A brother and sister who survived a shooting rampage at a Florida high school in February are writing a book about the campaign for stricter gun control in America sparked by the massacre, publisher Penguin Random House has announced.
David and Lauren Hogg, who have become two of the most outspoken and media-friendly survivors of the Valentine’s Day shooting that left 14 students and three staff dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the city of Parkland.
The book — titled “#NeverAgain” in a reference to their movement — will be released on June 5.
David, who is 18, and 14-year-old Lauren, along with some of their classmates, launched the #NeverAgain movement, which saw hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets of US cities on March 24 for the “March for Our Lives.”
“Lauren and I will be using the money made from the book to help heal the community,” David said on his Twitter feed.
David Hogg took refuge in a closet during the shooting carried out by 19-year-old former classmate Nikolas Cruz. He filmed interviews with fellow students while in hiding, which went viral.
Hogg has been attacked and harassed online, and even accused of being a “crisis actor” paid to travel to tragedies to propagate liberal viewpoints.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham was recently forced to apologize to Hogg after her criticisms of him led her sponsors to withdraw their support for her program.
‘Go look at President Trump’s Twitter’: Portland right-wing rally organizer claims ‘mission success’
The organizer of a far-right rally in Portland, Oregon claimed the event was a "success" after President Donald Trump attacked Portlandiers protesting the group.
"A confluence of protesters on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum merged on Portland’s waterfront Saturday in a tense but relatively uneventful face-off that brought national attention, including a tweet in the hours before the protest by President Trump decrying the city’s signature anti-fascist movement," the Oregonian reported Saturday.
When a similar right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virginia killed Heather Heyer, Trump argued there were "fine people" on both sides of the "Unite the Right" rally.
Why was Jeffrey Epstein buying size 5 women’s panties — while in jail?
The Miami Herald has another bombshell report on Jeffrey Epstein, who died in a Manhattan jail while waiting to stand trial on federal sex crimes charges.
"A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5," the Herald reported Saturday night.
The newspaper noted, "the panties raise questions about why a childless male inmate, accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14, would be allowed to buy female undergarments so small that they wouldn’t fit an average-sized adult woman."
White nationalist Republican ridiculed after only 2 people show up for his town hall meeting
Embattled Rep. Steve King (R-IA) suffered further humiliation on Saturday when only two people showed up for his town hall meeting with Iowa constituents.
King, who was stripped of all committee assignments for his white nationalism, was been an embarrassment for Republicans with his constant racism and misogyny.
A photo of the town hall meeting was posted on Twitter by Reuters photo editor Corinne Perkins.
Rep. King was quickly mocked in the comments.
Here's some of what people were saying: