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Florida school shooting suspect was a white nationalist, leader of group confirms

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Officials have identified the Florida school shooting suspect as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who had been expelled for disciplinary reasons.
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Florida School Shooting Suspect Charged With 17 Counts of Murder

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In the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday, details continue to emerge about the tragedy. Here's what we know so far:
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Florida school shooting blamed on mental illness, not guns

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PARKLAND, Fla. - An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and his own AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years. Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that Nikolas Cruz legally purchased the assault weapon used in the attack.
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FBI was alerted about school shooting threat on YouTube

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The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, officials said Thursday.
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Americans in most states can buy an AR-15 before they can drink

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Nikolas Cruz, 19, legally bought the AR-15 he used to massacre high school students, according to a lawyer.
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Americans are more likely to die from gun violence than many leading causes of death combined

Americans are more likely to die from gun violence than many leading causes of death combined

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A 19-year-old gunman allegedly killed 17 of his former classmates at a Florida high school on Wednesday.
Some 11,000 people in the US are killed in firearm assaults each year.
Gun violence is a leading cause of death in America, but research on the problem is bootstrapped due to federal funding restrictions passed by Congress.
A 19-year-old allegedly killed 17 of his former classmates at a Florida high school on Wednesday with an AR-15 rifle he purchased legally .
It was the deadliest school shooting in Florida history. The suspected gunman, Nikolas Cruz, had been known as a potential...
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Florida school shooting suspect legally bought rifle, was reported to the FBI for online threat

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PARKLAND, Fla. - Nikolas Cruz, the expelled student charged with 17 killings at his former school in Parkland, had undergone mental-health treatment and may have been reported to the FBI for allegedly posting an online comment saying he wanted “to be a professional school shooter.” Still, despite his alarming behavior over the years, Cruz was able to purchase a .223-caliber rifle from a Broward gun shop in February 2017 after instantly clearing an FBI background check, a law-enforcement source told the Miami Herald. He had no criminal history.
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RaceAhead: Another Day, Another School Shooting

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In 1955, Mamie Till Mobley, the grieving mother of 14-year old Emmett, made a controversial and fateful decision. Her son had been abducted, tortured, and brutally murdered visiting relatives in Mississippi, and she wanted the world to see what they'd done to her boy.
Jet magazine, one of the most prominent black-owned publications of the day, published the photos of Till's badly disfigured remains. Then Mobley held an open casket funeral in her home city of Chicago; her son's beaten and bloated body, completely unrecognizable, was seen by thousands of mourners. Photos of Emmett Till and...
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Florida school gunman joked about guns and worried classmates

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Nikolas Cruz, charged in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, talked a lot about guns and his troubled past, students say.
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Florida Shooting Suspect Set To Appear In Court On 17 Murder Charges

Florida Shooting Suspect Set To Appear In Court On 17 Murder Charges

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Authorities say expelled student Nikolas Cruz, 19, opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing at least 17 people. Now, Cruz will be facing those charges for the first time in court.
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LIVE VIDEO: Florida officials provide update on school shooting

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A 19-year-old with a troubled past and an AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder after being questioned for hours by state and federal authorities following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years.
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The Latest: Lawyer: Family suspect lived with is in shock

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PARKLAND, Fla. - The Latest on a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school : 8:40 a.m. An attorney representing the family who had taken in Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz says they're shocked by what happened and had no idea he was planning anything. Jim Lewis told The Associated Press on Thursday that Cruz began living with the family after his mother died in November. He said Cruz was quiet and very respectful but also sad. Lewis says Cruz had an AR-15 rifle in the home with them but it was kept in a locked cabinet.
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After Parkland shooting, far-right media immediately starts pushing fake news

After Parkland shooting, far-right media immediately starts pushing fake news

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Immediately after the mass shooting that left 17 people dead in Broward County, Florida, the Gateway Pundit's White House correspondent tweeted a fake BuzzFeed story that claimed white people needed to have their guns taken away.
The fake post, titled “Why We Need To Take Away White People's Guns Now More Than Ever”, first appeared on the far-right Twitter account MagaPill. The account, which has been previously retweeted by President Donald Trump, shares unhinged conspiracy theories on everything from Pizzagate to “earthquake machines” and “false flag terrorism”.
The tweet was then picked...
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Florida Shooting: Nikolas Cruz, 19, charged with 17 murder counts in Parkland school shooting

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A twice-orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and an AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning.
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Two killed in plane crash in Massachusetts, police say

Two killed in plane crash in Massachusetts, police say

The FAA says the Cessna 172 aircraft had two people on board. Read more ...

Prosecutors say Manafort's 'criminal actions were bold' in redacted...

Prosecutors say Manafort's 'criminal actions were bold' in redacted sentencing memo

The sentencing memorandum filed Friday night is the last major requisite court filing in Robert Mueller's longest running case. Read more ...

Top Catholic cardinal admits church destroyed documents on clergy sexual abuse

Top Catholic cardinal admits church destroyed documents on clergy sexual abuse

The stunning admission came on the third day of a historic Vatican summit focused on combating clergy sexual abuse. Read more ...

R. Kelly Due In Court After Turning Himself In To Police

R. Kelly Due In Court After Turning Himself In To Police

R. Kelly turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday, hours after Illinois prosecutors announced he had been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Read more ...

Cowan scores 19, No. 24 Maryland beats Ohio State 72-62

Cowan scores 19, No. 24 Maryland beats Ohio State 72-62

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 19 points, Bruno Fernando had 14 points and 10 rebounds and No. 24 Maryland defeated Ohio State 72-62 Saturday to remain unbeaten... Read more ...

Stevens scores 25 to lead Penn State past Illinois 83-76

Stevens scores 25 to lead Penn State past Illinois 83-76

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Lamar Stevens scored 25 points and Mike Watkins got his 26th career double-double as Penn State beat Illinois 83-76 on Saturday. Read more ...

Confederate rally at ‘Ole Miss' begins with prayer of thanks to plantation...

Confederate rally at ‘Ole Miss' begins with prayer of thanks to plantation owners

A pro-Confederate rally Saturday at the University of Mississippi, or “Ole Miss,” in the town of Oxford, claimed to be a defense of Southern heritage instead of racism. It also... Read more ...

The biggest underdog at UFC on ESPN+ 3 just pulled off an upset - and yeah...

The biggest underdog at UFC on ESPN+ 3 just pulled off an upset - and yeah, his nickname works too

Gallery Ismail Naurdiev def. Michel Prazeres at UFC on ESPN+ 3: Best photos The biggest betting favorite on the UFC on ESPN+ 3 fight card has been defeated - and it was “The... Read more ...

Twitter reacts to Stefan Struve's submission win, semi-retirement at UFC Prague

Twitter reacts to Stefan Struve's submission win, semi-retirement at UFC Prague

Stefan Struve got back in the win column Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 3, then seemingly hung up his gloves. Struve snapped a three-fight losing skid when he locked up a... Read more ...

Trump picks ambassador to Canada as next UN ambassador

Trump picks ambassador to Canada as next UN ambassador

President Donald Trump has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Read more ...