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 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor Samuel Zeif (L) cries  during a listening session with  US president Donald Trump, at the White House, Washington, DC. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Are we reaching a turning point in the US’s attitude towards gun control? As the country came to grips with its fourth mass shooting in five months af(...)

 National Rifle Association executive vice-president  Wayne LaPierre speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Oxen Hill, Maryland. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

The National Rifle Association (NRA) broke its silence on the issue of US gun control in the wake of last week’s deadly Florida shooting, with the hea(...)

Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school student Cameron Kasky confronts Republican senator Marco Rubio at a town hall meeting in Florida on Wednesday. “Can you tell me right now you will not accept a single donation from the NRA?”, the student asked. Photograph: Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP

Faced with a furious crowd of Florida students demanding a renewed ban on assault weapons, Republican senator Marco Rubio offered one concession after(...)

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez during her speech at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday. Photograph: Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images

Stunned by the worst high school shooting in US history, students across the country were mobilising on Sunday for stronger gun laws, while Florida of(...)

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gather at Pine Trail Park in Parkland, Florida, on Thursday. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Police in Florida are still searching for a motive behind the deadliest mass shooting in the United States this year, as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz was (...)

Students released from a lockdown are overcome with emotion following following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Photograph: AP

At 2.40pm on Wednesday a 19-year-old man wearing a gas mask walked into his former high school armed with smoke grenades and an AR-15 style rifle. Af(...)

US president Donald Trump with attorney general Jeff Sessions during a graduation ceremony at the FBI’s headquarters in  Quantico, Virginia, on Friday. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Tensions between Donald Trump and the FBI escalated on Friday as the US president described the behaviour of the agency as “disgraceful” as he departe(...)

House Speaker Paul Ryan: House is willing to accommodate health concerns of some Senate members for vote’s timing. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The timeline of the Republican tax reform plan remains uncertain amid signs that a much-anticipated vote in the Senate next week may be postponed due (...)

Samantha Power said that she was  confident for the future as the election of Donald Trump had resulted in a lot more young people becoming active in politics. Photograph: Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images

Irish-born former American ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power said she would consider running for public office in the United States or (...)

Student leaders Nathan Law and Joshua Wong arriving at the high court in Hong Kong on Thursday. They were sentenced to between six and eight months imprisonment each for their roles in the 2014 pro-democracy “umbrella movement”. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Hong Kong’s democracy movement has suffered the latest setback in what has been a punishing year after three of its most influential young leaders wer(...)

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