Dec 22, 2018

Parkland survivor David Hogg says he'll attend Harvard in the fall

Florida, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Students and activists. David Hogg (second from the right) will attend Harvard. Photo: Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM

David Hogg, survivor of the Parkland high school shooting and a prominent gun control activist, announced on Twitter Saturday that he will be attending Harvard University to study political science in the fall.

Details: Hogg graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and took a gap year to register young voters and do work for this year's midterm elections. He has said he plans to run for Congress as soon as he is eligible at age 25, The Hill reports.

The big picture: Hogg and classmates Emma González and Cameron Kasky organized the "March for Our Lives: Road to Change" bus tour this past summer.

  • González is currently a freshman at New College of Florida in Sarasota.
  • Kasky stepped away from March for Our Lives in September, explaining in a Fox News interview that he wanted to take a more understanding approach to political disagreements. He has since started a podcast called "Cameron Knows Nothing.
  • Kyle Kashuv, a pro-gun rights Parkland survivor who has advocated for improving school security by eliminating gun-free zones, revealed on Twitter that he finished first in his class and scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT.

Go deeper: How the Parkland teens spearheaded a worldwide movement

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FBI to investigate death of black man after video shows officer kneeling on neck

A man protesting near the area where a Minneapolis Police Department officer allegedly killed George Floyd. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

The FBI will investigate the death of a black man for possible civil rights violations after video emerged of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the man's neck for several minutes, ignoring protests that he couldn't breathe, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The big picture: The man, identified as George Floyd, was being arrested for alleged forgery and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to a police press conference Monday night. Police say he resisted arrest before suffering from “medical distress."

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Pentagon watchdog sidelined by Trump resigns

Fine testiying before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Glenn Fine, the Pentagon's principal deputy inspector general, submitted his resignation on Tuesday.

Why it matters: President Trump removed Fine as the Pentagon's acting inspector general in April 7 after a group of independent federal watchdogs selected him to lead the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, which was set up to oversee the rollout of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill.