"We need to stop the killing, we need to start healing, and the only way we can do this is to come together."
A courthouse shooting came at a sensitive moment nationally, only for the conversation about US policing to fall by the wayside when terror struck France.
Angry protesters encamped together, armed fringe groups, militarized police, and a presidential candidate known for inflammatory rhetoric—what could go wrong?
With at least 52 stops by cops, Castile would seem to have the record of a career criminal. But it's not that simple.
"When it comes time to pull a gun or a trigger, the standards need to be the same from coast to coast."
Holiday carnage and national anger over police killings of black men were followed by the horrific attack on cops in Texas.
The party needs minority voters to win national elections. But the solutions they're offering are nowhere near enough.
The Orlando nightmare last month helped push the mass shooting body count over 200 so far in 2016.
Indiscriminate hails of bullets from handguns in public spaces aren't unique to America, but they sure are common.
During a week in which the Senate considered and rejected gun control measures, America witnessed nine mass shootings that left six dead and 31 wounded.
Unsurprisingly, they share characteristics with those opposing universal background checks.
Who benefits from the endless cycles of sadness, anger, and partisanship that follow mass shootings in America? Just follow the money.
Ten other tragedies, though not even close to the scope or hateful nature of the national nightmare in Orlando, can't be ignored.
Much has been made of the killer's apparent interest in ISIS, but less time has been spent looking at the ways Mateen fit other patterns of violence.
It looks like they want to amend a bill to include a section that would make it illegal for terror suspects to buy guns.
"When I hear about people who own fifteen assault weapons, I think, Why do you need that?"
"It's very accepting. You can have a beard and wear a dress. You can be straight. You can be a beautiful drag queen. You can be an ugly drag queen."
"We're not afraid."
Omar Mateen was also allegedly active on gay dating apps and may have frequented Pulse, the nightclub where he staged his massacre.
The fight against terrorism has become a domestic shooting war in which almost everyone is a potential target.
Four things you need to know about gun laws in the wake of this weekend's tragic mass shooting.
On Sunday, America was forced to recall that there's always someone who wants to murder you just for being gay.
Incidents involving kids get outsized attention, while those that feature convicted criminals fall by the wayside.
Putting together the pieces of a tragedy that claimed two lives and injured nine more.