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Kentucky High School Shooting Leaves 2 Dead and 17 Others Injured. Kentucky High School Shooting Leaves 2 Dead and 17 Others Injured.
At least two students were killed and 17 other people were injured in a school shooting on Tuesday at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky. The suspect, a 15-year-old student at the school, was taken into custody in “a nonviolent apprehension,” Gov. Matt Bevin said on Tuesday. The student, who was not immediately identified, entered the school with a handgun at 7:59 a.m., according to R...
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Trump administration's immigrant-crime hotline released victims' personal information. Trump administration's immigrant-crime hotline released victims' personal information.
PHOENIX — The same week the Trump administration opened a hotline in April to support victims of crimes by immigrants, Elena Maria Lopez called to report a complaint against her ex-husband. At first, Lopez kept getting a busy signal. But finally someone answered. For the next 20 minutes, Lopez provided a detailed account, accusing the Dutch immigrant of marrying her to get a green card and t...
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'This is about equality': Activists take to the streets for Women's March. 'This is about equality': Activists take to the streets for Women's March.
WASHINGTON — On the one-year anniversary of the Women's March that swelled cities worldwide, activists reconvened Saturday in the nation's capital and around the country with new determination to flex their power in the voting booth and on the ballot. The gathering also comes on the anniversary of the inauguration of President Trump, whose election in many ways gave the movement its first impet...
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US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate. US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate.
The House of Representatives has passed a bill to fund government operations until 16 February - the first move in efforts to avert a government shutdown. The bill must now be voted on by the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future. The Republicans do not have enough votes. Backing from at least some Democrats is needed to pass the bill ahead of the Friday midnight deadline. The last U...
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GOP leaders push another short-term spending bill as shutdown looms. GOP leaders push another short-term spending bill as shutdown looms.
WASHINGTON — Republican leaders in Congress have abandoned efforts to reach a broad budget agreement before federal funding runs out on Friday, and they’re now simply hoping to pass a short-term spending bill to avert a government shutdown. House GOP leaders are crafting legislation that would keep the government funded through Feb. 16. It would also reauthorize a children’s health insurance pr...
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One dead, 50 rescued from Gulf Coast casino boat fire. One dead, 50 rescued from Gulf Coast casino boat fire.
One woman died and 50 were rescued near Port Richey, Fla. — including more than a dozen from the water — after a casino boat caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico, authorities said Sunday. Pasco County Fire Rescue and the U.S. Coast Guard rescued as many as 15 people from the water, WTSP-TV reported. About 50 were on board the San Cruz casino boat when it caught fire. Crews, including local poli...
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Mourners gather to remember mudslide victims. Mourners gather to remember mudslide victims.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Thousands of mourners gathered Sunday night to remember the 20 victims killed in last week’s devastating mudslides in Montecito, and to give thanks to rescue workers still painstakingly picking through the debris fields. Four people are still missing, and authorities now say at least 73 homes have been destroyed, with hundreds more buildings damaged. The slides, caused ...
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Flu has killed 20 children already this season. Flu has killed 20 children already this season.
The United States is at the peak of one of the more active flu seasons in recent years, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials announced Friday. Dan Jernigan, the director of the Influenza Division of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said the season is "very active," and there are early indicators it may be severe. In the 13 years his office has ...
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VA publicly releases opiate prescribing rates for all its hospitals for the first time. VA publicly releases opiate prescribing rates for all its hospitals for the first time.
WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs began posting publicly for the first time Thursday the opiate prescribing rates at VA medical centers across the country. They range from a low of 3 % percent of prescriptions issued at VA hospitals in Cleveland and San Juan, Puerto Rico, to a high of 20% at the VA in Roseburg, Ore. “Many Veterans enrolled in the VA health-care system suffer fr...
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Southern California mudslides: At least 17 dead, 100 homes destroyed. Southern California mudslides: At least 17 dead, 100 homes destroyed.
Search and rescue efforts intensified Wednesday for hundreds of Montecito residents feared trapped in their homes after deadly walls of mud and debris roared down California hillsides stripped of vegetation by recent, ferocious wildfires. The one-two punch of fire and downpour-fueled debris flows have debilitated the affluent, picturesque community of about 10,000 people. The slides have killed...
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