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Plans for school walkouts, sit-ins after Florida shooting

Added: 17.02.2018 23:26 | 5 views | 0 comments

The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws.


Florida Protestors Angrily Call out Congress

Added: 17.02.2018 22:22 | 21 views | 0 comments

Thousands gathered at a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale, some 25 miles from where 17 people were shot and killed at a high school this week. Students spoke passionately during Saturday's rally pleading with lawmakers to change gun laws. (Feb. 17)


States consider protecting benefits for DACA, TPS immigrants facing loss of status

Added: 17.02.2018 20:44 | 9 views | 0 comments

State lawmakers across the country are weighing a host of bills aimed at preserving driver's licenses and other benefits for undocumented immigrants who may lose the protected status long afforded them by the federal government.
Immigrants from Central America, Haiti and Sudan will see their temporary...


Today in History for February 17th

Added: 17.02.2018 13:37 | 29 views | 0 comments

Highlights of this day in history: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer gets life in prison; House lawmakers pick a president; Garry Kasparov beats IBM's Deep Blue at chess; NBA star Michael Jordan born; The Eagles release their greatest hits. (Feb. 17)


The Best and Worst Aspect About Democrats' and Republicans' Plans to Fix Social Security

Added: 17.02.2018 13:21 | 2 views | 0 comments

The core Democrat and GOP fix for Social Security would work well if lawmakers could find a middle ground.


FBI's Florida gaffes compound agency's image problem

Added: 17.02.2018 9:00 | 4 views | 0 comments

The FBI, which has been a frequent target of criticism from the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers, now faces additional scrutiny after admitting Friday that it botched a tip that could have averted Wednesday's massacre in Parkland, Fla.


What's next for 'Dreamers' after Senate immigration bills fail?

Added: 16.02.2018 21:37 | 21 views | 0 comments

The young illegal immigrants have dwindling options as lawmakers scramble to salvage an expiring program to shield them from deportation.


ICE sweep leads to dozens of arrests in L.A.

Added: 16.02.2018 21:13 | 4 views | 0 comments

A sweep in a sanctuary city, coming as lawmakers grapple with immigration legislation.


Redistricting Proposals Beat Deadline In Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Case

Added: 16.02.2018 20:23 | 19 views | 0 comments

New proposals to redraw Pennsylvania's congressional districts rolled in late Thursday in a high-stakes gerrymandering case, meeting a court-ordered deadline to submit maps of boundaries for the state Supreme Court to consider adopting for this year's election, The Associated Press reported. Submitting maps were the group of registered Democratic voters who sued successfully to invalidate the current map, plus Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, Democratic lawmakers and a group of Republican activists who intervened in the case. Republican lawmakers submitted a plan last week. Pennsylvania's congressional map is widely viewed as among the nation's most gerrymandered. Upending it could boost Democrats...

Student who survived school shooting sends strong message to lawmakers

Added: 16.02.2018 16:58 | 3 views | 0 comments

David Hogg was one of the approximately 65 students sheltered inside teacher Ashley Kurth's classroom


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