Frequent mass shootings in the US have left President Obama frustrated at not being able to pass stricter gun control laws. Now he has introduced a raft of executive actions, bypassing Congress and launching a bitter 2016 election year fight.
A male student has died after he shot and wounded two other students at a high school in the US state of Maryland. The shooting comes just days ahead of the "March for Our Lives" protests for gun control.
Mass shootings lead to stock gains for gun manufacturers, yet American voters are in favor of stricter gun laws. The contradiction of guns and Wall Street despite strong public opinion.
Mike Pompeo is set to lead the State Department as the US navigates a series of stormy foreign policy issues. Will the CIA director and hawkish former Republican congressman be the hard-line diplomat Donald Trump seeks?
In the US, reactions to shooting rampages at schools seem to follow a national pattern – grieve, then push aside. That might be about to change in the wake of the Florida massacre, says DW's Martin Muno.
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