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Florida lawmakers struggle with how to respond to shooting

Florida lawmakers struggle with how to respond to shooting

Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, the state Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath
Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip

Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip

President Donald Trump is criticizing the FBI over its handling of a tip on the suspect in the Florida school shooting, says bureau spending too much time on Russia probe
WATCH:  President Trump claims vindication after new indictments in Russia probe

WATCH: President Trump claims vindication after new indictments in Russia probe

The Mueller investigation is still looking into the possibility of Trump campaign's colluding with Russia.
WATCH:  The Department of Veteran Affairs secretary is under growing pressure

WATCH: The Department of Veteran Affairs secretary is under growing pressure

David Shulkin reportedly spent $122,000 of taxpayer money on a European trip.
Russia dismisses US charges as 'just blabber,' 'Russophobia'

Russia dismisses US charges as 'just blabber,' 'Russophobia'

Russian officials had disdainful words for U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians.
Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

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

Even broached possibility during a gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.
No, Fidel Castro is not Canada PM Trudeau's father

No, Fidel Castro is not Canada PM Trudeau's father

Suicide of Castro's eldest son revives false report he is Canadian PM's father.
Florida shooting survivor rallies crowd: 'It's time for victims' to change gun laws

Florida shooting survivor rallies crowd: 'It's time for victims' to change gun laws

Teen survivors of the Feb. 14 high school massacre rallied a passionate crowd.
Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left

Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left

A Lipinski has represented what's now Illinois' 3rd congressional district since U.S. Rep
WATCH:  13 Russian nationals indicted for alleged election interference

WATCH: 13 Russian nationals indicted for alleged election interference

The special counsel has charged 13 Russian nationals with meddling in the 2016 election.
WATCH:  White House security clearance process change

WATCH: White House security clearance process change

Chief of staff John Kelly announces a tightened security clearance process that will require the FBI to hand-deliver all background investigations on senior personnel.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump on collapse of immigration effort

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on collapse of immigration effort

AP FACT CHECK: Trump cuts protections for young immigrants months ago, then blames Democrats for abandoning them
Suspect was a 'good shot' on NRA-backed school rifle team

Suspect was a 'good shot' on NRA-backed school rifle team

Nikolas Cruz excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by the NRA.
WATCH:  Hundreds protest outside NRA headquarters

WATCH: Hundreds protest outside NRA headquarters

More than 100 people called for action on gun control Friday night outside the National Rifle Association's offices in Fairfax, Va., following this week's mass shooting at a school in Florida.
Fendrich on Tennis: Federer's belief in self never wavered

Fendrich on Tennis: Federer's belief in self never wavered

Roger Federer never wavered in his belief in himself and his resolve to return to the top of tennis
UK prime minister seeks post-Brexit EU security alliance

UK prime minister seeks post-Brexit EU security alliance

British Prime Minister Theresa May is calling on her country's European Union partners not to let "rigid institutional restrictions" get in the way of a wide-ranging post-Brexit security partnership
Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

President Donald Trump visited a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders, but extending few public words of
Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

Chief of staff John Kelly orders changes to White House security clearance process after allegations against ex-aide
'Putin's chef' among Russians indicted by Mueller

'Putin's chef' among Russians indicted by Mueller

One of the 13 Russians indicted for U.S. election interference is a wealthy Russian businessman with ties to Vladimir Putin
How to disrupt an election: Fake IDs, fraud and Facebook

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

Russians launched plot against US election in 2014, mixing old-fashioned political agitation with 21st century social media tools