Nation/World

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...

National

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...


National

Florida Gov. Rick Scott backs raising age for gun purchases to 21

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Florida Gov. Rick Scott joined a growing list of Republican lawmakers Friday to endorse raising the minimum age for purchasing rifles to 21 years old, marking his first major break from the policy priorities of the National Rifle Association. The GOP leadership of the...


National

Greitens blames politics, but even some in GOP concerned

Missouri Governor Indicted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is blaming his felony invasion of privacy indictment on a “reckless liberal prosecutor,” holding fast to the assertion that any case stemming from his admitted extramarital affair is politically driven. The Republican governor and St. Louis’ Democratic...


Business , National

More companies end ties with NRA as pressure mounts

NRA Reaction

NEW YORK (AP) — Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association, as U.S. corporations take a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry after the latest school massacre. Petitions are circulating online...


National

Trump again calls for arming teachers, saying they would best protect students

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday repeatedly castigated an armed school resource officer who stayed outside during a deadly school shooting in South Florida last week, arguing that teachers with concealed weapons would be more committed to saving the lives...


National

Naval Academy investigating alleged drug use among midshipmen

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Officials at the U.S. Naval Academy have started an investigation into alleged drug use among midshipmen, a probe that also involves the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, according to an academy spokesman. Cmdr. David McKinney, Naval Academy public affairs officer,...


National

Police trained to attack shooters, but Florida officer didn't. Would armed teachers help?

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In American policing, confronting active shooters is divided into two eras: before Columbine, and after Columbine. Before the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School, police strategy was to wait for the SWAT team to arrive and then attack en masse with precise force....


National

CPAC speech illustrates the unending campaign of Donald Trump

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. If there were any doubt that his presidency was an unending campaign, Donald Trump erased it Friday when he pulled two pieces of paper from his suit jacket and recited the lyrics of a song. Addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference, the president read...


National

What is Gateway Pundit, the conspiracy-hawking site at center of bogus Florida 'crisis

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The bloodshed had barely ended in Parkland, Florida, last week when the Gateway Pundit added its own unique take on the students who had quickly become media-friendly gun-control advocates. “EXPOSED,” read its headline. “School Shooting Survivor Turned Activist David...


National

US gymnasts tell AP sport rife with verbal, emotional abuse

Gymnasts Abuse

They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they’re women with lifelong injuries, suffocating anxiety and debilitating eating disorders. They are the other victims of USA Gymnastics. Thirteen former U.S. gymnasts and three coaches interviewed by The...


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