• 'We need to dig out of this hole': Students plead with Trump and Congress to do something after Florida school shooting

    One year ago - By Chron

    Wilfredo Lee/AP
    Some students who survived Wednesday's school shooting in Florida are calling on Congress to act on gun control.
    The shooting left 17 dead and more than a dozen injured.
    President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences to the families of the victims on Wednesday, and some students reacted in anger.
    Some students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are calling on Congress to do more to curb mass shootings after the school became a crime scene Wednesday when a 19-year-old man shot and killed 17 people. Over a dozen more were injured.
    "We need to dig out of this hole...
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  • The 10 Politicians That Have Received the Most Money From the NRA

    One year ago - By Fortune

    On the heels of Wednesday's tragic school shooting in Florida, the debate over gun control is starting up again.
    It's a contentious issue, and one that many feel is complicated by the heavy spending the National Rifle Association and other gun lobby groups invest in political races. And the longer some politicians have been in business, the more money they've received from the groups.
    In the 2016 election, the NRA spent $11,438,118 to support Donald Trump -and another $19,756,346 to oppose Hillary Clinton. That's over $31 million spent on one presidential race.
    Presidential candidates...
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  • Mnuchin calls on Congress to look into gun violence issue after school shooting, breaking with rest of White House

    One year ago - By Washington Post

    The treasury secretary's comments were notable because he was the first senior administration official to call for a congressional review after the massacre.
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