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FBI was warned about accused Florida gunman

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He said our country's inaction is to blame for these continuous tragedies. Cruz is 19 years old and a former student at Stoneman High, expelled last year for disciplinary reasons. Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder . Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. I want to speak now directly to America's children, especially those who feel lost, alone, confused or even scared: I want you to know that you are never alone and you never will be. Read More »

(Updated) Florida shooter charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder

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President Trump in an address to the nation Thursday called the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead and another 15 wounded a moment of "hatred and evil". Former president Barack Obama called for "common-sense gun safety laws", tweeting: "We are grieving with Parkland ". In interviews and tweets during and after the shooting at a high school in Florida on Wednesday students and teachers that experienced the frightful event firsthand called on Congress to enact stricter ... Read More »

At least 17 killed in Florida school shooting, sources say

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There were scenes of students frantically running from the building and ambulance crews treating people outside the school on Wednesday afternoon. At least 17 people were killed, 12 of them inside the school. The suspected shooter was taken into custody, officials said. Klein said his son whispered during the call, telling him, "We have to be quiet; I can't really be talking to you". Read More »

Rex Tillerson's trip to Turkey aimed at lowering tensions

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Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch in Afrin , northwest Syria , last month, a project to invade and colonize areas of Syria controlled by the YPG. " We demanded this structure be removed from SDF ". "Their presence in Syria has perpetuated the bloodshed, increased the displacement of innocent people and propped up the barbaric Assad regime", Tillerson said at a news conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Read More »

Florida governor on gun laws: 'Everything's on the table'

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President Donald Trump on Thursday morning ordered flags be flown at half-staff in reaction to Wednesday's school shooting in Florida that claimed the lives of 17 people. Israel called those making the threats "pathetic" and vowed to learn their identity and prosecute them. Mr Cruz was detained in the nearby town of Coral Springs . Read More »

Joyce blasts Turnbull over 'inept' staffer affair comments

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Mr Turnbull on Thursday took aim at his deputy, saying he had made a shocking error of judgment by having a relationship with an ex-staffer. I say that again I am incredibly sorry and apologise to the people of New England but appreciate their huge support that I have received, vast support. Read More »

Tillerson heads to Ankara amidst US, Turkey tensions

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Tillerson met with Erdogan for more than three hours in Ankara , as part of what was widely expected to be the most hard leg of a five-day regional visit. The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey's rights based on worldwide law, UN Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the UN charter, and respect for Syria's territorial integrity, it said. Read More »

Senate Rejects Bipartisan Immigration Proposal

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Democrats aren't united behind it, with some liberals worrying it doesn't go far enough to protect undocumented immigrants. Another vote would be taken on a proposal by Sen. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said through a spokesperson that he planned to oppose Rounds's deal. "There's a lot of very hard compromises in that bill", Coons said, adding that he'll back it. Read More »

Congressional leaders offer condolences following Florida high school shooting

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Following a 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT that left 20 children and six adults dead, Obama announced that then-Vice President Joe Biden would lead an effort to develop a policy toward reducing gun violence. Trump also issued a proclamation Thursday honoring victims of the shooting at the Parkland, Florida, high school where 17 were killed . "President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning that "neighbors and classmates" knew he was a big problem". Read More »

Oxfam admits 'serious mistake' over rehiring worker sacked amid Haiti sex claims

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Speaking at the NME Awards, he told the Press Association: "We've raised millions through the years with Oxfam - six million quid and everyone's said what a wonderful charity they are and we still support them". "People did try [to speak out], there were some good people who tried". The minister, who said a culture change is needed, is due to meet the National Crime Agency on Thursday after talks with charity bosses, regulators and experts in recent days. Read More »

Tutu retires as global ambassador of scandal-hit Oxfam

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The charity is reeling from allegations that senior staff members working in Haiti after the country's 2010 natural disaster faced misconduct allegations that included using prostitutes and downloading pornography. Nobel Peace Prize victor Desmond Tutu said Thursday he will no longer be a global ambassador for the British-based aid organization Oxfam after allegations that senior staff members in crisis zones paid for sex among the desperate people the group was meant to serve. Read More »

President Trump addresses the nation

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Broward Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters students have been transported to the Marriott, a local hotel in Heron Bay. "It's just catastrophic. There really are no words". He said that no child or teacher should ever be in danger at a USA school. Here's what Twitter had to say about Rubio's response. "Just spoke to Broward School Superintendent". Read More »

In tweet, Trump says there were signs Florida shooter was 'big problem'

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Cruz was expelled from the high school a year ago for disciplinary reasons. Two additional victims later died at area hospitals, where sixteen people in total were taken in addition to the suspect. "He had an AR-15, I don't know if he had a second one ", the sheriff said. A sophomore at the high school named James Harrison texted his stepfather, "I love you", and said he was "really scared". Read More »

Hundreds of thousands raised for Florida shooting victims in hours

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On Wednesday Florida's attorney general, Pam Bondi, said the state would cover funeral expenses for victims and pay for counseling. "It is with great sadness that our football family has learned about the death of Aaron Feis ", the football team's Twitter account posted early Thursday. Read More »

Olympics: IOC chief to visit N. Korea after Pyeongchang

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This time, the game kicked off with a pounding drum ensemble as fans screamed for "Victory!" When Japan scored, there was no booing. This is the most ever the South has paid for North Korean athletes' participation in global games. "And that's part of what they're doing this past week". The total number of cheerleaders , performers, and others dispatched to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics , he added, was larger than previous North Korean national squads. Read More »

Donald Trump doesn't apologize: A reflex, not a strategy

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The FBI said it gave the Trump administration information on multiple occasions previous year about Porter and that the investigation wrapped up in January. But in this case, he acknowledged that there are still too many unanswered questions. I think a lot of us are scratching our heads,"a White House official told Politico, charging that Banks was a victim of the Porter fiasco". Read More »

Jared Kushner should lose security clearance, top House Democrat says

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Last Saturday, Trump tweeted that "lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation". "This White House has been a little disingenuous when they say they're adhering to past practices", Moss said . There were more than 100 staffers in the Executive Office of the President who were operating on interim clearances more than a year after Trump was elected, according to the information . Read More »

Emerging Details of the Florida School Shooting Are Disturbing

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Cruz had once been expelled from the school over disciplinary problems, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said told CNN . Two separate Instagram accounts, now deleted, purport to show Mr Cruz posing with guns and knives. A teacher at the school said an email was sent out a year ago warning that Cruz should not be allowed to have a backpack on campus. Read More »

Suspect in deadly school shooting booked into jail

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A student who survived Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla is calling on lawmakers to take concrete action against gun violence. Freshman Kayden Hanafi said he heard two gunshots and saw people running out of another building on campus. "I can't believe this is happening", Lissette Rozenblat, whose daughter goes to the school, told CNN . Read More »

Ross High School student charged after referencing Florida shooting on social media

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Cruz was taken into custody without incident in nearby Coral Springs after the shootings, according to Israel. A tweet by Sarah, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High shooting, perfectly illustrates that division. Investigators believe the suspect pulled the school's fire alarm to draw people out and get a higher death toll, according to a law enforcement source. Read More »

Trump denounces domestic violence

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What did you know , and when did you know it? Porter's two former wives, Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby, have said they told FBI investigators details of their troubled marriages to the 40-year-old Porter in January 2017. Wray added that the agency had received some relevant information to the investigation early February and that the agency had managed to pass the information to the relevant authorities. Read More »

Winter Olympics: 16 people injured in Wednesday's winds

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Hirano won the silver medal with a score of 95.25, while Australia's Scotty James earned the bronze. Consider this your regular reminder that no country is as dominant in any winter sport as the Dutch are at speedskating; the Netherlands' 105 Olympic medals in the sport are almost 40 more than the second-place United States. Read More »

The IRS has subpoenaed investors in Kushner family's real estate projects

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Bloomberg News reported that tax authorities have put together information on lenders and investors for some Kushner Cos. real estate projects in NY and New Jersey, with deals dating back to 2010. The Department of Justice did not respond to requests for comment regarding the subpoenas. Subpoenas have been issued over the past year by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg . Read More »