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NRA Leader Warns Conservatives Of 'Socialist Wave' In Wake Of Shooting

2 hours 26 min ago

NRA executive Wayne LaPierre gave a defiant speech about "elites" taking advantage of last week's Florida shooting to foster socialism at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday.

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Parkland Mayor On Meeting With Trump

6 hours 37 min ago

NPR's David Greene talks with Mayor Christine Hunschofsky of Parkland, Fla., about attending a meeting with President Trump to discuss responses to the school shooting in Parkland.

Trump Meets School Shooting Survivors

8 hours 53 min ago

President Trump will hold a second listening session about school shootings, following a Wednesday meeting with a group impacted by gun violence in schools.

News Brief: Shooting Survivors Meet Trump, Students Protest For Gun Control

8 hours 53 min ago

President Trump met with survivors of school shootings Wednesday. Also, students in Florida protested in support of gun control and Mashable's Kerry Flynn discusses Twitter's purge of alleged bots.

Conservatives In The Age Of Trump

8 hours 53 min ago

The Conservative Political Action Committee begins its annual meeting Thursday. David Greene talks with Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union, which runs the event, about Trump's impact.

Students Press Florida Lawmakers On Gun Control

8 hours 53 min ago

Students from Majory Stoneman Douglas High School pressed lawmakers in a series of meet-and-greet sessions. Many expressed frustration that the face-to-face meetings didn't produce tangible changes.

Crude, Expensive And Effective: How Russia Impacted The Election

8 hours 53 min ago

A Russian campaign aimed to spend a million dollars a month to destabilize American democracy. But the money didn't pay for sophisticated hackers. Instead, it bought Facebook ads and Twitter accounts.

India And H-1B Visas

8 hours 53 min ago

For many immigrants an H-1B visa, available only to highly-skilled workers, is a step on the path to citizenship. That's not the case for many from India because of a cap by country.

One Year In, DNC Turnaround Has A Long Way To Go

9 hours 7 sec ago

It's been one year since Tom Perez took charge of the Democratic National Committee. The party is still struggling, despite high hopes for November's midterms.

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As Washington Gears Up To Tackle Foreign Influence, How Effective Can It Be?

9 hours 37 sec ago

Leaders in Congress and elsewhere in D.C., including top DOJ officials, want to start taking concrete steps to defend the 2018 elections from another foreign attack. But it's a big, broad challenge.

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At CNN Town Hall, Sen. Marco Rubio Declines To Say He Won't Take NRA Money

11 hours 18 min ago

One week after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., a CNN town hall brought together political leaders and community members for a discussion.

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Florida Shooting Survivor Weighs In On Meeting With President Trump

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:45pm

Parents and survivors connected to the school shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sandy Hook and Columbine, met with President Trump at the White House Wednesday to advocate for better protections for the nation's students.

Trump Backs Arming Teachers During Emotional White House Listening Session

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:08pm

A week after 17 people were killed at a Parkland, Fla., high school, President Trump hosted survivors, parents and teachers from that and other recent school shooting tragedies.

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Parents And Students Express Frustration During School Safety Meeting With Trump

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 6:44pm

One week after 17 people were shot and killed at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students and parents sat down with President Trump to discuss school safety and gun control.

Supreme Court Gets Moving, Issuing As Many Decisions In One Day As It Has In 5 Months

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:10pm

The high court put out rulings on everything from guns and whistleblower protections to plea deals and the damages someone could seek for a terrorist attack.

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U.S. Biathlon Team Speaks Out For Gun Control

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:46pm

The sport's athletes must ski across the course, then calm their breathing and use rifles to fire at a target. For biathletes, the fact that their sport involves firearms isn't always comfortable.

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After Florida Shooting, Trump Meets With Students and Teachers

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

President Trump held a meeting today with students and teachers affected by last week's school shooting in Florida, as well as other prominent massacres.

Why There Will Likely Never Be Another Pastor Like Billy Graham

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

The pastor to presidents — that's how Billy Graham was known. He earned that role because he earned their trust, and there will likely never be another like him.

Students From Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Rallying For Gun Control in Tallahassee

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School traveled to Florida's capital to push for gun control legislation. They're holding a rally and meeting with dozens of legislators.

Russian Trolls Are Flooding Social Media With Messages Meant To Increase Tensions In U.S.

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., about how Russian bots are still flooding social media, including fomenting American tension over the Florida school shootings, and what he thinks should be done about it.

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