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Caller told FBI tip line she feared Nikolas Cruz 'getting into a school and just shooting the place up'  
When a woman close to the Parkland, Florida, school shooter called an FBI tip line in early January, she described a young man with an arsenal of knives and guns who was "going to explode" and said she feared him "getting into a school and just shooting the place up."

Deputies were outside school when police arrived, sources say  
When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff's deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school.

School resource officer who stayed outside had glowing reviews  
The Florida deputy who waited outside as a gunman targeted staff and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17, was twice nominated as the School Resource Deputy of the Year and won the award in 2014, personnel records obtained by CNN show.

Trump says deputy who didn't enter school didn't love the children  
President Donald Trump continued to criticize the armed school resource officer in Parkland, Florida, who stayed outside of the school during the shooting, saying during a White House news conference conference that Scot Peterson "doesn't love the children, probably doesn't know the children."

Survivor: Trump's demeanor on call 'kind of hurt my feelings'  
A survivor of last week's massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, said President Donald Trump failed to bring her any real comfort during a phone call he made while she was hospitalized.

Teacher assigns President Trump 'detention'  
Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers calls out President Trump for 'name calling' following his response to the shooting.

Ex-NFLer Jonathan Martin's post prompts school closure  
A former NFL player who attended a prestigious private high school in Los Angeles was detained by police Friday in connection with a social media post that prompted the closure of the school due to security concerns, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the matter.

Snapchat stock sinks after Kylie Jenner tweet  

Parents accused of holding their 13 kids captive face more charges  
David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin, the California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive, are facing additional charges, a prosecution spokesman said Friday.

Russia's top fighter arrives in Syria  
Russia has sent its most advanced fighter jet to Syria, a US military official tells CNN. It's a deployment that could potentially increase the level of danger to US forces operating inside the country.

ISIS fighters escape detention  
A small number of ISIS detainees have "recently" escaped from detention by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, according to a US official with direct knowledge of the program. The official described the incident as involving "less than five ISIS fighters."

CNN anchor to NRA spokeswoman: How dare you  
CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota asks NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch why she said "many in legacy media love mass shootings."

Opinion: What does Dana Loesch know about 'grieving black mothers in Chicago'?  
Whenever we talk about guns in America, the card-carrying members of the National Rifle Association are always the mouthpieces, equating being a gun owner with American hyper-patriotism. The historian Richard Hofstadter described the concept of "gun culture" -- guns viewed by many as part of America's heritage: "an ingredient in the American imagination."

Jane Seymour poses for Playboy, shares her #MeToo moment  
Seymour is one of the oldest models to ever pose for Playboy. In an interview with the magazine, she said she almost quit acting because of sexual harassment.

No. 2 GOP senator breaks with Trump on gun proposal  
The second-ranking Senate Republican broke with President Donald Trump on Friday when he told CNN that the President's proposal to raise the legal age to buy a rifle to 21 may not "save lives" and doesn't get at the "root of the problem."

New indictment accuses Manafort of paying European politicians  
New charges were filed late Friday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in the special counsel investigation.

Opinion: Trump, Ryan and McConnell, stop ignoring your oaths  
President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell each took an oath of office that included solemnly swearing to defend the Constitution of the United States.

Analysis: Big question about Gates' plea deal  
After weeks of rumors, it became official Friday afternoon: Rick Gates pleaded guilty to two criminal charges and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into Russia's attempted meddling in the 2016 election.

Trump reads out lyrics of anti-immigrant song  
President Donald Trump read the lyrics of an anti-immigrant song titled "The Snake" on Friday, reverting to a campaign staple that Trump has used to criticize United States' immigration policy.

Trump calls out Russia  
President Trump called out Russia, Iran, and Syria for creating a "humanitarian disgrace" in the war-torn country of Syria.

NRA slams gun-background system flaws it helped create  
On Wednesday, during CNN's town hall with survivors of last week's mass shooting at a high school in South Florida, National Rifle Association representative Dana Loesch lamented the holes in the FBI's National Instant Background Check System, or NICS.

Trump staffer named most powerful in DC  
Who tops GQ's "most powerful people in Trump's Washington" list? Jeanne Moos "Hopes" for the best.

KFC apologizes for chicken shortage with a hilarious hidden message  

Enterprise car rental ends NRA partnership  

Report: This NFL team could sell for $2.8 billion  

Astronaut: Trump space plan a huge mistake  
Donald Trump's administration is floating a proposal to return to the moon -- and to shut down the International Space Station to help pay for it.

Olympian warned to not get pregnant  
Beach volleyball legend Kerri Walsh Jennings was six weeks pregnant when she won a gold medal in the London Olympics - but she says she was warned to hold off on starting a family or she may lose her sponsors. She sits down with CNNMoney's Ahiza Garcia to talk about the challenges of being a mother and a professional athlete.

Plastic straw makers brace for bans  

Oprah reacts to Trump's 'insecure' jab  
Oprah Winfrey addressed speculation about running for president in 2020 and responded to President Trump's tweet about her on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Up to 50% off California hotel & attraction deals  

'Shape of Water' lawsuit filed right before Oscars  
One of the Oscar frontrunners has been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit.

She'll carry Team USA flag at closing ceremony  

USA's Mack gets silver in Big Air  

US in final medals push  

Medal tracker: Which country has the most  
Follow CNN's coverage as Pyeongchang, South Korea, hosts the Winter Olympics, February 9-25, 2018.

No one knows who this unconscious Syrian toddler is  
Tucked under a gray blanket, his curly-haired head resting on a pillow, the boy could almost be sleeping peacefully at home.

The week in 36 photos  
Take a look at 36 photos of the week from February 16 through February 22.

Trump: I try like hell to hide that bald spot  
Donald Trump makes a joke about his hair at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland.

Best hotel beds and where to buy them  
Pillow menus, crisp linens, cooling mattresses, blackout curtains -- hotels know a thing or two about sleep-through-your-alarm-good bedrooms.

For self-driving cars, car washes are a nightmare  

How does KFC run out of chicken?  

Asia wants some of Trump's infrastructure billions  

Surviving a 6-year battle with an eating disorder  
I remember a therapist telling me not to worry about how my kid got sick.

What Kylie Jenner could do with her power  
On Thursday, a single post on social media was blamed for costing Snapchat $1.3 billion in market value. The tweet wasn't from a head of state threatening to ban the app, or the company itself announcing major losses. It was from a reality TV star who doesn't like the platform's new layout.

Newtown parents: Online platforms are caving to hoaxers  

Will US and Australia still be 'mates'?  
Australia is America's closest ally in the Pacific region and a strong trading partner. Relations between our two countries -- even in the midst of President Trump's "America First" agenda -- remain warm and cordial. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been trumpeting his country's "100 years of mateship" with the United States, harkening back to American-Australian comradeship in World War I.

HHS Secretary: An affordable option on health care  
The 21st century is a golden age of personalization. Whether it's customizing our smart phones with our favorite apps or ordering exactly what we need when we need it from Amazon, we increasingly expect a unique customer experience, not a one-size-fits-all model.

Syria is devastated. Where are the women?  

Senator: Trump is in the back pocket of billionaires  

Experts are urging Americans to refinance in 2018.  

7 risks of uncontrolled severe asthma  

Fastest way to pay off $10,000 in credit card debt  

Meet the Mueller team  

CPAC goes full Trump for 2018  
A little more than eight months before he won the White House in 2016, candidate Donald Trump, faced with the threat of a walkout by skeptical Republicans, abruptly canceled his scheduled speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Trump: Kelly to make call on Kushner's clearance  
President Trump praised the work of son-in-law Jared Kushner saying he is "truly outstanding" and is working with Trump's chief of staff General Kelly on peace in the middle east.

Why the NRA is so powerful on Capitol Hill  

Thomas, conservatives impatient at Supreme Court's inaction on 2nd Amendment  
What's the Supreme Court done about the 2nd Amendment lately? Not much, to the deep frustration of Justice Clarence Thomas.

Largest brain tumor 'in the world' removed from man's head  
A surgeon in India has removed a 1.873 kg (4.1 lb) tumor from a 31-year old man at a government hospital in Mumbai, India.

Opioid addiction could be genetic  
Researchers have identified another gene that could influence the risk of opioid dependence, a new study shows, adding to the evidence that genetic factors play a crucial role in determining who develops addiction.

Neanderthals, humans more alike than we thought  
Neanderthals may not have been that different from us, after all.

Award season as Hollywood resets  

'Sex and the City's' Jason Lewis is 'Team SJP'  
He may have played the lover of Kim Cattrall's character on "Sex and the City" but Jason Lewis is definitely Team Sarah Jessica Parker.

'Game Night' serves up a comedy winner  
Two words, nine letters: "Game Night" is a riot -- an energetic, consistently clever comedy that playfully toys with the expectations of a savvy audience weaned on such fare. Filled with knowing pop-culture references and deriving laughs from every key character, it's the kind of smart, fast-paced entertainment that makes a pretty delicate juggling act look easy.

Stephen Fry reveals he has prostate cancer  
Stephen Fry, the British actor, comedian, writer, game show host and raconteur, has revealed he is being treated for prostate cancer.

'Simpsons' showrunner slams Ted Cruz  
¡Ay, caramba! Ted Cruz.

The bizarre double life of an American heiress  

Does mind control really exist?  
Steven Hassan was a college junior in the mid-1970s when he was recruited into the Unification Church, a cult also known as the "Moonies." Hassan said he quickly came to believe that Armageddon and World War III were imminent. The Moonies, he thought, were singularly tasked with saving the world.

Listen ↓ : Patty Hearst goes on the run  

Trump Jr. slams American media, praises India  
During the Global Business Summit in India, Donald Trump Jr. doubles down on his comments about the spirit of the people of India while criticizing the Washington Post's reporting on the comments.

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