Obama praises Parkland students in Time: ‘Our children are calling us to account’

He said the student activists are “shaking us out of our complacency” and noted their success in some state legislatures and gun retailers. But he also warned that progress will be slow with a Republican-held Congress and “NRA scare tactics.” “As these …

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2 sheriff’s deputies killed in suspected ambush in Florida

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  • Two sheriff’s deputies in Florida were shot and killed during a suspected ambush in a restaurant.
  • The suspect is dead.
  • The suspect is believed to have walked up to the restaurant and shot the deputies through the window.

Two sheriff’s deputies in Trenton, Florida, were killed in a suspected ambush, according to multiple news reports published on Thursday.

The deputies from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office were reportedly killed at around 3 p.m. in a restaurant, according to law enforcement officials.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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Trump decided not to fire Rosenstein after being told he wasn’t a target in the Cohen probe, reports say

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  • Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein reportedly told President Donald Trump last week that he is not a target in the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen.
  • Shortly after, Trump is said to have told close advisers that because he was not a target of the probe, it was not the right time to fire Rosenstein.
  • Trump was infuriated with Rosenstein since last week and was seriously considering ousting him after it emerged that the FBI raided Cohen’s property and seized scores of documents and records, many of which involved communications between Trump and Cohen, and materials related to Trump’s personal activities.

Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein told President Donald Trump last week that he is not a target of any aspect of the federal criminal investigation into Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, according to multiple media reports.

Rosenstein’s reported personal assurance, which was apparently made during a visit to the White House on Friday, came as Trump fumed over the FBI’s raids of Cohen’s home and office that had taken place just days before and seriously began considering firing Rosenstein.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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