Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Senate passes on gun control, a false Idaho refugee story and morning headlines

Posted By on Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 9:19 AM



No surprise
In the wake of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, the U.S. Senate failed to advance four gun control measures yesterday. (New York Times)

Power of social media
There's a story circulating the internet that claims young Syrian refugees raped a young girl at knifepoint in Twin Falls, Idaho. One little problem, says the Twin Falls County prosecutor: It's not true. In fact, two boys — from Sudan and Iraq — did incite a 7-year-old boy to act inappropriately with a young girl, but they were not refugees, because no refugees have been resettled in the area. (Spokesman-Review)

Land-use agreement
Spokane County has signed an agreement that keeps its urban growth boundary that was drawn in 2013 by county commissioners. But the agreement also means commissioners will accept population growth estimates below original estimates. (Spokesman-Review

Trump campaign lagging
Donald Trump, it turns out, wants more money. His campaign started June with $1.3 million on hand, far short of the $42 million Hillary Clinton had. Trump acknowledged today that he has struggled to rally fellow Republicans, saying "it would be nice to have full verbal support from people in office." (Associated Press)

Southern California fires
A heat wave has hit southern California, and two fires have spread in the area that have caused thousands of residents to flee their homes. (Los Angeles Times)

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