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Ten events most likely to hit the headlines in 2018

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-01-03 10:54

9. Domestic worries: Gun violence in the US

A woman leaves flowers at a makeshift memorial on the Las Vegas Strip for victims of the Route 91 Music Festival mass shooting next to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, Oct 3, 2017. [Photo/Agencies]

A horrifying shooting incident happened at a music festival on Oct 1 outside a Las Vegas casino, , causing 59 deaths and 527 injuries. The US lowered the flag to half-mast to mourn the victims after the incident.

The incident triggered another discussion on gun control, which remains a thorny issue in the US. The Second Amendment of the US Constitution, NRA lobbying, the growth of homegrown terrorism and a president who advocates gun ownership rights all play roles in the debate.

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