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Nikolas Cruz, facing 17 charges of premeditated murder in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. February 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Stocker/Pool

U.S. top court rejects challenge to California gun waiting period

By Andrew Chung

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned (More…)

Florida teens travel to state capital demanding action on guns

By Katanga Johnson

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) – Busloads of Florida students headed on Tuesday to the state capital Tallahassee to (More…)

Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks: White House

By Jeff Mason

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts (More…)

Public reports ‘clearly show’ Assad’s use of chemical weapons: McMaster

By Idrees Ali and Thomas Escritt

MUNICH (Reuters) – U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that, despite (More…)

Father who forgave son for family’s murder asks Texas to spare his life

By Jon Herskovitz

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A Texas man who survived a deadly domestic attack hatched by his son (More…)

Russia looms large as U.S. election officials prep for 2018

By Dustin Volz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ten months before the United States votes in its first major election since the (More…)

U.N. chief warns of nightmare scenario if Israel, Hezbollah clash

LISBON (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday he was worried about the possibility of a direct (More…)

Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert

RAMON CRATER, Israel (Reuters) – A team of six Israeli researchers on Sunday ended a four-day Mars habitat experiment in (More…)

‘Bad guy’ Russia emerges as central player in Western diplomacy

By Robin Emmott and Andrea Shalal

MUNICH (Reuters) – European and U.S. officials divided over U.S. President Donald Trump’s foreign (More…)

Turkey denies allegation of chemical attack in Syria

MUNICH (Reuters) – Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, (More…)