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LA County Sheriff's patrol cars leave El Camino High School in Whittier, Calif., on Wednesday. A 17-year-old student threatened to open fire at the school days after the massacre at a Florida school. An alert security guard who overheard him reported it to police, who went to the boy's home and found two AR-15 rifles, authorities said Wednesday.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 03:20

Educators School Safety Network says it has recorded about 50 threats a day on average since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, compared with about 10 a day on average.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Cameron Kasky asked Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., if he will continue to accept money from the NRA during a CNN town hall meeting on Wednesday.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:42

At a CNN town hall, the Republican senator said he would support raising the age limit for those wanting to purchase AR-15 style rifles and is "reconsidering" his position on high-capacity magazines.

Police block off the area around the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro's capital, Podgorica. An unknown assailant hurled a hand grenade toward the embassy at around midnight local time on Thursday and then killed himself with another explosive device.
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:40

An unidentified man threw a hand grenade at the compound in Podgorica before reportedly killing himself with another explosive. U.S. citizens are being asked to avoid the area until further notice.

The U.S. women are facing Canada in a gold medal match iat the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. In their preliminary round match, players piled up in a scrum around the Canadian goal.
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:43

The American women won the very first Olympic hockey tournament, in 1998. But that was 20 years ago — Canada has won all of them since then.

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:01

Parents and survivors connected to the school shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sandy Hook and Columbine, met with President Trump at the White House Wednesday to advocate for better protections for the nation's students.

Activists participate in the Take Back The Workplace March and #MeToo Survivors March & Rally on Nov. 12, 2017, in Hollywood, Calif. A new survey offers the first set of nationwide data on prevalence, showing that the problem is pervasive and women are most often the victims.
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:38

A nationwide survey found that most women have experienced some form of sexual harassment, many since their teenage years. The results illustrate why the #MeToo movement was so successful.

President Trump shakes hands with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Ariana Klein as fellow Stoneman Douglas student Carson Abt watches at the start of a listening session on school safety with teachers and students at the White House Wednesday.
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:18

A week after 17 people were killed at a Parkland, Fla., high school, President Trump hosted survivors, parents and teachers from that and other recent school shooting tragedies.

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:54

One week after 17 people were shot and killed at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students and parents sat down with President Trump to discuss school safety and gun control.

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:42

Peter Wang died holding open a door to help his classmates escape last week's shooting in Parkland, Fla. It was his dream to go to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Now, the academy's posthumously admitted him.

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:42

Dar es Salaam is the only East African city with a bus rapid transit system. It is a model for so many African cities that are growing at an intense pace, but don't have the kind of money they need to build more expensive infrastructure.

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:42

The Syrian war has taken a new twist as Kurds have asked for help from Syrian forces to repel Turkish attacks. It's an area where the U.S., Iran and Russia are already on the ground backing various sides.

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:42

The pastor to presidents — that's how Billy Graham was known. He earned that role because he earned their trust, and there will likely never be another like him.

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:42

President Trump held a meeting today with students and teachers affected by last week's school shooting in Florida, as well as other prominent massacres.

A man walks up in the fog at the U.S. Supreme Court to attend arguments last month. Justices issued multiple opinions on Wednesday.
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:11

The high court put out rulings on everything from guns and whistleblower protections to plea deals and the damages someone could seek for a terrorist attack.

Hundreds of students in the D.C. metro area marched to the Capitol and the White House Wednesday, demanding an end to school violence.
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:05

Students grappling with fear and frustration after last week's fatal school shooting staged peaceful protests mourning for victims and urging a ban on assault rifles.

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