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Mental health agency examined Cruz in 2016, didn’t hospitalize him

A 2016 mental health report said that crisis workers from a South Florida mental health facility were called to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to hold alleged Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz for a psychiatric evaluation, but ultimately decided against hospitalizing him. Henderson Behavioral Health was called under the Baker Act to temporarily commit Cruz for an involuntary psychiatric exam in November 2016, but its health professionals chose not to do so after visiting with him at the school, according to a 2016 Florida Department of Children and Families investigative report…

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Women create cannabis media company to cash in on green rush

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made it no secret that he wants to make marijuana illegal in every state. As of now, it is recreational use is legal in several states, including Alaska, Colorado, Maine and yes, even Washington, D.C. Yet, new cannabis businesses pop up everyday as savvy entrepreneurs find ways to cash in. In 2016, Whoopi Goldberg launched a successful marijuana line for menstrual cramps available in California. According to Marijuana Business Daily, whites make up over 80 percent of marijuana business owners, compared to only 4.3…

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Father of British teen Florida school massacre survivor blasts sale of rifles

David Mizen, whose son Lewis hid in a cupboard to escape gunman Nikolas Cruz, declared: “I think our confusion here, which is shared by a majority of Americans, is that if they want a handgun to protect or whatever, OK. “If that’s in their constitution, I understand. But nobody would agree that someone buying an assault weapon, a weapon of war, let alone a disturbed 19-year-old… no one can explain to me how that makes sense at all.” Mr Mizen, who comes from Coventry, said he was unbelievably terrified as…

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Trump blasts FBI over shooting, says ‘too much time’ on Russia

President Donald Trump on Saturday suggested the FBI was “spending too much time” on the Russia investigation when it failed to follow up on a tip about a man who would go on to kill 17 people at a Florida high school this week. “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable,” Trump said in a Tweet shortly after 11 p.m. “They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign…

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NBA All-Star 2018 LIVE stream: How to watch dunk and three-point contests FOR FREE online

The NBA All-Star game takes place tomorrow night but this evening sees some of the league’s best stars take on the dunk contest and three-point challenge to prove who is the best. The night begins with the Taco Bell Skills Challenge before Eric Gordon aims to defend his title in the three-point challenge.  To do so, he will have to beat former champion Klay Thompson and he is also joined by fellow All-Stars Bradley Beal, Paul George and Kyle Lowry. The Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker, Miami Heat’s Wayne Ellington and…

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After Parkland shooting, hundreds attend nearby gun show

MIAMI — Hundreds gathered at the fairgrounds here for a major gun show held just three days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, less than 50 miles north. Many came to the 500-booth expo with a renewed desire to protect themselves. The event, sponsored by Florida Gun Shows, is within driving distance from Parkland, where 17 students and staff were killed on Wednesday when former student Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fire with AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. Jorge Fernandez, a manager working the floor at the gun show says…

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Suspected Florida Shooter Was Investigated After Cutting His Arms in Snapchat Video, Records Show

Suspected Florida Shooter Was Investigated After Cutting His Arms in Snapchat Video, Records Show More (PARKLAND, Fla.) — Florida’s child welfare agency investigated the suspect in a school shooting that killed 17 people after he cut himself in a video but found him stable, according to state records. The Miami Herald obtained records from Florida’s Department of Children and Families and reported Saturday that Nikolas Cruz posted a video on the social media network Snapchat showing him cutting his arms in 2016. The agency was called to investigate. Cruz, then…

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School shooting suspect willing to plead guilty for life sentence, lawyer says

PARKLAND, Fla. — Accused school-massacre gunman Nikolas Cruz is looking to plead guilty in exchange for a sentence of life without parole, his state-appointed defense attorney said Friday. Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein confirmed to NBC News that Cruz’s attorneys plan to discuss a guilty plea with prosecutors and they are “willing to plead guilty to life without parole.” Cruz was charged Thursday with 17 counts of premeditated murder for the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School here. The death penalty hasn’t yet been formally put on the…

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What the FBI Knew About the Accused Florida School Shooter – and When

The FBI has revealed it received at least two separate tips about Nikolas Cruz More The FBI has revealed it received at least two separate tips about Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old charged with killing 17 people at his former high school in Parkland, Florida. The first tip came five months ago. However, the FBI said agents were unable to link the tip to Cruz at the time. In the second tip, made six weeks ago, the bureau admitted protocol was not followed and the information was never investigated. Here’s everything…

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FBI got tip on Nikolas Cruz on Jan. 5 but didn’t follow up

PARKLAND, Fla. — Less than six weeks before Nikolas Cruz committed one of the deadliest school shootings in American history, someone who knew him called an FBI tip line to complain about him, the agency revealed on Friday. But no one followed up. Cruz allegedly fatally shot 17 people and injured many more in a Wednesday attack on his former school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In a statement, the FBI said “a person close to” Cruz called the agency’s public tip line on Jan. 5 and…

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