Laurie Roberts: A year ago, Congress rolled back an Obama-era rule aimed at barring some of the mentally ill from buying guns. Here's how Arizona's delegation voted. Given America’s latest heartbreak – in which a clearly troubled young man grabbed his trusty AR-15 and massacred 17 people – it seems a good time to recall that it was this time last year that our leaders in Washington were voting to make it easier for some of the mentally ill to get guns.
Not content with simply shutting you out when it comes to knowing who is trying to buy elections, now Arizona’s leaders are hoping to shut you out when it comes to who you can vote for. A committee of the Arizona Legislature this week approved a bill that would strip citizens of the power to nominate candidates for the U.S. Senate. Instead, the power would go to…It seems are leaders are not happy that Sens.
Laurie Roberts: The fact that Nikolas Cruz could legally buy a gun should shock the nation. Here’s what we know about the 19-year-old arrested on suspicion that he executed 17 people at Florida high school:He’d been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for disciplinary problems after repeated suspensions. This, after being barred from bringing a backpack on campus because of fears that he might be carrying a gun.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".