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The aftermath of the Florida school shooting – in pictures

Seventeen people were confirmed dead as the US endured another horrifying school shooting at the hands of a teenage gunman armed with an AR-15 assault rifle

Guns

No. 3 Official at the Justice Department Is Stepping Down

WASHINGTON — Rachel L. Brand, the No. 3 official at the Justice Department, plans to step down after nine months on the job as the country’s top law enforcement agency has been under attack by President Trump, according to two people briefed on her decision.<p>Ms. Brand’s profile had risen in part …

Donald Trump

McCain Derides Trump For Taking Putin's Word On Russian Election Interference

Arizona Sen. John McCain stepped up his criticism of the White House over the weekend, blasting President Trump for seeming to accept Russian leader Vladimir Putin's assurances that the Kremlin didn't interfere in U.S. elections.<p>"There's nothing 'America First' about taking the word of a KGB …

Russia

Australian indigenous leaders criticise rejection of 'voice'

<b>Australian indigenous leaders have criticised a government decision not to establish an official "voice" to parliament representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples.</b><p>The government rejected the proposal for a constitutionally enshrined advisory body on Thursday.<p>Indigenous leaders had …

Australia

Post-Vegas, Conway blames Obama's ATF

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House counselor Kellyanne Conway blamed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives under the Obama administration Thursday for not regulating bump fire stocks, also known as bump stocks, though it's not clear the bureau had the authority to do so.<p>A bump stock …

Donald Trump

Bauer power: Indians baffle Judge, Yanks 4-0 in ALDS opener

CLEVELAND -- Trevor Bauer made Aaron Judge look silly, and made his manager look like a genius.<p>One year after nearly costing the Indians a trip to …

Jason Kipnis

Rams use big offensive night to beat 49ers 41-39

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Jared Goff threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns and Todd Gurley ran for two TDs and caught another to help the Los Angeles …

Iowa GOP Chairman Rips ‘Arrogant Academic’ Ben Sasse

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The chairman of this state’s Republican Party suggested Wednesday that Sen. Ben Sasse, who has gained national prominence as a critic of Donald Trump, isn’t welcome in Iowa—two weeks before the Nebraska Republican is scheduled to keynote a local party dinner in his first visit …

Republicans

It sure looks like Trump’s Charlottesville talking points came straight from Fox News

A video compares what Trump said to what Fox News said.<p>President Donald Trump’s remarks Tuesday on the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, shocked a lot of Americans. But the comments probably wouldn’t have been surprising to anyone who watched Fox News in recent days.<p>In the video above, Media …

Rights & Freedoms

Kelly cracks down on West Wing back channels to Trump

The new White House chief of staff is making it his first priority to gain control over the information that gets to the president.<p>When new White House chief of staff John Kelly huddled with senior staff on his first day at work, he outlined a key problem in President Donald Trump’s White House …

Donald Trump

Kershaw says there's 'no timetable' for return

Clayton Kershaw describes the differences between this year's back injury to the one that kept him off the mound for over two months last season, …

Brazil

Some prominent conservative voices doubt Trump over Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump famously told the world that he could "stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and "shoot somebody" and he wouldn't "lose any voters."<p>For some time, his prediction has appeared to be true. No matter what he said and regardless of what he did, the famous …

Donald Trump

Trump calls son 'high-quality person,' applauds his transparency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump called his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., a "high-quality person" on Tuesday after disclosures about the latter's meeting last year with a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have information incriminating Trump's Democratic …

Sean Spicer can’t possibly mean what he just said about Syria. Can he?

White House press secretary Sean Spicer just announced a policy that would mean constant and unending US involvement in Syria’s civil war — if the Trump team is actually serious about it.<p>During a daily press briefing on Monday, Spicer was asked what Bashar al-Assad’s regime could do to trigger …

Russia Suspends Cooperation With U.S. in Syria After Missile Strikes

MOSCOW — Russia on Friday froze a critical agreement on military cooperation with the United States in Syria after an American military strike, warning that the operation would further corrode already dismal relations between Moscow and Washington.<p>Syria, Russia’s ally, condemned the American …

ISIS kills 33 execution-style in Syria; 22 people in Iraq attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS killed 33 people execution-style in eastern Syria on Wednesday, according to a monitoring group.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the terror organization carried out the mass killing in the the al-Mayadin desert near the strategic city of Deir Ezzor on Wednesday …

Deir ez-Zor

Lawmakers praise Syria strike, want more consultation from White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House and Senate lawmakers generally supported President Donald Trump's decision to strike against the Syrian government Thursday night, but cautioned Trump against unilaterally starting another war in the Middle East without first consulting Congress.<p>A pair of defense hawks -- …

Middle East

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un 'desperate,' ready to strike US, defector says

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is reportedly growing “desperate” and is ready to strike the United States with a nuclear weapon, a defector from the regime said on Sunday.<p>Thae Yong Ho, the most senior North Korean defector in 20 years, told NBC News that Kim Jong Un is “desperate in maintaining …

North Korea

The GOP’s new Obamacare repeal push is in flux. Here’s what we know.

The Trump administration is in talks with congressional Republicans about making another push at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.<p>The Republicans’ first proposal, the American Health Care Act, failed when the party could not shore up enough support for the bill that would leave 24 …