Reminders of Douglas High shooting are ‘everywhere you go’

Reminders of Douglas High shooting are ‘everywhere you go’

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PARKLAND, Fla. — The announcement came over the public address system Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: “Before we start our day, we are going to pause for a moment of silence. The moment of silence will last for 17 seconds for our fallen Eagles.” Samantha Fuentes, Samantha Grady, Dylan Kraemer and Aalayah Eastmond…

Walmart follows Dick’s, raises gun purchase age to 21

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Following the mass shooting at a Florida high school, one of the nation’s largest sporting goods stores announced Wednesday that it will enact tougher gun sale restrictions — including no longer selling assault-style rifles. Saying “thoughts and prayers are not enough,” Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack announced several gun sale restrictions at its over…

Tackling Albuquerque’s rape kit backlog

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In Albuquerque, New Mexico, thousands of untested rape kits have never been sent for DNA analysis—a process that could, in some cases, lead to the identification of sex offenders and the discovery of serial rapists. Now, Mayor Tim Keller has signed an executive order asking Albuquerque to devise a plan to end its rape kit…

Hope Hicks resigns as Trump’s White House communications director

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White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, President Donald Trump’s longest-serving aide, announced her resignation on Wednesday. Hicks, 29, has been a longtime member of the Trump family’s inner circle, having served as press secretary for his presidential campaign before being tapped to join the White House staff. Hicks, a former model, previously worked for the…

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