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Feb 19, 2018

Teenagers stage 'lie-in' outside White House in support of Parkland shooting victims
A group of Washington, D.C., teenagers staged a "lie-in" outside the White House on Monday to show their support for the victims of last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school — and to demand action from President Trump on gun control.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 19, 2018

Teens hold a 'lie-in' at White House calling for gun control
The protest came as anger among students across the U.S. grew since the latest school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 19, 2018

Parkland students call out Trump, Rubio, and the NRA
Students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., are demanding action on gun control — and they continue to call out politicians who accept donations from the National Rifle Association in the wake of last week's massacre. "If they accept this blood money, they are against the children," senior Emma Gonzalez said on CNN's "New Day" on Monday. Both Gonzalez and David Hogg, a fellow senior at the high school, criticized Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who on Thursday expressed doubts about whether more gun laws would prevent these types of massacres.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 18, 2018

Parkland students slam Trump for tying shooting to Russia probe: 'He has already made it about himself'
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students Aly Sheehy and Giuliana Matamoros were astounded that Donald Trump would use their tragedy to push back against U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion between Moscow and his 2016 campaign.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 18, 2018

Parkland students angered by Trump connecting shooting to Russia probe
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students Aly Sheehy and Giuliana Matamoros were astounded that Donald Trump would use their tragedy to push back against U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion between Moscow and his 2016 campaign.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 18, 2018

Trump: Russians are 'laughing their asses off' after stirring U.S. election chaos
President Trump claimed Sunday morning that he never said Russia did not attempt to meddle with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Rather, he maintained, the repeated mentions of a hoax referred to the allegation that his campaign had colluded with Moscow, which he adamantly denies.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 17, 2018

Florida school shooting prompts gun-control rallies
Thousands of angry students, parents and residents demanded stricter gun control laws Saturday as new details were revealed about the suspect accused of shooting and killed 17 people in a Florida high school.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 16, 2018

Ex-FBI agent: Here's how we handled Nikolas Cruz-like alerts
The Federal Bureau of Investigation admits that is did not adequately pursue a lead regarding Nikolas Cruz's potential for violence before the Parkland school shooting.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 16, 2018

The deserts of Namibia: Life and photography on nature's terms
Veteran photographer Gordon Donovan, Yahoo's Photo Editor, has returned from the huge open spaces of Namibia with some searingly candid images of great cats, pachyderms, zebra and giraffes on their home turf.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 16, 2018

White House insists latest Russia indictments prove 'NO COLLUSION'
The White House declared that the latest charges from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election proved there was "NO COLLUSION" between President Trump's campaign and Moscow-tied operatives.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 16, 2018

After Parkland, a new generation uses its voice against guns
Students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., speak out for gun control on Facebook and Twitter.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 16, 2018

Read Mueller's full indictment against 13 Russians charged with election meddling
The U.S. Department of Justice announced charges on Friday against 13 Russians and three Russian entities for allegedly carrying out an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 16, 2018

Time is running out for Haitian women and girls in U.S. as refugees
For nearly 60,000 Haitians refugees in the U.S., protected status will end on July 22, 2019. But the conditions that drove them out of their country still exist. Women in particular are at risk from endemic sexual exploitation and violence. Here's the story of one of these women.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 16, 2018

Ex-FEC chief lawyer: Trump attorney may have made a 'colossal screwup' with Stormy Daniels statement
In the latest episode of "Skullduggery," the Yahoo News podcast with Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman, a former FEC lawyer panned President Trump's attorney Michael Cohen's statement about facilitating a payment to porn star Stormy Daniels during the campaign.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 15, 2018

After Florida, is the tide finally turning on gun control?
From Governor Rick Scott's suggestion that guns should be kept from the mentally ill to a Florida vigil where chants of "no more guns" erupted, there are signs America may be ready for action.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 15, 2018

How Congress and Trump stymied Obama's mental-health gun-control rule
After the school shooting in Florida, Donald Trump emphasized the importance of mental health. But one of his first actions in the White House was to reverse Barack Obama's recommendation for a new regulation that would prevent people with severe mental health illnesses from purchasing guns.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 15, 2018

Plenty of warnings in Florida school shooting suspect's past, but 'we missed the signs'
Former classmates of the suspect in Wednesday's deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school say they weren't surprised to discover he was the alleged gunman.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 15, 2018

'THIS IS US': Newspapers react to Florida school shooting
Yet another school shooting shocked the United States on Wednesday, as gunman Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at his former high school in Parkland, Fla., near Miami. While the motives are unclear, the attack is familiar to the Americans public, which has seen a series of school shootings in recent years. "A HORRIFIC ACT," blared the Florida Sun-Sentinel. "THIS IS US," proclaimed the Daily News.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 15, 2018

Trump's revolving door of shame
The Trump administration has an unprecedented turnover rate of 34 percent, and scores of key posts remain unfilled. What we know now is that Trump isn't a guy who asks for help. He's not inspired by talent and intellect; he's threatened by it.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 14, 2018

Trump responds to Florida shooting with tweets and speech
President Trump's public response to the third-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history was a pair of messages posted to Twitter on Wednesday and an address to the nation on Thursday. For some, the extent of the death toll — and Trump's four-sentence tweets — made for an easy comparison with his predecessor.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 14, 2018

Trump's response to Florida massacre differs from Obama and Sandy Hook
President Trump limited his public response to the third-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history to a pair of messages posted to Twitter on Wednesday.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 14, 2018

CNN's Philip Mudd breaks down on air while discussing Florida school shooting
Philip Mudd, a CNN counterterrorism expert and former CIA analyst and FBI deputy director, broke down in tears on the air on Wednesday while discussing the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 14, 2018

Trump is silent on the flu. Ebola? That was Obama's fault
Donald Trump blamed the Ebola outbreak in 2014 on then-President Obama. But he has been silent on this year's flu, which has been far more deadly to Americans.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 14, 2018

Trump is silent on the flu. Ebola? That was Obama's fault.
Donald Trump blamed the Ebola outbreak in 2014 on then-President Obama. But he has been silent on this year's flu, which has been far more deadly to Americans.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 14, 2018

17 dead in shooting at Florida high school
A gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, killing 17 people and injuring at least a dozen others, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said. The shooting suspect, a former student identified by police as Nikolaus Cruz, was taken into custody in nearby Coral Springs.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 14, 2018

Live updates: Shooting at high school in Parkland, Fla.; multiple fatalities reported
A gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, officials there said. According to the Broward County Sheriff's Office, there were "multiple" fatalities and at least 14 people were injured. The shooting suspect, who fled the scene, was been taken into custody in a nearby neighborhood. Follow below for the latest updates.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 14, 2018

Live updates: Shooting at high school in Parkland, Fla.; multiple injuries reported
Police in Broward County responded to reports of an active shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday. According to local news reports, at least 20 people were injured. Local police say the suspected shooter was taken into custody. Follow below for the latest updates.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 14, 2018

Pence on Porter scandal: 'The White House could've handled this better'
Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that the White House mishandled the allegations involving former staff secretary Rob Porter.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 14, 2018

VA head changed records to hide travel boondoggle, report alleges
Trump's executive branch heads came under renewed criticism this week over travel expenses billed to the government. In the most recent instance, the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs was accused of a cover-up that involved altering emails relating to a trip that cost taxpayers more than $120,000. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin had his staff alter an email and made false statements to justify a 10-day European vacation with his wife last year, according to a report from VA inspector general Michael J. Missal.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 14, 2018

'How in the hell was he still employed?' Gowdy launches congressional investigation into Porter scandal
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee says he has launched an investigation into the White House's decision to allow staff secretary Rob Porter to continue to work for months after it was reportedly informed by the FBI of domestic abuse allegations against him.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 14, 2018

Lawyer who made six-figure payment to Stormy Daniels: 'I will always protect Mr. Trump'
"Just because something isn't true doesn't mean that it can't cause you harm or damage," said Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal attorney, in admitting that he paid a porn star to remain quiet about allegations of an affair.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 14, 2018

Lawyer who made six-figure payment to Stormy Daniels: ‘I will always protect Mr. Trump'
President Trump's personal attorney admits he paid a porn star.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 13, 2018

White House story on Porter 'doesn't add up,' Washington insider says
WASHINGTON—During Tuesday's press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders attempted to explain the apparent contradictions between FBI Director Christopher Wray's testimony before Congress earlier the same day and the West Wing's evolving public account of the handling of domestic abuse violations against former staff secretary Rob Porter.

Yahoo Politics
Feb 13, 2018

'The United States is under attack': Intel chiefs say Russia targets midterm election
The heads of six top U.S. intelligence agencies said on Tuesday that Russian interference in American democracy has not diminished since the 2016 presidential race and is continuing heading into this year's midterms.

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