We Spoke With High Schoolers About Gun Control. Here’s What They Said.

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On Presidents Day, students from the DMV area went to the White House to protest the lack of gun reform after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Newsy was there and asked them what they want our lawmakers to hear.

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Kremlin Denies Meddling In 2016 Election After Russians’ Indictments

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The Russian government denied interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election Monday following the indictments of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities Friday.

The indictments were part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. The parties were charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S.

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Some were also charged with conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft.

But a spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin said the indictments show “no substantial evidence” of Russian meddling and “no indications that the Russian state could have been involved.” That’s in line with previous denials by Russia.

The indictment says a Russian social media company, the Internet Research Agency, was behind the meddling. It also says the indicted parties tried to coordinate their efforts with the Trump campaign, but does not say the campaign knew about those efforts.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly denied that his campaign colluded with Russia to sway the election.

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Yikes! Brent Burns’ status is officially in question as Sharks recall familiar face

SAN JOSE — The Sharks have recalled veteran defenseman Paul Martin from the Barracuda, an indication, perhaps, that Brent Burns may not be able to play Tuesday when San Jose visits the St. Louis Blues.

Burns left Sunday’s game against the Dallas Stars early in the third period with an unspecified injury. The day before, he was unable to make it through a full practice with what was described as general soreness.

Burns, the reigning Norris Trophy winner, leads the Sharks in points (50), assists (40), shots (246), power play scoring (22 points) and time on ice (25:13).

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After Sunday’s game, a 5-2 Sharks win, captain Joe Pavelski and defenseman Justin Braun both felt that Burns’ ailment wasn’t serious enough for him to miss any time. Sharks coach Pete DeBoer, though, offered a more tempered assessment, saying only “we’ll see” when asked about the defenseman’s health

Burns was expected to travel with the Sharks to St. Louis, the first stop in a four-game road trip that continues through Nashville, Chicago and Minnesota.

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Martin has not played an NHL game since Dec. 7 as he battled injuries through the first half of the season. Unable to crack the lineup when he was healthy again, Martin requested to be placed on waivers so he could begin to play games with the Barracuda.

Martin cleared waivers on Jan. 16, and had two assists in 18 games with the Barracuda this season.

Forward Rudolfs was also recalled by the Sharks from the AHL on Monday.

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Report: Blackhawks ban fans who made racist comments

The Chicago Blackhawks have contacted the four fans who were ejected from a game against the Washington Capitals on Saturday and banned them from attending any games in the future, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

Blackhawks have contacted the ejected fans from Saturday night and told them they are banned from future games. Via a team spokesperson: “Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.”

— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) February 19, 2018

The patrons were found to be chanting racist comments toward Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly when he was in the penalty box.

Fans next to the penalty box said “basketball, basketball, basketball” to Smith-Pelly when he was in the penalty box, according to a Caps spokesman. DSP was understandably upset. The off-ice official confirmed what happened and the fans were booted. That’s the holdup for Trotz.

— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) February 18, 2018

While Smith-Pelly was unavailable to comment after the game, he did speak up on Sunday.

Devante Smith-Pelly on the incident last night in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/Oz9qfFWMQH

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 18, 2018

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