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Parkland Students Protest, Raising Political Pressure for Tougher Gun Laws

High-school students who survived Florida’s deadly school shooting last week descended on the state capital Wednesday to plead for stricter gun-control measures, raising pressure on lawmakers in the normally firearm-friendly state to pass legislation.

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Trump suggests arming teachers after Florida shooting

President hears emotional appeals from survivors to end school attacks

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Saudi Arabia and its allies are giving $1.5 billion to their war-ravaged neighbor, but their ability to fix the country’s humanitarian crisis is limited by their status as combatants—and because many aid groups are reluctant to take their money.

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Drinking in Scotland May Be a Little Less Sweet

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Former Netanyahu Aide to Testify in Corruption Case

A confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned state witness for the Israeli police and will testify in a corruption probe, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday, the latest twist in a series of cases that threaten to bring down Israel’s leader.

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Ford president out due to ‘inappropriate behaviour’

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The Fed Gets More Upbeat About U.S. Growth

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