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Donald Trump ‘supportive’ to new gun control law after Florida shooting

The proposed change comes after it emerged Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the Florida shooting which killed 17, bought his gun legally. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, who saw their classmates killed in the massacre, demanded action on firearm control and have organised a march on Washington DC for March 24. Mr Trump has spoken with Republican Senator John Cornyn about a bipartisan bill that will improve the checks in place before someone can buy a gun. Mr Cornyn, a Democrat Senator, brought the bill forward…

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Trump supports strengthening gun background checks

WASHINGTON — The White House supports efforts to strengthen background checks for gun purchases in the wake of last week’s shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump is open to bipartisan legislation to shore up the background checks system, which is supposed to prevent people with severe mental illness and serious criminal records from purchasing firearms. “The President spoke to Senator Cornyn on Friday about the bipartisan bill he and Sen. Murphy introduced to improve Federal Compliance with Criminal Background…

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Space 

CASIS president to step down

WASHINGTON — The head of the organization that manages the national laboratory portion of the International Space Station will leave next month as it deals with an uncertain long-term future for the station. In a statement late Feb. 16, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) announced that Greg Johnson, the former NASA astronaut who serves as president and executive director of the organization, will leave March 10. Johnson had led CASIS since August 2013. The statement didn’t give any reason for Johnson’s departure, other than he…

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6-Year-Old Boy Among Four People Shot Outside a Steakhouse in Texas

The shooter is still at large More (SAN ANTONIO) — A 6-year-old boy and three adults were shot in the parking lot of a popular West Side San Antonio Steakhouse. The San Antonio Express-News reports that San Antonio Police Chief William McManus says two of the adults’ injuries are life-threatening. The boy was shot in the leg and is expected to survive. McManus says all four victims are related and the adults are in their 20s. According to police, the shooting occurred 8:40 p.m. Sunday as the group waited outside…

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BREAKING: Six-year-old CHILD and three others wounded in Texas shooting, gunman at large

Police were called to the Texas Roadhouse at Cinema ridge at about 8:45pm local time (2:45am GMT). Four people, including a six-year-old child, were hit when a gunman opened fire outside the restaurant – unloading the entire clip. The San Antonio Fire Department said people were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds, two people were in a critical condition and two others, including the child, had non life-threatening injuries. Police said all the victims are related. The gunman approached the family as they were waiting to be seated, according to…

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Medical examiner taps DNA science to find missing persons

For families who have searched years for missing loved ones, donating a sample of their DNA is often a last, desperate act to confirm their worst fears. New York City’s medical examiner is leading a nationwide effort to collect genetic material and match it with unidentified human remains. It’s a way to finally give family members some answers and maybe some solace. “People will not rest without answers, at least some answers,” said Dr. Barbara Sampson, the city’s chief medical examiner. Over the last decade, thousands of DNA samples have…

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Sen. Lankford has ‘no issue’ with stronger gun background checks

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. James Lankford said Sunday he is open to stronger background checks for gun sales but resisted calls to ban assault weapons after another mass school shooting. “I have no issue with more extensive background checks, I have no issue for slowing down purchases for people that show all the basic warning signs,” Lankford said in an exclusive interview on “Meet The Press.” Lankford, who represents deep-red Oklahoma, pressed for passage of a bipartisan gun bill introduced late last year dubbed the “Fix NICS Act,” which attempts…

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Is there a peanut farmer from Plains in the field of 2020 Dems?

The signs are everywhere that the 2020 Democratic presidential field will be much larger than usual — maybe larger than ever. Barely a year into Donald Trump’s presidency, one declared candidate, Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., is already running ads in Iowa. Julian Castro, the former HUD secretary, is telling reporters to consider him a White House prospect as he travels to New Hampshire. And former Attorney General Eric Holder is hinting he might be interested. These are just the most recent developments. The list of would-be Democratic candidates is exhausting…

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Humanity WILL welcome ALIENS and 100 DISCOVERED planets may hold life, experts reveal

GETTY Humanity will welcome aliens and 100 discovered planets may hold life To examine public reaction to aliens, Prof Michael Varnum of Arizona State University and his colleagues looked at the language of 15 media articles. They were discoveries which were suggested to be evidence of alien life. They included Nasa’s announcement in 1996 of possible life on a Martian meteorite, and the dimming of “Tabby’s star”, which, it was proposed, could be down to an alien megastructure. Prof Michael Varnum said: “I think the consensus probably leans in the…

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Palmreaders? Japan team builds second skin message display

Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body (AFP Photo/TORU YAMANAKA) Tokyo (AFP) – Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body. The band-aid-like device is just one millimetre thick and can monitor important health data as well as send and receive messages, including emojis. Takao Someya, the University of…

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