Biden Pushes for Assault Weapon Ban; Ford Recalls SUVs Following Fires; Missing Cruise Passenger Rescued

Biden Pushes for Assault Weapon Ban

Following mass shootings in Colorado and Virginia this week, President Joe Biden is pushing for a ban on high-powered guns.

“The idea we still allow semi-automatic weapons to be purchased is just sick,” the President said on Thursday. “I’m going to try to get rid of assault weapons.”

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Ford Recalls SUVs Following Fires

Ford has issued a recall for 520,000 Ford Escape and Bronco Sport SUVs in the US. According to reports from the company and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, cracks in the vehicles’ fuel lines could cause fires to break out under the hood of the cars.

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Missing Cruise Passenger Rescued

A man who vanished off the Carnival Valor just hours after leaving New Orleans has been rescued. According to the US Coast Guard, the 28-year-old passenger was pulled from the Gulf of Mexico around 20 miles south of Southwest Pass, LA.

“We are beyond grateful that this case ended with a positive outcome,” said Lt. Seth Cross, a Sector New Orleans search and rescue mission coordinator. “It took a total team effort from Coast Guard watchstanders, response crews, and our professional maritime partners operating in the Gulf of Mexico to locate the missing individual and get him to safety.”

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