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People take part in a march rally against gun violence Saturday, March 24, 2018, in New York. Tens of thousands of people poured into the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to march for gun control and ignite political activism among the young. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
March 24, 2018 - 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control and ignite political activism among the young. Organizers...
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Protesters fill Pennsylvania Avenue, as seen from the Newseum, during the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control in Washington, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
March 24, 2018 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 11:55 a.m. The mayor of Houston, Texas told thousands of demonstrators at a "March for Our Lives" rally that adults have a responsibility to protect all children. Mayor Sylvester Turner...
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J.J. Miller, 17, of Baltimore, Md., blows bubbles as crowds arrive for the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 24, 2018 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Summoned by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, tens of thousands of people poured into the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to march for gun control and ignite political activism among the young. Organizers of the March for Our Lives rally in...
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Participants gather during the March For Our Lives-Parkland event Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)
March 24, 2018 - 11:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Students chanted "enough is enough" and held up signs with slogans like "our ballots will stop bullets" at a rally in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed in a school shooting last...
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J.J. Miller, 17, of Baltimore, Md., blows bubbles as crowds arrive for the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 24, 2018 - 11:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Summoned by student survivors of the Florida school massacre, tens of thousands of people poured into the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to march for gun control and ignite political activism among the young. Organizers of the "March for Our Lives" rally in...
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Participants gather during the March For Our Lives-Parkland event Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)
March 24, 2018 - 10:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times local): 10:40 a.m. More than 20,000 people are expected at the "March for Our Lives" rally nearest the Florida school where last month's deadly shooting occurred. Police presence was heavy early...
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J.J. Miller, 17, of Baltimore, Md., blows bubbles as crowds arrive for the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 24, 2018 - 10:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, thousands swarmed into the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to march for gun control and ignite political activism among the young. Organizers of the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington hoped...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during an event called "Greener Turkey" in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP)
March 24, 2018 - 9:36 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president has criticized anti-war students at a top university, calling them terrorists following a fight there. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that "communist, traitor youth" tried to mess up a student stand opened by "religious, nationalist, local youth" at the public...
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Terri Robinowitz, center, holds a framed photo of her granddaughter Alyssa Alhadeff who was killed in the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, with Alyssa's parents, Lori Alhadeff and Ilan Alhadeff, right, as lawmakers and gun control activists gather at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018, a day before the March for Our Lives rally Saturday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 24, 2018 - 5:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands are gathering in Washington Saturday for a protest that organizers claim will be a defining moment in the long-simmering national debate over gun-control legislation. Organizers of the March for Our Lives rally are hoping to draw 500,000 protesters; that would match last...
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Parents of Great Mills high school student Jaelynn Willey, Melissa Willey, and Daniel Willey, hold one of their nine children during a press conference at Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly, Md., Thursday, March 22, 2018. Melissa Willey told news reporters that her daughter, Jaelynn Willey, 16, who was shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school, has "no life left in her." She said Jaelynn would be removed from life support during the evening. (Marissa Lang/The Washington Post via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 3:17 pm
A teenage girl who was shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school has died, authorities said Friday. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office said Jaelynn Willey died at 11:34 p.m. Thursday. Earlier that night, her family had said she would be taken off life support at the...
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