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[22 Feb 2018 | Comments Off on Trump says arming some teachers would stop shootings ‘instantly’ | ]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday pushed his call to arm teachers following last week’s school massacre in Florida, saying it would be limited to those with military or special training but “would solve the problem instantl…

[22 Feb 2018 | Comments Off on Easy fixes to school security prove elusive after Florida shooting | ]

(Reuters) – Two weeks before a gunman fatally shot 17 people at a Florida high school, Bill Lee, the president of the state’s school administrators association, warned that Florida’s schools were vulnerable to just such an attack.

[22 Feb 2018 | Comments Off on Three executions planned Thursday for three U.S. states | ]

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Alabama, Florida and Texas plan to execute inmates on Thursday and if carried out, it would be the first time in eight years that three people on death row have been executed on the same day since the death penalty was reinsta…

[22 Feb 2018 | Comments Off on Deadly flooding forces evacuations across U.S. South, Midwest | ]

(Reuters) – The U.S. Southern Plains and Midwest braced for more flooding on Thursday as snow-melting temperatures and heavy rains swelled waterways after claiming the lives of at least two people, including a child, and forcing hundreds of people to e…

[21 Feb 2018 | Comments Off on Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to U.S. presidents, dies at 99 | ]

(Reuters) – U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who counseled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years in the pulpit, died on Wednesday at the age of 99, a spokesman said…

[21 Feb 2018 | Comments Off on Pennsylvania Republicans ask Supreme Court to block new congressional map | ]

(Reuters) – Pennsylvania Republicans on Wednesday filed an emergency appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a new congressional map drawn by the state’s top court from taking effect ahead of this year’s mid-term elections.

[21 Feb 2018 | Comments Off on U.S. students turn to gun-control group after school shooting | ]

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When they got prayers and thoughts from U.S. lawmakers after a massacre at a Florida high school that left 17 students and teachers dead, thousands of young people turned to the country’s largest gun-control advocacy group to learn…

[21 Feb 2018 | Comments Off on New sealed charges brought in case against ex-Trump campaign manager | ]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against two of President Donald Trump’s former campaign officials, a court record indicated on Wednesday.

[21 Feb 2018 | Comments Off on Lawsuits challenge Electoral College system in four U.S. states | ]

BOSTON (Reuters) – A coalition that includes a Latino membership organization and a former Massachusetts governor filed lawsuits on Wednesday challenging how four U.S. states allocate their Electoral College votes in presidential elections.

[21 Feb 2018 | Comments Off on U.S. hate groups proliferate in Trump’s first year, watchdog says | ]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of U.S. hate groups expanded last year under President Donald Trump, fueled by his immigration stance and the perception that he sympathized with those espousing white supremacy, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on…