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Barack Obama to student activists: 'We've been waiting for you. And we've got your backs'. Barack Obama to student activists: 'We've been waiting for you. And we've got your backs'.
Former president Barack Obama on Thursday lauded the young people who are rallying for an end to gun violence. A day after hundreds of students across the country walked out of class to demand safer schools, Obama expressed his support, saying it was inspiring to see "so many smart, fearless students standing up for their right to be safe, marching and organizing to remake the world as it shoul...
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Trump vows tougher background checks, mental health screens for gun buyers in meeting with students. Trump vows tougher background checks, mental health screens for gun buyers in meeting with students.
WASHINGTON — President Trump promised tougher background checks and mental health screens for gun buyers in an emotional forum at the White House on Wednesday with students and parents who were personally affected by mass school shootings in the U.S., including the massacre at a Florida high school last week. "It’s not going to be talk like it has been in the past. It’s been going on too long. ...
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Florida shooting puts gun control pressure on Trump. Florida shooting puts gun control pressure on Trump.
WASHINGTON – The businessman who once supported tighter gun control – and then opposed it after he became a presidential candidate – is now under pressure to switch back in favor of certain new firearms laws. In the wake of last week's mass shooting at a South Florida high school, Trump has White House meetings scheduled this week with groups of students and local officials about the prospects...
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Trump says Russians are 'laughing their asses off' at U.S. discord. Trump says Russians are 'laughing their asses off' at U.S. discord.
In an angry tweetstorm Sunday morning, President Trump said that if Russian meddling in the election 2016 election was intended to sow discord in the United States, "they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They are laughing their asses off in Moscow." But the president suggested the source of that discord is the ongoing investigation of Russian meddling in the elections and possible co...
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Trump's inaugural committee paid $26M to firm started by Melania Trump adviser. Trump's inaugural committee paid $26M to firm started by Melania Trump adviser.
President Trump's inaugural committee paid nearly $26 million to an event planning firm reportedly started by an adviser to first lady Melania Trump, according to tax filings released Thursday. The inaugural committee raised a record $106.7 million for the inauguration, and until Thursday, it was a mystery how those funds were spent. The payment to the firm linked to Trump's adviser was one-qua...
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Suspect in fatal Florida school attack is former student with 'anger' issues. Suspect in fatal Florida school attack is former student with 'anger' issues.
PARKLAND, Fla. — The suspected gunman in Wednesday's fatal attack at a Florida high school is a former student who teachers and former classmates say had an angry disposition that led to him being expelled and flagged as a danger on school grounds. At one point, the former student had been listed by school administrators as a potential threat — particularly if he was carrying a backpack on camp...
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What's in Trump's 2019 budget proposal? Funding for wall, infrastructure and fighting opioid abuse. What's in Trump's 2019 budget proposal? Funding for wall, infrastructure and fighting opioid abuse.
WASHINGTON — A $4.4 trillion budget proposal President Trump sent to Congress Monday would provide a big boost in military spending and new funding for infrastructure, a border wall and opioid treatment. But it does so at the expense of budget deficits for as far as the eye can see — $984 billion next year, with deficits continuing throughout the 10-year budget window. In all, the budget adds...
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Trump says he was 'surprised' by abuse allegations against staff secretary Rob Porter. Trump says he was 'surprised' by abuse allegations against staff secretary Rob Porter.
WASHINGTON — President Trump said Friday he was surprised by allegations of domestic violence against his staff secretary that forced the top aide to resign this week — but lauded the work Rob Porter did and noted that that he has maintained his innocence. "We found out about it recently and I was surprised by it, but we certainly wish him well and it's a tough time for him," Trump said. "He d...
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Government shutdown ends with Trump signature on spending bill. Government shutdown ends with Trump signature on spending bill.
President Trump signed a $400 billion budget deal Friday, hours after the House passed it in a pre-dawn vote, reopening the federal government after it was partially shut down for the second time in less than a month. The House voted 240-186, with 73 Democrats and 167 Republicans voting in favor. The hours-long, middle-of-the-night shutdown was the shortest since the 1970s, according to the Co...
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Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris in their struggle for self-determination. Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris in their struggle for self-determination.
Washington: To express solidarity with the Kashmiri people in their struggle for self-determination, a special event was held earlier tonight at the Embassy of Pakistan Washington DC. Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Interior, Planning, Development & Reforms was the keynote speaker at the event. In his remarks, the Minister said that Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris in their str...
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