Congress returns amid new push for gun control – but with same obstacles

Congress returns amid new push for gun control – but with same obstacles

Lawmakers returned to Washington on Monday amidst intensifying debate over gun laws. The school shooting in Parkland, Florida earlier this month, in which 17 people were killed, has forced Congress to contend yet again with one of the most politically controversial issues. Before the 14 February massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, mass shootings

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Horrified Florida students beg the adults: Please, do something about guns

Horrified Florida students beg the adults: Please, do something about guns

After a mass shooting left 17 students and faculty dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Parkland, many area students — instead of withdrawing into the solitude of grief — have thrown themselves into the spotlight in anger and frustration. They’re too young to vote. But in national TV

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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket soars in debut test launch from Florida

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket soars in debut test launch from Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – The world’s most powerful rocket, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, roared into space through clear blue skies in its debut test flight on Tuesday from a Florida launch site where moon missions once began, in another milestone for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private rocket company. The 23-story-tall jumbo rocket, carrying a cherry

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