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After Parkland, States Take A Fresh Look At Gun Legislation

After Parkland, States Take A Fresh Look At Gun Legislation

The effects of Florida's shooting are reaching beyond the state's borders into legislatures across the country.
He'll Take 'Gubernatorial Debate' For 400: Trebek Tries Out Moderator's Chair

He'll Take 'Gubernatorial Debate' For 400: Trebek Tries Out Moderator's Chair

The longtime game show host has described himself in the past as a political independent and has expressed interest in one day moderating a presidential debate as well.
FACT CHECK: Why Didn't Obama Stop Russia's Election Interference In 2016?

FACT CHECK: Why Didn't Obama Stop Russia's Election Interference In 2016?

President Trump now accepts that Russia launched a wave of active measures against the U.S. but blames his predecessor for not taking any action.
Florida House Declines Debate On Assault Rifles, Calls Porn A 'Health Risk'

Florida House Declines Debate On Assault Rifles, Calls Porn A 'Health Risk'

The lawmakers voted 71-36 against opening up debate on the bill that would ban assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, leaving it in committees that aren't scheduled to meet during this session.
Kentucky Democrat Wins Special Election To Reclaim Seat After Lawmaker's Suicide

Kentucky Democrat Wins Special Election To Reclaim Seat After Lawmaker's Suicide

Linda Belcher reclaimed the seat she lost to Dan Johnson in 2016 amid a wave of pro-Trump voter sentiment in Kentucky. Johnson killed himself in December amid allegations of sexual assault.
'Today In 1968' Replays A Historic Year — On Twitter

'Today In 1968' Replays A Historic Year — On Twitter

1968 was a pivotal year in civil rights history. In our new project, we'll be tweeting news, articles and moments from that year as if it were all happening today.

2 Sisters In Los Angeles Are DREAMers But Only 1 Is Covered By DACA

DREAMers Miriam Gonzalez Avila and Abigail Gonzalez are paying attention to the immigration debate. One is covered under DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, but the other isn't.

Florida Students To Meet With State Sen. Rader About Gun Violence

Busloads of students from Stoneman Douglas High School are in Florida's capital to meet with legislators about gun issues, including Sen. Kevin Rader, who's district includes Parkland.

After Florida Shooting, There's A Renewed Push To Change Gun Laws

President Trump said he's signed a memo directing the Justice Department to develop regulations to ban bump stocks, as Florida students press state legislators on passing new gun control measures.
Kentucky Bourbon, Wisconsin Cheese Could Be Targets In Trade War

Kentucky Bourbon, Wisconsin Cheese Could Be Targets In Trade War

The European Union is considering ways to fight back if the Trump administration adopts tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum.
Pence Planned To Meet North Koreans At Olympics, But Pyongyang Canceled

Pence Planned To Meet North Koreans At Olympics, But Pyongyang Canceled

The vice president was set to meet Feb. 10 with North Korean representatives, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, the State Department said. However, "at the last minute," Pyongyang backed out.
Kentucky Moves To Add Guns To Schools After School Shooting

Kentucky Moves To Add Guns To Schools After School Shooting

The Kentucky legislature is considering arming teachers and administrators in response to a school shooting there Jan. 23.
After Florida Shooting, Trump Calls For New Regulations On Bump Stocks

After Florida Shooting, Trump Calls For New Regulations On Bump Stocks

The president is directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose ways to ban devices like the ones used in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting that accelerate the shooting rate of semi-automatic weapons.

Palestinian Authority President No Longer Wants U.S. To Lead Peace Efforts

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, angry over the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, wants other countries to lead peace efforts now. He is making his

Trump's Responses To Florida Shooting And WH Scandals Under Scrutiny

President Trump responded to the indictment of Russian nationals over interference in the 2016 campaign with tweets blaming President Obama for not stopping the interference and insisting it did not

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Secures Another Guilty Plea

Special counsel Robert Mueller has secured another guilty plea, from a lawyer who lied to the FBI last year. But President Trump continues to attack the investigation, even as it intensifies.

U.S. Trade Partners Threatening Retaliation If Proposed Tariffs Go Through

U.S. trade partners are threatening retaliation if the Trump administration follows through with proposed tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum. Kentucky bourbon and Harley Davidson

How New Leadership Has Affected The Democratic National Committee

The Democratic National Committee elected new leadership one year ago, with many major problems to solve in the wake of a disastrous 2016 campaign for the party. Now, party leaders look at what

What Pennsylvania's New Congressional Districts Mean For Elections In The State

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has released a new map of the state's congressional districts, correcting what it deemed an unfair advantage to Republicans. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with David

After Florida Shooting, Students Are Lobbying For New Gun Regulations

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are headed to Tallahassee to lobby state lawmakers to pass new gun regulations. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times