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Parkland shooting survivors endure new assault — from online trolls

One student was teased about being a “brown, bald lesbian.” Another was the target of conspiracy theorists who claimed he was really an actor. When ...

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Husband of slain online exhibitionist charged with murder

CALERA, Ala. — The husband of an online exhibitionist found slain outside her suburban home has been arrested in her killing. The Calera Police Department ...

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Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump endorsed stricter gun-control measures Thursday, including raising the minimum age to 21 for possessing a broader range of weapons than ...

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Kentucky softball team forges ahead with AR-15 rifle raffle

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. — An under-10 girls’ softball team is the latest entity to attract attention for a fundraiser raffling off an AR-15 assault rifle. Fully ...

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Shooting town hall: Rubio on the defensive on gun control

SUNRISE, Fla. — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive Wednesday by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures ...

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Donald Trump Jr: ‘Nonsense’ that family’s profiting from presidency

NEW DELHI — Donald Trump Jr. said any talk of his family profiting from his father’s presidency is “nonsense” during a trip to India that ...

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Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

BEIRUT — Doctors in Syria’s rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ...

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Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding

ELKHART, Ind. — Crews used boats to help residents evacuate their homes in northern Indiana after rainstorms sweeping across the Midwest on Wednesday combined with ...

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‘Fix it!’ Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents

WASHINGTON — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics ...

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Seventh-grader who shot himself in school bathroom dies

MASSILLON, Ohio — Authorities say an Ohio seventh-grader who police said brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a restroom has died of ...

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Police: Vermont teen kept journal with plans to shoot up school

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A Vermont teenager accused of planning “to shoot up” his former high school had written in a diary he titled “Journal of ...

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Report: KKK chapters drop steeply despite ‘hate group’ surge

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An organization that tracks far-right extremists says the number of Ku Klux Klan chapters in the U.S. is plummeting as a new ...

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NRA agrees to join town hall with Parkland survivors

The National Rifle Association plans to participate in a CNN town hall discussion Wednesday night with survivors of last week’s mass school shooting in Parkland, ...

Florida House declines gun debate, declares porn dangerous

The Florida House of Representatives was in session on Tuesday considering several issues. These included a motion to consider a bill banning the sale of ...

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Trump again attacks Obama over Russia

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor, suggesting he should have done more to prevent Russian election meddling. Trump said on Twitter ...

Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepared to flood the Capitol Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill ...

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Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99

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MONTREAT, N.C. — The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most ...

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Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida ...

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Trump says more must be done to protect children

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WASHINGTON — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices ...

White House: New policy won’t affect Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner

WASHINGTON — It’s a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent ...

State Department says N. Korea passed up meeting with Pence

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WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, ...

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Anti-wind energy rebellion grinds projects to a halt

GLENVILLE, Minn. — Wind turbines have become as commonplace in parts of the rural Midwest as tree-sheltered farmhouses, gray-metal grain bins and deeply furrowed fields. ...

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Florida teachers’ pension fund invested in AR-15 gun maker

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As Florida teachers grieve over the mass shooting that left 17 students and colleagues dead last week, some of them may be surprised to learn ...

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Storms stretching to Great Lakes blamed for deaths

CHICAGO — A storm system that’s brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was being blamed for fatal crashes in three ...

Police arrest Vegas man suspected in attacks on homeless men

LAS VEGAS — The man suspected of fatally shooting two homeless men in Las Vegas, wounding a third and shooting a fourth north of the ...

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Teen gets 6 months for smuggling Bengal tiger cub into U.S.

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SAN DIEGO — A California teen has been sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling in a Bengal tiger cub from Mexico. The defense ...

Mistrial declared in Merlino case

NEW YORK — A mistrial was declared on Tuesday in the New York City racketeering trial of a notorious Philadelphia mob boss who had insisted ...

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More than 100 killed in Syria as government bombs Damascus suburbs

BEIRUT — Government forces bombed the northeastern suburbs of the Syrian capital for a second straight day on Tuesday, killing more than 100 people and ...

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Man who died in Yellowstone was looking for hidden treasure

BILLINGS, Mont. — A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache ...

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3M agrees to pay $850M in Minn. environmental lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS — 3M Co. has agreed to pay the state of Minnesota $850 million to settle a major case alleging the manufacturer damaged natural resources ...