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White House Briefing Resumes Tuesday

Rachel Maddow alerts viewers that while the White House briefing in the Trump administration is usually not worth watching, Tuesday's will be the first one after a dense week of news the White House has yet to address.

Donald Trump Directs Justice Department To Take Steps To Ban Bump Stocks

President Donald Trump announced he has ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ban bump stocks, the type of gun modification that enabled the Las Vegas shooter to kill 58 people in October.

Trump Jr to deliver foreign policy speech alongside Indian Prime Minister during trip to promote real estate projects

President Donald Trump’s oldest son is planning on delivering a foreign policy speech on Indo-Pacific relations at an event with Indian Prime Ministers Narendra Modi during an upcoming visit to the country that has been called an “unofficial” trip. Show More Summary

FBI charge British engineer with murdering wife on yacht in Caribbean

  A British engineer has been charged by the FBI with murdering his wife after she disappeared at sea as they cruised around the Caribbean on a belated honeymoon. Lewis Bennett, 41, who holds dual British and Australian citizenship and...Show More Summary

Nikolas Cruz appears in court as survivors demand action

Students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 of their fellow classmates lost their lives announce plans for a national gun control march in Washington; Steve Harrigan reports from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Some Conservatives Are Trying To Discredit Outspoken Florida Shooting Survivors

WASHINGTON ? After what seems like a never-ending stream of deadly mass shootings, many gun reform proponents fear that Americans have become too desensitized to bloodshed to demand action to end gun violence.

Philippine forces arrest alleged ex-Islamic State commander

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police and army troops have arrested an Arab man they believe was a former commander of the Islamic State group along the Syria and Turkey border in a raid on a Manila apartment, where they found bomb-making materials and an IS-style flag, the national police chief said Monday.

Syrian Kurdish official: deal for Syrian army to enter Afrin

By Ellen Francis BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish forces and the Damascus government have reached an agreement for the Syrian army to enter the Afrin region to help repel a Turkish offensive, a senior Kurdish official said on Sunday. Show More Summary

Florida shooting: Family who took in Nikolas Cruz call him a 'monster' and say they saw no warning signs

The family who took the Florida school shooting suspect into their home after his mother died have labelled him a “monster”. Kimberley and James Snead said Nikolas Cruz was lonely and depressed, but they saw no warning signs. The 19-year-old...Show More Summary

Florida Survivors Push Back After GOP Activist Says They're 'Hijacked By Left-Wing Groups'

Student survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are taking the fight for gun control to the state and national level don’t appreciate seeing their organizing efforts being labeled as a left-wing conspiracy.

Family that took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signs

Nikolas Cruz moved in with the Snead family after his mother died of Pneumonia in November. They say he was depressed after losing his mother, but no red flags ever went off about his behavior.

Idaho Senator Rants At Students Who Drove 300 Miles To Meet Him

An Idaho Republican state senator has been labeled a “bully” after ranting at college students who traveled hundreds of miles to discuss a birth control bill with lawmakers.

Florida shooting survivors are fighting back. Here's what they need to know about gun control

The current battle to reshape gun laws can feel like a stalemate, but there have been victories too. The students who survived a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school are aiming to reshape America’s gun control debate. Many people see the American gun control debate as a helpless stalemate dominated by the intransigence of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

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 President Trump's response to last week's massacre.

Siblings From Parkland High School Write Essays To Say 'Never Again'

Last Wednesday, siblings Taryn and Zach Hibshman went to class together at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School like they did every other day.

Trump Endorses Mitt Romney After Saying He 'Choked Like A Dog' In 2012

President Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney’s bid for the U.S. Senate in a tweet Monday evening, despite a history of criticism between the two men.

Former Trump Aide Rick Gates Will Plead Guilty To Mueller Probe Charges: Report

Rick Gates, a former campaign aide to President Donald Trump, will plead guilty to charges related to fraud and is willing to testify against his longtime business partner, Paul Manafort, The Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday.

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