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Hundreds of students walked out of classes at a Florida high school on Tuesday morning and were marching nearly 11 miles to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a mass shooting left 17 students and staff members dead last week. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office initially monitored the students’ march to ensure their safety, a department spokesperson told HuffPost.
President Trump has never called for punishing Russia and has not fully implemented sanctions.
Vicky Cornell, the widow of rock singer Chris Cornell, believes a prescribed medication is the reason her husband of 13 years killed himself in a Detroit hotel room last May. Officials ruled the Soundgarden singer’s death a suicide and found that drugs did not play a role in his death, though he had previously battled addiction for many years.
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.
Turkey's president says Turkish artillery fire has pushed back a convoy of pro-Syrian government forces from an enclave in northern Syria. Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested Tuesday that the Shite fighters who entered the enclave of Afrin in a convoy of a dozen vehicles were acting alone. Speaking during a joint news conference with his Macedonian counterpart that the convoy of a dozen vehicles "were forced to turn back" following the shelling.
A gun owner was so horrified by the tragedy in Parkland, Fla., that he decided to saw his legally registered AR-15 in half. Scott Pappalardo, who also has a second amendment tattoo on his arm, took to Facebook Sunday to make the announcement and post the clip of him cutting up the weapon.
Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has been erupting for about the past five years now, displacing tens of thousands as it sends debris flows toward populated areas. The eruption, which occurred on the island of North Sumatra, was caught on video by residents of Berestagi, which is about 15 miles to the west of the mountain, as well as residents of towns further away.
The wreckage of an Iranian plane that crashed with 65 people on board was found in central Iran, state media said on Monday, but aviation authorities could not confirm the report. It is believed to have gone down in a mountainous area near the town of Semirom. The deputy governor of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province was quoted by state media as saying the wreckage was found near Dengezlu city, in Semirom county, in Isfahan province.
A U.S. Postal Service worker was found fatally shot inside a mail truck along a busy highway in Dallas on Monday, and investigators are treating the case as a homicide, according to police. Officers found the worker’s body inside the government vehicle around 2:30 a.m. after responding to a reported shooting along Interstate 30 just west of downtown, according to a statement released by Dallas police. Postal Service operates two large mail sorting and processing complexes nearby, according to Amanda McMurrey, an inspector with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement and security arm of the USPS.Requests sent to the USPS for details about the employee were referred to the inspection service.
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 politicians who accept donations from the National Rifle Association in the wake of last week’s massacre. “If they accept this blood money, they are against the children,” senior Emma Gonzalez said on CNN’s “New Day” on Monday. Both Gonzalez and David Hogg, a fellow senior at the high school, criticized Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who on Thursday expressed doubts about whether more gun laws would prevent these types of massacres.
Gun rights advocates often say it’s not the appropriate time to debate gun control in the days after a mass shooting. The rule apparently doesn’t apply to gun giveaways, though, at least for one congressional candidate. On Feb. 13, Tyler Tannahill, a candidate for Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District, announced that his campaign would give away an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.
Remember that time @realDonaldTrump tweeted about how it isn't presidential to visit a golf course after a tragedy? The president visited Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach for several hours on Monday. White House officials have not confirmed whether Trump was golfing during that period, but did say that he avoided playing over the weekend as a mark of respect.
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.
“No words will do justice to the children killed, their mothers, their fathers and their loved ones,” said the agency’s regional director, Geert Cappelaere. Syria’s pro-government forces ― backed by Russia and Iran ― hammered the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta on Tuesday.
The family who took the Florida school shooting suspect into their home after his mother died have labelled him a “monster”. Kimberley and James Snead said Nikolas Cruz was lonely and depressed, but they saw no warning signs. The 19-year-old is accused of killing 17 and leaving more than a dozen injured, at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a small city about 50 miles north of Florida.
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.
Last Wednesday, siblings Taryn and Zach Hibshman went to class together at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School like they did every other day. “The power thats coming out of their mouths ... it gives me shivers,” she said.
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)
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.
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.
The vehicle of missing man Joshua Thiede, who is an Uber and Lyft driver, was found in an area of Los Angeles just east of Hollywood Monday.
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President Donald Trump blasted the FBI, his own Justice Department and national security adviser H.R. McMaster, the previous Congress, Democrats, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey in a Twitter tirade in the wake of indictments against 13 Russians in the investigation of interference in the 2016 presidential election. “He did not attack [Russian President] Vladimir Putin or Russia.
A former child bride who fled a fundamentalist Mormon cult has told how the sect’s leader reminded her she was “the property” of her husband after she begged him to free her from the forced marriage. Elissa Wall suffered multiple miscarriages after being made to marry her cousin at the age of 14 under the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Jeffs, said to have had 78 wives and more than 50 children in the Utah church, was jailed for life in 2011 after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls aged 12 and 15.
A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague. State Sen. Maryanne Jordan filed the complaint against Republican state Sen. Dan Foreman. "It's one thing to disagree with policy, it's another thing to position something like that against another lawmaker," Jordan said in response to the tweet Monday.