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Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

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SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston...

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The Latest: Sheriff: Officers engaged shooter in 4 minutes

School Shooting Texas

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A sheriff says officers were able to “engage” the shooter at a Texas school four minutes after they were called to the scene. Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset says the shooter was contained Friday...


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As Haspel is sworn in at CIA, Trump credits her for overcoming 'negative politics'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LANGLEY, Va. - As he participated in the swearing-in of his new CIA director on Monday, President Donald Trump acknowledged the difficulties that Gina Haspel’s nomination had faced but said her strong performance at her confirmation hearing turned things around. “It...


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School shooting may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public. The state hosted the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting two weeks ago. And until Monday, the governor’s re-election website was raffling off a shotgun. Guns are so...


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Witness describes frantic effort to save slain officer

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Heavily armed police swarmed into a leafy suburb where a Baltimore County officer was fatally shot on Monday, searching for at least one armed suspect. A witness told a local television station that one of his sons saw the officer with her gun drawn, trying to pull over a Jeep,...


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Toxic cloud caused by Hawaii volcano lava emerges over ocean

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PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago: A toxic steam cloud. Authorities on Sunday...


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Consumer Reports raises concerns over Tesla Model 3 braking

Tesla Consumer Reports

DETROIT (AP) — Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla’s Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports. While the magazine said the car has exhilarating acceleration and handling, testers were troubled by its 152-...


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Blankenship says he will make a third-party run for Senate in West Virginia

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Controversial former coal baron Don Blankenship said Monday that he is launching a third-party campaign for the Senate after losing in West Virginia’s Republican primary, a decision that could complicate the GOP’s efforts to keep its majority in the midterm elections....


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Naval Academy freshman just climbed a greased 21-foot monument. Here's what's behind the

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Several hundred young warriors stormed a 21-foot-high obelisk at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis on Monday, slipping and sliding as they formed a human pyramid around a monument covered in 50 pounds of vegetable shortening. The annual tradition marks the end of...


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A man's grabby hands were just the start of a Frontier plane nightmare, FBI says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. To paraphrase an old air travel axiom: What goes in must come out, one way or another. There are approximately seven fluid ounces in a double vodka tonic - give or take, depending on how generous Frontier Airlines is with the pour. Michael Allen Haag ordered his first...


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Professor convicted of vandalizing National Rifle Association lobbyist's home with fake

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A woman was found guilty Monday of spraying fake blood on the steps of the Alexandria, Virginia, home of National Rifle Association lobbyist Chris Cox in January. Patricia Hill, a sociology professor from Nebraska, was ordered to pay a $500 fine, not contact the Cox...


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