Education issues

CORRECTS TO MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL, NOT PARKLAND - In this Feb. 21, 2018, photo, school students from Montgomery County, Md., in suburban Washington, rally in solidarity with those affected by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, at the Capitol in Washington. Member of Congress return from a 10-day recess under enormous pressure to respond to gun violence after the Parkland high school shooting. Despite a long list of legislative proposals, including many flowing from President Donald Trump, few ideas seem poised for passage. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 25, 2018 - 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off despite a long list of proposals, including many from President Donald Trump. Republican leaders have kept quiet...
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Seventeen people dressed as angels stand Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at the memorial outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., for those killed in a shooting on Feb. 14. Organizer Terry Decarlo said the idea originated after the death of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, who was tortured and murdered in 1998. Decarlo said the costumes now travel to disasters and mass shootings around the country. “We want to the survivors to know angels are looking over them and protecting them,” Decarlo said. (AP Photo/Terry Spencer)
February 25, 2018 - 5:41 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at a Florida high school where 17 of their classmates and staff members were killed returned Sunday to gather their belongings thrown down in panic during the school shooting nearly two weeks ago. Thousands of students joined their parents in walking past the three-...
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Parents and students arrive at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for an open house on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Parkland, Fla., as parents and students returned to the school for the first time since over a dozen were killed on Feb. 14. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
February 25, 2018 - 2:20 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Florida sheriff whose department responded to this month's high school massacre defended his leadership Sunday while insisting that only one of his deputies was on the scene as the gunman killed 14 students and three staff members. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told...
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February 25, 2018 - 11:56 am
The Florida sheriff whose department responded to this month's high school massacre defended his leadership Sunday while insisting that only one of his deputies was on the scene as the gunman killed 14 students and three staff members. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told CNN that investigators...
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February 25, 2018 - 10:53 am
The head of the Broward County Sheriff's Office defended his leadership while insisting that only one of his deputies was on the scene of a shooting at a Florida high school that resulted in 17 deaths. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told CNN on Sunday that investigators are looking into claims...
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In this Feb. 22, 2018, photo, Dana Loesch, spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. She is poised, photogenic and articulate _ the new public face of an organization that long has been associated with older white men. Yet Loesch is not softening the message of an organization that has morphed from a hunting and Second Amendment rights advocacy group into an active voice in the nation’s culture wars, with positions on everything from immigration to socialism. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 25, 2018 - 8:53 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Dana Loesch is the new public face of the National Rifle Association, an organization long associated with older white men. At 39, she's poised, photogenic and a skilled public speaker, yet she's not softening the message of the NRA as it becomes an increasingly active voice in the...
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In this Feb. 22, 2018, photo, Dana Loesch, spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. She is poised, photogenic and articulate _ the new public face of an organization that long has been associated with older white men. Yet Loesch is not softening the message of an organization that has morphed from a hunting and Second Amendment rights advocacy group into an active voice in the nation’s culture wars, with positions on everything from immigration to socialism. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 25, 2018 - 8:44 am
CHICAGO (AP) — In the aftermath of the Florida school shooting, the National Rifle Association has turned to Dana Loesch as its main messenger. Loesch became the group's spokeswoman last year. She's represented the NRA in recent days at both a televised town hall with students and parents affected...
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CORRECTS TO MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL, NOT PARKLAND - In this Feb. 21, 2018, photo, school students from Montgomery County, Md., in suburban Washington, rally in solidarity with those affected by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, at the Capitol in Washington. Member of Congress return from a 10-day recess under enormous pressure to respond to gun violence after the Parkland high school shooting. Despite a long list of legislative proposals, including many flowing from President Donald Trump, few ideas seem poised for passage. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 25, 2018 - 7:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off despite a long list of proposals, including many from President Donald Trump. Republican leaders have kept quiet...
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FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle Association, after the latest school massacre. On Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, spokesman Ed Sweeney says Blackrock will be "engaging with weapons manufacturers and distributors to understand their response to recent events." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 25, 2018 - 5:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are...
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Margarita Lasalle, a bookkeeper and Joellen Berman, a guidance data specialist, look at a memorial Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 as teachers and school administrators returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since 17 victims were killed in a mass shooting at the school, in Parkland, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 25, 2018 - 5:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI in chilling detail that he had a growing collection of guns and a temper so uncontrollable she worried about him "getting into a school and just shooting the place up." The Associated...
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