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Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:00
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. 2018-02-16T12:35:00-05:00 2018-02-16T17:35:25-05:00
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The Latest: Clinton spokesman says Trump 'won't protect us'

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the indictments in the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local): 2018-02-16T12:46:00-05:00 2018-02-16T17:46:43-05:00
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The Latest: Building targeted by gunman likely to be razed

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 2018-02-16T12:50:00-05:00 2018-02-16T17:50:09-05:00
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FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:00
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. 2018-02-16T12:52:00-05:00 2018-02-16T17:52:40-05:00
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Confluence of crises crashes Trump's 'Infrastructure Week'

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This was supposed to be “Infrastructure Week” for U.S. President Donald Trump, a time to unveil a long-promised plan to create jobs by revitalizing America's roads and bridges.
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U.S. charges three with exporting drone parts to Lebanon's Hezbollah

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal authorities have charged three men with illegally exporting drone parts and other material from the United States to Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.
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Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:22
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Arkansas judge on Friday dismissed a Monsanto Co lawsuit aiming to stop Arkansas from blocking the use of a controversial farm chemical the company makes, dealing a blow to its attempts to increase sales of genetically engineered seeds.
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South Carolina teen who fatally shot two charged as adult

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:12
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old accused of killing his father and driving to a South Carolina elementary school playground in 2016 where he opened fire and fatally wounded a 6-year-old student, will be tried as an adult, a South Carolina judge ruled on Friday.
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Magazine obtains ex-playmate's notes on alleged Trump affair

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:00
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump had a nine-month extramarital affair with the 1998 Playboy Playmate of the year beginning in 2006, showing the woman his wife's bedroom in Trump Tower and bringing her to his private bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to the woman's eight-page, handwritten account of the relationship obtained by The New Yorker magazine. 2018-02-16T11:42:00-05:00 2018-02-16T16:42:35-05:00
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Family, friends mourn lives lost in latest US massacre

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:00
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. 2018-02-16T11:13:00-05:00 2018-02-16T16:13:56-05:00
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Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:00
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. 2018-02-16T10:54:00-05:00 2018-02-16T15:54:49-05:00
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FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman, draws anger

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:45
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday said it failed to act on a tip that the teenager accused of killing 17 people in Florida had guns and the desire to kill, drawing calls from Florida's Republican governor for the FBI director to resign.
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15-year-old boy charged with murder and assault in Kentucky school shooting: report

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:44
(Reuters) - Gabe Parker, 15, was charged with two counts of murder and 14 counts of first-degree assault in the January shooting at a Kentucky high school, the Courier-Journal newspaper reported on Friday.
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U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian Internet agency oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere.
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Yemeni man pleads guilty in U.S. to trying to join Islamic State

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:17
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Yemen-born New York City resident on Friday pleaded guilty to attempting to provide support to Islamic State, admitting that he tried to join the organization and urged someone else to join too.
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Gunfire rumors prompt brief lockdown at Washington state college

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:26
(Reuters) - A college near Seattle locked down its campus for about two hours on Friday, prompting police to respond to reports of gunfire that turned out to be unfounded, according to the college and police.
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U.S. top court mulls whether to take up 'Dreamers' dispute

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:13
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday discussed in private how to handle President Donald Trump's appeal of a judge's decision blocking his plan to end protections for young illegal immigrants dubbed "Dreamers," and the nine justices could announce as early as Tuesday whether they will take up the case.
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Parents adopting children to see higher fees, new rules

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:00
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government has raised fees and made a series of regulatory changes recently for American families adopting children overseas, fueling resentment toward the State Department among agencies who fear further reductions in the already dwindling number of foreign adoptions. 2018-02-16T09:14:00-05:00 2018-02-16T14:14:07-05:00
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13 Russians charged with meddling to help Trump in election

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirteen Russians and three Russian companies were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump and harming the prospects of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, prosecutors announced Friday. 2018-02-16T08:49:00-05:00 2018-02-16T13:49:47-05:00
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The Latest: Calif. man pleads guilty in Russia probe

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the indictments in the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local): 2018-02-16T09:44:00-05:00 2018-02-16T14:44:01-05:00
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