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Former student opens fire at Florida high school, killing 17

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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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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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He watched police kill his mother. A jury just awarded his family $37 million.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A Baltimore County jury awarded $37 million in damages to the family of Korryn Gaines, a black Maryland woman killed by county police in an August 2016 standoff that also injured her 5-year-old son. The six female jurors decided in less than three hours that Cpl....


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Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida-8

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded on 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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Mexicans survived an earthquake. Then a government helicopter killed 13 on the ground.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A government helicopter, carrying officials surveying damage from an earthquake, crashed in southern Mexico on Friday evening, killing at least 13 men, women and children. The accident horrified and angered people in Mexico, which had seemed to escape the worst after...


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State elections officials fret over cybersecurity threats, seek federal help

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. State elections officials said Saturday that they want more information from federal officials to ensure they are protected from cybersecurity threats in light of evidence that foreign operatives plan to try to interfere in the midterm elections. At a conference of...


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In Utah, the fight against porn is increasingly being framed as a public health crisis

Special To The Washington Post. SALT LAKE CITY - Utah leaders have long sought to play a central role in the anti-pornography movement, but the state’s most well-known attempt to strike down smut did not go so well. The state’s much-lampooned “porn czar” only lasted a few years in the early 2000s...


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What's Melania Trump's parents' immigration status? Here are possible options.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Several readers asked about the immigration status of Melania Trump’s parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, after spotting social media posts that made claims such as this: “Here are Melania’s Parents. Viktor and Amalija Knavs. They live in the United States Permanently...


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Doolittle, the Nationals' undisputed closer, hopes to lean more heavily on his slider

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - It took the Washington Nationals until four days before Opening Day last year to name a closer after evaluating their unproven options over six weeks. The uncertainty was an omen. By May, Washington was on its third choice. There’s no angst...


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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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