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Twenty speakers, all younger than 18, will share stage time at the demonstration in Washington. Performers at the event will include Ariana Grande, Common, Jennifer Hudson and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
More than 800 events are scheduled worldwide, according to the gun control group Everytown. The largest marches are expected in U.S. cities, and a demonstration is planned in Parkland, Fla.
Trump spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said “keeping our children safe is a top priority of the President’s.”
What people are saying on social media
“You are not only the future—you are the conscience of America and you can change the direction of our nation."
— Sen. Chris Van Hollen on Twitter
“Today, we grab our signs, we lace our shoes, and we get ready to roar. See ya there."
— Parkland student Delaney Tarr on Twitter
“So inspired after talking to the students pouring into DC from across the country this morning. The future is bright.”
— D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser on Twitter
“I'm ready to change America and save lives are you?”
— Parkland student David Hogg on Twitter
“History in the making.”
— Parkland student Jaclyn Corin on Twitter
The decision revokes a full ban that President Trump issued last summer but disqualifies U.S. troops who have had sex-reassignment surgery. Current transgender service members who have not undergone reassignment surgery should be allowed to stay if they meet certain conditions, the defense secretary said.
A fisherman and his wife wanted a better education for their teenage son and young daughter, so they fled the country. Now, the father has learned to drive, the mother washes clothes in a washing machine, and the children use the Internet and play cellphone games. But the defectors were also discovering how expensive life in the South can be.
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There is no rule that says they can’t do more, but the $1.3 trillion spending bill is probably this Congress’s last major achievement, as it observes what has become a tradition: settling into gridlock and girding for the midterm elections.
A proposal for a vehicle crossing between the two countries shows dreams of future trade opportunities.
Clinton communications chief Jennifer Palmieri’s book is written as an open letter to whoever will become the nation’s first female president.
NCAA Tournament
Coach Leonard Hamilton defies convention by relying on sheer depth rather than a handful of his top players.
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In case you needed reminding that the election is just around the corner, former vice president Joe Biden got into a dumb spat with President Trump this week. It’s a sign of what's to come.
It's the first documented case of killer whale infanticide, according to a study published in Scientific Reports.
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