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The Daily 202: 10 ways politics may — or may not — change after the Las Vegas shooting – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve THE BIG IDEA: The horror in Las Vegas may not dramatically change the debate about guns. But the response to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, which has left at least 59 dead and hundreds more wounded, reveals a great deal about our politics. Here are 10 takeaways: 1. No new gun laws will pass. The National Rifle Association deserves more credit than any…

How the New Math of Gerrymandering Works – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Making matters worse for the Republicans: The efficiency gap isn’t great at measuring the one big Democratic geography advantage: Hispanic districts. Here, the Democrats’ advantage is that they can translate votes to seats at an efficient rate, thanks to the extremely low turnout-to-population ratio of Hispanic areas, which, for good measure, are not always overwhelmingly Democratic. The efficiency gap, if anything, gets this backward. It’s measuring wasted votes, after all,…

Tragedies to test Trump as nation’s comforter – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

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The Las Vegas Shooting Victims: Beyond the Names – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Photo Mourners gathered for a vigil at City Hall in Las Vegas on Monday. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times Read the latest on the Las Vegas shooting with Tuesday’s live updates. The evening had begun in celebration. Thousands gathered for another night of song at the long-anticipated country music festival. Some had driven or flown to Las Vegas for the three days of shows from faraway places — Tennessee,…

Tom Petty, ‘distinctively American’ rocker, dies aged 66 – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Veteran U.S. rocker Tom Petty, whose vibrant guitar riffs, distinctly raw, nasal vocals and slick song lyrics graced such hits as “Refugee,” “Free Fallin’” and “American Girl,” has died following a heart attack. He was 66. Petty suffered cardiac arrest and was found unconscious at his home in Malibu early on Monday morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived, his…

Gunman’s Vantage Point and Preparations Opened the Way for Mass Slaughter – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Video Las Vegas Shooting: What Can We Learn From the Sound of Gunfire? A New York Times reporter — and Marine veteran — analyzes the barrage that left at least 59 dead. By THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF and DAVID BOTTI on Publish Date October 2, 2017. . Watch in Times Video » From his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Stephen Paddock…

A Burst of Gunfire, a Pause, Then Carnage in Las Vegas That Would Not Stop – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Video Mass Shooting in Las Vegas Dozens of people were killed and hundreds injured when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival near the Mandalay Bay casino. By CAMILLA SCHICK, DAVE HORN and CHRIS CIRILLO on Publish Date October 2, 2017. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images. Watch in Times Video » LAS VEGAS — At first, it sounded like fireworks — a loud, crackling noise. Then the awful…

With threats and taunts, Catalonia and Spain map out their next moves after chaotic vote for independence – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

BARCELONA —  “Now what?”  This is what people on the streets here were asking after more than 2 million Catalans voted overwhelmingly Sunday in a chaotic, violent referendum to declare independence from Spain.  The mood was not jubilation. It was anxiety. On Monday, secessionist leaders prepared to present the results to Catalonia’s regional parliament, which has vowed to move forward with the creation of an independent republic.  But nervous European leaders,…

The mystery of Stephen Paddock — gambler, real estate investor, mass killer – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

He was 64 years old and, to those who knew him, showed no signs of mental illness, extreme political views or an unhealthy interest in guns. He liked to gamble, and had bounced around over the years, living in Southern California, Texas and Nevada. But he seemed to have plenty of money, and had held steady jobs as a mail carrier, accountant, auditor and apartment manager. Stephen Paddock’s last stop…

CBS executive fired after saying Las Vegas victims didn’t deserve sympathy – The Hill

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

CBS fired a legal executive Monday after she wrote on Facebook that she was not “sympathetic” to the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. “I’m actually not even sympathetic [because] country music fans often are Republican gun toters,” former executive Hayley Geftman-Gold wrote. At least 59 people were killed and more than 520 were injured after a gunman opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas on…

Tom Petty, Rock Iconoclast Who Led the Heartbreakers, Dead at 66 – RollingStone.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, died Monday. He was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home Sunday night, according to TMZ, and rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. EMTs were able to find a pulse when they found him, but TMZ reported that the hospital found no brain activity when he arrived. A decision…

CBS fires VP for writing ‘Republican gun toters’ killed in Las Vegas don’t deserve sympathy – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

CBS fired a company lawyer Monday after she criticized victims of the the Las Vegas mass shooting, which claimed the lives of at least 59 people. Hayley Geftman-Gold, who was a vice president and senior legal counsel at CBS in New York, wrote on Facebook that she was “actually not even sympathetic” to the victims of the shooting because “country music fans often are Republican gun toters,” according to Los Angeles Times. She added that…

‘It’s like the wild, wild West’: Nevada’s gun laws are receiving renewed scrutiny after the Las Vegas mass shooting – Business Insider

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers patrol Tropicana Avenue near Las Vegas Boulevard after a mass shooting at a country-music festival nearby on October 2, 2017. Ethan Miller/Getty Images Nevada’s gun laws received added attention after nearly 60 people were killed and more than 500 others injured when a gunman fired rifles from a Las Vegas hotel onto a densely packed crowd of concertgoers across the street. The gunman, whom police…

Portraits of the victims of the Las Vegas shooting – CNN

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

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The Las Vegas shooter had 16 guns. Here’s what we know about them. – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

While much remains unknown about the specific weapons Stephen Paddock fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, killing at least 58 people and injuring potentially hundreds more, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Monday that 17 firearms were found in the hotel room. The sound of gunfire captured on videos recorded during the massacre indicates that Paddock used at least one automatic weapon, a type of firearm that is…

University of Southern California says reports of shots fired – Reuters

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The University of Southern California said on Monday on its Twitter feed that there was no evidence of gunfire on campus and told students to go about normal activities, after earlier reports of possible shots being fired on campus. The Los Angeles Police Department, which conducted a search with campus police, said in a tweet, “We can confirm there’s been no shooting on USC Campus.” The…

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was a high-stakes gambler who kept to himself before massacre – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Before he opened fire late Sunday, killing at least 58 people at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, gunman Stephen Paddock was living out his retirement as a high-stakes gambler in a quiet town outside Las Vegas. Paddock, 64, would disappear for days at a time, frequenting casinos with his longtime girlfriend, neighbors said. Relatives also said Paddock had frequently visited Las Vegas to gamble and take…

Why the debate over gun suppressors isn’t really relevant to what happened in Las Vegas – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Drapes billow out of broken windows at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Monday in Las Vegas. (John Locher/Associated Press) In the wake of Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 58 people dead, the attention of those advocating for stricter gun control laws seized on a current debate in Washington. The Hearing Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), would allow more people…

Catalonia’s Independence Referendum, in Photographs – New York Times

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Catalonia, the restive northeastern region that is Spain’s economic powerhouse, attempted to hold an independence referendum on Sunday. The central government in Madrid, with the support of Spanish courts, said the vote was unconstitutional and did everything it could to prevent it. Hundreds were injured in clashes with the police. Both sides claimed victory after the chaotic voting. The regional government said 90 percent of voters had approved the measure,…

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