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Trump suggests that officer who failed to act in Florida school shooting was a 'coward'

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump said Friday that the Florida sheriff's deputy who failed to intervene in last week's school shooting may have been a "coward," a strong rebuke from a president toward a local law officer.

"He trained his whole life," Trump told reporters at the White House, referring to Scot Peterson, who resigned after ...Read more

San Diego high school student arrested after making threats, police say

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SAN DIEGO -- A 14-year-old San Diego high school student suspended earlier this week for making verbal and written threats was arrested Thursday, police said.

The teen, who is a freshman at Torrey Pines High School, was taken to Juvenile Hall after investigators determined that he had made criminal threats, Officer Joshua Hodge said in a ...Read more

Rick Gates, former Trump campaign aide, expected to plead guilty in Russia case

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WASHINGTON -- Richard W. Gates III, who helped lead President Donald Trump's campaign after making millions of dollars advising Ukraine's pro-Kremlin government, is expected to plead guilty on Friday, the latest former Trump aide to admit wrongdoing in the sprawling Russia investigation.

A hearing in U.S. District Court in Washington is ...Read more

Trump suggests that officer who failed to act in Florida school shooting was a 'coward'

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump said Friday that the Florida sheriff's deputy who failed to intervene in last week's school shooting may have been a "coward," a strong rebuke from a president toward a local law officer.

"He trained his whole life," Trump told reporters at the White House, referring to Scot Peterson, who resigned after ...Read more

Trump's handling of abuse allegations against ex-staffer cited in lawsuit

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NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump's handling of spousal abuse claims against a former top White House aide has been cited as evidence of the administration's disregard for gender-based violence in a lawsuit over new government guidance on dealing with sexual assault claims at universities.

Nonprofit groups that provide legal services to ...Read more

Al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu leaves at least 22 dead

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MOGADISHU, Somalia -- At least 22 people were killed in an attack by Islamist militant group al-Shabaab in Mogadishu on Friday, security officials and medical sources said.

Twin car bombs were used in the attack near the Somali capital's presidential palace, which was followed by a fierce gun battle between the attackers and the security forces...Read more

Missouri Republicans attacks prosecutor, linking governor's indictment to New York billionaire

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The Missouri Republican Party linked Gov. Eric Greitens' indictment to New York billionaire George Soros in the party's first public comment on the Republican governor's arrest and arraignment.

Greitens faces a grand jury indictment for felony invasion of privacy after an investigation by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner's office ...Read more

Trump: Deputy who stayed outside during Florida shooting a 'coward'

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump dubbed an armed Florida sheriff's deputy who remained outside the Parkland, Florida, high school where 17 people were gunned down last week a "coward."

Scot Peterson, a Broward County sheriff's deputy, was at the high school when a 19-year-old former student entered with an AR-15 assault rifle and began ...Read more

Last fall, they debated gun control in class. Now, they debate lawmakers on TV

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PARKLAND, Fla. -- When students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High debated gun control in class last November, they never imagined they were preparing to lead a national discussion on how to prevent school shootings.

As the debate team filled Google docs with research on state laws, brainstormed arguments for and against universal background ...Read more

Teachers return to Marjory Stoneman Douglas campus for first time since shooting

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PARKLAND, Fla. -- Assistant Principal Denise Reed stood at the entrance to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's campus in Parkland on Friday and welcomed teachers and staff back for the first time since a gunman killed 17 and wounded 15 on Valentine's Day came back to a wholly different campus.

"It's great to see your smiling faces," she said...Read more

Bernie Sanders' son weighing House run in New Hampshire

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Levi Sanders, son of 2016 presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, is considering a run in New Hampshire's First District.

"Oh, absolutely. I'm definitely considering it. I'm excited, motivated and interested in the race," Sanders told Vice News Thursday. "I'm just dotting my I's and crossing my T's."

Sanders is his father's ...Read more

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley in Chicago: Mystery of Trump's next tweet 'makes it interesting'

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CHICAGO -- You might not have any idea what President Donald Trump is going to tweet next about rival world leaders, but then neither does the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley.

"It makes it interesting," Haley, a Trump confidante, told David Axelrod in an onstage interview Thursday night at the University of Chicago's ...Read more

Administration pushes abstinence promotion

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WASHINGTON -- Recent administrative actions signal a shift from promoting comprehensive sexual health information to abstinence-only education, which concerns reproductive rights advocates who question abstinence promotion's efficacy at preventing teen pregnancy.

The administration already announced last year the discontinuation of a teen ...Read more

More than half of US gun owners store at least one firearm without any locks, survey reveals

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More than half of U.S. gun owners store at least one firearm without any locks or other measures to prevent its theft or use by an unauthorized person, according to the first study in more than two decades to ask owners about weapons storage.

The remaining 46 percent of gun owners who responded to the survey said they kept all their weapons ...Read more

More than half of US gun owners store at least one firearm without any locks, survey reveals

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More than half of U.S. gun owners store at least one firearm without any locks or other measures to prevent its theft or use by an unauthorized person, according to the first study in more than two decades to ask owners about weapons storage.

The remaining 46 percent of gun owners who responded to the survey said they kept all their weapons ...Read more

Teachers return to Stoneman Douglas Friday for first time since shooting

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PARKLAND, Fla. -- Teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas were returning to their campus Friday, the first time since a gunman's rampage killed 17 people.

They aren't teaching students or worrying about lesson plans. District officials say this optional work day is to meant to provide any support and counseling they need. A breakfast is also ...Read more

Police: Chicago man killed 2-year-old son because toddler was keeping him awake

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CHICAGO -- A Chicago man slashed his 2-year-old son's neck, nearly decapitating him, because the toddler was making too much noise while the father tried to sleep, according to Chicago police.

Rolando Ortiz, 37, called his sister-in-law and confessed to killing Mateo Garcia Aguayo, then took off in the family SUV Wednesday afternoon. Police ...Read more

Trump uses more lenient requirements for security clearances: Thank Obama

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WASHINGTON -- When President Donald Trump came into office last year he began granting White House security clearances to top aides using more lenient criteria than those of his predecessors.

He can thank -- or blame -- Barack Obama for that.

The Trump White House has been accused of being too generous in doling out access to the nation's ...Read more

A quick political guide to what's next for the 'Dreamers'

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WASHINGTON -- Congress and the White House haven't been able to agree on a plan to give legal status to millions of people brought to the country illegally as children, and the clock is ticking.

When President Donald Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in September, he gave Congress until March 5 to find a solution ...Read more

Does Parkland shooter, a 'broken child,' deserve death? The legal battle looms

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MIAMI--When, just two days after the 17 killings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, accused school shooter Nikolas Cruz's legal team offered to plead him guilty, right then and there, if prosecutors would waive the death penalty, that giant gasp you heard was the breath of South Florida defense attorneys.

Publicly admitting your client ...Read more