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Florida school shooting prompts gun-control rallies

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:16:03 -0500

The Feb. 14 rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the latest in a series of deadly shootings at U.S. schools, has spurred unprecedented protests in cities across the count....
Some conservatives seek safe spaces as Florida teens fight for gun control

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:35:34 -0500

As survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting have mobilized to pressure public officials on gun control while rebutting the arguments of right-wing commentators, hurt conservatives are suggesti....
Scenes From CPAC 2018

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:52:06 -0500

As thousands of Republicans converged on CPAC, it was impossible to ignore the tragedy of gun violence, which has put gun rights advocates and opponents under a hot spotlight.....
Trump on Parkland shooter: 'A teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:17:15 -0500

President Trump on Friday castigated the armed resource officer in Parkland, Fla., who resigned from the Broward County Sheriff’s office after surveillance footage showed he waited outside the school ....
As Ivanka visits South Korea, Trump targets the North

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:47:47 -0500

President Trump announced that the U.S. was imposing a new round of sanctions taking aim at North Korea, the latest effort to tighten the economic vise in response to the Stalinist regime’s nuclear an....
Meet the teen girl behind the National School Walkout movement: 'We are motivated, passionate people'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:29:42 -0500

Lane Murdock, a sophomore at Ridgefield High School in Connecticut, turned her anger over school shootings in the United States into action — by launching the National School Walkout movement on the 1....
'How dare you': CNN's Camerota clashes with NRA's Loesch over her claim that media 'love' mass shootings

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:17:38 -0500

The national spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association on Friday doubled down on her claim that members of the media “love” mass shootings, like last week’s school massacre in Parkland, Fla., bec....
House Democrats seek 20 to 30 more witnesses in Russia probe, but GOP resists

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:00:34 -0500

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have a list of 20 to 30 witnesses they still want to question in the Russia investigation but fear that Republicans will prevent them from doing so, Rep. ....
Author Eric Metaxas, evangelical intellectual, chose Trump, and he's sticking with him

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:00:12 -0500

Eric Metaxas, who wrote a bestselling biography of the anti-Nazi pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, surprised his friends when he came out in support of Donald Trump. And nothing that has happened since the ....
Sheriff at White House meeting dogged by questions about 'offensive' jokes and controversial comments

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:22:03 -0500

Controversial North Carolina sheriff Charles McDonald, who was among 10 local officials joining President Trump at Thursday’s White House meeting on school safety, has faced questions about his spendi....
Trump: Active shooter drills 'a very negative thing'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:20:37 -0500

President Trump signaled Thursday that he does not believe that active shooter drills at the nation's schools are a good way to address the rash of gun violence plaguing them. ....
Trump predicts NRA will back raising age limit on gun purchases

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:06:04 -0500

Amid a national debate over U.S. gun laws in the wake of last week’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., President Trump on Thursday pledged action and laid out his ideas for school safety — eve....
Trump aides say U.S. forces can legally stay in Syria, Iraq indefinitely

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:41:49 -0500

President Trump has all the legal authority he needs to keep U.S. forces in Syria and Iraq indefinitely, the Pentagon and State Department told Sen. Tim Kaine, who has been pushing for a new AUMF.....
High school students across the U.S. protest gun violence

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:14:26 -0500

In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week's dead....
NRA's LaPierre blames FBI, mental illness and security 'failures' for Florida shooting — not guns

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:59:14 -0500

The head of the National Rifle Association denounced lawmakers and the media on Thursday for renewing the debate over U.S. gun laws in the wake of last week’s deadly mass shooting at a Florida high sc....
Trump: Arm some teachers to 'fire back if a savage sicko came to a school'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:01:35 -0500

President Trump denied that he wants to arm teachers with guns, despite seeming to offer that suggestion during a “listening session” about school shootings the day before.....
Marco Rubio jeered at CNN town hall on school shootings

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:20:42 -0500

Sen. Marco Rubio endorsed additional gun control legislation after questions from survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla.....
White House embraces @realDonaldTrump, not @POTUS. Sad!

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:00:51 -0500

On official White House websites and Twitter accounts, the Trump administration is linking to and sharing tweets from @realDonaldTrump, not the president's official @POTUS account.....
Redemption time for Romney?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:00:49 -0500

Too often, Mitt Romney has treated principled rhetoric like a stretchy suit he can change into in a phone booth, then throw into a trash can when no one's looking. But if he wins a Utah Senate se....
At 'listening session' on school shootings, Trump urges giving teachers guns

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:55:54 -0500

In a White House "listening session," President Trump said his administration would look "very strongly" at allowing concealed carry weapons in schools, even though he knew "a....
Parkland students: 'We will not be silenced' on guns

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:31:45 -0500

Survivors of last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., emerged from meetings with state lawmakers in Tallahassee, Fla., on Wednesday, vowing to continue thei....
There will never be another Billy Graham, because the world that made him possible is gone

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:58:47 -0500

The world that made Bill Graham, the cohesive culture of postwar America, is gone, and no one preacher will ever again unite all strains of evangelical Christianity as he did.....
Skullduggery Episode 6: Michael Cohen's 'stormy' screwup

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:53:28 -0500

Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman examine the latest legal screwups in Washington. Did Michael Cohen just put President Trump in potential legal jeopardy after he confirmed that he paid porn star Storm....
NRA rep to face survivors of Parkland school shooting

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:21:04 -0500

The survivors of last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., have been outspoken in their criticism of the National Rifle Association. And the NRA’s national s....
The 'crisis actors' lie spreads in wake of Florida shooting

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:01:38 -0500

In the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida high school last week, it happened again — conspiracy theories circulating claiming that it didn’t really happen, or that it was staged, with actors.....
Gun control rally in Tallahassee; Parkland students meet with lawmakers

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:32:04 -0500

Student activists from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff were shot and killed will call for a ban on assault-style weapons when they meet with lawmakers and hold a rally on Wednesday in....
The public role of psychoanalysts in the Trump era: 'We live in ominous times'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:03 -0500

Psychoanalysts Jonathan Lear, Kerry J. Sulkowicz and Jerrold Post addressed the ethical and psychological implications of commenting publicly on national figures, including President Trump, at the Ame....
U.S. intelligence chief Coats defends visit by Russian spymasters

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:42:54 -0500

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is defending a controversial secret visit to the United States by Russian spy chiefs — including one under U.S. sanctions imposed in 2014 to punish Russia f....
Trump claims he 'never met' the woman who says he forcibly kissed her at Trump Tower

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:46:24 -0500

President Trump turned his Twitter attention Tuesday to previously disclosed claims by Rachel Crooks, who says he forced himself on her at Trump Tower in 2006.....
Trump, inexplicably, says he has 'been much tougher on Russia than Obama'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:39:36 -0500

President Trump declared on Tuesday that he has been “much tougher on Russia” than President Barack Obama, despite evidence that the opposite is true.....
Profiles in expediency: 'Dumb' Romney welcomes endorsement of 'con man' Trump

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:28:45 -0500

The relationship between Donald Trump and Mitt Romney — who has been criticized for having particularly malleable positions — has followed a long and tortuous path, and more twists and turns likely li....
Teenagers stage 'lie-in' outside White House in support of Parkland shooting victims

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:09:30 -0500

A group of Washington, D.C., teenagers staged a “lie-in” outside the White House on Monday to show their support for the victims of last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school — and to demand a....
Teens hold a 'lie-in' at White House calling for gun control

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:59:47 -0500

A group of Washington, D.C., teenagers staged a “lie-in” outside of the White House on Monday to show their support for the victims of last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school — and to deman....
Parkland students call out Trump, Rubio and the NRA

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:03:14 -0500

Students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., are demanding action on gun control — and they continue to call out President Trump's response t....
Parkland students slam Trump for tying shooting to Russia probe: 'He has already made it about himself'

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:01:18 -0500

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students Aly Sheehy and Giuliana Matamoros were astounded that Donald Trump would use their tragedy to push back against U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller's....
Trump: Russians are 'laughing their asses off' after stirring U.S. election chaos

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:51:30 -0500

President Trump asserted Sunday morning that he never said Russia did not attempt to meddle with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Rather, he maintained, the repeated mentions of a hoax referred to....
Ex-FBI agent: Here's how we handled Nikolas Cruz-like alerts

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:19:38 -0500

The Federal Bureau of Investigation admits that is did not adequately pursue a lead regarding Nikolas Cruz's potential for violence before the Parkland school shooting.....
The deserts of Namibia: Life and photography on nature's terms

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:43:26 -0500

Veteran photographer Gordon Donovan, Yahoo's Photo Editor, has returned from the huge open spaces of Namibia with some searingly candid images of great cats, pachyderms, zebra and giraffes on the....
White House insists latest Russia indictments prove 'NO COLLUSION'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:32:22 -0500

The White House declared that the latest charges from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election proved there was “NO COLLUSION” between President Trump’s campaign and Moscow-tied op....
After Parkland, a new generation uses its voice against guns

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:53:51 -0500

Students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., speak out for gun control on Facebook and Twitter.....
Read Mueller's full indictment against 13 Russians charged with election meddling

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:10:48 -0500

The U.S. Department of Justice announced charges on Friday against 13 Russians and three Russian entities for allegedly carrying out an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential electi....
Time is running out for Haitian women and girls in U.S. as refugees

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:23:02 -0500

For nearly 60,000 Haitians refugees in the U.S., protected status will end on July 22, 2019. But the conditions that drove them out of their country still exist. Women in particular are at risk from e....
Ex-FEC chief lawyer: Trump attorney may have made a 'colossal screwup' with Stormy Daniels statement

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:54:18 -0500

In the latest episode of "Skullduggery," the Yahoo News podcast with Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman, a former FEC lawyer panned President Trump's attorney Michael Cohen's stat....
After Florida, is the tide finally turning on gun control?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:38:00 -0500

From Governor Rick Scott's suggestion that guns should be kept from the mentally ill to a Florida vigil where chants of "no more guns" erupted, there are signs America may be ready for ....
How Congress and Trump stymied Obama's mental-health gun-control rule

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:29:35 -0500

After the school shooting in Florida, President Trump emphasized the importance of mental health. But one of his first actions in the White House was to reverse Barack Obama's recommendation for ....
Plenty of warnings in Florida school shooting suspect's past, but 'we missed the signs'

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:49:26 -0500

Former classmates of the suspect in Wednesday’s deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school say they weren’t surprised to discover he was the alleged gunman.....
'THIS IS US': Newspapers react to Florida school shooting

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:23:56 -0500

Yet another school shooting shocked the United States on Wednesday, as gunman Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at his former high school in Parkland, Fla., near Miami. While the motives are unclear, the ....
Trump's revolving door of shame

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:51 -0500

The Trump administration has an unprecedented turnover rate of 34 percent, and scores of key posts remain unfilled. What we know now is that Trump isn't a guy who asks for help. He's not ins....
Trump responds to Florida shooting with tweets and speech

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:52:39 -0500

President Trump's public response to the third-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history was a pair of messages posted to Twitter on Wednesday and an address to the nation on Thursday. For some, ....
CNN's Philip Mudd breaks down on air while discussing Florida school shooting

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:23:23 -0500

Philip Mudd, a CNN counterterrorism expert and former CIA analyst and FBI deputy director, broke down in tears on the air on Wednesday while discussing the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high schoo....