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Family that took in Florida shooting suspect call him a ‘monster’ and say they had no clue what he was planning

Family that took in Florida shooting suspect call him a ‘monster’ and say they had no clue what he was planning

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The family that took in Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz said they knew he was lonely, depressed and a bit odd but saw no warning signs of a coming massacre. “We had this monster living under our roof and we didn’t know,” Kimberly Snead told the South Florida Sun Sentinel in an interview Saturday. “We didn’t see this side of him.” The interview with the Sun Sentinel is the first the Snead family has given since Cruz opened fire last Wednesday at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people. Their story aligns with what the family attorney, Jim Lewis, previously told CNN on their behalf. Cruz came to live with the Snead family, whose son was friendly with Cruz, after his adopted mother died last November. The f
Furious students who survived school shooting call for tougher gun laws

Furious students who survived school shooting call for tougher gun laws

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Watch Video In an emotional rally Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, politicians and Marjory Stoneman Douglas students called for a ban on weapons like the one used to kill 17 people at the Florida high school, and urged voters to kick out lawmakers who oppose the move or who take money from the National Rifle Association. In a fiery speech, senior Emma Gonzalez demanded national lawmakers do something to prevent mass school shootings. “We certainly do not understand why it should be harder to make plans with friends on weekends than to buy an automatic or semiautomatic weapon,” Gonzalez, who huddled in an auditorium during Wednesday’s shooting, said at the rally outside a federal courthouse. Gonzalez, whose palpable anger burst out in her words, demanded that laws change becau...
Survivor of Parkland massacre issues powerful call to action to hold politicians accountable

Survivor of Parkland massacre issues powerful call to action to hold politicians accountable

Politics
The school shootings won’t stop. Hundreds of students will die in the coming decades at the hands of men who have easy access to guns and who have grown up in an age where violence is glorified in American culture. That’s the cynical view held by older generations who have seen policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels become wholly owned subsidiaries of the National Rifle Association (NRA). But many of the young people who survived this week’s massacre of 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, still believe they can play a role in stopping what most Americans now view as inevitable. Parkland shooting survivors are sick of ‘thoughts and prayers’ “We can’t ignore the issues of gun control that this tragedy raises. A
Republican Senator Warns The 13 Russians Indictment Is a Wake-Up Call For The Midterm Election

Republican Senator Warns The 13 Russians Indictment Is a Wake-Up Call For The Midterm Election

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Senator Ben Stasse (R-NE) thinks the indictment was Mueller putting Moscow on notice and giving Washington a wake-up call that Russia is coming for us in 2018 and 2020 and we have to take the threat seriously. The post Republican Senator Warns The 13 Russians Indictment Is a Wake-Up Call For The Midterm Election appeared first on Politicus USA.
Colbie Holderness survived Rob Porter's abuse: Tells White House, don't call me weak

Colbie Holderness survived Rob Porter's abuse: Tells White House, don't call me weak

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Colbie Holderness, the first wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter—and the woman whose bruised face you’ve probably seen pictures of—is now speaking out. Holderness responded in the Washington Post to Kellyanne Conway’s Sunday comments about Porter, including that “I have no reason not to believe the women,” about which Holderness wrote “I actually appreciated her saying that she at least did not not believe us.” But I was dismayed when Conway, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” went on to say that she does not fear for White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, who has reportedly been dating Porter. “I’ve rarely met somebody so strong with such excellent instincts and loyalty and smarts.” Borrowing Conway’s words, I have no reason not to believe her when she
56 attorneys general call on Congress to help sexual harassment victims gain access to the courts

56 attorneys general call on Congress to help sexual harassment victims gain access to the courts

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Attorneys general from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories wrote a letter Monday imploring Congress to make the courts more accessible to victims of sexual harassment. The letter, addressed to congressional leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), explicitly addresses legislation that would eliminate mandatory arbitration agreements between employers and victims when sexual harassment claims are made. Arbitration agreements result in behind-closed-door settlements that deny victims due process under the law. “Additional concerns arise from the secrecy requirements of arbitration clauses, which disserve the publi...