Brakkton Booker

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What We Know About The Alleged Texas High School Shooter

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Officials have not released a motive, but some information on the suspect and attack is coming into focus. It appears the rampage at Sante Fe High School was planned.

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Baltimore's Top Cop Resigns Days After Being Charged With Not Filing Tax Returns

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Darryl De Sousa had only been in the job of commissioner for a few months. Federal prosecutors say he failed to file for the tax years 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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The Poor People's Campaign Seeks To Complete Martin Luther King's Final Dream

Monday, May 14, 2018

The 1968 Poor People's Campaign lasted 42 days. The new campaign vows 40 days of nonviolent direct action to focus on issues that activists say are linked to poverty, including systemic racism.

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50 Years Later, Reviving King's Poor People's Campaign

Monday, May 14, 2018

Faith leaders are renewing Martin Luther's King's effort to demand better jobs and living conditions for the poor, by organizing demonstrations across the country to highlight the issue of poverty.

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HUD Unveils Plan To Increase Rent On Millions Receiving Federal Housing Assistance

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Under HUD Secretary Ben Carson's proposal, some of the poorest families will see their rents triple. About 712,000 households would see rents jump to $150 per month.

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Students Walkout Across The Country To Protest Violence In Schools

Friday, April 20, 2018

Students across the country left their classrooms at 10 a.m. Friday to protest violence in schools. In Washington, D.C. students marched from the White House to the U.S. Capitol.

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In Washington, D.C., Students Mark National School Walkout With March To Capitol

Friday, April 20, 2018

For Friday's national school walkout, students in the Nation's Capital are marching from the White House to the Capitol building to protest violence in schools.

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Republican Farm Bill Calls On Many SNAP Recipients To Work Or Go To School

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Republicans in Congress have released their version of a new Farm Bill. It imposes new requirements on low-income recipients of food assistance, but continues traditional subsidies for farmers.

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Trump Directs Federal Agencies To Strengthen Work Requirements For Public Assistance

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

President Trump has signed an executive order calling for stronger work requirements for public assistance. Supporters say the move will bring down public spending. Opponents worry it will make it harder for some to get the help they need.

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50 Years Ago Baltimore Burned. The Same Issues Set It Aflame In 2015

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Riots in Baltimore broke out days after Martin Luther King Jr.'s murder. Segregation and economic tensions led to civil unrest. Those issues were still present in 2015 after the death of Freddie Gray.

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Massive Crowds Descend On Washington, D.C., To Demand Gun Control

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sparked by outrage over the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators converge on the nation's capital to demand gun regulation in an event called "March for Our Lives."

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Crowds Arrive For 'March For Our Lives' In D.C.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

They're coming by car, by plane and by bus: Throngs of protesters arrive in Washington for Saturday's "March for Our Lives" rally to end gun violence.

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News Brief: John Bolton's National Security Views, Chinese Tariffs, Gun Control March

Friday, March 23, 2018

President Trump says John Bolton, noted for his hawkish views, will be his new national security adviser. Also, Trump announced new tariffs on Chinese imports and we preview a march for gun control.

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Washington, D.C., Residents House Students Coming In For Gun Control March

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Inspired by Parkland students' activism following the deadly shooting at their high school last month, local residents are helping young demonstrators find lodging.

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Video: Broward Sheriff Releases Footage Of Deputy Outside During Parkland Shooting

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The video sheds more light on the actions of former deputy Scot Peterson, during the Feb. 14 shooting rampage at a Parkland, Fla., high school that that left 17 students and school staff dead.

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Students Call For Congress To Act On Gun Violence On Capitol HIll

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Students across the United States left their classrooms Wednesday to protest recent gun violence in school and call for action in Congress. One of the larger protests happened in Washington, D.C.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill That Tightens Gun Restrictions In The State

Friday, March 09, 2018

In Tallahassee on Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with loved ones of the 17 people killed at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last month. Scott also signed legislation tightening gun restrictions in the state.

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Broward Sheriff's Office Releases 911 Calls From Parkland School Shooting

Friday, March 09, 2018

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has called for an investigation into local authorities' reaction to the Parkland shooting. After numerous calls for release of the 911 tapes, the sheriff's office did so.

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News Brief: Florida Gun Bill Progresses, View From China On Tariffs

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Florida lawmakers have passed a package of gun control measures. Also, we hear about how the Chinese government is responding to President Trump's talk of steel tariffs.

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Parkland Shooting Suspect: A Story Of Red Flags, Ignored

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Friends, family and neighbors were aware of the man now accused of killing 17 people. So were two sheriff's departments and the FBI. Despite all the warnings, nothing was done to intervene.

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