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Faculty and staff greet police officers stationed outside of at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. With a heavy police presence, classes resumed for the first time since several students and teachers were killed by a former student on Feb. 14. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 7:14 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the return of students and teachers to class following the killings of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The Florida congressman who represents the town where 17 people were shot and killed in a high school says...
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February 28, 2018 - 7:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21 and would also remove items resembling assault-style rifles from its website. The move comes after Dick's Sporting Goods announced earlier in the day that it would restrict the...
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Christopher Lapinig, at podium, an attorney at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, is among lawyers for Vietnamese immigrants suing the federal government over their detention by U.S. immigration authorities, at a news conference in Santa Ana, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. The lawyers say immigrants who arrived from Vietnam before the country resumed diplomatic relations with the United States in 1995 are not subject to a repatriation agreement between the countries, and thus their detention isn't legal. Also seen are Phi Nguyen, litigation director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta, center, and attorney Tuan Uong. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
February 28, 2018 - 7:10 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Vietnamese immigrants have filed a lawsuit alleging U.S. authorities are rounding them up and holding them in detention facilities for deportation — even though the Vietnamese government has not agreed to take them back. Vietnam has only agreed to repatriate deportees who...
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Faculty and staff greet police officers stationed outside of at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. With a heavy police presence, classes resumed for the first time since several students and teachers were killed by a former student on Feb. 14. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 7:09 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the return of students and teachers to class following the killings of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (all times local): 6:45 p.m. (Eds: Rocxanne is correct spelling) A judge in Florida is looking into assets that the man accused of the Florida...
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President Donald Trump pauses during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, with members of congress to discuss school and community safety. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 28, 2018 - 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Putting fellow Republicans in the hot seat, President Donald Trump called for speedy and substantial changes to the nation's gun laws on Wednesday, criticizing lawmakers in a White House meeting for being too fearful of the National Rifle Association to take action. In a...
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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr gestures toward supportive fans after the Warriors defeated the New York Knicks in an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
February 28, 2018 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With an offer to visit the White House as NBA champions rejected and rescinded, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors instead spent their day off in the nation's capital touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture with local students. In town ahead of...
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People hug one another outside of the Dalton Convention Center on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Dalton, Ga. Students from Dalton High School were evacuated to the Dalton Convention Center after social studies teacher Randal Davidson allegedly barricaded himself in a classroom and fired a handgun. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 6:16 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and fired a handgun, sending students running outside or hunkering down in darkened gym locker rooms, authorities said. No Dalton High School students were in the classroom when the...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Washington, during a meeting with members of Congress to discuss school and community safety. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 28, 2018 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and guns (all times local): 6:05 p.m. One of the Senate's leading gun control proponents says he is pleased that President Donald Trump expressed support for expanded background checks and other measures during a bipartisan meeting at...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Arapahoe County, Colo., Sheriff's Office shows Greta Lindecrantz, a defense investigator jailed for refusing to testify for prosecutors in a death penalty appeal. Lindecrantz is a Mennonite who opposes capital punishment and does not want to risk her testimony being used to help execute the defendant. (Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 6:09 pm
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A defense investigator in a death penalty case has been jailed indefinitely for refusing to testify for prosecutors, saying that helping their effort to execute a defendant would violate her religious beliefs. Greta Lindecrantz, a Mennonite who opposes capital punishment,...
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Christopher Lapinig, at podium, an attorney at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, is among lawyers for Vietnamese immigrants suing the federal government over their detention by U.S. immigration authorities, at a news conference in Santa Ana, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. The lawyers say immigrants who arrived from Vietnam before the country resumed diplomatic relations with the United States in 1995 are not subject to a repatriation agreement between the countries, and thus their detention isn't legal. Also seen are Phi Nguyen, litigation director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta, center, and attorney Tuan Uong. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
February 28, 2018 - 6:09 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Three Vietnamese immigrants have filed a lawsuit alleging U.S. authorities are rounding them up for deportation — even though the Vietnamese government has not agreed to take them back. Vietnam has only agreed to repatriate deportees who arrived in the United States after...
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