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Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

APTOPIX School Shooting Texas-8

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston...

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Teen arrested after slaying of Maryland police officer

Officer Shot Maryland

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer, and three other suspects are still being sought, police said Tuesday on Twitter. The Baltimore County Police and Fire Department tweeted that the teen was arrested shortly...


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The Daily 202: A tale of two elections

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Trump administration doesn’t care about free and fair elections, except when it does. In March, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked whether President Donald Trump agreed with John McCain that Vladimir Putin’s reelection in Russia was a...


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The Cybersecurity 202: Georgia is voting on insecure machines in today's primary. This

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. When Georgia voters head to the polls for the state’s primary today, they’ll cast their ballots on aging electronic voting machines that government officials and security experts agree are easy to hack. But if a long-shot federal lawsuit succeeds, they could vote in a...


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School shooting unlikely to bring gun restrictions in Texas

APTOPIX School Shooting Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has vowed to address school violence and safety in the wake of another mass school shooting. But Abbott’s call to do “more than just pray” for the victims comes in a state that has fully embraced its gun culture and resisted previous attempts to scale it...


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16-year-old arrested in Maryland police officer's death, three others sought

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and authorities are looking for three more people in connection with the killing of a Baltimore County police officer, officials said. In a Twitter post, the Baltimore County Police Department said the teenager was arrested Monday...


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Hogan raised $1.2 million in 35 days, more money than some Democratic challengers raised

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan raised more than $1.2 million between April 10 and May 15, amassing more money in 35 days than some of his Democratic challengers since they launched their campaigns last year. In a memo obtained by The Washington Post, Hogan’s campaign...


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Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

School Shootings-Small Towns

ATLANTA (AP) — If you want to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur, look no farther than small-town and suburban America. The massacre that killed 10 people at a high school in Texas last week was just the latest to happen in a small or suburban city. Of the 10 deadliest school...


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The Latest: Teen arrested following Maryland officer's death

Officer Shot Maryland

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of a police officer in Baltimore County, Maryland (all times local): 8:10 a.m. Police say a teen has been arrested after the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer, and three other suspects are still being sought. The Baltimore...


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Trump and McConnell, once adversaries, have realized they need one another

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - On a Friday evening last October, Mitch McConnell was at Nationals Park watching a playoff baseball game when he looked down at his iPhone and discovered a missed call. It was President Donald Trump. Trump and McConnell hadn’t made plans to talk,...


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Key GOP state senator reaches compromise with Va. House on Medicaid

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. RICHMOND, Va. - A key state Senate Republican and the House budget chief have hammered out a plan to allow up to 400,000 uninsured Virginians to enroll in Medicaid. State Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Augusta, has long backed expansion of the federal-state health insurance...


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