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By The Associated Press | Updated - Aug 6th, 2019 @ 9:41pm | Posted - Aug 5th, 2019 @ 10:41pm



DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Two days after hundreds of people at a vigil chanted "Do Something," Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has called for expanded gun laws. DeWine had been attending a Sunday vigil for victims of the mass shooting in Dayton. The FBI is investigating the case. In Texas, some Democrats are calling for President Donald Trump to stay away from El Paso, where authorities are investigating a racist screed and its connection to the suspect in the massacre at a Walmart store.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday will bring a message aimed at national unity and healing to the sites of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. But the words he offers will be complicated by his own incendiary, anti-immigrant rhetoric that mirrors language linked to one of the shooters. White House officials say the president and first lady will salute first responders and spend time with mourning families and survivors.

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The family of the Ohio shooter and his sister who was among the nine killed has released a statement saying they are devastated, and cooperating with law enforcement's investigation. The family offered "their most heartfelt prayers and condolences" to the victims killed by 24-year-old Connor Betts, who opened fire early Sunday in Dayton's Oregon entertainment district. Twenty-two-year-old Megan Betts was killed by her brother.

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison was a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," "Song of Solomon" and other works transformed American letters. She has died at age 88. Few authors rose in such rapid, spectacular style. She was nearly 40 when her first novel, "The Bluest Eye," was published. By her early 60s, after just six novels, she had become the first black woman to receive the Nobel literature prize.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly developed, short-range ballistic missiles intended to send a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military exercises. An analyst says North Korea's decision to fly the missiles over the capital indicate confidence in the missiles' reliability. The launches Tuesday were North Korea's fourth round of weapons demonstrations in two weeks.

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