Category: Guardian

Feb 21

Trump’s solution to school shootings: arm teachers with guns

‘It is the gun, it’s the person behind the gun and it’s about helping people before they ever reach that point,’ said a mother whose daughter died at Sandy Hook elementary Donald Trump has said he will consider a proposal to arm school teachers in an attempt to prevent mass shootings, a move certain to …

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Feb 21

Florida shooting: students walk out of schools to call for gun control – video

Students across the US are walking out of their schools to protest against gun violence and demand stricter gun laws after last week’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida. They’re marching in solidarity with the survivors of the second deadliest public school shooting in US history to call for a ban …

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Feb 21

Billy Graham was on the wrong side of history | Matthew Avery Sutton

Racial tensions are rising, the earth is warming, and evangelicals are doing little to help. That may be Graham’s most significant, and saddest, legacy When Billy Graham stands before the judgment seat of God, he may finally realize how badly he failed his country, and perhaps his God. On civil rights and the environmental crisis, …

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Feb 21

Robert Mueller files new charges against former Trump aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

Sealed single-page document filed in federal court does not shed light on the nature of the new charges New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the criminal case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller against Donald Trump’s former senior campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a court record seen by …

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Feb 21

Billy Graham, famed Christian evangelist, dies aged 99

Father of showman evangelicalism had the ear of 12 presidents Donald Trump and Mike Pence pay tribute to ‘a very special man’ Billy Graham, the 20th-century Christian crusader and father of showman evangelicalism who had the ear of 12 US presidents, has died at the age of 99. Among the first to pay tribute were …

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Feb 21

Can chickpeas prolong orgasm? Yes – but only in LiarTown

It’s the satirical powerhouse for the fake news era. LiarTown’s creator Sean Tejaratchi tells us how he dreamt up cooking with tears, angry cow stamps – and that old Smiths classic Lovely Gary Rodward Manshawl’s crosswords are not easy. Here’s 47 down: “Cockney rhyming slang for excessive banking fees” (six letters). Now try 46 across: …

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Feb 21

Students take fight for gun control to Florida legislators’ doorstep

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas trekked eight hours and 450 miles with a simple message: end school shootings Some huddled in small groups, comforting each other through their tears and clutching pillows they had brought for the long journey ahead. Others were angry and defiant, shouting their demands for gun reform as they boarded the …

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Feb 20

North Korea cancelled Mike Pence meeting last minute, White House says

Officials ‘dangled’ face-to-face talks at Winter Olympics, which collapsed after vice-president condemned human rights record North Korean officials “dangled” a historic meeting with the US vice-president Mike Pence during the Winter Olympics but pulled out at the last minute, the White House claimed on Tuesday. The face-to-face encounter in South Korea would have been the …

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Feb 20

Aide to Florida lawmaker fired after suggesting shooting survivors are actors

Benjamin Kelly, an aide to state representative Shawn Harrison, repeated a conspiracy theory often used after mass shootings An aide to a Florida lawmaker was fired after falsely suggesting that student survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland were “actors”, repeating a conspiracy theory that has been used to harass victims. Benjamin Kelly, an aide …

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Feb 20

Trump orders ‘bump stock’ ban but indicates no stronger action on gun control

Trump orders ban on devices that enable firearms to shoot at a higher rate, as calls mount for action following Florida school shooting Donald Trump has ordered the justice department to draw up regulations to ban “bump stocks” and other devices that enable semi-automatic firearms to fire at close to the rate of a machine …

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