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For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy

School Shooting Texas-3

A 17-year-old student looking forward to celebrating his family's new swimming pool and a...

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As a Navy SEAL receives the Medal of Honor, frustrations remain about a related case

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Two Chinook helicopters carrying elite U.S. troops roared through the chilly Afghan air above a mountaintop when disaster struck. Rocket-propelled grenades and machine-gun fire ripped into one of the lumbering aircraft as it approached a landing zone, ejecting a Navy...


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Trump signs law rolling back post-financial crisis banking rules

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a bill that rolls back banking regulations passed in response to the 2008 financial crisis, declaring it a “big deal for our country.” The measure, which passed the House this week, leaves the central...


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Luis Posada Carriles, militant anti-communist who tried to overthrow Castro, dies at 90

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Luis Posada Carriles, a Cuban-born former CIA operative who allegedly engaged for decades in terrorist action to overthrow Fidel Castro’s socialist dictatorship and was accused of orchestrating a string of deadly attacks on civilians, died May 23 at a hospital in...


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Prominent Republican alleges Qatar hired ex-spies to help target him

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A top GOP fundraiser and supporter of President Donald Trump alleged in a court filing Thursday that a former CIA operative and a former British spy helped the government of Qatar find hackers to target him as part of a broader conspiracy to blunt his outspoken...


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Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors

School Shooting Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrapped up three days of emotional meetings on school safety and mass shootings Thursday by speaking with survivors from last week’s mass shooting at a high school near Houston. But there’s little expectation that the staunch gun-rights supporter will...


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Police investigate how a handgun ended up in driver's bumper

Gun in Bumper

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Talk about gunning the engine. Authorities say a driver near Tacoma, Washington, saw an object strike the front of his car during his evening commute Wednesday. When he stopped for gas 18 miles (29 kilometers) later, he discovered it was a handgun. The weapon was embedded in...


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Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

Amazon Echo Private Conversation

SEATTLE (AP) — An “unlikely” string of events prompted Amazon’s Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family’s private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday. The woman told KIRO-TV that two weeks ago an employee of...


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Study: Some public pensions funds could run dry in downturn

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Many pension funds for public workers already owe far more in retirement benefits than they have in the bank, and the problem will only grow worse if the economy slows down, according to a report released Thursday. The study from The Pew Charitable Trusts found that the New...


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Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

Sexual Misconduct-Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face charges involving at least one of the women who have accused him of sexual assault, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. It would be the first criminal case against Weinstein...


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Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit

Talcum Powder-Cancer Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California jury delivered a $25.7 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed she developed cancer by using the company’s talc-based baby powder. Jurors in Los Angeles recommended $4 million in punitive damages Thursday after finding...


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