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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...

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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...


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Missouri governor defiant after indictment linked to affair

Missouri Governor Indicted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens remains defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicted him for felony invasion of privacy, alleging the Republican took a compromising photo of a woman during an extramarital affair the year before he was...


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Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates expected to plead guilty and cooperate with

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Rick Gates, a former top official in President Donald Trump’s campaign, is expected to plead guilty Friday to charges brought by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III in his investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and cooperate with...


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The Latest: Officer says wounded student gave key details

School Shooting Florida Coach Funeral

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 11 a.m. An off-duty police officer who was on a Florida high school campus during a mass shooting says a wounded student provided “spot on” detail about the shooter. Coral Springs police Sgt. Jeff...


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Activist Lewis honored decades after civil rights arrest

Mississippi Civil Rights

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The first time John Lewis traveled to Mississippi in 1961, he was arrested and jailed with other Freedom Riders, black and white, who challenged segregation in a bus station. Lewis, who is African-American, remembers going into a restroom labeled for white men only. A Jackson...


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Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

School Shooting Florida Coach Funeral

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle reopened for teachers Friday as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter. That failure, plus reports of a delay...


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Trump's lawyer uses radio show to chip away at Mueller probe

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. For at least an hour each weekday, Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, takes a break from tasks like negotiating terms for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to interview the president to host a live call-in radio show that’s broadcast nationally. Billed as a program...


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The racist history of the 'crisis actor' attacks on Parkland school shooting survivors

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. It was a moment of turmoil, when a school became a lightning rod for debates about American values and the Constitution. At the center of it all was a clutch of students, their teenage faces beamed across the country by television cameras. But no sooner had they...


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Report details more than 20 players and programs implicated in college basketball probe

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The sheer size and scope of the federal investigation into college basketball recruiting became more clear early Friday with a report from Yahoo’s Pete Thamel and Pat Forde detailing payments from a talent agency to more than 25 players from at least 20 Division I...


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The Latest: GOP group says Missouri governor stepping back

Missouri Governor Indicted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the indictment of Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 9:30 a.m. The Republican Governors Association says Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is stepping down from the group’s executive committee following his indictment stemming from an extramarital...


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