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Read: Emma Gonzalez's full speech

Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, addressed a gun control rally on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, days after a gunman entered her school in nearby Parkland and killed 17 people.


Florida school massacre suspect on authorities' radar in 2016: report

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A teenager accused of shooting to death 17 people at a Florida high school was investigated by police and state officials as far back as 2016 after slashing his arm in a social media video, and saying he wanted to buy a gun, but authorities determined he was receiving sufficient support, a newspaper said on Saturday.


Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday.


Maldives police arrest 25 after protest demanding leader's arrest

MALE (Reuters) - Maldives police arrested 25 people under a state of emergency, opposition legislators said on Saturday, after thousands of protesters gathered a day earlier to call for the detention of the president and release of opposition leaders.

Student to politicians: We call 'BS'

Emma Gonzalez, a student at the Parkland, Florida, high school where 17 people were left dead after a mass shooting, speaks to hundreds of people who gathered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to support gun control.


Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 on ground in wake of earthquake

SANTIAGO JAMILTEPEC, Mexico (Reuters) - At least 13 people on the ground, including three children, were killed when a Mexican military helicopter carrying top officials surveying damages from an earthquake crashed in a small town in the southern state of Oaxaca, authorities said on Saturday.

Transgender and Transsexuals

The Look: The Peculiar Position of India’s Third Gender

Hijras occupy a special place in Hinduism. But their relationship to modern Mumbai, where transgender people are legally recognized, remains fraught.

Helicopter carrying officials crashes while touring quake area

A military helicopter carrying officials surveying earthquake damage crashed Friday night in the southeastern Mexican state of Oaxaca, killing at least 13 people, Mexican officials said.


Russian film set in Soviet era highlights continuing tensions: director

BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia always seems to be on the brink of war and conditions there now are much like they were in the 1970s, when people worried that an international conflict would break out and largely sided with the government, the director of a new movie set in that era has said.


Pressure mounts on FBI director to resign as Florida community reels

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Pressure is mounting on the FBI director to resign after his agency admitted it failed to investigate a warning that the man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun and the desire to kill.

Gunman willing to plead guilty, attorney says

Florida gunman Nikolas Cruz is willing to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty and spare the community from reliving a massacre that left 17 people dead, his public defender said.


China’s Hui Muslims fearful Chinese New Year education ban a sign of curbs to come

GUANGHE, China (Reuters) - For some in China's ethnic Hui Muslim minority here, a recent ban on young people engaging in religious education in mosques is an unwelcome interference in how they lead their lives.


FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman, drawing anger

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Friday it had failed to act on a tip warning that the man now accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun, the desire to kill and the potential to commit a school shooting.


Exclusive: GE exploring industrial gas engine business sale - sources

(Reuters) - General Electric Co is exploring a sale of its industrial gas engine business that could be worth as much as $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.


Winn-Dixie owner Bi-Lo preparing for bankruptcy filing - sources

Feb 16 (Reuters) - Supermarket company Bi-Lo LLC, which owns the Winn-Dixie chain, is planning to close at least 100 stores in a potential bankruptcy, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.


Turkish army hit village in Syria's Afrin with suspected gas: Kurdish YPG, Observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group said the Turkish military carried out a suspected gas attack that wounded six people in Syria's Afrin region on Friday.


FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman, draws anger

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday said it failed to act on a tip that the teenager accused of killing 17 people in Florida had guns and the desire to kill, drawing calls from Florida's Republican governor for the FBI director to resign.

Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018)

Florida Shooting Live: Parkland Mourns as F.B.I. Admits Fumbling Tip

The F.B.I. acknowledged on Friday that it had failed to act on a warning last month that Nikolas Cruz might kill people at a school.


Hospitalized older adults less often tested for flu

(Reuters Health) - Even though elderly people have the highest rates of hospitalization and death from influenza, a U.S. study suggests that older patients may be less likely to get tested for flu in the hospital.


Al Qaeda operative gets life sentence for killing soldiers, bomb plot

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man convicted of participating in a 2003 attack on American soldiers in Afghanistan that killed two people and plotting to bomb a U.S. embassy in West Africa was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.


Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine of up to $125 million

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian court threatened Facebook on Friday with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third-party websites.


UPDATE 1-Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine of up to $125 mln

BRUSSELS, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A Belgian court threatened Facebook on Friday with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third-party websites.

Trump cabinet travels in style on the taxpayers' dime

On the campaign trail in 2016, Donald Trump promised to fill his Cabinet with the "best people in the world." As President, Trump has indeed hired a fleet of high-flyers -- though not in the way most voters might have hoped.


Novartis readies to auction U.S. generic pills business: sources

(Reuters) - Switzerland's Novartis AG is preparing to auction its U.S. generic pill business, looking to shed a unit that has struggled amid fierce price competition, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.


'Easy on the fries!', Japan scientists tell hopeful bald people

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese scientists have warned that eating french fries will not cure baldness, after research was published suggesting that chemicals used in cooking fried potatoes could help fight hair loss.


In-person license renewal may reduce crashes involving people with dementia

Reuters Health - Older adults with dementia may be less likely to get in car crashes when they’re required to renew their driver’s licenses in person, a U.S. study suggests.

Parents struggle with the unfathomable as they prepare to bury loved ones

Holding candles and each other, community members in Parkland, Florida, gathered Thursday night to honor the 17 people who were gunned down at the local high school.

Olympic Games (2018)

People Call Lindsey Vonn the World’s Greatest Skier. Does She Need the Olympics?

A history of victory and injuries has given Vonn the happiest and saddest moments in her career. She is favored to win medals in South Korea, if she stays healthy.


Motor racing: Russian rookie Sirotkin will surprise, says Williams

LONDON (Reuters) - Williams say Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin has earned his place at the Formula One team on merit and is likely to surprise people this season.

Some thought he was off, or evil. His Instagram posts showed guns. Upon meeting people, the Florida gunman introduced himself as a 'school shooter.'


U.N. urges Iran to stop executions of juveniles on death row

GENEVA (Reuters) - The top United Nations human rights official called on Iran on Friday to halt executions of young people convicted of carrying out crimes when they were under the age of 18.

How 3-year-olds are helping people live longer

On the surface, Nightingale House in London looks like any other residential home for the elderly. With almost 200 residents, it's one of the the largest care homes in the country.


Telltale internet message may have foreshadowed Florida school massacre

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The 19-year-old man accused of shooting 17 people to death at a Florida high school legally purchased the assault rifle used in the killings and may have foreshadowed the attack in a social media comment investigated by the FBI last year, authorities said on Thursday.

She saw horror unfold on school computer

Sisters Emily and Alicia Sucher tell CNN's Anderson Cooper about their experience inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the shooting that killed 17 people.

Help us: Don Lemon demands Trump stand up to gun lobby

CNN's Don Lemon sends a message to President Trump to stand up to gun lobbyists after a 19-year-old man gunned down 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Florida governor on gun laws: 'Everything's on the table'

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says "everything's on the table" when considering tightening gun control laws in the state following the school shooting that took the lives of 17 people on Wednesday.

How do laws prevent mentally ill people from buying guns?

How could a young man whose lawyers say he has been "experiencing and enduring mental illness his entire life" purchase an automatic rifle?

Gun Control

Officials Renew Call to Limit Gun Access by the Mentally Ill

Laws in several states allow law enforcement officers or family members to petition a court to temporarily take people’s guns.


Accused Florida gunman visited restaurants, store after killing: police

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school fled hidden in a crowd of frightened students and visited two fast food restaurants before he was arrested less than two hours after the massacre, officials said on Thursday.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Op-Ed Contributor: A Killing in Saskatchewan

For Canada to mend its systemic inequalities, the country needs to first address its problem with racism against indigenous people.


Two men arrested in New York City with bomb-making material: NY Times

(Reuters) - Authorities arrested two people in New York City on Thursday and planned to charge to them with building an explosive device after what they described a federal terrorism investigation, the New York Times reported, citing an unnamed law enforcement official.


U.S. FDA looks to pave way for earlier-stage Alzheimer's drugs

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have proposed lowering the bar for clinical trial success for experimental Alzheimer's drugs to better align with the current emphasis on the need to treat people when they are in the earliest stages of the brain-wasting disease.

Opinion: Guns are a religion now

Guns are a religion now. And too many of our fellow citizens -- including evangelical Christians, of all people -- will continue to heedlessly worship at this altar, despite the dead children, the dead teachers, the dead concertgoers and the innocent bystanders who must sacrifice their lives for others' overriding faith in their weapons.


Gun restraining order might have thwarted Florida shooting: experts

(Reuters) - A few U.S. states have laws allowing police and family members to obtain orders barring people suspected of being a threat from possessing guns, but Florida does not. Some gun control proponents and legal experts said Wednesday's school shooting might have been thwarted if it had.

Josh Gad mourns friend's son killed in FL shooting

Actor Josh Gad is vowing to take action after one of his friend's children was killed in the Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead on Wednesday.


FBI was warned about Florida man accused of killing 17 at school

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned in September about an ominous online comment by the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at his former high school but was unable to locate him, an agent said on Thursday.

Colleges and Universities

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A University of, by and for the People

Land-grant colleges give all Americans access to an education no matter how much money their parents have.


Startling orangutan population decline recorded in Borneo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hunting by people and habitation destruction by oil palm, paper, logging and mining industries helped drive a startling drop of about 50 percent in the orangutan population on the island of Borneo from 1999 to 2015, scientists said on Thursday.

Van Jones: 'Black Panther' is a revelation

Hollywood is offering a vision of a technological future that is in many ways already an empowering reality for a rising cohort of African and African-American technologists. President Trump, who insults people of color, should take notice, writes Van Jones.


Trump says will make schools safer after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called for healing and peace one day after a gunman killed at least 17 people at a Florida high school, saying his administration would work to improve school safety and address mental illness.


U.S. court says Trump travel ban unlawfully discriminates against Muslims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries violates the U.S. Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday in another legal setback for the policy.


Eye and balance exercises may ease multiple sclerosis symptoms

Reuters Health - People with multiple sclerosis who do balance and eye movement exercises may feel steadier on their feet and experience less fatigue and dizziness, a small trial suggests.

Monkeys and Apes

Trilobites: Borneo Lost More Than 100,000 Orangutans From 1999 to 2015

Deforestation on the island has harmed the primates, but a study found they also disappeared from more intact forests, suggesting people may be killing them.


Thomson Reuters chair sought better terms for financial unit: WSJ

TORONTO (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp Chairman David Thomson urged the company's board of directors to seek better terms for its $17 billion sale of a large chunk of its business to Blackstone Group LP , the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people close to the deal.

From fear to relief: 4 video moments from a terrifying afternoon

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida is still reeling from a shooting Wednesday that left 17 people dead. These video moments, some captured on cellphones, show what that terrifying afternoon was like.

Analysis: 10 things this school shooting won't change

On Wednesday afternoon, a 19-year-old brought an AR-15 weapon to a high school in Parkland, Florida. He allegedly shot more than two dozen people, killing 17. It was not the first mass shooting of 2018, and it was one of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in American history.

More than a movie, 'Black Panther' is a movement

Black people have been striving to remind the world for years that Africa is a continent, not a country.

You don't need a permit or license to buy a gun in Florida

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people, has put the focus on Florida's gun laws. For instance, the state doesn't require a permit or a license for someone to own a gun.


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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

Trump reacts: Many signs shooter was mentally disturbed

President Donald Trump on Thursday highlighted the apparent mental instability of the gunman who allegedly killed 17 people at a Florida high school.

Officials: Ex-student stalked halls of a Florida school, shooting students in a massacre that left 17 dead

A former student armed with a rifle stalked the halls of a Florida school, breaking windows and shooting terrified students and teachers, killing 17 people, authorities said.


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Olympic Games (2018)

Olympic Organizers Say Tickets Are Sold, but Where Are the People?

Organizers with Pyeongchang 2018 say tickets sales are brisk and close to being sold out. Swaths of empty seats at some venues tell a different story.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Scandal-Ridden Scoundrel

This is the politics of the petty, where people dance and shout as the republic burns.

Surfacing 2018

SURFACING: EXPLORING COMMUNITIES : The ‘Black Panther’ Enthusiasts Who Are Changing Cosplay: ‘We’re Helping People See Us as Heroes’

Meet the people whose goal is to disrupt the stereotypes of cosplay.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

As Shots Ring Out, a Student Texts: ‘If I Don’t Make It, I Love You’

Scenes from a dread-filled day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a former student fatally shot 17 people.


Ex-student arrested after 17 shot dead at Florida high school

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old gunman returning to a Florida high school where he had once been expelled opened fire with an assault rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people and wounding more than a dozen others before he was arrested, authorities said.


Afghan Taliban say they want to end war through dialogue

KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban said on Wednesday, in a rare statement to the American people, they wanted to end Afghanistan's 17-year war through talks, while warning the message should not be seen as a sign of weakness and the fight against U.S. forces would go on.


Ex-student kills 17 in shooting spree at Florida high school

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old gunman returned to a Florida high school where he had once been expelled for disciplinary reasons and opened fire with an assault-style rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people and injuring more than a dozen others before he was arrested, authorities said.

19-year-old suspected of gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school was armed with an AR-15 style rifle and multiple magazines, sheriff says

Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old man suspected of gunning down at least 17 people Wednesday at a Parkland, Florida, high school, had once been expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.

Photos: Deadly Florida school shooting

At least 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday, February 14.

Ex-FBI agent breaks down on air over latest school shooting

CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd on Wednesday choked back tears as he confronted the grim details of the nation's latest school shooting, a massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that authorities say took the life of more than 17 people.


Op-Ed Contributor: Poor People Deserve Better Than Food in a Box

I know all about how people who use SNAP benefits are humiliated. A Trump proposal will make it worse.


First Blood Test to Detect Concussions Is Approved

The device may be able to quickly identify people with suspected brain injuries that could be widely used by the Pentagon and in sports.

Richard Branson 'a little jealous' of Musk

Richard Branson sits down with CNN's Christine Romans after Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy SpaceX launch last week. Branson expects Virgin Galactic to be in space with people on board within the next few months.


'Numerous' fatalities after shooting at Florida high school

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A shooter opened fire in a Florida high school on Wednesday morning, killing multiple people and sending hundreds of panicked students fleeing into the streets while others huddled in classrooms as police hunted for the gunman.


Marriott quarterly revenue rises 7.7 percent

(Reuters) - Marriott International Inc reported a 7.7 percent rise in fourth-quarter revenue as more people booked its rooms at higher prices, helping the company reaffirm its 2018 forecast for a key performance metric.

New York Times

That Time the C.I.A. Tried to Recruit Me: Our Reporter on Covering Spies

Why do people love spy stories? Scott Shane, our national security reporter, talks tomorrow night with Jennifer Lawrence, star of the new spy thriller “Red Sparrow.”


Doctors Without Borders fired 19 people for sexual abuse last year

PARIS (Reuters) - International aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said on Wednesday it had dealt with 24 cases of sexual harassment or abuse among its 40,000 staff last year, and dismissed 19 people as a result.


Digital divide persists with online portals for cancer patients

(Reuters Health) - Even as a growing number of cancer patients are setting up accounts for online access to medical charts, fewer people are actually logging on to look at their test results, a U.S. study suggests.

People are defecting from the GOP, but not to the Democrats

Fewer people say they consider themselves Republicans, according to recent polling. But they're not becoming Democrats instead.


Several hurt when motorist tries to enter U.S. spy agency

FORT MEADE, Md (Reuters) - Several people were injured on Wednesday when an unauthorized motorist tried to drive onto the campus of the U.S. National Security Agency near Washington, prompting guards to open fire on the vehicle, officials said.

People can't stop watching Hallmark's cheesy TV movies


Small aid convoy reaches besieged Syrian zone: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - An aid convoy of nine trucks carrying food, health and nutrition supplies for 7,200 people reached the besieged rebel-held Damascus enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday, the United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent said on Twitter.


Three shot near U.S. National Security Agency, one in custody: media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three people were shot and wounded near the U.S. National Security Agency's headquarters in Maryland, and one person was in custody, local media reported on Wednesday.


Pakistan bans charities linked to U.N.-designated 'terrorist': official

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has officially banned two charities linked to Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed, an official said on Wednesday, in a move against the U.N.-designated "terrorist" that the United States says was behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people.


Portugal tourist arrivals spike 12 percent to new record in 2017

LISBON (Reuters) - The number of foreign tourists visiting Portugal rose nearly 12 percent last year to a record 12.7 million people, contributing to the once-bailed out country's strongest economic...


Skeleton: We're innovators, not cheaters, says British racer

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - British skeleton racer Jerry Rice has dismissed speculation that the team's high-tech skin suits could be illegal and said people were welcome to point the finger all they liked.

Books and Literature

The Shortlist: 3 Books to Help You Understand Millennials and Beyond

Whether it’s the modern labor market, a selfie obsession or loneliness brought on by cellphone addiction, here’s what’s wrong with young people.

ICE attorney charged with stealing immigrants' identities

The chief counsel for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Seattle field office was charged with stealing the identities of seven people who were involved in immigration proceedings, according to court documents filed Monday.

Artist marks the most romantic day of the year with real hearts

Some people love red roses on Valentine's Day. Others prefer a box of chocolates. But how about a real, raw heart?


Climber killed in fall, others stranded on Mount Hood, Oregon

TIMBERLINE LODGE, Ore. (Reuters) - A climber was killed after falling up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) on Mount Hood in Oregon and up to 15 other people remained stranded on the face of the mountain in difficult conditions on Tuesday, authorities said.

More than half the people getting food stamps are children or seniors


How Much Is Your Privacy Worth? A Lot, if You’ve Won $560 Million

As a court considers whether to let the winner of a huge lottery jackpot remain anonymous, people are offering to change their names to help her claim her prize — for a cut.

Food Contamination and Poisoning

The Shift: Too Much Power to the People? A Food Safety Site Tests the Limits, which lets users submit anonymous reports of food poisoning, has become a controversial powerhouse in the restaurant industry.


Vigilant adherence to celiac diet linked with lower quality of life

(Reuters Health) - People with celiac disease who are extremely vigilant about not ingesting gluten may perceive that their quality of life is reduced, according to a new study.


'Chelsea Bomber' receives two life sentences

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New Jersey man convicted of planting bombs in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood in 2016 received two life sentences on Tuesday, after expressing no remorse in a Manhattan courtroom for engineering the explosion that injured 30 people.


Wall Street regulator looking into VIX manipulation: WSJ

(Reuters) - A Wall Street regulator is probing into whether prices linked to the Cboe Volatility Index have been manipulated, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.


Review: ‘This Close,’ a Serious Comedy About Life and Deafness

A pair of deaf actors create and star in a series about best friends in Los Angeles struggling with love, work and all those irritating people who can hear.

Charles Manson's body has been on ice for nearly three months. Here's why

Nearly three months after his death, Charles Manson's body is still on ice in Kern County, California, as at least four people fight to claim his body.