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Trump hosting "listening session" amid pressure to act on mass shootings

Today 13:39 GMT

President Trump is holding a "listening session" with high school students, parents and teachers in the wake of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The session is just one of several events the White House has pitched in an effort to formulate a response to mass shootings, particularly at schools. "We cannot imagine the depth of their anguish, but we can pledge the strength of our resolve," Mr. Trump said of the victims and their families of the shooting on Tuesday.

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Source: CBS News

Florida State Representative's aide fired after calling Parkland student activists "actors"

Today 13:39 GMT

A Florida state representative has apparently fired an aide who emailed a reporter a claim that two survivors of a south Florida school shooting were actors.

"So as American citizens, unite, and stand up in the face of division -- not any political agenda, but for the lives of millions of schoolchildren," Hogg said.

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Source: CBS News

Trump announces crafting of regulations to ban bump stocks

Today 13:38 GMT

President Trump on Tuesday said he has directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to draft regulations that would ban any devices that would turn legal, semi-automatic firearms into automatic weapons, after studying the issue of bump stocks in light of the Las Vegas shooting in October.

The comments marked the president's first public appearance in Washington since his brief speech Thursday after the Parkland shooting, and his remarks on bump stocks are the first he has made definitively proposing a policy solution related to gun control.

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Source: NBC News

Trump moves to ban rapid-fire gun 'bump stocks'

Today 13:38 GMT

President Donald Trump has directed his attorney general to propose regulations that would ban bump stocks and similar devices "that turn legal weapons into machine guns," the president announced Tuesday. Trump, speaking at the start of a Medal of Valor ceremony at the White House, said he expected the "critical" new regulations to be finalized soon.

Regulations on bump stocks have garnered recent support from both sides of the gun control debate, but Trump's move goes further than the tepid support his administration had offered last year.

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Source: NBC News

Suicide rates spike in Puerto Rico, five months after Maria

Today 01:33 GMT

Exactly five months after Hurricane Maria, new figures show suicide rates in Puerto Rico reached a new high after years of steady drops.

RELATED: After Hurricane Maria, mental health specialists see toll among U.S. Puerto Ricans. At least 103 people have committed suicide, five months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico on Sept. 20th. “In one way or another, after a disaster — manmade or natural — it is expected that people will suffer some kind of post traumatic stress.”

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Source: BBC

Tri-series final: Australia beat New Zealand on DLS to win title

Today 10:54 GMT

Australia, yet to win the ICC World Twenty20 title in six previous attempts, had beaten both England and New Zealand twice in the group games and in their 100th international moved to the top of the T20 rankings with their seventh win in the past eight matches.

The previous meeting between the teams, at Eden Park, saw Guptill and Munro hit 15 sixes between them in an opening stand of 132, when Australia went on to pass New Zealand's 243 for a record T20 run chase.

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Source: NBC News

Parkland students travel to Florida capital to push gun reform

Today 13:38 GMT

Daniel and Julia Bishop, siblings who attend Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — where 17 students and teachers lost their lives in last week's tragedy — hope the trip to Tallahassee will spur officials to enact gun reform.

About 100 students traveled some 450 miles by bus Tuesday to the Florida capitol to convince state lawmakers the time for change is now, after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at a high school.

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Source: Common Domain

The Morning Risk Report: Compliance Needs to Adapt as Prosecutors Cooperate More

Today 16:25 GMT

The Morning Risk Report from WSJ’s Risk & Compliance Journal cues up the most important news in risk and compliance every weekday morning.

With anti-bribery and corruption legislation being enacted in various countries in recent years, compliance programs designed with the prevalent U.S. Department of Justice enforcement rules in mind need to be refreshed to account for the risk of breaching laws elsewhere, the attorneys said.

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Source: New York Times

With Grief and Hope, Florida Students Take Gun Control Fight On the Road

Today 13:38 GMT

When the grim ceremony was over on Tuesday morning, they hugged their parents goodbye, stashed their backpacks in the bellies of three buses and set off in grief and hope to demand gun control measures from state lawmakers more than 400 miles away.

It was an early reminder that failure might very well become familiar for these latest, youngest gun control activists, as it has for so many others.

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Source: Fox News

Man writes open letter after Parkland massacre: 'I was almost a school shooter'

Today 13:38 GMT

In the aftermath of the deadly Florida high school shooting on Feb. 14 that left 17 people dead, a man named Aaron shared a very personal letter with Colorado-based television station KUSA, describing how decades ago, he too “was almost a school shooter” but said he ultimately wasn’t able to be because he “didn't have access to guns.”. “I was almost a school shooter,” Aaron said.

Aaron, now a husband and father, divulged secrets of his youth – how he “was very much the outcast” in school, how he was bullied and became “angry.”

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Source: Common Domain

New Jersey Governor Promises Measures to Prevent School Violence

Today 13:39 GMT

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday he would seek to improve coordination among schools, law enforcement and state agencies to prevent school violence.

In response to the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last week, the Democratic governor gathered top members of his team and legislative leaders for a news conference in Trenton. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday he would seek to improve coordination among schools, law enforcement and state agencies to prevent school violence.

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Source: DW

Israeli journalist shocked by Polish PM's response to Holocaust question

Today 10:52 GMT

DW: At the Munich Security Conference on Saturday you asked Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki whether you yourself would be considered a criminal under his country's new Holocaust law, which makes illegal public statements that falsely and intentionally attribute Nazi crimes to Poland under German occupation during World War II.

You related how your mother saved herself and most of her family during the Holocaust after she had overheard her Polish neighbors discussing plans to reveal their location to the Nazis.

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Source: New York Times

Poland’s Nationalism Threatens Europe’s Values, and Cohesion

Today 13:39 GMT

This combination of Polish nationalism, religious conservatism, anti-elitism and attacks on those supposedly seeking to dictate to Poland about values and migrant quotas has made Law and Justice by far the largest party in a divided country with a disorganized political opposition.

Plus roads, solar panels, and improved water purification and sewer systems, as well as support to dairy farmers — has largely been paid for by the European Union, which finances nearly 60 percent of Poland’s public investment.

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Source: NBC News

Colorado father writes open letter after Parkland massacre: 'I was almost a school shooter'

Today 13:38 GMT

Following the massacre of 17 students and teachers at a Florida high school last week, a Colorado father of four wrote an open letter Tuesday claiming that the only thing that stopped him from carrying out his own bloodbath 30 years ago was his inability to get a gun.

The fact that he's hitting upon traumatic background, lack of connection and then his violent tendencies or access to firearms — I think those are really some of the key issues to be having in this conversation," she said.

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Source: NBC News

Parkland student Peter Wang gets posthumous West Point admission

Today 13:38 GMT

Fifteen-year-old Peter Wang, who was killed while trying to help classmates escape from a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was posthumously accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Tuesday “for his heroic actions on Feb. 14, 2018” and then buried in his Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) uniform. Wang, the U.S. Military Academy said in a statement, “had a lifetime goal to attend USMA.”. “It was an appropriate way for USMA to honor this brave young man,” it read.


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