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  • When it comes to guns, the Parkland shooting survivors aren't here to play nice

    When it comes to guns, the Parkland shooting survivors aren't here to play nice

    Since the shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week, a student there named Sarah Chadwick has amassed a Twitter following of more than 150,000 people. On Thursday night, Chadwick decided to share a thought with them. Was it time for a message calling for thoughts, prayers...

  • Vehicle strikes a White House security barrier, prompting brief lockdown

    Vehicle strikes a White House security barrier, prompting brief lockdown

    The White House was on lockdown for about an hour Friday after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. The U.S. Secret Service tweeted that the vehicle "did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex." No shots were fired during the incident, the Secret Service said. The...

  • Richard Gates, former top campaign aide to Trump, pleads guilty in Russia investigation

    Richard Gates, former top campaign aide to Trump, pleads guilty in Russia investigation

    Richard W. Gates III, who helped manage Donald Trump’s presidential campaign after making millions of dollars advising Ukraine’s pro-Kremlin government, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to federal agents, becoming the latest former Trump aide to cooperate...

  • Leaving Las Vegas? Check your bags, grab your boarding pass and dump that pot

    Leaving Las Vegas? Check your bags, grab your boarding pass and dump that pot

    Check your bags, dump the weed. McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is now offering travelers a chance to dispose of any marijuana they might have on them before hopping onto a flight. So-called “amnesty boxes” have been installed at the airport and soon will be located at smaller airports...

  • Florida governor breaks with NRA, backs tighter gun restrictions

    Florida governor breaks with NRA, backs tighter gun restrictions

    As teachers returned Friday to the Florida high school where a shooter killed 17 students and instructors, the state’s governor announced sweeping plans to tighten gun laws and bar anyone younger than 21 from purchasing a firearm. The proposal marked a dramatic break with the National Rifle Assn....

  • $1.5-million reward offered to solve 2001 slaying of federal prosecutor and gun control activist

    $1.5-million reward offered to solve 2001 slaying of federal prosecutor and gun control activist

    Federal investigators have spent 16 years attempting to track down the killer of Thomas C. Wales, 49, the first federal prosecutor in U.S. history to be killed in the line of duty. FBI and Justice Department officials still can’t say with certainty who stood in the darkness outside the window of...

  • Declaring '#NeverAgain,' students remember Florida school shooting victims

    Declaring '#NeverAgain,' students remember Florida school shooting victims

    Survivors of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history took to the Florida state Capitol on Wednesday with a clear message: We will not be silenced. As hundreds of students, teachers and gun reform advocates gathered outside the legislative building in Tallahassee, students from Marjory...

  • Supreme Court limits protections for corporate whistleblowers

    Supreme Court limits protections for corporate whistleblowers

    The Supreme Court sharply limited the legal protections for corporate whistleblowers on Wednesday, ruling they are not shielded from being fired under a federal law unless they have reported a potential fraud to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The justices conceded their ruling might gut...

  • Man arrested in killings of two Las Vegas homeless men

    Man arrested in killings of two Las Vegas homeless men

    Federal authorities have made an arrest in connection with the killings of two homeless men in Las Vegas and the shooting of two other people, authorities said Tuesday. Joshua Castellon, 26, of Las Vegas was arrested Friday by a special agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms...

  • Trump 'supportive' of tougher gun law, but his record suggests that may not mean much

    Trump 'supportive' of tougher gun law, but his record suggests that may not mean much

    The deadly school shooting in Florida has moved President Trump to call for a ban on devices that turn legal firearms into deadly automatic assault rifles. But some gun control supporters expressed skepticism: He has promised action before in response to a mass killing, only to drop it when Americans’...

  • Former seminarian tells Vatican sex-crimes investigator of his abuse by a Chilean priest

    Former seminarian tells Vatican sex-crimes investigator of his abuse by a Chilean priest

    A key victim in the Chilean sex abuse scandal said he felt his story was finally heard after an hours-long meeting with a Vatican sex-crimes investigator on Saturday, the same day Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission amid criticism of how he is handling the scandal. The...

  • Shooting at NSA campus triggered when unlicensed teen driver made wrong turn, passenger says

    Shooting at NSA campus triggered when unlicensed teen driver made wrong turn, passenger says

    A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon by police outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teenage driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas. Passenger Javonte Alhajie Brown told the Washington Post on Friday that the 17-year-old driver was following GPS directions...

  • Slain Chicago police officer is remembered as 'one of the good guys'

    Slain Chicago police officer is remembered as 'one of the good guys'

    Mourners remembered a slain Chicago police commander Saturday as a model officer and "one of the good guys" who was uninterested in self-promotion, even as he moved up the department's ranks. Of all of Cmdr. Paul Bauer's responsibilities, the ones that mattered to him the most were being a good...

  • Trolls on Twitter make false claims of being assaulted at screenings of 'Black Panther'

    Trolls on Twitter make false claims of being assaulted at screenings of 'Black Panther'

    As Marvel’s latest superhero movie, “Black Panther,” draws praise and rakes in millions of dollars at the box office, Twitter trolls have emerged across the country attempting to stoke racial division by spreading false reports about the film’s largely African American fans. Over the last few days,...

  • John Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

    John Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

    Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top aide, White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly has ordered sweeping changes in how the White House clears staff members to gain access to classified information, acknowledging that the administration "must do better" in how it...

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