Students protest at the White House today.
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Students across the US participated in the National School Walkout, a 17-minute demonstration to raise awareness against gun violence and urge changes in gun laws. Some students in the Washington, D.C., area extended the protest to walk to the White House, while students in other areas held rallies including signs, music and tributes to those slain in gun violence.

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