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Colorado congressman, Columbine survivor, pushes to end gun-free zones in schools

Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, who was a Columbine High School sophomore at the time of the 1999 mass shooting, is hoping this time his ideas finally will be heard and enacted — legislation to remove gun restrictions in schools.
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Political scientists rank Trump last, Lincoln first in greatness survey

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan enjoyed upward bumps in their greatness rankings, while President Donald Trump was ranked historically low, according to a presidential "greatness" survey released Monday.
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Teens 'Lie In' At White House To Push For Stronger Gun Control : The Two-Way : NPR

In solidarity with their peers attacked in last week's school shooting in Florida, D.C. area students called for gun control reform Monday. Hundreds more demonstrations are expected in coming weeks.
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High School Students Lead Protest Against Gun Violence In Front Of White House | HuffPost

The demonstration was led by students from the Washington, D.C., area on Presidents Day.
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Student Activists Who Lived Through Florida Shooting Plan March On Washington : NPR

Student activists in Florida are turning their rage over the latest mass shooting into plans for rallies against school and gun violence, in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.
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Mueller's interest in Kushner grows to include foreign financing efforts

Mueller's interest in Kushner has grown to include his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition
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Trump had it in for Comey from 'Day One' over 'soap opera' style, Priebus says

In a newly published interview, former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Trump was considering firing the FBI director from “Day One,” weary of his “soap opera” approach to investigations.
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'Black Panther' Criticized for Lack of LGBT Representation

'Black Panther' filmmakers are taking heat for the film's lack of LGBT representation and lack of lesbian scenes featured in the comic book.
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Parkland survivors rip politicians' 'pathetic' responses

Two survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre spoke out against political reactions to the shooting.
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Apple iPhone Update Removes Easter from Calendar | Breitbart

Apple's recent update for the iPhone removed Easter Sunday from some users' calendars, prompting consumer complaints.
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CHART: How Have Your Members Of Congress Voted On Gun Bills? : NPR

Search members of Congress by state to find out how they have voted on key gun legislation in recent years.
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GOP congressional candidate defends AR-15 giveaway

A Kansas congressional hopeful said Monday that he's sticking by his campaign giveaway of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism in light of last Wednesday's mass school shooting in Florida.
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Trump asks why Obama didn't 'do something about Russian meddling'

President Trump on Monday followed other Republican leaders in questioning why the Obama administration “failed to act” on the intelligence that Russia’s meddling in U.S. politics began in 2014.
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Fox News’s appalling past 72 hours, analyzed

A data analysis shows how Fox News spun the Mueller indictment and Florida shooting into a defense of the president.
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Teens hold 'lie-in' outside White House to demand gun reform

A group of teens and more than a hundred supporters staged a "lie-in" outside the White House on Presidents Day to pressure lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws.
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Court releases new Pennsylvania congressional maps

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released new congressional district lines Monday, replacing the old Republican-drawn maps in time for the state's May primary.
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Ryan says not time for political battles on guns

Amid renewed debate over gun control after Wednesday's school shooting in Florida, House Speaker Paul Ryan is arguing that now is not the time to wage political battles.
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Trump blames Obama for inaction over Russia meddling

President Donald Trump remained focused on the Russia matter on Monday, questioning in a tweet why his predecessor didn't act to prevent Moscow from interfering in US elections.
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Australia confiscated 650,000 guns. Murders and suicides plummeted.

It was one of the world's largest mandatory gun buybacks — and it was a smashing success.
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U.S. Officials Tell World Leaders To Ignore Trump's Tweets | HuffPost

Americans tried to calm rattled leaders at an international conference in Munich.
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Issues New Congressional Map To Replace Gerrymandered One | HuffPost

Republicans have enjoyed a considerable advantage under the earlier map, which was in place for three congressional elections.
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America Is Under Attack and the President Doesn't Care - The Atlantic

Trump’s gravest responsibility is to defend the United States from foreign attack—and he’s done nothing to fulfill it.
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This Supreme Court Case Is The Biggest Threat To Organized Labor In Years | HuffPost

It could cost unions millions of members -- but also force them to adapt and innovate.
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This European comedy sketch explains how the world sees America’s gun problem

From the outside, it’s just baffling.
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GOP donor pledges to withhold money until new candidates support weapons legislation

Al Hoffman Jr., a prominent donor to Republicans, said he will no longer financially support candidates who won't support new gun legislation following the deadly shooting at a Florida high school.
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3 billboards near Miami are trolling Sen. Marco Rubio after the Florida school massacre

The Oscar-nominated film inspires a unique protest against government inaction on guns.
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This is America: 9 out of 10 public schools now hold mass shooting drills for students

How "active shooter" drills became normal at American public schools.
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Trump open to improving background checks, spokesman says

President Donald Trump "is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system" for gun purchases, a White House spokesman said Monday, less than a week after the Florida school shooting that killed 17 people.
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Teen Survivors Of Florida Shooting To March On Washington For Gun Law Reform | HuffPost

"This is about us begging for our lives,” said Cameron Kasky, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
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Trump slams 'insecure' Oprah

President Donald Trump described Oprah Winfrey as "very insecure" and accused her of "biased and slanted" after an interview on CBS's "60 Minutes" that addressed his presidency.
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Bill Gates says he should pay 'significantly higher' taxes

Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates says he should pay more in taxes and that the government should require other superwealthy people like him to contribute "significantly higher" amounts.
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Trump tweet angers survivors of Parkland shooting

Students who survived the Parkland, Florida, shooting laid into President Donald Trump after he linked the FBI's failure to follow up on a report about the school shooter and the resources expended on the Russia investigation.
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Teenager shot 5 times on a long road to recovery

Anthony Borges, 15, was shot several times during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. As of Sunday, four patients injured in the gunfire remain hospitalized in fair condition, according to Broward Health.
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9 totally unpresidential things Donald Trump tweeted over Presidents Day weekend

It's become almost de rigueur at this moment in time to note that President Donald Trump is the least presidential president who has ever presidented.
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Steve Bannon could go to jail if he won’t talk to Congress about Russia

Both parties are considering holding him in contempt of Congress for refusing to talk.
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he’s ‘riding for the brand’ – and ready to talk to North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson considers himself a boy scout who is “riding for the brand” – the American people – and is ready to negotiate with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an effort to keep the dictator from bombing the United States.
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"I’m autistic. I just turned 36 — the average age when people like me die."

The stress of living with autism is exhausting.
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues new election map

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is imposing a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections, meeting its deadline to do so and likely setting up a challenge from Republicans.
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Trump Spent His Sunday Night Watching ’60 Minutes’ And Hate-Tweeting About Oprah | HuffPost

The president dares Winfrey to run against him in 2020.
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Will more young people support gun control after Parkland? Recent history suggests no.

Americans under the age of 35 became adults after mass shootings became more frequent, but they are not significantly more for gun control than Americans overall.
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Republicans to use Pelosi against vulnerable Dems in midterm elections

Republicans are set to use the unpopularity of House Minority Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch scathing attacks on vulnerable Democrats in contested seats in the upcoming midterm elections.
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GOP Candidate Advocates Returning 'Prayer To The Classroom' To Stop School Shootings | HuffPost

"It's just so disturbing that society has deteriorated to this point morally that we are confronted with this."
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Improvised Explosive Device Found at Border Bridge to Texas

Authorities confirmed the discovery of an IED at one of the international bridges connecting Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.
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Lee Smith: Everything Media Accuse Trump of Doing with Russia, Obama Actually Did

“Everything they’re accusing Trump of … Obama had done,” said Lee Smith of “Trump-Russia collusion” narratives Democrats and their news media allies push.
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Florida school shooting: Gun law changes attract renewed GOP interest

The massacre at a Florida high school has revived an all-too-familiar national debate on gun control – but this time, public pressure combined with fresh presidential interest could spur at least some changes in the country's gun laws.
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The FBI's War on Black Bookstores - The Atlantic

At the height of the Black Power movement, the Bureau focused on the unlikeliest of public enemies: black independent booksellers.
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