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The mother of Telemachus Orfanos, one of the 12 people killed Wednesday night in a mass shooting inside a Southern California bar filled with local college students, made an emotional plea for stricter gun control laws after her son’s death. “I have two words: gun control,” Susan Orfanos told BuzzFeed News when reached by phone…

Ventura County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, was the first to arrive at the scene of the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, on Wednesday night. He was accompanied by a California Highway Patrol officer. The officers’ active shooter training meant they knew they…

Dustin Franz / AFP / Getty Images A gunman shouting anti-Semitic statements opened fire inside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday morning, leaving a trail of death and destruction. Inside the large building in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, three different congregations had been meeting for regular Shabbat services. Eleven worshippers didn’t…

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Tom Brokaw is responding to harassment allegations by a former NBC News reporter, calling his accuser a woman with a grudge against the network with no “distinctive credentials or issue passions.” In a letter to NBC News staff that was first obtained by The Hollywood Reporter and confirmed by the Associated Press, Brokaw, 78, wrote how he was…