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Florida students, residents rally to denounce political inaction after shooting

School Shooting Florida-36

Hundreds of students, teachers and residents filled the terrace of the Broward County federal...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2018. There are 314 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercury’s Friendship 7 spacecraft, which circled the...


World

The Latest: Russian federation backs convicted hockey player

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Ice Dance

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 4:40 p.m. The Russian Hockey Federation says defenseman Slava Voynov has every right to play at the Pyeongchang Olympics despite his domestic violence conviction. The federation says Voynov and his wife “are...


World

Slovenia hockey player tests positive for doping at Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Men

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A Slovenian hockey player has become the third athlete to test positive for doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Tuesday that Ziga Jeglic tested positive for fenoterol in an in-competition test. Fenoterol is a drug designed to...


World

Slovenian hockey player Ziga Jeglic tests positive for doping at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Slovenian hockey player Ziga Jeglic tests positive for doping at Olympics.


National

Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys

Trump

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre and the escalating...


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Fighting gun violence after shooting gives teens purpose

School Shooting Florida Never Again

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Chris Grady was a theater kid counting down the days until he reported for duty in the U.S. Army this summer, when a gunman opened fire at his school. As he huddled in his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday listening to shots ring out nearby, what...


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Serena Williams champions issues on _ and off _ tennis court

Black History Game Changers

Moments after Serena Williams won her seventh Wimbledon title, she proudly raised her fist in a black power salute. It caused a bit of frenzy at the All-England Club in 2016, but Williams’ action shouldn’t have surprised anyone: She’d already been one of the most vocal supporters of the Black Lives...


World

Underpaid Venezuelans skipping out on work to make ends meet

Venezuela Absentee Workers

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — On many days, Ramon Medina has no choice but to skip work to make ends meet. Like around half of Venezuelans, he earns the minimum wage — the equivalent of around $3 a month — so whenever his cellphone buzzes with a tip, he sneaks away from his job as a hospital orderly...


World

Forget tourism: Pyeongchang's legacy probably debt and anger

Pyeongchang Olympics Tourism Flop

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The equation was supposed to be simple. To build a world-class ski destination, simply add the Olympics and wait. But even as South Korea basks in the glow of daily competition and global attention, hope is fading that Pyeongchang will do what was promised during its...


World

Virtue, Moir win ice dance for 3rd career Olympic gold medal

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Ice Dance

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were the last couple to leave the ice after their warmup early Tuesday, the Canadian ice dancers soaking in every second before their final Olympic performance. They sure made it a memorable one. After training partners Gabriella Papadakis...


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