Florida students, residents rally to denounce political inaction after shooting

School Shooting Florida-36

Hundreds of students, teachers and residents filled the terrace of the Broward County federal...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2018. There are 314 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercury’s Friendship 7 spacecraft, which circled the...


Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but within hours the gun-friendly Legislature had effectively halted any possibility of banning assault rifles like the one used in the...


The Latest: Students upset as Florida House avoids gun bill

School Shooting Florida-4

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Several students in the packed gallery of the Florida House were visibly upset by the lawmakers’ decision not to take up a bill to ban assault rifles and large capacity magazines. Lizzie Eaton,...


Why social media appeals after mass shootings have done little to change gun laws

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A group of high school students from last week’s Florida school shooting is attempting to break the political stalemate that typically follows mass shootings with urgent social media appeals for new gun laws, but to succeed they will have to outlast the entrenched...


Sessions convenes cyber task force in part to explore election interference

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he is convening a task force that will focus on cyber security, including efforts to interfere in U.S. elections. The announcement from the country’s top law enforcement official comes on the heels of a special...


Urged on by Trump, GOP to fight Pennsylvania's district map

Redistricting Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Urged on by President Donald Trump, Republicans vowed Tuesday to fight Pennsylvania’s new court-imposed map of congressional districts, as dozens of candidates assessed their chances under newly formed districts and the odds that a federal court could block them. Republican...


The NRA convention is coming to Dallas. This city official wants to keep it away.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Days after a lone gunman killed 17 people at a South Florida high school, a city official more than 1,000 miles away has a message for the largest and most powerful gun rights group in the country: Take your convention elsewhere. “I am saying to the NRA, reconsider...


If the Wizards aren't careful, they could slip out of the playoff race

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. After spending several days in Los Angeles for the all-star break, Bradley Beal might have been influenced by the city’s notorious traffic as he described the tight standings clogging up the Eastern Conference playoff race. Only six-and-a-half games separate the third-...


Thomas dissents from high court decision not to review California gun law

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will not review California’s 10-day waiting period for firearm sales, prompting Justice Clarence Thomas to say his colleagues are turning the Second Amendment into a “disfavored right.” Thomas was alone among the...


Walmart's plunge sinks retailers, breaking streak for stocks

Financial Markets Wall Street

The biggest drop in Walmart’s stock in 30 years and losses in other sectors pulled U.S. indexes lower Tuesday, snapping a six-day winning streak. The losses deepened in the last hour of trading into a broad sell-off that erased early gains led by technology companies. Walmart plunged 10 percent...

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