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NRA defends grant to 4-person marksmanship team that included Parkland shooting suspect

NRA defends grant to 4-person marksmanship team that included Parkland shooting suspect

Politics
On Friday, the Associated Press reported that the NRA had donated over $10,000 in equipment to a four-person marksmanship team at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The small team included Nikolas Cruz, who has been charged with murdering 17 people with an AR-15 rifle. While a member of the team, Cruz honed his rifle skills, practicing hitting targets the size of a coin with an air rifle. The NRA did not provide a comment to the Associated Press. But their official spokesperson, Dana Loesch, has repeatedly defended the grant on her Twitter account. Many of Loesch’s tweets were then retweeted by other official NRA accounts, including @NRATV. The funding was to ROTC. The same ROTC students used Kevlar padding to protect their classmates. But truth doesn’t matter to you. https://t.c
Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

Breaking News
(AP) – The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs. Nikolas Cruz, 19, was wearing a maroon shirt with the logo from the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when he was arrested Wednesday shortly after the shooting. Former JROTC cadets told The Associated Press that Cruz was a member of the small varsity marksmanship team that trained together after class and traveled to other area schools to compete. It was a close-knit group. One of the other cadets started calling Cruz “Wolf,” and
ICO startups band together to create $100M+ grant fund for Ethereum projects

ICO startups band together to create $100M+ grant fund for Ethereum projects

Breaking News
 In a first of its kind, half a dozen ICO companies have come together to collaborate on a new fund that promises to pay out more than $100 million to promising projects in the Ethereum crypto space. The vehicle — called the Ethereum Community Fund — will be supported by crypto projects Omise Go, Cosmos, Golem, Maker, and Raiden, with Japanese VC Global Brain also in tow. The door… Read More
‘Powerhouse’ Democratic Club Scrutinized on Spending, Use of $108K NextGen Grant

‘Powerhouse’ Democratic Club Scrutinized on Spending, Use of $108K NextGen Grant

Breaking News
Updated at 1:50 p.m. Feb. 13, 2018 San Diego Democrats for Equality has become a “political powerhouse,” boasts the club’s 30-year-old leader, citing success at the ballot box and bank account. William “Will” Rodriguez-Kennedy, in two years as president of the major LGBT group, has won grants totaling $186,000 from billionaire Tom Steyer (of the […]
News Briefs: Fire chief retires; BeltLine & Atlanta Opera grant; Morningside Mile

News Briefs: Fire chief retires; BeltLine & Atlanta Opera grant; Morningside Mile

Breaking News
Atlanta Fire Chief Joel Baker Atlanta Fire Rescue Chief Joel Baker will official retire on Feb. 15.  During his tenure, Baker led the effort to ensure that the AFRD maintained its ISO Class 1 rating and international accreditation by the Center for Public Safety Excellence. He also led the development and management of department initiatives including the Atlanta Emergency Preparedness Institute and Citizens Fire Academy. Baker began his professional fire service career with the City of East Point Fire Department in 1986 and joined AFRD in 1988. First Deputy Chief Randall Slaughter will serve as Interim Fire Chief. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and The Atlanta Opera are joint recipients of a Collaborative Innovation Grant from The Home Depot Foundation and the Georgia Center for Nonprof