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Trump's Stance on Guns Pressures Congress
President Trump’s call for changes to gun laws in the wake of last week’s Florida school shooting pushes Congress toward a new politically fraught debate just months before the midterm elections.
Officer at Florida School Waited Outside Instead of Confronting Shooter, Sheriff Says
The sheriff’s deputy who was assigned to the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week has left the force after evidence showed he stood outside the building where the shooting occurred rather than going in, Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Indicted for Invasion of Privacy
A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015.
GOP Lawmakers Sue to Block New Congressional Map in Pennsylvania
Two top Pennsylvania state senators and eight of the state’s GOP members of Congress filed a federal lawsuit in a bid to block a new congressional map imposed by the state’s high court.
New Charges Against Manafort, Gates in Mueller Probe
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office obtained new tax and bank fraud charges against Paul Manafort and Richard Gates, adding pressure on the former Trump campaign manager and his longtime deputy, who have been fighting the case.
The Big Loophole That Helped Russia Exploit Facebook: Doctored Photos
This use of doctored images was a crucial and deceptively simple technique to spread fabricated information during the 2016 election. Tech companies, which are under fire, struggle to screen for indications photos might have been distorted or taken out of context.
Washington, D.C.'s Five-Letter Problem: Metro
Washington, D.C.,’s ailing Metro subway system needs a $500 million infusion of funding for upgrades and maintenance to win back riders, officials say. “Amazon is watching,” a lawmaker said.
Ex-Trump Adviser Richard Gates Expected to Plead Guilty in Mueller Probe
Richard Gates—a former Trump campaign official who was indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on tax-related charges—is expected to plead guilty as soon as Friday afternoon as part of a deal that will likely ensure his cooperation in Mr. Mueller’s investigation, according to a person familiar with the matter.
White House Unveils 'Largest Ever' Set of Sanctions on North Korea
The Trump administration levied what it called its largest-ever North Korea sanctions package, hitting dozens of shipping and trading companies as it seeks to further cut off foreign-currency revenues keeping the nuclear-armed regime afloat.
U.S.'s Jerusalem Embassy Set to Open in May, Could Get Adelson Funds
The U.S. is set to begin operating its embassy in Jerusalem in May and is entertaining an unusual offer from GOP donor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to help pay for a new facility.
Education Bill Brings Out Unusual Lobbying Suspects
Groups not typically engaged on the nuts and bolts of higher education are pushing for changes to a proposed revamp of the Higher Education Act.
With Jobs in Mind, Ohio Democrat Takes Venture Capitalists on Midwest Road Trip
Rep. Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democrat, took more than a dozen venture capitalists from Silicon Valley and New York on a three-day road trip around the Midwest in an effort to boost businesses in economically depressed cities.
Donald Trump Jr. Steers Clear of Policy Talk in India
Donald Trump Jr. scrapped plans to give a speech about the shifting global landscape Friday and instead sat for a relaxed onstage interview where he discussed lost business opportunities in India and his changed relationship with his father at a high-profile event in the Indian capital.
With U.S. Push, Pakistan Placed on Terror Finance List
Saudi Arabia has backed down under pressure from the U.S. and allowed Pakistan to be placed on an international terror-financing watch list.
Four Governors Join Forces to Stem Movement of Illegal Guns
Democratic governors from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island joined forces to restrict movement of illegal guns between their states and share information about residents banned from owning firearms.
MTA Vote on Station Upgrades Raises Conflict Concern
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s approval of more than $200 million to upgrade eight subway stations, including two at 34th Street-Penn Station, highlighted a potential conflict of interest for MTA Chairman Joe Lhota, who is a director of the company that runs Madison Square Garden.
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