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White House says Trump supports move to strengthen gun background checks

Today 17:16 GMT

The White House supports efforts to strengthen background checks for gun purchases in the wake of last week’s shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump is open to bipartisan legislation to shore up the background checks system, which is supposed to prevent people with severe mental illness and serious criminal records from purchasing firearms.

Source: CBS News

Stoneman Douglas students say "adults let us down" in wake of shooting

Today 17:17 GMT

Just days after a former student allegedly opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17, students who survived the attack are calling on lawmakers to act like "adults" and prevent further tragedies. "The adult politicians have been playing around while my generation has been losing our lives," Cameron Kasky, a student at Stoneman Douglas, told "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

Source: CTV

Trump launches into Twitter tirade triggered by Russia probe

Today 17:17 GMT

Venting his fury over the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump on Sunday asserted that the Obama administration bears some blame for the election meddling, insisted he never denied that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 U.S. campaign and said "they are laughing their asses off in Moscow."

In his Russia-related posts Sunday, Trump asserted that he "never said Russia did not meddle in the election," and added: "The Russian 'hoax' was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia - it never did!"

Source: The Guradian

Trump-Russia inquiry: Manafort under pressure after reports that Gates has flipped

Today 17:16 GMT

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager is under increasing pressure to cooperate with criminal prosecutors investigating the campaign’s alleged collusion with the Kremlin following reports that his chief lieutenant will testify against him.

Several US media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times and CNN, reported that Rick Gates, a former campaign aide and lobbyist, has struck a deal with Robert Mueller, the special counsel, and will testify against Paul Manafort, his longtime business associate, in exchange for leniency.

Source: CBS News

Couple who took in Florida school shooting suspect describes first encounter after massacre

Today 17:16 GMT

The couple who took in the Florida school shooting suspect after his mother died says he told them he was sorry after the shooting.

Cruz is facing 17 counts of murder in the Wednesday afternoon shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The Florida Department of Children and Families investigated Cruz in 2016, and police records show deputies went to his home more than three dozen times.

Source: CBS News

Rex Tillerson opens up in rare, wide-ranging interview

Today 17:17 GMT

Rex Tillerson: What I think-- we got a common understanding with China is that North Korea represents a serious threat to China as well.

Rex Tillerson: Early on they might be one on one discussions for the U.S. first and North Korea to determine is there a reason to begin to put the construct for negotiations in place.

Source: The Guradian

Chinese and US officials scuffled over 'nuclear football' during 2017 Trump visit – report

Today 17:16 GMT

A skirmish involving the United States “nuclear football” reportedly broke out in Beijing last year just hours after Donald Trump had flown in for what he later hailed as an “absolutely terrific” visit. Trump arrived in the Chinese capital on 8 November for what his hosts had promised would be a “state visit-plus”.

The New York Times described Obama’s reception as “bruising, even by Chinese standards” but Chinese officials responded angrily to the suggestion the move had been a calculated diplomatic snub. Bill Bishop, a Washington-based China expert who authors a weekly newsletter for Axios, said the story was “absolutely believable” and likely reflected China’s growing confidence as one of the world’s great powers.

Source: New York Times

Russian Meddling Was a Drop in an Ocean of American-made Discord

Today 17:17 GMT

It is a self-perpetuating cycle, one that Russian meddling may have only sped up a bit but that remains almost entirely American-driven.

Russian misinformation seems to have exacerbated the symptoms, but laced throughout the indictment are reminders that the underlying disease, arguably far more damaging, is all American-made. The false information and political advertisements that the Russians are accused of spreading could ring true only to those already predisposed to suspect the worst.

Source: ABC News

Shooting survivors on potential collision course with Trump

Today 17:16 GMT

Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision course with President Donald Trump.

Trump spent the weekend at his estate in South Florida, only an hour's drive from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were fatally shot last week. His only mentions of the massacre came in tweets Saturday contending that the FBI was too focused on the Russia investigation to respond to warnings about the alleged shooter and mocking Democrats for failing to pass gun control.

Source: DW

Florida students call for gun control: 'Without action, children die'

Today 17:17 GMT

They are determined to fight the powerful gun lobby in the United States and get tougher laws on who can buy firearms, so that no other students will have to experience what they went through.

Hogg and a group of students ended up hiding in a closet during the shooting, where Hogg started interviewing his classmates and taping their opinions on gun control with his phone. He said he didn't know whether anyone in the closet would survive, but that he hoped his footage would spur action if it was found.

Source: New York Times

Trump Falsely Claims, ‘I Never Said Russia Did Not Meddle’

Today 17:17 GMT

President Trump falsely claimed in an early Sunday morning tweet that he had never rejected the notion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

In an interview with Time magazine that December, Mr. Trump, then the president-elect, rejected the notion of Russian interference, even as he entertained the possibility but then suggested other culprits:. After reports from The Times and The Washington Post that the intelligence communities concluded that Russia acted to aid Mr. Trump in December, Mr. Trump again disagreed.

Source: CTV

Canada, Germany tie for gold in two-man bobsled

Today 17:16 GMT

Canada's Justin Kripps and Germany's Francesco Friedrich tied for gold in men's two-man bobsled Monday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

(AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Canada's Justin Kripps celebrates a gold medal after a tie with Germany during the men's two-man bobsled finals at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward). Driver Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz of Canada take a curve during the two-man bobsled competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.

Source: BBC

American teens demand 'Never Again'

Today 17:16 GMT

Whether meaningful change is enacted from the emotional response remains to be seen, but thousands of students without the power to vote are doing their very best to make their voices heard.

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were well practised on how to respond in an active shooter situation - the school has lockdown drills, security systems and restricted entrances. But a sole gunman on Valentine's Day was still able to kill 17.

Source: The Week

The kids are all Democrats

Today 17:16 GMT

To reverse their decline, Republicans would have to make inroads either with Generation Xers or with even younger voters.

It gets even worse for the GOP: A 2017 Pew poll found that fully a quarter of young Republicans had defected to the Democrats since 2015. Nor does the increasing progressivism of America's youngest voters seem to be driven by short-term reactions to particular political figures or developments.

Source: CBS News

Should we rethink school shootings as a homeland security threat?

Today 17:16 GMT

Frances Townsend, who was homeland security adviser during President George W. Bush's administration, said it might be time to rethink how the country treats school shootings.

When a 29-year-old man from Uzbekistan plowed a truck into a crowd of people in Manhattan in October, killing eight, President Trump's response to the attack as a matter of homeland security was swift. Within hours, the president decried the attack and attacker as having been carried out by a "sick and deranged person," implied an affiliation with ISIS, and said he had ordered the Department of Homeland Security step up the "Extreme Vetting Program."

Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Saturday 16:21 GMT
Source: New York Times

In Colombia Border Town, Desperate Venezuelans Sell Hair to Survive

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: BBC

What to expect at the 2018 Bafta Awards

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Saakashvili supporters march in Kiev calling for president to quit

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Bundesliga LIVE: VfL Wolfsburg vs. Bayern Munich

Saturday 15:26 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Hanif Kureishi: my beautiful box-set binge

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Homeland: Claire Danes sulks her way through more relentless catastrophising

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: CTV

#BeccaToldMeTo: Teen who inspired kindness movement dies at 18

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Washington Post

How two GMU professors teamed up to create high-tech music

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: Global News

Trudeau, Sajjan ask to meet with Indian politician who criticized Canadian government

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Beats, rhymes and ice: Olympians rely on their tunes, and science backs them up

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The Pride Flag Waves at the Olympics for Adam Rippon

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: NBC News

Celebrate Lunar New Year with dumplings, noodles, meatballs and more

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Berlin 24/7: The sound of Berlin

Today 06:05 GMT

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte