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Florida students, residents rally to denounce political inaction after shooting

School Shooting Florida-36

Hundreds of students, teachers and residents filled the terrace of the Broward County federal...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2018. There are 314 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercury’s Friendship 7 spacecraft, which circled the...


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New rebellion against wind energy stalls or stops projects

Wind Turbine Rebellion

GLENVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Wind turbines have become as commonplace in parts of the rural Midwest as tree-sheltered farmhouses, gray-metal grain bins and deeply furrowed fields. The slowly spinning blades are a sign of investment in a region that often has few growth opportunities to brag about. But...


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Students shaken by shooting focus on stopping gun violence

School Shooting Florida Never Again

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Chris Grady was a theater kid counting down the days until he reported for duty in the U.S. Army this summer when a gunman opened fire at his Florida school. As he huddled in his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday listening to shots nearby, what...


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The Latest: Florida students walk out in show of solidarity

School Shooting Florida

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Students from several Florida high schools have taken to the streets in a show of solidarity with students from a nearby school where 17 students were gunned down in their classrooms on...


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Technology companies rally, offsetting a plunge in Walmart

Financial Markets Wall Street

U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in midday trading Tuesday as investors sized up earnings from several big companies. Disappointing results sent Walmart into a steep slide, pulling down shares in other major retailers and cutting into gains from a rally in technology stocks. The market, which...


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Sen. Bernie Sanders resurrects a 'zombie' claim on gun sales without background checks

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. “We have to end the absurdity of the gun show loophole. Forty percent of the guns in this country are sold without any background checks.” - Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Feb. 18, 2018 --- At The Fact Checker, we sometimes encounter “zombie...


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Shooting survivors prepare to leave for Florida Capitol

School Shooting Florida

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A group of students who survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School planned to travel 400 miles to Florida’s capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week. The students plan to hold a rally...


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The next five years will shape sea-level rise for the next 300, study says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The world is far off course from its goals in cutting greenhouse gas emissions - and research published Tuesday illustrates one of the most striking implications of this. Namely, it finds that for every five years in the present that we continue to put off strong...


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The next five years will shape sea-level rise for the next 300, study says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The world is far off course from its goals in cutting greenhouse gas emissions - and research published Tuesday illustrates one of the most striking implications of this. Namely, it finds that for every five years in the present that we continue to put off strong...


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Mueller probe: London-based son-in-law of Russian businessman to plead guilty to false

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The London-based son-in-law of a Russian businessman is set to plead guilty Tuesday afternoon in Washington to making false statements in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a new...


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