Today’s Top Florida Politics and News –

Wash. Post: Trump, citing ‘evil massacre’ in Florida, floats ideas on gun control that could put him at odds with NRA

AP: Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

The Hill: Trump calls for strengthening background checks in wake of Fla. shooting


Politico: White House walks back Trump’s criticism of FBI over Florida shooting


Politico: Trump scrambles to respond to school massacre


Politico: Will the Parkland kids change the gun debate?

Herald: Previous mass shootings did not change Florida gun laws. Will this time be different?


Politico: Shooting roils gun politics in NRA-friendly Florida


NSF: Law enforcement looks for solutions after school shooting


Sun-Sentinel: Students across South Florida begin walkouts to push for gun law changes


PNJ: Gun control advocates protest outside Gaetz’s Pensacola office


Post: Tom Rooney: Family the factor in leaving Congress; may run for judge


Post: Republican Trump critic Jetta ends challenge of U.S. Rep. Frankel


Post: National Democratic committee to give Baer help in race against Mast


TCPalm: NRCC: Mast won’t move to Tom Rooney district


Daily News: Francis Rooney: House Speaker Paul Ryan has promised bill on Florida offshore drilling ban


Today: As Pence arrives at KSC, station entrepreneur concerned about NASA plans


NSF: Florida Medicaid program limits opioid prescriptions


Times: Under a new law, some public schools will be managed by companies. Pinellas is getting ready


Sentinel: Puerto Rican evacuees urge Orange County to support affordable housing


Sun-Sentinel: FPL website now can handle ‘extreme’ customer traffic after failing in Hurricane Irma, the utility tells regulators


Herald: Miami-Dade Schools want $30 million to protect against mass shootings


Bradenton Herald($): Multiple arrests made as district promises tough punishment for threats against schools


Herald Tribune: Florida’s flagging film industry seeks boost to state incentives


Times: Spring Hill candidate for Congress: ‘I care about this community — I will scream that from the rafters’


Herald Tribune: Sarasota Sheriff Tom Knight won’t seek congressional seat


Sentinel: Statement to FBI by Noor Salman, widow of Pulse nightclub shooter, will be allowed at trial


Today: Commissioners OK medical marijuana dispensaries


Times-Union: UNF picks Cincinnati business dean as new president

TCPalm: Gov.: ‘Everything is on the table’ after shooting


Politico: As Democrats go on offense, Levine launches TV ad to ban ‘assault rifles’


CNN: Florida governor candidate: Parkland is ‘a wake-up call we can’t ignore’


Herald: Scott hasn’t declared Senate candidacy, but his support of gun lobby draws attack ad

Sun-Sentinel: Gun-control group airing political ad going after Gov. Rick Scott


Politico: Scott plans to release post-Parkland shooting plans by Friday


Politico: Once a ‘proud NRA sellout,’ Putnam won’t say if he’d use term again


AP: Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns


Herald: ‘Our message is very simple. Never again.’ Douglas High students march on Tallahassee

Sun-Sentinel: Amid cheers and tears, Stoneman Douglas students arrive in Tallahassee

Democrat: Stoneman Douglas students arrive in Tallahassee


Democrat: While students demand action, House says assault weapons ban is not up for discussion

Post: Scott holds Parkland shooting meetings; House rejects assault gun ban

Sun-Sentinel: With Stoneman Douglas students watching, Florida House declines to take up assault weapons ban

Herald: As students watch, lawmakers debate porn but refuse to take up assault weapons ban

TCPalm: Fla. House defeats debate on assault weapons ban


Herald: Douglas High students motivating legislators to act, leading lawmaker says


Politico: Legislator’s aide fired after calling Parkland students ‘crisis actors’

TCPalm: Aide to Fla. lawmaker: Shooting victims are actors

Times: Florida lawmaker’s aide fired after saying outspoken Parkland students are actors


TCPalm: Stuart doctor challenges Harrell to succeed Negron


Ledger: Tomkow cruises to victory in House 39 GOP primary race


Sun-Sentinel: Board to consider gun-control ballot measures


Florida Watchdog: Florida House and Senate prepare for late-session conference committees


NSF: Florida Senate, House at odds on what vote needed to raise taxes


Florida Watchdog: Legislative action uncertain on potential sweeps of Florida affordable housing fund


Star-Banner: Bill advances to honor civil rights icon, replacing statue of Confederate general

AP: Florida close to replacing Confederate statue in US Capitol


Daily News: Bill on immigrants injured on job passes Senate


AP: Florida House declares pornography a health risk


DBNJ: In Volusia County in 2016, overdoses killed 109. Officials say 2017 numbers will be worse.