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Student survivors of Florida shooting slam Trump over FBI tweets

3 hours 32 min ago
PARKLAND, Fla (Reuters) - Student survivors of the deadliest-ever shooting at a U.S. high school reacted angrily on Sunday after U.S. President Donald Trump said the FBI may have been too distracted with a Russia probe to follow leads that could have prevented the massacre.
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Trump: FBI missed signs on Florida shooting due to Russia probe

5 hours 21 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and said an excessive focus on Russia led federal investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly mass shooting a Florida high school.
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Stunned by massacre, U.S. students demand tighter gun controls

6 hours 8 min ago
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Stunned by last week's bloodiest high school shooting in U.S. history, students across the country were mobilizing on Sunday for stronger gun laws, while Florida officials contemplated when to reopen their badly shaken school.
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Father who forgave son for family's murder asks Texas to spare his life

12 hours 55 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas man who survived a deadly domestic attack hatched by his son is pushing the state to grant clemency to the condemned man, although it has never spared a death row inmate solely at the formal request of the victim's family.
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Republicans face first test of tax cuts' power to sway voters

19 hours 53 min ago
WASHINGTON, Penn (Reuters) - Mark Marran, an operations manager for a Fortune 500 company, voted for Donald Trump. Two weeks ago he noticed an extra $100 in his bimonthly pay check, courtesy of sweeping tax cuts passed by the Republican Congress late last year.
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Florida school massacre suspect on authorities' radar in 2016: media

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 19:13
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A teenager accused of fatally shooting 17 people at a Florida high school was investigated by police and state officials as far back as 2016 after slashing his arm in a social media video, and saying he wanted to buy a gun, but authorities determined he was receiving sufficient support, newspapers said on Saturday.
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Firearms debate rages as Florida rally coincides with gun show

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 17:29
MIAMI (Reuters) - Student survivors of a mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school called for gun restrictions on Saturday during an angry and somber rally, but attendees at a nearby gun show said firearms could not be blamed for the massacre.
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Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 16:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday.
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Weinstein Company removes president and chief operating officer Glasser

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 16:11
(Reuters) - The board of the Weinstein Company has dismissed the beleaguered film studio's president and chief operating officer, less than a week after he was cited for failing to act on employee harassment complaints.
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Florida school massacre suspect on authorities' radar in 2016: report

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:43
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A teenager accused of shooting to death 17 people at a Florida high school was investigated by police and state officials as far back as 2016 after slashing his arm in a social media video, and saying he wanted to buy a gun, but authorities determined he was receiving sufficient support, a newspaper said on Saturday.
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Pressure mounts on FBI director to resign as Florida community reels

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 04:08
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Pressure is mounting on the FBI director to resign after his agency admitted it failed to investigate a warning that the man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun and the desire to kill.
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FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman, drawing anger

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 21:22
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Friday it had failed to act on a tip warning that the man now accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun, the desire to kill and the potential to commit a school shooting.
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Trump had affair with Playboy model: New Yorker report

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 20:37
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had an affair with a Playboy model at the same time he was in a relationship with a porn star and the National Enquirer tabloid paid the model $150,000 to prevent her story being made public, the New Yorker reported on Friday.
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Confluence of crises crashes Trump's 'Infrastructure Week'

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This was supposed to be “Infrastructure Week” for U.S. President Donald Trump, a time to unveil a long-promised plan to create jobs by revitalizing America's roads and bridges.
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U.S. charges three with exporting drone parts to Lebanon's Hezbollah

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal authorities have charged three men with illegally exporting drone parts and other material from the United States to Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.
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Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:22
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Arkansas judge on Friday dismissed a Monsanto Co lawsuit aiming to stop Arkansas from blocking the use of a controversial farm chemical the company makes, dealing a blow to its attempts to increase sales of genetically engineered seeds.
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South Carolina teen who fatally shot two charged as adult

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:12
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old accused of killing his father and driving to a South Carolina elementary school playground in 2016 where he opened fire and fatally wounded a 6-year-old student, will be tried as an adult, a South Carolina judge ruled on Friday.
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FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman, draws anger

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:45
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday said it failed to act on a tip that the teenager accused of killing 17 people in Florida had guns and the desire to kill, drawing calls from Florida's Republican governor for the FBI director to resign.
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15-year-old boy charged with murder and assault in Kentucky school shooting: report

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:44
(Reuters) - Gabe Parker, 15, was charged with two counts of murder and 14 counts of first-degree assault in the January shooting at a Kentucky high school, the Courier-Journal newspaper reported on Friday.
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U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian Internet agency oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere.
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