Leading Monday morning’s news cycle is the horrific mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in which 26 people were killed on Sunday. Three of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history have happened during the past year and a half, according to HuffPost. President Donald Trump said at a press event in Tokyo on Monday morning that the cause of the shooting "isn’t a guns situation." "This is a mental health problem at the highest level," Trump said, according to CNN. "It’s a very, very sad event."
Papa John’s to Nazis: Don’t buy our pizza. After being labelled the official pizza brand of the far right by neo-Nazis, Papa John’s issued a statement this weekend saying, "We do not want these individuals or groups to buy our pizza." Last week, Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter blamed poor third-quarter sales on weak leadership by the NFL in response to anthem protests, an excuse other pizza brands made the object of fun on social media.
From the Paradise Papers: Two Russian state institutions made investments in Facebook and Twitter via a business associate of White House aide and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, according to revelations from the Paradise Papers detailed by The Guardian. Meanwhile, a new analysis of Twitter data by The Wall Street Journal showed Russian support of Trump began much earlier than suspected. Also: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is pushing back against allegations he did not disclose Putin-tied business interests.
Anti-opioid push lacks funding. The big problem with the federal government’s just-unveiled anti-opioid-abuse campaign is that it lacks needed funding, according to The Hill. Experts said hundreds of millions of dollars would be needed to back the anti-addiction advertising push.
Cowboys flagged for excessive celebration. The Dallas Cowboys’ social media staff got a little ahead of itself after the team’s 28-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday afternoon, posting a tweet with the taunt "not in Kansas anymore" after the game. The Chiefs, of course, play in Kansas City, Missouri, not Kansas City, Kansas.
So the Cowboys deleted this after realizing the Chiefs are not from Kansas, good job everyone pic.twitter.com/fHdR0f0G7V— Tom Martin (@TomKCTV5) November 6, 2017