Months before massacre, cops told of Cruz threats with weapon

Months before massacre, cops told of Cruz threats with weapon (CNN) Just months before Nikolas Cruz killed 17 at his former high school in South Florida, the host family who had taken him in immediately after his mother’s death warned local law enforcement that the 19-year-old had “used a gun against people before” and “has put the gun to others’ heads in the past,” according to records obtained by CNN. It’s the latest indication of how law enforcement encountered warning signs about Cruz’s violent behavior before he attacked students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas…
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U.S. jobless claims near 45-year low as economic outlook brightens

U.S. jobless claims near 45-year low as economic outlook brightens (Reuters) The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to a near 45-year low last week, pointing to strong job growth in February and solid momentum in the economy. The economy’s brightening prospects were also underscored by other data on Thursday showing a gauge of future economic activity increasing for a fourth straight month in January. Labor market strength should continue to underpin consumer spending, despite a drop in retail sales in January. “Firms are extraordinarily unwilling to part company with workers reflecting, in…
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30% of applicants want to go to law school because of Trump

30% of applicants want to go to law school because of Trump (Above the Law) We’ve known for a while that more people are taking the LSAT — we’re talking a double-digit increase. But exactly why has largely remained a source of speculation and anecdotal reports that the surprising results of the 2016 election were motivating people to go to law school. Now we have the hard data to support that hypothesis. Kaplan Test Prep conducted a survey of over 500 pre-law students and the results confirm the suspicions of many in the industry: the…
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Illinois guv drinks chocolate milk to show commitment to diversity

Illinois guv drinks chocolate milk to show commitment to diversity (Chicago Tribune) In an awkward onstage appearance this week, Gov. Bruce Rauner drank a glass of chocolate milk to demonstrate his belief in diversity. “It’s really, really good,” Rauner said after taking a sip of the sugary drink. “Diversity!” The clunky corporate metaphor was the brainchild of Hyatt Hotels diversity and inclusion executive Tyronne Stoudemire, who appeared alongside Rauner on Wednesday at the downtown Chicago Thompson Center to discuss workplace diversity at a Black History Month event. Enlisting Rauner as his lanky magician’s assistant, Stoudemire,…
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Southwest: Support Dog Bites Girl, 6, Onboard Flight

Southwest: Support Dog Bites Girl, 6, Onboard Flight On Wednesday, February 21, a child onboard a Southwest Airlines plane was bit by an emotional support dog. The 6-year-old girl was sitting across the aisle from the dog and its owner. She asked to pet the dog, but was told to stay back, but “the dog’s teeth ‘scraped’ the girl’s forehead as it turned away,” according to the Chicago Tribune. Although the dog broke the child’s skin, her injury was considered minor and she was able to travel after getting checked out by medical personnel. The…
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Sentencing delayed for man convicted of killing Colin Nutter as suspect seeks retrial

Sentencing delayed for man convicted of killing Colin Nutter as suspect seeks retrial Philip Vatamaniuc, who could spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of a young Highland Park man, must wait a bit longer to learn his fate. Vatamaniuc was due to be sentenced Thursday for his part in the killing of 20-year-old Colin Nutter, who was shot to death in his own car nearly... Full Story
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Mueller hits Manafort and Gates with new charges in 32-count indictment

Mueller hits Manafort and Gates with new charges in 32-count indictment Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed new bank and tax fraud charges against former Trump advisors Rick Gates and Paul Manafort in a 32-count indictment revealed Thursday. The new indictment, filed in the Eastern District of Virginia, details a joint Gates-Manafort real estate money laundering scheme going back to 2008. “Manafort, with the assistance of Gates, laundered more than $30,000,000, income that he concealed from the United States Department of the Treasury (Treasury), the Department of Justice, and others,” the new indictment reads. “Gates obtained…
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California Bill Would Make Ethnic Studies Classes Mandatory

California Bill Would Make Ethnic Studies Classes Mandatory California Assemblymember Jose Medina says that he would have introduced his latest bill regardless of who is in the White House, but the fact that Donald Trump is President “adds to the impetus” for doing it now. The measure, known as AB 2772, would mandate that the roughly 1.7 million high school students throughout the state complete an ethnic studies course in order to graduate, just as they are required to study biology, geography and physical education. If the bill becomes law, the requirement will begin in…
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California Bill Would Make Ethnic Studies Classes Mandatory

California Bill Would Make Ethnic Studies Classes Mandatory California Assemblymember Jose Medina says that he would have introduced his latest bill regardless of who is in the White House, but the fact that Donald Trump is President “adds to the impetus” for doing it now. The measure, known as AB 2772, would mandate that the roughly 1.7 million high school students throughout the state complete an ethnic studies course in order to graduate, just as they are required to study biology, geography and physical education. If the bill becomes law, the requirement will begin in…
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Kay Warren: My Brother Rebuilt His Life After Heroin, and My Family Had to Learn Forgiveness

Kay Warren: My Brother Rebuilt His Life After Heroin, and My Family Had to Learn Forgiveness Drug overdoses kill more than 64,000 people per year, and are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50. To document the nation’s devastating opioid crisis, TIME sent photographer James Nachtwey and deputy director of photography Paul Moakley across the country to gather stories from the frontlines of the epidemic. The result, The Opioid Diaries, is a visual record of a national emergency and a call to action. I’ll never forget the night years ago when my…
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Kay Warren: My Brother Rebuilt His Life After Heroin, and My Family Had to Learn Forgiveness

Kay Warren: My Brother Rebuilt His Life After Heroin, and My Family Had to Learn Forgiveness Drug overdoses kill more than 64,000 people per year, and are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50. To document the nation’s devastating opioid crisis, TIME sent photographer James Nachtwey and deputy director of photography Paul Moakley across the country to gather stories from the frontlines of the epidemic. The result, The Opioid Diaries, is a visual record of a national emergency and a call to action. I’ll never forget the night years ago when my…
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California Bill Would Make Ethnic Studies Classes Mandatory

California Bill Would Make Ethnic Studies Classes Mandatory California Assemblymember Jose Medina says that he would have introduced his latest bill regardless of who is in the White House, but the fact that Donald Trump is President “adds to the impetus” for doing it now. The measure, known as AB 2772, would mandate that the roughly 1.7 million high school students throughout the state complete an ethnic studies course in order to graduate, just as they are required to study biology, geography and physical education. If the bill becomes law, the requirement will begin in…
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Sen. Marco Rubio Changes Stance on High-Capacity Magazines After Florida School Shooting

Sen. Marco Rubio Changes Stance on High-Capacity Magazines After Florida School Shooting (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says a visit to a Florida high school where 17 people were fatally shot has prompted him to change his stance on large capacity magazines. Rubio visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school and a few days later met with its teachers. He said he was told that several people were able to escape because 19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz stopped and reloaded the rifle he used during the Feb. 14 attack. The Florida Republican, who was challenged…
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Sen. Marco Rubio Changes Stance on High-Capacity Magazines After Florida School Shooting

Sen. Marco Rubio Changes Stance on High-Capacity Magazines After Florida School Shooting (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says a visit to a Florida high school where 17 people were fatally shot has prompted him to change his stance on large capacity magazines. Rubio visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school and a few days later met with its teachers. He said he was told that several people were able to escape because 19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz stopped and reloaded the rifle he used during the Feb. 14 attack. The Florida Republican, who was challenged…
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Kay Warren: My Brother Rebuilt His Life After Heroin, and My Family Had to Learn Forgiveness

Kay Warren: My Brother Rebuilt His Life After Heroin, and My Family Had to Learn Forgiveness Drug overdoses kill more than 64,000 people per year, and are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50. To document the nation’s devastating opioid crisis, TIME sent photographer James Nachtwey and deputy director of photography Paul Moakley across the country to gather stories from the frontlines of the epidemic. The result, The Opioid Diaries, is a visual record of a national emergency and a call to action. I’ll never forget the night years ago when my…
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Sen. Marco Rubio Changes Stance on High-Capacity Magazines After Florida School Shooting

Sen. Marco Rubio Changes Stance on High-Capacity Magazines After Florida School Shooting (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says a visit to a Florida high school where 17 people were fatally shot has prompted him to change his stance on large capacity magazines. Rubio visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school and a few days later met with its teachers. He said he was told that several people were able to escape because 19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz stopped and reloaded the rifle he used during the Feb. 14 attack. The Florida Republican, who was challenged…
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Texas School Threatens to Suspend Any Students Who Leave Class to Protest

Texas School Threatens to Suspend Any Students Who Leave Class to Protest A school district in Texas has been the focus of criticism, after a letter from the Needville Independent School District’s superintendent Curtis Rhodes warning against student protests spread on social media. The letter addressed last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead, saying that the district is “sensitive to violence in schools.” It also states that there is a “‘movement’ attempting to stage walkouts/disruptions of the school,” and cautions that if students in the Needville school district, located 40 miles…
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Texas School Threatens to Suspend Any Students Who Leave Class to Protest

Texas School Threatens to Suspend Any Students Who Leave Class to Protest A school district in Texas has been the focus of criticism, after a letter from the Needville Independent School District’s superintendent Curtis Rhodes warning against student protests spread on social media. The letter addressed last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead, saying that the district is “sensitive to violence in schools.” It also states that there is a “‘movement’ attempting to stage walkouts/disruptions of the school,” and cautions that if students in the Needville school district, located 40 miles…
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Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain

Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Spanish police say an officer has died after clashes between police and soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday. Police said the officer died in hospital after clashes outside San Mames Stadium in the Basque Country city of Bilbao in northern Spain. Spanish media said the officer died of […] Full Story
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Classes resume at Elko High School; threat not credible

Classes resume at Elko High School; threat not credible ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Classes resumed at a high school in northeast Nevada a day after an anonymous threat prompted its closure. Elko County school officials canceled classes Wednesday at Elko High School after the unspecified threat was received the night before. The Elko Daily Free Press reported Thursday that local police determined the threat […] Full Story
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Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain

Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Spanish police say an officer has died after clashes between police and soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday. Police said the officer died in hospital after clashes outside San Mames Stadium in the Basque Country city of Bilbao in northern Spain. Spanish media said the officer died of […] Full Story
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Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain

Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Spanish police say an officer has died after clashes between police and soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday. Police said the officer died in hospital after clashes outside San Mames Stadium in the Basque Country city of Bilbao in northern Spain. Spanish media said the officer died of […] Full Story
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Conservationists plan to sue feds over nearly-extinct fly

Conservationists plan to sue feds over nearly-extinct fly LOS ANGELES (AP) — Activists plan to sue the U.S. government, claiming it’s failed to protect a nearly-extinct fly in California’s agricultural heartland. The Center for Biological Diversity filed notice Thursday that it will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The species at issue is the San Joaquin Valley giant flower-loving fly. It’s about […] Full Story
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Classes resume at Elko High School; threat not credible

Classes resume at Elko High School; threat not credible ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Classes resumed at a high school in northeast Nevada a day after an anonymous threat prompted its closure. Elko County school officials canceled classes Wednesday at Elko High School after the unspecified threat was received the night before. The Elko Daily Free Press reported Thursday that local police determined the threat […] Full Story
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Classes resume at Elko High School; threat not credible

Classes resume at Elko High School; threat not credible ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Classes resumed at a high school in northeast Nevada a day after an anonymous threat prompted its closure. Elko County school officials canceled classes Wednesday at Elko High School after the unspecified threat was received the night before. The Elko Daily Free Press reported Thursday that local police determined the threat […] Full Story
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Conservationists plan to sue feds over nearly-extinct fly

Conservationists plan to sue feds over nearly-extinct fly LOS ANGELES (AP) — Activists plan to sue the U.S. government, claiming it’s failed to protect a nearly-extinct fly in California’s agricultural heartland. The Center for Biological Diversity filed notice Thursday that it will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The species at issue is the San Joaquin Valley giant flower-loving fly. It’s about […] Full Story
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Conservationists plan to sue feds over nearly-extinct fly

Conservationists plan to sue feds over nearly-extinct fly LOS ANGELES (AP) — Activists plan to sue the U.S. government, claiming it’s failed to protect a nearly-extinct fly in California’s agricultural heartland. The Center for Biological Diversity filed notice Thursday that it will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The species at issue is the San Joaquin Valley giant flower-loving fly. It’s about […] Full Story
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US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham’s death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another American spiritual leader with his reach and influence. The evangelical movement that Graham helped solidify and embodied for much of the second half of the 20th century has splintered. The […] Full Story
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US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham’s death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another American spiritual leader with his reach and influence. The evangelical movement that Graham helped solidify and embodied for much of the second half of the 20th century has splintered. The […] Full Story
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US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham’s death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another American spiritual leader with his reach and influence. The evangelical movement that Graham helped solidify and embodied for much of the second half of the 20th century has splintered. The […] Full Story
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Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge related to the Republican’s affair with a woman in 2015. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the indictment Thursday. She launched an investigation in January after Greitens admitted to an affair with his St. Louis […] Full Story
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Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge related to the Republican’s affair with a woman in 2015. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the indictment Thursday. She launched an investigation in January after Greitens admitted to an affair with his St. Louis […] Full Story
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Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge related to the Republican’s affair with a woman in 2015. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the indictment Thursday. She launched an investigation in January after Greitens admitted to an affair with his St. Louis […] Full Story
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Appeal rejected in death row case from quadruple killing

Appeal rejected in death row case from quadruple killing JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court says it won’t reconsider the death sentence for a man convicted in a 1996 quadruple killing at a furniture store. Curtis Giovanni Flowers has been tried six times in the 1996 shooting deaths in Winona. He was convicted and sentenced to death in three trials, but those […] Full Story
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Appeal rejected in death row case from quadruple killing

Appeal rejected in death row case from quadruple killing JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court says it won’t reconsider the death sentence for a man convicted in a 1996 quadruple killing at a furniture store. Curtis Giovanni Flowers has been tried six times in the 1996 shooting deaths in Winona. He was convicted and sentenced to death in three trials, but those […] Full Story
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Appeal rejected in death row case from quadruple killing

Appeal rejected in death row case from quadruple killing JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court says it won’t reconsider the death sentence for a man convicted in a 1996 quadruple killing at a furniture store. Curtis Giovanni Flowers has been tried six times in the 1996 shooting deaths in Winona. He was convicted and sentenced to death in three trials, but those […] Full Story
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Sioux Falls mayoral candidate’s video warns of zombie menace

Sioux Falls mayoral candidate’s video warns of zombie menace SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A candidate for mayor of South Dakota’s largest city promises to protect it against zombies. The Argus Leader reports that David Zokaites (zoh-KIGH’-tess) has released a video based on a song he wrote about zombies taking over Sioux Falls City Hall. The 56-year-old data analyst penned the tongue-in-cheek tune a […] Full Story
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Sioux Falls mayoral candidate’s video warns of zombie menace

Sioux Falls mayoral candidate’s video warns of zombie menace SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A candidate for mayor of South Dakota’s largest city promises to protect it against zombies. The Argus Leader reports that David Zokaites (zoh-KIGH’-tess) has released a video based on a song he wrote about zombies taking over Sioux Falls City Hall. The 56-year-old data analyst penned the tongue-in-cheek tune a […] Full Story
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Sioux Falls mayoral candidate’s video warns of zombie menace

Sioux Falls mayoral candidate’s video warns of zombie menace SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A candidate for mayor of South Dakota’s largest city promises to protect it against zombies. The Argus Leader reports that David Zokaites (zoh-KIGH’-tess) has released a video based on a song he wrote about zombies taking over Sioux Falls City Hall. The 56-year-old data analyst penned the tongue-in-cheek tune a […] Full Story
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Police advocacy group says it opposes arming teachers

Police advocacy group says it opposes arming teachers WASHINGTON (AP) — An advocacy group for police officers assigned to secure the nation’s schools has a simple message about arming teachers: Don’t do it. The National Association of School Resource Officers said Thursday it strongly recommends that no firearms be allowed on a school campus except those carried by carefully selected, specially trained police […] Full Story
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Police advocacy group says it opposes arming teachers

Police advocacy group says it opposes arming teachers WASHINGTON (AP) — An advocacy group for police officers assigned to secure the nation’s schools has a simple message about arming teachers: Don’t do it. The National Association of School Resource Officers said Thursday it strongly recommends that no firearms be allowed on a school campus except those carried by carefully selected, specially trained police […] Full Story
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Police advocacy group says it opposes arming teachers

Police advocacy group says it opposes arming teachers WASHINGTON (AP) — An advocacy group for police officers assigned to secure the nation’s schools has a simple message about arming teachers: Don’t do it. The National Association of School Resource Officers said Thursday it strongly recommends that no firearms be allowed on a school campus except those carried by carefully selected, specially trained police […] Full Story
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Civil rights groups appeal Alabama voter ID ruling

Civil rights groups appeal Alabama voter ID ruling MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Civil rights groups are again challenging a federal judge’s ruling that an Alabama law requiring a government-issued photo ID for voting is not discriminatory. Legal counsel for the Alabama NAACP, Greater Birmingham Ministries and minority voters filed an appeal in the U.S. district court in northern Alabama on Wednesday. Since 2014, […] Full Story
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Civil rights groups appeal Alabama voter ID ruling

Civil rights groups appeal Alabama voter ID ruling MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Civil rights groups are again challenging a federal judge’s ruling that an Alabama law requiring a government-issued photo ID for voting is not discriminatory. Legal counsel for the Alabama NAACP, Greater Birmingham Ministries and minority voters filed an appeal in the U.S. district court in northern Alabama on Wednesday. Since 2014, […] Full Story
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Civil rights groups appeal Alabama voter ID ruling

Civil rights groups appeal Alabama voter ID ruling MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Civil rights groups are again challenging a federal judge’s ruling that an Alabama law requiring a government-issued photo ID for voting is not discriminatory. Legal counsel for the Alabama NAACP, Greater Birmingham Ministries and minority voters filed an appeal in the U.S. district court in northern Alabama on Wednesday. Since 2014, […] Full Story
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House budget leader proposes reduced higher education cuts

House budget leader proposes reduced higher education cuts JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri colleges and universities may still face budget cuts next year, but they may be less than what the governor wants. The chairman of the Missouri House Budget Committee on Thursday proposed a way to reduce the financial hit to higher education outlined in Republican Gov. Eric Greitens’ 2019 budget […] Full Story
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House budget leader proposes reduced higher education cuts

House budget leader proposes reduced higher education cuts JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri colleges and universities may still face budget cuts next year, but they may be less than what the governor wants. The chairman of the Missouri House Budget Committee on Thursday proposed a way to reduce the financial hit to higher education outlined in Republican Gov. Eric Greitens’ 2019 budget […] Full Story
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House budget leader proposes reduced higher education cuts

House budget leader proposes reduced higher education cuts JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri colleges and universities may still face budget cuts next year, but they may be less than what the governor wants. The chairman of the Missouri House Budget Committee on Thursday proposed a way to reduce the financial hit to higher education outlined in Republican Gov. Eric Greitens’ 2019 budget […] Full Story
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Experts: The Myth of Video Games Making Killers Is ‘Nuts’

Experts: The Myth of Video Games Making Killers Is ‘Nuts’ GettyIn a meeting on Thursday with Pam Bondi, Florida’s attorney general, President Trump suggested the root of America’s gun violence problem actually lay in violent video games and movies:Meanwhile, New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur released a statement on Wednesday suggesting that the best way to combat gun violence was research into violent media:Video games have long been blamed for violent tendencies. The theory is that viewing and pretending to do violent things somehow rewires a person's emotions and neurology and makes them more likely to…
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Experts: The Myth of Video Games Making Killers Is ‘Nuts’

Experts: The Myth of Video Games Making Killers Is ‘Nuts’ GettyIn a meeting on Thursday with Pam Bondi, Florida’s attorney general, President Trump suggested the root of America’s gun violence problem actually lay in violent video games and movies:Meanwhile, New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur released a statement on Wednesday suggesting that the best way to combat gun violence was research into violent media:Video games have long been blamed for violent tendencies. The theory is that viewing and pretending to do violent things somehow rewires a person's emotions and neurology and makes them more likely to…
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Realtor of the week: Craig’s focus areas are Memorial Villages, Spring Branch

Realtor of the week: Craig's focus areas are Memorial Villages, Spring Branch Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments that most people make in their lives, and without a professional Realtor to help, it can also be one of the most complicated. Cathy Craig, a Realtor with Bernstein Realty with 20-plus years of experience, is able to help her clients have the smoothest transactions possible. She also loves being part of such an important event in people's lives, helping them find exactly what they want, and negotiating the best possible price. "Working with…
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Realtor of the week: Craig’s focus areas are Memorial Villages, Spring Branch

Realtor of the week: Craig's focus areas are Memorial Villages, Spring Branch Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments that most people make in their lives, and without a professional Realtor to help, it can also be one of the most complicated. Cathy Craig, a Realtor with Bernstein Realty with 20-plus years of experience, is able to help her clients have the smoothest transactions possible. She also loves being part of such an important event in people's lives, helping them find exactly what they want, and negotiating the best possible price. "Working with…
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GHBA Remodelers Council: Care for your glass shower doors, enclosures

GHBA Remodelers Council: Care for your glass shower doors, enclosures Frameless glass shower doors have surged in popularity in recent years. They are clean and add a modern element to a bathroom. There are many designs and styles to choose from for both glass and hardware. The minimalist modern look of frameless glass helps you showcase detailed tile work and beautiful hardware. How do you best care for the glass to keep it clean and clear from soap scum, calcium deposits, bacteria, mold and other buildups that can even be dangerous to your health? Here…
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GHBA Remodelers Council: Care for your glass shower doors, enclosures

GHBA Remodelers Council: Care for your glass shower doors, enclosures Frameless glass shower doors have surged in popularity in recent years. They are clean and add a modern element to a bathroom. There are many designs and styles to choose from for both glass and hardware. The minimalist modern look of frameless glass helps you showcase detailed tile work and beautiful hardware. How do you best care for the glass to keep it clean and clear from soap scum, calcium deposits, bacteria, mold and other buildups that can even be dangerous to your health? Here…
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On the move: Relocation Spotlight: Greenwood King Properties

On the move: Relocation Spotlight: Greenwood King Properties Agents who specialize in relocation often do much more for their clients than provide real estate services. Just ask Renée Eads, vice president of relocation for Greenwood King Properties. During a recent interview, she said that because of the unique nature of relocation, that agents are selling much more than houses; they are selling Houston. Eads added that agents who regularly assist relocation clients understand the importance of being advocates for those clients, while also being true ambassadors for Houston. Full Story
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On the move: Relocation Spotlight: Greenwood King Properties

On the move: Relocation Spotlight: Greenwood King Properties Agents who specialize in relocation often do much more for their clients than provide real estate services. Just ask Renée Eads, vice president of relocation for Greenwood King Properties. During a recent interview, she said that because of the unique nature of relocation, that agents are selling much more than houses; they are selling Houston. Eads added that agents who regularly assist relocation clients understand the importance of being advocates for those clients, while also being true ambassadors for Houston. Full Story
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Prime property: Gated Hunters Creek villa spotlights contemporary style

Prime property: Gated Hunters Creek villa spotlights contemporary style Located on 0.52 acres, 642 Voss is a gated villa in Hunters Creek Village. Listing agent Tammy Bateman with Heritage Texas Properties Post Oak Park, says the contemporary-style home is designed to wrap around a lagoon pool with fountains and a hot tub, and offers a spacious plan with a superb entertaining flow. With more than 5,500 square feet of living space, the two-story home showcases walls of windows and scenic views. Double doors open into the home that features an entryway with an open, curved…
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Prime property: Gated Hunters Creek villa spotlights contemporary style

Prime property: Gated Hunters Creek villa spotlights contemporary style Located on 0.52 acres, 642 Voss is a gated villa in Hunters Creek Village. Listing agent Tammy Bateman with Heritage Texas Properties Post Oak Park, says the contemporary-style home is designed to wrap around a lagoon pool with fountains and a hot tub, and offers a spacious plan with a superb entertaining flow. With more than 5,500 square feet of living space, the two-story home showcases walls of windows and scenic views. Double doors open into the home that features an entryway with an open, curved…
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First America recruits vendors for HomeAid’s upcoming project

First America recruits vendors for HomeAid's upcoming project HomeAid Houston and builder captain First American Homes, a Signorelli Company, hosted a vendor recruiting event to outline HomeAid's upcoming project for Family Promise of Lake Houston (FPLH). More than 40 vendors attended to hear about the construction plans. The project is a Day Center called Promise House, in Humble, that will provide counseling and administrative offices, locker rooms bath facilities, a family room, kitchen, a children's playroom and a dining room and library. Families facing homelessness in north Houston will be utilizing the new facility to…
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First America recruits vendors for HomeAid’s upcoming project

First America recruits vendors for HomeAid's upcoming project HomeAid Houston and builder captain First American Homes, a Signorelli Company, hosted a vendor recruiting event to outline HomeAid's upcoming project for Family Promise of Lake Houston (FPLH). More than 40 vendors attended to hear about the construction plans. The project is a Day Center called Promise House, in Humble, that will provide counseling and administrative offices, locker rooms bath facilities, a family room, kitchen, a children's playroom and a dining room and library. Families facing homelessness in north Houston will be utilizing the new facility to…
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Lago Mar donates site for GHBA Benefit home

Lago Mar donates site for GHBA Benefit home Land Tejas Communities donated a prime lot in its new development, Lago Mar, that is the site for the second Greater Houston Builders Association's Benefit Homes Project home. Westin Homes completed construction on the home that when sold, will benefit two local charities. This is the 15th lot donated by Land Tejas for this GHBA charity fundraiser. Lago Mar is a 2,033-acre, master-planned community off I-45 south in the Clear Lake-Galveston area. The community is in proximity to the Armand Bayou Nature Center urban wildlife refuge, Space…
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Lago Mar donates site for GHBA Benefit home

Lago Mar donates site for GHBA Benefit home Land Tejas Communities donated a prime lot in its new development, Lago Mar, that is the site for the second Greater Houston Builders Association's Benefit Homes Project home. Westin Homes completed construction on the home that when sold, will benefit two local charities. This is the 15th lot donated by Land Tejas for this GHBA charity fundraiser. Lago Mar is a 2,033-acre, master-planned community off I-45 south in the Clear Lake-Galveston area. The community is in proximity to the Armand Bayou Nature Center urban wildlife refuge, Space…
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Elyson’s students now attend three new Katy ISD schools

Elyson's students now attend three new Katy ISD schools Students living in Elyson attend three Katy Independent School District schools opened in 2017 and 2016, comprising a modern K-12 tri-campus at Clay and Peek roads, approximately two miles from the community. Bethke Elementary School opened in 2016, with a new design that focuses on collaborative learning and sharing technology. Stockdick Junior High and Paetow High School opened in 2017. Connected by a learning green the size of eight football fields, the schools also focus on collaborative learning, along with individualized instruction and real-world educational experiences.…
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Elyson’s students now attend three new Katy ISD schools

Elyson's students now attend three new Katy ISD schools Students living in Elyson attend three Katy Independent School District schools opened in 2017 and 2016, comprising a modern K-12 tri-campus at Clay and Peek roads, approximately two miles from the community. Bethke Elementary School opened in 2016, with a new design that focuses on collaborative learning and sharing technology. Stockdick Junior High and Paetow High School opened in 2017. Connected by a learning green the size of eight football fields, the schools also focus on collaborative learning, along with individualized instruction and real-world educational experiences.…
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In heart of the city, shoppers can discover European–inspired homes

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More Gun Control Not the Answer, Ted Cruz Insists

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Robert Mueller Adds Tax Evasion to Charges Against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

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Robert Mueller Adds Tax Evasion to Charges Against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

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Robert Mueller Adds Tax Evasion to Charges Against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

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Police: Kentucky boy shoots little sister

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Police: Kentucky boy shoots little sister

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NY extends order for kids’ flu shots given by pharmacists

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Ex-Trump Staffer Rick Gates Fires His Lawyer in Russia Probe

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Hundreds of Teachers Sign Up for CCW Class After Parkland Massacre

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Will Big Government Bully Your Radio & Television Stations Off the Air?

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#ArmMeWith: Teachers Lead Opposition to Trump’s Plan to Give Educators Guns

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Disney’s Promised Bonus To Its Workers Comes With A Catch

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High-rise living has many attractions for residents

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BBB on homes: Use these tips to avoid online shopping scams

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Friday’s TV highlights: ‘Movies for Grownups Awards’ on PBS

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Friday’s TV highlights: ‘Movies for Grownups Awards’ on PBS

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Chinese-Australian action-adventure ‘7 Guardians of the Tomb’ delivers spiders, spiders and more spiders

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Charlie Sheen puts his L.A.-area home up for sale at $10 million

Charlie Sheen puts his L.A.-area home up for sale at $10 million Charlie Sheen is ready to call it a wrap in Sherman Oaks, listing his sprawling mansion for sale at $9.999 million. Set on half an acre in guard-gated Mulholland Estates, the Mediterranean spot opens to a two-story foyer flanked by a winding staircase. Living spaces in the 8,932-square-foot interior... Full Story
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Charlie Sheen puts his L.A.-area home up for sale at $10 million

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Olympics buzz: It's still hard to beat the drama — and the ratings — of Tonya and Nancy's Olympics This is your daily infusion of information and news that you might have missed. The really big stuff you’ll find in other stories. Another women’s figure skating final will be behind us soon, with all the requisite drama that follows the Winter Games’ marquee event. What do you expect from a sport... Full Story
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Olympics buzz: It’s still hard to beat the drama — and the ratings — of Tonya and Nancy’s Olympics

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British police probe ‘racist’ package sent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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British police probe ‘racist’ package sent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Carla Bruni was more than a privileged hobbyist at the Orpheum Theatre

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Three Reason We Shouldn’t Arm Teachers

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Here Are The Top 10 Breakthrough Technologies For 2018

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Trump on school shooting: What about violent movies and video games?

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John McCain Associate Pleads the Fifth in Dossier Probe

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I have no doubt what Billy Graham would have told the high school kids from Parkland, Fla.

I have no doubt what Billy Graham would have told the high school kids from Parkland, Fla. (RNS) — The teens speaking out about gun control these days are amazingly articulate about being young in an America where violence is all too present as a fact of life. What would Graham have said to them? Keep at it! The post I have no doubt what Billy Graham would have told the high school kids from Parkland, Fla. appeared first on Religion News Service. Full Story
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BREAKING: Robert Mueller Hits Manafort, Gates With New Financial Charges

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Ted Cruz SAVAGES Chris Cuomo After Claiming He’s Too Afraid To Be Interviewed By CNN (VIDEO)

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Florida House Passes ‘In God We Trust’ Bill for Schools in Response to Massacre

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Jenny Beth’s Journal: Where are Republicans on ObamaCare?

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HA HA! Ted Cruz’s Wicked Burn on Chris Cuomo at CPAC

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Belligerent CNN Journalists Bash ‘Conspiracy Theorists’ at NRA

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IRS can now deny or revoke passports if ‘seriously delinquent’ on taxes

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Dallas Mayor Wants NRA to Find Another City for 2018 Convention

Dallas Mayor Wants NRA to Find Another City for 2018 Convention Due to recent national events, the pro tem mayor of Dallas said the National Rifle Association should move its annual convention away from Dallas, believing, "It's not appropriate for the group to meet in Dallas in May because there's so much gun violence in the United States." Read the full story. Full Story
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It Takes GLOCK Mags! B&T Develops New APC9 Glock Kit

It Takes GLOCK Mags! B&T Develops New APC9 Glock Kit Those of you who run in B&T circles may have seen a curious image floating around social media earlier today. Since an image of a purported new APC model was leaked prior to public release, B&T wanted to clarify a few specifications and possible timelines for release. At the request of an EU law enforcement agency, […] Read More … The post It Takes GLOCK Mags! B&T Develops New APC9 Glock Kit appeared first on The Firearm Blog. Full Story
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Journo just FLABBERGASTED by Ben Shapiro’s intellectually honest CPAC speech

Journo just FLABBERGASTED by Ben Shapiro’s intellectually honest CPAC speech Ben Shapiro took the stage at CPAC today, where he proceeded to bring the house down. That left the Toronto Star’s Washington correspondent Daniel Dale feeling somewhat befuddled — and triggered: Shapiro begins by praising Trump's accomplishments, including not letting Clinton be president. Two separate "lock her up" chants begin, then converge into a room-wide chant. — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 22, 2018 After hailing Trump, Shapiro says Americans are sick of "postmodern garbage" in which people believe they have their own truth. The "left,"…
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