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I was preparing lesson plans for junior English when the alert hit my phone – a report that the Department of Education is weighing a plan to allow schools to use taxpayer money to buy guns for teachers. It’s a bold proposal: lawmakers in Congress have worked to ensure education dollars are not used for guns, and the school safety bill passed in March specifically stipulated that the money could not to be used to buy weapons. This move to arm teachers with federal money — led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos —would circumvent that Congressional mandate, by pulling money from a different pool, one that’s supposed to be used to “improve students’ academic achievement.”

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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YouTube/Daytona Beach News-Journal

At a shooting range near Daytona Beach Wednesday, a group of veterans and ex-cops stood in a line and took aim, firing rounds into paper targets while instructors walked between them and offered tips. Some missed, but most made their mark.

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CNN

Hey, did you know the AR-15 is really loud?

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Medal of Honor recipient Clint Romesha says people need to stop "armchair quarterbacking" what they would do during a school shooting.

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Walmart

Walmart announced Wednesday that it is raising the sales age for all firearms to 21, taking matters into its own hands as gun control efforts in Congress continue to stall in the wake of a deadly Florida school shooting.

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