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Oprah supports the Florida students. What about Black Lives Matter?

There’s something unsettling about Winfrey’s immediate support for the teens, in contrast with her comments on the #BlackLivesMatter movement<p>In a tweet posted on Tuesday, the media mogul Oprah Winfrey promised to pledge $500,000 towards the Parkland students’ March For Our Lives rally, which will …

Black Lives Matter

US gun control advocates exaggerate benefits of Australia's gun restrictions

After each mass public shooting in the U.S. – such as the horrific attack at a Florida high school last week that killed 17 people – gun control advocates keep pointing to Australia as the role model America should follow to reduce gun deaths.<p>If only reducing crime and suicides was so easy. In …

Guns

‘They weren’t buying what he was selling’: Wayne LaPierre stopped speech to ask young conservatives why weren’t cheering

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called out NRA frontman Wayne LaPierre for attacking law enforcement as part of his broad strategy to scare Americans into …

Guns

Donald Trump stokes a totally false idea on the 2nd Amendment in CPAC speech

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump spent the last two days insisting that he was ready to find compromise on gun control measures in the wake of the murders of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last week.<p>He expressed support for expanded background checks and for …

Donald Trump

Enraged Trump Threatens California. It Didn't Go Well.

Calling California a "disgrace," President Trump threatened to pull ICE out of the state. "Adios," responded LA and state leaders.<p>LOS ANGELES, CA — …

Donald Trump

Bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The nation's largest privately-owned bank holding company and a major car rental chain said Thursday they will stop promotions aimed at National Rifle Association members.<p>The Nebraska-based First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract to issue the group's NRA Visa …

Guns

CNN's Shameful Town Hall Is a Clarifying Moment on Guns

Posted: Feb 23, 2018 12:01 AM<p>CNN recently hosted an anti-gun town hall featuring a number of grieving children and parents from Stoneman Douglas High …

Guns

White homeowner who complained of ‘hoodlums’ found guilty of murdering unarmed black man

In a case that drew comparisons to the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer, a white North Carolina man was found guilty of murder Thursday for gunning down an unarmed 20-year-old black man after complaining about “hoodlums” outside his house.<p>A jury in Wake County, …

Crime

'I've never been so unimpressed by a person in my life': Parkland shooting survivor delivers a biting critique of her phone call with Trump

A student who survived the February 14th mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, had some terse words for President Donald Trump, who she said called her on the phone while she was recovering in the hospital.<p>Samantha Fuentes told The New York Times she did not feel comforted by Trump, …

Donald Trump

Trump bucks NRA, backs raising age for buying assault rifles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump says, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America's public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many …

Guns

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

They weren’t the first victims of a mass shooting the Florida radiologist had seen—but their wounds were radically different.<p>As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma …

Guns

Mattis Moves to Clean Out Military, Remove Soldiers Who Just Can't Cut It

A new Pentagon policy will remove service members who have not been deployable for over a year.<p>Defense Secretary James Mattis said that the …

Military

Sinclair Would Sell Stations in New York, Chicago to Meet Limits

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said it would sell TV stations in New York, Chicago and elsewhere to meet media ownership limits as it seeks U.S. …

Net Neutrality

'He brought Cliff's Notes': Internet unloads on Trump for reminding himself to show empathy for mass shooting survivors

Amid the White House’s listening session for people directly impacted by mass shootings in schools, an Associated Press photo circulated of President …

Donald Trump

Facing jeers and boos, Rubio shifts on guns during tense forum

It was a striking turnabout for Rubio, who never met a gun-rights bill he didn’t vote for in the Florida Legislature and in Congress.<p>The mass shootings in Newtown, Orlando, Las Vegas and even Fort Lauderdale didn’t get Sen.<p>Marco Rubioto seriously reconsider his position on guns.<p>But Rubio shifted on …

Guns

Trump Backs Arming Teachers During Emotional White House Listening Session

A week after 17 people were killed at a Parkland, Fla., high school, President Trump hosted survivors, parents and teachers from that and other recent school shooting tragedies for an emotional, nearly 90-minute listening session at the White House Wednesday.<p>Trump, Vice President Pence and …

Guns

Pennsylvania Republicans ask Supreme Court to block new congressional map

(Reuters) - Pennsylvania Republicans on Wednesday filed an emergency appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a new congressional map drawn by the state's top court from taking effect ahead of this year's mid-term elections.<p>The Supreme Court rejected a similar petition from the state's …

U.S. Supreme Court

Texas school district threatens to suspend students who take part in gun control walkouts

Students across the country are joining the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in demanding that lawmakers take action to prevent mass shootings, but one Texas school district is warning students that participating in protests will result in suspension.<p>Curtis Rhodes, …

Education

Does the U.S. Require Citizens To Carry ID?

"Can I see your ID, please?"<p>How many times has someone asked you that question? It doesn't matter if you're boarding an airplane or buying a drink at …

ACLU

America has two gun cultures: Don't blame law-abiding gun owners for murders

When a mass murder happens in our country, like so many Americans I wring my hands and look for answers – for anything that will stop these monsters. I don’t like to speak out at these times, because as Ecclesiastes correctly tells us there is “a time to every purpose under the heaven,” including …

Guns

Mueller files new charges against ex-Trump aides Manafort and Gates

Sealed single-page document filed in federal court does not shed light on the nature of the new charges<p>The special counsel investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin has stepped up pressure on the former campaign manager Paul Manafort by filing new sealed court …

Donald Trump

Judge Rules AT&T and Time Warner Can't See Internal White House Messages About Their Merger

AT&T, whose quest to merge with Time Warner into some kind of lurching telecommunications/content mega-hybrid has run afoul of the Department of …

Net Neutrality

This Cell Phone Carrier Is Best at Protecting You From Spam Calls

Fighting an epidemic of robocalls.<p>It feels like a daily occurrence: Your cell phone rings, but when you check the screen, it’s an unknown number.<p>More …

Mobile

Women Are Mistaking Ovarian Cancer For Bloating At An Alarming Rate

Persistent bloating is a sign of ovarian cancer<p>Bloating can mean many things to women: too many salty foods or it’s that time of the month. But it …

Cancer

Ajit Pai’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People

It’s indisputable: A broadband internet connection is vital to full participation in our society and economy. Increasingly, government services and …

Net Neutrality

6 Red Flags You're Dating Someone Who Won't Ever Fully Commit To You

When I was a freshman in college, I connected with someone during the first week of school. We explored our new city, ate together in the dining …

Relationships

'Making a Murderer' case may go to Supreme Court: report

(This version of the February 20 story corrects headline, first paragraph to show documentary is titled "Making a Murderer", not "Making of a Murderer")<p>(Reuters) - A Wisconsin man convicted of murder in the case that was chronicled in the Netflix documentary, "Making a Murderer," on Tuesday asked …

Crime

CNN interview with a Trump supporter goes sideways after she learns she unknowingly touted pro-Trump events coordinated by Russian trolls

A woman in Florida who unknowingly posted messages in support of events promoted by Russia-linked trolls during the 2016 US presidential campaign denied she had been duped by the Kremlin operatives.<p>Florine Gruen Goldfarb ran the Facebook page Team Trump Broward County, which posted messages touting …

Donald Trump

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to California gun waiting period

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will not take up an appeal to California's 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, acting as the issue of gun control is once more in the national spotlight after last week's school shooting in Florida.<p>Justice Clarence Thomas said the court should …

U.S. Supreme Court

Dallas official wants NRA to move annual convention to another city

<b>(CNN) —</b> The National Rifle Association should move its annual convention from Dallas to somewhere else after last week's massacre at a Florida high school that left 17 students dead, a Dallas city official says.<p>It's not appropriate for the group to meet in Dallas in May because there's so much gun …

Guns