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Headlines: CHP Shootout At King Taco; How To Donate To Uvalde Families

8:42 AM PDT on May 25, 2022

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    Welcome to L.A. TACO’s daily news briefs, where we bring our loyal members, readers, and supporters the latest headlines about Los Angeles politics and culture. Stay informed and look closely.

    —Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas senator Ted Cruz are reportedly scheduled to attend the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Houston, just days after 19 children and two adults were shot and murdered at an elementary school in their state. [NBC]

    —There are more places to buy a gun in the United States than there are Starbucks, McDonald's, and supermarkets combined. [Indy100]

    —Here are the 50 senators that received the most in donations from the NRA. Ranked. [Brady United]

    —Firearms have become the leading cause of death for children in the United States. [NPR]

    —A donation hub has been set-up for the families of yesterday's appalling shooting massacre in Uvalde, Texas. [GoFundMe]

    — California Highway Patrol officers were reportedly ambushed and fired upon outside of the King Taco on 3rd Street in East L.A. at yesterday. A suspect was shot and taken to the hospital while another is still being sought. [NBC; StillBrazy]

    —Four L.A. teens are wanted for suspected involvement in an April stabbing in South L.A. that left one man dead. [KTLA]

    —The UC system has agreed to pay a nearly $700 million settlement to the hundreds of alleged victims of former UCLA gynecologist James Heaps. [LAT]

    —A case of Monkeypox, likely California's first, was identified in Sacramento this week. [NBC]

    —Elon Musk has filed plans to open some kind of Tesla restaurant in West Hollywood. [Eater]

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