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Donald Trump calls for death penalty for mass murderers

In a speech he gave from the White House following weekend shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, President Donald Trump urged Democrats and Republicans to set aside partisanship and find solutions to violence, and called for the death penalty to be instituted for mass murderers. Mr Trump said "in one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy". He said he wants legislation providing "strong background checks" for gun users but provided scant details and has reneged on previous promises after such shootings. He blamed video games and mental illness for violence but made no mention of more limits on the sales of actual firearms.

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