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Romney is running for Senate. Even if he wins, the Mormon Church has already lost

Utah Senate Romney-9

As several Mormon senators step away from their positions in Congress, some observers wonder...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2018. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 1945, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, where they raised two American flags (the second flag-raising was captured in...


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Europeans look for a way to preserve nuclear deal while punishing Iran and satisfying

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - When French President Emmanuel Macron called last week for new international sanctions and “surveillance” over Iran’s ballistic missile program, there was one person in particular he hoped was listening. France, Germany and Britain have been scrambling...


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Fact-checking Trump, NRA claims on gun background checks

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Sifting through the gun rhetoric since the mass shooting in a Florida high school Feb. 14, we noticed politicians and groups on all sides of the debate often turn to the same topic: background checks. Federally licensed firearms dealers have been required to run...


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Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

School Shooting Florida Coach Funeral

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle is reopening for teachers Friday as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter. That failure, plus reports of a...


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Did law school applications get a 'Trump bump?' Maybe.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The 2008 market crash fell hard on the legal industry. Cash-strapped law firms laid off attorneys in droves and cut back on new hires. Many tasks once performed by young associates were automated or outsourced to contract lawyers. Full-time employment for recent law...


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10 Things to Know for Today

Florida Execution

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SCHOOL STAFF FACING ‘NEW NORMAL‘ The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people is reopening for teachers amid a revelation that the armed officer on campus did...


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Texas governor spares inmate from execution after a father's pleas

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Thomas “Bart” Whitaker had already eaten his last meal. It was about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, roughly a half-hour before his scheduled execution in a Texas prison. He was supposed to be strapped to a gurney soon. Bart had been sentenced to death for orchestrating the...


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Florida man screams, yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death

Florida Execution

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled “murderers! murderers! murderers!” as he thrashed on a gurney as he was being put to death for the 1993 rape and slaying of a college student. The drugs...


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Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins

Alabama Execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Thursday halted the execution of an inmate who had argued that his veins were too damaged for lethal injection, because medical staff did not think they could connect the intravenous line by the time the death warrant expired at midnight. Alabama Corrections...


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Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins

Alabama Execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama halted the execution of an inmate who had argued that his veins were too damaged for lethal injection, because medical staff did not think they could connect the intravenous line by the time the death warrant expired at midnight. Alabama Corrections Commissioner Jeff...


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