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The survivors of the Parkland school shooting have become the central organizers of what may turn out to be the most powerful grassroots gun-reform movement in decades. But can these kids actually do it? Read more in our new cover story

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in favor of gun reform legislation at a press conference with family members of Sandy Hook shooting victims on March 21, 2013 in New York City.

Trump: 'Crazy' Joe Biden Would Go Down Crying

President Donald Trump is lashing out at Joe Biden on Twitter for wanting to “beat the hell out of him,” saying the former vice president “would go down fast and hard, crying all the way” if he tried


Congress Reaches $1.3 Trillion Budget Deal

Congressional leaders have finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that boosts military and domestic spending, even as some conservative Republicans balk at the size of spending increases and the rush to pass the legislation

Inside The Oculus Connect 4 Event

Zuckerberg Apologizes For Facebook Data Scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized over a growing data scandal in an interview Thursday, telling CNN's Laurie Segall that that the exposure of users' data to political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica "was a major breach of trust"

Law enforcement personnel investigate the scene where the Texas bombing suspect blew himself up on the side of a highway north of Austin in Round Rock

Austin Bombing Suspect Left Behind a 'Confession'

Police have uncovered a 25-minute recorded "confession" from Austin bombing suspect Mark Anthony Conditt, in which he described the deadly explosive devices that have been detonated across the city since March 2

Sacramento Police Shooting

Police Shot Unarmed Black Man in His Yard 20 Times

Relatives, activists and Sacramento officials are questioning why police shot at an unarmed black man 20 times, killing him, when he turned out to be holding only a cellphone in his grandparents' backyard

Broken scales.

New Weight Loss Procedure Freezes Hunger Signals

Doctors have shown that freezing the nerve that carries hunger signals to the brain may be able to lower a person's appetite and help them lose weight. In a small new study, everyone lost weight and felt less hungry

Piles of snow along the streets of Boston.

Spring Nor’easter Dumps Snow on the East Coast

Winter Storm Toby, the fourth Nor'easter in less than three weeks, walloped the storm-ravaged East Coast with a fresh blanket of snow just in time for the start of spring. It brought more than a foot of snow to some areas

Democratic U.S. House Of Representatives Candidate Conor Lamb Attends Rally For Union Workers

Rick Saccone Concedes Pennsylvania Special Election

Republican Rick Saccone conceded defeat to Democrat Conor Lamb on Wednesday night in a closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, more than a week after the end of a remarkable race that has shaken GOP confidence


Russia Helped Venezuela Launch a Cryptocurrency

A TIME investigation finds Moscow’s fingerprints all over the petro, the world’s first state-backed digital currency. The petro was in fact a collaboration, whose aim was to erode the power of U.S. sanctions