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  • NRA Chief Accuses Democrats of Pushing ‘Socialist’ Agenda in Speech That Went Beyond Gun Debate

    The head of the biggest gun lobby in the US has accused Democrats of pushing a “socialist” agenda to deprive gun owners of their weapons, in an uncompromising speech just a week after 17 people died in the Florida school shooting. Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, made no attempt to moderate his message a day after survivors of the Parkland shooting faced down lawmakers in a CNN debate and at the White House. Instead, he told conservative […]

  • Trump’s Note Card for Parkland Shooting Discussion: ‘I hear you’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 […]

  • US Beat Canada to Take Women’s Ice Hockey Gold for First Time Since 1998

    After an absolute nail-biter of a match, which went to overtime and then a penalty shootout, the US has finally broken Canada’s stranglehold on women’s Olympic hockey. Team USA won the shootout 3-2, with forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scoring the winning goal. The women in blue poured onto the ice after Canada’s Megan Agosta couldn’t reply, handing the Americans the gold. It was an incredibly close match throughout, with Canada leading 2-1 well into the third period, only for Team USA’s […]

  • President Suggests Arming Teachers as a Solution to Increase School Safety

    WASHINGTON D.C.  —  President Donald Trump, after listening to a series of emotional stories and pleas to enhance school safety at the White House Wednesday, floated the idea of arming teachers and school staff, an idea that was met with support from many of the attendees. “If you had a teacher who was adept the firearm, they could end the attack very quickly,” he said, stating that schools could arm up to 20% of their teachers to stop “maniacs” who […]

  • Florida Massacre Survivors Chant ‘Vote Them Out’ as Students Nationwide Walk Out in Solidarity

    FLORIDA  —  From Arizona to Washington, students walked out of schools in support of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students a week after their classmates were silenced by gunfire. And in Tallahassee, Stoneman Douglas students who survived the Parkland shooting massacre chanted louder than ever: “Vote them out!” Their words echoed through the hallways of the state Capitol, where they demanded a ban on weapons like the one used to kill their friends and teachers. “This is for every single kid […]

  • Famed Evangelist Billy Graham Dies at 99

    Evangelist Billy Graham — a confidant to presidents, a guiding light to generations of American evangelicals and a globe-trotting preacher who converted millions to Christianity — died Wednesday at the age of 99, his spokesman confirmed to CNN. Graham passed away at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, spokesman Jeremy Blume said. The skinny preacher with the booming voice evangelized to nearly 215 million people over six decades and prayed with US presidents from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. Several […]

  • 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 […]

  • Trump Moves to Ban ‘Bump Stocks’

    WASHINGTON D.C.  —  President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he has directed his attorney general to propose changes that would ban so-called bump stocks, which make it easier to fire rounds more quickly. “Just a few moments ago I signed a memo directing the attorney general to propose regulations that ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns,” Trump said at a Medal of Valor event at the White House, addressing Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “I expect these regulations to […]

  • NC Couple Pitching Dating Site for Trump Supporters

    RALEIGH, North Carolina — A married couple from Guilford County have become the faces of a new Donald Trump-themed dating website. Barrett and Jodi Riddleberger’s smiles, beneath Trump campaign baseball caps, are the first thing greeting visitors at Trump.dating. The Riddlebergers have been active in Guilford County Republican politics over the years. Jodi Riddleberger co-founded C4GC, Conservatives for Guilford County, and she and her husband have both donated money to the group. The site has gotten some media coverage recently, […]

  • Her Son Survived Florida School Shooting a Year After She Survived Mass Shooting at Florida Airport

    FLORIDA  —  Annika Dean got text messages Wednesday that no parent ever wants to see. “There’s a school shooting drill,” her son, Austin Dean, 14, wrote. “It’s really scary, they fired a gun,” he continued, then: “IT’S NOT A DRILL.” The freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was hiding with 30 others in a JROTC classroom as a gunman hunted down students and staff in a shooting that would leave 17 people dead in Parkland, Florida. “He described that people had been […]

  • Students Who Survived School Shooting Call for Tougher Gun Laws

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida  —  In an emotional rally Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, politicians and Marjory Stoneman Douglas students called for a ban on weapons like the one used to kill 17 people at the Florida high school, and urged voters to kick out lawmakers who oppose the move or who take money from the National Rifle Association. In a fiery speech, senior Emma Gonzalez demanded national lawmakers do something to prevent mass school shootings. “We certainly do not understand why […]

  • These Are the Victims of the Florida School Shooting

    PARKLAND, Florida  —  A football coach. An athletic director. And young, eager and forward-looking students. They were among the 17 people killed by a gunman Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday that all families who lost loved ones in the shooting have been notified. Here are the victims: Alyssa Alhadeff, 14 Alyssa, 14, was a student at Stoneman Douglas and a soccer player for Parkland Travel Soccer. Lori Alhadeff, […]