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N.R.A., Manafort, Syria: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
22 Feb 2018 at 6:28pm
Here?s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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23 Feb 2018 at 12:08am
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Trump Promotes Arming Teachers With Guns, but Rejects Active Shooter Drills
22 Feb 2018 at 9:25pm
President Trump promoted arming specially trained teachers to fend off school shooters, but rejected active-shooter drills to survive a rampage.

Another Shooting, Another Gun Debate. Will the Outcome Be the Same?
22 Feb 2018 at 11:30pm
Last week?s school massacre in Florida set the well-worn machinery of America?s gun debate in motion. But angry students inject new passion into a stale fight.

What Do Jotted Talking Points Say About Trump?s Empathy?
22 Feb 2018 at 8:57pm
Consoler in chief has been a role that President Trump has been slow and somewhat reluctant to embrace ? especially in contrast to his predecessor.

As Gunman Rampaged Through Florida School, Armed Deputy ?Never Went In?
22 Feb 2018 at 9:18pm
Surveillance video showed the only armed sheriff?s deputy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., doing ?nothing? during last week?s deadly shooting.

N.R.A. Chief, Wayne LaPierre, Offers Fierce Defense of 2nd Amendment
22 Feb 2018 at 5:36pm
Mr. LaPierre leveled a searing indictment against liberal Democrats, the news media and political opportunists he said were joined together in a socialist plot to ?eradicate all individual freedoms.?

?Teachers Are Educators, Not Security Guards?: Educators Respond to Trump Pro...
22 Feb 2018 at 8:13pm
Many teachers reacted with alarm at the idea they would be trained and armed.

Mueller Files New Fraud Charges Against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates
22 Feb 2018 at 9:42pm
The charges do not involve President Trump or his campaign, but they compound the legal problems for Mr. Manafort, his former campaign chairman.

Beijing Takes Over Anbang, Insurer That Owns Waldorf Astoria
22 Feb 2018 at 11:23pm
The troubled Chinese company had spent billions of dollars buying up hotels and other high-profile properties around the world.

As China Puts Pressure on Taiwan, Signs of a U.S. Pushback
22 Feb 2018 at 4:32am
Concern about the self-governing island?s fate seems to be building in Washington, even as President Trump seeks China?s help on other issues.

A Supreme Court Showdown Could Shrink Unions? Power
22 Feb 2018 at 7:23pm
Workers in a small Illinois town are worried that a Supreme Court decision curbing union power would hurt their community.

Iran Finally Let Her See Her Husband. He Was Dead.
22 Feb 2018 at 11:45pm
The authorities say Kavous Seyed Emami, a prominent environmentalist, committed suicide in prison. His wife and sons doubt that, and are demanding answers.

Editorial: Let the Teachers Teach
22 Feb 2018 at 7:48pm
Even police officers often fail to hit their target when they shoot. How much worse would such an unintended consequence be in a crowded school?

Op-Ed Contributor: A Combat Zone, With Desks
22 Feb 2018 at 5:04pm
Much of what I learned in the Army is horrifyingly relevant in the classroom.

Op-Ed Contributor: Frederick Douglass?s Fight Against Scientific Racism
22 Feb 2018 at 3:42pm
He understood that the ends to which science could be used were forever bound up with the moral choices of its practitioners.

Op-Ed Columnist: Nasty, Brutish and Trump
22 Feb 2018 at 6:55pm
America?s gun madness is part of an assault on the very idea of community.

Op-Ed Contributor: The Case for Allowing Felons to Vote
22 Feb 2018 at 6:55pm
Every American should be able to cast a ballot.

Editorial: Why Americans Could Believe the Worst From Russian Trolls
22 Feb 2018 at 7:18pm
What was most disconcerting about the indictment of Russian operatives is what it says about the state of democracy in America.

Op-Ed Contributor: The Boys Are Not All Right
21 Feb 2018 at 4:32pm
What do America?s mass shootings have in common? Guns, yes. But also, boys.
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by By Ann Hornaday
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
One measure of the leadership of the Stoneman Douglas generation might be convincing Hollywood that glib, cynical violence no longer sells, and teaching the rest of us that guns are anything but a game.

President makes arming teachers a top safety goal after Florida school massacre
by By John Wagner and Jenna Johnson
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
President Trump aligned ­himself with gun rights advocates, arguing that allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons would ?solve the problem instantly.? Meanwhile, a ban on semiautomatic rifles such as the AR-15 used by the Florida shooter is not under active consideration, the White House said.

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Putin ally spoke to Kremlin before his mercenaries attacked U.S. forces, repo...
by By Ellen Nakashima, Karen DeYoung and Liz Sly
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Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III files new charges against Manafort and ...
by By Devlin Barrett, Rosalind S. Helderman and Spencer S. Hsu
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
The additional charges increase the legal pressure on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner, Rick Gates, as they prepare for a trial later this year.

Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge after blackma...
by By Marwa Eltagouri and Sean Sullivan
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
Republican Eric Greitens was taken into custody on charges stemming from a 2015 affair. Greitens previously said he won?t resign, despite call to do so from many Republican and Democratic state lawmakers.

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There?s reason to smile as we approach Day 400 of the Trump presidency
by By Hugh Hewitt
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Trump and the GOP won?t act on gun control. So we must.
by By Eugene Robinson
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The best strategy for the Parkland students: Go on strike
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Haley says Trump administration?s Mideast peace plan is nearly finished
by By Anne Gearan
31 Dec 1969 at 7:00pm
The U.N. ambassador said both Israel and the Palestinians would have something to like in the forthcoming proposal. She added that U.S. negotiators Jared Kushner and Jason D. Greenblatt ?are still going back and forth.?
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Two decades after being sold, North Korean woman finds salvation in Seoul
by Erik Ortiz
22 Feb 2018 at 8:02pm
While the problem continues with essentially no repercussions against those who buy or sell women, one North Korean defector says she is one of the lucky ones.

Trump's proposal to arm teachers panned as 'colossally stupid idea'
by Elizabeth Chuck and Corky Siemaszko
22 Feb 2018 at 4:46pm
Following speeches by the NRA's Wayne LaPierre and President Donald Trump, experts said arming teachers simply won't solve our school safety problem.

How Parkland's social media-savvy teens took back the gun debate
by Alyssa Newcomb
22 Feb 2018 at 3:51pm
Twitter has verified student leaders, who have amassed thousands of followers in the past week

NRA's LaPierre accuses Dems of exploiting Parkland shooting
by Jonathan Allen and Benjy Sarlin and Pete Williams
22 Feb 2018 at 2:05pm
At CPAC 2018, LaPierre warned conservatives against "socialism" and said that gun control advocates care more about limiting liberty than protecting kids.

Trump floats pay bonus for teachers willing to take up arms
by Ali Vitali
22 Feb 2018 at 2:02pm
President Donald Trump said Thursday that firearm-adept staff could be given "a little bit of a bonus" for carrying weapons in schools, and suggested the government might fund their training.

Trump's plan to arm teachers like me makes no sense
by Valerie Braman
22 Feb 2018 at 1:02pm
A gun in my hand isn't a solution for a school roof that leaks every time it rains and it doesn't give students the books they need.

FBI says it's trying to rebuild trust after botched Parkland tip
by Associated Press
22 Feb 2018 at 6:40pm
David Bowdich, the FBI's acting deputy director, says the bureau is "doing everything we can" to regain public trust after failing to investigate a tip about Nikolas Cruz, accused of gunning down 17 people.

New indictment hits Manafort, Gates with tax and bank fraud charges
by Tracy Connor and Kenzi Abou-Sabe and Ken Dilanian
22 Feb 2018 at 8:29pm
The 32-count indictment was filed in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia

The International Space Station was never supposed to end like this
by Corey S. Powell
22 Feb 2018 at 11:09am
New plan to defund space station opens up some surprising possibilities.

Missouri governor indicted on invasion of privacy charge related to affair
22 Feb 2018 at 10:38pm
A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's admitted extramarital affair with a woman in 2015.

Immigration agency drops 'nation of immigrants' from mission statement
by Safia Samee Ali
22 Feb 2018 at 9:36pm
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services changed its mission statement to no longer include a passage describing the country as "a nation of immigrants."

The GOP is pushing a bill that favors strip malls over disabled Americans
by Sara Novi?
22 Feb 2018 at 1:45pm
The Republicans' bill would devastate the civil rights of disabled Americans. You need to know about it.

Father's wish granted: Texas spares death-row inmate in family murder
by Tracy Connor
22 Feb 2018 at 8:32pm
The governor decided Thomas Whitaker, who killed his mother and brother, will not be executed.

Lesbian couple sues Health Department after foster care application rejected
by Julie Moreau
22 Feb 2018 at 4:09pm
The Texas couple said they were told they couldn't foster a refugee child because they didn't "mirror the Holy Family."

When cities go to war: why tax incentives are 'terrible'
21 Feb 2018 at 11:30am
In a concerted effort to attract jobs, cities, counties and states give private companies huge tax incentives to locate their operations within that jurisdiction. According to former Kansas City auditor and mayor Mark Funkhouser, these tax breaks are essentially fraudulent bribes and should be illegal.

Neanderthals made oldest cave art ever found
by Maggie Fox
22 Feb 2018 at 5:07pm
Drawings and jewelry found in Spain too old to have been made by modern humans

Antibiotic can kill if you have heart disease, FDA says
by Maggie Fox
22 Feb 2018 at 8:33pm
Clarithromycin can kill even years later, FDA says

For gay parents, first comes the baby ? then comes the debt
by Julie Compton
22 Feb 2018 at 12:32pm
There are more options than ever for same-sex couples looking to expand their families, but it's not a simple ? or affordable ? endeavor for many.

GWU experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review
22 Feb 2018 at 3:36pm
Gov. Ricardo Rossello's admin had maintained that 64 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria. But critics have said the death toll is much higher

Judges give skaters from their own countries better scores in PyeongChang
by Andrew W. Lehren and Emily R. Siegel and Mary Pilon
22 Feb 2018 at 5:01am
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services drops 'nation of immigrants' from m...
by Stephen Dinan
22 Feb 2018 at 10:18pm

The federal agency that oversees legal immigration to the U.S. has removed the words "nation of immigrants" from its mission statement, as the Trump administration moves to put Americans as the top priority.

The new statement reads: "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the nation's lawful immigration system, safeguarding its ...

'Twitter purge' of conservative accounts prompts backlash, lawsuits
by Dan Boylan
22 Feb 2018 at 9:24pm

Prominent conservative Twitter users pushed back hard on Wednesday after an overnight purge of their accounts that culled thousands of their followers, as the embattled social media platform faced mounting charges of left-wing bias and suppression of right-wing viewpoints.

San Francisco-based Twitter said it acted to reduce the flow of ...

Teachers contract addresses school safety, security
by Deborah Simmons
22 Feb 2018 at 8:31pm


So, President Trump wants teachers to strap themselves with firearms and get extra pay in the process, eh?

He wants to stake a claim on federal policy for gun control and school safety following last week's massacre in Florida's Broward County.

Then, with all deliberate speed please draw his ...

Michael Behenna seeks Trump pardon
by James Varney
22 Feb 2018 at 7:57pm

Almost a decade after he killed a terrorism suspect in the Iraqi desert, former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna seeks a shot at redemption. It may be a long shot.

Behenna's cause was launched by his attorney on Jan. 17, but the former Ranger's bid has picked up a lot ...

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, Columbine High School killers, inspire mass sh...
by Valerie Richardson
22 Feb 2018 at 7:27pm

LITTLETON, Colo. — Policymakers seeking to counter the rise of U.S. mass shootings after Parkland, Florida, are looking at everything from gun laws to mental health, but there is no obvious legislative fix for the Columbine effect.

The 1999 Columbine High School massacre gave rise to a fascination with the ...

Transgender movement rejected by growing body of research
by Bradford Richardson
22 Feb 2018 at 6:53pm

Is Caitlyn Jenner a woman? A growing body of research from scientists, philosophers and feminists says no.

The latest contribution to the debate is "When Harry Became Sally," a just-released book by Heritage Foundation senior research fellow Ryan T. Anderson, who critiques the transgender movement on the grounds ...

Joseph Tobin 'nighty-night, baby' tweet for sister, church says
22 Feb 2018 at 6:33pm

NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey archbishop raised a few eyebrows when he tweeted "Nighty-night, baby. I love you," but his spokesman says it was an errant message intended for his sister.

Cardinal Joseph Tobin's spokesman says the leader of the Newark Roman Catholic archdiocese later deleted Wednesday's tweet because ...

Scot Peterson, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School armed resource deputy, re...
22 Feb 2018 at 5:32pm

A Florida sheriff says the deputy who was on duty at a high school where 17 people were massacred waited outside the building for about four minutes without ever going in.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel announced during a Thursday news conference that Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after being suspended ...

Marine Corps again lowers requirements for Infantry Officer Course
by Douglas Ernst
22 Feb 2018 at 5:20pm

The Marine Corps is on the defensive for a second time this month over changes to its famous Infantry Officer Course (IOC).

Military communities were abuzz in early February when officials confirmed that successfully completing the Combat Endurance Test (CET) — the rigorous first stage of IOC — would no ...

Eric Greitens, Missouri governor, indicted over nude photo
by Victor Morton
22 Feb 2018 at 5:17pm

The governor of Missouri was indicted Thursday on a felony charge that accuses him of taking a nude photo of a woman without her consent, a move that Gov. Eric Greitens called a "misguided political decision" by a "reckless liberal prosecutor."

Mr. Greitens was charged with invasion of privacy by ...

Megan Barry affair: Nude photos found on phone of Rob Forrest, ex-bodyguard
22 Feb 2018 at 5:05pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Court documents say the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has found a nude and partially nude photo of a woman on the phone of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's former bodyguard.

The agency believes the evidence shows that Barry engaged in an affair with former Sgt. Rob Forrest while ...

Robert Mueller files superseding indictment against Paul Manafort, Rick Gates
by Jeff Mordock
22 Feb 2018 at 4:31pm

Former Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates face new charges, including bank fraud and submitting false tax returns, according to a 32-count indictment filed Thursday afternoon by special counsel Robert Mueller.

It is the second indictment against the two, who were charged in October with conspiracy and money ...

Michigan House votes to make English official state language
22 Feb 2018 at 3:32pm

LANSING, Mich. — House lawmakers want to make English the official language of Michigan.

Republicans led the way in passing a bill Thursday that would require its use in public records. State departments and local governments still could publish documents in other languages.

Rep. Tom Barrett, a Republican from Potterville, ...

Tony Mendoza, California Democrat accused of sexual misconduct, resigns
by Jonathan J. Cooper and Don Thompson
22 Feb 2018 at 3:15pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct resigned Thursday just ahead of a possible vote to expel him, delivering a scathing resignation letter that called the investigation process a farce.

Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza of the Los Angeles area said he may still run for the ...

Donald Trump targets children's internet access in school safety discussion
by Andrew Blake
22 Feb 2018 at 2:25pm

President Trump on Thursday suggesting restricting internet access to children amid a discussion about school safety held in response to last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

"We have to look at the internet because a lot of bad things are happening to young ...

MLK's daughter supports students, says gun changes overdue
by Jonathan Landrum Jr.
22 Feb 2018 at 1:38pm

ATLANTA (AP) — As the 50th anniversary of her father's assassination approaches, the daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. said Thursday that limiting access to guns is long overdue.

The Rev. Bernice King, speaking at The King Center in Atlanta, offered condolences to the families of the ...

Court rejects request to return Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel to prison
22 Feb 2018 at 1:08pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has rejected a request by state prosecutors to revoke Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's bail and send him back to prison while his murder case appeal remains pending.

The court ruled late Wednesday but did not elaborate.

Skakel, a nephew of Robert F. ...

Governor, legislators announce steps to prevent gun violence
by Lisa Rathke
22 Feb 2018 at 12:52pm

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic legislative leaders on Thursday announced steps to reduce gun violence, with the governor saying his stance on gun restrictions has changed since the arrest last week of a Vermont teen accused of plotting to shoot up his former high ...

BMW Financial Services pays $2M to settle claims it refused to refund militar...
by Jeff Mordock
22 Feb 2018 at 12:24pm

German automaker BMW's American financing subsidiary has agreed to pay $2 million to settle claims it illegally refused to refund payments made in advance by military personnel who terminated their vehicle leases because they were called to duty.

The U.S. Department of Justice accused Woodcliff Lake, N.J.-based BMW ...

Philadelphia building fire affects Amtrak, local service
22 Feb 2018 at 11:36am

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A warehouse fire near train tracks in Philadelphia has disrupted Amtrak and local train service.

Amtrak and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority say service for certain lines, including the busy Northeast Corridor, was initially suspended due to the blaze in the southwestern part of the city.

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