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After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws…

"Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy

GOP tax law leads to a tax hike, more revenue in…

The Republican tax overhaul is bringing most Americans lower income taxes but also is causing some state income taxes to rise, leading to extra revenue for state budgets

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Says More Sanctions On…

He said new sanctions would be announced in the next several weeks.

Ohio has new uses for sediment from Lake Erie's harbors

A long-running dispute between Ohio and federal officials over dredging Cleveland's harbor appear to be over, but the next challenge is getting rid of more than 1.2 million tons of sediment dredged each year from seven other ports along Lake Erie.

Positive She Saw Bigfoot, She's Suing California

Claudia Ackley is positive that she and her two daughters came across Bigfoot in a tree in southern California last year, but when she called different state authorities to report the sighting, she got the same response. Nope, they told her, you saw a bear. As a result, the 46-year-old...

US gymnasts tell AP sport rife with verbal…

Romanian gymnasts who trained under former U.S. Olympic coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi tell the AP that the duo starved and beat them in pursuit of an ideal athlete

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Is The Media Perpetuating Mass Shootings?

NRA representatives said, "The media loves mass shootings." But is there a link between media coverage and mass shootings?

These States Have the Most Hate Groups

Some states are worse than others when it comes to hate groups. Using data from the Southern Poverty Law Center, 24/7 Wall St. has compiled a list of the 10 states with the most such groups. Idaho ends up first in the unwanted category, at least on a per-capita basis....

This week in odd news: Skunk fire, sleepwalker, T…

This week in odd news: Bicyclist blames Waze for directing him into Lincoln Tunnel; 11-year-old Pennsylvania Boy Scout called for jury duty; Student calls 911 from school, says he was sleepwalking; Nothing to see here! Police clear T-Rex walking student

Florida Student Calls Out First Lady

First lady Melania Trump has a mission to end cyber bullying . A 14-year-old survivor of the Florida school shooting thinks she ought to start with her own-stepson. Lauren Hogg delivered the critical tweet Friday, and it revolves around her older brother, David, who has emerged as an outspoken proponent of...

Manafort Charged With Funding Lobby For…

The alleged scheme happened around 2012.

Copy of Declaration of Independence Was Hidden Behind Wallpaper

When John Quincy Adams was not yet president but secretary of state, he ordered that 200 copies of the Declaration of Independence be made, as the then-40-year-old calfskin document was already becoming tough to read. And so it was done, with the copies—thought to be made over a two-year...

Kushner's Security Clearance Just Got More…

Jared Kushner may be a top adviser to President Trump, but his authority to view classified information is looking dicier by the day. In fact, it may already have been revoked. As part of chief of staff John Kelly's newly tightened restrictions in the wake of the Rob Porter scandal...

Police experts urge intensive training if…

Law enforcement experts say it takes specialized and constant training to know how to act in an active shooter situation

Rick Gates Becomes The 5th Person To Plead Guilty…

Gates pleaded guilty to two counts stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past…

PHOTO GALLERY: Hundreds of students rally at U.S. Capitol to protest gun violence; Hungary wins its first Winter Olympic gold medal - and first of any kind in short track; stylish Queen Elizabeth II makes first Fashion Week visit.

Graham's body to make journey from mountains to…

The Rev. Billy Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers

NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school…

NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting

Florida Governor Debuts A Student Safety Plan…

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's plan includes changing state laws so only customers 21 years or older can purchase firearms.

Students: More gun control needed after school…

Florida officials have outlined their plans to make schools safer after a shooting last week that left 17 people dead. Some say it isn't enough.

Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault…

Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall says the United States' next civil rights movement should be to ban assault weapons. Bridges says she is distressed by the mass shootings in U.S. schools.

US deportations targeting more people with no…

U.S. figures show that people getting deported increasingly have no criminal backgrounds

Rick Gates Expected To Plead Guilty In Plea…

Rick Gates will reportedly plead guilty in a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's office.

Alabama to execute man convicted of killing federal judge

Alabama has set an execution date for a man convicted of killing a federal judge with a package bomb

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Attorneys seek information on aborted Alabama…

Attorneys seek information on aborted execution

UN to vote Saturday on humanitarian cease-fire in…

The U.N. Security Council has delayed a vote on a resolution demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire across Syria until Saturday in hopes of closing a gap over the timing for a halt to fighting

Pop Culture Reopens '90s Mysteries, Like Heaven's…

The dead bodies found in a California home in 1997 were a mystery. It's just one of the '90s enigmas being relooked at today.