Nearly 700,000 schoolteachers in the United States could keep guns in the classroom and receive an incentive bonus for doing so. Such was the proposal made by President Donald Trump in the wake of a terrible shooting at a high school in Florida. Trump has been very busy meeting with survivors and relatives of the victims; he has conducted listening sessions and considered various ideas related to gun control.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering a hike in the gasoline tax, but no decision has been made, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Friday. "We haven't had an increase in the gas tax in a long time. It's one of the things that we're looking at," Mnuchin said in response to a question about a possible 25 cent hike in the tax.
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near Syria's capital for a fifth day running on Thursday as the U.N. Security Council considered demanding a 30-day ceasefire across the country to allow emergency aid deliveries and medical evacuations.
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott commuted the death sentence of a convicted murderer less than an hour before he was set to be executed on Thursday after the death row inmate's family begged for mercy and won a rare clemency recommendation. Florida executed a man convicted of the 1993 rape and murder of a college student, the state's Department of Corrections said, while Alabama planned to execute a convicted murderer later on Thursday.
From the CDC: CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella I 4,,12:b:- infections. Public health investigators are using the PulseNet(https://www.cdc.gov/pulsenet/index.
By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said it approved the Winter Olympic visit by a sanctioned North Korean official, blamed for the deadly 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship, in the pursuit of peace and asked for public understanding. Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairman of the North's ruling Workers' Party's Central Committee, will lead a high-level delegation at the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Sunday.
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to announce on Friday what is being billed as the largest package of sanctions yet against North Korea to increase pressure on Pyongyang for its nuclear and ballistic missile tests, a senior administration official said.
Trump Administration Considering Rise in Gas Tax
Air Strikes Again Hit Syria's Ghouta
Texas Commutes Death Sentence, Florida Executes Murderer
CDC: Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella
February 20, 2018
South Korea Says Approved Visit by Sanctioned North Korean to Pursue Peace
Trump Administration to Target North Korea with New Sanctions
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi
By Jon Herskovitz
From the CDC:
Public health investigators are using the PulseNet(https://www.cdc.gov/pulsenet/index.
By Christine Kim
By Steve Holland