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WASHINGTON ― Dozens of students gathered in front of the White House on Monday to demand changes to gun laws, just days after a mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead. The demonstration was organized by Teens For Gun Reform, an organization created by students in the Washington, D.C., area in the wake of Wednesday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
A 15-year-old high school soccer player used his own body to shield classmates from a gunman’s rampage in Florida last week that killed 17 people, said a fellow student who credited the heroism with saving his life. Rodriguez said Borges was the last of 20 students to flee into a room as the gunman, firing randomly, approached.
President Trump has never called for punishing Russia and has not fully implemented sanctions.
Three Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets killed during last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida have been awarded the Medal of Heroism by the U.S. Army. Family members of the cadets, Alaina Petty, Martin Duque and Peter Wang, will receive the medals, which are awarded only to cadets whose achievements “involved the acceptance of danger and extraordinary responsibilities, exemplifying praiseworthy courage and fortitude.” At least one of the cadets was gunned down while protecting fellow students. It is with broken hearts that Sunrise Post 365 & Stoneman Douglas JROTC shares the loss of our soaring eagles! We honor them, and will miss their courage, tenacity, and their smiles! Cadet Peter Wang, Cadet Martin Duque, and Cadet Alaina Petty.
A mother of four was found stabbed to death in her Denver apartment and her accused killer is a homeless man who had allegedly threatened her before.
Nikolas Cruz moved in with the Snead family after his mother died of Pneumonia in November. They say he was depressed after losing his mother, but no red flags ever went off about his behavior.
By Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY (Reuters) - Carnival Corp , the world's largest cruise operator, said on Monday it was investigating the response of its security personnel to a brawl that broke out on one of its South Pacific cruises that resulted in 23 passengers being removed. The 10-day cruise to the South Pacific returned to the Australian southern city of Melbourne on Saturday, a day after 23 people were removed in the New South Wales (NSW) town of Eden for what the company described as "disruptive and violent acts". "The level of excessive behavior experienced on the cruise was unprecedented," the Carnival statement said, referring to the passengers who were removed from the cruise.
These Northern Lights “rainbows” have turned the sky greener than the Earth below. Vitaly Istomin, 26, spent several nights in freezing conditions under the stars in northern Russia’s Khibiny Mountains to capture the aurora’s “rainbows.” (Caters News)
Mount Sinabung erupted on Monday morning, sending an ash cloud more than 5,000 meters (16,000 feet) towering into the atmosphere. No fatalities or injuries have been reported. The volcano erupted at 8:53 a.m. Monday WIB (8:53 p.m. Sunday EST) on Indonesia
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court on Monday issued a new congressional map to replace the state’s current one, which the court said is so partisan it violates the state’s Constitution. In an opinion earlier in February, the state Supreme Court wrote that Pennsylvania’s congressional districts need, at minimum, to be compact and contiguous, to contain roughly the same number of people, and to not split counties and other communities unnecessarily.
THE FIRST SCANDAL THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION COULDN’T SQUASH WITH AN ‘ALTERNATIVE FACT’ HuffPost reporter S.V. Date breaks down how the photo of an ex-wife’s bruised eye and the #MeToo movement forced the White House on the defensive. THE FLORIDA SHOOTING SUSPECT WAS REPORTEDLY ABLE TO BUY 10 GUNS IN THE LAST YEAR And passed a background check immediately. At the funeral of a teacher who died protecting his students, his fiancee revealed he told her what to say in case he died in a school shooting. The New York Post and Anderson Cooper both slammed Trump for golfing this weekend amid funerals for the Florida school shooting victims.
A monitoring group says the death toll from government shelling and airstrikes outside Damascus has exceeded 100 people for the second straight day. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 106 people have been killed under the government's ferocious bombardment of the capital's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta suburb region. It says the toll from two days of shelling and airstrikes has reached 250 killed and over 1,000 maimed and wounded.
A high school teacher shot to death while protecting students in last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, once considered that he could die in such violence, and gave his fiancee instructions on what to say if it happened. Scott Beigel’s fiancee, Gwen Gossler, told mourners at his funeral on Sunday that they were watching news coverage of another school shooting when he made the comment. “Promise me if this ever happens to me, you will tell them the truth — tell them what a jerk I am, don’t talk about the hero stuff,” Gossler said Beigel teased, according to the New York Post’s account of the service at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton.
A Republican politician raffled an AR-15 rifle at a campaign fundraising event just days after a similar weapon was used to kill 17 people in a Florida high school. Parents held a vigil outside the fundraiser for Aaron Penman, a sheriff’s deputy who is running for a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, to remember the 14 students and three workers killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week. Conveying his “heartfelt sorrow” to the victims in Florida, he told Fox News the event had been “months in the planning”.
The airliner said all on board Flight EP3704 were killed, including six crew members. The crash of the aircraft, brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years, was yet another fatal aviation disaster for Iran, which for years was barred from buying necessary airplane parts due to Western sanctions over its contested nuclear program, forcing Iranians to fly in aging aircraft. Press TV said search teams reached the crash site before dawn on Monday.
A British engineer has been charged by the FBI with murdering his wife after she disappeared at sea as they cruised around the Caribbean on a belated honeymoon. Lewis Bennett, 41, who holds dual British and Australian citizenship and is originally from Poole, Dorset, was accused of second-degree murder over the death of Isabella Hellmann, 41, on May 15 last year. According to to the FBI Bennett said he had gone below deck and left Ms Hellmann above to keep watch.
The French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to increase from an estimated 360 now to 500 by 2023. Hunting wiped out the grey wolf in France during the 1930s and they only returned in 1992 via Italy -- currently home to around 2,000 wolves -- before spreading into Switzerland and Germany.
Most of the mandatory evacuations for a rural California area threatened by a wildfire have been lifted. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Cathey Mattingly says officials are allowing people to return home Monday. Mattingly says five Inyo County roads and the Pleasant Valley Campground are still closed.
Special counsel Robert Mueller is methodically, brilliantly filling in pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Mueller’s indictment on Friday of Russia’s cyberwarfare against the 2016 election was a tactical and investigative masterstroke. President Donald Trump is now cornered.
Carnival has launched an investigation into a wild brawl off the Australian coast, that saw 23 passengers kicked off a cruise. Some on board accuse security of being heavy handed. Joel Labi reports.
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 demand action from President Trump on gun control.
Some people are just not emotionally equipped to handle kitchen cleanup with any level of chill. Take my mother, for example. Every time I cook dinner at her house, she trails inches behind me with a kitchen towel, crouching on the floor and obsessively
Iranian police said Tuesday the number of security officers killed in overnight protests by a Sufi sect had risen to five, with around 300 people arrested. Footage on state television showed a bus ploughing into a group of policemen in northern Tehran, which police said led to three deaths. On Tuesday, police spokesman Saeed Montazer Almehdi said two members of the hardline Basij militia, which is linked to the Revolutionary Guards, were also killed.
Some people’s idea of justice is an eye for an eye, but China wants “severe punishment” for a man who stole a clay thumb. Michael Rohana, 24, was charged last week for allegedly breaking a thumb off the left hand of a 2,000-year-old terra-cotta warrior on display at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The FBI said Rohana snuck away from the party and used a cellular telephone as a flashlight to look at exhibits that were displayed in a closed-off showroom.
Iran issued a fiery warning to Israel on Monday threatening to raze Tel Aviv if Benjamin Netanyahu followed through on his recent threat to act against it. "About Netanyahu's unwise words, I should say that if they carry out the slightest unwise move against Iran, we will level Tel Aviv to the ground and will not give any opportunity to Netanyahu to flee,” said Mohsen Rezaie, Iran’s expediency council secretary, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. With tensions increasing in the Middle East over Iran’s role in Syria and Yemen and as US President Donald Trump presses for a tougher approach on Tehran, Israel is seeking wider support to contain its regional nemesis.