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Deitsch, who survived the shooting that left 17 people dead last week at his Parkland, Florida, high school, told Rubio he has grown up in a world with drills in schools and possible active shooters. The issue of donations was raised by a junior at the high school, who stood just feet from Rubio and asked him whether he would renounce money from the gun advocacy group in the future.
  • Ferry explosion at Playa del Carmen pier injures at least 12

    Ferry explosion at Playa del Carmen pier injures at least 12

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    Police in Quintana Roo say the victims were taken into care in various hospitals. Witnesses said the blast caused a fireball to shoot across the deck of the ferry and sent debris flying in several directions. Contacto Urbano reports the ferry company has links to the former Governor Roberto Borge Angulo. Since February of 2015, the company has provided maritime transportation services between the two tourist sports.
  • Investigate Obama administration over Russian Federation meddling

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    President Donald Trump "has done a number of things to put pressure on Russia and be tough on Russia", Sanders said at the Tuesday briefing. Following the suggestion that Russia had attempted to influence the outcome of the US election, then-president Obama imposed economic sanctions (although these were largely symbolic), expelled 35 Russian diplomats from the USA, and announced the closure of two Russian compounds.
  • Florida students call on lawmakers for tighter gun laws after deadly shooting

    Florida students call on lawmakers for tighter gun laws after deadly shooting

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    They walked out of class at 9:30 a.m. But the grief-stricken teens suffered a blow Tuesday, when state lawmakers voted 71-36 against a measure to consider a ban on semi-automatic weapons. "It's not my way or the highway". Speaker Richard Corcoran took dozens of tough questions on the House floor from students of Stoneman Douglas. "Continue to have a dialogue", he told the Democrats and Republicans in his chamber.
  • Sri Lanka bus explosion injures 19, including 12 soldiers

    Sri Lanka bus explosion injures 19, including 12 soldiers

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    Among the passengers were seven Army personnel and 5 Air Force personnel. Diyathalawa bus explosion: grenade was in a soldier's bag - police Wed, Feb 21, 2018, 10:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka . The explosion and fire that followed caused severe damage to the bus. Police Media Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara said the fire broke out at around 5.30 a.m.
  • White House may address new Mueller investigation charges, gun control protests

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    Last month, the Trump administration decided against implementing the sanctions against Russia and instead published a list of already prominent Russian oligarchs. She said Florida gunman Nikolas Cruz never should have been able to purchase guns due to his history of mental illness, and he should have been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement after a series of tips.
  • Rain, snow melt flood north Indiana, Ohio river

    Rain, snow melt flood north Indiana, Ohio river

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    Carol Schmidt lifts a sandbag before placing it in front of her front door Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Janesville, Wis. Rain, sleet and snow has closed schools and caused flooding concerns in Wisconsin. If you come across a road covered with water make sure you slow down, otherwise you could be hydro-planing before you know it. So far, the flooding is not predicted to be severe, with water covering mostly woods, fields and some low-lying roads.
  • North Korea canceled planned meeting with Pence at last minute

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    State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said only a "brief meeting" with leaders of the North Korean delegation had been on the table. "We have no intention to meet with the USA side during the stay in South Korea ", a Foreign Ministry official was quoted as saying by the North's official news agency on February 8, the day Pence arrived in South Korea.
  • Republicans Mount Legal Challenges To Pennsylvania's New Congressional Map

    Republicans Mount Legal Challenges To Pennsylvania's New Congressional Map

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    House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati said the state's highest court usurped legislative authority when it issued the new map on Monday, calling it an unprecedented decision . Supreme Court in January when asking the high court to step in and block the state court's order for a new map. They say the U.S. Constitution only grants legislatures the ability to draw congressional districts and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court can not step in to draw its own map.
  • Mueller Looking At Whether Manafort Promised Lender A White House Gig

    Mueller Looking At Whether Manafort Promised Lender A White House Gig

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    And he wrote that Manafort had gotten those particular loans "through a series of false and fraudulent representations". This new charging document isn't yet public, and it's not clear whom or what it's about. NBC reports that FSB officials questioned the loans, amounting to 5 percent of all the loans made by the bank, including at least one who felt pressure to approve them.
  • Winter Olympics: Meet Lindsey Vonn's furry friends

    Winter Olympics: Meet Lindsey Vonn's furry friends

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    America's women Alpine ski team acknowledged there will be a void when all-time great Vonn eventually leaves the sport but pointed to Wednesday's downhill results in Pyeongchang Games as proof they can contend for podiums for years to come.