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FILE- This Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the Wall Street subway stop on Broadway in New York's Financial District. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 28, 2018 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks wavered Wednesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index was on track to snap its longest-ever streak for positive monthly returns. February is shaping up to be the worst month in two years for the index after worries about rising inflation and rates sparked a sell-off...
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In this Feb. 24, 2018 photo, the main entrance of Dalton High School is shown, in Dalton, Ga. Police in Georgia say officers are responding to reports of shots fired at the high school and a teacher who may have been barricaded in a classroom is in custody. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin)
February 28, 2018 - 3:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and fired a single shot from a handgun, authorities said. No students were in the classroom at the time, and the only injury reported was a student who hurt her ankle running when...
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February 28, 2018 - 3:19 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The judges, deputies and clerks showed up for court, but one key element was missing: No one had invited any jurors. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that North Carolina's fourth-largest county failed to mail notices to the 1,700 or so prospective jurors needed to hear...
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February 28, 2018 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gabby Giffords' political organization is targeting six high-profile members of Congress this fall — House Speaker Paul Ryan, among them — in a 2018 midterm strategy that will use high school students to challenge Republican lawmakers it blames for blocking efforts to curb gun...
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A Dick's Sporting Goods store is seen in Arlington Heights, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Dick's Sporting Goods announced Wednesday that it will immediately end sales of assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines at all of its stores and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. Dick's had cut off sales of assault-style weapons at Dick's stores following the Sandy Hook school shooting. But Dick's owns dozens of its Field & Stream stores, where there has been no such ban in place. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
February 28, 2018 - 2:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dick's Sporting Goods will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21, the company said Wednesday, as its CEO took on the National Rifle Association by calling for tougher gun laws after the massacre in Florida. The strongly worded...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., speaks during an address before business leaders in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi lawmaker Chris McDaniel announced Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, that he will mount a primary challenge to the state’s other U.S. Senator, Roger Wicker. McDaniel had hinted at the decision for days and made the announcement at an afternoon rally in his hometown of Ellisville. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
February 28, 2018 - 2:52 pm
ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A tea party-backed state lawmaker who came close to unseating one of Mississippi's U.S. senators during a bitter 2014 race announced Wednesday that he will challenge the state's other U.S. senator, Roger Wicker. Conservative Republican Chris McDaniel had hinted at the...
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February 28, 2018 - 2:33 pm
ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A tea party-backed state lawmaker who came close to unseating one of Mississippi's U.S. senators during a bitter 2014 race announced Wednesday that he will challenge the state's other U.S. senator, Roger Wicker. Conservative Republican Chris McDaniel had hinted at the...
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A man wears a crown and holds an unloaded weapon at the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Newfoundland, Pa. Worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles participated in a commitment ceremony at the Pennsylvania-based church. The event Wednesday morning led a nearby school to cancel classes for the day. The church's leader, the Rev. Sean Moon, said in a prayer that God gave people the right to bear arms. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
February 28, 2018 - 2:32 pm
NEWFOUNDLAND, Pa. (AP) — Crown-wearing worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles drank holy wine and exchanged or renewed wedding vows in a commitment ceremony at a Pennsylvania church on Wednesday, prompting a nearby school to cancel classes. With state police and a smattering of protesters standing...
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In this Feb. 24, 2018 photo, the main entrance of Dalton High School is shown, in Dalton, Ga. Police in Georgia say officers are responding to reports of shots fired at the high school and a teacher who may have been barricaded in a classroom is in custody. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin)
February 28, 2018 - 2:31 pm
DALTON, Ga. (AP) — A teacher barricaded himself inside a locked classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and apparently fired a single shot from a handgun, authorities said. No students were in the classroom at the time, and the only injury reported was a student who hurt their ankle running...
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In this photo released by Kyle Kashuv, Frank Krar, a statistics teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School displays his new tattoo in the campus, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in honor of the victims of the shooting at the school, in Parkland, Fla. Students returned to the school as classes resumed for the first time since several students and teachers were killed by a former student on Feb. 14. (Kyle Kashuv via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 2:17 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students and teachers hugged and cried Wednesday as they returned under heavy police guard to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since a teenager with an assault rifle killed 17 people and thrust the huge Florida school into the center of a renewed...
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