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Romney is running for Senate. Even if he wins, the Mormon Church has already lost

Utah Senate Romney-9

As several Mormon senators step away from their positions in Congress, some observers wonder...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2018. There are 312 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony. On this date:...


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No. 2 FBI official addresses criticism over fumbled tip on Nikolas Cruz

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The No. 2 FBI official said Thursday that he personally visited the FBI’s call center this week as part of a review of how it fumbled a tip on the teen accused of carrying out a massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, as he addressed, in some...


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Officials: Trolley driver paid man $2K to attack him on job

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts trolley driver paid a man $2,000 to attack him while wearing a Halloween mask so the driver could fraudulently collect workers’ compensation and disability insurance. A Suffolk County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Thomas Lucey on charges of insurance...


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Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

School Shooting Arming Teachers

Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is “more of a solution” than hiding in a corner and waiting if an armed intruder enters the classroom. But Texas teacher Tara Bordeaux worries that she lacks “the instincts” of a law enforcement officer and can’t easily see...


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Nursing home workers charged after a WWII vet was left alone to die

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The World War II vet threw one of his legs over the edge of his hospital bed, gasped for air and called out desperately to an empty room: “Help me, help me, help me.” Minutes later, 89-year-old James Dempsey, who had pressed a call button in his room, cried out again:...


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The Latest: Service held for coach slain in school shooting

School Shooting-Florida Town Hall

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Hundreds have gathered to remember a 37-year-old assistant football coach and security guard gunned down while helping students to safety during a mass shooting at a Florida high school on...


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Nursing home workers charged after a WWII vet was left alone to die

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The World War II vet threw one of his legs over the edge of his hospital bed, gasped for air and called out desperately to an empty room: “Help me, help me, help me.” Minutes later, 89-year-old James Dempsey, who had pressed a call button in his room, cried out again:...


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Administration takes its first big step toward stricter work requirements for food stamps

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is taking a step toward tightening work requirements in the food-stamp program, with a focus on high-unemployment areas that have been exempted from those rules since the recession. On Friday, the Department of Agriculture will...


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Texas governor weighs parole board's advice on inmate's fate

Texas Execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A condemned Texas inmate set for execution Thursday awaited word on whether Gov. Greg Abbott would accept the state parole board’s rare clemency recommendation to spare the prisoner’s life at the urging of his father. Thomas “Bart” Whitaker, 38, is scheduled for lethal...


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Trump says he may pull immigration enforcement from California

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he’s considering pulling federal immigration enforcement agents out of California, which declared itself a so-called sanctuary state and limits local police cooperation with U.S. authorities enforcing the president’s immigration policies....


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