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As El Paso Survivors Struggle, Defendant Pleads Not Guilty

Victims' relatives attend brief hearing

(Newser) - The man charged with killing 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso appeared in court Thursday, pleading not guilty to capital murder charges. He told the judge he didn't want the charges read to him, USA Today reports. Police documents said that he had confessed to the Aug.... More »

Cops: El Paso Shooting 'Hero' Made Up His Story

Chris Grant was honored by President Trump Monday

(Newser) - For many people, the day they visited the White House to be honored for heroic actions would be one to remember with pride. It didn't work out that way for El Paso mass shooting survivor Christopher Grant. The 50-year-old was arrested by Secret Service agents when he arrived with... More »

Walmart Announces Its Plans for El Paso Store Where 22 Died

Mass shooting site will reopen with a rebuilt interior

(Newser) - Walmart plans to reopen the El Paso store where 22 people were killed in a shooting earlier this month, the retail giant said Thursday, but the entire interior of the building will first be rebuilt. The renovated store will include an on-site memorial honoring the victims of the shooting, many... More »

Letter Sent by Texas Governor Day Before El Paso Is Published

Aug. 2 letter cited undocumented immigrants

(Newser) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other high-profile Republicans in the state have "faced increasing scrutiny over their anti-immigrant language" in the aftermath of the El Paso mass shooting, observes the Guardian . Some of that scrutiny is now turning to an "urgent" fundraising letter from Abbott that was dated... More »

Alleged El Paso Shooter Now on Suicide Watch

El Paso suspect is accused of killing 22

(Newser) - Jail officials do not want alleged El Paso mass shooter Patrick Crusius to become the next Jeffrey Epstein. An El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokesperson tells KVIA that the 21-year-old is now on suicide watch at the El Paso County Detention Facility, where he was already segregated from the... More »

Hundreds Came for His Wife's Funeral. Then One Came for His Car

Antonio Basco's SUV was stolen and wrecked a day after he buried wife killed in El Paso shooting

(Newser) - Antonio Basco, whose wife was killed in the El Paso mass shooting, may have had some of his faith in humanity restored when hundreds of strangers turned up for her funeral . The next day, however, his SUV was stolen and wrecked, ABC7 reports. "WTF is wrong with people,"... More »

He Invited Strangers to His Wife's Funeral. Hundreds Came

Mourners joined Antonio Basco in paying respects to wife Margie Reckard, killed in El Paso shooting

(Newser) - He invited them, and they came. Antonio Basco, whose wife, 63-year-old Margie Reckard, was killed in the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3, didn't have family of his own in the El Paso area and was worried not many people would show at her funeral, so... More »

Beto Rejoins the Race, With New, Trump-Centric Strategy

O'Rourke says he'll now frame his White House bid as a battle against the president

(Newser) - Democrat Beto O'Rourke rejoined the presidential race on Thursday following a nearly two-week pause—using a speech in his Texas hometown where a mass shooting killed 22 people to overhaul his White House bid and argue that President Trump is morally unfit for a second term. The former congressman... More »

No Family Left After Wife Killed in El Paso, Man Issues an Invite

Antonio Basco has invited the general public to Friday funeral for Margie Reckard, 63

(Newser) - Antonio Basco lost his "angel" in the El Paso mass shooting , and now he's inviting the public to her funeral. Basco's wife, Margie Reckard, 63, was one of the 22 victims fatally shot in a Walmart earlier this month, and because Basco has no remaining family now... More »

Mexicans Were His Target, El Paso Suspect Said: Police

Court filing says he told officers he wanted to kill Mexicans

(Newser) - "I'm the shooter," Patrick Crusius said, his hands up, when he was arrested Saturday after the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso. Police filed an affidavit Friday detailing the arrest. Crusius is charged with capital murder in the deaths of 22 people, the New York ... More »

Police Identify Armed Man Arrested at Walmart

It's still not clear what charges Dmitriy Andreychenko will face

(Newser) - We now know the identity of the man who set off a scare at a Missouri Walmart by walking in with a tactical rifle. But little else—including his motive and any possible charges—remain unclear. On Friday, police identified the man as 20-year-old Dmitriy Andreychenko, reports the AP . He... More »

Tucker Carlson's Job Looks Safe Amid New Controversy

Fox host made controversial comments on white supremacy before leaving for vacation

(Newser) - Fox News' Tucker Carlson is once again in the hot seat over controversial comments, and Carlson is now on vacation until Aug. 19 as critics ramp up calls for an advertiser boycott. The latest flap is Carlson's assertion, in the wake of the El Paso mass shooting , that white... More »

2 Opposing Takes on Trump's El Paso Visit

Critic sees it as possible turning point against him, while supporter sees Democrats' hypocrisy

(Newser) - President Trump's visits on Wednesday to El Paso and Dayton to meet with victims of the cities' mass shootings have led to polar-opposite reactions. Two examples:
  • A critic: In the New York Times , El Paso native Richard Parker writes that Trump "seemed to shrink" in the city. "
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Boy, 11, Has a Challenge for El Paso

'We can make the world a better place,' says 11-year-old Ruben Martinez

(Newser) - An 11-year-old is helping El Paso heal by inspiring random acts of kindness. Ruben Martinez told his mother he no longer wanted to visit stores following Saturday's mass shooting inside a Walmart. "I explained to him that we could not live in fear and that people in our... More »

Last Body Removed From Walmart, Then Death Toll Rose

Number killed in El Paso now stands at 22

(Newser) - The number of people killed at an El Paso Walmart has increased by two to 22, officials said Monday, as two of the wounded succumbed to their injuries. The El Paso PD tweeted news of the two additional deaths this morning. Neither victim's name has been released. ABC News... More »

Trump, Biden Goof on Shooting Locations

As the president places some blame on 'gruesome and grizzly video games'

(Newser) - The president on Monday spoke out against the weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio, first on Twitter and then in a 10-minute address from the Diplomatic Reception Room. Trump tweeted in part that "Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying.... ....this legislation with... More »

'Cesspool of Hate' Offline After El Paso Shooting

Even 8chan's creator says, 'Shut the site down' after suspect apparently posted manifesto there

(Newser) - A "lawless" online message board is now offline after the suspected gunman in Saturday's shooting in El Paso, Texas, apparently posted what CNN Business calls a "hate-filled screed" there before the massacre. The reason that security services provider Cloudflare yanked support for 8chan: "They have proven... More »

Neil deGrasse Tyson Ripped Apart Over Shooting Tweet

He shared the 'data'

(Newser) - Like so many other Americans, Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to tweet about the El Paso and Dayton shootings. His words weren't well received. The astrophysicist wrote :
  • "In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings. On average, across any
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Parents Died Shielding Their Baby in El Paso

Victims are being identified as Mexico mulls legal action

(Newser) - As shots rang out in an El Paso Walmart on Saturday, Jordan Anchondo shielded her 2-month-old son, Paul, and her husband, Andre, shielded his wife and baby. Both parents died, leaving the little boy, a 2-year-old, and a 5-year-old daughter, whom they had just dropped off at cheer practice before... More »

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