Many of the victims were children, who died as warplanes pounded a cluster of towns and villages in Ghouta, a rebel-held district east of Damascus.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll, conducted after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school, illustrates the differing opinions over how to respond to gun violence and highlights the intense frustration with inaction in Congress.
As mourning continues after the Parkland, Fla., massacre, a series of high-profile events this week will put a glaring spotlight on the question that has been asked over and over since the attack: What can be done to stop it from happening again?
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Alex Van Der Zwaan was charged with one count of making false statements about his work as an attorney employed by a law firm engaged in 2012 by the Ukraine Ministry of Justice to prepare a report on the trial of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
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