The proposals include new age restrictions on semiautomatic rifle sales and expanded powers for police to confiscate guns from people deemed a danger by the courts. But the plans stop short of a ban on assault weapons.
Gun-safety advocates hope the new activism can create momentum across the country to enact firearms restrictions. But the students are also attracting political attacks from advocates for gun rights. Established groups, however, are aware of how quickly such a moment can fade.
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Teens who are speaking out after having seen their classmates murdered are being mocked in the wake of the Florida massacre.
Graham speaks at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany, in 1954. (AP)
Graham speaks at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany, in 1954. (AP)
Graham holds hands with youngsters as he walks with them near Ibadan, Africa, in 1960. (AP)
Graham holds hands with youngsters as he walks with them near Ibadan, Africa, in 1960. (AP)
Graham and President Nixon wave to a crowd during an event in Charlotte in 1971. (AP)
Graham and President Nixon wave to a crowd during an event in Charlotte in 1971. (AP)
Graham speaks during his 2005 crusade at Flushing Meadows Park in New York. (Reuters)
Graham speaks during his 2005 crusade at Flushing Meadows Park in New York. (Reuters)
Billy Graham
1918–2018
The Rev. Billy Graham’s ministry spanned more than six decades, and his evangelical “crusades,” as he called them for most of his career, touched every corner of the world, making him one of the most influential and best-known religious figures of his time.
Immigration experts said Viktor and Amalija Knavs very likely relied on family sponsorship to obtain their green cards, a process President Trump has derided.
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The tweet was the latest in President Trump’s running commentary on the investigation in the days since the Justice Department’s special counsel announced a sweeping indictment of what prosecutors say is a notorious Russian group of Internet trolls.
Most independent economists are not nearly as optimistic that President Trump’s policies can deliver a decade of higher growth, especially with so many baby boomers retiring and the president’s desire to restrict immigration.
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Bronze medalist Lindsey Vonn celebrates with the U.S. flag. (Reuters)
Bronze medalist Lindsey Vonn celebrates with the U.S. flag. (Reuters)
For a 33-year-old whose limbs have been splayed on mountains from Colorado to Cortina, Vonn's bronze medal is a singular achievement that must be viewed through the long lens of her career.
Victor Buso, a locksmith in Argentina, photographed a supernova at the earliest stage ever seen. The image revealed clues about how stars explode.
The investigation’s findings were damning, but it was the colossal editor’s note at the top of the story that was the most stunning.
The notorious gang has made a resurgence in the D.C. region and other parts of the country in recent years.
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