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Stoneman Douglas principal in emotional video promises to hug every student

<b>(CNN) —</b> "We lost 17 lives on Valentine's Day. That's supposed to be the international day of love," Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School principal Ty Thompson said in an emotional video message posted on Saturday, three days after a gunman went on a shooting rampage at the Parkland, Florida, school.<p>…

High School

Russian foreign minister: Claims of US election interference ‘just blabber’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov dismissed as “just blabber” charges brought by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller against Russian nationals …

Lawmakers Will Work To Demolish Site Of Horrific Florida Shooting

Officials hope to install a memorial to honor the 17 children and adults killed this week.<p>Florida lawmakers are hoping the students and teachers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will never again have to set foot in the building where a gunman killed 17 of their own.<p>A group of state senators …

High School

FBI director faces call to resign after missing Florida school shooter warning

Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott lashed out at Wray for failing to respond to alarms about the shooter.<p>FORT LAUDERDALE — Gov. Rick Scott, enraged over the FBI’s admission on Friday that it failed to act on a tip in January that the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting suspect had the …

Fort Lauderdale

A gas tax hike will solve exactly none of our problems

<b>(CNN) —</b> News reports indicate that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is considering a higher gas tax to pay for the $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. "The President has not declared anything out of bounds, so everything is on the table," Chao said.<p>And Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) even said that …

Transportation

GOP Candidate Advocates Returning 'Prayer To The Classroom' To Stop School Shootings

"It's just so disturbing that society has deteriorated to this point morally that we are confronted with this."<p>At a time when many people are fed up with the empty “thoughts and prayers” of politicians after every mass shooting, a Republican congressional candidate is doubling down and arguing that …

United States

Inmates who clapped for cop death suspect may face reprisals

CHICAGO (AP) — Five Cook County Jail inmates who applauded as the man charged with the fatal shooting of a Chicago police commander was led by their …

Crime

Kelly issues memo changing security clearance process in wake of Porter scandal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House chief of staff John Kelly, under fire over the White House's handling of domestic abuse allegations against a senior aide, ordered an overhaul of the security clearance process for current and incoming top administration officials.<p>In a five-page memo to the White …

Donald Trump

Apple's iCal calendar mysteriously deletes Easter

Easter Sunday, which arrives on April 1 this year, is the culmination of Holy Week, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the most important holiday in the Christian religion. However, it's absent from some Apple users' iCal calendars.<p>There are other holidays on the U.S. calendar, such …

Christianity

Robert Mueller just made it impossible for Trump to call the special counsel probe a 'total hoax'

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Friday afternoon, the Justice Department announced that special counsel Robert Mueller had indicted 13 Russian nationals for their roles in attempted meddling in the 2016 election.<p>Most of these people do not live in the United States, and you can bet your bottom dollar that Russia won't …

Donald Trump

Gym teacher accused of assaulting student who refused to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

A middle school physical education teacher allegedly assaulted a student on Thursday for apparently refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, police said.<p>Karen Smith was placed on paid administrative leave from Angevine Middle School in Lafayette, Colo., this week after police were called in …

GOP memo raises serious questions about FBI and Justice Department officials that demand answers

A formerly secret memo released Friday by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee raises serious questions about the judgment and actions of a handful of current and former senior officials at the FBI and the Justice Department.<p>Those officials were seeking permission to surveil an American …

Facebook posts about Antifa get Tennessee State Guard sergeant disciplined: report

A volunteer Tennessee State Guard sergeant is reportedly being counseled after joking on Facebook about running over Antifa members.<p>Casey Gillespie allegedly posted the remarks during a conversation with another individual about the anti-government group’s Jan. 3 gathering in downtown Nashville, …

Nunes tells Fox News memo was released out of public obligation | Fox News

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told Fox News on Friday that the memo alleging intelligence abuse during an investigation into the 2016 presidential campaign was released out of “an obligation to the American people.” He also said there's “damning” evidence that the …

Trump's foreign policy defends America's vital interests

After just over a year in office, President Trump has clearly established a foreign policy predicated on America’s national interest and the assertion of American power. This is a big improvement over President Obama’s weakness, “leading from behind” and deference to “the international community” …

The Numbers Are In: First Trump State of the Union Got the Best Ratings in 7 Years

"...a perfect blend of strength and empathy..."

Here's how much paychecks may go up this month under new tax law

The federal tax cutsin the new tax law may start showing up in your paycheck as early as this month.<p>Many workers could see a bump in their take-home pay as employers start using the new IRS income tax withholding tables.<p>The Congressional Budget Office estimates employers are likely to withhold $10 …

Retirement

Tim Allen Puts Crosshairs on Political Correctness and Addresses Free Speech in New Docudrama

Actor Tim Allen is quickly becoming an outspoken voice among conservatives, and he has joined the cast of “No Safe Spaces,” a film by comedian Adam …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump lawsuit claims his golf course is worth less than he claimed it was

In what has become a yearly tradition, Trump is suing over the value of his signature Florida golf course<p>For the fifth year in a row, President Donald Trump is suing the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser over the valuation of his golf club in Jupiter, Florida, because he believes he's being …

John Kelly says anti-military teacher should 'go to hell,' vows swift memo release in interview

White House chief of staff John Kelly, in a wide-ranging interview with Fox News Radio, said the California teacher who has made headlines for bashing the military in a profane classroom rant should “go to hell” – while also vowing that the classified memo that Republicans say reveals shocking …

TSA confiscated record number of guns from carry-on bags in 2017

The Transportation Security Administration announced earlier this week that its officers had confiscated a “record setting” 3,957 firearms from carry-on bags in 2017, well surpassing the 3,391 firearms discovered in 2016.<p>The TSA, however, had also confirmed that it screened 771.5 million passengers …

Kelly: California teacher who ripped military ‘ought to go to hell’

White House chief of staff John Kelly on Wednesday tore into a California high school teacher who derided military officials as “the lowest of our low.”<p>"I think the guy ought to go to hell,” Kelly said in response to the remarks during an interview on Fox News Radio. “I just hope he enjoys the …

Donald Trump

South Carolina restaurant won't show Super Bowl, any NFL games until league stops 'showing disrespect' to veterans

The owner of a restaurant in South Carolina says he isn’t planning on airing the Super Bowl like other sports bars in the area, but he <i>is</i> planning an “Honor Bowl” as a show of support to veterans and active military members.<p>David McCraw, an Air Force veteran and the owner of the Palmetto Restaurant …

7-year-old boy led away in handcuffs after allegedly punching, kicking teacher. Parents ‘in shock.’

A 7-year-old boy was led away in handcuffs from his Miami school after police said he repeatedly punched and kicked a teacher last week, WSVN-TV reported.<p>After the boy was removed from the Coral Way K-8 Center cafeteria for playing with his food, school police said he “attacked the teacher by …

Crime

State Of The Federal Workforce: Low

The past year has been a tough one for the federal workforce. There was a hiring freeze at many agencies. For three days earlier this month, there was a government shutdown, leaving many workers to wonder when their next paycheck would arrive.<p>Now, as President Trump prepares his first State of the …

George W. Bush

Convicted Dems Corrine Brown and Chaka Fattah still receiving taxpayer-funded pensions

Former Democratic representatives Corrine Brown (Fla.) and Chaka Fattah (Pa.) are still receiving taxpayer-funded federal pensions despite being convicted and sentenced to prison on corruption charges.<p>The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) confirmed to the <i>Washington Free Beacon</i> that Brown is …

There’s A Line Between Justice And Vengeance. Larry Nassar’s Judge Crossed It.

Wishing rape on anyone -- even a serial sexual abuser -- is unacceptable.<p>Rosemarie Aquilina, the judge who presided over the astounding sentencing hearing of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar this month, has emerged as a heroine for victims of sexual assault.<p>Her decision to allow 156 …