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One person was killed and 14 others were injured Thursday in a shooting at a Kroger grocery store in Collierville, Tenn., near Memphis, the town's spokesperson Jennifer Casey said, per CNN.

What they're saying: "I've been involved in [police work] for 34 years and I have never seen anything like [this]," Police Chief Dale Lane said at a press conference.

  • "The entire Kroger family offers our thoughts, prayers and support to the individuals and families of the victims during this difficult time," a Kroger spokesperson said in a statement, per CNN.

Why it matters: Thursday's incident is the 517th mass shooting of 2021, per the Gun Violence Archive. The archive defines a mass shooting as having four or more people shot or killed.

  • Last year, the Gun Violence Archive recorded 600 mass shootings compared with 417 from 2019.

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Oct 26, 2021 - Podcasts

Battle over state gun laws

Firearms purchases have spiked in the U.S. over the last year, and the FBI conducted more than 39 million firearm background checks in 2020. Meanwhile, states have either passed major gun safety laws or gun rights laws. Could there be federal action on gun control in the near future?

Axios Re:Cap talks with Axios’ politics reporter Stef Kight on state gun laws.

Texas House probes school library books dealing with race and sexuality

Photo: Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images

Texas state Rep. Matt Krause (R), chair of the Texas House Committee on General Investigating, announced Wednesday that he's initiating a probe into schools' library books, according to a letter sent to the state's education agency and other superintendents.

Why it matters: The probe focuses on books that discuss race, sexuality, or "make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress because of their race or sex," Krause wrote in the letter.

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Iran agrees to resume Vienna nuclear talks in November

Ali Bagheri (R) with Enrique Mora in Tehran on Oct. 14. Photo: Iranian Foreign Ministry handout via Getty

Iran's new chief nuclear negotiator said following a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday that Iran would resume negotiations in Vienna before the end of November, with the exact date to be set next week.

Why it matters: The Vienna talks have been frozen since Iran's new hardline president, Ebrahim Raisi, was elected in June. This is the most direct commitment from Raisi's government to return to the negotiating table.