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Trump offers a big thumbs up to school shooting victims instead of gun control

Trump flashes a thumbs up before boarding Marine One, destined for Florida where he will meet with victims and first responders after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida.Image: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images On Friday, President Donald Trump visited Parkland, Florida in the wake of a school shooting in a high school that left 17 people dead.

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Sensible Gun Reform: Florida Will Now Require Anyone Carrying Out A School Shooting To Be Accompanied By A Therapist To Ensure Theyre Not Mentally Ill

Sadly, many students and teachers in America today live in constant fear that their school could someday be attacked by a deranged gunman. But after the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida lawmakers have finally stepped up to pass legislation that will protect students in their state from experiencing a similar nightmare:

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Trump Proposes to Cut Medicare and Spend Big on Wall, Defense

President infrastructure proposal the administration plans to unveil alongside the fiscal year 2019 budget, as well as new regulatory cuts. “This will be a big week for Infrastructure,” Trump said in a Twitter message Monday. “After so stupidly spending $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time to start investing in OUR Country!”

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You'll get your mail, but not your passports. Here's what's affected by the shutdown

(CNN)In the final moments leading up to Friday’s midnight deadline, Senate Republicans and Democrats were unable to agree on a stopgap funding measure to continue government services. Thousands of federal employees will be placed on furlough — meaning they won’t report to work Monday. Whoever works for agencies and departments that are considered nonessential, including

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Donald Trump thinks not clapping for him is 'treasonous'

(CNN)President Donald Trump wasn’t — and, apparently, still isn’t — happy that Democrats in Congress didn’t stand to applaud him in his State of the Union address last week. Let’s quickly define “treason,” shall we? Here’s how Merriam-Webster does it: “The offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to

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Sessions Ending Obama-Era Policy That Ushered In Legal Weed

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy that helped states legalize recreational marijuana, throwing a wet blanket on the fledgling industry during what could have been a celebratory week. The Justice Department will reverse the so-called Cole and Ogden memos that set out guardrails for federal prosecution of cannabis and allowed legalized marijuana to

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Trump: I'm a 'very stable genius'

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump slammed reports questioning his mental stability in a series of tweets Saturday morning, writing he’s a “very stable genius” after the publication of an expos about his first year as President put the White House into damage-control mode. “Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and

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NHS patients dying in hospital corridors, A&E doctors tell Theresa May

Doctors running 68 A&E departments tell PM patients are dying prematurely because staff are too busy to treat them Patients are dying in hospital corridors during the ongoing winter crisis because the NHS is so underfunded and short-staffed that it cannot cope, senior doctors have warned Theresa May. A&E units are and Social Care spokeswoman

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4 strategies to avoid #resistance burnout

Image: vicky leta / mashable I was listening to The Read recently — it’s my favorite podcast — and I was struck by co-host Kid Fury’s observations about reaching the end of the year and feeling tired.  I posted how I felt on Instagram: “Can’t add one more plan tired. Hard to get excited about

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Trump Says Republican Tax Bill Essentially Repeals Obamacare

President Donald Trump claimed victory for “essentially” repealing Obamacare in the Republican tax bill that cleared the House on Wednesday. The bill eliminates a tax penalty for Americans who don’t carry health insurance, a pillar of the Affordable Care Act, while leaving the law’s other elements intact. Insurers have warned that eliminating the requirement will cause