Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

President Donald Trump speaks at the Public Safety Medal of Valor awards ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo)

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The device was used by the shooter who opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas in October, killing dozens.

// Five very visible ways Florida students have spoken out after last week’s shooting

Survivors of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., have called on legislators — and even the president — to usher in change on gun laws.

A makeshift memorial in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

New poll finds 97 percent support gun background checks

Ninety-seven percent of respondents to the poll said they wanted universal background checks.

// Attorney linked to former Trump campaign official pleads guilty to lying

The charge stems from a part of the special counsel’s investigation into Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chair, and Rick Gates, a former campaign aide.

Ground Game

// How long will the Trump-Romney peace last?

On Monday, the president endorsed Mitt Romney’s Senate candidacy in Utah. But the longtime acrimony between the two suggests it might be a short-lived alliance.

Daniel Conley, a former Boston city councilor, has had a decorated tenure as the top state prosecutor for Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.

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Suffolk DA Dan Conley won’t seek reelection

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley will not seek reelection in November, vacating the high-profile job he’s held since 2002.

Local politics

Trump moves to regulate ‘bump stock’ devices

President Donald Trump ordered the Justice Department on Tuesday to propose regulations to ban so-called bump stocks, which can convert a semi-automatic gun into an automatic weapon like the one used last year in the massacre of concertgoers in Las Vegas.

Here’s how Sarah Sanders answered questions about Russia, Florida, and gun laws

After a week away from the podium, the White House press secretary held her daily briefing Tuesday afternoon.

Lawyer pleads guilty to lying to Mueller’s team

Alex van der Zwaan was accused of making false statements regarding communications he had with Rick Gates.

Trump moves to relax rules on cheaper health insurance

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration took another swipe at the health care law Tuesday, proposing new rules that would make it much easier for consumers to buy less expensive health insurance policies that do not comply with coverage requirements of the law.

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