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A memorial outside the Robb Elementary School in Texas.

‘Chaos’: How 400 police failed to stop Texas school shooting

The first report into the mass shooting in May found police failed to prioritise saving innocent lives over their own safety.

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  • Jake Bleiberg and Paul J. Weber

This Month

Terrified parade-goers fled Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade after shots were fired, leaving behind their belongings as they sought safety.

Six dead, 24 wounded at Chicago-area July 4 parade

Police urged people to shelter in place as they searched for the suspect, who probably fired from a rooftop.

  • Michael Tarm, Kathleen Foody and Roger Schneider


Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw revealed new details.

Texas police ‘wrong’ for not breaking into Uvalde classroom sooner

Police made the “wrong decision” to wait nearly an hour before entering the classroom to confront the 18-year-old gunman, said Texas Department of Public Safety director Colonel Steven McCraw.

  • Brad Brooks and Gabriella Borter
President Joe Biden speaks about the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

‘We have to act,’ Biden urges after school massacre

‘Sick and tired’ US president calls for new restrictions on firearms after a gunman opens fire at a Texas school, killing 19 children.

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  • Acacia Coronado and Jim Vertuno
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Rupert Murdoch urged to end Fox’s ‘great replacement’ rhetoric

The top US Senate Democrat called on the company’s chairman to end the promotion of “false white nationalist, far-right conspiracy theories” on Fox News.

  • Steven T. Dennis and Ella Ceron


There have been reports of a shooting at a New York subway station.

Gunman opens fire on Brooklyn subway

A man with a gas mask reportedly opened fire in a morning rush hour attack that left wounded commuters bleeding on a train platform and police swarming the scene.

  • Brandon Sapienza and Fola Akinnibi

March 2021

One of the massage parlours where a gunman killed people in Atlanta.

‘Horrific’: Hate crime fears as six Asian women shot dead in Atlanta

US police say a 21-year-old man who killed eight people in a shooting rampage in Atlanta said he had a sex addiction and that the crimes were not racially motivated.

  • Kate Brumback

November 2020

President Alexander Van der Bellen and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz lay a wreath in Vienna the day after a deadly shooting spree.

Vienna reels from a rare terrorist attack

The gunman, who killed four people and wounded 23, had been arrested for trying to join ISIS, raising questions about whether he should have been closely watched.

  • Katrin Bennhold, Melissa Eddy and Christopher F. Schuetze
At least two civilians were killed Vienna as the centre prepared to go into a coroanvirus lockdown.

'Repulsive terrorist attack': Three dead in Vienna

Three people have died after multiple gunmen opened fire across central Vienna on Monday, and at least one attacker remained on the run after what Chancellor Sebastian Kurz described as a "repulsive terrorist attack".

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  • Francois Murphy

August 2020

Christchurch mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant arrives for his sentencing hearing at Christchurch High Court on August 26, 2020 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life without parole

Australian gunman Brenton Harrison Tarrant has been given the maximum available sentence after killing 51 worshippers at two NZ mosques in 2019.

  • Nick Perry

January 2020

A memorial to commemorate the 26 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims - 20 children and six adults - on the one year anniversary of the shooting rampage in 2013.

Sandy Hook families replay a tragedy in court

Victims' families have been battling false claims that they were actors in a government-backed hoax aimed at confiscating Americans' firearms.

  • Elizabeth Williamson

December 2019

The incident occurred at a teaching hospital in Ostrava.

Gunman kills six at Czech hospital before shooting himself

Czech police said the man opened fire in a hospital waiting room in the eastern city of Ostrava before killing himself in a car several hours later.

October 2019

Police officers respond to the shooting at Halle.

Two killed in shooting in eastern German city of Halle

Media reports suggested the shooting took place in front of a synagogue, and that a hand grenade was also thrown into a Jewish cemetery.

August 2019

The AustCyber chief says the government already has a more collaborative, legislated way to take down hateful web content.

Tech industry warned to self-regulate hate speech

After online forum 8Chan was used by another mass shooter in El Paso, the tech sector is being told to police itself better or face the wrath of authoritarian politicians.

  • Lucas Baird
The ‘Trump may have a bad personality, but he’s good for the economy’ rationale is in retreat as Americans contemplate a return to decency.

America has changed but will Donald Trump?

The ‘Trump may have a bad personality, but he’s good for the economy’ rationale is in retreat as Americans contemplate a return to decency.

  • Andrew Clark
Trump arrives in Ohio.

Trump uses a day of healing to stoke discord

President Donald Trump didn't do much comforting. He attacked the mayor of Dayton, where nine people died, and then tore into El Paso native son Beto O'Rourke.

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  • Michael Shear, Michael Crowley, Maggie Haberman and Mitch Smith
President Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive at El Paso International Airport to meet people affected by the mass shooting.

Meet President Donald Trump, America's nihilist-in-chief

Trump and mass shooters have this in common: it does not matter if you are heel or hero, so long as you are the star.

  • Ross Douthat
A Bush Master AR15 assault rifle, one similar to that used in recent mass killings in the USA.

Trump mentioned background checks, NRA tells him 'No way'

After the weekend gun killings of 31 people, President Trump said he was looking at background checks; that idea just got torpedoed by America's powperful gun lobby.

Locals Leilani Hebben and her mother Anabel visit the scene of the weekend's mass hooting in El Paso, Texas.

Trump tweets, stays out of sight for hours after shootings

While connecting 'hate' and mental illness to the shootings, Trump made no direct mention of gun laws. He also ignored questions about the anti-immigration language in a manifesto written by the El Paso shooter.

  • Jonathan Lemire
US Customs and Border Protection officers gather near the scene of the El Paso shooting.

US Democrats back gun limits after shooting

Bernie Sanders: "All over the world, people are looking at the United States and wondering what is going on?"

  • Michelle Price and Kathleen Ronanye