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Source: CBS News

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

Today 06:05 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.

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Source: NBC News

Students seize control of gun debate, plan walkouts and march

Today 06:05 GMT

Students are taking hold of the gun debate in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, by organizing a series of school walkouts across the country and a march in Washington to protest gun violence.

"I will not feel safe going back to school myself until reasonable mental health care legislation and gun control legislation is passed." In addition to the D.C. protest, several Parkland students are also planning to march in Florida's capital, Tallahassee, this week.

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Source: Washington Post

Funeral after funeral, an emotional marathon for survivors of the Parkland school shooting

Today 06:05 GMT

Under vacation-blue Florida skies, the young mourners have emerged from family SUVs and minivans at funeral after funeral, high school girls in black dresses and heels and teen boys in black shirts and pants.

“This is physically and emotionally the kind of marathon I never want anyone else to have to run,” said Ken Cutler, a city commissioner, following one of the funerals Sunday for victims of last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Source: NBC News

At rally, Parkland shooting survivors rail against NRA and Trump

Sunday 20:55 GMT

At times their voices broke with emotion or rage, but each person who addressed the Rally to Support Firearm Safety Legislation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was united in their message: This massacre should never have happened.

Seventeen-year-old David Hogg, whose message to lawmakers went viral after the shooting, said he wanted the community to channel its pain and frustration into voting out the politicians who support gun laws.

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Source: NBC News

After Parkland shooting, hundreds attend nearby gun show

Sunday 19:59 GMT

Hundreds gathered at the fairgrounds here for a major gun show held just three days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, less than 50 miles north.

The deadly shooting in Parkland has at least one gun vendor outraged at the systemic flaws that allowed Cruz to get an AR-15. “The government needs to do its job and they dropped the bomb and it’s pretty freaking sad,” said Keith Moroe owner of Pompano Gun and Pawn.

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Source: Washington Post

‘People are angry’: Pain turns political in Parkland after school shootings

Sunday 14:30 GMT

On a day when Parkland began burying its young dead, a dozen people stood on a street corner holding up “More Gun Control” signs as passing drivers honked and shouted in support. “Look what we started,” said Carlos Rodriguez, 50, who was on his way to work when he stopped to join the protest.

Parkland has responded with a call to activism — angry teachers, parents and teenagers demanding stricter guns laws, more government money for school security and better treatment for mental illness.

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Source: NBC News

At schools near and far from Parkland, teachers face tough questions from students

Sunday 09:00 GMT

Related: Parkland school shooting: Football coach Aaron Feis died shielding students. For the past two days, Nagy has used her class time to let students cry and grieve.

In schools across the United States, the deadliest school shooting since the 2012 massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, has led to difficult discussions between teachers and their students, whose sense of safety inside their classrooms has been shattered — again.

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Source: NBC News

A day prior to Parkland, a grandmother foiled grandson's alleged school shooting plans

Friday 21:52 GMT

Just a day before to the horrific school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead, a Washington state high school student’s grandmother handed police her grandson’s journal — which allegedly detailed plans for a mass shooting.

The teen was charged with armed robbery on Monday night, official said: He planned to use the stolen money from the robbery to fund the shooting, the AP reported deputy prosecutor Andrew Alsdorf as saying in court on Wednesday.

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Source: New York Times

Victims of the Florida School Shooting: Stories of Students and Staff Members

Friday 19:07 GMT

Florida officials have yet to release the names of those who died, but some victims were identified by family members and friends.

Meadow Pollack, 18, was a senior at the high school who was planning to go to Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., next year, according to her father, Andrew Pollack, who said his daughter was among the dead.

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Source: BBC

SJP: 'No fight' with Kim Cattrall

Friday 10:53 GMT

Sarah Jessica Parker has revealed "there was no fight" after Kim Cattrall told Piers Morgan the Sex and the City stars had a "toxic relationship". In an interview with People magazine, SJP acknowledged Cattrall "said things that were really hurtful about me".

The People interview with Parker took place less than 24 hours before Cattrall's post was published, in which Cattrall told her former co-star "you are not my friend".

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Source: NBC News

After Parkland, several teens arrested nationwide for threatening schools

Sunday 01:31 GMT

In the days following the mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school that killed 17, several teens who purportedly shared similar sentiments across the country have been arrested for threatening their schools.

On Thursday, Vermont State Police said they had arrested and charged Jack Sawyer, 18, for attempted aggravated murder, attempted 1st degree murder and attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for expressing “his desire to cause mass casualties at the Fair Haven High School.”

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Source: Washington Post

The lives lost in the Parkland school shooting

Friday 20:02 GMT

Jaime was in the ninth grade; her older brother was also at the school at the time of the shooting andt survived, Guttenberg said.

Her mom and dad, and two younger brothers -- moved to Parkland, Fla., a few years ago from New Jersey, said family friend and neighbor Leon Fooksman. Alyssa loved soccer and creative writing, and “all she had to offer the world was love,” her mother, Lori Alhadeff, wrote in a Facebook post that was shared by a family friend Thursday.

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Source: Common Domain

The Parkland Massacre and the Air We Breathe

Saturday 14:31 GMT

On gun law, Republicans oppose banning assault weapons such as the AR-15, the one the Parkland shooter used, because of the numbers, power and contributions of gun owners and the NRA.

A terrible aspect of the catastrophe is that so many central thoughts about it, and questions, have been flattened by time into clichés.

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Source: New York Times

California Today: The ‘Grand Central of the West’ or a Glorified Bus Terminal?

Friday 15:28 GMT

To critics it is a glorified bus terminal, and an expensive one at that — the cost hovers around $6 billion, according to the authority.

• In California, the top two vote-getters in the June primary for a House seat will get to face off in November’s general election.

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Source: CBS News

"Each name was like my heart skipped a beat": Parkland, Florida holds candlelit vigil

Saturday 04:16 GMT

At least 1,000 people attended a candlelight vigil Thursday night for the 17 people killed in a Florida school shooting, some of the mourners sobbing openly as the victims' names were read aloud.

He told interrogating officers that he "began shooting students that he saw in the hallways and on school grounds" on Wednesday afternoon, according to the report.


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