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Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin dies at age 61
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Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin dies at age 61

Washington CNN  —  US Rep. Donald McEachin, a Virginia Democrat, died Monday, according to a statement from his office. He was 61. “We are all devastated at the passing of our boss and friend, Congressman Donald McEachin,” Tara Rountree, his chief of staff, said in the statement. “Valiantly, for years now, we have watched him fight and triumph over the secondary effects of his colorectal cancer from 2013. Tonight, he lost that battle, and the people of Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District lost a hero who always, always fought for them and put them first.” “Until a new representative is elected, our office will remain open and continue to serve our constituents,” Rountree said. “The...
Another mass shooting highlights America’s stubborn gun control divide
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Another mass shooting highlights America’s stubborn gun control divide

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Washington CNN  —  America’s shameful tradition of gun violence reared its ugly ahead again Tuesday evening at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia. At least six people were killed in the store, according to local officials, with four more victims in area hospitals. This follows a shooting at the University of Virginia that left three dead less than two weeks ago, and, even more recently, a shooting at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub that left five dead. It’s hard not to view each incident as yet another result of America’s polarized gun debate. Many ...