Social issues

March 02, 2018 - 12:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Education has awarded a $1 million emergency relief grant to the Florida school district where 17 people were killed in a shooting last month. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a statement on Friday that the grant to Broward Country public school system...
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March 01, 2018 - 11:56 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some states are taking advantage of a dispute between Georgia and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines over the company's decision to cut ties with the National Rifle Association, urging the airline to relocate. Governors from Connecticut, New York and Virginia have pitched their...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, photo, shoppers walk outside the L.L. Bean retail store in Freeport, Maine. L.L. Bean said in a statement late Thursday, March 1, 2018, that it will no longer sell guns or ammunition to anyone under the age of 21. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
March 01, 2018 - 11:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger and L.L. Bean said Thursday they will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21, becoming the third and fourth major retailers this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws. The announcements follow those by Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart,...
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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf takes questions from the media during a press conference at City Hall in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2018. A top immigration official said Wednesday that about 800 people living illegally in Northern California were able to avoid arrest because of a weekend warning that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf put on Twitter. (Jane Tyska/San Jose Mercury News via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 10:39 pm
More than 200 people were arrested on immigration violations during a four-day operation in Northern California, but authorities said Thursday that hundreds eluded capture because of a warning from Oakland's mayor. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said officers made 232 arrests from Sunday...
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This Feb. 21, 2018 photo made available by Lex18 News, shows a group protesting school safety in Laurel County, KY. In the wake of a mass shooting at a Florida high school, parents and educators are mobilizing to demand more school safety measures, including armed officers, security cameras, door locks, etc. (Claire Crouch/Lex18News via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 10:38 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In Kentucky, parents have pooled money to pay an armed officer to begin patrolling schools. A mayor outside Cleveland, Ohio, is urging a security levy to pay for guards. And a town in New Jersey has begun assigning off-duty police to stand vigil inside all its school...
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This Feb. 21, 2018 photo made available by Lex18 News, shows a group protesting school safety in Laurel County, KY. In the wake of a mass shooting at a Florida high school, parents and educators are mobilizing to demand more school safety measures, including armed officers, security cameras, door locks, etc. (Claire Crouch/Lex18News via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 10:37 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Efforts to ramp up school security are accelerating in the aftermath of Florida's high school shooting rampage, but some parents are saying it's just not enough. For years, U.S. schools have been stepping up the security investments. Now many school districts around the...
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Teachers rally outside the state Senate chambers at the Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Teachers were awaiting a Senate vote on a proposed 5 percent pay increase for them. (AP Photo/John Raby)
March 01, 2018 - 10:36 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Many West Virginia public school students were at loose ends again Friday, with their classrooms closed for a seventh straight class day as teachers fought for pay raises. The state Senate's Republican majority refused Thursday to take up legislation to give them a 5...
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Teachers rally outside the state Senate chambers at the Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Teachers were awaiting a Senate vote on a proposed 5 percent pay increase for them. (AP Photo/John Raby)
March 01, 2018 - 10:34 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia public school students are in limbo, with their classrooms closed for a seventh straight class day as teachers fight for pay raises. West Virginia's Senate Republican majority refused Thursday to take up House-passed legislation to grant teachers and service...
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In this June 15, 2017, photo, a person exits a Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss. Kroger said Thursday, March 1, that it’s raising the minimum age to buy firearms and ammunition at all Fred Meyers stores to 21 years old, a day after Dick’s and Walmart announced similar moves. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
March 01, 2018 - 8:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21 at the stores it owns, becoming the third major retailer this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws. The move, following those by Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart — and retribution on Delta by...
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In this June 15, 2017, photo, a person exits a Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss. Kroger said Thursday, March 1, that it’s raising the minimum age to buy firearms and ammunition at all Fred Meyers stores to 21 years old, a day after Dick’s and Walmart announced similar moves. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
March 01, 2018 - 8:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21 at the stores it owns, becoming the third major retailer this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws. The moves by Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart — and retribution on Delta by lawmakers — emphasizes...
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