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“Please send the police now.”

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw describing the 9-1-1 call of a young girl trapped in the classroom during the Uvalde school shooting.

may 27, 2022

“Everything is still active. We’re trying to put all the pieces together.”

Spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Christopher Olivarez one day after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas; at least 19 children and two teachers were killed.

may 25, 2022

“As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 24, 2022, by a gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas ... I do hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff ...”

United States President Joseph Biden ordering that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims in the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas — in which 19 children and 2 teachers were killed.

may 26, 2022

“Social media companies that are not honest with consumers about how their personal information is being used will be held accountable.”

U.S. Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds for the Northern District of California. Twitter will pay $150 million following allegations by the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission that the company misled users about the use of their private information.

may 26, 2022

“This isn't the sentence we asked for, but it is a sentence we're proud of.”

Attorney David Clay Fowlkes, referring to Josh Duggar's prison sentence of about 12.5 years. He was convicted of receiving child pornography.

may 26, 2022

“I’m a gun owner and I do not blame the weapons used in this tragedy. I’m angry how easy it is to get one and how young you can be to purchase one.”

Jacinto Cazares, father of 10-year-old Jackie Cazares who was killed in the Uvalde, Texas school shooting.

may 26, 2022

“... given that you need only one bad storm to dramatically affect your life, if you fail to plan around this outlook, you’re planning to fail.”

NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad on a prediction for another busy Atlantic hurricane season.

may 25, 2022

“At approximately 11:32 am this morning there was a mass casualty at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. This school has children that are in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade.”

Uvalde school district Chief of Police Pete Arredondo in a news conference on Tuesday after a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas — approx. 85 miles west of San Antonio.

may 24, 2022

“... the Court concludes that the public interest would be served by a preliminary injunction preventing the termination of the CDC's Title 42 Orders.”

Louisiana U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays ruling that public health order Title 42 must remain in place along the U.S. southern border during a lawsuit brought by 24 states against the U.S. government.

may 24, 2022

“... survivors and others who reported abuse were ignored, disbelieved, or met with the constant refrain that the SBC could take no action due to its polity (structure) regarding church autonomy ...”

Findings of a nearly 300-page report chronicling how leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention have consistently hid reports of abuse and avoided liability.

may 24, 2022

“Yes. That’s the commitment we made.”

Pres. Biden on whether the U.S. would militarily defend Taiwan if needed — a much more direct response than usual about American policy in the region.

may 23, 2022

“Infected persons will have to go into contact isolation until the injuries have healed.”

Belgium announcing a first-of-its-kind quarantine for those testing positive for monkeypox — after the virus usually found in certain African countries emerged in 12 other countries.

may 23, 2022

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“Please send the police now.”

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw describing the 9-1-1 call of a young girl trapped in the classroom during the Uvalde school shooting.

may 27, 2022

“Everything is still active. We’re trying to put all the pieces together.”

Spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Christopher Olivarez one day after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas; at least 19 children and two teachers were killed.

may 25, 2022

“As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 24, 2022, by a gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas ... I do hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff ...”

United States President Joseph Biden ordering that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims in the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas — in which 19 children and 2 teachers were killed.

may 26, 2022

“Social media companies that are not honest with consumers about how their personal information is being used will be held accountable.”

U.S. Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds for the Northern District of California. Twitter will pay $150 million following allegations by the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission that the company misled users about the use of their private information.

may 26, 2022

“This isn't the sentence we asked for, but it is a sentence we're proud of.”

Attorney David Clay Fowlkes, referring to Josh Duggar's prison sentence of about 12.5 years. He was convicted of receiving child pornography.

may 26, 2022

“I’m a gun owner and I do not blame the weapons used in this tragedy. I’m angry how easy it is to get one and how young you can be to purchase one.”

Jacinto Cazares, father of 10-year-old Jackie Cazares who was killed in the Uvalde, Texas school shooting.

may 26, 2022

“... given that you need only one bad storm to dramatically affect your life, if you fail to plan around this outlook, you’re planning to fail.”

NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad on a prediction for another busy Atlantic hurricane season.

may 25, 2022

“At approximately 11:32 am this morning there was a mass casualty at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. This school has children that are in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade.”

Uvalde school district Chief of Police Pete Arredondo in a news conference on Tuesday after a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas — approx. 85 miles west of San Antonio.

may 24, 2022

“... the Court concludes that the public interest would be served by a preliminary injunction preventing the termination of the CDC's Title 42 Orders.”

Louisiana U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays ruling that public health order Title 42 must remain in place along the U.S. southern border during a lawsuit brought by 24 states against the U.S. government.

may 24, 2022

“... survivors and others who reported abuse were ignored, disbelieved, or met with the constant refrain that the SBC could take no action due to its polity (structure) regarding church autonomy ...”

Findings of a nearly 300-page report chronicling how leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention have consistently hid reports of abuse and avoided liability.

may 24, 2022

“Yes. That’s the commitment we made.”

Pres. Biden on whether the U.S. would militarily defend Taiwan if needed — a much more direct response than usual about American policy in the region.

may 23, 2022

“Infected persons will have to go into contact isolation until the injuries have healed.”

Belgium announcing a first-of-its-kind quarantine for those testing positive for monkeypox — after the virus usually found in certain African countries emerged in 12 other countries.

may 23, 2022

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