'This moment is different': Mathew McConaughey urges leaders to address gun violence in honor of Uvalde victims

WASHINGTON – Hollywood actor Mathew McConaughey on Tuesday used the megaphone of the

McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas, the town where 19 children and two teachers were massacred at an elementary school last month.

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Biden has signaled he will support legislation that can pass the narrowly divided Senate,

On Monday, The Austin American-Statesman, published an essay by McConaughey calling on leaders to make

His wife, Camilla, held in her lap a pair of green, high-top Converse sneakers,