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FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2018 photo, Kimberly and James Snead recount the day of the shooting at Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting. The Snead's, who had taken suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz in their home after his mother died, told the Sun-Sentinel newspaper they had no idea the extent of Cruz's issues. In a letter released Tuesday, July 28, 2020, that is part of a legal agreement to settle numerous civil lawsuits, the Snead's said they were wrong in allowing Cruz to store his firearms in their home, including the AR-15 used in the mass shooting. (Susan Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

Couple apologizes for sheltering accused school shooter

Jul. 29, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple regrets ever taking in a disturbed teenager in the months before he was accused of the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In a letter that is part of a legal agreement to settle numerous civil lawsuits, James and Kimberly Snead said they...

CORRECTS FIRST NAME TO ERIN FROM ERIC - Kianna Ruff, left, and Erin Hancock, right, two activists who met in seminary, protest against racial injustice and police brutality July 26, 2020, in Manhattan, New York. Many involved in the demonstrations that erupted after George Floyd's killing say they deepen spiritual connections and embody familiar elements of traditional faith. (AP Photo/Emily Leshner)

Faith in protest as young people find fervor on the street

Jul. 28, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

“I can’t breathe!’” the crowd chanted, invoking the dying words spoken by George Floyd as a white police officer pressed a knee into his neck. Kianna Ruff yelled it over and over along with hundreds of fellow protesters as they marched for hours through New York City, a kind of...

Aalayah Eastmond, a Parkland, Fla. activist, poses for a portrait after leading the crowd in chants at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, during protests over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. “As a young Black girl that survived a mass shooting at an affluent high school that was predominantly white, it played a huge role in my activism,” said the 19-year-old, who just finished her freshman year at Trinity Washington University. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Students against gun violence rallying for racial justice

Jun. 24, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Among the thousands of activists who have marched in the nation’s capital recently to protest racial injustice are survivors of a Florida high school massacre who stood in the very same place two years ago to fight gun violence. It was 2018 and the world was transfixed...

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2019 Nikolas Cruz appears at a hearing in Fort Lauderdale Fla. The death penalty trial of Cruz, the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school is off indefinitely because of restrictions related to the coronavirus. Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer said Monday, June 22, 2020, in a hearing held remotely that it's not even clear when the courthouse will reopen to the public. It's been closed since March 16.  Cruz is charged with fatally shooting 17 people and wounding 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day 2018. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Judge: Florida school shooting trial off indefinitely

Jun. 22, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The death penalty trial of the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school is off indefinitely because of restrictions related to the coronavirus outbreak, a judge said Monday. Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer said in a hearing held remotely that it's not...