O’Rourke Faces Emotional School Shooting Question in Iowa

"Thank you so much for your question and the way that you asked it."

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NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke visited an 8th grade civics class Monday and found students ready with tough questions about school shootings and climate change — and not willing to laugh at the usual campaign trail jokes he uses to make adults chuckle. Tyler Stewart teaches civics at Berg Middle School in Newton, about 30 miles from Des Moines, the Iowa capital. His class includes lessons about voter access, and students…

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