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FILE - This Aug. 22, 2017 file photo shows FedEx trucks parked in New York. Companies with ties to the National Rifle Association have been dealing with increasing public pressure since the Parkland, Florida massacre that killed 17 people earlier this month. FedEx is the latest company prompted to make a statement, saying it “opposes assault rifles being in the hands of civilians” but strongly supports the right to own a firearm. The delivery service, which offers discounts to NRA members, said it is sticking with the organization. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 27, 2018 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Another company, FedEx, has become embroiled in an intensifying discussion about guns in the United States after the school massacre in Parkland, Florida. While more than a dozen major U.S. companies have ended business partnerships with the National Rifle Association, FedEx says it...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2009 file photo Columbine High School Principal Frank DeAngelis crosses his fingers wishing that everything goes well with the School's Prom as he talks with reporters in the hallway at the school near Littleton, Colo. Following school shootings like the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, administrators reach out to the former Columbine High principal. There is no book to teach what he learned after gunmen killed 12 of his students and a teacher in 1999. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
February 27, 2018 - 2:37 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — After school shootings like the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, administrators reach out to former Columbine High principal Frank DeAngelis for advice, since there is no book to teach what he learned after gunmen killed 12 of his students and a teacher in 1999...
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FILE--In this Jan. 26, 2017, file p photo, containers of Roundup, left, a weed killer is seen on a shelf with other products for sale at a hardware store in Los Angeles. A federal judge in Sacramento has blocked California from requiring the popular weed-killer Roundup to carry warning labels that it is known to cause cancer. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)
February 27, 2018 - 2:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge blocked California from requiring that the popular weed-killer Roundup carry a label stating that it is known to cause cancer, saying the warning is false and misleading because almost all regulators have concluded there is no evidence that the product's main...
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February 27, 2018 - 2:32 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Survivors of childhood molestation have made their annual trip to Albany to urge Republican state lawmakers to allow victims to sue for decades-old abuse — and they say their 11-year effort could be nearing a successful conclusion. The Child Victims Act would extend criminal and...
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February 27, 2018 - 2:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says talks will continue on a dispute over the future of the renewable fuel standard, which has pitted lawmakers from corn-producing states against those representing refineries. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump had a...
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Demonstrators protest outside the closed doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many Christians to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Jerusalem's mayor on Tuesday suspended a plan to impose taxes on properties owned by Christian churches, backing away from a move that had enraged religious leaders and led to the closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
February 27, 2018 - 2:31 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Christian leaders said Tuesday that they will reopen the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after Israeli officials suspended a plan to impose taxes on church properties in the holy city. Major denominations, including the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches, said in...
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An environment activist stands in front of the Federal Administrative Court prior to a trial in Leipzig, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. The words read: 'Diesel emissions kill'. The German court ruled Tuesday that cities can impose driving bans on diesel cars to combat air pollution, a decision that could affect millions of drivers and the country's powerful auto industry. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
February 27, 2018 - 2:26 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Handing environmentalists a landmark victory, a German court ruled Tuesday that cities can ban diesel cars and trucks to combat air pollution, a decision with far-reaching and costly implications in the country where the diesel engine was invented in the 1890s. The ruling by the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 file photo, visitors pray outside the closed doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many Christians to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem. Leaders of the two largest Christian sects in Jerusalem on Monday said the Church of the Holy Sepulchre will remain closed indefinitely to protest an Israeli attempt to tax their properties in the holy city, shuttering one of Jerusalem's most venerable and popular holy sites. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)
February 27, 2018 - 2:20 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the tax dispute between the Jerusalem Municipality and Christian churches (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Christian leaders say they will reopen the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after Israeli authorities suspended a plan to impose taxes on church properties...
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The Rally in Tally protesters chant after marching to the Florida Capitol for the Rally in Tally in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
February 27, 2018 - 2:18 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Nearly two weeks after a shooting at a high school killed 17 people, the Florida Legislature is debating a school safety bill. A House committee approved a bill Tuesday that would raise the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21 and creates a three-day waiting period for all...
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Armed police officers open school gates in response to government's latest moves to improve school security, as students wait to leave school, in Damaturu, Nigeria, Monday Feb.26, 2018. On Monday, some students stayed away from the school in northern Nigeria where Boko Haram extremists seized 110 girls in a raid a week ago, as the Nigerian government struggles to respond to the latest mass abduction of schoolgirls. (AP Photo)
February 27, 2018 - 2:17 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government says it has set up a panel to investigate the abduction of 110 girls from their school last week by suspected members of the extremist Boko Haram group. Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed said Tuesday that a major-general will head the panel of...
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