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Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz’s guardian details troubling ‘warning signs’ in months before massacre

Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz’s guardian details troubling ‘warning signs’ in months before massacreA woman who took care of alleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz after his mother died, has said she warned police multiple times about “warning signs” in his behaviour, including one instance where he put a gun to his family members’ heads. Rocxanne Deschamps was close friends with Lynda Cruz, the adoptive mother of both Mr Cruz and his brother, Zachary. At a press conference on Tuesday, she said she had cared for the boys for a little less than a month after Ms Cruz died in 2017 – until Mr Cruz’s obsession with guns forced her to kick him out.



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My Lai massacre photographer laments US 'carnage' fifty years on

My Lai massacre photographer laments US 'carnage' fifty years onFifty years after taking photos of an American massacre of Vietnamese villagers, a former US army photographer said he is sorry for the “carnage” his countrymen unleashed in one the war’s worst atrocities. Ronald Haeberle told AFP he started snapping instinctively, capturing the chilling photos that would later expose the full extent of the My Lai massacre: 504 Vietnamese dead in a single day, mostly unarmed women, children and older men. “I wanted to remember what was happening there, I wanted to capture a moment in time, and I did,” he told AFP while touring the My Lai massacre museum in the village on Friday, the 50th anniversary of the killings.



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Survivors of Vietnam's My Lai massacre remember 'darkness and silence'

Survivors of Vietnam's My Lai massacre remember 'darkness and silence'By James Pearson and Minh Nguyen QUANG NGAI, Vietnam (Reuters) – It took Pham Thi Thuan a while before she could muster the courage to fetch water from across the ditch where 170 of her neighbors, most of them women and children, were killed by U.S. troops during the Vietnam War. It was the worst recorded U.S. war crime committed in Vietnam, but preparations for a 50th anniversary ceremony at the site, now a memorial to the victims, are low key. Because of those better relations, Vietnam is not dwelling on the pain of the past, a senior Vietnamese government official told Reuters.



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Students across U.S. stage national walkout month after Parkland massacre

Students across U.S. stage national walkout month after Parkland massacreStudents and teachers at more than 2,000 schools across the country staged a national walkout to call for an end to gun violence on Wednesday, one month after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting a Florida high school.



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911 calls, radio traffic show chaos in high school massacre

911 calls, radio traffic show chaos in high school massacreFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — In the minutes after a gunman opened fire in a Florida high school, killing 17, frantic students and parents begin flooding 911 with calls.



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Florida Moves To Arm Teachers After School Massacre

Florida Moves To Arm Teachers After School MassacreFlorida’s Republican-controlled state House and Senate advanced bills this week that would train teachers to carry guns in classrooms, advancing GOP calls for more weapons in schools following the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. President Donald Trump last week floated the idea of arming up to 20 percent of teachers, proposing bonuses for educators who undergo training. Law enforcement groups and teacher organizations strongly oppose the idea.



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Florida shooting: Rhode Island to become first state to implement ‘red flag’ policy after massacre

Florida shooting: Rhode Island to become first state to implement ‘red flag’ policy after massacreRhode Island is set to become the first state since the Florida school shooting to establish a “red flag” policy allowing judges to take firearms from people who show warning signs of violence. Governor Gina Raimondo will sign an executive order to establish the policy, making Rhode Island the sixth state in the country to do so. President Donald Trump is also considering a similar order, sources told Bloomberg News.



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Florida Massacre Survivor Describes Harrowing Experience Of Being Mistaken For Shooter

Florida Massacre Survivor Describes Harrowing Experience Of Being Mistaken For ShooterLorenzo Prado, a student who survived last week’s deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, recounted the terrifying experience of being mistaken for the gunman.



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Florida shooting: Days after Parkland massacre, activists rally for gun control while a nearby show hawks assault rifles

Florida shooting: Days after Parkland massacre, activists rally for gun control while a nearby show hawks assault riflesThree days after the massacre that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the rift between the pro and anti-gun camps in southern Florida may as well be a canyon. Cars packed into the fields on the Miami-Dade Fairgrounds on Saturday, where the Miami Gun Show was being held – an event that was held in spite of the shooting days earlier that has left the surrounding communities reeling with pain. Just an hours’ drive north, people packed into a courtyard outside the US District Court in Fort Lauderdale, and spilled over onto a terraced water fountain that had been dried up.



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Donald Trump Uses Florida School Massacre As Excuse To Attack FBI’s Russia Probe

Donald Trump Uses Florida School Massacre As Excuse To Attack FBI’s Russia ProbePresident Donald Trump has criticized the FBI for missing “all of the many signals” sent out by the suspect in Wednesday’s deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.



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