Reuters

Not in living memory have there been scenes in the US House of Representatives like those late on Wednesday and early Thursday when a Democratic revo(...)

 Democratic Senator from Florida Bill Nelson (C) speaks to the media after a series of procedural votes on gun legislation in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 20th June 2016. The four amendments (two from Republicans and two from Democrats) all of which failed, were proposed in the wake of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting, during which a total of 50 people, including the suspect gunman, were killed and 53 were injured in a mass shooting attack at an LGBT club in Orlando, Florida, in the early hours of 12th June. The shooter was killed in an exchange of fire with the police after taking hostages at the club. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The US Senate on Monday rejected four measures restricting gun sales after last week’s massacre in an Orlando nightclub, dealing a bitter setback to a(...)

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