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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 Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with North Korean defectors where he talked with reporters about allowing the release of a secret memo on the FBI's role in the Russia inquiry, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Congress has released a redacted, declassified memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference. President Donald Trump had less concern about an earlier classified memo written by Republicans, which he declassified Feb. 2 over strong objections from the FBI. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 25, 2018 - 7:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked its full release, the House Intelligence Committee published a blacked out version of a classified Democratic memo aiming to counter a GOP narrative that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated his...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping waves while addressing the media as he introduced new members of the Politburo Standing Committee at Beijing's Great Hall of the People. China's official news agency said Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, the ruling Communist Party proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president and vice president. The move, if approved, appears to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi to rule as president beyond 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
February 25, 2018 - 6:31 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party has proposed scrapping term limits for the country's president, the official news agency said Sunday, appearing to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president beyond 2023. The party's Central Committee proposed to remove from the...
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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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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with North Korean defectors where he talked with reporters about allowing the release of a secret memo on the FBI's role in the Russia inquiry, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Congress has released a redacted, declassified memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference. President Donald Trump had less concern about an earlier classified memo written by Republicans, which he declassified Feb. 2 over strong objections from the FBI. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 25, 2018 - 4:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have promoted for months — that the FBI...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping waves while addressing the media as he introduced new members of the Politburo Standing Committee at Beijing's Great Hall of the People. China's official news agency said Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, the ruling Communist Party proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president and vice president. The move, if approved, appears to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi to rule as president beyond 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
February 25, 2018 - 4:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president, the official news agency said Sunday, appearing to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president beyond 2023. The party's Central Committee...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping waves while addressing the media as he introduced new members of the Politburo Standing Committee at Beijing's Great Hall of the People. China's official news agency said Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, the ruling Communist Party proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president and vice president. The move, if approved, appears to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi to rule as president beyond 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
February 25, 2018 - 4:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president, the official news agency said Sunday, appearing to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president beyond 2023. The party's Central Committee...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping waves while addressing the media as he introduced new members of the Politburo Standing Committee at Beijing's Great Hall of the People. China's official news agency said Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, the ruling Communist Party proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president and vice president. The move, if approved, appears to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi to rule as president beyond 2023. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
February 25, 2018 - 4:30 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president and vice president, the country's official news agency said Sunday. The move, if approved, appears to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with North Korean defectors where he talked with reporters about allowing the release of a secret memo on the FBI's role in the Russia inquiry, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Congress has released a redacted, declassified memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference. President Donald Trump had less concern about an earlier classified memo written by Republicans, which he declassified Feb. 2 over strong objections from the FBI. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 25, 2018 - 12:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have promoted for months — that the FBI...
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