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School Shooting School Protest

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2018. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1793, President George Washington held the first Cabinet meeting on record at his Mount Vernon home; attending were Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson,...


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Feinstein loses California Democratic Party's endorsement

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. California Democrats rebuked Sen. Dianne Feinstein at their annual convention this weekend, denying her the party’s endorsement in this year’s Senate race and giving a majority of votes to her liberal primary challenger, state Senate leader Kevin de León. Feinstein...


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Born in the USA - and still hassled about immigration status of their parents

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. J.E.B. Stuart High School in Fairfax County, Virginia, will soon be renamed Justice High, honoring an American value denied to some students there by three of Virginia’s most distinguished public colleges and universities. Twelfth-grader Quetzali Cruz, a native-born...


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A fertility doctor's secret, a special kinship decades later

The Infertility Bond

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Matt White remembers that day in September 2016 when a mystery began to unravel that would change his life. It started when White read a news report that Dr. Donald Cline, a retired Indianapolis fertility specialist, faced charges for lying when he denied he’d inseminated...


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Parkland shooting 'crisis actor' videos lead users to a 'conspiracy ecosystem' on YouTube

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The wild conspiracies that flooded YouTube after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, this month got social media researcher Jonathan Albright wondering: How did people find all these crazy videos? And once they found one, what else were they likely to stumble...


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In wake of Parkland, colleges tell students protests won't hurt their chance of admission

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. As a wave of protests against gun violence spread in high schools across the country, top universities reached out to reassure prospective students that breaking school rules for a principle won’t ruin their chance of attending. In the highly fraught and often opaque...


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Second weekend for 'Black Panther' is one of the best ever

Film Box Office

NEW YORK (AP) — “Black Panther” scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales, putting it on track to rank among the highest-grossing blockbusters ever. Ryan Coogler’s Marvel sensation is on a box-office course that few films have managed, according to...


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5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

Severe Weather Tennessee

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a tornado that flattened homes, gale force winds and widespread flooding from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia The system that stretched from Texas to the...


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What we learned from the Democratic response to the Nunes memo - and what we didn't

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. To hear President Donald Trump tell it, the memo released on Saturday that provides the Democratic counterpoint to the document prepared by staff for Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., earlier this year both bolsters Nunes’ case and, somehow, was a total bust for the...


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New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher price

Samsung New Phones

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera — accompanied by a second annual price increase for many customers. The static design of the new Galaxy S9 underscores both the slowing pace of smartphone innovation...


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