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'Shoot a school kid only $29,' says vandalized Vegas firing range billboard

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Las Vegas billboard was vandalized to read, "Shoot a school kid only $29," early Thursday morning.<p>The billboard originally read, "Shoot a .50 caliber only $29." It was an advertisement for a local firing range called Battlefield Vegas, which, according to its website, is a business owned …

Las Vegas

'DREAMer,' who walked 250 miles to D.C., arrested while protesting

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — Four young immigrants were handcuffed and arrested Thursday afternoon while protesting on the streets of Washington, D.C., capping off a 250-march from New York City to the nation's capital.<p>Osvaldo Rodriguez, 26, of Red Bank, N.J., blocked an intersection near the U.S. Capitol …

Sen. Orrin Hatch calls Obamacare supporters 'stupidest, dumbass people'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. Orrin Hatch apologized Friday for saying supporters of the Affordable Care Act are the "stupidest, dumbass" people he's ever seen.<p>Speaking about the massive GOP tax overhaul at the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday, the Utah Republican took some time to blast the Affordable …

Health Care

Georgia Lawmakers Punish Delta Air Lines Over NRA Feud

Republican lawmakers in Georgia made good on a threat to eliminate a proposed tax break for Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, after the carrier declined to reverse a decision to cut ties with the National Rifle Association.<p>Earlier this week, Delta — the state's largest private employer, with 33,000 …

Delta Airlines

Ex-CIA director: Trump has 'autocratic envy' toward Putin

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A former CIA director suggested Friday that President Donald Trump wishes he could behave more like an authoritarian in the style of Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying the US President has "autocratic envy" of his Russian counterpart.<p>"I think there is a bit of autocratic …

Bill Clinton

The flu has killed 17 more kids, bringing the toll to 114 children this season, but experts say it’s finally abating

The most intense nationwide flu outbreak in a decade appears to be losing steam, but it killed an additional 17 children, bringing the total to 114 pediatric deaths, federal health officials reported Friday.<p>The flu remained widespread in 45 states in the last full week of February, down from 48 the …

Public Health

State Department Makes Permanent Staffing Reductions To Embassy In Cuba

The U.S. Embassy in Havana will continue to operate with minimal staff and will become what is known as an unaccompanied post, with an indefinite ban on family members of embassy employees residing there, the State Department says.<p>NPR's Michele Kelemen reports that this status typically applies …

Nine California students hospitalized in possible opioid overdose

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Nine students from the University of California, Santa Barbara suffered an apparent mass overdose of prescription opioids at a party and were taken to a local hospital, police said on Friday.<p>The incident began when sheriffs deputies and paramedics responding to an …

Banning assault rifles would be constitutional

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the wake of the mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students across the country have been extraordinarily vocal about the urgent need for common sense gun control. Their anger and frustration is not surprising. Indeed, there have already been 12 …

Guns

$200 million in supplies heading to Puerto Rico to fix the power grid

<b>San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) —</b> More than $200 million dollars' worth of materials are expected to arrive in Puerto Rico this month to help the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hit its 95% power restoration goal at the end of the month.<p>More than 7,000 poles and nearly 400 miles of conductor wire are …

Caribbean

Fox triggers its own audience with misleading viral video

A recent Fox News video showed just how easy it is to spin the wheels on whatever apparatus it is that turns the outrage machine. Tucker Carlson last week aired a segment deriding “the liberal effort” to ban the word “man” on college campuses.<p>In just under a week, it’s been shared over 486,000 …

Alex Jones