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New Zealand bans weapons like those used in last week's attacks. President Trump continues to criticize John McCain, even though he's deceased. New data paints a dark picture of the opioid epidemic.

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Charlottesville city government was upended after a woman was killed and others injured in a car attack by a white supremacist in 2017. White nationalists had targeted Charlottesville for a "Unite The Right Rally" after the Virginia town decided to take down a Confederate statue, part of its reckoning with a fraught racial history.

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We're following the news of a mass shooting in the Netherlands, about which we have more questions than answers. It took place in Utrecht where three people were killed. Teri Schultz reports.

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President Trump last week vetoed a congressional measure aimed at blocking his national emergency declaration. The next battle over that emergency declaration will likely be in the courts.

Meanwhile, planning for extending the border wall is already happening in Texas' Rio Grande Valley.

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Update From Netherlands Tram Shooting

Mar 18, 2019

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Earlier today, a gunman opened fire on a tram in the Netherlands in the city of Utrecht. The city's mayor says three people are dead. Several others are injured. At this hour, national authorities have said the gunman remains at large.

In February, Pope Francis acknowledged a longstanding dirty secret in the Roman Catholic Church — the sexual abuse of nuns by priests.

It's an issue that had long been kept under wraps, but in the #MeToo era, a #NunsToo movement has emerged, and now sexual abuse is more widely discussed.

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Surf Guitar Legend Dick Dale Dies At 81

Mar 18, 2019

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Sorry to report that the king of surf guitar has died.

(SOUNDBITE OF DICK DALE'S "MISIRLOU")

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At least 49 people are dead following a mass shooting on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Multiple suspects are in custody.

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I want to bring in another voice here. It is Ben Collins, who reports on online extremism for NBC News.

Hi there, Ben.

BEN COLLINS: Hey. How you doing?

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