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Florida Sheriff Rebukes NRA Spokeswoman Who Claims She's 'Fighting' For Shooting Survivors
Florida Sheriff Rebukes NRA Spokeswoman Who Claims She's 'Fighting' For Shooting Survivors

During a heated CNN-hosted town hall event on Wednesday night, National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch told survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting that she was "fighting" for them.

The Sad Story of the Tucker 48 Killed in a Fire
The Sad Story of the Tucker 48 Killed in a Fire

Tucker 1023 was burned beyond recognition.

Russian election plot touched even minor Trump supporters
Russian election plot touched even minor Trump supporters

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The request was simple: organize or attend a sign-waving rally supporting Donald Trump. But some of the Florida Republicans on the receiving end of those requests now know that they didn't come from Republican allies, but from Russian adversaries.

Senior Trump adviser says Russian election meddling 'beyond dispute'
Senior Trump adviser says Russian election meddling 'beyond dispute'

Donald Trump's national security adviser, HR McMaster, said on Saturday that Russian meddling in the 2016 election is "incontrovertible" and "beyond dispute" in the wake of new US indictments. McMaster spoke after Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia investigation, revealed new details about Moscow's sophisticated cyber-meddling campaign on Friday.

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May pleads for 'urgent' post-Brexit EU security deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May pleaded Saturday for an urgent deal with the European Union on post-Brexit security cooperation, warning that citizens' lives were at stake. In a speech at the Munich Security Conference, she acknowledged that no deal currently exists between the EU and a third country "that captures the full depth and breadth of our existing relationship". "This cannot be a time when any of us allow competition between partners, rigid institutional restrictions or deep-seated ideology to inhibit our cooperation and jeopardise the security of our citizens," May told the audience.

Parkland School Shooting: Grieving Mother of Florida Victim Demands Trump 'Do Something' About Gun Violence
Parkland School Shooting: Grieving Mother of Florida Victim Demands Trump 'Do Something' About Gun Violence

Lori Alhadeff, whose daughter, Alyssa, was killed in Wednesday's mass shooting, addressed the president directly through a HLN camera.

Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sources
Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded: sources

By Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - About 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria last week, according to three sources familiar with the matter. A Russian military doctor said around 100 had been killed, and a source who knows several of the fighters said the death toll was in excess of 80 men. The timing of the casualties coincided with a battle on Feb. 7 near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor where, according to U.S. officials and associates of the fighters involved, U.S.-led coalition forces attacked forces aligned with Moscow's ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Tillerson Says Russia Is Already Trying To Meddle In 2018 Midterms
Tillerson Says Russia Is Already Trying To Meddle In 2018 Midterms

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia is already trying to meddle in the 2018 midterm elections and the U.S. isn't prepared to counter the threat.

Enjoy the OIympics but Talks with North Korea will Fail
Enjoy the OIympics but Talks with North Korea will Fail

North Korea is already making demands the South simply cannot fulfill. The South Korean media coverage over the evolving talks with North Korea is extraordinary. Perhaps it is just because South Koreans loathe Donald Trump so much, that they are thrilled to find a potential off-ramp from his reckless belligerence last year.

Super Bowl fans riot and smash shops during celebrations in Philadelphia
Super Bowl fans riot and smash shops during celebrations in Philadelphia

Philadelphia was hit with rioting and looting on Sunday night after the city's fans celebrated a historic Super Bowl win.  Thousands of fans took to the streets to celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles, the underdogs of the tournament, beating long-running champions the New England Patriots 41-33.  But the scenes of joy quickly turned to chaos and led to cars and shop fronts being destroyed or looted and at least one police officer being injured. As the celebrations took an ugly turn locals were seen brawling, damaging cars, jumping off roofs, attempting to tear down traffic lights and street signs and even scaling the City Hall gates. A number of convenience stores reported looting and...

Republicans differ with Trump on whether memo undercuts Russia probe

By Jonathan Landay and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Republican lawmakers disagreed on Sunday with President Donald Trump's assertion that a memo released last week by the House Intelligence Committee vindicated him in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Tweeting from his resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on Saturday, Trump called Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of election interference a "witch hunt" and a "disgrace" and said the memo "totally vindicates" him.

President Trump declassifies controversial GOP memo despite warning from the FBI
President Trump declassifies controversial GOP memo despite warning from the FBI

The president claimed the memo "totally vindicates" him in the Russia investigation.

The Sig Sauer P320 9mm Gun Is 'Safe to Operate,' States Army
The Sig Sauer P320 9mm Gun Is 'Safe to Operate,' States Army

Despite a recent Department of Defense report detailing accidental discharges and frequent malfunctions, the Sig Sauer P320 9mm pistol, adopted as the M17 and M18 under the Army's Modular Handgun System program, is "safe to operate," Army and Sig Sauer officials told Task & Purpose on Jan. 31. An evaluation of DoD gear and tech programs released earlier this month by the Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) revealed a number of issues during testing of the XM17 and XM18, including the ejection of live ammunition, frequent stoppages or malfunctions, and accidental discharges when dropped.

Susan Collins Says It Wouldn't Hurt To Pass A Bill To Protect Robert Mueller
Susan Collins Says It Wouldn't Hurt To Pass A Bill To Protect Robert Mueller

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) says she is now open to supporting legislation that would make it harder to fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the Department of Justice's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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There's A Line Between Justice And Vengeance. Larry Nassar's Judge Crossed It.

Rosemarie Aquilina, the judge who presided over the astounding sentencing hearing of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar this month, has emerged as a heroine for victims of sexual assault.

Putin hails new bomber as a boost to Russia
Putin hails new bomber as a boost to Russia's nuclear forces

By Vladimir Soldatkin KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin praised a newly-built supersonic strategic bomber on Thursday after watching it in flight, saying it would beef up Russia's nuclear weapons capability. Under a contract signed on Thursday, 10 of the modernized TU-160M nuclear bombers, codenamed Blackjacks by NATO, will be delivered to the Russian Air Force at a cost of 15 billion rubles ($269 million) each between now and 2027. The giant swing-wing plane is a substantially modernized-version of a Soviet-era bomber that the USSR would have deployed in the event of a nuclear war with the West to deliver nuclear weapons at long distances.

Trump's 24-Year-Old Deputy Drug Czar To Resign After Questions Over Work History
Trump's 24-Year-Old Deputy Drug Czar To Resign After Questions Over Work History

Taylor Weyeneth, a controversial member of the Trump administration who came under scrutiny in early January over his lack of qualifications, will resign his post later this month, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday evening.

Cary girl, 6, dies days after flu diagnosis
Cary girl, 6, dies days after flu diagnosis

A 6-year-old Cary girl diagnosed with the flu on Tuesday died Friday night after being rushed by ambulance from her home to WakeMed in Raleigh. Her devastated parents hope others heed their message of the importance of getting flu shots.

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