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House passes school safety bill, Senate has hearing on Parkland

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday to fund more security at schools, exactly one month after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, and as thousands of students take part in a national walkout in protest of gun violence.<p>While the …

Pennsylvania election results should frighten Republicans in November

Conor Lamb turned a congressional district that Trump won by 20 points into a dead heat, signaling a potentially potent electoral coalition for Democrats

Wednesday walkout: students step out of class to spur action on gun control – as it happened

• Students leave class for 17 minutes to honor Parkland victims<br>• Protests and demonstrations taking place across America<br>• School shootings: 17-minute protests to mark 17 deaths<br>• Full details: The essential information about the protests<br>• An adult’s perspective: Whatever it takes, support all kids …

These Researchers Have Been Trying To Stop School Shootings For 20 Years

Mary Ellen O’Toole calls the teenagers who murdered 13 people at Columbine High School in 1999 by their first names — Dylan and Eric. O’Toole did not …

Mass Shootings

Republicans sound the alarm after likely loss in Pennsylvania

One GOP leader called the outcome a ‘wake-up call,’ but rank-and-file lawmakers were largely in denial.<p>Republicans on Wednesday struggled to explain their likely loss in the Pennsylvania special election: GOP leaders warned lawmakers that the outcome in the pro-Trump district could spell disaster …

Elections

Poll: Voters divided on Trump meeting North Korean leader

Voters are split on whether President Donald Trump should meet with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, without first securing promises from the North on its nuclear weapons program, according to a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted after the announcement that Trump had agreed to meet Kim …

President Trump Says He Has a 'Very Good Relationship' With Kim Jong-Un

President Trump, who has repeatedly called Kim Jong-Un “Rocket Man” and his government a “band of criminals” while threatening to destroy the country …

Trump's self-inflicted wounds are mangling his presidency

First Read<p><i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — With the Dow soaring above 25,000 and with the unemployment rate sitting at 4.1 percent, want to know why President Trump’s job rating …

Donald Trump's health: What we know so far

<b>(CNN) —</b> What the world knows about President Donald Trump's general health is not much as of now -- and what the public learns about his health after a medical exam on Friday might not be much, either.<p>Trump, 71, is scheduled to undergo his first formal physical exam since taking office.<p>"We'll only …

Trump Denies Using Vulgar Slur; Top Democrat Says He Said It

<b>Updated at 7:37 p.m. ET</b><p>President Trump is denying reports, from NPR and other news outlets, that in a Thursday meeting at the White House he disparaged African nations as "shithole countries" and questioned why the United States would admit immigrants from them and other nations, like Haiti.<p>Trump …

Trump to his detractors: ‘I’m smarter than all of them put together’

President Donald Trump touted a long list of personal accomplishments in an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, adding that he gets a lot of false press and has consistently been “successful at everything [he] ever did.”<p>Trump said he’s seen more false press than anyone else "in the …