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Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2018. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1793, President George Washington held the first Cabinet meeting on record at his Mount Vernon home; attending were Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson,...


Sheriff, facing questions about school-shooting response, says he has given 'amazing

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Sunday he should bear no responsibility for the missed warning signs before the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 students and faculty dead. “I can only take responsibility for what I...


More governors willing to consider gun law changes after Florida shooting

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A growing bipartisan number of state governors have joined calls for a reconsideration of gun laws and school safety measures after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, a sign that resulting legislative changes could extend far beyond Florida in the coming months....


NRA lashes out at boycott movement as United, Delta and other corporations cut ties

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. If the #BoycottNRA movement were a land invasion, it would have blitzed across the lightly defended countryside of corporate America in the last three days, pressuring United Airlines, Best Western, MetLife and at least a dozen other companies - one after another - to...

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'Black Panther' stays strong with $108M in second weekend

Film Box Office

NEW YORK (AP) — “Black Panther” has scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales. Studio estimates Sunday say “Black Panther” is still performing as one of the top blockbusters of all time. This weekend’s result makes Ryan Coogler’s Marvel sensation...


Woman is stabbed to death with a 10-inch hunting knife in a library reading room

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Sometime around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, a man stepped into the quiet of the Winchester Public Library’s reading room, approached an unsuspecting woman from behind, and pulled out a 10-inch hunting knife. As other library patrons watched in horror, the man stabbed the...


NRA spokeswoman pushes back on raising age for buying semiautomatic rifles

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - A spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association on Sunday pushed back against proposals to raise the age to purchase a semiautomatic weapon to 21, an idea that President Donald Trump has seemed to embrace in recent days. Dana Loesch said the group’s...


Sacred Jerusalem church shuttered in dispute with Israeli authorities

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. JERUSALEM - The doors of Jerusalem’s sacred Church of the Holy Sepulchre remained shuttered Sunday amid a growing dispute between Christian leaders in the Holy Land and Israel over the future of multiple church-owned properties and lands they say should be protected...


Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

Pyeongchang Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity’s finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box — and a potential path...


Feinstein loses California Democratic Party's endorsement

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. California Democrats rebuked Sen. Dianne Feinstein at their annual convention this weekend, denying her the party’s endorsement in this year’s Senate race and giving a majority of their votes to her liberal primary challenger. Just 37 percent of delegates to the...

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