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  • Do something! Trump hears emotional students, parents

    WASHINGTON —  Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen safety, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect American school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently as raw emotions reverberated at the White House. Faced with the personal anguish wrought by the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead, Trump pledged action, saying: “We don’t want others to […]

  • Trump’s note card for Parkland shooting discussion: ‘I hear you’

    WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump heard emotional stories Wednesday from people affected by the nation’s deadliest school shootings, and it appears he had an assist in responding to some of the powerful testimony. In a photo from the event taken by Getty Images photographer Chip Somodevilla, the President is holding a piece of White House stationery with five discussion points written in black marker. The visible points include prompts such as “1. What would you most want me to know […]

  • Students across the country defy punishment for joining anti-gun walkouts

    Students around the United States are walking out of class to demand tougher gun laws in response to last week’s deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, but some schools are threatening them with harsh punishments. The Needville Independent School District in Texas issued a warning Tuesday that anyone who participated in a walkout or other political protest would be suspended for three days. “Life is all about choices and every choice has a consequence whether it be positive or negative. We […]

  • Florida lawmakers refuse to debate assault rifles — but say porn is dangerous

    TALLAHASSEE — What’s more of a public health risk — assault weapons or porn? Almost a week after 17 students and teachers were gunned down at a Florida high school, the state legislature voted 71-36 Tuesday against a measure to consider a ban on semi-automatic weapons. But they declared pornography to be public health risk. “Unfortunately, just five days after 17 people were gunned down at a Florida school, the Florida House just passed a bill that declares pornography a ‘public health […]

  • Wendy Williams diagnosed with Graves’ Disease, announces show hiatus

    Talk show host Wendy Williams revealed on Wednesday that she has Graves’ disease. The host of “The Wendy Williams Show” made the announcement during her syndicated show, saying she will take three weeks off starting on Thursday to focus on her health. “My doctor has prescribed … are you ready? As of today, three weeks of vacation,” she told the audience. “What? Who are you? I was pissed.” Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes overstimulation of the thyroid, […]

  • Trump challenges Sessions to investigate Obama, Democrats on Russia

    WASHINGTON DC– President Donald Trump, after being criticized for his response to Russia’s election meddling, challenged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch an investigation into the Obama administration for failing to do enough to stop the 2016 election foreign interference. The tweet is the latest in a series where Trump faults former President Barack Obama for not doing enough to stop Russian meddling, but the first time Trump has suggested that Sessions — the man he picked to lead the Justice Department […]

  • It’s February and there have already been 13 officers shot to death

    So far this year, 13 law enforcement officers across the United States have died after they were shot in the line of duty. Six of them died in just one week, said Craig Floyd with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The group recorded 12 firearms-related deaths in 2018 as of Tuesday, but an officer in Mobile, Alabama, was shot and killed late that night — which would bring the grim toll to 13. It’s a big jump from […]

  • Florida school shooting survivor says he is not a crisis actor

    NEW YORK — David Hogg has become a strong voice among survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and some are calling him a “crisis actor” and a pawn for anti-gun legislation. “I’m not a crisis actor,” Hogg told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on AC360 on Tuesday. “I’m someone who had to witness this and live through this and I continue to be having to do that.” “I’m not acting on anybody’s behalf,” the 17-year-old added. Hogg and […]

  • Florida lawmaker’s aide fired after claiming high school students are actors

    TALLAHASSEE, Fl. — A Florida representative’s aide lost his job Tuesday after sending an email to a reporter falsely alleging that two students who survived the Florida school shooting — and were speaking out on TV — are “actors.” Benjamin Kelly, who worked as district secretary for Florida State Representative Shawn Harrison, emailed a Tampa Bay Times journalist with a message that read: “Both kids in the picture are not students here but actors that travel to various crisis when they happen.” […]

  • Troopers buy $600 plane ticket to help distraught woman get home for Florida shooting vigil

    NEW YORK  — Jordana Judson lives in New York. But when she heard about the Florida school shooting last week, it hit close to home. Judson, 23, graduated from Florida State University, which had a school shooting a few years ago. She also is a 2012 graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 students and faculty were killed last Wednesday. Her family friend Meadow Pollack was among them. After she heard the news, all Judson wanted to do […]