After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The progression has become numbingly repetitive — mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals, the mourning, the talking heads and the calls for change that dwindle into nothingness.

  • Written by By MATT SEDENSKY and TERRY SPENCER , Associated Press

NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association is facing a corporate backlash as companies take a closer look at their investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre.

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  • Written by By DAMIAN TROISE and ALEXANDRA OLSON , Associated Press

Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI in chilling detail that he had a growing collection of guns and a temper so uncontrollable she worried about him "getting into a school and just shooting the place up."

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  • Written by By SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press

Myanmar bulldozes what was left of Rohingya Muslim villages

BANGKOK (AP) — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority.

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  • Written by By TODD PITMAN and ESTHER HTUSAN , Associated Press

Charged 'Putin's chef' runs news sites along with troll army


MOSCOW (AP) — He's been indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls and his private military company has trodden battlefields in Ukraine and Syria. Still, the Russian multimillionaire dubbed "Putin's chef" runs yet another asset that is valuable to the Kremlin: a sprawling Russian media empire.

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  • Written by By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV , Associated Press