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March for Our Lives calls for gun reform in America
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March for Our Lives calls for gun reform in America

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of the nation’s capital Saturday in support of the youth-led gun reform movement.

The March for Our Lives called on lawmakers to address gun violence and school shootings. The march was organized by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman killed 14 students and 3 teachers last month.

Celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Amal and George Clooney and Stephen Spielberg donated to the cause, but it is the Stoneman Douglas students who have championed discussions and pressed for congressional action on gun control.

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Supporters of senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke cheer during a Democratic watch party following the Texas primary election, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Opinion: Beto won’t beat Ted in senate race

If you never left our little corner of Fort Worth, also known as the “TCU Bubble,” it might seem as though the outcome of the US senate race in Texas has already been decided. Buttons on backpacks, stickers on laptops and cardboard signs in front yards in the surrounding neighborhoods all announce the same conclusion– “Beto for Texas.”

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Beto won’t win Nov. 6. Sorry.

Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic representative of Texas’ 16th congressional district, is riding a new wave of enthusiasm in Texas. The turnout in the recent Democratic primary was up 84 percent higher than the last midterm cycle in 2014 with over 1 million votes– the first time Texas Democrats have reached that figure since 2002.

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