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Former student opens fire at Florida high school, killing 17

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida-2

A former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing “numerous”...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2018. There are 317 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 17, 1968, the original Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located on the campus of Springfield College in Massachusetts, was opened to the public. On...


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School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

School Shooting Florida

The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. Organizers behind the Women’s March, an anti-Trump and female empowerment...


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Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

School Shooting Florida-7

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-control legislation, insisting they would not relent until their demands were met. The rally in downtown...


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Self-proclaimed 'icon' Adam Rippon takes final Olympic skate

APTOPIX Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Men

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Adam Rippon put his hands over his face and let the cheers wash over. He waved and smiled, and when the crowd kept clapping, he jumped where he stood and swung his arms to egg them on. Ever the showman, and with his trademark grace and flair, Rippon took his final...


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Russian election plot touched even minor Trump supporters

Trump Russia Probe Unwitting

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The request was simple: organize or attend a sign-waving rally supporting Donald Trump. But some of the Florida Republicans on the receiving end of those requests now know that they didn’t come from Republican allies, but from Russian adversaries. Caught up in an...


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The Latest: Second gun-control rally held in Florida

School Shooting Florida-8

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Four hours from the Florida high school where 17 people were shot and killed, hundreds of people gathered in a park to rally against gun violence and call for stricter gun laws....


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Trump adviser: Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'

Germany Security Conference

MUNICH (AP) — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Saturday there was “incontrovertible” evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement that shows how significantly the new criminal charges leveled by an American investigator have upended the...


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Trump's infrastructure push overshadowed by scandal, tragedy

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Even for a White House known for veering wildly off subject, President Donald Trump’s efforts to highlight his plans to rebuild the nation’s ailing infrastructure seem particularly cursed. The first time Trump sought to put a weeklong spotlight on his...


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Emails detail how senior US military officers grappled with false Hawaii missile alert

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Hawaii government’s erroneous warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack caused confusion at U.S. military facilities, frustrating senior U.S. military officers and causing them to question procedures for communicating with state officials, according to...


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Trump administration assault on bipartisan immigration plan ensured its demise

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - As much of the country was gripped Wednesday by horrific images from the mass shooting at a Florida high school, two dozen senior Trump administration officials worked frantically into the night to thwart what they considered a different national security...


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