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Mercury Staff

Mornin', Portland. It's not expected to get over 50 degrees today, so wear some damn gloves. Here's some news to start your day:

The Kids Are Alright: Hundreds of thousands turned up in cities across the country to protest lax gun control laws and the rising tide of mass shootings. Organized by teenage survivors of the February 14 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the March for Our Lives shattered expectations with its "Vietnam era"-sized turnout. If you didn't make it to the Portland's march—which attracted more than ten thousand protesters—here's our recap of the day.

And if you watch one speech from the D.C. event, make it this one:

Today in "No One Asked You, Rick Santorum": Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum told CNN that children should learn CPR instead of organizing a movement against the sale of military-grade weapons.

A Coincidence?: A day after the monumental march, Remington (one of the oldest firearm manufacturers in the U.S.) filed for bankruptcy.

Stormy Weather: In a much-anticipated 60 Minutes interview Sunday evening, Stephanie Clifford (known professionally as Stormy Daniels) alleged that she and her infant daughter were threatened in 2006 for telling reporters about her consensual sexual encounter with now-President Donald Trump. Clifford, a successful adult film actress, writer and producer, also said that weeks before the 2016 primary election, Trump's lawyer offered her one hundred and thirty thousand dollars to not leak the story. Barf-iest tidbit from the interview: Clifford said that during their sexual encounter, Trump had told her she reminded him of his daughter.

Tragedy in Kemerovo: A fire in a Siberia shopping center has left at least 64 people dead and more than 30 injured. Many of the dead, found in the Kemerovo mall's fourth-floor cinema, were children. Experts are blaming the high body count on the labyrinthine, windowless layout of the Soviet-era structure.

Zuck Tears: Facebook dad Mark Zuckerberg took out a series of full-page ads in U.S. and British newspapers Sunday to apologize for allowing Cambridge Analytica to swipe personal data from millions of Facebook users. Regardless, the company's stock continues to plunge.

To Russia, With Love: The White House has announced plans to expel 60 Russian diplomats from the U.S. by April 2, in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter. President Trump (known for being soft on Russia) also shuttered the Russian consulate in the Seattle, since it is a little too close to a U.S. submarine base and top-secret Boeing work.

Suspended: Portland Public School teacher Chris Riser was put on leave Friday for participating in a February 9 walkout at Ockley Green Middle School to protest the police shooting of 17-year-old Quanice Hayes exactly a year prior. By Sunday night, nearly 1,4000 people signed a petition to reinstate him. A PPS spokesman wouldn't tell the Oregonian what type of leave Riser was on, or how long it would last.

Justice for Stephon: Hundreds gathered in Portland Sunday for a candlelight vigil, memorializing Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old black man killed by police in the backyard of his grandparents' home. Police, believing Clark's cell phone was a gun, fired no less than 20 bullets at Clark.


"Eternal Hell of Coitus": Or, a male anglerfish's sole experience with sex. This description (and the first known video) of anglerfish boning is both deeply disturbing and delightfully empowering. What else does your Monday need?