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Fact Check: Major Shootings Led to Tougher Gun Laws, but to What End?

? The Gun Control Act of 1968 was passed after the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. […]

Trump Condemns Florida Officer Who Didn’t Act; Sticks by Plan to Arm Teachers

“I’d rather have somebody that loves their students and wants to protect their students than somebody standing outside that doesn’t know anybody, and doesn’t know the students, and frankly, for whatever reason, decided not to go in even though he heard lots of shots being fired inside,” Mr. Trump said, referring to Mr. Peterson. He said the officer “was not a credit to law enforcement.”Speaking of the gunman in Parkland, Mr. Trump added that if his idea had been in place, “a teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened.”It was the third time in three days that Mr. Trump, who has vowed to take swift action after the latest school shooting, has championed the idea of transforming schools into fortified zones where educators would secretly be carrying weapons to guard against attacks.Mr. Trump is under pressure to embrace stiffer gun restrictions, including a ban on assault weapons and limits on high-capacity ammunition, despite vehement N.R.A. opposition. The president has instead seized on the idea of loosening gun laws to protect schools.“Why do we protect our airports and our banks, our government buildings, but not our schools?” Mr. […]

Rick Gates, Florida, Justin Trudeau: Your Friday Evening Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview ____ Photo Credit Comedy Central 10. Finally, Trevor Noah riffed on the CNN town hall event with survivors of the Florida school shooting. He was impressed that Senator Marco Rubio said he would reconsider his position on high-capacity magazines, which allow weapons to fire many bullets quickly. “I’m not going to lie, I’m surprised that these heckling teenagers got Rubio to change his mind,” Mr […]

Europe Edition: Syria, Winter Olympics, Neanderthals: Your Friday Briefing

SubscribeLog In SubscribeLog InAdvertisementBriefingEurope EditionSyria, Winter Olympics, Neanderthals: Your Friday BriefingBy Patrick Boehler Feb. 23, 2018(Want to get this briefing by email […]

N.R.A., Manafort, Syria: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview ____ Photo Credit Andrew Keh/The New York Times 10. Finally, when David Chang tells you to go eat something, you listen. Our reporter at the Olympics got tips on the local cuisine from Mr. Chang, the famed Korean-American chef. (“Go eat the snow crab!” he said.) Above, freshly killed raw octopus. It was easy to get a table — most visitors are staying inside the Olympic bubble, and queuing up outside McDonald’s […]

Marco Rubio, Ivanka Trump, Ice Hockey: Your Thursday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview Smarter Living Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life. Continue reading the main story • “Natural” sounds great on a food label, but it doesn’t always mean what you think. • Want to get away? Here are 10 affordable European trips. • Recipe of the day: Pasta with bacon, cheese, lemon and pine nuts satisfies many tastes. Noteworthy • Americans win hockey gold The U.S. women beat Canada today in a shootout, 3-2, to capture their first Olympic gold in ice hockey in 20 years. The two countries have dominated the event since women’s hockey was introduced at the Games in 1998. On the slopes, Mikaela Shiffrin won silver in the Alpine combined event; Lindsey Vonn finished without a medal. […]

Asia and Australia Edition: Billy Graham, Gun Control, North Korea: Your Thursday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News Photo Credit David Moir/European Pressphoto Agency • Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia meets President Trump in Washington tomorrow. The two leaders are said to have become closer after an infamous first phone call. Issues to discuss include trade, immigration and China. [The New York Times] Continue reading the main story • In Myanmar, a bomb exploded at a bank in the often lawless city of Lashio, in northern Shan State, killing at least two people and wounding 22 others. The area is rife with ethnic tensions and drug smuggling. [The New York Times] • A journalist has been jailed for months in Indian-controlled Kashmir as a terrorist. The authorities’ evidence: His work has focused on explosive antigovernment protests and militant activity, rather than government developmental projects or the inaugurations of hospitals, schools or bridges. [The New York Times] • A top adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel was accused of seeking to bribe a judge into dropping an investigation of Mr. Netanyahu’s wife. […]