Trump says school shootings "first on our list" in meetings with governors
Trump said the shooting Parkland, Florida will be discussed in meetings with governors this week
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Trump to discuss Florida school shooting with governors
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school is the top issue he wants to discuss with the nation’s governors. Under pressure to act to stem gun violence on school grounds, Trump planned to solicit input from the state chief executives during meetings Monday at [...]
Merck CEO who stood up to Trump speaks out
Kenneth Frazier, chief executive of the pharmaceuticals company Merck, served on one of Trump’s business advisory councils but resigned last summer over Trump’s response to an outburst of white-nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
California Democratic Party won’t endorse Dianne Feinstein
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party as she seeks her fifth term, another sign that the party is divided over how best to battle Republicans in Washington. Democratic activists were more eager to back her primary challenger, state Senate leader Kevin de [...]
In wake of Parkland, colleges tell students protests won’t hurt their chance of admission
As a wave of protests against gun violence spread in high schools across the country, top universities reached out to reassure prospective students that breaking school rules for a principle won’t ruin their chance of attending. In the highly fraught and often opaque world of college admissions, it was a rare moment of clarity. As [...]
Democrat's memo shakes up the Russia investigation debate
A newly-released memo from Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee is shaking up the debate over the Russia investigation. CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid reports from Washington D.C.
In memo wars, facts are stubborn and victory is dubious
It became clear just how two fundamentally political documents containing classified information could, in an unprecedented and spectacular fashion, be released publicly
Trump to attend Rev. Billy Graham’s funeral on Friday
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will attend Friday’s funeral for the Rev. Billy Graham. The evangelist and spiritual adviser to numerous presidents died last week at his North Carolina home. Graham was 99. Before the funeral, Graham will be afforded the rare tribute of lying in honor in the U.S. [...]
Hungary: Local win gives opposition hope for national vote
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A candidate supported by several opposition parties in Hungary has been elected mayor of a southern city long dominated by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party. Analysts say Peter Marki-Zay’s surprising victory in Hodmezovasarhely on Sunday could mark a new phase in the campaign leading up to the country’s April 8 [...]
Govs fear for election security amid Russian cyberattacks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Will your vote be safe this year from foreign adversaries working to undermine U.S. democracy? Some of the nation’s governors aren’t so sure. State leaders of both parties worried aloud Sunday about the security of America’s election systems against possible cyberattacks ahead of this fall’s midterm elections, aware that Russian agents targeted [...]
White House answers online petitions, ducks tax-return issue
WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a year of silence, the Trump administration is beginning to address a backlog of petitions signed by Americans on the White House website. But the White House is ducking a high-profile petition calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. That petition attracted more than 100,000 signatures. [...]
UK Labour Party poised to change stance on post-Brexit
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s main opposition party is poised for a significant policy change that could increase pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to deliver a “soft” Brexit that maintains some formal economic ties to Europe. There were clear indications Sunday that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will change course and advocate remaining in a [...]
Germany’s Merkel to put ambitious critic in new Cabinet
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel named an ambitious young conservative Sunday as health minister in Germany’s new government, signaling a desire to integrate critics as she embarks on her fourth term. Merkel had pledged to put fresh faces in her Cabinet after reaching a coalition deal this month with the center-left Social Democrats. The [...]
California Democratic Party isn’t backing Dianne Feinstein
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party as she seeks her fifth term in Washington, but her supporters say it won’t hurt her with a broader swath of voters. Party activists were more eager to back her primary challenger, state Senate leader Kevin [...]
Ending gun violence in America: What works, and what doesn’t?
Five people who have been personally impacted by gun violence discuss some proposed solutions and why the response to Parkland feels different
Michelle Obama to release memoir "Becoming"
The memoir, titled "Becoming," comes out Nov. 13
GOP gov: Preventing mass shootings should fall to states
"This is uniquely the role of the states in determining safety," said Hutchinson of gun and safety legislation
Feinstein loses support of California Democratic party
Party activists were more eager to back her primary challenger, state Senate leader Kevin de Leon
What gun legislation proposals could pass in Congress?
Rachael Bade, Shawna Thomas, David Nakamura, and Reihan Salam discuss the effectiveness of student activism and the chances of gun legislation proposals passing in Congress.
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