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Florida school shooting students told to wear clear backpacks Florida school shooting students told to wear clear backpacks
Students at the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead last month are being asked to wear clear backpacks. School officials have written to families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High pupils outlining the plans as part of new security measures. They said any student without a clear rucksack would be given one at no cost. But some pupils say it does nothing to tackle the issue of...
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Deadly nor'easter wallops East with up to a foot or more of heavy snow Deadly nor'easter wallops East with up to a foot or more of heavy snow
The first full day of spring Wednesday brought yet another snowstorm to the eastern U.S., causing travel chaos and widespread school and business closures. Up to a foot of heavy, wet snow — and potentially more — was expected from the mid-Atlantic into New England by the time the storm winds down Thursday. Increasingly sunny, windy conditions were forecast for most of the East later Thursda...
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Gunman at Maryland high school dies after armed school officer intervenes; 2 others injured Gunman at Maryland high school dies after armed school officer intervenes; 2 others injured
A student gunman opened fire Tuesday at a high school in southern Maryland, injuring two students before an armed school resources officer intervened, authorities said. The gunman, identified as Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17, was killed, but St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron said it was not immediately clear whether the school officer fired the fatal shot or whether the gunman killed himself. ...
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Supreme Court refuses to reconsider death penalty in Arizona case. Supreme Court refuses to reconsider death penalty in Arizona case.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court refused again Monday to decide whether the death penalty is unconstitutional. The action came in a case from Arizona in which lawyers asked the court to strike down both the state's capital punishment system and the nation's. The court's four liberal justices said Arizona's system, under which most defendants convicted of first-degree murder are eligible for ...
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Two more Miami bridge collapse victims identified, as investigation continues Two more Miami bridge collapse victims identified, as investigation continues
Two more victims of last week’s bridge collapse at Miami’s Florida International University were identified Sunday, as investigators try to determine what caused the pedestrian bridge to fall onto a busy highway, killing six people. Miami-Dade Police confirmed Sunday that Alexa Duran, 18, a freshman political science student at the university, was extracted from a Toyota 4Runner pancaked in th...
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FBI ex-deputy director Andrew McCabe sacked days before retirement. FBI ex-deputy director Andrew McCabe sacked days before retirement.
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe has been sacked days before he could retire with pension rights. He was fired by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who said an internal review found he leaked information and misled investigators. Mr McCabe denied the claims and said he was being targeted because of his involvement in the inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. ...
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Miami bridge collapsed as cables were being tightened following 'stress test'. Miami bridge collapsed as cables were being tightened following 'stress test'.
MIAMI — Authorities say a 950-ton pedestrian bridge that collapsed onto a six-lane highway killing at least six people had undergone a "stress test" just before and the cables were being tightened when it pancaked onto traffic below. After hours of searching for possible survivors amid tons of rubble, Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said Friday that the operation "has turned from a ...
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Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jet crashes off Key West; 2 crew members killed. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jet crashes off Key West; 2 crew members killed.
NORFOLK, Va. — A Navy fighter jet based in Virginia crashed off the coast of Key West, Fla., on Wednesday afternoon. Both crew members were killed. Cmdr. David Hecht, spokesman for Naval Air Force Atlantic, said the pilot and weapons system officer ejected from the F/A-18F Super Hornet. Rescuers recovered them. Medics took them by ambulance to Lower Keys Medical Center, and both were pronou...
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Students hospitalized, driver killed as bus plunges down ravine in Alabama. Students hospitalized, driver killed as bus plunges down ravine in Alabama.
DAPHNE, Ala. — The bus driver of a charter tour bus carrying high school students was killed Tuesday when the bus crashed in rural Alabama near the Florida-Alabama state line, police said. Dozens of students and adult chaperones were hospitalized after their chartered tour bus on its return trip to Texas plunged down a 50-foot ravine early Tuesday on Interstate 10, less than 10 miles west of t...
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Stormy Daniels offers to return $130,000 payment to Trump lawyer. Stormy Daniels offers to return $130,000 payment to Trump lawyer.
WASHINGTON — Stormy Daniels, the porn star who claims an affair with President Trump, on Monday offered to give back the $130,000 payment to Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen. In return, she wants to walk away from an agreement she reached in October 2016 with Cohen to keep quiet about the alleged tryst. Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, has given Cohen until noon Tuesday to resp...
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