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Students: More gun control needed after school shooting

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Florida officials have outlined their plans to make schools safer after a shooting last week that left 17 people dead. Some say it isn't enough. More>>

Trump says arm US teachers; they love kids as others don't

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President Donald Trump says the armed officer who didn't stop the gunman who carried out last week's Florida massacre was either a "coward" or "didn't react properly under pressure.". More>>

Police experts urge intensive training if teachers are armed

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Law enforcement experts say it takes specialized and constant training to know how to act in an active shooter situation. More>>

California parents face new charges in kids' torture case

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A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them is due in court. More>>

US lands agency makeover would diminish Washington's power

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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has changed a proposed overhaul of his department with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries he initially proposed. More>>

US visa boss insists mission statement isn't anti-immigrant

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The head of the federal agency that grants visas has a message for anyone who interprets his new mission statement as anti-immigrant: "A thousand times no.". More>>

More companies end ties with NRA as pressure mounts

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Investment firm Blackrock wants to know how gun makers will respond to school massacre in Parkland, Florida, and elsewhere. More>>

US asks judge to approve seizure of Pharma Bro's assets

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli is due back in court for a hearing about whether he should forfeit millions of dollars in assets including a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album as part of his conviction in a securities fraud scheme. More>>

Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide his bald spot

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Now it can be told: President Donald Trump goes to great lengths to hide the bald spot revealed in a recent photo. More>>

Greitens blames politics, but even some in GOP concerned

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicts him for felony invasion of privacy. More>>

Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault weapons

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Longtime U.S. Rep John Lewis of Georgia is one of five people who are going to be honored for their work to advance civil rights. More>>

Attorneys seek information on aborted Alabama execution

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Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins. More>>

US deportations targeting more people with no crime records

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U.S. figures show that people getting deported increasingly have no criminal backgrounds. More>>

Former NFL player detained by police after Instagram post

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A law enforcement official says former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin was taken into Los Angeles police custody after a threatening Instagram post and is being questioned but is not under arrest. More>>

After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

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'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues. More>>

Delay in Nevada gun buyer law draws protests at court debate

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With protesters outside the courthouse calling for action, a Nevada judge is due to hear arguments about a voter-approved gun background-check law that has not been enforced since voters passed it in November 2016. More>>

Utah bill would give teens fleeing polygamy more rights

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Teenagers fleeing polygamous communities would get more legal protection from parents who could expose them to sexual abuse under a proposal approved by a panel of Utah lawmakers. More>>

Judges decline to immediately throw out congressional map

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A panel of three Republican-appointed federal judges is in place to consider a request by eight sitting GOP congressmen in Pennsylvania to halt the use of a new congressional district map in this year's elections. More>>

White nationalist is latest to sue over social media ban

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A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his account as the social network cracks down on content it deems abusive. More>>

Shooting survivors endure new assault _ from online trolls

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Survivors of Florida school shooting endure new assault, this time from internet trolls. More>>

Retiree wins sweepstakes, plans to get her kicks on Route 66

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Pennsylvania retiree wins $1 million upfront, $5,000 a week for the rest of her life through Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes; she and husband hope to fulfill their dream of traveling US Route 66 from Chicago to California. More>>

Superagers' youthful brains offer clues to keeping sharp

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Scientists are peering into the brains of "superagers" in the hope of finding ways to protect others from memory loss. More>>

It's OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again, US panel says

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Federal panel says it's OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again. More>>

Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US

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Health officials see encouraging downturn in a flu season that surged for months. More>>

Billy Graham and North Carolina: The affection was mutual

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While the Rev. Billy Graham's travels took him as far away as the Soviet Union and China, he always came back to his native North Carolina, a place of refuge and spiritual refueling. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: People feel better about economy, not country

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Most Americans say things are bad in the U.S., but feel good about the economy. More>>

Second judge says Trump can't keep stalling clean-air rules

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A second federal judge has rejected the Trump administration's efforts to delay an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. More>>

Police: McDonald's manager fired at drive-thru customers

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Police say a manager who fired shots at a car in a McDonald's drive-thru line in Cleveland faces felonious assault charges. More>>

Texas governor accepts recommendation, spares inmate

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A condemned Texas inmate set for execution is awaiting word on whether Gov. Greg Abbott will accept the state parole board's rare clemency recommendation to spare the prisoner's life at the urging of his father. More>>

Correction: Fishing's Footprint story

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A new global study gives the first comprehensive snapshot of how extensive industrial fishing is. More>>

Science Says: European art scene began with Neanderthals

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Two new studies from Spain provide the strongest evidence yet that Neanderthals created art. More>>

Vice president wants US businesses trailblazing into space

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Vice President Mike Pence has brought a newly revived advisory group to Florida's Kennedy Space Center. More>>

Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rights

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State water officials are considering whether to adopt a range of permanent restrictions against wasting water as nearly half of California again in drought. More>>

Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

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Ancient acupuncture is increasingly used as weapon in the nation's struggle with opioids. More>>

Groups want details on Trump's approval of Keystone pipeline

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Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada are asking a judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump's approval of the project. More>>

The Latest: Australia says he's inspired by US tax cuts

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President Donald Trump says "a lot of good things" will come from Friday's meetings with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. More>>

Gothamist news sites brought back to life by public radio

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A local news website in New York abruptly shut down late last year after reporters unionized has a new life thanks to public radio. More>>

The Latest: Gardner spokeswoman: No 'political games'

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has canceled plans to attend an annual meeting of the nation's governors following his indictment stemming from an extramarital affair. More>>

Correction: Arkansas Judge-Sex Allegations story

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A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former judge from eastern Arkansas to five years in prison after he admitted he gave young male defendants lighter sentences in exchange for sexual favors. More>>

Governors push bipartisan national health care compromise

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A bipartisan group of governors says the two parties can and should work together to improve the nation's health care system. More>>

AP Explains: Graham's rare honor at US Capitol

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Congress is reserving one of the nation's greatest distinctions for the Rev. Billy Graham, selecting him to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. More>>

Florida man yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death

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Florida inmate lets out blood-curdling scream, yells 'murderers!' as he's executed for 1993 rape and killing; authorities say 'no indication' last actions caused by lethal injection. More>>

Grand Canyon helicopter crash victim dies, 3 still critical

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Authorities say a British tourist who was pulled from the wreckage of a fiery helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon died from his injuries Thursday. More>>

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

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A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. More>>

California senator quits as Legislature grapples with #MeToo

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The California Senate is preparing to debate punishment for a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct. More>>

Forgot about that joint? Vegas airport lets people dump pot

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Tourists catching a flight out of Las Vegas can now dump their leftover legal marijuana in metal containers set up at the airport. More>>

Correction: Obit-Billy Graham story Video included

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The Rev. Billy Graham, who was known as "America's Pastor," has died at his North Carolina home at 99. More>>

Trump wants to ban bump stocks; ATF doesn't know if it can

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President Donald Trump wants the Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stock devices. More>>

Hernandez's fiancee sues to protect assets of home sale

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Hernandez's fiancee sues estates of 3 men the former NFL star is charged with killing in effort to ensure their daughter benefits from the sale of home. More>>

Girl injured by dog during boarding for Southwest flight

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Southwest Airlines says a child was hurt by a support dog on jet in Phoenix while passengers were boarding. More>>

Florida executes inmate; Texas, Alabama executions halted

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Executions are set for Alabama, Texas and Florida for the same night. More>>

GOP congressmen challenge new Pennsylvania district map Video included

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A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation's highest court. More>>

Correction: Florida Shooting-Mental Health story

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The U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration's focus on mental illness to fight mass violence. More>>

Kansas lawmakers cancel debate on NRA-backed gun safety bill

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Kansas legislative leaders have canceled a debate on a gun-safety education bill giving preference to a National Rifle Association program in elementary schools. More>>

Shelters open amid Midwest flooding as rivers keep rising

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Shelters open to help people evacuated from their homes amid flooding in Indiana, Michigan and other parts of the Midwest. More>>

Florida man yells 'murderers!' as he's executed for slaying

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Florida inmate yells 'murderers!' repeatedly as he's executed for his convictioin in 1993 rape and killing of a college student. More>>

Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

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The students who swarmed Florida's state capitol in the wake of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre face pushback in Legislature. More>>

The Latest: No answer at home of school's ex-armed officer

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For almost a half-hour after a school shooter dropped his assault-style rifle and escaped Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, police officers thought they were seeing his actions live on the school's security system. More>>

West Virginia teachers: Statewide walkout over pay, benefits

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West Virginia teachers launch first statewide walked since 1990, complaining of low pay and benefits. More>>

Final tribute: Slain football coach is hailed as a 'hero'

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Friends, students pay tribute to football coach who died saving students from school shooter. More>>

Mayor: Driver crashed car into hospital, set himself on fire

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Police: Driver intentionally crashed into a Connecticut hospital emergency room with a car that burst into flames. More>>

Man who admitted Hawaii concert scam wants plea change

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A man who admitted to defrauding the University of Hawaii of $200,000 by lying about being able to produce a Stevie Wonder fundraiser concert now wants to take back his guilty plea. More>>

FBI says it's trying to rebuild trust after botched tip

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A top FBI official is acknowledging the agency has lost public trust after it botched a potentially life-saving tip before the Florida school shooting. More>>

US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

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In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham's death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another American spiritual leader with his reach and influence. More>>

Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defense

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Harvey Weinstein has asked a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words of some A-list actresses in his defense. More>>

Funerals stir more tributes for school shooting victims

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Funeral services are stirring more tributes and remembrances for the 17 students and employees who were shot to death at a Florida high school. More>>

Correction: Neurologist-Sexual Abuse story

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A neurologist who already admitted groping women at a Philadelphia clinic has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting patients in New York City. More>>

Husband of slain online exhibitionist charged with murder

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The husband of an online exhibitionist found slain outside her suburban home has been arrested in her killing. More>>

Man arrested in shooting death of postal worker on highway

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Investigators have arrested a man who they say shot and killed a postal worker while he was driving an 11-ton delivery rig on a Dallas highway. More>>

Congressman claims undisclosed firm wasn't 'doing business'

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An Iowa congressman has said in a sworn statement that a company he failed to disclose wasn't "doing business" in 2016, despite evidence to the contrary. More>>

Prosecutors charge health company in Milwaukee jail death

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Prosecutors say the company that cares for inmates at the Milwaukee County jail face criminal because employees lied about checking on a man who died of dehydration after water to his cell was shut off. More>>

Lawmaker facing charges he extorted page for sex resigns

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A Rhode Island state senator facing charges of sex extortion and video voyeurism has announced his resignation. More>>

Students across US walk out of class to protest gun violence Video included

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Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walk-outs to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's Florida school shooting. More>>

SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

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A SpaceX rocket carrying a Spanish satellite has blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. More>>

The Latest: Spokesman: Graham planned own funeral carefully

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The Rev. Billy Graham's son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, says his father would want to be remembered as a preacher. More>>

Former lawmaker accused of lying to FBI about $5K kickback

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A former New York assemblyman and Long Island county official has been charged with obstructing justice in a corruption probe. More>>

Ideology tops facts in Texas history curriculum, experts say

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As Texas again begins revising what its 5.3-plus million students are taught, a group of academics has produced a report highlighting problems with the 2010 standards _ and ways to fix them. More>>

Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast US lands

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A year of turmoil at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of staff members re-assigned, key positions go unfilled, rules governing industry shelved and a mass resignation from a National Park system advisory board. More>>

Charges: Minneapolis father beat, raped twin daughters

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A 51-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of beating his mentally disabled twin daughters, raping them and chaining them to a bedroom door in a case described as torture. More>>

Lawsuit: Trump's ending immigrant program racially motivated

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Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants are suing President Donald Trump over the administration's decision to end special protections that have allowed them to live and work in the US. More>>

Civil disobedience: Teen shooting survivors shake up Capitol Video included

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Some of the high school students who traveled to Florida's state capital for protests after last week's mass shooting committed what may have been their young movement's first act of civil disobedience. More>>

Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats

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Republican congresswoman says 'many' people who commit mass murder are Democrats, but she offers no evidence; Democratic challenger calls her comments 'disgusting' and 'toxic'. More>>

Sen. Rubio says he would support raising age to buy rifles

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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio put on defensive at televised town hall event by angry students, teachers and parents demanding stronger gun-control measures after school shooting rampage. More>>

Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

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A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' genetic or metabolic makeup. More>>

Speaking out: Students who survived shooting talk activism Video included

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Many students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School have turned into outspoken gun control advocates. More>>

Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior'

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Ford has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of unspecified inappropriate behavior. More>>

Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding

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Several states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains. More>>

The Latest: Angry students, parents confront Sen. Rubio

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The day before 17 people were gunned down inside a Florida school, a co-worker says the suspect made plans to go with him to a shooting range. More>>

Much-touted MS-13 sweep keeps even most basic details secret

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A sweep of MS-13 gang members on New York's Long Island that was praised by President Donald Trump has been shrouded in secrecy, with authorities refusing to release the names of the suspects or the charges against them. More>>

California lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct apologizes

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The California Senate is weighing whether to punish a colleague after an independent investigation confirmed he likely engaged in unwanted flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with six women. More>>

Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws Video included

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Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now. More>>

Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99 Video included

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The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died at age 99. Spokesman Mark DeMoss tell The Associated Press that Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. More>>

GOP leaders request hold on Pennsylvania congressional map Video included

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Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature say they're about to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the imposition of new congressional maps, two days after they were announced by the state's highest court. More>>

Billy Graham dies: 'America's Pastor,' adviser to presidents Video included

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The Rev. Billy Graham, dead at 99, was 'America's pastor' and a pioneer in use of television in mass evangelism. More>>

Billy Graham is remembered by secular and religious leaders Video included

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Leaders expressed admiration and respect for evangelist Billy Graham, who died at his North Carolina home Wednesday morning. More>>

Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House Video included

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Billy Graham would be the first to say that his message was not complex or unique, but he won over audiences worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction. More>>

'How do we stop this?' School shooting threat spurs arrest

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Officials say they thwarted a student's plot to open fire at a Southern California high school after a staff member overheard a threat by the boy upset over a ban on headphones. More>>

Woman in affair that led US rep to resign now seeks office

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A woman whose affair with a married eight-term Pennsylvania congressman led to his resignation is now pursuing her own run for the U.S. House. More>>

Reward raised, new attention on US prosecutor's 2001 slaying

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Sixteen years after a federal prosecutor named Thomas Wales was shot to death in his Seattle home, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says the unsolved case remains a top priority of the Justice Department. More>>

Seventh-grader who shot himself in school bathroom dies

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Authorities say an Ohio seventh-grader who police said brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a restroom has died of his injuries. More>>

Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women's health

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New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign legislation setting aside about $7.5 million in funding for family-planning and women's health. More>>

NTSB: Truck hit by GOP train was on tracks after warning

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Witnesses to a collision between a train carrying Republican congressmen and a garbage truck in rural Virginia have told investigators that the truck entered the railroad crossing after safety gates came down to warn drivers about the approaching train. More>>

Texas governor weighs parole board's advice on inmate's fate

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The fate of a convicted Texas killer nearing execution is in Gov. Greg Abbott's hands after the state parole board made the rare recommendation that the prisoner's life be spared. More>>

Police: Officer shot, killed intervening in domestic dispute

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Authorities say an off-duty police officer has been fatally shot while intervening in a domestic dispute in suburban Maryland. More>>

Geraldo Rivera talks weapons age-limits with Trump

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Television personality Geraldo Rivera says he has discussed the idea of raising the minimum age to purchase assault-type weapons with President Donald Trump, adding that Trump "took it under advisement.". More>>

Illinois man jailed for decades found not guilty at retrial

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A suburban Chicago judge has found a man who spent 22 years behind bars not guilty in his retrial on charges of arson and murder in his mother-in-law's death. More>>

Correction: Peanut Allergy Treatment story

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The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. More>>

Stowaway pleads not guilty after Chicago to London flight

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A woman with a history of sneaking onto planes pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony theft and other charges for allegedly thwarting Chicago airport security and flying to London before anyone realized she didn't have a ticket. More>>

Biographical details on the Rev. Billy Graham Video included

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Biographical details on the Rev. Billy Graham. More>>

Jobs, training, free tickets: Casino woos minority community

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Hard Rock making massive effort to engage Atlantic City's largely minority community when it opens this summer. More>>

15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfire

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A 15-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who was shot five times during the massacre is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students. More>>

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race Video included

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The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities. More>>

Wife of lawmaker who killed himself loses election bid

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A special election is being held in Kentucky to replace a legislator who killed himself after allegations surfaced from a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager. More>>

Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'

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An ethics complaint has been filed against an Idaho state senator after a tweet from an account purported to be the Republican lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague. More>>

Spacewalking astronauts finish months of robot arm repair

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Spacewalking astronauts are finally wrapping up months of repair work on the International Space Station's big robot arm. More>>

What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds

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A study of bears and berries has determined that the big animals are the main dispersers of fruit seeds in southeast Alaska. More>>

After teenager's arrest, liberal Vermont ponders gun safety

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What Vermont officials consider a near-miss on a high school shooting is giving a boost to gun control efforts in the state Legislature. More>>

Report: Hawaii wasn't ready to handle missile threat alert

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The latest report on Hawaii's missile scare says the state began testing alerts before fully a developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat. More>>

The Latest: 13 Russians accused of plot to disrupt election

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Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein says the goal of 13 Russians and three Russian entities charged Friday was "spreading distrust" of 2016 candidates and the political system. More>>

Massachusetts students lead US in Advanced Placement exams

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Students in Massachusetts scored the best in the nation on last year's Advanced Placement exams. More>>

Kansas lawmakers split on response to teen governor hopefuls

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More than half a dozen prospective candidates in the crowded Kansas governor's race are teenagers, and legislators are divided over whether to try to prevent having such young hopefuls in the field in the future. More>>

Judge approves shutdown of large California homeless camp

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Authorities are being allowed to shut down a large homeless encampment in Southern California and moving hundreds of tent-dwellers into motel rooms. More>>

Evangelist Billy Graham dies at age 99; reached millions Video included

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The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. More>>

Rhode Island marks 15 years since 100 killed in club fire

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Rhode Island is marking the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others. More>>

New Wynn Resorts CEO denies knowing of claims against mogul

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The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts says he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced in a news report last month. More>>

School shooting videos could scar kids _ or galvanize them

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The school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead appears to be the first major tragedy of its kind in which students were sharing horrific images in near-real time with young people elsewhere. More>>

Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns Video included

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A hundred Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to head by bus to Florida's capital to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of massacre that claimed 17 lives. More>>

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

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A storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes states with risks of flooding, freezing rain and snow is being blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four dead in Nebraska. More>>

The Latest: Stoneman Douglas students greeted in Tallahassee

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Two buses are preparing to take about 100 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to Tallahassee so that they can pressure state lawmakers to pass more restrictive gun laws. More>>

Urged on by Trump, GOP to fight Pennsylvania's district map

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The map of congressional districts imposed by Pennsylvania's high court for the state's 2018 elections gives Democrats a boost in their mission to wrest control of the U.S. House. More>>

Students shaken by shooting focus on stopping gun violence

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Survivors of a Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead are channeling their anger and sadness into action. More>>

Trump awards Medal of Valor to 12 public safety officers

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President Donald Trump is recognizing bravery by the nation's public safety officers and awarding the Medal of Valor to a dozen police, fire department and other officials. More>>

Democrats on House panel urge Equifax to extend protections

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Democratic lawmakers on a House investigative panel are asking Equifax Inc., to provide its free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for at least three years. More>>

Skier lost in New York doesn't know how he got to California

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It's still not clear how a 49-year-old skier whose disappearance sparked massive search on a snowy Adirondack mountainside showed up a week later in California, confused and in ski clothes. More>>

7th-grader with distraction device shoots himself at school

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A school official in Ohio says a middle school student apparently shot himself after bringing a gun to school Tuesday morning. More>>

Advocacy group sues Justice for prison policy files

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An advocacy group is suing the Justice Department for not turning over records sought under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. More>>

The Latest: California winter now third driest on record

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State water officials postpone vote on new water wasting restrictions as winter reaches third-driest on record. More>>

Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

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A growing number of states are considering laws allowing courts to temporarily remove guns from people considered to be dangerous. More>>

Jailed woman accused of bigamy in plot for lighter sentence

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Authorities say a married New Hampshire woman who left her children in rooms covered with feces posed as a lawyer to convince another man to marry her in a bid for a lighter sentence. More>>

Flu season shows signs of leveling off

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Health officials say this nasty flu season, which has been surging for months, may be leveling off. More>>

Man charged with killing wife who disappeared at sea

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A man who said his wife disappeared at sea when their boat collided with an unknown object near the Bahamas has been charged with murder. More>>

Coldilocks, the oldest captive polar bear in the US, dies

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The oldest captive polar bear in the U.S. has died. More>>

Funerals: Grieving teens, raw emotions after school shooting

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Funerals for Florida shooting victims: Grieving teens, raw emotions as victims of Stoneman Douglas High massacre oare mourned. More>>

Oklahoma man gets life without parole for hate crime killing

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A judge has sentenced a 63-year-old Oklahoma man to life in prison without the possibility of parole for gunning down his Lebanese neighbor in what the jury determined was a hate crime. More>>

Suspect in slaying of 2 police officers jailed without bail

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Prosecutor asks that suspect in fatal shooting of 2 Ohio police officers be held without bail or bond in the potential death penalty case. More>>

Borneo's orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999

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The most comprehensive study of Borneo's orangutans estimates their numbers have plummeted by more than 100,000 since 1999, as the palm oil and paper industries shrink their habitat and fatal conflicts with people grow. More>>

Trump appeals California judge's curb on birth control rules

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The U.S. Department of Justice is appealing a California judge's decision to temporarily block new Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control. More>>

New exhibit examines Native American imagery in US culture

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A new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian uses images of Natives to show how the population permeates American culture. More>>

Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family

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The family reunification system that has been central to U.S. immigration law for half a century is suddenly facing talk of a complete overhaul thanks to President Donald Trump. More>>

US postal worker found fatally shot in mail truck in Dallas

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Dallas police: U.S. Postal Service worker found fatally shot inside a mail truck along busy highway, case being investigated as a homicide. More>>

Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

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The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against influenza. More>>

Is Maryland ready to rid 'Northern scum' from state song?

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Some Maryland lawmakers think the time is right to finally wipe "Northern scum," and other sensitive pre-Civil War phrases out of the official state song. More>>

APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

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APNewsBreak: CEO says Michigan-based Consumers Energy will stop using coal to generate electricity by 2040. More>>

McDonald's moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

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McDonald's is banishing cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu. More>>

Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

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A northern Idaho lawmaker told students affiliated with Planned Parenthood that he would call law enforcement officials if they attempted to visit his office at the Capitol. More>>

What to wear at polls? High court will have a say on that

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A Minnesota law that bars voters from wearing political hats, T-shirts, buttons and other apparel to the polls is about to get a look from the Supreme Court. More>>

Pennsylvania's new congressional map could boost Democrats

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is on the cusp of imposing a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve for several seats. More>>

Confederate statue toppling cases start with dismissals

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A North Carolina judge trying protesters accused of toppling a Confederate statue has dismissed the criminal case against one of them. More>>

School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

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Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. More>>

The Latest: Suspect legally purchased at least 7 long guns

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The couple who took in the Florida school shooting suspect after his mother died says he told them he was sorry after the shooting. More>>

Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tell

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Researchers are set to discuss their efforts to determine whether human bones recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck are those of the infamous pirate Samuel 'Black Sam' Bellamy. More>>

Californians can go home but told to keep watch on wildfire

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Officials say a wind-driven wildfire in rural central California has forced mandatory evacuations and is threatening hundreds of buildings. More>>

The Latest: Trump again attacks Obama on Twitter

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White House says President Trump supports efforts to improve federal gun background check system. More>>

'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

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Already a much-celebrated pop culture milestone, "Black Panther" is now a record-setting smash at the box office, too. More>>

Inmate in landmark Supreme Court case denied parole

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71-year-old Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences has been denied parole more than a half-century after he killed a sheriff's deputy at age 17. More>>

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

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Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office. More>>

Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses

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Some cities wanting to lure new companies to town are including the diversity of the people who live and work there in pitches. More>>

Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns

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President Donald Trump is blasting the FBI, asking why they didn't investigate an Obama-era payment to Iran. More>>

Greening Mardi Gras: Recycling effort targets parade trash

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Mardi Gras produces a huge amount of garbage in addition to days of fun and parties. More>>

ROTC leader shocked that accused school shooter 1 of his own

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"It clicked": JROTC school leader shocked to learn that accused Florida shooter was one of his own. More>>

For school shooting suspect, main question is life or death

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The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is likely so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he's convicted is whether he'll be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison. More>>

Weinstein Co. fires president after suit alleges inaction

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The struggling movie studio co-founded by Harvey Weinstein has fired its president, whose continued presence at the company was a source of controversy. More>>

The Latest: Shooting survivors focus anger at Trump, tweets

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Survivor of the shooting rampage at a Florida high school that killed 17 people are planning a march on Washington next month to pressure politicians to take action on gun violence. More>>

Offshore drilling foes, denied microphone, hold rallies

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Opponents of President Donald Trump's plan to open most of the nation's coastline to oil and natural gas drilling have held boisterous rallies before public meetings held by the federal government on the topic. More>>

School shooting massacre victims torn from community fabric Video included

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Students with their whole lives ahead of them and the teachers who tried to protect them were among the 17 people killed when a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida. More>>

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  • Students: More gun control needed after school shooting

    Students: More gun control needed after school shooting

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:36 AM EST2018-02-24 06:36:12 GMT
    (Charles Trainor Jr/The Miami Herald via AP). Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School bus driver Pearlie Corker, gets a hug at the school as some teachers return for the first time since the shooting, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. Corker arrived...(Charles Trainor Jr/The Miami Herald via AP). Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School bus driver Pearlie Corker, gets a hug at the school as some teachers return for the first time since the shooting, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. Corker arrived...
    Florida officials have outlined their plans to make schools safer after a shooting last week that left 17 people dead. Some say it isn't enough.More >>
    Florida officials have outlined their plans to make schools safer after a shooting last week that left 17 people dead. Some say it isn't enough.More >>
  • Trump says arm US teachers; they love kids as others don't

    Trump says arm US teachers; they love kids as others don't

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:35 AM EST2018-02-24 06:35:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump takes a question from reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, to travel to Oxon Hill, Md. to speak at the Conservative Political Ac...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump takes a question from reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, to travel to Oxon Hill, Md. to speak at the Conservative Political Ac...
    President Donald Trump says the armed officer who didn't stop the gunman who carried out last week's Florida massacre was either a "coward" or "didn't react properly under pressure.".More >>
    President Donald Trump says the armed officer who didn't stop the gunman who carried out last week's Florida massacre was either a "coward" or "didn't react properly under pressure.".More >>
  • Police experts urge intensive training if teachers are armed

    Police experts urge intensive training if teachers are armed

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:35 AM EST2018-02-24 06:35:29 GMT
    (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). A bicyclist rides past a sign at  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. Teachers and administrators returned for the first time  since the Valentine's Day shoot...(Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). A bicyclist rides past a sign at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. Teachers and administrators returned for the first time since the Valentine's Day shoot...
    Law enforcement experts say it takes specialized and constant training to know how to act in an active shooter situation.More >>
    Law enforcement experts say it takes specialized and constant training to know how to act in an active shooter situation.More >>
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