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Monday, February 19, 2018

Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive.

Calls for gun control grow louder after Florida shooting

Plans for the protests circulated widely on social media on Saturday, as students, parents, teachers and neighbors gathered to express their grief over the fatal shooting of 14 students and three staff members at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Georgia trails on list, prioritized for infrastructure improvements

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this week announced the selection of 15 priority areas to help address the more than $300 million trail maintenance backlog on national forests and grasslands.

Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

How to disrupt an election: Fake IDs, fraud and Facebook

What began as a Cold War-like attack by an old adversary would mix old-fashioned political agitation with 21st century social media tools that ultimately roiled the election and shook the America’s political landscape.

House GOP leaders struggle to push immigration bill

As badly as things have gone for immigration legislation in the Senate, it’s not looking any easier in the more conservative House.

Trump meets victims during visit to Florida hospital

President Donald Trump came face-to-face Friday with hospitalized victims from the horrific school shooting in Florida and offered thanks to the doctors and nurses who helped the wounded, declaring “the job they’ve done is incredible.”

Abortion-rights supporters push back against gains by foes

Lawmakers from Missouri, Arizona and Georgia — states that show no sign of softening their multiple restrictions on abortion.

Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

Federal efforts to help states button down elections systems have crawled, hamstrung in part by wariness of federal meddling. Just 14 states and three local election agencies have so far asked for detailed vulnerability assessments offered by the Department of Homeland Security — and only five of the two-week examinations are complete.

Pot-users want judge to declare marijuana safe under US law

The 35-year-old, married father of two is one of five plaintiffs in a lawsuit claiming that the government’s decision to classify marijuana as dangerous is irrational, unconstitutional and motivated by politics, not hard science.
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