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FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:00
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. 2018-02-16T09:30:00-05:00 2018-02-16T14:30:30-05:00
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FBI failed to act on tip accused Florida gunman wanted to kill

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:51
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday said it mishandled a January tip that the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people in Florida had guns and the potential to carry out a school shooting.
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Russians charged with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian Internet agency and more than a dozen Russians interfered in the 2016 U.S. election campaign in a multi-pronged effort to support Donald Trump and disparage rival Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Special Counsel said in an indictment on Friday.
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N.Y. judge says Charter must face lawsuit over slow internet

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:47
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Charter Communications Inc must face a lawsuit by New York's attorney general accusing the cable company of giving customers slower-than-advertised internet speeds, a New York state judge ruled in a decision made public on Friday.
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Police respond to rumors of gunfire at college in Washington state

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:48
(Reuters) - A college near Seattle locked down its campus on Friday morning as police responded to unconfirmed reports of gunfire, according to the college and police.
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Al Qaeda operative gets life sentence for killing soldiers, bomb plot

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:07
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man convicted of participating in a 2003 attack on American soldiers in Afghanistan that killed two people and plotting to bomb a U.S. embassy in West Africa was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.
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Can middle-class candidate defeat millionaires in Illinois?

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:00
CHICAGO (AP) — In an Illinois governor race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire, Daniel Biss likes to tell people he's given his campaign just $25 — and then his wife decided to one-up him and donate $50. 2018-02-16T07:45:00-05:00 2018-02-16T12:45:38-05:00
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The Latest: FBI failed to investigate tip on school shooter

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 2018-02-16T07:38:00-05:00 2018-02-16T12:38:20-05:00
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6 inseparable friends now even closer after school shooting

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — It was the final period of the day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Jonathan Blank was in history class, learning about the Holocaust. Across campus, five of his friends, pals since grade school, sat in different classrooms watching the clock. In 19 minutes, school would be out and the buddies had plans this Valentine's Day: a little basketball and boys' time. 2018-02-16T06:58:00-05:00 2018-02-16T11:58:39-05:00
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Admitted al-Qaida fighter gets life in prison

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:00
NEW YORK (AP) — A self-described al-Qaida "warrior" who was in a firefight in Afghanistan that left two U.S. servicemen dead has been sentenced to life in prison. 2018-02-16T06:31:00-05:00 2018-02-16T11:31:10-05:00
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Florida town mourns young victims after deadly school shooting

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The families of a 14-year-old athlete and a college-bound 18-year-old on Friday held the first of 17 expected funerals for the victims of this week's rampage at a Florida high school, the latest in a series of deadly shootings at U.S. schools.
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The Latest: Gun safety groups aim to oust pro-NRA lawmakers

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 2018-02-16T05:44:00-05:00 2018-02-16T10:44:28-05:00
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17 lives lost too soon mourned after Florida school shooting

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:00
When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, he claimed the lives of students with their whole lives ahead of them, along with those of the teachers who tried to protect them. Here is a look at the 17 people who authorities say died in the deadly shooting Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida: 2018-02-16T05:25:00-05:00 2018-02-16T10:25:44-05:00
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Did FBI miss a warning before Florida high school shooting?

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:00
The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising concerns about whether the FBI missed signs that might have stopped a mass shooting. 2018-02-16T05:06:00-05:00 2018-02-16T10:06:46-05:00
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U.S. Supreme Court weighs intervening in 'Dreamers' problem

Reuters US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court could say on Friday whether it will consider President Donald Trump's appeal of a lower court decision blocking his order to end a program that shields hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
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'Run': A 6-minute fatal rampage for shocked Florida school

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz jumped out of an Uber car and walked toward building 12 of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, carrying a black duffel bag and a black backpack. A man inside the school spotted Cruz and knew he was a former student, a troubled kid. He radioed a co-worker, and within a minute heard gunshots. 2018-02-16T02:22:00-05:00 2018-02-16T07:22:18-05:00
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Did FBI miss a warning before Florida high school shooting?

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:00
The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising concerns about whether the FBI missed signs that might have stopped a mass shooting. 2018-02-16T02:37:00-05:00 2018-02-16T07:37:53-05:00
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The Latest: Jimmy Kimmel squarely blames Trump, Congress

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 2018-02-16T03:01:00-05:00 2018-02-16T08:01:46-05:00
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Shouts of "No More Guns! No More Guns!" at shooting vigil

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 07:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz jumped out of an Uber car and walked toward building 12 of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, carrying a black duffel bag and a black backpack. A man inside the school spotted Cruz and knew he was a former student, a troubled kid. He radioed a co-worker, and within a minute heard gunshots. 2018-02-16T01:18:00-05:00 2018-02-16T06:18:29-05:00
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6 friends shattered by Florida shooting forge new bond

AP US News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 07:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — It was the final period of the day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Jonathan Blank was in history class, learning about the Holocaust. Across campus, five of his friends, pals since grade school, sat in different classrooms watching the clock. In 19 minutes, school would be out and the buddies had plans this Valentine's Day: a little basketball and boys' time. 2018-02-16T00:43:00-05:00 2018-02-16T05:43:43-05:00
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