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  • ‘Parks and Recreation’ Stars Angered Over NRA’s Use of Amy Poehler GIF

    Former “Parks and Recreation” stars are furious that the National Rifle Association tweeted a GIF from a scene in their long-running NBC show. Following Wednesday’s CNN Town Hall, where students, faculty and parents of victims from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting gathered for questions and answers with Florida lawmakers, the NRA tweeted a message of support to their official spokesperson, Dana Loesch, who was also at the event to answer questions. “Thank you for being the voice of over […]

  • The U.S. team celebrate after defeating Canada in a shootout in the Women's Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Team Beats Canada to Win Gold for First Time Since 1998

    After an absolute nail-biter of a match, which went to overtime and then a penalty shootout, the US has finally broken Canada’s stranglehold on women’s Olympic hockey. Team USA won the shootout 3-2, with forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scoring the winning goal. The women in blue poured onto the ice after Canada’s Megan Agosta couldn’t reply, handing the Americans the gold. It was an incredibly close match throughout, with Canada leading 2-1 well into the third period, only for Team USA’s […]

  • The National Rifle Association's (NRA) Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference on February 22, 2018. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    NRA Chief Blames FBI, ‘Failure of School Security’ for Florida High School Massacre

    Amid America’s most energized gun debate in years, the National Rifle Association’s executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre slammed congressional Democrats and the media for its reaction to mass shooting and the calls for gun control. “What they want is more restrictions on the law-abiding,” LaPierre said on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington. “They want to sweep right under the carpet the failure of school security.” In the aftermath of a high school shooting in Parkland, […]

  • Father Shares Poem 14-Year-Old Son Wrote Shortly Before He Was Killed in Florida School Shooting

    Alex Schachter was one of the 17 victims that were killed by a gunman last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. During a CNN town hall on Wednesday, his father, Max, recited a free verse poem the 14-year-old wrote two weeks prior to his death. “He decided to write about roller coasters, because Alex loved roller coasters,” Max said. “He wasn’t writing about his life and had no idea his poem would become his future.” Read […]

  • Team United States huddles on the ice prior to the women's gold medal game against Canada at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics on Feb. 22, 2018. (Credit: Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

    U.S. Women’s Hockey: From Fighting for Better Pay to Fighting for Gold

    The U.S. Women’s Hockey team hasn’t won gold since the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Tonight the team faces off against Canada for another chance at gold. But these U.S. hockey players won perhaps their biggest victory in March 2017, almost a year ago. That came when women on the national team won a fight for better pay and scored a contract that rivals that of the men’s national team. The women claimed USA Hockey wasn’t paying them a living […]

  • President Donald Trump takes part in a listening session on gun violence with teachers and students in the State Dining Room of the White House on February 21, 2018. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump Meets With People Affected by School Shootings Amid Calls for Gun Control

    President Donald Trump heard a series of heartfelt stories and pleas for change during a meeting Wednesday with people affected by some of the nation’s highest-profile deadly school shootings, including the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre and last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Andrew Pollack, a father of one of the 17 victims who died in last week’s Florida shooting, said he was speaking Wednesday because his […]

  • Trump Suggests Arming Teachers as Solution to Increase School Safety

    President Donald Trump, after listening to a series of emotional stories and pleas to enhance school safety at the White House Wednesday, floated the idea of arming teachers and school staff, an idea that was met with support from many of the attendees. “If you had a teacher who was adept with the firearm, they could end the attack very quickly,” he said, stating that schools could arm up to 20% of their teachers to stop “maniacs” who may try […]

  • Texas School District Threatens to Suspend Students Who Join Walkouts Over Gun Control

    Students around the United States are walking out of class to demand tougher gun laws in response to last week’s deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, but some schools are threatening them with harsh punishments. The Needville Independent School District in Texas issued a warning Tuesday that anyone who participated in a walkout or other political protest would be suspended for three days. “Life is all about choices and every choice has a consequence whether it be positive or negative. We […]

  • Students of area high schools rally at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after participating in a county wide school walk out in Parkland, Florida, on February 21, 2018. (Credit: RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Vote Them Out,’ Florida School Shooting Survivors Chant as Students Nationwide Walk Out in Solidarity

    From Arizona to Washington, students walked out of schools in support of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students a week after their classmates were silenced by gunfire. And in Tallahassee, Stoneman Douglas students who survived the Parkland shooting massacre chanted louder than ever: “Vote them out!” Their words echoed through the hallways of the state Capitol, where they demanded a ban on weapons like the one used to kill their friends and teachers. “This is for every single kid who fears […]