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Florida lawmaker fired for false suggestion shooting survivors are actors

Florida lawmaker fired for false suggestion shooting survivors are actors

An aide to a Florida lawmaker was fired after falsely suggesting that student survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland were “actors”, repeating a conspiracy theory that has been used to harass victims. Benjamin Kelly, an aide to Republican state representative Shawn Harrison, was terminated after a reporter published his email attacking the students who have become vocal advocates for ...

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A former student accused of last week’s deadly shooting at Florida returns to court for hearing

A former student accused of last week’s deadly shooting at Florida returns to court for hearing

A former student accused of last week’s deadly shooting at a Florida high school returned to court for a hearing on Monday in a case that has galvanized advocates of stricter gun control, including many of the rampage survivors. Nikolas Cruz, his head bowed, hands shackled at his waist and wearing a red, jail-issued jumpsuit, showed no emotion during the ...

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child, 4 adults injured in Texas restaurant shooting

child, 5 adults injured in Texas restaurant shooting

The victim count following a Sunday night shooting outside a popular Texas steakhouse increased to five Monday morning, according to San Antonio police. On Sunday night, police said four victims, including a 6-year-old boy, had been shot outside Texas Roadhouse, in the 2800 block of Cinema Ridge. Two victims were in critical condition Sunday night but the boy was not ...

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Life sentence for man who murdered his neighbour

Life sentence for man who murdered his neighbor

A man who was convicted of killing his neighbor after months of harassing his Arab-American family has been sentenced to life in prison for the hate crime. Stanley Majors was sentenced on Tuesday by a judge in Oklahoma for killing 37-year-old Khalid Jabara, whose family came to the US from Lebanon. Prosecutors say Majors stood at the front steps of ...

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Lawmaker accused of firing aide for not playing kissing game

Lawmaker accused of firing aide for not playing kissing game

A state lawmaker who rose to national prominence as a campaigner against sexual assault is accused of firing an aide who refused to play “spin the bottle”, according to court papers. David John Kernick filed a complaint against California Democrat Cristina Garcia about the alleged 2014 incident. He says she disciplined him for insubordination and fired him after he refused ...

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Rush Limbaugh defends the National Rifle Association : The solution is not to attack gun rights groups

Rush Limbaugh defends the National Rifle Association : The solution is not to attack gun rights groups

EIB Network radio host Rush Limbaugh reacted to the tragic school shooting in Broward County, Fla. that left 17 dead and several wounded. Limbaugh said the solution is not to attack gun rights groups like the Virginia-based National Rifle Association, but instead to recognize what resources are lacking in schools that other public buildings have. “The solution is concealed-carry in ...

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Parkland students talk about politics and gun control

Parkland students talk about politics and gun control

To those who say it’s too soon after the school massacre to talk about politics and gun control, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High see your point. “We can respect that. We’ve lost people. It’s important to mourn,” junior Cameron Kasky said Sunday. “Here’s a time to talk about gun control: March 24. My message for the people in ...

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Video shows Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz fighting students in 2016

Video shows Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz fighting students in 2016

Nikolas Cruz, whose troubled past allegedly exploded in a murderous rampage Wednesday in a Parkland, Fla., school Wednesday, was captured on cell phone video fighting other students more than a year before the mass shooting. In the Sept. 20, 2016, footage, obtained by ABC station WPLG, Cruz can be seen in the courtyard of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School wearing ...

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As community tries to heal, students say they want theirs to be the last school massacre

As community tries to heal, students say they want theirs to be the last school massacre

For residents in the otherwise quiet and safe community of Parkland, Florida, the past several days have been tinged with sorrow, concern, and anger. In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, funerals for the 17 dead have begun alongside candlelit vigils to remember those who passed. A 14-year-old and 18-year-old were the first to be ...

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Second gun-control rally held in Florida, This rally against gun laws, NRA and Trump

Second gun-control rally held in Florida, This rally against gun laws, NRA and Trump

One by one, students and staff members who survived alleged gunman Nickolas Cruz’s deadly rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School stepped up to a podium Saturday and railed against the gun lobby and gun laws that enabled him to purchase an assault weapon. At times their voices broke with emotion or rage, but each person who addressed the Rally to Support Firearm ...

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