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    School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

    The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. Organizers behind the Women’s March, an anti-Trump and female empowerment protest, called for a 17-minute walkout on […]
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    Woman killed husband, 2 adult kids before killing herself

    KEEGO HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Autopsies show a suburban Detroit woman fatally shot her husband, son and daughter before killing herself. The Oakland County medical examiner’s office says 47-year-old Daniel Stuart was a victim of a homicide, along with 27-year-old Steven Stuart and 24-year-old Bethany Stuart. Investigator Keith Batchelor tells the Detroit Free Press that […]
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    Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center by addressing the elephant […]
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    Passenger says teen driver panicked, hit the gas outside NSA

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas. Passenger Javonte Alhajie Brown told The Washington Post Friday that the 17-year-old driver was following GPS directions to reach a friend’s […]
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    Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman accused of setting small fires on a college campus in a self-professed act of jihad had been on the FBI’s radar for at least four months. No one was hurt in the Jan. 17 fires set by 19-year-old Tnuza Jamal Hassan, who has pleaded not guilty to several charges, […]
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    Are female-led companies the answer to sexual misconduct?

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Weinstein Co. thought it had found a path to survival. A group of investors led by a respected businesswoman offered to acquire the company, rebrand it and install a female-led board of directors. It was an eye-catching idea in a country where men dominate corporate boards in almost every industry. […]
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    Winds hindering efforts to shut down exploded Ohio gas well

    ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A spokeswoman for a company whose natural gas well exploded and caught fire in eastern Ohio says high winds are hindering experts from shutting down the well. XTO Energy’s Karen Matusic says outside experts managed to clear debris from the well pad Saturday morning but had to retreat because of […]
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    Latvian member of European Central Bank detained in probe

    LONDON (AP) — Latvia’s top banking official, a key member of the European Central Bank, was detained Sunday after being questioned for hours by anti-corruption authorities amid accusations of bribery and money laundering in the European nation’s financial system. Latvian state TV showed Ilmars Rimsevics arriving at the offices of the country’s anti-corruption agency Saturday […]
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    Family of woman killed by police may not see full $37M award

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The family of a Maryland woman who was fatally shot by police two years ago may never receive the entire $37 million it was awarded in a lawsuit this week. Maryland has a cap on local governments’ liabilities in such cases, and judges have a tendency to lower large awards on appeal, […]
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    Girl, 4, fatally shot inside car; suspect arrested

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 4-year-old girl sitting in a car with young siblings and her grandmother in northeastern Ohio has been arrested. Police say 31-year-old Darnell Bitting was arrested around 4 p.m. Saturday in Akron Akron police spokesman Lt. Rick Edwards says the shooting happened […]