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Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns
(AP Photo - Mark Wallheiser)
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, JOSH REPLOGLE and TAMARA LUSH
From Associated Press
February 21, 2018 1:21 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepared to flood the Capitol Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change laws before their legislative session ends.

CHICAGO (AP) — Several states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains.

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting.

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump's intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Brady Leman has earned gold for Canada in men's skicross, beating Switzerland's Marc Bischofberger in a wild final at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — That Russian gold medal drought at the Pyeongchang Olympics is closer to ending. Teen figure skaters Alina Zagitova or Evgenia Medvedeva will almost certainly take gold in one of the Winter Games marquee events after they went 1-2 in the women's short program Wednesday with the highest scores ever.

CHICAGO (AP) — A storm system that's brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four people dead in Nebraska.

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn cast a quick glance toward the sky after finishing what was likely her final Olympic downhill run, shrugged her shoulders after seeing her time and shook a friendly index finger at her good friend.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Long before her frightening birth, before the awful moments when everyone wondered if she would survive, before anyone knew how tough she could be, Ailsa Polo's destiny was linked to an isle of granite.

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but within hours the gun-friendly Legislature had effectively halted any possibility of banning assault-style rifles like the one used in the attack.

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 10:20 p.m. About 500 Leon High School students and parents waited for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to arrive and applauded as they got off the bus from Broward County.

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old student who was shot five times during last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ruled out the United States as a broker for peace with Israel on Tuesday, calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with the key goals of full U.N.

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. WHY FLORIDA SURVIVORS, LAWMAKERS ARE ON A COLLISION COURSE OVER GUNS Students who survived the Florida school shooting journeyed to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but the gun-friendly Legislature effectively halted any possibility of banning assault rifles like the one used in the attack.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 33-year-old attorney fired last year by a prominent international law firm became the fourth person to plead guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, admitting Tuesday that he lied to federal investigators about his contacts with a Trump campaign official.

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn prefers not to dwell on what shapes up as a significant story line for the women's downhill at the Pyeongchang Games.

NEW YORK (AP) — With a massive $40.2 million in ticket sales Monday, "Black Panther" has set another box-office record: biggest Monday ever.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball players will honor victims of last week's shooting in Florida by wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hats at spring training games this week.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's been "much tougher" on Russia than his predecessor — but his evidence remains scant at best.

BEIRUT (AP) — 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.