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FILE - In this March 24, 1998 file photo, officials examine the scene at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Ark. after two boys fired on teachers and students. The two boys with stolen guns took aim from a wooded hill, waiting for people to evacuate after one of the boys had triggered a false fire alarm. They killed four children and a teacher. That was 20 years ago, today students are taught to evacuate during fire alarms but lock down during school shootings. So there was confusion Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 when a fire alarm sounded, the second one that day, at a Florida high school as former student Nikolas Cruz unleashed a barrage of gunfire. Head for the exits or hunker down in classrooms? (Leigh Daughtridge/The Commercial Appeal via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 11:30 am
Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire. Two boys with stolen guns took aim from a wooded hill, waiting for people to evacuate after one of the boys had triggered a false fire alarm. They...
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February 17, 2018 - 11:29 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. The Oaxaca state prosecutor's office said in a statement that five women, four men and three...
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February 17, 2018 - 11:27 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. The Oaxaca state prosecutor's office said in a statement that five women, four men and three...
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February 17, 2018 - 11:27 am
Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire. Two boys with stolen guns took aim from a wooded hill, waiting for people to evacuate after one of the boys had triggered a false fire alarm. They...
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February 17, 2018 - 10:58 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — African-American and Hispanic lawmakers are gathering in Albany this weekend for their 47th annual legislative conference. The event hosted by the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators attracts hundreds of state and local lawmakers and other officials...
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Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, speaks at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 10:50 am
MUNICH (AP) — Top Russian and American officials exchanged barbs Saturday in Germany over the U.S. indictment of 13 Russians accused of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. H.R. McMaster, U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, said at the Munich Security...
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February 17, 2018 - 10:29 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says one of its tanks has struck an observation post in the southern Gaza Strip in response to the detonation of an explosive device along its border. Palestinian officials say Saturday's target belonged to the Islamic Jihad militant group and there were no...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, right, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, second right, around his factory which produces school means, outside St. Petersburg, Russia. On Friday Feb. 16, 2018, Yevgeny Prigozhin along with 12 other Russians and three Russian organizations, were charged by the U.S. government as part of a vast and wide-ranging effort to sway political opinion during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.(Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 17, 2018 - 10:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Russian response to U.S. indictments (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Russia's former ambassador to the United States is dismissing detailed allegations of attempted Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as "fantasies" rooted in domestic politics. Former...
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President Donald Trump gestures to the media as he leaves the White House, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington, for a trip to his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 17, 2018 - 10:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has consistently pushed back against the idea of Russia meddling in the election that put him in power, dismissing that claim as a hoax and an affront to the legitimacy of his victory. Now, in a 37-page indictment Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller has...
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Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan is introduced during flower ceremony after winning the gold medal in the men's free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 10:08 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:05 a.m. Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu won gold on Day 8 of the Pyeongchang Games, becoming the first man to repeat as Olympic champion since Dick Button. American Nathan Chen didn't make the podium...
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