Tag: Dayton (Ohio)

‘American Factory’ Review: The New Global Haves and Have-Nots

“The most important thing is not how much money we earn,” the Chinese billionaire Cao Dewang says in “American Factory” soon before we see him on a private jet. What’s important, he says, are Americans’ views toward China and its people. In 2016, Cao opened a division of Fuyao, his global auto-glass manufacturing company, in […]

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A Call With the President Gets the N.R.A. Results

WASHINGTON — President Trump spent at least 30 minutes on the phone Tuesday with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, the latest conversation in an aggressive campaign by gun rights advocates to influence the White House in the weeks since the back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. The call ended […]

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Americans Told Us How Their Lives Have Been Torn Apart By Gun Violence

As the U.S. was still reeling from back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, we started asking Americans from different generations and walks of life how gun violence in the country has impacted them personally. Then, on Wednesday night, an armed man shot six police officers in north Philadelphia during an eight-hour […]

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Dayton Gunman Was Obsessed With Mass Shootings, Police Say

The gunman in last week’s massacre in Dayton, Ohio, texted his sister and another victim minutes before the shooting, the Dayton Police Department said in a news conference on Tuesday. The police also said the gunman was obsessed with mass shootings, but they declined to say what motivated the attack. With the help of extensive […]

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Trump’s Pile of Rubble

WASHINGTON — One of the most totemic pictures of the Obama era was a White House photo showing the president bowing to let a 5-year-old black boy touch his hair. As Jackie Calmes reported in The Times, the boy, the son of a departing National Security Council staffer, had shyly told Barack Obama, “I want […]

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A Common Trait Among Mass Killers: Hatred Toward Women

The man who shot nine people to death last weekend in Dayton, Ohio, seethed at female classmates and threatened them with violence. The man who massacred 49 people in an Orlando nightclub in 2016 beat his wife while she was pregnant, she told authorities. The man who killed 26 people in a church in Sutherland […]

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‘Something Just Keeps Happening’: Dayton Shooting Hit a City Already in Pain

DAYTON, Ohio — First, the Ku Klux Klan came to town. Two days later, tornadoes destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses and obliterated entire neighborhoods in and around the western Ohio city of Dayton. Then this past weekend, a gunman stormed onto a crowded sidewalk in the entertainment district — an area of town typically […]

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Was Trump’s El Paso Visit a Turning Point?

EL PASO — If consoling the nation in a time of desperate need is a vital and yet simple task of the American presidency, Donald J. Trump failed miserably this week. From his flight on Wednesday to Dayton, Ohio, to this sprawling high-desert city on the Mexican border, the 45th occupant of the White House […]

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Trump Visits the Grieving, and Stokes Divisions

DAYTON, Ohio — President Trump began a day set aside for healing in Dayton and El Paso by lashing out against his political rivals and the news media, employing the kind of divisive language that prompted protests in both cities even before he arrived. He mocked Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic candidate for president who once […]

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What Drives People to Mass Shootings?

On Monday morning, President Trump made his first televised statement about the mass murders committed over the weekend in El Paso, Tex., and Dayton, Ohio. He called for action to “stop mass killings before they start,” citing what he said were a number contributing factors: the contagious nature of mass murder; the glorification of violence […]

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Trump to Visit Dayton and El Paso, Creating Mixed Feelings for Residents

WASHINGTON — President Trump will visit Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso on Wednesday in an attempt to deliver a message of national unity and healing to two cities scarred by mass shootings over the weekend and where many grieving residents hold him responsible for inflaming the country’s racial divisions. The president stands accused of embracing […]

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The Nihilist in Chief

What links Donald Trump to the men who massacred innocents in El Paso and Dayton this past weekend? Note that I said both men: the one with the white-nationalist manifesto and the one with some kind of atheist-socialist politics; the one whose ranting about a “Hispanic invasion” echoed Trump’s own rhetoric and the one who […]

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Toledo? Trump Misstates Location of Ohio Massacre

In a televised speech on Monday condemning two mass shootings over the weekend, President Trump mistakenly named the wrong city in Ohio. “May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo,” the president said, referring to a city more than 100 miles away from Dayton, the location of a massacre on Sunday. “May […]

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Two Days, Two Cities, Two Massacres

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher In two days, in two cities — El Paso and Dayton, Ohio — mass shootings have left at least 29 people dead. We look at two stories from one of those attacks. [For an exclusive look […]

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Dayton Shooting Victims Included Gunman’s Own Sister

Ned Peppers would not close for another hour, and the crowd inside the bar and on the outdoor patio early Sunday morning was lively. The line to get inside stretched around the block, and the revelers were black and white, men and women, spanning at least two generations. One was the mother of a newborn, […]

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El Paso and Dayton: Two Days of Gun Massacres in America

To the Editor: Regarding the mass shootings in El Paso, Tex., and Dayton, Ohio (nytimes.com, Aug. 4): We have an epidemic of domestic terrorism, perpetrated largely by young white men motivated by irrational and vague racial fears. These fears have long been legitimized by right-wing media and, especially, the public diatribes of the president. The […]

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Some Democratic Candidates Seek to Link Shootings to Trump

EL PASO — Democratic candidates for president on Sunday reacted strongly to two mass shootings that killed at least 29 people, calling on Congress to act decisively on gun control while denouncing a culture of hatred and white nationalism that some said emanated from the Trump White House. Speaking to CBS News early Sunday, former […]

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Dayton Has Survived Highs and Lows. It Will Survive This.

ImagePolice officers at the scene of a shooting in Dayton, Ohio, where a gunman killed nine people and injured at least 26 before being killed by the police.CreditTom Russo/EPA, via Shutterstock HONG KONG — I left Dayton, Ohio, 42 years ago, and since then I have lived around the world, but I still consider it […]

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