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Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

Washington - Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to "shame" politicians into reforming laws that make firearms readily available.

Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

Washington - Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to "shame" lawmakers into reforming laws that make powerful firearms readily available.

New way to generate energy from temperature changes

Boston - A new system, based on graphene, can draw power from daily temperature swings. The technology can harness temperature fluctuations of many kinds in order to produce electricity.

Trump says Russia succeeding in sowing US discord

West Palm Beach - President Donald Trump acknowledged Sunday that Russia was succeeding beyond its "wildest dreams" in sowing discord within the US but once more refrained from directly challenging Moscow over its election meddling.

US vows investigation into Syria attack involving Russians

Washington - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday vowed to investigate an attack involving Russian citizens on American-allied forces in Syria but stopped short of accusing Moscow of orchestrating the assault.

Vatican investigator meets Chile abuse victim in New York

New York - A high-profile victim of a disgraced pedophile priest said Saturday he was glad to finally be able to tell his story as the Vatican's top abuse investigator began a probe into an alleged cover-up in Chile.

US gun lovers defend rights amid debate for more restrictions

Miami - Pistols, rifles and ammunition are on display at a gun show in Miami, where Mike Vallone is buying an AR-15, a firearm at the center of debate on gun control as the weapon of choice of several mass shooters.

Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

Fort Lauderdale - US President Donald Trump said Saturday the FBI was so caught up in the Russia probe that it failed to heed signs which could have prevented the Parkland school shooting.

Tillerson to N.Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'

Washington - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview to air Sunday that he is "listening" for signs that North Korea is ready to engage in direct talks.

After Florida shooting, students spurred to act against guns

Coral Springs - When the gunshots rang out at her Florida high school, Lorena Sanabria hid in a classroom with friends, forced to listen to the blood-curdling screams of victims as they waited for help and prayed they wouldn't be next.

Fears of Syrian war expanding might trigger peace deal

New York - Syria's civil war is in danger of flaring into a regional or even global conflict, but some diplomats hope the high stakes could, paradoxically, pave the way for a peace accord.

Guantanamo trial of Cole bombing suspect halted

Washington - The Guantanamo trial of the chief suspect in the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen was shut down Friday as defense lawyers refused to return to the case, Pentagon officials said.

Special counsel Mueller's Russia probe: Where it stands

Washington - With the surprise indictment Friday of 13 Russians for meddling in the US election, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of possible collusion between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Moscow has entered new territory.

Co-innovation space and lab opened in Silicon Valley

San Fransisco - A new co-innovation space and laboratory, focused on helping startups achieve breakthroughs at scale, has opened up in Silicon Valley, devised by W. L. Gore & Associates.

New Pentagon Policy: Deployable in 12 months or you're out

Service members, with the exception of pregnant or post-partum individuals, who have been non-deployable for the past 12 months or more will be separated from the military, based on a new Defense Department policy announced on Thursday.

Deadly Parkland shooting: What we know

Pompano Beach - Seventeen people were shot dead Wednesday by a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.Here's what we know:- The shooter -Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student at the school, has confessed to the shooting....

US indicts 13 Russians for election interference

Washington - The US special prosecutor investigating Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election on Friday indicted 13 Russians for allegedly running a secret campaign to tilt the vote, prompting claims of vindication from President Donald Trump.

FBI warned about Florida gunman but failed to act

Washington - The FBI said Friday that it received a detailed warning last month that Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was a danger but that it failed to act.

Trump visits Florida shooting survivors, FBI admits it missed tip

Pompano Beach - US President Donald Trump on Friday visited a Florida hospital to offer comfort to those wounded in a mass school shooting, after the FBI admitted it mishandled a tip about the troubled teen behind the massacre that left 17 dead.

US eyes heavy tariffs on China, Russia to counter steel, aluminum glut

Washington - The US Commerce Department said Friday it recommended imposing tariffs on China, Russia and other countries to counter a global glut in steel and aluminum which it says threatens national security.
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