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  • Florida massacre survivors confront lawmakers as other students walk out in solidarity

      Just one week after surviving a massacre that killed 17 people, grieving students confronted Florida lawmakers Wednesday to demand a ban on assault weapons. As they took up their fight in Tallahassee, students from Palm Beach to Washington walked out in solidarity — disgusted by yet another school massacre with no change in gun laws. Here are the latest developments: — Protesters held a #NeverAgain rally outside the Capitol building Wednesday as students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School […]

  • Oprah matches George and Amal Clooney’s $500,000 donation to March for Our Lives

    George and Amal Clooney have stepped up in support of the survivors of the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida. The superstar couple announced Tuesday that they are donating $500,000 to the upcoming “March For Our Lives” in the names of their 8-month-old twins, Alexander and Ella. Oprah Winfrey also announced that she would match the couple’s donation. “These inspiring young people remind me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who also said we’ve had ENOUGH and our voices will […]

  • U.S. Army awards medals for heroism to 3 JROTC students killed in Florida shooting

    The U.S. Army is awarding medals for heroism to three students killed in last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Alaina Petty, Peter Wang and Martin Duque, all students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, were also cadets in the school’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and will receive the Medal of Heroism for their actions in last Wednesday’s shooting. Petty’s family was presented with her medal at her funeral service Monday, and Wang’s family was due to receive […]

  • KFC chicken shortage hits hundreds of UK restaurants

    More bad news for KFC fans: A chicken shortage that has closed hundreds of stores in the UK could last all week. The fast food chain was forced to shut restaurants across the country after a logistics snafu hit chicken deliveries. As many as 800 of about 900 KFC locations were closed on Monday. Roughly 600 locations remained closed at lunchtime on Tuesday. “Each day more deliveries are being made, however, we expect the disruption to some restaurants to continue over the […]

  • Florida high school gunman obtained 10 rifles in last year or so, source says

    The weekend didn’t make things any easier for students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: Parents had to lay teen children to rest; the family who had taken in shooter Nikolas Cruz said they didn’t know they were living with a “monster;” and a tweet from President Donald Trump seemed to infuriate an already-angry student body. The students promised action in the wake of the massacre that left 17 of their classmates and teachers dead. They’re headed to Tallahassee, Florida, to […]

  • Hero teen shot five times while shielding classmates from Florida school shooter

    PARKLAND, FL — Anthony Borges, 15, was shot five times during the mass shooting at his high school, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Fellow students say Borges used his body to block bullets from hitting his classmates by standing in the doorway as he tried to lock the room shut, according to NY Daily News. On Sunday, the injured teenager remained in a hospital bed with his face swollen and his body tethered to IV and oxygen tubes. “Fortunately, he […]

  • Russian curler faces doping allegation after failed drug test

    Russian curler Aleksandr Krushelnitckii is suspected of failing a doping test at the PyeongChang Olympic Games. Krushelnitckii, who won bronze in the mixed doubles event at this year’s Olympics, is awaiting the results of a so-called “B sample,” which could be known as early as this evening local time in South Korea. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said in a statement Monday it has initiated the process of reviewing Krushelnitckii’s case after a request by the International Olympic […]

  • Fans removed from hockey game for remarks aimed at black player

    A group of fans were removed from a game in Chicago on Saturday night for remarks aimed at Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly. The fans were shouting “basketball, basketball, basketball” at the NHL star, The Washington Post reported. Smith-Pelly, who is black, was sitting in the penalty box during the game between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. He suddenly got up from his seat and approached the glass where fans nearby appeared to be shouting at him. […]

  • School shooter will offer to plead guilty to avoid death penalty, public defender says

    PARKLAND, Fla. — Nikolas Cruz wants to plead guilty so that he can avoid the death penalty and spare a traumatized South Florida community a trial that would recount horrifying details of his mass shooting, a top public defender said Friday. “This is an opportunity to put the criminal case behind and help the victims’ families begin to try and pick up pieces of their lives for our community to heal and to figure out how we stop these things […]

  • 13 Russian nationals indicted over 2016 election interference

    WASHINGTON– A federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Department of Justice announced Friday. In addition, three defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants with aggravated identity theft. “The defendants allegedly conducted what they called information warfare against the United States, with the stated goal of spreading distrust towards […]