Students who survived the deadly shootings at their high school in Parkland, Fla., last week are speaking out forcefully and hope to be the catalyst that breaks the long political deadlock on gun control legislation in Congress. President Trump signaled he is open to improving the background check system, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) spoke in support of gun violence restraining-order laws.
Alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz had been a member of the group, which aims to teach leadership, teamwork and service.
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While the White House mourned the loss of life in Parkland, Fla., some aides privately acknowledged that the tragedy offered a breather from a wide-ranging political storm battering the West Wing.
Rachel Crooks plays with her dog at a park in Tiffin, Ohio, on Feb. 10. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks plays with her dog at a park in Tiffin, Ohio, on Feb. 10. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks, in pink, meets with the “Get Rachel Elected” group at her home in Tiffin, Ohio, on Feb.7. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks, in pink, meets with the “Get Rachel Elected” group at her home in Tiffin, Ohio, on Feb.7. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks puts on makeup before work on Feb. 8 at her home in Tiffin, Ohio. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks puts on makeup before work on Feb. 8 at her home in Tiffin, Ohio. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks holds a photograph of herself from the time she worked in Trump Tower. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks holds a photograph of herself from the time she worked in Trump Tower. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)
Rachel Crooks, one of “The Nineteen,” also has to keep asking herself: Will it ever make a difference?
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Make no mistake about it: Anger is definitely one of the factors fueling the legions of women running for office across the country in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s loss, Donald Trump’s election, the Women’s March and the #MeToo movement.
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The president tweeted his full support for Romney, a former presidential nominee who has been among the most vocal Republican critics of Trump’s presidency, once calling him “a phony” and “a fraud.”
Fears are growing that the continent's detours into Nazism, fascism and anti-Semitism are being revived — and distorted — for any number of modern-day political ends.
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Elections experts say the state Supreme Court's new map is “fairer” and “more compact" than the lopsided one used in the past three congressional elections, which heavily tilted electoral power toward Republicans and became the butt of national jokes thanks to its strangely shaped districts.
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Sigourney edged teammate Annalisa Drew for third place behind Cassie Sharpe of Canada and Marie Martinod of France.
One former staffer filed a complaint alleging that Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia fired him after he refused to play spin the bottle in her hotel room — one of several accusations from former employees.
Clearing away and carting off body parts has become a grisly but routine chore in the Afghan capital, where suicide bombings and commando attacks by extremist insurgents take place almost every month.
Global emissions of carbon dioxide are rising again after several years of remaining flat. Many nations aren’t living up to their promises in the 2015 Paris climate accord, and before too long, it will be too late to stop the warming trend.
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