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Florida students, residents rally to denounce political inaction after shooting

School Shooting Florida-36

Hundreds of students, teachers and residents filled the terrace of the Broward County federal...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2018. There are 314 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercury’s Friendship 7 spacecraft, which circled the...


Business

US stocks are mostly lower as markets reopen after holiday

Financial Markets Wall Street

U.S. stocks were mostly lower in the early going Tuesday as trading reopened after a long holiday weekend. Disappointing earnings from Walmart weighed on the market, which was coming off a six-day winning streak. Losses in consumer-focused stocks and other sectors outweighed gains in energy...


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A cartoon about school shootings is breaking people's hearts

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. As news of the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, unfolded last week, Pia Guerra, a 46-year-old Vancouver-based artist, felt helpless. She couldn’t bring herself to go to sleep, so she began to draw. About 6 a.m., she...


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Corporate tax bounty: plenty for workers, more for investors

Tax Overhaul Corporate Spending

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s just what the GOP said we’d hear from a CEO after being handed a big tax break. But when Charles Scharf announced plans last month to spend his company’s tax savings on higher wages and technology, investors began selling. The Bank of New York Mellon CEO said he had a...


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Grocery retailer Albertsons to buy drugstore chain Rite Aid

Albertsons Rite Aid Deal

The privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation’s third-largest drugstore chain. Albertsons Companies is offering either a share of its stock and $1.83 in cash or slightly more than a share for...


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Students going to state capital to push for gun law changes

School Shooting Florida

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida’s capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week. The students plan to hold a rally Wednesday in hopes that it will put...


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Lessons for today from Little Ice Age

Special To The Washington Post. We are changing Earth’s climate with terrifying speed. In the past, natural forces provoked slower climate changes. We now know that they were still big and fast enough to shape the fates of past societies. Climate change then brought disaster to most societies, but...


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Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys

Trump

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump supports a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases, the White House said, as pressure mounts on Trump to take action after 17 students and teachers were killed in last week’s shooting at a Florida high school. One side...


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Serena Williams champions issues on _ and off _ tennis court

Black History Game Changers

Moments after Serena Williams won her seventh Wimbledon title, she proudly raised her fist in a black power salute. It caused a bit of frenzy at the All-England Club in 2016, but Williams’ action shouldn’t have surprised anyone: She’d already been one of the most vocal supporters of the Black Lives...


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'It's frustrating': Women in Missouri bristle at Trump's words on domestic violence,

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LIBERTY, Mo. - When women living in the Kansas City suburbs discuss President Donald Trump’s comments on issues such as domestic violence and sexual abuse, they keep using the same word: frustrating. A 65-year-old Republican grandmother who hesitantly voted for Trump...


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