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U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a Public Safety Medal of Valor awards ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to ban an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute as he considers additional firearms restrictions after last week's school shooting in Florida.

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High school students hold candles in memory of the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as they stand in front of the North Carolina State Capitol building during a march for safer gun laws at dusk in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Dozens of students and parents from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff members were slain in a shooting rampage boarded buses on Tuesday for a trip to the state capital of Tallahassee to lobby for a ban on assault-style rifles.

Politicsin 18 minutes

A Democrat easily won a Kentucky House of Representatives special election on Tuesday, the 37th U.S. legislative seat flipped to the party from Republicans since Donald Trump's 2016 election as president, the Democratic National Committee said.

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A gun cut in half by its owner is seen in Leavenworth, Washington, U.S., in this February 19, 2018 picture obtained from social media. Mandatory credit. Jonah Manning via REUTERS

A video of a man cutting his semi-automatic weapon in half has gone viral following last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, prompting a social media movement decrying easy access to high-powered assault rifles.

U.S. Legal Newsin 4 hours

Alex van der Zwaan leaves after a plea agreement hearing at the D.C. federal courthouse in Washington, U.S., February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible collusion with Russia, unsealing a criminal charge against a lawyer for lying to Mueller's investigators.

Technology Newsin 35 minutes

FILE PHOTO - Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hearing room is seen in Washington February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to publish on Thursday its December order overturning the landmark Obama-era net neutrality rules, two sources briefed on the matter said Tuesday.

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Portfolio manager Sara Tirschwell, who claims she was fired from TCW Group Inc in retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment, was terminated for violating company compliance policies, the asset management firm said in court papers on Tuesday.

U.S. Legal Newsin 33 minutes

A New York civil rights group on Tuesday sued Trump administration officials over what it called prolonged detention of immigrant children, blaming recent shifts in U.S. government policy for keeping children locked up without cause.

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Kent Whitaker, whose son is on death row, speaks at a news conference as he waits for a decision on a clemency request at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas, U.S. February 20, 2018.  REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz

Death row inmate Thomas "Bart" Whitaker, convicted of hatching a plot that left his mother and brother dead and his father with a gun wound to the chest, received a unanimous clemency recommendation on Tuesday after his father pleaded for his life.

Business Newsin 34 minutes

FILE PHOTO: Hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen, founder and chairman of SAC Capital Advisors, responds to a question during a one-on-one interview session at the SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada May 11, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen's request to temporarily seal a lawsuit accusing his hedge fund firm Point72 Asset Management LP of sexism toward women.

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FILE PHOTO: Passengers wait inside a stopped C subway train in New York City after a power failure stopped multiple subway lines during the morning commute in New York, U.S., April 21, 2017.  REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid/File Photo

This is one contest no New York City subway rider wants to win.

Cyber Riskin 36 minutes

FILE PHOTO - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends the National Sheriffs Association Winter Conference in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he would create a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with elections or damage critical infrastructure.

Entertainment Newsin 3 hours

The Hollywood sign is seen in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A federal judge on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a California law requiring IMDb, the movie and television information website, to remove actors' ages at their request.

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FILE PHOTO: Director George Clooney and his wife Amal attend the premiere for "Suburbicon" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 22, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Steven Spielberg said on Tuesday they would each donate $500,000 to the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington in support of gun control following last week's shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead.

Politicsin 3 hours

FILE PHOTO - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf addresses the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette

State and national Republican officials will file a federal lawsuit as soon as Wednesday seeking to block a new Pennsylvania congressional map released on Monday by the state's high court, the party's congressional campaign arm said on Tuesday.

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An oil and gas worker on a Talos Energy platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico was killed on Saturday while replacing piping, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Tuesday.

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Kali Clougherty, an 18-year-old senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks to a reporter in Parkland, Florida February 19, 2018 in still image from video. REUTERS/Zachary Fagenson

Kali Clougherty, an 18-year-old senior with big dreams of an acting career, was in the middle of a rehearsal for her high-school's theater production of the dark cult comedy "Heathers" last Wednesday when she heard the first gunshots.

Politicsin 5 hours

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Associate Justice Clarence Thomas poses for an official picture with other justices at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S. October 31, 2005. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo

In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases that is intended to guard against impulsive violence and suicides.

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FILE PHOTO:    Firefighters work inside the burned warehouse following the fatal fire in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California, U.S. December 4, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

Two men pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of involuntary manslaughter in a deadly 2016 Oakland, California, warehouse fire where 36 people died at an illegal dance party, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Politicsin 6 hours

U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a Public Safety Medal of Valor awards ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had signed a memorandum directing the attorney general to draw up regulations banning devices that turn firearms into machine guns, like the bump stock used in October's mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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