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Nashville mayor resigns and pleads guilty to felony theft. Nashville mayor resigns and pleads guilty to felony theft.
The mayor of Nashville, Tennessee has resigned and pleaded guilty to theft from the city during a two-year affair with her police bodyguard. Democrat Megan Barry, 54, had been seen as a rising star before she admitted to an extramarital affair last month. Prosecutors say she racked up thousands of dollars in expenses with her head of security Sgt Rob Forrest. She initially denied abuse of ta...
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott following school shooting: You must be 21 to buy a gun. Florida Gov. Rick Scott following school shooting: You must be 21 to buy a gun.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced he will work with state lawmakers to move the age at which people can buy a gun to 21 and ban the purchase or selling of bump stocks. The plan comes about a week after a gunman with a history of run-ins with law enforcement and mental health issues killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in south Florida. Raising the gun purchase age from 18...
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A school shooter, in his own words: 'I wasn't wanted by anyone'. A school shooter, in his own words: 'I wasn't wanted by anyone'.
CINCINNATI — He and his girlfriend had broken up. His parents wouldn’t let him run on the track team. And he had been abusing Adderall, a stimulant used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, for about a year. This was 14-year-old James “Austin” Hancock. On Feb. 29, 2016, a few weeks before his birthday, Hancock brought a handgun to Madison Junior/Senior High School in Ma...
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Comedian Michelle Wolf will host this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner. Comedian Michelle Wolf will host this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Comedian Michelle Wolf, known for her stand-up comedy and work on the Daily Show With Trevor Noah, will be the featured entertainer at this year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner on April 28. Wolf's hour-long HBO special, Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady premiered in December, and she will star in a Netflix half-hour comedy show later this year. She is also an alum of Late Night with Set...
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Gun control demonstrations planned around the U.S. after Florida school shooting. Gun control demonstrations planned around the U.S. after Florida school shooting.
Many Americans are demanding more gun regulation in the wake of the slaughter of 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week at the hands of a former student armed with a semi-automatic rifle. Led by the example of passionate Stoneman Douglas students, gun-control advocates across the U.S. are planning massive demonstrations in the coming weeks and months t...
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Are boys 'broken'? Another mass shooting renews debate on toxic masculinity. Are boys 'broken'? Another mass shooting renews debate on toxic masculinity.
After 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz was accused of gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school last week, comedian Michael Ian Black started a thread on Twitter that sparked a vitriolic debate about the role of gender in gun violence. It began with the tweet, "Deeper even than the gun problem is this: boys are broken." Black's tweet has been liked nearly 65,000 times. In an interview with NPR o...
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Florida high school shooting suspect will plead guilty if death penalty is not an option. Florida high school shooting suspect will plead guilty if death penalty is not an option.
The suspect in the south Florida high school shooting will plead guilty in the massacre if the death penalty is taken off the table, the public defender's office said Friday. Nikolas Cruz, 19, admitted he was behind the 17 killings inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. His lawyers at the public defender's office say he is deeply troubled and remorseful over the shooting...
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Parents gather to reunite with students after school shooting. Parents gather to reunite with students after school shooting.
STUART, Fla. — Hours after a shooting rampage at a Florida high school Wednesday afternoon, parents were being reunited with their children and hearing about the horror that happened inside the school. Anna Cecilia Girao was in a class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland with about 15 other students when the shooting started. "He (her teacher) was going to close the door, and...
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Barack and Michelle Obama's official portraits unveiled. Barack and Michelle Obama's official portraits unveiled.
Barack and Michelle Obama have attended the unveiling of their official portraits at Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. Former US President Obama said his portrait by Kehinde Wiley, who is known for his Old Master-style depiction of African-Americans, was "pretty sharp". "Wow!" said Mrs Obama of her painting by Amy Sherald, another black artist, whose work addresses so...
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FBI might keep more secrets from Congress after Nunes memo release. FBI might keep more secrets from Congress after Nunes memo release.
WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee's dueling partisan memos about FBI surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser will result in federal agents keeping secrets to themselves because they no longer trust Congress, experts warn. "It's already having an impact," said Mike Rogers, a retired Michigan Republican congressman and ex-FBI agent who chaired the committee from 2011-2014. "The intel...
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