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‘I’m wearing a ribbon in remembrance’: Florida GOPer votes down AR-15 ban — then backs Parkland teens with ribbon

12 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Republican Florida state Rep. Matt Caldwell insisted on Wednesday that he supported the students who survived the mass shooting in Parkland even though he opposes banning military-style assault weapons and has called to end gun-free school zones. CNN host John Berman asked Caldwell in an interview...

Parkland survivor shrugs off conspiracy theories: ‘It makes me know that what I’m doing is right’

12 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

David Hogg — son of retired FBI agent Kevin Hogg and a survivor of the horrific massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — told The Daily Beast that the people calling the Parkland, FL tragedy a conspiracy are only helping him and his fellow students. “It makes me know...

Constituents bury GOP lawmaker after he mocks anti-gun student protesters on Facebook

12 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Republican Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe faced blowback from some of his constituents on Wednesday when he mocked students who are protesting gun violence in the United States. Writing on Facebook, Metcalfe suggested that the student protesters demonstrating against gun violence were not...

Sarah Sanders to join Ivanka Trump representing United States at Olympics closing ceremony

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will reportedly represent the United States at the Olympics closing ceremony. OANN revealed on Wednesday that Sanders would be part of the U.S. delegation traveling to Pyeongchang, South Korea to attend the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics....

Some facts about the life of evangelist Billy Graham

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

In more than 70 years Billy Graham, who died on Wednesday, preached to nearly 215 million people around the world. Here are some facts about Graham: Graham grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a Presbyterian with dreams of playing professional baseball. His conversion to the Southern Baptist...

Why school leaders fake academic success

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

By Stephanie Jones, Assistant Professor of Education, Grinnell College. Several school systems have become engulfed in cheating scandals as of late. Is the pressure to boost school performance becoming too much?... The post Why school leaders fake academic success appeared first on Raw Story.

Why is there so little research on guns in the US? 6 questions answered

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

By Lacey Wallace, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Pennsylvania State University. A lack of federal funds stymies gun violence researchers. Alan English CPA, CC BY-NC On Valentine’s Day, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,...

Trump staffers knowingly ignored accused wife beater’s security clearance to avoid scrutiny of Kushner: report

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Members of the Trump White House knowingly chose not to address Rob Porter’s security clearance because it would have reflected badly on President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has also failed to pass an FBI background check, according to a report on Wednesday. A White...

Texas couple claims they were illegally turned down as foster parents because they are lesbians

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Two female Texas A&M University professors who say they were denied a chance to become foster parents for refugee children because they didn’t “mirror the Holy Family” have sued the federal government and a Catholic group contracted by the government to administer a refugee program....

Robert Reich perfectly explains how wealth inequality erodes public trust — and put Trump in White House

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Robert Reich said the loss of trust in democratic institutions is directly related to wealth inequality — and the rise of Donald Trump. The University of California at Berkeley professor and former secretary of labor appeared Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where he said...

US Secret Service responds to suspicious vehicle near White House

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Secret Service evacuated a government office building near the White House, closed down adjacent streets and cleared pedestrians from sidewalks on Wednesday in response to a suspicious vehicle in the area. The Secret Service said in a post on Twitter that two blocks bordering the White...

Trump demands to know why ‘Jeff Session’ isn’t investigating Obama for Russian meddling in crazed tweet

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again attacked his own attorney general and asked why he isn’t investigating former President Barack Obama for alleged Russian election meddling. Writing on Twitter, Trump told his followers to ask Attorney General Jeff Sessions — whose name the...

‘You told us you got away with it!’ GOP women torch Trump’s lame denial of forcibly kissing woman

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Two Republican women on Wednesday torched President Donald Trump’s furious denial this week that he ever forcibly kissed Rachel Crooks, who used to work at Trump Tower. During a CNN panel discussing the president’s insistence that he would never kiss a woman he didn’t know in...

Billy Graham dead at 99

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Billy Graham has died at the age of 99 years old. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association confirmed the influential pastor’s death Wednesday morning in North Carolina. The Southern Baptist minister was a spiritual adviser to several presidents over his seven-decade career, and his sermons...

Cool, weird, and gross stuff we played with at Toy Fair 2018

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Robots, coding toys, Marvel stuff, and an odd amount of poop-themed toys. Chroma Cube This colorful puzzle game is meant for a single player. Stan Horaczek The word “toy” can have a lot of different meanings in 2018.... The post Cool, weird, and gross stuff we played with at Toy Fair 2018 appeared...

Rep. Adam Schiff expects resolution on Democratic surveillance memo within days

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rep. Adam Schiff said Tuesday that he expects to reach an agreement in the next day or two with Justice Department officials on public release of a Democratic memo about surveillance and the Russia investigation.... The post Rep. Adam Schiff expects resolution on Democratic...

‘How gullible is he?’ CNN panel mocks Don Trump Jr’s ‘brainpower’ after he falls for Parkland conspiracies

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota raked Donald Trump Jr. over the coals on Wednesday after noting that he had given a thumbs-up on Twitter to conspiracy theories that attacked Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg for allegedly being a pawn of the FBI. During a panel discussion with Brian Stelter,...

Alabama policeman killed trying to apprehend murder suspect: media

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A police officer in Mobile, Alabama was shot and killed as he was attempting to apprehend a murder suspect late on Tuesday, local media reported. Justin Billa was wounded in Toulminville, a neighborhood west of downtown Mobile, when he and other officers approached the home of Robert Hollie, who...

Wayne LaPierre isn’t listed on CPAC schedule — but NRA exec will speak at event days after Parkland massacre

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Russian meddling, national mourning for school shooting victims, the chaotic state of Donald Trump’s presidency: US political turbulence forms a dramatic backdrop as conservatives gather near Washington beginning Wednesday for their often controversial annual confab. Thousands of Republican...

‘It must be so dirty’: MSNBC’s Mika says Russian blackmail seems to be driving Trump ‘nuts’

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski marveled at President Donald Trump’s subserviant behavior toward Russia — even as his presidency is consumed with investigations into possible illegal collaboration with the Kremlin to win the election. The “Morning Joe” co-host pointed out that...

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