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Florida's Legislature Is Considering New Gun Regulations Following School Shooting

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are in Tallahassee lobbying state legislators to pass new gun regulations following last week's shooting. State Sen. Bill Galvano, a Republican, has introduced a six-point framework and hopes the proposals can come to a floor vote next week.

Florida Shooting Survivor Shares What He's Hoping To Hear In Meeting With Trump

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sam Zeif, a student survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Zeif met with President Trump on Wednesday at the White House to encourage him to take action on the issue of gun control.

Sexual Harassment In Nashville Spurs A New Bill To Extend Protections To Artists

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:31pm

HB 1984 would effectively expand the definition of employment in the state — though not the strict federal criteria for proving harassment.

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After Parkland, States Take A Fresh Look At Gun Legislation

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:21pm

The effects of Florida's shooting are reaching beyond the state's borders into legislatures across the country.

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He'll Take 'Gubernatorial Debate' For 400: Trebek Tries Out Moderator's Chair

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:41pm

The longtime game show host has described himself in the past as a political independent and has expressed interest in one day moderating a presidential debate as well.

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FACT CHECK: Why Didn't Obama Stop Russia's Election Interference In 2016?

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:08pm

President Trump now accepts that Russia launched a wave of active measures against the U.S. but blames his predecessor for not taking any action.

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Florida House Declines Debate On Assault Rifles, Calls Porn A 'Health Risk'

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:19am

The lawmakers voted 71-36 against opening up debate on the bill that would ban assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, leaving it in committees that aren't scheduled to meet during this session.

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Kentucky Democrat Wins Special Election To Reclaim Seat After Lawmaker's Suicide

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 5:58am

Linda Belcher reclaimed the seat she lost to Dan Johnson in 2016 amid a wave of pro-Trump voter sentiment in Kentucky. Johnson killed himself in December amid allegations of sexual assault.

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'Today In 1968' Replays A Historic Year — On Twitter

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 5:00am

1968 was a pivotal year in civil rights history. In our new project, we'll be tweeting news, articles and moments from that year as if it were all happening today.

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Morning News Brief

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:06am

Florida's House rejected a measure banning assault-style rifles, like the one used in last week's shooting. The president is directing the Justice Department to develop regulations to ban bump stocks.

2 Sisters In Los Angeles Are DREAMers But Only 1 Is Covered By DACA

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:06am

DREAMers Miriam Gonzalez Avila and Abigail Gonzalez are paying attention to the immigration debate. One is covered under DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, but the other isn't.

Florida Students To Meet With State Sen. Rader About Gun Violence

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:06am

Busloads of students from Stoneman Douglas High School are in Florida's capital to meet with legislators about gun issues, including Sen. Kevin Rader, who's district includes Parkland.

After Florida Shooting, There's A Renewed Push To Change Gun Laws

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:06am

President Trump said he's signed a memo directing the Justice Department to develop regulations to ban bump stocks, as Florida students press state legislators on passing new gun control measures.

Kentucky Bourbon, Wisconsin Cheese Could Be Targets In Trade War

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:00am

The European Union is considering ways to fight back if the Trump administration adopts tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum.

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Pence Planned To Meet North Koreans At Olympics, But Pyongyang Canceled

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:04am

The State Department says on Feb. 10, the vice president was to have met with North Korean representatives, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister. However, "at the last minute," Pyongyang backed out.

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Kentucky Moves To Add Guns To Schools After School Shooting

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:51pm

The Kentucky legislature is considering arming teachers and administrators in response to a school shooting there Jan. 23.

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In Wake Of Florida Shooting, Trump Calls For New Regulations On Bump Stocks

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:04pm

The president is directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose ways to ban devices like the ones used in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting that accelerate the shooting rate of semi-automatic weapons.

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Palestinian Authority President No Longer Wants U.S. To Lead Peace Efforts

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:38pm

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, angry over the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, wants other countries to lead peace efforts now. He is making his case to the U.N. Security Council.

Trump's Responses To Florida Shooting And WH Scandals Under Scrutiny

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:38pm

President Trump responded to the indictment of Russian nationals over interference in the 2016 campaign with tweets blaming President Obama for not stopping the interference and insisting it did not change the outcome of the election. Trump's responses to the shooting in Florida and recent White House scandals are also under scrutiny.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Secures Another Guilty Plea

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:38pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller has secured another guilty plea, from a lawyer who lied to the FBI last year. But President Trump continues to attack the investigation, even as it intensifies.

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