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Students Press Florida Lawmakers On Gun Control

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State Sen. Kathleen Passidomo (R) is working to reschedule because of an appropriations meeting, her aide Jared Willis told HuffPost . She recalled lessons learned about the Second Amendment in her history classes, but said the right to bear arms "does not and will never overpower the individuals right to life and liberty". Read More »

Parkland shooting survivor confronts Donald Trump on gun violence in schools

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Pollack said. "In the elevator, they got a security guard". "I think that's a very negative thing to be talking about". "Legislative proposals that prevent law-abiding adults aged 18-20 years old from acquiring rifles and shotguns effectively prohibits them for purchasing any firearm, thus depriving them of their constitutional right to self-protection", the group said in a statement. Read More »

NRA's Wayne Lapierre Calls For More Protection & Guns At Schools ~ VIDEO

The alleged shooter in South Florida had purchased at least 10 guns, all rifles and shotguns, including the AR-15 used in the massacre, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the probe. LaPierre went on to say that the Democratic party is "now a party infested with saboteurs who don't believe in capitalism, don't believe in the Constitution, don't believe in our freedom and don't believe in America as we know it". Read More »

Ivanka Trump to meet South Korea's Moon on Olympics trip

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Before reaching South Korea , Pence said the United States would soon unveil the "toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever". "We will seek consensus from the worldwide community on the need to create a virtuous cycle, in that improving inter-Korean relations could translate into finding a solution to the North's nuclear problem". Read More »

Texas school district to suspend students protesting gun laws

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Volk and other students drew protest posters in their morning classes, with slogans like "317 Last Year - How Many This Year?" "We're scared", said 17-year-old Molly Hetzel, who is organizing a walkout at Kennebunk High School. He and other students from West Boca High walked out of their school campus to show solidarity with their neighboring peers, some of whom had just embarked on a lobbying trip to Tallahassee. Read More »

The Norwegian Curling Team Should Win Gold For Their Pants

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She won bronze in the event, becoming the oldest alpine skier to win a medal at the Winter Olympics . Starting seventh in the field of 39 racers, Vonn hit speeds of almost 70 miles per hour as she scorched down the mountain. Kildow said he'll be there to watch and he made it clear he thinks he could be watching his daughter compete for quite some time . "It was definitely unexpected", Tennell said of her fall on a triple toe loop, "but things happen". Read More »

McHenry County under flood warning until Wednesday morning

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A mother and her disabled daughter were injured when one twister demolished their mobile home. That could change this week, as there is another system expected at the end of the week, Bishop said . The weather also caused minor power disruptions, business closings and the cancellation of school and other events. Parts of Michigan's Lower Peninsula were seeing flooding and road closures. Read More »

Conservative Backbenchers Remind Theresa May of Vulnerability on Brexit

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Once these wrap up - chief European Union negotiator Michel Barnier has spoken of "substantial" disagreements - negotiations can then begin on Britain's future relationship with the bloc. Last week British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it would be "absurd" if Britain left the bloc but did not "take advantage of the economic freedom it will bring". Read More »

Canada only country to provide platform to Khalistanis, says ex-Indian envoy

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The visit of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to India has been hit by another controversy over a dinner invitation extended to Jaspal Atwal , who is a convicted Khalistani terrorist. Moreover, Modi was not in Delhi when Trudeau arrived. Modi and Trudeau are scheduled to meet Friday in New Delhi at the tail end of his first visit as prime minister to India. Read More »

Right-Wing Conspiracy, Claiming Fla. School Shooting Was FBI Plot, Gains Traction

As David Hogg has become the face of the teenagers' crusade to change gun laws, he has also become the target of conspiracy theorists looking to discredit him. Placed in context, the report was about a much more mundane story: a dispute Hogg and a friend had with a lifeguard about a boogie board. The fact that the father of Graham Hogg, one of the surviving students who has spoken eloquently about the need for gun safety legislation, is a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent ... Read More »

Pennsylvania Republicans Ask US Supreme Court to Block New Congressional Map

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Justice Alito, who oversees emergency applications from Pennsylvania, denied the earlier Republican appeal without formally circulating the request to the full court. Pennsylvania is a hotly contested swing state, and the redistricting is expected to boost Democrats' chances of winning several of the U.S. House seats in the state in November. Read More »

YHS students, staff get OK to join national school walkout March 14

For hours hundreds of middle school and high school students demanded for change. "We are working collaboratively with the city and local law enforcement to develop plans to ensure our students' safety", Gonzales said. Parent Amy Lundy, whose first-grader attends Morikami Park Elementary west of Delray Beach, suggested more locks on doors, security cameras, more police and parent security volunteers in hallways. Read More »

President Trump supports increasing background checks for gun purchases

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His only mentions of the massacre came in tweets Saturday contending the FBI was too focused on the Russian Federation investigation to respond to warnings about the alleged shooter and mocking Democrats for failing to pass gun control. A White House statement said Trump was looking at a bill that would strengthen federal gun background checks. Ella Fesler, a 16-year-old from Alexandria, Virginia, was among the students at a "lie-in" earlier on Tuesday in front of the White House. Read More »

Less health insurance for lower premiums — Trump plan

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DJ Norquist, chief of staff for the CEA, told Business Insider that Johnson's report resembles their offices thinking on the issue. Azar said the Trump administration is committed to working with Congress "to make a system where people can buy the insurance that they want". Read More »

Florida school shooter obtained at least 10 rifles, law enforcement source says

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When Cruz's adoptive mother died of pneumonia at the beginning of November, he was left without parents. The attorneys said the Snapchat incident alerted at least four local agencies - DCF, the Broward Sheriff's Office , the Broward school district and Henderson Behavioral Health, one of the largest mental health providers in the county - that Cruz was in crisis and posed a potential danger to himself and others. Read More »

Florida School Shooting Survivors In State's Capital To Demand Action On Guns

The students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have emerged as the new faces of the gun-control movement. Other signs said , "Kill the NRA , not our kids" and "These kids are braver than the GOP". Guttenberg added, "And tell me you will work with us to do something about guns". "Eagle pride", a member of the school's graduating class of 2012 said in the video. Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018: Bjorgen makes history with 14th Games medal

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Cross Country - In Cross-Country, a US line-up featuring several strong and experienced freestyle sprinters has dark-horse potential in the men's team sprint event. Jones like the team's performance, too, saying in a video posted on Twitter they were "killing it". She took gold in the women's 4x5km relay, silver in the 15 km skiathlon and bronze in the 10 km freestyle. Read More »

NBC's Lindsey Vonn Show takes home Olympic bronze

Canada has 16 medals, three of them in Snowboarding events, while the Netherlands , which has beenracking up speed skating medals, has a total of 13 medals, six of those golds. "Fortunately, I didn't have too many cases where I had to get involved", he said. Mr. O'Brien, teacher at Warwick Valley High School, said, "Let's go U.S.A". Read More »

UK's May gathers divided Cabinet, seeking Brexit compromise

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The London proposal has potential to aggravate tensions within Conservative Party, in which a bloody battle is waged on nature of that transitional period, meant to avoid a jump into void after March 19, 2019, when, pursuant to Article 50 of Treaty of Lisbon, United Kingdom will be outside EU. Read More »

Over 40 students missing after Boko Haram attack

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But the state government said 28 returned late Tuesday and 20 more came back early Wednesday. Nigerian families displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency line up for food being distributed by International Medical Corps in northeast Nigeria's Borno state on January 29, 2018 in Maiduguri, Nigeria . Read More »

5 key moments as Florida school shooting survivors question senator

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Loesch is also the author of "Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America", in which she focuses on the history of the Second Amendment and explains how "gun confiscation would mean to Americans' basic rights as citizens". "If Isis were to visit us or our communities at any moment, the last line of defense between Isis and my family is the ability that I have to protect my family from them or from a criminal or anyone else who seeks to do us harm", he said. Read More »

Aussies bowl first against NZ in T20 final

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Kane Williamson had perhaps been hoping a used pitch would break up further for his spinners to exploit, but New Zealand's batting cracked first, with Ashton Agar particularly impressive in taking career-best figures. Australia started its innings a man down after Chris Lynn suffered a dislocated shoulder while fielding, leaving the tourists without one of their top batsman. Read More »

Florida shooting survivors demand gun reform laws

While students rallied in Tallahassee, others attended the funeral of Stoneman Douglas Athletic Director Chris Hixon, one of 17 killed in last week's school shooting . "NRA, not today", student protesters chanted while waving signs with the slogan "#NeverAgain" that has become the name of the movement to end gun violence in recent days. Read More »

Black Panther #1 from Coates, Acuna coming in May

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With the throne empty, Wakanda , the fictional African nation where the film takes place, is in need of a new king. Specifically, when will you be able to stream Black Panther on Netflix ? This challenge escalates when he is threatened by a terrorist with radicalized notions of how the world should be saved. Read More »

SA's poor corruption index rating a cause for concern - Corruption Watch

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The report states that majority of countries are making no or little progress in curbing menace of corruption . South Asia still suffers from high corruption . "Massive corruption scandals had negative effects on perceptions at home and overseas", the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission said in a statement on the CPI index, apparently referring to the scandal that led to Park's ousting. Read More »

Needville ISD threatens to suspend students who join walkouts

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If we just had more gun restrictions - I'm not even saying ban them outright - but more restrictions, there would be a decrease in the number of people that died, and the mass shooting just wouldn't happen. Students met at Miami Beach City Hall Tuesday afternoon to talk business. Another protest called the National School Walkout is set for March 14 at 10 a.m.in each time zone. Read More »

Ice Hockey: Canada nip Finland 1-0 to get to semis

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In fact, no American was. Jessica Diggins passed the Swedes and the Norwegians on the final lap to make history in a major upset. The dramatic finish may have been the highlight of the Olympics for the Americans, who have struggled in nearly every sport except snowboarding. Read More »

Hattiesburg pastor reacts to passing of Billy Graham

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His apocalyptic premillennialism might have put him on the wrong side of history regarding global warming and social reform, and he could have used his enormous influence to fight racism more than he did, but it will be his dignified and unsullied character that will long be remembered and celebrated. Read More »

North Korea cancelled meeting with Pence at Olympics

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The North's trade deficit has tripled, leading to a lack of hard currency. "North Korea would have strongly preferred the vice-president not use the world stage to call attention to those absolute facts or to display our strong alliance with those committed to the maximum pressure campaign ", Mr Ayers added. Read More »

Forget gun laws and arm faculty

Yes, the president "plans to host a "listening session" with students and teachers from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Thursday". The fact that there are several interpretations of what constitutes a mass shooting is equally staggering. Read More »

Trump Takes Step to Ban 'Bump Stocks'

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President Trump meets with students to discuss gun violence from CNBC . "You know what isn't acceptable?" said Carly Novell, a senior at the Parkland school. "If he had a firearm. he would have shot and that would have ended", Trump said about Stoneman Douglas coach Aaron Feis , who was killed. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also told reporters Trump is open to supporting a bipartisan Senate bill to close holes in the current background check system . Read More »