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Trump: Arm teachers to stop school massacres

Donald Trump said Saturday that had teachers been armed at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, the deadly shooting there this week would not have been as tragic.

Trump has previously cited mental health issues, not guns, as the biggest cause...

Bernie Sanders

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Sanders, Clinton differ on Syria no-fly zone

Bernie Sanders said Saturday that he opposes an U.S.-implemented no-fly zone in Syria, contrasting himself with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton on the issue.

Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire

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Clinton gushes about SNL alter egos ahead of appearance

Hillary Clinton can't decide which of her "Saturday Night Live" alter egos she prefers.

The Democratic presidential candidate was ever the politician on Friday as she confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that she'd be on "Saturday Night Live" tonight.

President Barack Obama, Oct. 2, 2015

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Obama: We will keep backing Syrian opposition

President Barack Obama told his national security team this week that the U.S. will continue to support the Syrian opposition as Russia enters into the conflict, a senior administration official said Saturday.

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Clinton pledges action for LGBT Americans

Hillary Clinton hasn't always been in favor of same-sex marriage, but she pledged Saturday to push a sweeping platform on LGBT rights as president in a speech to the Human Rights Campaign in Washington.

Marco Rubio

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GOP candidates: Gun laws won't stop 'crazies'

Republican presidential hopefuls said Friday that new gun laws would do nothing to prevent mass killings like that on a college campus in Oregon this week.

President Barack Obama, March 2015

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Obama: I will keep pushing for more gun laws

President Barack Obama on Friday reiterated his calls for more gun laws, pledging to keep pushing the issue and saying his administration would look into ways it can better enforce existing regulations in the wake of Thursday's massacre at an Oregon ...


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Why data on guns can't be trusted

The Umpqua Community College shooting has raised questions about the number of guns in the U.S. But data on this subject are unreliable.

Lavagnino Thanks Marian Hospital On 80th Birthday

Former Mayor Larry Lavagnino's successful heart surgery is celebrated this year during Marian Regional Medical Center's 75th anniversary

Umpqua Shooting Re-ignites Gun Control Debate

Responsible ownership, accessibility, background checks, mental illness frame debate.

Clinton McKinnon

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Clinton reportedly to make 'SNL' surprise appearance

Hillary Clinton is reportedly making a "surprise" appearance on this weekend's premiere of "Saturday Night Live."

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Kevin McCarthy backtracks Benghazi comments

Kevin McCarthy, the leading candidate to succeed John Boehner as House speaker, tried to walk back on Thursday controversial comments he made about a congressional investigation into the 2012 Benghazi terror attack.

Earlier this week, McCarthy had pra...

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Houston is suing Volkswagen for $100 million claiming its cars that evaded U.S.…

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