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Takeaways From Latest Jan. 6 Hearing: Election Officials Felt Trump’s Pressure

Emotions ran high on Tuesday's Jan. 6 hearing, with testimonies from officials in battleground states recalling how they were attacked by Donald Trump and his supporters during the former President's attempts to overturn the 2020 election results.
Olympics

Simone Biles, Other Victims Of Larry Nassar To File $1 Billion In Claims Against FBI

The more than 90 women who were sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar have filed claims up to $1 billion dollars against the FBI for failing to stop the doctor when the agency first received allegations against him, their attorneys said Wednesday.
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Four Killed In Tulsa Hospital Shooting As Senate Has “Framework” For Gun Legislation

Four people were killed and 10 were injured as a gunman opened fire at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma Wednesday, authorities reported. The unidentified gunman is also dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The massacre comes a Memorial Day weekend that saw 14 total mass shootings.
Gun Control Laws

Following Uvalde Shooting That Left 19 Children Dead, Calls For Stricter Gun Laws Intensify

Following the Robb Elementary School shooting — where 19 children and two teachers were shot by 18-year-old Salvador Ramos — cries for gun reform have sprung up across the country. In Texas, where gun laws are laxed, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke yelled at Gov. Greg Abbott during a press conference, saying he's "doing nothing."
Inflation

Retail Sales Drop 0.3% In May As Federal Reserve Prepares To Hike Interest Rates Further

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, retail sales fell 0.3% in May, wiping out any progress made by a 0.7% rise in April. It comes as a 8.6% inflation jump has forced millions to focus their money on food and gas, the latter of which now sits above $5 per gallon nationally.