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Students hold ‘lie-in’ at White House to protest gun laws

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Students from the Washington, D.C. area held a protest outside the White House Monday to call for lawmakers to reform gun laws after the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. last week.

In the protest,   ... Read More

Backlash after Trump fumes over Russia investigation, links it to Florida shooting

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump felt liberated Friday afternoon, sources close to him told ABC News, when the news broke that the special counsel probing interference in the 2016 presidential election unveiled a grand jury indictment of 13 Russian   ... Read More

Trump ‘supportive of efforts’ to update background check system after Florida shooting

Chip Somodevilla/Staff/Getty(WASHINGTON) -- The White House says President Donald Trump is “supportive of efforts” to update the nation’s background check system in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., shooting last week that killed 17 people, many of them teenagers.   ... Read More

Driver removed from presidential motorcade after gun found in bag

iStock/Thinkstock(PALM BEACH, Fla.) --  A driver of one of the press vans in the presidential motorcade was found Monday to be carrying a personal handgun.

The gun was discovered in a bag belonging to the driver during a routine   ... Read More

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to decide state congressional map

PA Governor's Office(HARRISBURG, Penn.) -- In a decision that could have major ramifications for the balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will decide today on a new congressional map after the governor   ... Read More

‘Russia did not meddle’: Kremlin dismisses US indictments on election interference

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Russian government has dismissed U.S. allegations of interference in the 2016 presidential election, saying it does not meddle in other countries' affairs.

The comment was the Kremlin's first response since special counsel Robert Mueller announced charges   ... Read More

Russian influence operation attempted to suppress black vote: Indictment

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Special Counsel indictments against 13 Russian nationals revealed that a key aspect of the alleged covert assault on the 2016 presidential election was an attempt to suppress turnout by African-American voters, an undertaking described in great detail   ... Read More

Former Homeland Security chief: Internet companies should regulate content, not government

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A former Homeland Security secretary said the fight against Russian election meddling should put internet companies rather than the government in charge of regulating content on social media.

Jeh Johnson, who headed the Department of Homeland   ... Read More

Trump needs to ‘talk to these kids’ who survived Florida shooting, Democrat says

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A Democratic congressman who represents the Florida district where a school shooting last week killed 17 students and teachers said President Donald Trump needs to "talk to these kids and their families."

Rep. Ted Deutch told   ... Read More

Five men Trump has defended amid assault accusations

Chris Kleponis/Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Rob Porter may be the latest man President Donald Trump defended amid assault allegations, but he wasn't the first.

The president himself has faced repeated allegations of sexual misconduct or assault, saying that all of   ... Read More

Congressional candidate sticks with AR-15 raffle despite Florida school shooting

iStock/Thinkstock(LEAVENWORTH, Kansas) -- A congressional hopeful in Kansas is under fire by some people for deciding to continue his raffle for a rifle to support his campaign.

Tyler Tannahill, of Leavenworth, announced the AR-15 giveaway via his Twitter page   ... Read More

Feds claim evidence of bank fraud by Manafort: Court filing

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A federal court has unsealed a filing against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in which prosecutors with the special counsel’s office accuse Manafort of conducting “a series of bank frauds,” new, uncharged allegations that   ... Read More

Trump visits Florida family members at hospital after massacre

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- President Donald Trump visited Broward Health North Hospital to meet with wounded students, their family members and the hospital medical team on Friday evening following the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that   ... Read More

Chief of Staff Kelly makes changes to clearance process following domestic abuse scandal

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Following revelations that disgraced White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter held a top security clearance even after the FBI discovered allegations of domestic abuse against him, the White House on Friday released a five-page memo from Chief   ... Read More

13 Russian nationals indicted in Mueller investigation on charges related to meddling in US elections

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups of violating criminal laws with the intent to interfere "with U.S. elections and political processes," according to the agency.

The indictment depicts   ... Read More

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Students hold ‘lie-in’ at White House to protest gun laws

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Students from the Washington, D.C. area held a protest outside the White House Monday to call for lawmakers to reform gun laws after the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. last week.

In the protest,   ... Read More

Backlash after Trump fumes over Russia investigation, links it to Florida shooting

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump felt liberated Friday afternoon, sources close to him told ABC News, when the news broke that the special counsel probing interference in the 2016 presidential election unveiled a grand jury indictment of 13 Russian   ... Read More

Trump ‘supportive of efforts’ to update background check system after Florida shooting

Chip Somodevilla/Staff/Getty(WASHINGTON) -- The White House says President Donald Trump is “supportive of efforts” to update the nation’s background check system in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., shooting last week that killed 17 people, many of them teenagers.   ... Read More

Driver removed from presidential motorcade after gun found in bag

iStock/Thinkstock(PALM BEACH, Fla.) --  A driver of one of the press vans in the presidential motorcade was found Monday to be carrying a personal handgun.

The gun was discovered in a bag belonging to the driver during a routine   ... Read More

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to decide state congressional map

PA Governor's Office(HARRISBURG, Penn.) -- In a decision that could have major ramifications for the balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will decide today on a new congressional map after the governor   ... Read More

‘Russia did not meddle’: Kremlin dismisses US indictments on election interference

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Russian government has dismissed U.S. allegations of interference in the 2016 presidential election, saying it does not meddle in other countries' affairs.

The comment was the Kremlin's first response since special counsel Robert Mueller announced charges   ... Read More

Russian influence operation attempted to suppress black vote: Indictment

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Special Counsel indictments against 13 Russian nationals revealed that a key aspect of the alleged covert assault on the 2016 presidential election was an attempt to suppress turnout by African-American voters, an undertaking described in great detail   ... Read More

Former Homeland Security chief: Internet companies should regulate content, not government

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A former Homeland Security secretary said the fight against Russian election meddling should put internet companies rather than the government in charge of regulating content on social media.

Jeh Johnson, who headed the Department of Homeland   ... Read More

Trump needs to ‘talk to these kids’ who survived Florida shooting, Democrat says

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A Democratic congressman who represents the Florida district where a school shooting last week killed 17 students and teachers said President Donald Trump needs to "talk to these kids and their families."

Rep. Ted Deutch told   ... Read More

Five men Trump has defended amid assault accusations

Chris Kleponis/Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Rob Porter may be the latest man President Donald Trump defended amid assault allegations, but he wasn't the first.

The president himself has faced repeated allegations of sexual misconduct or assault, saying that all of   ... Read More

Congressional candidate sticks with AR-15 raffle despite Florida school shooting

iStock/Thinkstock(LEAVENWORTH, Kansas) -- A congressional hopeful in Kansas is under fire by some people for deciding to continue his raffle for a rifle to support his campaign.

Tyler Tannahill, of Leavenworth, announced the AR-15 giveaway via his Twitter page   ... Read More

Feds claim evidence of bank fraud by Manafort: Court filing

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A federal court has unsealed a filing against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in which prosecutors with the special counsel’s office accuse Manafort of conducting “a series of bank frauds,” new, uncharged allegations that   ... Read More

Trump visits Florida family members at hospital after massacre

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- President Donald Trump visited Broward Health North Hospital to meet with wounded students, their family members and the hospital medical team on Friday evening following the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that   ... Read More

Chief of Staff Kelly makes changes to clearance process following domestic abuse scandal

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Following revelations that disgraced White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter held a top security clearance even after the FBI discovered allegations of domestic abuse against him, the White House on Friday released a five-page memo from Chief   ... Read More

13 Russian nationals indicted in Mueller investigation on charges related to meddling in US elections

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups of violating criminal laws with the intent to interfere "with U.S. elections and political processes," according to the agency.

The indictment depicts   ... Read More

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