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Republicans eye compromise on guns – but most resist assault weapons ban

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Students and residents sign a memorial in honor of the Stoneman Douglas high school shooting victims. In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, as American high school students stage walkouts to protest lawmakers’ lack of action on gun control, some Republicans are beginning to offer concessions. On Friday, Donald Trump repeated his preferred responses to Parkland: new emphasis on background checks and arming teachers to create “offensive capability” in schools.


Cambodian ruling party wins all seats in polls

Added: 25.02.2018 16:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

February 26, 2018 5:00 AM
PHNOM PENH • Cambodia's ruling party said yesterday it had won every Senate seat up for election in a ballot held after thousands of opposition lawmakers and local council leaders were stripped of their right to vote.


Florida sheriff faces growing pressure over response to shooting

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Florida governor calls for state investigation of the sheriff's office as lawmakers call for his resignation


Iceland considers banning most circumcisions upsetting religious leaders

Added: 25.02.2018 13:12 | 0 views | 0 comments

Icelandic lawmakers are considering a law that would ban the circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons, making it the first European country to do so.

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Florida lawmakers call for a conversation on gun regulations

Added: 25.02.2018 12:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Florida, and Rep. Brian Mast, R-Florida, discuss law enforcement’s handling of the Nikolas Cruz case and the need to take action on guns.


Arkansas lawmakers’ expenses down, salaries up in 2017

Added: 25.02.2018 12:18 | 0 views | 0 comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Reimbursements to Arkansas lawmakers for their mileage and other expenses declined last year, while their salaries rose above those they received two years ago. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that combined salary and expense payments to lawmakers increased from $7.82 million in 2015 to $8.18 million in 2017. State Auditor Andrea [...]


More governors willing to consider gun law changes after Florida shooting

Added: 25.02.2018 11:33 | 0 views | 0 comments

Discussions came as students and grieving families continued to push lawmakers to pass new measures to address the murders of 17 students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.


Nebraska human trafficking bill seeks to help survivors

Added: 25.02.2018 9:57 | 0 views | 0 comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sex trafficking victims with a prostitution conviction could clear their criminal record under a bill Nebraska lawmakers will consider this year, the latest step in a larger effort to protect people who were coerced into prostitution. The bill would allow human trafficking survivors to ask a judge to set aside their [...]


Sen. Corker on scrapping retirement plans: 'At this point, nothing has changed'

Added: 25.02.2018 8:50 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Tennessee lawmaker also refrained from supporting behind Marsha Blackburn.


Why companies are abandoning the NRA

Added: 25.02.2018 8:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

The aftermath of a mass shooting in America is tragically familiar. After the shock and grief, advocates push lawmakers to pass stricter gun laws. The NRA stands its ground. Nothing really changes.

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