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Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 06:19 PM EST

Police Experts Urge Intensive Training If Teachers Are Armed

Police Experts Urge Intensive Training If Teachers Are Armed

The idea of arming teachers to take out a shooter is alarming some law enforcement experts, who say it takes more than just being a good shot at a gun range. They say it would require specialized and repeated...

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 09:45 PM EST

Manafort Hit With New Charges After Gates Pleads Guilty

Manafort Hit With New Charges After Gates Pleads Guilty

After a former senior adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges to become a cooperating witness, special counsel Robert...

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 05:38 PM EST

Trump Says Son-in-Law's Clearance Is Up to Kelly

Trump Says Son-in-Law's Clearance Is Up to Kelly

President Donald Trump says he'll leave it up to chief of staff John Kelly to decide whether Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will keep his interim security clearance. "I will let General Kelly make that...

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 05:11 PM EST

Trump Asked About Assault Weapons Ban in Wake of Shooting

Trump Asked About Assault Weapons Ban in Wake of Shooting

After praising Australia's merit based immigration program, President Donald Trump was asked if he would also consider Australia's decision to ban the sale of assault weapons in the wake of the Parkland...

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 04:24 PM EST

Trump Will Leave Security Clearance Decision Up to Gen. Kelly

Trump Will Leave Security Clearance Decision Up to Gen. Kelly

President Trump was asked to address interim security clearance for White House staff members after Rob Porter and Jared Kushner security clearances were scrutinized during a joint press conference with...

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 09:36 PM EST

Woman With Gun Rams Van Into Security Barrier at White House: Police

Woman With Gun Rams Van Into Security Barrier at White House: Police

The woman who rammed a security barrier at the White House with her van was armed with a pistol, according to police records, and she had been arrested for trying to climb the White House fence twice in...

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 10:53 PM EST

Trump, Turnbull Praise Each Other on Immigration and Taxes

Trump, Turnbull Praise Each Other on Immigration and Taxes

President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull put their "mateship" on full display Friday at the White House as they took turns praising each other's approaches on immigration and...

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 12:30 PM EST

Trump Doubles Down on Call for Armed Teachers in CPAC Speech

Trump Doubles Down on Call for Armed Teachers in CPAC Speech

President Donald Trump said Friday if teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida had been able to carry concealed weapons, they "would have shot the hell out of (the gunman)...

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 10:54 AM EST

Trump Echoes NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre Following Florida Shootings

Trump Echoes NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre Following Florida Shootings

Hours after NRA chief Wayne LaPierre delivered his first remarks following the shootings in Florida, President Donald Trump used similar language in talking about what should be done.

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 12:28 PM EST

At CPAC, Trump Covers Guns, Dems and Immigration

At CPAC, Trump Covers Guns, Dems and Immigration

President Donald Trump, speaking to an enthusiastic crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, brought back his biggest campaign hits to support gun rights, attack Democrats and tout his...

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