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'We're working on it': Lebanese spy chief at heart of renewed bid to free Austin Tice

Asked about the status of efforts to secure Tice’s release and his talks with Biden administration officials, Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim told NBC News: “We’re working on it.”
Austin Tice
Austin Tice

What we know — and don't know — about the Texas elementary school shooting

In the aftermath of the deadliest U.S. school shooting in a decade, there were conflicting narratives and lingering questions, including why the gunman attacked Robb Elementary.
Image: The photo of a little girl, victim of the shooting, is seen by flowers placed on a makeshift memorial in front of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022.
Image: The photo of a little girl, victim of the shooting, is seen by flowers placed on a makeshift memorial in front of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022.

Texas bar sues AG Ken Paxton over efforts to overturn 2020 presidential election

The State Bar of Texas alleges Paxton “misrepresented” facts to the Supreme Court in a Trump-backed suit seeking to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory in 2020.
Ken Paxton
Ken Paxton

Oklahoma governor signs country’s most restrictive abortion ban into law

The law, which takes effect immediately, prohibits abortions after “fertilization, with few exceptions.
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US-POLITICS-TRUMP-VIRUS-HEALTH

Beto O’Rourke confronts Gov. Greg Abbott after Uvalde massacre: ‘This is on you’

Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who is running against Governor Greg Abbott, confronted Abbott during a press conference. Officials with the governor shouted back at O’Rourke, demanding he leave and accusing him of politicizing the incident. NBC News’ Morgan Chesky pressed O’Rourke for his message to Abbott after the incident: “Now is the time to stop the next shooting,” he said. Today Abbott defended his efforts to ease gun restrictions.
Beto O’Rourke confronts Gov. Greg Abbott after Uvalde massacre: ‘This is on you’
Beto O’Rourke confronts Gov. Greg Abbott after Uvalde massacre: ‘This is on you’

How Congress is responding to the massacre at Robb Elementary School

NBC News’ Garrett Haake reports on the political reality after the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. There was talk of reviving a bipartisan background checks bill, but it would lack Republican support in the Senate. Lawmakers may take action on red flag laws.
How Congress is responding to the massacre at Robb Elementary School
How Congress is responding to the massacre at Robb Elementary School

Georgia voters reject Trump-endorsed candidates in critical primary

Former President Trump is seeing the first major roadblocks to his efforts to maintain control of today’s Republican Party. Trump had aimed to oust Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who both won their races. NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard looks at the political landscape in Georgia and beyond after Tuesday’s primary elections.
Georgia voters reject Trump-endorsed candidates in critical primary
Georgia voters reject Trump-endorsed candidates in critical primary

The odds are against reviving Iran nuclear deal, U.S. envoy says

The U.S. will not agree to Iran’s "excessive" demands, U.S. envoy Robert Malley told senators Wednesday.
Image: Robert Malley
Image: Robert Malley
13h ago

Senate gun talks center on red flag laws after Texas school shooting

Efforts to pass gun safety laws regained some momentum this week following Tuesday's attack.
The Fight Against Gun Smuggling
The Fight Against Gun Smuggling

Biden signs police reform executive order on anniversary of George Floyd's death

The order will create a national registry of officers fired for misconduct and encourage state and local police to tighten restrictions on chokeholds and "no-knock" warrants.
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15h ago

Baseless anti-trans theory about Uvalde shooting spreads online, touted by U.S. congressman

The theory, which began on the forum website 4chan, was spread by right-wing Facebook pages and even Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona. 
Image: Sam
Image: Sam