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Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:58pm
The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs....
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Under fire, Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:58pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chief of staff John Kelly is ordering changes to the White House security clearance process after allegations against an ex-aide....
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Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:58pm
The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs....
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Britain announces temporary halt to Oxfam funding

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:58pm
LONDON (AP) -- The British government on Friday suspended new funding to aid agency Oxfam, which had some staff accused of sexually exploiting people in crisis zones. The group's chief called the allegations "a stain" that shames the organization....
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Humble, kind and fair: Can curling cure our troubled world?

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:58pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- The world, some fret, is falling apart. Politicians spar viciously on social media. Leaders lie. Former heroes fall like dominoes amid endless scandals. Cruelty has come to feel commonplace....
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Magazine obtains ex-playmate's account of Trump affair

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:55am
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump had a nine-month extramarital affair with the 1998 Playboy Playmate of the year beginning in 2006, showing the woman his wife's bedroom in Trump Tower and bringing her to his private bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to the woman's eight-page, handwritten account of the relationship obtained by The New Yorker magazine....
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Romney makes it official: He's running for Utah Senate seat

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:55am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in Washington....
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Magazine obtains ex-playmate's account of Trump affair

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:52am
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump had a nine-month extramarital affair with the 1998 Playboy Playmate of the year beginning in 2006, showing the woman his wife's bedroom in Trump Tower and bringing her to his private bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to the woman's eight-page, handwritten account of the relationship obtained by The New Yorker magazine....
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In many US states, 18 is old enough to buy a semiautomatic

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:52am
Just months after his 18th birthday, Nikolas Cruz went to a Florida gun store to buy a weapon. But there were limits on what he could purchase at his age....
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6 inseparable friends now even closer after school shooting

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:52am
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....
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With Koreas Olympic thaw, war-split families want reunions

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:52am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- When Kang Hwa-seon married into a family that lived in a thatched house in this eastern coastal city in the early 1940s, she was in essence a mother to her little brother-in-law. She fed him, took him to school, watched him grow into a handsome boy who carried her baby daughter on his shoulder....
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Old yearbook photo spurs effort to find missing WWII pilot

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:52am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- During World War II, four American servicemen who graduated from the same upstate New York high school had their photo taken for the yearbook: a Coast Guardsman, a Navy pilot, a sailor and a soldier. The pilot never made it home and is still listed as missing in action....
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Romney makes it official: He's running for Utah Senate seat

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 8:51am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in Washington....
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Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silent

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 8:51am
By the 1980s, America finally publicly embraced the black athlete, looking past skin color to see athleticism and skill, rewarding stars with multimillion-dollar athletic contracts, movie deals, lucrative shoe endorsements and mansions in all-white enclaves....
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Euthanasia dispute in Belgium: When do doctors cross a line?

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:48am
A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world's most liberal euthanasia laws....
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Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silent

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:48am
By the 1980s, America finally publicly embraced the black athlete, looking past skin color to see athleticism and skill, rewarding stars with multimillion-dollar athletic contracts, movie deals, lucrative shoe endorsements and mansions in all-white enclaves....
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Ancient beard traditions shape the face of modern Jerusalem

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:48am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Facial hair is trendy worldwide these days, but in Jerusalem beards have never gone out of style, projecting religious mysticism, nationalism and ideals of masculinity....
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Food box idea draws ire from Democrats, advocates

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is pushing what it calls a "bold new approach to nutrition assistance": replacing the traditional cash-on-a-card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed "America's Harvest Box."...
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AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and beyond welcome Lunar New Year

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:44am
BEIJING (AP) -- People in Asia and around the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year on Friday with festivals, parades and temple visits to ask for blessings....
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Kept out: Loophole in law for the poor spurs gentrification

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:43am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jonathan Jacobs had almost no savings, a modest income and a credit report marred by a disputed cellphone bill. But he easily bought a newly renovated row house in Point Breeze, a South Philadelphia neighborhood that's historically African American....
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