Lots of talk, little action in Congress after shootings


WASHINGTON (AP) — For a brief moment after the Las Vegas massacre last fall, Republicans and Democrats in Congress talked about taking a rare step to tighten the nation's gun laws. Four months later, the only gun legislation that has moved in the House or Senate instead eases restrictions for gun owners.

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  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

'Run': A 6-minute fatal rampage for shocked Florida school

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz jumped out of an Uber car and walked toward building 12 of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, carrying a black duffel bag and a black backpack. A man inside the school spotted Cruz and knew he was a former student, a troubled kid. He radioed a co-worker, and within a minute heard gunshots.

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  • Written by By KELLI KENNEDY, CURT ANDERSON and TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

6 inseparable friends support each other in school shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — It was the final period of the day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Jonathan Blank was in history class, learning about the Holocaust. Across campus, five of his friends, pals since grade school, sat in different classrooms watching the clock. In 19 minutes, school would be out and the buddies had plans this Valentine's Day: a little basketball and boys' time.

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  • Written by By JASON DEAREN , Associated Press