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Biden to visit Uvalde, Texas and meet with victims’ families

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Uvalde, Texas on Sunday to meet with the families of victims of Tuesday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 21 dead, including 19 children. The massacre was the deadliest school shooting since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. The White House said the Bidens would “grieve with the community that lost 21 lives in the horrific” shooting. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the president would meet with the community and religious leaders and victims’ families. Biden called on lawmakers to “stand up to the gun lobby” in remarks Tuesday following the shooting. “I had hoped when I became president, I would not have to do this again. Another massacre,” Biden added. “Beautiful, innocent second, third and fourth graders.”

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