Florida high school where 17 were killed hopes to resume classes Feb. 27

Florida high school where 17 were killed hopes to resume classes Feb. 27

The principal of the Florida high school where 17 were killed last Wednesday said the school is aiming to start classes up again on Feb. 27. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High principal Ty Thompson made the announcement in a recorded call, which was obtained by ABC News. “We will begin by inviting all students and parents to a voluntary campus orientation event on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.,” Thompson says in the…

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School shooting suspect had access to 10 firearms, including AK-47 variant

School shooting suspect had access to 10 firearms, including AK-47 variant

Authorities believe the young man accused of storming a Florida high school and gunning down 17 people had access to 10 firearms, all long guns, law enforcement officials briefed on the matter told ABC News. A law enforcement source said the suspect, Nikolas Cruz, is believed to have purchased seven of the long guns himself. The other three firearms were weapons authorities believe Cruz had access to but did not purchase, the source said. In…

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Trump voices support for Mitt Romney in campaign for Senate

Trump voices support for Mitt Romney in campaign for Senate

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to offer surprising support for a regular opponent on Monday night. The president endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for senator from Utah, a position he hopes to inherit from the retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. The president tweeted, “He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to @OrrinHatch and has my full support and endorsement!” Romney made the announcement he would be running last week, but never mentioned Trump in…

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Rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people

Rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people

Time is ticking as Iranian rescue teams search the Zagros Mountains trying to locate the wreckage of a missing Aseman Airliner that crashed there on Sunday morning with 66 people on board. The missing plane was an ATR 72-500 twin-engine turboprop. It left the capital city of Tehran to Yasuj, a southwestern city at 4:30 a.m. GMT on Sunday, but went off the radar 50 minutes into its journey around the city of Semirom in…

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Will Russians indicted by special counsel face extradition?

Will Russians indicted by special counsel face extradition?

The dozen-plus indictments filed by special counsel Robert Mueller last week roiled U.S. politics and detailed a remarkable Russian operation to influence American public opinion. But for those wondering whether the indictments might now lead to arrests or extradition from Russia for its 13 alleged conspirators, the short answer: no. Russia has a history of resisting U.S. efforts to extradite Russian citizens, even in cases where they are not suspected to have been operating at…

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Search underway for missing 5-year-old, family desperate for his return

Search underway for missing 5-year-old, family desperate for his return

Wichita police are continuing their frantic search for a missing 5-year-old boy who was last seen over the weekend. Lucas Hernandez disappeared around 3 p.m. on Saturday, police said. His 26-year-old stepmother told police she saw him in his bedroom just before she took a shower and fell asleep. Police were called to the home about three hours later. Officer Charley Davidson said at a press conference Monday that police had searched the family’s home…

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Pennsylvania’s new court-ordered congressional map dramatically straightens borders

Pennsylvania’s new court-ordered congressional map dramatically straightens borders

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued a new congressional map for the state, in a decision that could have major ramifications for the balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives. The court issued the map after Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, and the Republican-controlled state legislature, were unable to submit a map satisfying both parties by the court-ordered Thursday night deadline. Numerous map submissions from both sides of the aisle were presented to…

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Trump tweet misunderstands how FBI works: Feds

Trump tweet misunderstands how FBI works: Feds

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump suggested that the FBI’s Russia investigation had caused the agency to divert resources or attention that could have prevented last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla. “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get…

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Trump’s shifting stance on assault weapons

Trump’s shifting stance on assault weapons

President Donald Trump‘s position on gun control, particularly regarding assault rifles, has appeared to shift over the years. Trump in 2000 said he took a middle ground, supporting a ban on assault weapons though generally opposing gun control. Trump in 2015, however, was dismissive of calls to regulate assault rifles which, he said,0 are common semi-automatic weapons popular with many Americans. Now in the wake of the Feb. 14 massacre in Florida that killed 17…

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Trump linking Florida shooting to Russia investigation sparks backlash

Trump linking Florida shooting to Russia investigation sparks backlash

President Donald Trump felt liberated Friday afternoon, sources close to him told ABC News, when the news broke that the special counsel probing interference in the 2016 presidential election unveiled a grand jury indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups accused of meddling “with U.S. elections and political processes.” “Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not…

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