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Soldier honored for heroism in El Paso shooting is arrested for going AWOL

Soon after a gunman killed 22 people in a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, in August, a soldier emerged with a captivating story of rescuing children from gunfire. His tale went viral, earning him an Army Commendation Medal, but later it prompted skeptical comments from police, who said they could not verify his claims.

Trump presents medal to Ohio mass shootings responders

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is presenting the nation’s highest award for public safety officers to first responders in last month’s deadly shootings in Dayton, Ohio. Trump is awarding the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to six officers who responded to the Aug. 4 mass shooting. Nine people were killed and more than two dozen were wounded in the early morning attack in a bustling entertainment district.

O’Rourke resuming presidential run with ‘major’ Texas speech

Beto O’Rourke will formally rejoin the presidential race on Thursday, resuming a campaign that has been suspended for nearly two weeks with what he promises will be a “major address to the nation” from his hometown of El Paso, Texas, where a mass shooting killed 22 people.

Families gather to remember victims of El Paso shooting

Families of those killed when a gunman opened fire at an El Paso Walmart are gathering at funerals on each side of the U.S.-Mexico border, remembering loved ones whose lives told the story of the vibrant region

Cross-border ties still strong despite El Paso mass shooting

Chatting with friends and carrying his lunch cooler, Carlos Carrillo was among hundreds packing the international bridge as they returned to Mexico from their jobs across the border. The construction worker has dual citizenship and a home in El Paso, but since the weekend shooting rampage that killed 22 people in the Texas border city he has been staying with his mother in Juarez.

O’Rourke forgoing Iowa to stay in Texas after mass shooting

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is canceling a series of campaign stops in Iowa and will remain in El Paso, Texas, through the weekend as his hometown continues to cope with a mass shooting that killed 22 people.

Protesters chant as Trump visits Dayton, El Paso

President Donald Trump defended his rhetoric Wednesday as he headed out to offer a message of healing and unity in El Paso and Dayton, where he was to be met by unusual hostility from people who fault his own incendiary words as contributing to last weekend’s mass shootings.

Froma Harrop: Good men with guns won’t protect us

It was a remarkable 15 hours in American history. A mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, taking nine lives was overshadowed by a massacre in El Paso, Texas, costing 22. Others are dwelling on the El Paso gunman’s alleged online “manifesto” about Hispanics’ growing political clout in Texas – and Donald Trump’s use of code words appearing to validate the frothing. But here let’s discuss the guns themselves.