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August 26, 2018
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A gunman opened fire at a Madden 19 tournament at the GLHF Game Bar in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday, killing two people and then himself, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said. The gunman was tentatively identified as David Katz, a 24-year-old from Baltimore who took part in the gaming tournament.

Williams said nine other people were wounded by gunfire, and all of them were in stable condition Sunday evening. He also told civilians to stay away from the Jacksonville Landing entertainment complex, where the shooting took place, and asked that if anyone has any additional information or video, to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. The event was being livestreamed when the shooting started.

This is a breaking news story and has been updated throughout. Catherine Garcia

August 23, 2018
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Australia's Liberal Party forced out Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday, and he'll be replaced by Scott Morrison, the current treasurer.

Morrison, Turnbull's preferred candidate, received 45 votes in an internal Liberal Party contest on Friday, with Peter Dutton, the former home affairs minister, receiving 40 votes. Conservatives in the party have said they do not think Turnbull is far enough to the right, and his poll numbers are low. It's been more than 10 years since an Australian prime minister has served an entire term. Catherine Garcia

August 21, 2018
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On Tuesday, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and his wife and former campaign manager, Margaret, were indicted on charges of wire fraud, falsifying records, campaign finance violations, and conspiracy.

The Justice Department has spent more than a year investigating the Hunters. The are accused of misusing $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses and filing false campaign finance records. Several charges on a campaign credit card have come under scrutiny, including dental work and airline fare for his family's pet rabbit. Hunter has maintained his innocence, and said any charges were accidental.

Federal Election Commission records show that after Hunter was questioned about money spent on video games in 2016, he reimbursed his campaign account $65,000, CNN reports. The Hunters are set to be arraigned Thursday morning in San Diego. Catherine Garcia

August 20, 2018
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Taliban militants stopped three buses driving through Kunduz province on Monday and abducted more than 100 passengers, including women and children, Afghan authorities said.

Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, head of a provincial council in Kunduz, told The Associated Press he believes the fighters were trying to find government employees or members of the security forces on the buses. The area where they were abducted is controlled by the Taliban.

Abdul Rahman Aqtash, a police chief in Takhar province, said the passengers were from Takhar and Badakhshan, and headed to Kabul. On Sunday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he would be open to a ceasefire with the Taliban through the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha. Catherine Garcia

July 31, 2018
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U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday afternoon to block the release of blueprints to make 3D-printed plastic guns.

In June, the government reached a settlement with Texas-based Defense Distributed, allowing the company to start posting blueprints for the guns online Wednesday. On Monday, eight Democratic attorneys general filed a lawsuit to halt the settlement, saying that being able to print guns is a public safety risk. Catherine Garcia

July 26, 2018
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President Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, claims that Trump knew in advance of the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr. and Russians who promised to deliver damaging information on Hillary Clinton, people with knowledge of the situation told CNN.

They also told CNN Cohen is willing to share this information with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Cohen says he was one of several people with Trump when Trump Jr. informed him of the offer, and Trump said he should go ahead with the meeting. Since news of the meeting broke in the summer of 2017, Trump has denied ever knowing about the meeting in advance. Trump Jr. set up the meeting with a publicist he knew, and it was attended by several Russians, including Kremlin-connected lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

Cohen does not have recordings of the moment when Trump learned about the meeting, CNN reports. Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, told CNN that Cohen is "certainly a source that is not credible." Catherine Garcia

July 25, 2018
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On Wednesday, conservative Republican lawmakers, led by Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Jim Jordan of Ohio, introduced a resolution calling for the impeachment of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

On Twitter, Meadows accused the Department of Justice of hiding information from Congress and "defying multiple congressional subpoenas. We have had enough." Congressional allies of President Trump have claimed Rosenstein is keeping documents from lawmakers and not being transparent about his handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, which the Justice Department denies. There will not be a vote on the resolution before the House leaves for a five-week recess on Thursday. Catherine Garcia

July 23, 2018
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On Monday, the Senate confirmed Robert Wilkie, previously an undersecretary at the Pentagon, as the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

He was confirmed with an 86-9 vote, and has been the acting secretary since President Trump's last nominee, Adm. Ronny Jackson, withdrew from consideration. The VA is the second largest federal agency, behind the Department of Defense, and has a staffing shortage, with the VA inspector general announcing in June the agency has more than 2,300 vacancies. Catherine Garcia

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