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Grieving students take charge of gun debate

 Student Angelia Lazo holds up a sign
Student Angelia Lazo on Sunday near Stoneman Douglas High School, Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty

"After the terror, still wiping the tears, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resolve that their classmates’ deaths will lead to change," per the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel:

  • "The teens plan a trip to Tallahassee this week to lobby legislators for gun control. They are organizing a March in Washington, D.C., on March 24."
  • "They are appearing on national TV to question why the country’s leaders have not done something to end the violence."
  • "As the teens gathered Sunday at North Community Park in Parkland, ... the picnic tables under the gazebo became their makeshift headquarters."

Why it matters: "After mass school shootings at Columbine High School, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook Elementary School, parents and activists urged changes to gun control policy. This time, high school students are taking the lead."

Haley Britzky 9 hours ago
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Zuckerberg happy to testify if it is "the right thing to do”

A portrait of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
A portrait of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Jaap Arriens / NurPhoto via Getty Images

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he would be "happy" to testify before Congress if it was "the right thing to do," in an interview with CNN's Laurie Segall.

Why it matters: Facebook has been under the microscope lately for what Zuckerberg called earlier today the "Cambridge Analytica situation." Zuckerberg said if he as the "person...who will have the most knowledge," than he'd be the one to testify in the face of Facebook's data-collection situation.

Ina Fried 9 hours ago
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Zuckerberg: Facebook may have influenced election, may need to be regulated

Zuckerberg at F8 in 2017
Zuckerberg at F8 in 2017. Photo: Facebook

In a flurry of media interviews on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he is willing to testify before Congress, that he can't guarantee that Russians didn't get their hands on Facebook user data and that he isn't sure Facebook shouldn't be regulated.

Why it matters: After remaining silent for several days, Mark Zuckerberg has given interviews with outlets including CNN, Wired, the New York Times and Recode. The interviews answer some, but definitely not all of the questions left unanswered by his earlier Facebook post.