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President Donald Trump has directed his attorney general to propose regulations that would ban bump stocks and similar devices "that turn legal weapons into machine guns," he announced Tuesday.
The president, speaking at the start of a Medal of Valor ceremony at the White House, said he expected the "critical" new regulations to "be finalized soon." A Justice Department review of bump stock regulations started in December, Trump said, after America's deadliest mass shooting in Las Vegas. The gunman in that incident used bump stocks that allowed him to engage his rifle's trigger faster.
The idea of regulating bump stocks has garnered recent support from both sides of the gun control debate, but Trump's move goes further than the tepid support his administration offered for the move last year.
The steps proposed by the president Tuesday would not have affected the incident of gun violence that rocked a high school in Parkland, Fla. less than one week ago.
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The funeral service for a Junior ROTC cadet who died valiantly in the Parkland school massacre was being held Tuesday as loved ones awaited word on whether a petition for him to receive a military burial would garner enough signatures.
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The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way.
You didn't see her in Monday's halfpipe final, and you certainly won't be seeing her at X Games next year.
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The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it is moving to expand the use of low-budget temporary insurance, which could offer customers a cut-rate alternative to plans on the Affordable Care Act's exchange, but undermine more comprehensive insurance for others, NBC News reported.
The proposed rule, which stems from an executive order by President Donald Trump, would allow people to buy short-term plans for up to a year instead of just the three months previously allowed. Unlike the ACA's plans, they are not required to cover pre-existing conditions, cover specific treatments, or provide unlimited benefits.
The plans are normally supposed to cover a brief lapse in coverage, but the order makes it easier to rely on them as primary insurance. Health experts say they're likely to be cheaper, but they could raise premiums for patients who need comprehensive plans through Obamacare by siphoning away young and healthy customers into a separate market.
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Nigeria was winning the Olympic women's bobsled race.
That sentence is 100 percent accurate — albeit with some massive reservations. The Nigerians were the second sled down the track in the opening heat of the women's competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics, and over the first few turns of the course they actually were going along faster than the Korean sled that preceded them.
Coldilocks, the oldest polar bear in the U.S., has died at the Philadelphia Zoo.
The zoo made the difficult decision to euthanize the beloved bear on Monday after a serious decline in her health due to old age, the zoo said.
Coldilocks celebrated her 37th birthday in December. She outlived the average lifespan of a polar bear (23 years) by 14 years, the zoo said.
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Government forces bombed the northeastern suburbs of the Syrian capital for a second straight day on Tuesday, killing more than 100 people and raising the specter of a full-scale offensive that could spell catastrophe for the nearly 400,000 residents trapped under siege.
Rescuers raced to reach survivors in the devastated suburbs known as eastern Ghouta as warplanes and helicopter gunships circled overhead, bombing hospitals, apartment blocks, markets, and other civilian targets. The suburbs are the last major stronghold for rebels in the capital region.
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Chris Grady was a theater kid counting down the days until he reported for duty in the U.S. Army this summer, when a gunman opened fire at his school. As he huddled in his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday listening to shots ring out nearby, what he felt wasn't fear, but anger.
"Full-on anger," the thin, curly haired 19-year-old said.
Grady's anger deepened the day after the shooting, when he heard news that the FBI had failed to follow up on a tip about the former student who police say gunned down 14 students and three staff members with an AR-15 styled rifle. News also emerged that Nikolas Cruz had legally purchased the gun despite a documented history of mental health issues.
Authorities in Florida say Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the scene of last week's deadly shooting rampage, will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
The statement released by Broward County Public Schools said Monday it hopes to resume classes at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 27 following a devastating shooting.
Staff members will return to the school on Friday with the day "dedicated to meeting staff members’ needs, with a variety of support services."
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The privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation's third-largest drugstore chain.
Albertsons Companies is offering either a share of its stock and $1.83 in cash or slightly more than a share for every 10 shares of Rite Aid. A deal value was not disclosed in a statement released Tuesday by the companies.
Shares of Rite Aid, which have shed more than half their value over the past year, surged 26 cents, or 12.2 percent, in premarket trading after the deal was announced.
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They cheered. They cried. They hugged. They watched as fans by the thousands shouted, "We are one." Unification flags for the two Koreas, longtime rivals and sometimes bitter enemies, flapped across the Olympic arena. And now they go back home, quite possibly never to see each other again. The Korean women's hockey team, which included players from both North and South, ended its historic Olympic run on Tuesday with a fifth straight loss but a host of unforgettable feel-good sparks.
All eyes turned to ice dance for a second straight night. The Shibutani siblings had become an easy duo to root for after helping clinch the bronze medal in the team event. They had a tough task ahead of them as they were facing Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, two of the most accomplished ice dance skaters. The Canadians didn’t disappoint, delivering a heart-felt performance on their way to winning gold. French pair Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron claimed silver after. They recovered from Papadakis’ wardrobe malfunction to earn the highest score ever recorded in a free skate. The “Shib sibs” were in a battle for the bronze with fellow Americans Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue. Ultimately the Shibutanis won, taking home bronze with a score of 192.59.
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President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign they are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship.
The GOP's presidential nominee in 2012, Romney announced last week he would seek the nomination to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch.