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U.S. News >> U.S. Politics

Florida school shooting prompts gun-control rallies

Florida school shooting prompts gun-control ralliesThe 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 country.



02/24/2018 - 10:16 AM

 

Some conservatives seek safe spaces as Florida teens fight for gun control

Some conservatives seek safe spaces as Florida teens fight for gun controlAs 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 suggesting they would like a safe space from the teenagers’ insults.



02/23/2018 - 04:35 PM

 

Scenes From CPAC 2018

Scenes From CPAC 2018As 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.



02/23/2018 - 12:52 PM

 

Trump on Parkland shooter: 'A teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened'

Trump on Parkland shooter: 'A teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened'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 during last week’s mass shooting.



02/23/2018 - 12:17 PM

 

As Ivanka visits South Korea, Trump targets the North

As Ivanka visits South Korea, Trump targets the NorthPresident 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 and ballistic missile programs. He announced the sanctions as Ivanka visited the Olympic Games in South Korea.



02/23/2018 - 11:47 AM

 

Meet the teen girl behind the National School Walkout movement: 'We are motivated, passionate people'

Meet the teen girl behind the National School Walkout movement: 'We are motivated, passionate people'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 19th anniversary of Columbine.



02/23/2018 - 11:29 AM

 

'How dare you': CNN's Camerota clashes with NRA's Loesch over her claim that media 'love' mass shootings

'How dare you': CNN's Camerota clashes with NRA's Loesch over her claim that media 'love' mass shootingsThe 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., because of the bump in television ratings that some networks experience.



02/23/2018 - 10:17 AM

 

House Democrats seek 20 to 30 more witnesses in Russia probe, but GOP resists

House Democrats seek 20 to 30 more witnesses in Russia probe, but GOP resistsDemocrats 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. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., says.



02/23/2018 - 05:00 AM

 

Author Eric Metaxas, evangelical intellectual, chose Trump, and he's sticking with him

Author Eric Metaxas, evangelical intellectual, chose Trump, and he's sticking with himEric 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 election has changed his mind. Jon Ward explores what led him to this position and how he deals with the suspicions that he is "a fundamentalist in an intellectual's clothing."



02/23/2018 - 05:00 AM

 

Sheriff at White House meeting dogged by questions about 'offensive' jokes and controversial comments

Sheriff at White House meeting dogged by questions about 'offensive' jokes and controversial commentsControversial 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 spending and comments he made about anti-Trump protesters last year, and was sued by a former deputy for discrimination last month.



02/22/2018 - 05:22 PM

 

Trump: Active shooter drills 'a very negative thing'

Trump: Active shooter drills 'a very negative thing'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. 



02/22/2018 - 04:20 PM

 

Trump predicts NRA will back raising age limit on gun purchases

Trump predicts NRA will back raising age limit on gun purchasesAmid 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 — even as the National Rifle Association is resisting calls for change.



02/22/2018 - 03:06 PM

 

Trump aides say U.S. forces can legally stay in Syria, Iraq indefinitely

Trump aides say U.S. forces can legally stay in Syria, Iraq indefinitelyPresident 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.



02/22/2018 - 12:41 PM

 

High school students across the U.S. protest gun violence

High school students across the U.S. protest gun violenceIn 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 deadly shooting in Florida.



02/22/2018 - 12:14 PM

 

NRA's LaPierre blames FBI, mental illness and security 'failures' for Florida shooting — not guns

NRA's LaPierre blames FBI, mental illness and security 'failures' for Florida shooting — not gunsThe 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 school.



02/22/2018 - 11:59 AM

 

Trump: Arm some teachers to 'fire back if a savage sicko came to a school'

Trump: Arm some teachers to 'fire back if a savage sicko came to a school'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.



02/22/2018 - 09:01 AM

 

Marco Rubio jeered at CNN town hall on school shootings

Marco Rubio jeered at CNN town hall on school shootingsSen. Marco Rubio endorsed additional gun control legislation after questions from survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla.



02/22/2018 - 08:20 AM

 

White House embraces @realDonaldTrump, not @POTUS. Sad!

White House embraces @realDonaldTrump, not @POTUS. Sad!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.



02/22/2018 - 05:00 AM

 

Redemption time for Romney?

Redemption time for Romney?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 seat, he could become something he's never managed to be: the most influential figure in the GOP outside of the White House.



02/22/2018 - 05:00 AM

 

At 'listening session' on school shootings, Trump urges giving teachers guns

At 'listening session' on school shootings, Trump urges giving teachers gunsIn 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 lot of people are going to be opposed to it."



02/21/2018 - 06:55 PM

 

Parkland students: 'We will not be silenced' on guns

Parkland students: 'We will not be silenced' on gunsSurvivors 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 their movement until U.S. lawmakers enact stricter gun laws.



02/21/2018 - 03:31 PM

 

There will never be another Billy Graham, because the world that made him possible is gone

There will never be another Billy Graham, because the world that made him possible is goneThe 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.



02/21/2018 - 02:58 PM

 

Skullduggery Episode 6: Michael Cohen's 'stormy' screwup

Skullduggery Episode 6: Michael Cohen's 'stormy' screwupMichael 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 Stormy Daniels $130,000? Isikoff and Klaidman speak with Larry Noble, former general counsel of the Federal Election Commission, about the legal implications of Cohen’s admission. They also speak with Lanny Davis, author of a new book, “The Unmaking of the President 2016: How FBI Director James Comey Cost Hillary Clinton the Presidency,” about the legal decisions made by Comey during the 2016 election. ...



02/21/2018 - 02:53 PM

 

NRA rep to face survivors of Parkland school shooting

NRA rep to face survivors of Parkland school shootingThe 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 spokeswoman, Dana Loesch, will come face to face with some of those survivors on Wednesday night during a live town hall.



02/21/2018 - 12:21 PM

 

The 'crisis actors' lie spreads in wake of Florida shooting

The 'crisis actors' lie spreads in wake of Florida shootingIn 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.



02/21/2018 - 12:01 PM

 

Gun control rally in Tallahassee; Parkland students meet with lawmakers

Gun control rally in Tallahassee; Parkland students meet with lawmakersStudent 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 Tallahassee, the state capital.



02/21/2018 - 11:32 AM

 

The public role of psychoanalysts in the Trump era: 'We live in ominous times'

The public role of psychoanalysts in the Trump era: 'We live in ominous times'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 American Psychoanalytic Association's 2018 national meeting.



02/21/2018 - 05:00 AM

 

U.S. intelligence chief Coats defends visit by Russian spymasters

U.S. intelligence chief Coats defends visit by Russian spymastersDirector 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 for its annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea.



02/20/2018 - 04:42 PM

 

Trump claims he 'never met' the woman who says he forcibly kissed her at Trump Tower

Trump claims he 'never met' the woman who says he forcibly kissed her at Trump TowerPresident 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.



02/20/2018 - 12:46 PM

 

Trump, inexplicably, says he has 'been much tougher on Russia than Obama'

Trump, inexplicably, says he has 'been much tougher on Russia than Obama'President Trump declared on Tuesday that he has been “much tougher on Russia” than President Barack Obama, despite evidence that the opposite is true.



02/20/2018 - 10:39 AM

 

Profiles in expediency: 'Dumb' Romney welcomes endorsement of 'con man' Trump

Profiles in expediency: 'Dumb' Romney welcomes endorsement of 'con man' TrumpThe 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 lie ahead. Here is a timeline of the more head-snapping reversals in recent years.



02/20/2018 - 09:28 AM

 

Teenagers stage 'lie-in' outside White House in support of Parkland shooting victims

Teenagers stage 'lie-in' outside White House in support of Parkland shooting victimsA 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 action from President Trump on gun control.



02/19/2018 - 02:09 PM

 

Teens hold a 'lie-in' at White House calling for gun control

Teens hold a 'lie-in' at White House calling for gun control

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.

“We have organized this protest in solidarity with all of those who were affected by the horrific school shooting in Florida,” the organization said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. “We call on President Trump and leaders from both parties to finally act in the interest of America’s youth and end these tragic mass shootings!”

Dozens of teenagers participated in Monday’s lie-in. More than 700 people RSVP’d for the event on Facebook.

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02/19/2018 - 01:59 PM

 

Parkland students call out Trump, Rubio and the NRA

Parkland students call out Trump, Rubio and the NRAStudents 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 to last week's massacre.



02/19/2018 - 11:03 AM

 

Parkland students slam Trump for tying shooting to Russia probe: 'He has already made it about himself'

Parkland students slam Trump for tying shooting to Russia probe: 'He has already made it about himself'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 probe into possible collusion between Moscow and his 2016 campaign.



02/18/2018 - 02:01 PM

 

Trump: Russians are 'laughing their asses off' after stirring U.S. election chaos

Trump: Russians are 'laughing their asses off' after stirring U.S. election chaosPresident 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 the allegation that his campaign had colluded with Moscow, which he adamantly denies.



02/18/2018 - 09:51 AM

 

Ex-FBI agent: Here's how we handled Nikolas Cruz-like alerts

Ex-FBI agent: Here's how we handled Nikolas Cruz-like alertsThe 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.



02/16/2018 - 05:19 PM

 

The deserts of Namibia: Life and photography on nature's terms

The deserts of Namibia: Life and photography on nature's termsVeteran 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 their home turf.



02/16/2018 - 04:43 PM

 

White House insists latest Russia indictments prove 'NO COLLUSION'

White House insists latest Russia indictments prove 'NO COLLUSION'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 operatives.



02/16/2018 - 04:32 PM

 

After Parkland, a new generation uses its voice against guns

After Parkland, a new generation uses its voice against gunsStudents who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., speak out for gun control on Facebook and Twitter.



02/16/2018 - 03:53 PM

 

Read Mueller's full indictment against 13 Russians charged with election meddling

Read Mueller's full indictment against 13 Russians charged with election meddlingThe 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 election.



02/16/2018 - 02:10 PM

 

Time is running out for Haitian women and girls in U.S. as refugees

Time is running out for Haitian women and girls in U.S. as refugeesFor 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 endemic sexual exploitation and violence. Here's the story of one of these women.



02/16/2018 - 11:23 AM

 

Ex-FEC chief lawyer: Trump attorney may have made a 'colossal screwup' with Stormy Daniels statement

Ex-FEC chief lawyer: Trump attorney may have made a 'colossal screwup' with Stormy Daniels statementIn 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 statement about facilitating a payment to porn star Stormy Daniels during the campaign.



02/16/2018 - 08:54 AM

 

After Florida, is the tide finally turning on gun control?

After Florida, is the tide finally turning on gun control?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 action.



02/15/2018 - 10:38 PM

 

How Congress and Trump stymied Obama's mental-health gun-control rule

How Congress and Trump stymied Obama's mental-health gun-control ruleAfter 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 a new regulation that would prevent people with severe mental health illnesses from purchasing guns.



02/15/2018 - 02:29 PM

 

Plenty of warnings in Florida school shooting suspect's past, but 'we missed the signs'

Plenty of warnings in Florida school shooting suspect's past, but 'we missed the signs'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.



02/15/2018 - 10:49 AM

 

'THIS IS US': Newspapers react to Florida school shooting

'THIS IS US': Newspapers react to Florida school shootingYet 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 attack is familiar to the Americans public, which has seen a series of school shootings in recent years. “A HORRIFIC ACT,” blared the Florida Sun-Sentinel. “THIS IS US,” proclaimed the Daily News.



02/15/2018 - 08:23 AM

 

Trump's revolving door of shame

Trump's revolving door of shameThe 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 inspired by talent and intellect; he's threatened by it.



02/15/2018 - 05:00 AM

 

Trump responds to Florida shooting with tweets and speech

Trump responds to Florida shooting with tweets and speechPresident 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, the extent of the death toll — and Trump's four-sentence tweets — made for an easy comparison with his predecessor.



02/14/2018 - 09:52 PM

 

CNN's Philip Mudd breaks down on air while discussing Florida school shooting

CNN's Philip Mudd breaks down on air while discussing Florida school shootingPhilip 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 school.



02/14/2018 - 08:23 PM

 

 

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