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Parents and Students Plead With Trump: ‘How Many Children Have to Get Shot?’

Mr. Trump used the event to pitch his own ideas about how to prevent such debacles in the future, polling the group about whether they supported allowing teachers and other school employees to carry concealed weapons, an idea he said could have halted the carnage in Parkland.“That coach was very brave, saved a lot of lives, I suspect,” Mr. Trump said, apparently referring to Aaron Feis, a coach at Stoneman Douglas who reportedly died using his body as a shield to protect students. “But if he had a firearm, he wouldn’t have had to run, he would have shot and that would have been the end of it.”VideoTrump Suggests Giving Teachers GunsAt a listening session with grieving parents and school-shooting victims, including students from Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, President Trump suggested teachers should be allowed to carry firearms.By WHITEHOUSE.GOV on Publish Date February 21, 2018.Photo by Tom Brenner/The New York Times.Watch in Times Video »embed Mr. Trump said he would press to strengthen background checks for people buying guns and press for enhanced mental health measures. “We’re going to go very strongly into age — age of purchase,” he added, appearing to refer to a proposal to set an age threshold for buying certain weapons, including the AR-15.But in a session that began as a subdued conversation and sometimes descended into tears and shouting, policy proposals were overshadowed by raw expressions of fear, anger and sorrow.“We’re here because my daughter has no voice — she was murdered last week, and she was taken from us, shot nine times,” said Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was one of the 17 killed in Parkland. “How many schools, how many children have to get shot? It stops here, with this administration and me, because I’m not going to sleep until it’s fixed.”Most of the students and parents invited from the Florida school appeared to support Mr […]

Gun Control, Billy Graham, Netanyahu: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview ____ Photo Credit CBS 10. Finally, Stephen Colbert cheered on the students protesting for gun control in Florida on “The Late Show.” “The adults aren’t cutting it anymore,” he declared. “I think we need to change the voting age […]

Parkland, Billy Graham, Lindsey Vonn: Your Wednesday Briefing

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Europe Edition: Syria, Poland, Winter Olympics: Your Wednesday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News Photo Credit Jason Szenes/European Pressphoto Agency • The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, addressed the U.N. […]

Florida, Special Counsel, Syria: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview ____ Photo Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York Times 10. Finally, a vast swath of Patagonia — home to pumas, condors, flamingos and endangered deer species — is getting new protections. Continue reading the main story President Michelle Bachelet of Chile recently announced the creation of a 10-million-acre national park system stretching all the way south to Cape Horn, where the tip of South America splinters into fjords and canals. It’s the brainchild of Kristine McDivitt Tompkins and her husband, Douglas Tompkins, who founded The North Face and Esprit clothing companies. They had paid $345 million — much of their fortune — to buy so much land that some Chileans became worried about national security. Please enjoy the view. ____ Newsletter Sign UpContinue reading the main storyThe Evening Briefing by EmailGet a nightly rundown of the day’s top stories, delivered to your inbox every Monday through Friday.Thank you for subscribing.An error has occurred. Please try again later.You are already subscribed to this email.View all New York Times newsletters […]

Florida, Syria, Fox News: Your Tuesday 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. • What to do with a day off? Nothing is one of our best suggestions. […]

Asia and Australia Edition: Russia, Iran, Winter Olympics: Your Tuesday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News Photo Credit Sarianto/Associated Press • Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra erupted, shooting columns of ash more than three miles high. The volcanic advisory center in Darwin, Australia, issued a “red notice” to airlines. […]