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CNN town hall in wake of Parkland school shooting

Stoneman Douglas H.S. Shooting

Cheers, boos and tense exchanges on day of confrontation over guns

<b>Tallahassee, Florida (CNN) —</b> From the nation's capital to the hallways of the Florida capital, parents and students confronted lawmakers Wednesday to demand gun reform after a massacre at a high school in Parkland.<p>Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a gunman killed 17 people …

Guns

F.B.I. Was Warned of Florida Suspect’s Desire to Kill but Did Not Act

The F.B.I. received a tip last month from someone close to Nikolas Cruz that he owned a gun and had talked of committing a school shooting, the bureau revealed Friday, but it acknowledged that it had failed to investigate.<p>The tipster, who called an F.B.I. hotline on Jan. 5, told the bureau that Mr. …

Nikolas Cruz

Billionaire Betsy Devos is the richest member of Trump's cabinet — and most of her wealth came from a company that has been called a 'pyramid scheme'

President Donald Trump boasts a particularly wealthy circle of advisers.<p>Together they're worth $10 billion. Trump has claimed that by appointing rich individuals he is ensuring his team is "representing the country" instead of being in it for the money, Business Insider reported.<p>Amidst that cluster …

Education

Trump is tearing down the FBI and the Justice Department. Won’t the GOP stop him?

On Monday, the White House successfully forced out FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. In contravention of the protocol followed by both Democratic and Republican administrations, chief of staff John Kelly — not the White House counsel — was the point person for the effort. Kelly, who holds a purely …

Donald Trump

Japan Seeks to Clean Up Cryptocurrency Markets After $530 Million Coincheck Heist

Japan’s financial regulator said on Monday it would inspect all cryptocurrency exchanges and ordered Coincheck to get its act together after hackers …

Cryptocurrency

Monkeys were used to test diesel fumes, German carmakers say

German automakers have confirmed that researchers they commissioned used monkeys to test the health effects of inhaling diesel fumes.<p>Volkswagen (VLKAF), BMW (BAYRY) and Daimler (DDAIF), the owner of Mercedes, financed a 2014 study in which caged monkeys were forced to inhale fumes from a diesel …

CNN

50 Cent Accidentally Made Millions by Accepting Bitcoin for His Last Album

Since it was announced in early 2017 that 50 Cent was no longer bankrupt, the rapper-turned-mogul's financial situation keeps taking wild new turns …

Have You Ever Wondered Why Modern Sportbikes Have Such High-Mounted Clutches?

You’ve probably noticed that on the majority of late-model sportbikes the projecting round cover for the clutch is located surprisingly high on the …

Polish-born doctor detained by ICE after 40 years in U.S.

A Polish-born doctor in Michigan who has lived in the U.S. since he was 5 years old could face deportation due to two misdemeanors committed more …

“I’ve Got Another Nut Job Here Who Thinks He’s Running Things”: Are Trump and Kelly Heading for Divorce?

With the president and his chief of staff arguing in public, Ivanka Trump takes charge of finding a replacement.<p><b>Donald Trump’s</b> relationship with <b>John Kelly,</b> his chief of staff, fraught from the beginning, may finally have gone past the point of no return. Two prominent Republicans in frequent …

The Forgotten Socialist History of Martin Luther King Jr.

For King, the only solution to America’s crisis of poverty was the redistribution of wealth.<p>In 1952 a 23-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a love …

Neil Gorsuch Will Make the Supreme Court More Anti-Union for Decades

Thanks to Trump, organized labor has one more enemy on the Supreme Court.<p><i>This article is part of a weeklong series looking back at the first year of Donald Trump's presidency.</i><p>In the summer of 2016, when Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination for president, old-school conservatives split …

Neil Gorsuch
Demographics

Wolff Book: Trump Privately Rationalized KKK After Charlottesville

Michael Wolff’s new, already infamous book Fire and Fury alleges that Trump privately rationalized “why someone would be a member of the KKK,” …

Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

The Criminal Underworld Is Dropping Bitcoin for Another Currency

Bitcoin is losing its luster with some of its earliest and most avid fans -- criminals -- giving rise to a new breed of virtual currency.<p>Privacy …

Cryptocurrency

Who gets the dog in a divorce and other state laws going into effect in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Goodbye, 2017. Get ready for hundreds of new state laws that go into effect on the first day of 2018. Here's a look at some of them:<p>Voter ID laws<p>Iowa voters will be asked to show their IDs at the polls. Republicans say the law will help prevent voter fraud. In 2018, anyone who doesn't have …

CNN

Incoherent, authoritarian, uninformed: Trump’s New York Times interview is a scary read

The president of the United States is not well.<p>The president of the United States is not well. That is an uncomfortable thing to say, but it is an even worse thing to ignore.<p>Consider the interview Trump gave to the New York Times on Thursday. It begins with a string of falsehoods that make it …

He had a run-in with the police and ended up in the hospital. His parents want to know why

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two parents want to see police body camera and dashcam footage of their son's arrest after an encounter with Troy, Alabama, police last Saturday left the 17-year-old badly beaten and hospitalized.<p>Photos -- one of which mother Angela Williams posted on Facebook, where it was shared more than …

Crime

Trump tells Mar-a-Lago guests: ‘You all just got a lot richer’

President Trump told members of his exclusive Florida resort “You all just got a lot richer,” just hours after signing a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax …

Eminem On How Jay Z Inspires Him, Trump Infuriates Him, and the Making of 'Revival'

On the heels of the release of his latest album 'Revival,' Eminem sits down for an honest discussion on his place in hip-hop today. From his beef …

This Is Why Many Old Fords Had Badges With Three Cats On Them

When I was a kid, my family had a massive, fake-wood-paneled 1973 Ford LTD Country Squire wagon. It was the size of a rural county and almost as …

NTSB says Amtrak train was going 80 mph in a 30-mph zone when it derailed in Washington state

The National Transportation Safety Board says the train that derailed Monday as it made its way from Seattle to Portland was going more that twice …

Justice