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Trump wants to ban bump stocks; ATF doesn't know if it can

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has ordered his Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stocks like the ones used in last year's Las Vegas massacre- but officials aren't sure they can....
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Shelters open amid Midwest flooding as rivers keep rising

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 7:55am
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) -- Shelters were open Thursday to assist people forced from their homes by flooding in the Midwest, as rivers swollen by heavy rain and melting snow continue to rise in Indiana, Michigan and other states....
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Trump endorsees raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 6:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump endorsed stricter gun-control measures Thursday, including raising the minimum age to 21 for possessing a broader range of weapons than at present. He tweeted his strongest stance as president one day after an emotional White House session where students and parents poured out wrenching tales of lost lives and pleaded for action....
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Superagers' brains offer clues for sharp memory in old age

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these "superagers" to uncover their secret....
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In Syria, a father says last goodbye to dead child

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:48am
BEIRUT (AP) -- A father saying his last goodbye to his dead child, before the shelling starts again....
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Shiffrin gets silver in Vonn's last Olympic race; Gisin wins

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:48am
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) -- Mikaela Shiffrin already was assured of earning her third career medal, each in a different event, when Lindsey Vonn prepared to propel herself out of the starting gate as the final starter in the final race of her Olympic career....
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Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:48am
In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed "he would have shot and that would have been the end of it."...
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US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 1:47am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease....
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Shooting town hall: Rubio on the defensive on gun control

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:45am
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive Wednesday by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school....
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US women end drought, beat Canada for gold in a shootout

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:45am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- The Americans' gold medal drought is finally over. They needed the first shootout in an Olympic women's final to do it, too....
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Gisin holds off Shiffrin to win Olympic Alpine combined

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:45pm
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) -- Michelle Gisin of Switzerland won the women's Olympic Alpine combined on Thursday with an aggressive slalom run to beat Mikaela Shiffrin....
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Civil disobedience: Teen shooting survivors shake up Capitol

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:45pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Holding hand-scrawled signs and wearing black "Parkland Strong" T-shirts, the 40 teenagers filed warily into a committee room at Florida's state Capitol on Wednesday. They hadn't been invited and the lawmakers they were intruding upon were in the middle of a meeting. Timid yet determined, they stood their ground....
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For decades Graham offered counsel and comfort to presidents

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in - and deeply hurt by - Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H.W. Bush on the eve of war. The spark that finally turned George W. Bush toward sobriety....
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First Person: How Pyeongchang might feel to a North Korean

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:45pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- What's it like to wake up in North Korea one day and South Korea the next?...
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Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:45pm
In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed "he would have shot and that would have been the end of it."...
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African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:45pm
HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) -- Even as he faces a potential deportation from Israel, 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker Johny Goytiom Kafl brims with satisfaction as he looks out upon thousands of fellow protesters rallying against the impending expulsions, all while peacefully secured by police....
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Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared "victory" for getting changes that benefited them in the tax overhaul....
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Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Special interests are holding meetings at properties owned by President Donald Trump, putting money in his pockets as they seek to influence his administration....
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Shooting town hall: Rubio on the defensive on gun control

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:44pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive Wednesday by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school....
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Mystery cloaks Japanese dad of 13 born from Thai surrogates

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:44pm
TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese businessman who won legal custody of his 13 children born from surrogates in Thailand is virtually anonymous in his home country....
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