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State investigated after school shooting suspect cut himself

AP US News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 15:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Florida's child welfare agency investigated the suspect in a school shooting that killed 17 people after he cut himself in an online video but found him stable, according to state records. 2018-02-17T09:18:00-05:00 2018-02-17T14:18:46-05:00
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School shooting massacre victims torn from community fabric

AP US News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 15:00
Two of the victims were coaches. One was a student who played trombone in the school band. Another proudly wore his ROTC uniform. Still another loved soccer. And most were so very young. 2018-02-17T04:15:00-05:00 2018-02-17T09:15:34-05:00
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Florida school massacre suspect on authorities' radar in 2016: report

Reuters US News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:43
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A teenager accused of shooting to death 17 people at a Florida high school was investigated by police and state officials as far back as 2016 after slashing his arm in a social media video, and saying he wanted to buy a gun, but authorities determined he was receiving sufficient support, a newspaper said on Saturday.
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Conundrum of a fire alarm with gunfire: Flee, or lock down?

AP US News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:00
Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire. 2018-02-17T06:30:00-05:00 2018-02-17T11:30:25-05:00
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State investigated school shooting suspect after self-harm

AP US News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Florida's child welfare agency investigated the suspect in a school shooting that killed 17 people after he cut himself in a video but found him stable, according to state records. 2018-02-17T07:25:00-05:00 2018-02-17T12:25:09-05:00
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Suspect was a 'good shot' on NRA-backed school rifle team

AP US News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:00
The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs. 2018-02-16T18:16:00-05:00 2018-02-16T23:16:24-05:00
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Anger bubbles over at funerals for Florida shooting victims

AP US News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 08:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — As families began burying their dead, authorities questioned whether they could have prevented the attack on a South Florida high school where a gunman took the lives of 14 students, the athletic director, a coach and a geography teacher. 2018-02-17T01:24:00-05:00 2018-02-17T06:24:05-05:00
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Family, friends mourn lives lost in latest US massacre

AP US News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 08:00
Two of the victims were coaches. One was a student who played trombone in the school band. Another proudly wore his ROTC uniform. Still another loved soccer. And most were so very young. 2018-02-16T11:57:00-05:00 2018-02-16T16:57:31-05:00
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Pressure mounts on FBI director to resign as Florida community reels

Reuters US News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 04:08
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Pressure is mounting on the FBI director to resign after his agency admitted it failed to investigate a warning that the man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun and the desire to kill.
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Anger bubbles over at funerals for Florida shooting victims

AP US News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 02:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — As families began burying their dead, authorities questioned whether they could have prevented the attack on a South Florida high school where a gunman took the lives of 14 students, the athletic director, a coach and a geography teacher. 2018-02-16T17:58:00-05:00 2018-02-16T22:58:06-05:00
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Shooting survivors become advocates for stronger weapon laws

AP US News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 01:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Dead bodies were still inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when survivors of this week's shooting began speaking out about gun violence. It seemed as if the teens had stepped straight from the bullet-scarred school into the nation's gun debate. 2018-02-16T18:08:00-05:00 2018-02-16T23:08:03-05:00
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Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

AP US News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 01:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. 2018-02-16T17:05:00-05:00 2018-02-16T22:05:55-05:00
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Court upholds surrogacy contracts as enforceable in Iowa

AP US News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 01:00
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The birth mother of an 18-month-old girl, who agreed to be paid as a surrogate to have the baby, is not legally the child's parent, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday in an emotional case that concluded surrogacy contracts can be enforced in Iowa. 2018-02-16T10:53:00-05:00 2018-02-16T15:53:46-05:00
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Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:00
The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs. 2018-02-16T17:13:00-05:00 2018-02-16T22:13:28-05:00
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Anger bubbles over at funerals for Florida shooting victims

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — As families begin burying their dead, authorities are questioning whether they could have prevented the attack on a South Florida high school where a gunman took the lives of 14 students, the athletic director, a coach and a geography teacher. 2018-02-16T17:48:00-05:00 2018-02-16T22:48:38-05:00
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FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman, drawing anger

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 21:22
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Friday it had failed to act on a tip warning that the man now accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun, the desire to kill and the potential to commit a school shooting.
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Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 21:00
The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs. 2018-02-16T14:43:00-05:00 2018-02-16T19:43:57-05:00
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The Latest: Trump visits hospital, meets shooting survivors

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 21:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 2018-02-16T15:02:00-05:00 2018-02-16T20:02:52-05:00
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FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 21:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said Friday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for the FBI's director to resign because of the missteps. 2018-02-16T14:55:00-05:00 2018-02-16T19:55:24-05:00
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Trump had affair with Playboy model: New Yorker report

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 20:37
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had an affair with a Playboy model at the same time he was in a relationship with a porn star and the National Enquirer tabloid paid the model $150,000 to prevent her story being made public, the New Yorker reported on Friday.
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