A Washington Post-ABC News poll, conducted after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school, illustrates the differences in the country over how to respond to gun violence and highlights the intense frustration with the lack of any policy response coming out of Washington, despite a series of horrific shootings in recent years.
The Parkland, Fla., massacre has been followed by a remarkable level of activism — and a push, led by survivors of the attack, to stop future mass shootings. But bipartisan action on gun control has been elusive and it is unclear whether the latest massacre will spark a different response.
While the White House mourned the loss of life in Florida, some aides privately acknowledged that the shooting offered a breather from a political storm battering the West Wing. “For everyone, it was a distraction or a reprieve,” an official said.
Many of the victims were children, who died in their homes as warplanes pounded a cluster of towns and villages in Ghouta, a rebel-held district east of Damascus. Hospitals appeared to be the target of the attack.
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.
The state's high court redrew the congressional district map after finding that the previous map was an illegal gerrymander that deprived voters of their right to participate in free and equal elections.
This is about as much air as Elizabeth Swaney caught in the halfpipe. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Elizabeth Swaney — who was born and raised in the United States but competed for Hungary in PyeongChang — had observers disagreeing about whether she was an embarrassment to the Games or an admirable study in persistence.
For Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, the reactors are a matter of international prestige and power. For the Trump administration, the contest for a multibillion-dollar contract for the project poses a thorny choice between promoting U.S. companies and fighting nuclear proliferation.