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Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Ct., speaks on a phone with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Wednesday morning, May 25, 2022 on Capitol Hill. Murphy, on the Senate floor on Tuesday demanded that lawmakers accomplish what they failed to do after 20 children and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut died in 2012. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Sen. Murphy tries to get talks going on limited gun measures after Texas shooting

Even as some lawmakers say it's "nuts" not to take action, any measure faces exceedingly slim odds of passing in the 50-50 Senate.

Sen. Murphy tries to get talks going on limited gun measures after Texas shooting

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Demonstrators carry a scroll listing the names of people killed by police during a march in honor of George Floyd on March 7, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images hide caption

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On 2nd anniversary of George Floyd's killing, Black Buffalo residents feel the weight

The shooting at a Tops grocery store, which authorities say was motivated by racist hate, brought into sharper focus the weight of being a target.

On 2nd anniversary of George Floyd's killing, Black Buffalo residents feel the weight

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What to say to kids when the news is scary

Whether a school shooting or a deadly tornado, scary events in the news can leave parents struggling to know when — and how — they should talk with their kids about it. Rosemarie Truglio of Sesame Workshop and Tara Conley, a media studies professor at Montclair State University, give us tips.

What to say to kids when the news is scary

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Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors looks on Tuesday as his team plays the Dallas Mavericks in Game Four of the NBA's Western Conference Finals in Dallas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images hide caption

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NBA coach Steve Kerr calls out 50 senators on a bipartisan gun background check law

"When are we gonna do something?!" the Golden State Warriors head coach asked Tuesday night. "I'm tired of the moments of silence. Enough."

A cyclist pauses outside the site of the supermarket shooting in Buffalo, N.Y. With the Tops store closed for the foreseeable future, the community around it has been left without easy access to healthy and affordable food. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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The Buffalo shooting is a reminder that millions don't live near a grocery store

Grocery stores provide healthy foods, create jobs and offer a place for community connection. "We started calling them front-line and essential workers for a reason," says one food access advocate.

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For Heather and Kerry, their tour through a Mormon temple is a bittersweet experience

For Kerry Pray and her wife, Heather, touring a Latter-day Saint temple is a cathartic, eye-opening and emotional experience.

For Heather and Kerry, their tour through a Mormon temple is a bittersweet experience

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