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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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Slovenia hockey player tests positive for doping at Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Men

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A Slovenian hockey player who became the third athlete to be caught doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics said Tuesday he tested positive for an asthma drug that he took under doctor’s orders. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Ziga Jeglic tested positive for...


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The Latest: Germans make change to mixed relay biathlon team

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Ice Dance

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The Germans have made a change to their mixed relay biathlon team just hours before race time in the Pyeongchang Olympics. Arnd Peiffer has replaced Simon Schempp as the anchor on the relay team...


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Activists: Syria's shelling of Damascus suburb killed 98

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian monitoring group and paramedics say government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held suburbs of the capital, Damascus, killed at least 98 people on Monday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it was the deadliest day in three years in the area known as...


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Joint Koreas hockey team ends historic Olympic run

Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Women

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — They cheered. They cried. They hugged. They watched as fans by the thousands shouted, “We are one.” Unification flags for the two Koreas, longtime rivals and sometimes bitter enemies, flapped across the Olympic arena. And now they go back home, quite possibly never to...


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Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

School Shooting Florida

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 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 Wednesday in hopes that it will put...


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Slovenian hockey player Ziga Jeglic tests positive for doping at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Slovenian hockey player Ziga Jeglic tests positive for doping at Olympics.


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Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys

Trump

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre and the escalating...


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Fighting gun violence after shooting gives teens purpose

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 school. As he huddled in his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday listening to shots ring out nearby, what...


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Serena Williams champions issues on _ and off _ tennis court

Black History Game Changers

Moments after Serena Williams won her seventh Wimbledon title, she proudly raised her fist in a black power salute. It caused a bit of frenzy at the All-England Club in 2016, but Williams’ action shouldn’t have surprised anyone: She’d already been one of the most vocal supporters of the Black Lives...


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