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Florida lawmakers postpone consideration of bill to make it even easier to buy firearms

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Less than 24 hours after 17 people were shot and killed at a high school in Florida, lawmakers in the state were scheduled to consider a bill that would allow people to obtain gun licenses without passing a background check.
But given the national attention on the mass shooting, a representative for the Senate president told ThinkProgress Thursday morning that the committee would be postponing consideration of the legislation.
Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam , who is running for governor of Florida, authored the provision and asked state Sen. Kelli Stargel to tuck it into the end...
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What we know about the south Florida school shooting

What we know about the south Florida school shooting

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On Wednesday, 17 people were killed and at least 15 injured after a deadly shooting at a south Florida high school.
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House Speaker Ryan: Florida shooting shouldn't threaten right to own guns

House Speaker Ryan: Florida shooting shouldn't threaten right to own guns

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Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan, in a round of interviews with conservative radio shows on Thursday, said the Florida school shooting that killed at least 17 people on Wednesday should not threaten citizens' rights to own guns.
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Athletic director shot in Florida high school is Monroe County native

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas athletic director Chris Hixon, who attended Pleasant Valley High School, was among those shot on Wednesday at the Parkland high school , athletic department staff and athletic department personnel at other schools confirmed to the Sun Sentinel. Hixon, 49, grew up in Effort,...
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Florida Shooting: Everything We Know so Far About Parkland High School Massacre

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At least 17 people were killed in Wednesday's school shooting at a Florida high school, making it one of the deadliest in modern history.
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Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats

Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats

A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York says that “many” people who commit mass murder turn out to be Democrats. Read more ...

Police: 19-year-old man shot multiple times in Roxboro drive-by

Police: 19-year-old man shot multiple times in Roxboro drive-by

A 19-year-old man was shot multiple times Wednesday night during a drive-by shooting in Roxboro, police said. Read more ...

Report: Toys 'R' Us to close another 200 stores

Report: Toys 'R' Us to close another 200 stores

The company that once dominated toy sales in the U.S. has been operating under bankruptcy protection since last fall. Read more ...

Ivanka Trump To Lead U.S. Delegation At Olympic Closing Ceremony

Ivanka Trump To Lead U.S. Delegation At Olympic Closing Ceremony

President Donald Trump's daughter has no plans to meet with North Korean officials during her visit to Pyeongchang. Read more ...

Warriors decide on how to spend time in D.C. in lieu of White House visit

Warriors decide on how to spend time in D.C. in lieu of White House visit

“It's their championship. They got disinvited to the White House, so it's up to them what they wanted to do. So, they made their plans,” head coach Steve Kerr told ESPN. Read more ...

Your daily 6: U.S. women win hockey gold, Rubio faces heat at town hall and...

Your daily 6: U.S. women win hockey gold, Rubio faces heat at town hall and Chris Cornell's widow speaks

People also are talking about the congresswoman who says most mass shooters are Dems, how most Americans now have more savings than debt and video of a father's heartbreaking... Read more ...

GOLD! BC, Boston celebrate US Women's Hockey win

GOLD! BC, Boston celebrate US Women's Hockey win

The U.S. women's hockey team has ended Canada's run of Olympic gold medals Read more ...

Heartbroken Dirk Nowitzki ‘disgusted' by Mavs workplace allegations

Heartbroken Dirk Nowitzki ‘disgusted' by Mavs workplace allegations

The 20-year NBA veteran, all with a Mavs organization he considers a second family, is glad a story alleging office misbehavior is out now. Read more ...

Trump tweets support for background checks, ending bump stock sales

Trump tweets support for background checks, ending bump stock sales

On Twitter Thursday, Trump also discussed his comments about arming teachers and others at schools. Read more ...

In the same tweet, Trump says he does and doesn't want to arm teachers with guns

In the same tweet, Trump says he does and doesn't want to arm teachers with guns

On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump sent out a series of tweets attempting to defend a point raised in another tweet from 2016 that suggested he was not in favor of... Read more ...