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Monday March 13rd, 2023 evening edition

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According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the 3-year-old was able to gain access to the gun and accidentally shot the 4-year-old, who died at the scene.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A 4-year-old girl died after she was accidentally shot by her 3-year-old sister in a Houston-area home, officials say.

The shooting happened Sunday evening at an apartment complex in northwest Harris County, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators believe the two sisters were home in the apartment with five adults, including their mother and stepfather.

The adults believed at least one of them was watching the girls, when they were in fact unsupervised in a bedroom, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

Somehow the 3-year-old got a hold of a loaded semi-automatic pistol and accidentally shot her 4-year-old sister.

"It just seems like another tragic story of a child gaining access to a firearm and hurting someone else. »

Bernie Sanders says Silicon Valley Bank's failure is the 'direct result' of a Trump-era bank regulation policy

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Sen. Bernie Sanders has blamed a Trump-era banking law for the Silicon Valley Bank's failure.

The failure of Silicon Valley Bank is a direct result of an absurd 2018 bank deregulation bill signed by Donald Trump that I strongly opposed," Sanders wrote in a statement on Sunday.

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank has now become the largest bank failure in the US since the 2008 financial crisis. »

Brendan Fraser wins best actor Oscar for The Whale

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Brendan Fraser has won the best actor Oscar for The Whale at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

Fraser defeated a field of contenders including Elvis’s Austin Butler and The Banshees of Inisherin’s Colin Farrell.

The role has already won Fraser best actor at the Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice awards, and best actor nominations for the Baftas and Golden Globes (for film drama). »

China's Xi Jinping vows to make military 'great wall of steel' in first speech of new presidential term

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China’s leader Xi Jinping on Monday vowed to bolster national security and build the military into a “great wall of steel,” in the first speech of his precedent-breaking third term as president.

Speaking at the closing of the annual meeting of China’s rubber-stamp parliament, Xi underscored the need to comprehensively modernize national defense and the military.

At the start of his speech Monday, Xi thanked the delegates for his reappointment. »