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Doctors slam Rick Santorum: 'CPR not effective' against assault weapons Doctors slam Rick Santorum: 'CPR not effective' against assault weapons
Former U.S. senator Rick Santorum's suggestion that student survivors of last month's deadly shooting rampage at a Florida high school should forget about supporting "phony gun laws" and learn CPR has drawn the ire of some physicians on social media. "How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying to deal with situ...
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11-year-old Naomi Wadler sends powerful message at March for Our Lives: Honor African-American victims 11-year-old Naomi Wadler sends powerful message at March for Our Lives: Honor African-American victims
An 11-year-old girl nearly stole the show at the March for Our Lives, delivering an awe-inspiring speech on the shooting deaths of black women and girls. "I represent the African-American women who are victims of gun violence, who are simply statistics instead of vibrant, beautiful girls full of potential," Naomi Wadler, from Alexandria, Va., told thousands listening on Pennsylvania Avenue in W...
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'Red flag' laws that allow for temporary restrictions on access to guns gain momentum across nation 'Red flag' laws that allow for temporary restrictions on access to guns gain momentum across nation
WASHINGTON – States across the country are taking a closer look at “red flag” laws since an alleged gunman, long known to law enforcement as troubled, was accused in the mass shooting in February at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The laws allow family members or law enforcement to seek a court order to temporarily restrict people's access to firearms when they show "red ...
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Help wanted: Teachers, police, even mayors. Jobs crucial to society are plagued by discontent Help wanted: Teachers, police, even mayors. Jobs crucial to society are plagued by discontent
On Saturday, tens of thousands of students are expected to join March for Our Lives protests following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Many teachers will join them. Among the 17 dead in Parkland was Scott Beigel, a social studies teacher credited with saving student lives. Such actions have led teachers across the country — who may have entered the fie...
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Florida school shooting students told to wear clear backpacks Florida school shooting students told to wear clear backpacks
Students at the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead last month are being asked to wear clear backpacks. School officials have written to families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High pupils outlining the plans as part of new security measures. They said any student without a clear rucksack would be given one at no cost. But some pupils say it does nothing to tackle the issue of...
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Deadly nor'easter wallops East with up to a foot or more of heavy snow Deadly nor'easter wallops East with up to a foot or more of heavy snow
The first full day of spring Wednesday brought yet another snowstorm to the eastern U.S., causing travel chaos and widespread school and business closures. Up to a foot of heavy, wet snow — and potentially more — was expected from the mid-Atlantic into New England by the time the storm winds down Thursday. Increasingly sunny, windy conditions were forecast for most of the East later Thursda...
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Gunman at Maryland high school dies after armed school officer intervenes; 2 others injured Gunman at Maryland high school dies after armed school officer intervenes; 2 others injured
A student gunman opened fire Tuesday at a high school in southern Maryland, injuring two students before an armed school resources officer intervened, authorities said. The gunman, identified as Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17, was killed, but St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron said it was not immediately clear whether the school officer fired the fatal shot or whether the gunman killed himself. ...
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Supreme Court refuses to reconsider death penalty in Arizona case. Supreme Court refuses to reconsider death penalty in Arizona case.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court refused again Monday to decide whether the death penalty is unconstitutional. The action came in a case from Arizona in which lawyers asked the court to strike down both the state's capital punishment system and the nation's. The court's four liberal justices said Arizona's system, under which most defendants convicted of first-degree murder are eligible for ...
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Two more Miami bridge collapse victims identified, as investigation continues Two more Miami bridge collapse victims identified, as investigation continues
Two more victims of last week’s bridge collapse at Miami’s Florida International University were identified Sunday, as investigators try to determine what caused the pedestrian bridge to fall onto a busy highway, killing six people. Miami-Dade Police confirmed Sunday that Alexa Duran, 18, a freshman political science student at the university, was extracted from a Toyota 4Runner pancaked in th...
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FBI ex-deputy director Andrew McCabe sacked days before retirement. FBI ex-deputy director Andrew McCabe sacked days before retirement.
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe has been sacked days before he could retire with pension rights. He was fired by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who said an internal review found he leaked information and misled investigators. Mr McCabe denied the claims and said he was being targeted because of his involvement in the inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. ...
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