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Survivors of a mass shooting at a Florida high school are seeking a boycott of companies doing business with the NRA
Survivors of a mass shooting at a Florida high school are hoping to expand the reach of their gun control movement by seeking a boycott of companies doing business with the NRA and urging tourists to boycott the Sunshine State....

Admirers salute Billy Graham as motorcade carrying body crosses North Carolina
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Admirers took photos on their phones, fire trucks parked on freeway overpasses and police officers saluted as a motorcade carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham crossed the evangelist's beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours Saturday from his mountain chapel to namesake library in the state's largest city....

'Our kids have started a revolution:' Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals, the mourning, the talking heads and the calls for change that dwindle into nothingness....

Romanian gymnasts who trained under former U.S. Olympic coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi tell the AP that the duo starved and beat them in pursuit of an ideal athlete
They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, suffocating anxiety and debilitating eating disorders....

2 dead as severe weather featuring possible tornadoes moves eastward through central US
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- At least two people are dead as a strong storm system that included possible tornadoes roared eastward through the central United States, leaving demolished homes, damaged vehicles and uprooted trees in its wake....

Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall says the United States' next civil rights movement should be to ban assault weapons. Bridges says she is distressed by the mass shootings in U.S. schools.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Ruby Bridges Hall, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools....

Attorneys seek information on aborted execution
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Execution team members stuck an inmate repeatedly in the lower legs, ankles and groin in effort to find a usable vein before the state called off the lethal injection, according to a Friday court filing by the inmate's lawyer....

Garrison Keillor says his relationship with a woman who accused him of sexual harassment was nothing more than "romantic writing" and that the two never had a sexual relationship
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Garrison Keillor described several sexually suggestive emails he exchanged with a former researcher who accused him of sexual misconduct as "romantic writing" that never resulted in a physical relationship, and the radio host rejected the idea that because he was her boss - and the driving force of a hugely popular radio program - it could be sexual harassment....

Law enforcement experts say it takes specialized and constant training to know how to act in an active shooter situation
The idea of arming teachers to take out a shooter is alarming some law enforcement experts, who say it takes more than just being a good shot at a gun range....

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is blaming his felony indictment on a "reckless liberal prosecutor," holding fast to the assertion that any case stemming from his admitted extramarital affair is politically driven
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is blaming his felony invasion of privacy indictment on a "reckless liberal prosecutor," holding fast to the assertion that any case stemming from his admitted extramarital affair is politically driven....

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2 dead as severe weather featuring possible tornadoes moves eastward through central US

Survivors of a mass shooting at a Florida high school are seeking a boycott of companies doing business with the NRA

Admirers salute Billy Graham as motorcade carrying body crosses North Carolina

The Broward County, Florida, sheriff says a letter from a state lawmaker calling for his resignation after a mass school shooting is "riddled with factual errors, unsupported gossip and falsehoods."

Dozens of college and universities across the country are standing behind students who may face discipline for participating in demonstrations for tougher gun laws

The National Rifle Association and the state of Florida are both facing a growing backlash amid calls for stricter gun control laws at both the state and federal level

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded

Toyota and Hyundai recall a combined 110,000 trucks and sport utility vehicles, including the 2018 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport

The Republican tax law is leading to higher income taxes in some states, forcing Republican lawmakers and governors to decide if they should keep taking the extra budget revenue or cut taxes for their residents

Police say a man approached a young woman from behind at a public library in the Boston suburbs and stabbed her repeatedly with a hunting knife, killing her and injuring an elderly man who came to her aid.


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