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School shooting suspect belonged to white nationalist group

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An orphaned 19-year-old who participated in paramilitary drills with a white nationalist group was charged with murder Thursday in the deaths of 17 people who were fatally shot at a huge Florida high school in the nation's deadliest school attack in five years. 2018-02-15T09:46:00-05:00 2018-02-15T14:46:19-05:00
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These are the lives lost in the Florida high school shooting

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:00
When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, the 17 dead included students and school workers, young and old. Here is a look at some of some of those who lost their lives in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: 2018-02-15T09:58:00-05:00 2018-02-15T14:58:15-05:00
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FBI was warned about accused Florida gunman but unable to locate him

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:42
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned last year about an ominous online comment by the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at his former high school but was unable to locate him, an agent said on Thursday.
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U.S. senator questions FEMA over Puerto Rico contracts

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:10
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Senate's budget panel has questioned the federal disaster response agency about two contracts totaling more than $180 million, awarded to companies that failed to deliver the goods to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico last year.
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Rights group sues to block Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:00
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The ACLU filed a lawsuit on Thursday challenging an Ohio law that criminalizes abortions if a doctor performing a termination is aware that the woman has received a diagnosis that her fetus has Down syndrome.
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Congress urges railroads to meet looming safety deadline

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chair of a congressional committee on Thursday urged U.S. railroads and transit agencies to meet a looming deadline to install an anti-crash technology called positive train control after a series of recent crashes.
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The Latest: Mental health, safe schools are Trump priorities

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's response to the Florida school shooting (all times local): 2018-02-15T07:15:00-05:00 2018-02-15T12:15:33-05:00
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Abortion-rights supporters push back against gains by foes

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:00
Abortion-rights supporters are fighting back this year as never before against gains made in the past decade by opponents. 2018-02-15T06:18:00-05:00 2018-02-15T11:18:27-05:00
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Students: Shooting suspect harassed peers, bragged about gun

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students and neighbors describe the suspect in the deadly rampage at a Florida high school as a troubled teenager who threatened and harassed peers, talked about killing animals, posed with guns in disturbing photos on social media, and bragged about target practice in his backyard with a pellet gun. 2018-02-15T08:17:00-05:00 2018-02-15T13:17:48-05:00
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FBI was warned about alleged Florida gunman, could not locate

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:29
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned last year about an ominous online comment by the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people in his former high school but was unable to locate him, an agent said on Thursday.
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White House rejects bipartisan Senate immigration plan

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:28
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House stuck to its hard-line immigration approach on Thursday and said advisers would recommend that President Donald Trump veto a bipartisan U.S. Senate proposal to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants and tighten border security.
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Citizens United loses free speech appeal over New York donor rules

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:11
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a constitutional challenge by the conservative group Citizens United to New York State's requirement that registered charities disclose their donors annually.
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Washington state likely to deny permits for Trump oil drilling plan: official

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:08
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Washington state is preparing to reject land leases and easements to stymie the Trump administration's plan to allow oil drilling off its shores, an official of the Pacific northwest state said on Thursday.
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Trump cites mental health in shooting, no mention of guns

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump struck a solemn tone Thursday after the deadly school shooting in Florida, describing a "scene of terrible violence, hatred and evil" and promising to "tackle the difficult issue of mental health," but avoiding any mention of guns. 2018-02-15T07:17:00-05:00 2018-02-15T12:17:12-05:00
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Florida school shooting blamed on mental illness, not guns

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and his own AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years. 2018-02-15T07:34:00-05:00 2018-02-15T12:34:37-05:00
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Students: Shooting suspect harassed peers, bragged about gun

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students and neighbors describe the suspect in the deadly rampage at a Florida high school as a troubled teenager who threatened and harassed peers, talked about killing animals, posed with guns in disturbing photos on social media, and bragged about target practice in his backyard with a pellet gun. 2018-02-15T07:36:00-05:00 2018-02-15T12:36:08-05:00
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Coach who died shielding students in shooting called a hero

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:00
A football coach who also worked as a security guard is among the dead in a school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Florida. 2018-02-15T07:43:00-05:00 2018-02-15T12:43:39-05:00
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U.S. Bancorp to pay $613 million for money-laundering violations

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:32
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has reached a $613 million settlement with U.S. Bancorp over charges that it willfully failed to have an adequate anti-money-laundering program, the department said on Thursday.
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Suspect in Florida school massacre charged with 17 murders

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:31
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old man who had been expelled from his Florida high school was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday, after authorities said he unleashed one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.
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Trump says will make schools safer after Florida shooting

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called for healing and peace one day after a gunman killed at least 17 people at a Florida high school, saying his administration would work to improve school safety and address mental illness.
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