Chinese officials punished for covering up true scale of deadly floods

Dozens of Chinese officials have been punished over their response to devastating floods that killed hundreds last July, pictured here, in Zhengzhou, China, on July 23, 2021 after a government investigation found authorities had under-reported deaths and deliberately withheld information. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images) Dozens of Chinese officials have been punished over their response to devastating floods that killed hundreds last July, pictured here, in Zhengzhou, China, on July 23, 2021 after a government investigation found authorities had under-reported deaths and deliberately withheld information. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

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Gunman kills at least 19 children at Texas elementary school

An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres. The attacker was killed by law enforcement.

A woman cries as she leaves the Uvalde Civic Center, Tuesday May 24, 2022, after a mass shooting at a Texas school. (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

U.S. senator begs for gun compromise after Texas shooting

Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, who came to Congress representing Sandy Hook, begged his colleagues to finally pass legislation addressing the nation's gun violence problem as the latest school shooting unfolded Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas.

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