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Parkland students arrive in Florida capital to urge action on gun reform

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — About 100 students from Parkland arrived in Tallahassee the evening of Feb. 20, highly motivated to press their state lawmakers in person to reform gun laws after the deadly shooting rampage at their high school. The afternoon shooting spree Feb. 14 at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County left…

‘Monumental’ FEMA shift opens door to disaster funds for religious groups

By David Karas Catholic News Service TRENTON, N.J. — Superstorm Sandy-weary diocesan and parish officials lauded a Federal Emergency Management Agency policy change announced earlier this year that reverses a prior exclusion for religious organizations and houses of worship from applying for federal aid to recover from natural disasters. “This change in eligibility for FEMA…