Brakkton Booker

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Students Press Florida Lawmakers On Gun Control

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Students from Majory Stoneman Douglas High School pressed lawmakers in a series of meet-and-greet sessions. Many expressed frustration that the face-to-face meetings didn't produce tangible changes.


FBI Says It Received Tip About Florida School Shooter, But Failed To Follow Up

Friday, February 16, 2018

The FBI says it got a tip last month about the Florida shooting suspect, but failed to follow protocols to assess the threat.


Trump Administration Reportedly Instructs CDC On Its Own Version Of 7 Dirty Words

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysts have been told to omit words such as "vulnerable," "transgender" and "evidence-based" from an upcoming budget. Critics say it amounts to censorship.


What Has To Happen For The Senate Tax Bill To Become Law

Saturday, December 02, 2017

The tax bill passed by the Senate early Saturday must now reconciled with one passed by the House before it can go to President Trump for his signature.


Virginia School Board Set To Rename J.E.B. Stuart High School

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

After a two-year battle between "Keepers," who want the name to stay, and "Changers," who believe it represents the history of racism, the board is expected to remove the name Thursday.


Money May Not Shield Prosperous Blacks From Bigotry, Survey Says

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A study by NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds African-Americans making more than $75,000 report experiencing higher levels of discrimination than those making less.


Florida County Worries About Irma's Cleanup Costs

Thursday, September 14, 2017

In Nassau County, one official says they are still waiting on reimbursement from state and federal authorities for disaster costs forked out when Hurricane Matthew caused damage last year.


Jacksonville, Fla., Faces Historic Flooding After Hurricane Irma

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The city of Jacksonville, Fla., is still reeling from record breaking floods in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.


Millions Remain Without Power After Hurricane Irma Swept Across Florida

Monday, September 11, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, more than 6.5 million customers in Florida are left without power. Eric Silagy, CEO of Florida Power & Light, which provides electricity to half the state, said on Monday that residents need to be prepared for "prolonged and extended outages."


Gas Stations In Florida Running Out Of Fuel As Hurricane Irma Continues

Sunday, September 10, 2017

As Hurricane Irma hits Florida, most people are hunkered down in shelters or in their homes. But for those who are out on the roads, they're finding another problem.


When A Historically Black University's Neighborhood Turns White

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The area around Howard University was once working-class and black. As more nonblack residents move in and property values rise, the D.C. university is taking advantage of the hot real estate market.


Meet Mike Conaway, GOP Congressman Now Overseeing House's Russia Probe

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Texas Republican is taking over the investigation as an ethics committee looks into whether Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes mishandled classified information.


VP Pence On Obamacare Repeal Failure: 'Congress Just Wasn't Ready'

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Vice President was in West Virginia a day after the GOP's Affordable Care Act repeal efforts were scrapped. He joked that maybe some WWE superstars were needed on Capitol Hill.


Oops ... PAC Runs TV Ads Thanking Some Republicans For Repealing Obamacare

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Hours after the GOP-led efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act collapsed, a conservative-leaning group ran ads giving kudos to some members for keeping their promise to replace the health care law.


With 'Pussyhats' At Women's Marches, Headwear Sends A Defiant Message

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Throughout the crowds at Women's Marches on Saturday were thousands of knitted pink caps. People wore them to send a message to President Donald Trump.


Groups Protest Trump's Immigration Positions Across The Country

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Immigrants and activists throughout the country are rallying in anticipation of Donald Trump's inauguration. They're protesting against mass deportation, which Trump discussed on the campaign trail.


The Latest: Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Shooting Suspect

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Esteban Santiago, 26, accused of killing five people, will appear in court Monday. Despite run-ins with Alaska law enforcement and a stint at a mental facility, nothing prevented him from being armed.


What A Congress' First Bill Tells Us About The Nation's Political Priorities

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

When the new Congress convenes, Republican leaders will focus on dismantling Obamacare. The first bill introduced in past congressional sessions gives a timeline of political history.


Alt-Right Infighting Simmers Around Inaugural 'DeploraBall'

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Organizers of an event to celebrate Donald Trump as he comes to office in January rescinded the invitation of one of its leading figures, following his tweets about Jews and the media.


Senators Ask Trump's EPA Pick To Disclose His Connections To Energy Industry

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Six senators sent a letter to Scott Pruitt, President-elect Trump's pick to run the EPA. They want lists of donors and details about meetings with energy lobbyists ahead of his confirmation hearings.