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Bipartisan condemnation of Trump...Islamic State weapons...Serious matter for Jon Stewart

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 7, 2015 at 10:51 p.m.



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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump's call for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" is being called "unhinged," un-American, and "unconstitutional." And those views are from some of his GOP rivals and other Republicans. Religious groups condemning the proposal include the Southern Baptist Convention.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The head of the FBI's Los Angeles office says investigators have concluded that the two shooters who carried out last week's massacre in San Bernardino, California, had been radicalized "for quite some time." The husband and wife had also taken target practice at gun ranges. Authorities say the two assault rifles used in the attack had been legally purchased by an old friend of Syed Farook. It's still unclear how the couple got the weapons.

BEIRUT (AP) — An international human rights group says the Islamic State group is committing war crimes with a "vast and varied" arsenal it obtained in part from Iraq. A report by Amnesty International blames Iraq for reckless arms trading and a poorly regulated flow of weapons. The report also faults a lack of oversight following the 2003 invasion, when the United State spent billions of dollars arming and training Iraqi security forces.

DENVER (AP) — The man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado asked at least one person in a nearby shopping center for directions to the facility before opening fire. That's according to a law enforcement official who spoke with The Associated Press. A second law enforcement official says Robert Lewis Dear assembled propane tanks around a vehicle and brought at least 10 guns to the clinic. He's to be charged this week.

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Jon Stewart has returned to "The Daily Show" but it was for a serious cause. Stewart was a guest on the "Daily Show with Trevor Noah" on Monday night. He is personally leading the fight to get Congress to renew a law that provides health benefits for first responders who became ill after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Some Republicans oppose permanent extension of the law, saying it needs periodic review.

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