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British lawmaker Jo Cox killed in shooting, had campaigned against leaving EU

British lawmaker Jo Cox killed in shooting, had campaigned against leaving EU

A member of Parliament and rising star in Britain’s Labor Party was shot and stabbed outside a library Thursday in northern England, an act of gun violence rarely seen in a country where few use – or even own – firearms.

The fatal attack on Jo Cox sent shock waves through a country that has strict gun control laws and where gun-related homicides are infrequent. The last member of Parliament to die violently was Ian Gow, who was killed more than a quarter of a century ago when a pipe bomb planted by the Irish Republican Army blew up his car.

Cox, 41, was a former aid worker with a deep sense of social justice and had spoken in support of the refugees and...

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