A gunman executed 9 victims in Oregon, the latest massacre in an endless series, as the crusade for guns without limits leads to shootings that know no bounds.
Our own airstrike made senseless victims of staff and patients of Doctors Without Borders, a sad testament that American violence isn't just a tragedy on our own soil.
As the Syrian conflict intensifies, and the refugee crisis reverberates, we're reminded that war in one region has impact all around the globe.
We could be talking the House Speakership, the first Dem debate, or the baseball playoffs. But it's hard to embrace the more enjoyable news in a week of killings without limits, pain with no bounds, and Violence Without Borders.
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