Florida House Declines Debate On Assault Rifles, Calls Porn A 'Health Risk'

As high school students who survived the shooting in Parkland, Fla., travel to the state Capitol to demand action on guns, lawmakers offered a glimpse of the battle they face. In Tuesday's session, which opened with prayer for the community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and staff were killed last week, Florida House lawmakers declined to open debate on a bill that would ban assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines. The motion to debate the bill,...

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New York Senate Democrats Say They'll Press Harder For New Gun Laws

Democrats in the New York State Senate say they will push harder for gun control bills in the wake of the Florida shooting that left 17 dead, and are even considering proposing the measures as hostile amendments.

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UConn Superhero Gabby Williams Loves "Black Panther"

Black Panther, the new movie directed by Ryan Coogler is breaking box office records with a mostly African American cast, and with women in powerful roles throughout the film. And for Gabby Williams, a forward on theUConnwomen’s basketball team, it’s something exciting to see as a black woman.

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Bridgeport To Pilot Police Body Cameras

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Connecticut’s largest city has begun a pilot program to test body cameras for its police officers.

Immigration Officials Revoke Stay For Meriden Mother

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Earlier this month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials made the rare decision to stay a deportation of a mother in Meriden, Connecticut. Now, ICE says that Nelly Cumbicos must fly back to Ecuador after all.

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An Oyster Bay Town official wore a wire for the FBI as part of the corruption case against former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, his wife and former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto.

Jones Beach 2nd Most Popular State Park In New York

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According to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Jones Beach was the second most visited state park after Niagara Falls.

Last year almost six million people visited Jones Beach. That’s an increase of 60,000 from 2016. By comparison, Niagara Falls drew over nine million people.

State officials tell Newsday that concerts at the Jones Beach Theater were a big draw.

Also on Long Island, Sunken Meadow State Park and Montauk Point saw dramatic increases in attendance.

A coalition of activist groups, union organizers, and elected officials are calling for Yale University to disclose and cancel its holdings in Puerto Rican debt.

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DREAMers and those displaced by Hurricane Maria piled into U.S. Representative Jim Himes’ office in Bridgeport on Tuesday. They want Himes to push Congress to give more aid to Puerto Rico and to secure a clean DREAM Act, legislation that creates a path to citizenship for immigrant youth that stands on its own, and is not tied to funding for a border wall or other immigration enforcement measure. 

As evening settled over eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, the suburb just outside Damascus lay battered by 48 hours of sustained airstrikes. And the approaching night promised still more horror for one hospital.

By 5 p.m. local time, the Syrian American Medical Society says, barrel bombs had begun to fall in a downpour about the medical facility.

Measles is highly contagious, but easily preventable with a vaccine.

However, the numbers of measles cases jumped sharply in Europe in 2017, according to new data released by the World Health Organization.

In 2017, the disease affected 21,315 people, compared with 5,273 in 2016. Last year, 35 people died in Europe because of measles.

Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller seldom leaves any doubt about where he's been — as with the detailed investigative tale he told on Friday in the latest indictments brought by his office.

Each new move, however, always raises questions about where he might be headed next.

U.S. skiing star Lindsey Vonn turned in a time that was a half-second off the lead in the downhill Wednesday in South Korea, fast enough to win a medal in her final downhill race of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics – and almost certainly the last of her Olympic career. It's the third Olympic medal overall for Vonn.

"It was tough to contemplate this being my last Olympic downhill," Vonn said afterward. "I struggled to try to keep the emotions together, but I left it all on the mountain like I said I would."


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