FBI counts 61 ‘active shooter’ incidents last year, up 52% from 2020 and about double each of the three previous years, according to the FBI.
A law enforcement official says all those killed at a Texas elementary school were in the same classroom. Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Christopher Olivarez tells CNN that all victims were in the same fourth-grade classroom at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.
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Uvalde now enters the horrific list of mass shootings in the US, many of them in schools. They include carnages at Columbine, Colorado, Sandy Hook, Connecticut, and Parkland, Florida, in each of which more than a dozen children, including toddlers and pre-teens, have been murdered.
Joe Biden indicated that he would use military force to defend Taiwan if it were ever attacked by China, dispensing with the “strategic ambiguity” traditionally favoured by US presidents and repeating even more unequivocally statements that his staff tried to walk back in the past. Biden also suggested that he would be willing to go …
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday said that Quad is “not just a passing fad but it means business,” asserting that the four leaders of the grouping are here to get things done for the region and that he is proud of what they are building together.
Stressing that Washington would stand with its “close domestic partners” to push for a free and open Indo-Pacific region, Biden said: “Russia’s assault of Ukraine only heightens the importance of those goals of fundamental principles of international order, territorial integrity and sovereignty.”
In the last moments of a news conference in Tokyo on Monday, Biden answered affirmatively that the United States would defend Taiwan militarily if it is attacked by China, which claims the self-governing democracy as its own. But both a White House official and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin swiftly said that US policy had not …