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Multiple people died and others remained trapped Thursday afternoon when a pedestrian bridge collapsed at Florida International University. The 950-ton structure just opened for use Saturday at the Miami campus. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alejandro Camacho told CBS News there were multiple fatalities and five to six vehicles crushed. There is still an unknown number of people trapped underneath the bridge.

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Florida governor signs gun law

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/09/18, 03:46 pm

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Friday new regulations on gun sales and school safety in response to the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The bill raises the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21, extends a three-day waiting period for handgun purchases to include long guns, and bans bump stocks that allow guns to mimic fully automatic fire. It also creates a program to enable teachers and other school employees to carry handguns.

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The cry from the classrooms

Education | Shocked by last week’s school shooting, students are pushing lawmakers to protect them
by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/21/18, 02:10 pm

This could be the start of the #MeToo movement for gun control.

Teenagers across the country still reeling from last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., skipped class en masse Wednesday to deliver a stinging rebuke to federal and state lawmakers reluctant to impose new restrictions on guns. From Tallahassee, Fla., to Washington, D.C., the students vowed to be the catalyst for a cultural change in the way Americans think about guns.

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