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Florida, A Big Death-Penalty State, Weighs What to Do About School Shooting

Today 19:09 GMT

Defense lawyers seeking to spare Nikolas Cruz execution for last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., could face a high hurdle: the state’s historic embrace of the death penalty, which has led to the second-largest death row in the U.S.

Howard Finkelstein, the Broward County public defender whose office is representing Mr. Cruz, said the 19-year-old suspect, who is charged with killing 17 people, was prepared to plead guilty if prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty and settled for a life sentence without possibility of parole.

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Source: Global News

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir inspiring Canadians to try ice dancing, say coaches

Today 19:09 GMT

Long before their golden Olympic finish cemented their status as ice dancing royalty, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were inspiring many young people to lace up their skates and chase a dream that coaches hope will help Canada dominate the world of figure skating for years to come.

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue thank Canadians for supporting their gold medal dreams. In 2016, when Virtue and Moir announced that they were coming out of their two-year retirement and preparing to take the ice once again, Lowe said Canada saw eight senior pairs leave the upper echelon of the ice-dancing circuit.

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Source: Global News

Are Tessa and Scott together The world wants to know everything about the Canadian figure skaters

Today 17:18 GMT

After delivering a jaw-dropping, achingly sexy gold-medal performance at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games, Canadian figure-skating duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have successfully captured the hearts of the world.

Virtue said on Tessa & Scott that the skaters’ relationship is “complicated,” not like husband and wife, not like dating, not like siblings, but something else altogether. The pair started skating together in 1997 after being paired by Moir’s aunt, who happened to be coaching them at the time.

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Source: NBC News

Major GOP donor steps up effort to change his party's stance on guns

Tuesday 21:53 GMT

A major Republican donor is stepping up his effort to enlist conservative allies in his unlikely fight for new gun laws, sending thousands of letters to GOP contributors encouraging them to pressure party leaders on the issue in the wake of last week's shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla.. Al Hoffman Jr., a real estate developer who lives in nearby Palm Beach, is one of the GOP's most prominent donors.


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