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Trump goes back in campaign mode at CPAC

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump revived some favorite campaign staples in a highly partisan speech to conservative activists Friday -- including an anti-immigrant poem and a "lock her up" chant -- unleashing himself after tense weeks that saw a school massacre, more White House turmoil and fresh indictments against campaign associates.

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'He said he was going to gut me,' Nikolas Cruz told police in a November 911 call

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MIAMI -- Nikolas Cruz, the confessed killer of 17 people at a Parkland high school, called police a few months ago to say that someone he was living with was going to "gut me."

In two newly released 911 tapes, Cruz is heard telling the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office about an altercation he had with the son of a family friend, Roxanne ...Read more

Trump gun proposal meets conservative opposition

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OXON HILL, Md. -- President Donald Trump's gun control proposal is already running into Republican resistance, as conservatives from across the country suggested in interviews Friday that they will not line up behind their leader on this issue.

Trump has outlined a wide-ranging series of proposals to combat gun violence in the wake of a ...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 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: 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

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

'School shooter in the making': All the times authorities were warned about Nikolas Cruz

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MIAMI -- Nikolas Cruz's dangerous and disturbing behavior was flagged repeatedly to authorities, both local and federal, over a span of two years starting in February 2016. But no one stopped him before he killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Here's a time line of incidents where Cruz was reported to law ...Read more

Trump denies break with NRA, says lobby group 'wants to do what's right'

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Thursday doubled down on arming school teachers while defending the National Rifle Association -- even as he broke ranks with the powerful gun rights organization on a key gun ownership proposal.

Trump defended the NRA and its CEO, Wayne LaPierre, who have come under intense pressure from Parkland, Fla., ...Read more

Immigrants group sees trump as racist in ending refugee program

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NEW YORK -- Haitian and Salvadoran refugees sued President Donald Trump, claiming his administration's decision to end protections that allowed them to stay in the U.S. was "tainted by racial animus."

The lawsuit, filed in Boston federal court, seeks to block the administration from ending the Temporary Protected Status program that allowed ...Read more

GOP rattled by Pennsylvania congressional race in the heart of Trump country

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CARNEGIE, Pa. -- The dismayed laborers from shuttered coal yards and steel mills didn't have to shift political allegiances to vote for Donald Trump in this part of the Rust Belt. They had been electing Republicans long before he showed up on the ballot.

That explains why party leaders in a congressional district stretching from the Pittsburgh ...Read more

Trump berates California, threatens to pull federal immigration agents

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Thursday lambasted California officials for how they are dealing with gangs and threatened to pull immigration and border agents out of the state to show just how bad things would be without federal help.

Federal agents are working to defeat gangs like MS-13, the president said, but the gang members "come...Read more

Clarence Thomas should be removed from Supreme Court, accuser says

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Decades before the #MeToo movement, and long before Time magazine honored "the Silence Breakers," there was Anita Hill and Angela Wright.

In 1991 both women were in Washington to accuse Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior.

Hill was allowed to testify before the Senate committee considering his ...Read more

Trump argues for arming teachers to stop school shootings

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WASHINGTON -- President Trump began Thursday on Twitter defending the concept of arming teachers, which he'd floated the day before at a White House session with gun violence survivors held in response to last week's Parkland, Fla., high school killings.

In a series of morning tweets, Trump raised the possibility of raising the minimum age for ...Read more

White House: 'No' chance Ivanka Trump meets with North Korean officials

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WASHINGTON -- Ivanka Trump is not expected to meet with any North Korean officials later this week when she leads the White House's official delegation to the closing ceremony for the Winter Olympic Games.

Asked if the president's daughter and senior adviser could meet with North Korean officials while in Pyeongchang, South Korea, a senior ...Read more

Supreme Court limits protections for corporate whistleblowers

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WASHINGTON -- 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" the whistleblower protections ...Read more

Trump wants Russia investigation to look at Obama White House

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is suggesting special counsel Robert Mueller expand his investigation of Russia's election meddling to include top Obama administration officials.

Trump's veiled suggestion that former President Barack Obama and his team be investigated the way he and his campaign advisers are is part of a shift in the ...Read more

Trump takes in Australian refugees he never wanted ahead of prime minister's visit

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WASHINGTON -- A year ago, President Donald Trump told Australia's prime minister that he didn't want his refugees, saying they would become terrorists.

That was then, this is now. A steady group of refugees from the Middle East and South Asia previously housed in Australian detention camps have been quietly arriving in the United States over ...Read more

Parkland shooter always in trouble, never expelled. Why didn't school system do more?

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MIAMI -- At times, Nikolas Cruz's behavior could be a school administrator's nightmare: Teachers and other students said he kicked doors, cursed at teachers, fought with and threatened classmates and brought a backpack with bullets to school. He collected a string of discipline for profanity, disobedience, insubordination and disruption.

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