Trump suggests giving bonuses to teachers who are armed

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, right, and President Donald Trump listen as Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump also said Thursday afternoon that active shooter drills at schools ‘‘are a very negative thing.’’

// ‘The day they ask me to carry a gun in the classroom is the last day I teach’

President Trump’s call to arm teachers drew swift and fierce opposition from teachers, school officials, and Governor Charlie Baker.

Students held their hands in the air as they were evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.,after last week’s shooting that left 17 dead.

Kevin Cullen

If you see something, shoot something

I modestly propose that in addition to arming teachers, we should allow students to carry their own weapons.

Students who survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School listen to survivors from the Pulse nightclub shooting, after boarding a bus in Parkland.

‘We’ve been waiting for you’: Obama praises Parkland students

Former president Barack Obama is offering words of encouragement to the Parkland shooting survivors-turned-activists.

Paul Manafort in November 2017.

Special counsel Robert Mueller files new charges in Manafort, Gates case

New charges were filed Thursday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner, ratcheting up the legal pressure on them as they prepare for a trial.

The rates approved Thursday by the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission (shown at Feb. 1 meeting) apply to hundreds of thousands of state and local employees, retirees, and their families.

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After health-insurance controversy, most public workers to avoid large premium increases

The rates were approved Thursday by the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission.

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Galvin charges Electoral College lawsuit is ‘designed to benefit people like Donald Trump’

The suit was filed by former Massachusetts governor William F. Weld and two other plaintiffs.

Mueller files new fraud charges against Paul Manafort

The special counsel’s new charges accuse Donald Trump’s former campaign manager of hiding income and defrauding banks.

US says troops can stay in Syria without new authorization

The Trump administration has decided that it needs no new legal authority from Congress to indefinitely keep the forces deployed in Syria and Iraq, even in territory that has been cleared of Islamic State fighters.

Administration takes first step toward stricter work requirements for food stamps

The Department of Agriculture will begin soliciting public comment on work requirements, the first step toward changing those rules.

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