A Washington Post-ABC News poll, conducted after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school last week, 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.
Students who survived the deadly shooting in Parkland, Fla., are speaking out forcefully on gun control legislation. 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.
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.”
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The fictional nation in the Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther” is loaded with symbolic meaning, providing viewers with a sprawling spectacle that ultimately returns them to the festering troubles of the real world — the United States.
Alex and Maia Shibutani perform during the free skate competition. They skated to Coldplay’s “Paradise” to symbolize the next step in their skating progression. (Mladen Antonov/Getty Images)
Alex and Maia Shibutani perform during the free skate competition. They skated to Coldplay’s “Paradise” to symbolize the next step in their skating progression. (Mladen Antonov/Getty Images)
Maia and Alex Shibutani, long considered the next great American ice dancers, finished behind the dynamic Canadian team of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France, who took the silver medal.
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.
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.
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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