Trump tweet angers survivors of Parkland shooting
- Washington (CNN) - Students who survived the Parkland, Florida, shooting laid into President Donald Trump after he linked the FBI's failure to follow up on a report about the school shooter and the resources expended on the Russia investigation.
- Many students who survived the Parkland shooting have been vocal about what they experienced, and about the action they want to see from those in power.
- Alex Wind, a survivor, told CNN's Fredricka Whitfield that he did not plan to attend a listening session Trump has scheduled on Wednesday with high school students and teachers, and that the President needed to reach out to the students.
- Emma Gonzalez, speaking in the same interview, said she suspected his scheduled listening session could be a sign Trump does not want to face outraged victims of the shooting.
The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the jury will be deciding whether he lives or dies
- The fate of 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who faces 17 counts of first-degree murder in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, will depend on his mental state and the wishes of the victims' families, which have a say in how the prosecution proceeds.
- Broward County Public Defender Howard Finkelstein, whose office is representing Cruz, said there were so many warning signs that Cruz was mentally unstable and potentially violent that the death penalty might be going too far.
- Finkelstein said Cruz would likely plead guilty if prosecutors opt not to seek the death penalty.
- David Weinstein, a former federal prosecutor now in private practice, said the penalty phase of Cruz's case is likely to be where his background, family situation, mental condition and life history will play the biggest part.
Magellan factored in AustralianSuper, Airlie break up
- Were this an active portfolio, it would suspiciously resemble that of John Sevior, principal of Airlie Funds Management – which just 13 days ago was gobbled up by Hamish Douglass' Magellan empire.
- For Airlie, "a specialist Australian equities fund manager with over $6 billion of funds under management", Douglass signed over a maximum consideration of $120 million in Magellan paper to Sevior and his partners David Cooper and Matt Williams.
- Depends whom you ask!) – certainly worth more than $1 billion of Sev's group FUM.
- But before you worry about Morgan Stanley's claim Magellan "is paying at most … around 2 per cent of [Airlie's] FUM" just aged as scandalously as Stifler's mum, or that this deal could be to buyer's remorse what Buffett was to Dexter Shoe (Warren's fatal mistake: he occasionally wore them), never fear: the parties factored that loss into the transaction's public and private terms.
These young survivors of the Parkland shooting give voice to a nation's outrage
- Instead, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida were shot at, packed into closets to avoid the unrelenting spray of bullets and ushered out of their classrooms -- hands above their heads, by police in military-style gear.
- David Hogg, a student journalist, took out his phone to document his classmates hiding in the dark, waiting for first responders.
- Lyliah Skinner and her classmates had been hiding in a classroom for more than an hour before the police burst into the room, ordering the students to drop to the floor.
- Carly Novell spent two hours hiding inside a closet to escape the shooter, much like her grandfather did during a mass shooting in September 1949.
- As the shooting unfolded, Kelsey Friend was hurried into a classroom by her favorite teacher, Scott Beigel.
Infamous Google memo author shot down by federal labor board
- Former Google engineer James Damore has attempted to take civil and legal action against his former employer after being fired in August, but on Thursday, a federal memo revealed that one of Damore's filings has been unequivocally denied.
- I want to make clear that our decision is based solely on the part of your post that generalizes and advances stereotypes about women versus men.
- It is not based in any way on the portions of your post that discuss [the Employer’s] programs or trainings, or how [the Employer] can improve its inclusion of differing political views.
- I also want to be clear that this is not about you expressing yourself on political issues or having political views that are different than others at the company.
- Having a different political view is absolutely fine.
This incompetent criminal accidentally knocked an accomplice out during a botched burglary in Shanghai
- Two would-be thieves in Shanghai, China, failed miserably when trying to commit a robbery.
- One of the thieves attempted to break a window with a brick but the brick just rebounded off.
- The accomplice then decided to try but ended up throwing it at the head of the first robber, knocking them unconscious.
- Shanghai Police department released the footage of the attempted robbery.
- Neither of the suspects have been identified.
- Produced by David Ibekwe.
White House aide quit after he was told he wouldn't get full security clearance because he had smoked pot
- It was the third White House resignation within a week which centered on an aide's security clearance.
- The source said the White House counsel's office told Banks he had been denied a permanent security clearance, and could not do his job without one.
- The marijuana use, the counsel's office said, was simply too recent to permit a permanent security clearance.
- In the wake of the Porter firing, several other administration officials may be just as shocked in coming weeks, as the White House struggles to deal with officials who have not been able to qualify for a permanent security clearance for a variety of reasons.
- The source said he was told the administration would still be able to hire him elsewhere and encouraged to apply for jobs that do not require a security clearance.