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Beto O'Rourke (right) crashed Gov. Greg Abbott's press conference to ask "When are we going to do something?" about gun violence.

The former presidential candidate was escorted from the room after he confronted Gov. Abbott during an emotional press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Gov. Abbott had explained how a teenage gunman barged into Robb Elementary School through a back door and barricaded himself inside a fourth grade classroom before opening fire on more than two dozen innocent children.

The 18-year-old gunman had shot his grandmother in the face at her home. She was able to run across the street for help. She is currently in critical condition in an area hospital.

19 children and two teachers died in the aftermath of the shooting inside two adjoining classrooms. The shooter was killed by an elite tactical Border Patrol agent who broke through the barricade.

O'Rourke confronted Abbott after the governor passed the mic to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. "When are you going to do something?" O'Rourke yelled.

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"You should get his ass out of here!" said Uvalde, Texas, Mayor Don McLaughlin (at far left). "This isn't the place to talk this over," he added.

"Sir, you're out of line! Please leave this auditorium," McLaughlin told O'Rourke.

O'Rourke, who is running for governor of Texas, was surrounded by law enforcement officers as he continued shouting at Gov. Abbott.

Mayor McLaughlin called O'Rourke a "sick son of a bitch!"

"It's only as*holes like you. Why don't you get out of here," McLaughlin yelled, as O'Rourke continued shouting at Abbott.

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Atlanta police investigators are "getting closer" to making an arrest in the unsolved Piedmont Park stabbing case.

Police have been "working diligently" to solve the brutal murder of Katherine Janness and her dog Bowie who were found savagely stabbed inside the park in July.

The medical examiner's report stated Janness was stabbed 50 times and the word "FAT" was carved into her torso.

She died from "sharp force injuries of her face, neck, and torso that" ruptured internal blood vessels. Police say the killer spent time with her body.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 4, Atlanta police assured the public they are working diligently and "getting closer" to arresting Janness's killer.

According to CBS46, investigators are "combing through physical and electronic evidence that could help crack the case."

Atlanta police are renewing calls for possible witnesses who were in the park that night.

The press conference was welcome news to Atlantans who are afraid to jog in Piedmont Park after dark until the killer is in custody.

The APD stressed that Janness' murder case has not gone cold.

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The Biden administration plans to mail 500 million free Coronavirus test kits to every home as Omicron "cases" surge.

Pres. Joe Biden plans to hold a press conference around 1 p.m. EST Tuesday to explain his plan to curb the spread of the latest coronavirus variant.

According to press reports, Biden will not mention lockdowns or new restrictions, but he is going ahead with plans to distribute half a billion test kits.

The number of Covid-19 "cases" are expected to rise dramatically once the kits are distributed.

Biden will also deploy more federal health resources to aid strained hospitals, according to the Washington Post.

Rumors spread over the weekend that Biden planned to announce more lockdowns to stop the spread of the mild Omicron variant.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters there will be no lockdowns. She said Biden will be "direct and clear with the American people about the benefits of being vaccinated, the steps we're going to take to ... increase testing, and the risks posed to unvaccinated individuals."

"We know how to protect people from severe illness," the White House said in a statement previewing the speech. "We have the tools needed to do it."

The White House previously warned that unvaccinated people -- who have managed to survive Covid for 2 years -- will face death or severe illness this winter due to the mild Omicron variant.
 
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Naomi Osaka plans to skip press conferences at the upcoming French Open, citing mental health of the athletes.

In a lengthy social media post, Naomi said some sports reporters disregard the mental health of players after a tough loss.

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Naomi said she will skip press conferences and pay the hefty fines ($20,000), which she hopes will go towards a mental health charity.

"Hey everyone -

Hope you're all doing well, I'm writing this to say I'm not going to do any press during Roland Garros. I've often felt that people have no regard for athletes mental health and this rings true whenever I see a press conference or partake in one.

We're often sat there and asked questions that we've been asked multiple times before or asked questions that bring doubt into our minds and I'm just not going to subject myself to people that doubt me. I've watched many clips of athletes breaking down after a loss in the press room and I know you have as well.

I believe that whole situation is kicking a person while they're down and I don't understand the reasoning behind it. Me not doing press is nothing personal to the tournament and a couple journalists have interviewed me since I was young so I have a friendly relationship with most of them.

However, if the organizations think that they can just keep saying, 'do press or you're gonna be fined,' and continue to ignore the mental health of the athletes that are the centerpiece of their cooperation then I just gotta laugh.

Anyways, I hope the considerable amount that I get fined for this will go towards a mental health charity.
xoxo."

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President Trump rebuked an NBC News reporter who asked him what he would say to "scared" Americans during a coronavirus press briefing at the White House on Friday.

Trump called NBC News' Peter Alexander "a terrible reporter" after he asked the president to calm Americans who were scared of catching the coronavirus.

"I'd say that you're a terrible reporter. That's what I'd say," Trump responded. "I think it's a very nasty question and I think it's a very bad signal that you're putting out to the American people. The American people are looking for answers and they're looking for hope, and you're doing sensationalism..." said Trump.

When Alexander tried to get a word in, Trump cut him off and scolded the reporter for sensationalizing the news.. "Let me just tell you something, that's really bad reporting. And you ought to get back to reporting instead of sensationalism."

The verbal exchange came after Trump touted a malaria drug as a coronavirus "cure" -- a treatment that top government scientists have said is not proven or tested yet.

The antimalarial drug Chloroquine was administered to people infected with Covid-19 with good results.

Chloroquine was administered to AIDS patients in the 1990s and it was also given to patients during the SARS outbreak a decade later.

Chloroquine works by limiting the virus' capability to replicate itself inside the human cell. But it is not a cure and the harsh side effects means it's not for everyone.
 

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