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Which lawmakers got the most NRA money?

United States Congress(WASHINGTON) -- Last week's shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school that left 17 dead and 14 wounded has once again brought the debate over gun control to the forefront. This time, the school's students are taking the lead in demanding change at both the local level and in Washington.Critics, however, argue that pro-gun campaign money has more influence in the gun policy debate than victims of gun violence.The National Rifle Association continues to be a huge force in American politics. It's made ...

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Florida school shooting suspect was fascinated by talk of guns, preoccupied with wars: School records

iStock/Thinkstock(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- The teenager accused of gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school had a fascination with talk of guns and was preoccupied with wars and terrorists, according to school records obtained by ABC affiliate WPLG.Nikolas Cruz, 19, was arrested after last week's Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.The documents, first obtained by WPLG, detail an individualized education plan (IEP) written for Cruz in June 2015, seven months before he ...

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Suspect in custody for shootings that appeared to target homeless people

iStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) -- A suspect has been identified in connection with the series of shootings in Las Vegas that appeared to target the homeless.Joshua Castellon was taken into custody Friday by an ATF special agent on a federal weapons charge. On Tuesday, detectives with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department submitted an arrest warrant declaration for Castellon two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder."Castellon will be booked into the Clark County Detention Center after the resolution of the federal case," according to ...

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Comfort dogs descend on Florida community after deadly school shooting

iStock/Thinkstock(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- The handlers behind the comfort dogs making their way through the Florida community where 17 students and teachers were killed in a school shooting last week have a saying."We like to say, 'Comfort walks in on four paws,'" Brenda Burden told ABC News today.Burden and her husband, Phil, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, have been in Parkland, Florida, this week with their dog Sasha and others with Lutheran Church Charities' K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry.The ministry was started in August 2008 and ...

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President Trump says he wants to improve background checks, but budget calls for cuts

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- While the White House has said President Donald Trump is “supportive of efforts” to update the nation’s background check system in the wake of the Florida high school shooting last week, the president's proposed budget for 2019 would actually roll back federal grants to help states in reporting to the national background check system.Under the proposed FY 2019 budget, which the administration rolled out just two days before the deadly Parkland, Fla. shooting that left 17 people dead, proposed federal spending for the ...

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Frustrated couple bombarded by Amazon packages they didn't order

iStock/Thinkstock(FOLSOM, Calif.) -- Michelle Carroll and her husband, Donald, can count nine of the same knee pillows, all in Amazon boxes, spread across their living room in their Folsom, California, home.In fact, the couple would have had at least 14 knee pillows if they hadn't insisted that the drivers making deliveries take some of the packages back."Yesterday my husband chased down the driver to return two packages," Michelle told ABC News.The couple said that they have been receiving Amazon packages since the beginning of February, ...

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Man seen shoving woman to the ground in alleged road rage incident caught on camera

DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A 28-year-old man was captured pushing a woman to the ground in an alleged road rage incident in New Hampshire caught on camera by a fellow motorist.The driver who recorded the alleged incident, Jennifer Needham, told ABC Boston affiliate WCVB that she noticed a confrontation begin to escalate between a woman driving a Toyota Prius and a man driving the vehicle in front of her on Sunday.Needham said that as she pulled up to the scene, the man was approaching the woman's ...

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You Tell Me Texas

YTMT Logo We shouldn’t accept chaos. (Or am I crazy?)

Immigration policy has to be orderly, adherent to duly enacted law and reflective of the will of the people whose country it is.

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Health Connection

UT Health Logo Your Metabolism: Realistic Explanation for Weight Gain?

Some people seem to eat whatever they want and never gain a pound. The rest of us have to be really careful. So what’s at work? The answer is metabolism: the mechanism by which your body burns the calories you eat and converts them to the energy necessary for your body to function. In the latest post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast internal medicine expert Dr. David Shafer answers questions about your metabolism and its effect on how much you weigh.

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