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Parkland seniors balance grief, activism as graduation nears

When a gunman killed 17 people at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, senior Chris Grady was slogging through his final few weeks before reporting for duty in …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018

Trump salutes NRA, says elect Republicans to save gun rights

Months after the horror of the Parkland school shootings in Florida, President Donald Trump stood before cheering members of the National Rifle Association on Friday and implored them to elect …


TV host resigns after threatening school shooting survivor

A conservative commentator who sent a tweet saying he would use “a hot poker” to sexually assault an outspoken 17-year-old survivor of the Florida high school shooting has resigned from …


Ingraham due back at Fox following tweet backlash, vacation

Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham is expected back at work on Monday following a backlash by advertisers upset over her tweet mocking a Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018

Ted Nugent: Parkland teens attacking the NRA have ‘no soul’

Rocker Ted Nugent says the Florida students calling for gun control have “no soul” and are “mushy brained children.”


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018

Poll: Young people run from Trump

A majority of young people believe President Donald Trump is racist, dishonest and “mentally unfit” for office, according to a new survey that finds the nation’s youngest potential voters are …


Delta helps hundreds of students fly to D.C. for gun protest

Delta Air Lines donated three round-trip charter flights that allowed hundreds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to participate in the “March for Our Lives” protest against gun violence …


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018

Heartbroken by gun violence: Rallies across US demand change

In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. against gun violence Saturday, vowing to transform fear and grief into …


Poll: Support soars for stricter gun control laws

Support for tougher gun control laws is soaring in the United States, according to a new poll that found a majority of gun owners and half of Republicans favor new …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018

Soon after governor signs gun bill, NRA sues to block it

Weeks after their children were gunned down in the worst high school shooting since Columbine, parents of the victims stood in the Florida Capitol and watched Gov. Rick Scott sign …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018

Florida lawmakers debate school-safety bill in rare session

The Florida Senate spent hours debating a bill to increase school safety and restrict gun purchases in a rare Saturday session that often turned into a debate on gun control …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018

Report: Order for perimeter came after Florida school shooting ended

A sheriff’s office captain told deputies to form a perimeter instead of confronting the gunman at a Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting, according …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018

Shooting survivor’s father admits email changes in CNN spat

The father of a Florida shooting survivor acknowledged Tuesday he omitted words in an email he sent media outlets accusing CNN of using scripted remarks at a town hall on …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

Trump says arming teachers in schools ‘up to states’

President Donald Trump appeared Saturday to begin refining his proposals for combatting school violence, tweeting that arming teachers as a deterrent against such often deadly violence – an idea he …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

The National Rifle Association, and now the state of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student …


Trump floats new gun measures as gun owners talk ‘betrayal’

When President Donald Trump raised the idea of banning “bump stocks” and curbing young people’s access to gun, gun owners and advocates who helped his political rise talked about disloyalty …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has some pondering the improbable: Could this latest carnage actually lead to gun reforms?


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

Trump processes Florida students’ grief as president, parent

Once again, it was the images of children that propelled President Donald Trump to act.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in …


Oregon governor cites Florida shooting in local gun control

Oregon’s governor, backing gun-control legislation before a panel of state senators, said anguished voices in the wake of the school shooting in Florida that claimed 17 lives must be heard.