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Mika Brzezinski tells Marco Rubio to ‘step up and be a man’ about gun control

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski addressed Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) directly, saying that he needed to “step up and be a man” about gun control in the wake of the horrible school shooting in Florida. Here is the video of Brzezinski’s comments: Here’s what she said: …

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78-year-old woman takes radical action after creep snatches her purse: ‘I’m a bit of a fighter’

After a 78-year-old woman finished getting her groceries at a ShopRite supermarket in West Philadelphia last month, she pushed her cart into the parking lot and was unloading her bags when the driver of another car pulled up. The man was caught on surveillance video …

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ICE sweeps detain over 100 in ‘uncooperative jurisdiction’ of Los Angeles

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents conducted a massive sweep of the Los Angeles area, netting over 100 alleged illegal immigrants in a raid the agency said was part of a crackdown on “uncooperative jurisdictions” like Los Angeles. In a statement provided to KCAL-TV in Los Angeles,  …

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Denver police detective says city’s ‘sanctuary city’ policies are adding to heroin epidemic

The Denver Police Union president says the the city’s immigration policies are adding to its heroin problem. He reportedly made the comment before a congressional committee in Washington, D.C., investigating “sanctuary cities.” “I’ve seen, I’ve lived the whole heroin epidemic in Denver from the beginning,” …

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High school student arrested after allegedly posing with an AK-47 on social media

Police arrested a high school student in Illinois for allegedly posing with an assault rifle in photos on social media, including one that mentioned the name of the boy’s school, the Chicago Tribune reported. Authorities received a tip on Sunday and went to the 15-year-old …

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Steve Bannon testified before Congress — and lawmakers aren’t happy with his responses

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday, but the interview yielded little information about Russian election interference because Bannon would only answer questions pre-approved by the White House. Executive privilege Bannon provided the committee with a list …

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Did a Trump Cabinet member tell Congress they should look at US gun laws?

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made a comment about gun violence during a House hearing Thursday that led to speculation that the Trump administration might be changing its stance on gun control. Mnuchin later clarified that he was not suggesting the nation needs new gun control laws. What did Mnuchin …

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Graffiti artists awarded $6.75 million in damages after property owner paints over ‘recognized’ art

Graffiti artists were awarded $6.75 million in damages by a federal judge Monday after the owner of the New York City property displaying the revered murals — which had risen to “recognized stature” — painted over them in 2013, the Washington Post reported. Image source: …

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Washington student accused of plotting school shooting: ‘My aim has gotten much more accurate’

A high school student’s grandmother called 911 Tuesday morning after finding her grandson’s journal, which detailed plans to shoot his classmates at his Everett, Washington, school and also use homemade explosive devices, police said. Officers responded to the residence, met with the grandmother and were …

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Nikolas Cruz: Troubled past, ‘disturbing’ social media posts and possible white nationalist connections

This story was updated at 2:40 p.m. EST. More details are emerging about Nikolas Cruz, the suspect who is accused of having opened fire on students at a Florida high school Wednesday that left 17 dead and 15 more injured. The 19-year-old has been identified by …

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