Axios Feb 17
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Trump meets with victims of Florida shooting

Trump at Florida hospital
Trump shakes hands with doctor Igor Nichiporenko while visiting Broward Health North. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump went to a Florida hospital tonight and met with victims of this week's school shooting. Later he met with law enforcement officials. He was on a previously scheduled trip to his hotel in Florida for the weekend.

About speaking with victims he said: "It’s sad something like that could happen.”

Why it matters: Trump did not address calls for more gun control in response to the shooting. According to the AP, he "ignored a shouted question about whether guns should be more tightly regulated."

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D.C.'s March for our Lives: "The voters are coming"

Protestor at D.C.'s March for our Lives.
Protestor at D.C.'s March for our Lives. Photo: Axios' Stef Kight.

D.C.'s March for our Lives event is expected to see more than half a million participants.

Why it matters: While D.C. is the primary march, there are hundreds of others around the world and across the country. Led by students, the march is "to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address" gun issues, per the organization's mission statement.

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America's delayed backlash to globalization

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.
Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. Photo: Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images

The backlash to globalization is coming "at exactly the wrong time," the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: President Trump's new tariffs, on steel and aluminum and most recently against China, are working to "re-set the terms of the global economy," the NYT reports. But the globalization the world is seeing today is not focused on goods and services, but "greater connectivity and communication."