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Paul Birmingham, a friend of the parents of victim Gina Montaldo, writes on a cross placed in her memory at a makeshift memorial outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, in Parkland, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
The Latest: Experts counsel shooting survivors on grievingPsychiatrist cautions survivors they may want to limit the funeral services they attend after 17 people were fatally gunned down at a Florida high school
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, center, accompanied by state House Minority Leader Rep. Frank Dermody, right, D-Allegheny, and state Rep. Joe Markosek, left, D-Allegheny, discuss state budget negotiations at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania's high court issued a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and that Republican lawmakers challenge it in federal court. The map of Pennsylvania's 18 congressional districts is to be in effect for the May 15 primary and substantially overhauls a congressional map widely viewed as among the nation's most gerrymandered. The map was approved in a 4-3 decision. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Pennsylvania court issues overhauled congressional mapPennsylvania Supreme Court imposes new congressional district map for state's 2018 elections, likely setting up a challenge from Republicans; map could boost Democrats' quest to capture control of US House
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Minnesota's $5B case over 3M chemicals heads to trialMinnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage
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Trump to attend Gridiron Dinner after skipping it last yearPresident Donald Trump plans to attend the annual Gridiron Dinner, a white-tie society affair he stayed away from last year
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FILE - This Aug. 15, 2017 file photo shows Boston Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez celebrating with teammates during a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Boston. The Red Sox have re-signed Nunez to a one-year contract with a player option for 2019, giving them another proven second baseman to fill in while Dustin Pedroia recovers from knee surgery. Nunez’s deal was done on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, the day before the Red Sox hold their first full-squad workout of spring training.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, file)
Moreland, Red Sox gird for Stanton, Judge, grid-like YankeesThe Red Sox say they're plenty ready for the challenge the power-packed New York Yankees will pose this season
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This Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 photo released by the Inyo County Sheriff's Office shows smoke rising from wildfires near Bishop, Calif. A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California forced mandatory evacuations and threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, after it tripled in size overnight, officials said. (Inyo County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Wind-driven wildfire forces people to flee rural CaliforniaOfficials say a wind-driven wildfire in rural central California has forced mandatory evacuations and is threatening hundreds of buildings
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Experts: Vast underwater archeology site imperiled in MexicoMexican experts say the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system "is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world," but is threatened by pollution
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Demonstrators participate in a "lie-in" during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump offers support for limited effort on background checksTrump offers support for a limited effort to strengthen the gun background check system while staying largely mum on the Florida school victims
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Anna Hurley, 15, of Washington, top, and other demonstrators participate in a "lie-in" during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The Latest: Trump again attacks Obama on TwitterPresident Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor on Twitter, asking why he didn't do more to prevent Russian election meddling
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  • Sales tax breaks to lure data centers booming in Virginia

    As Virginia has emerged as a top global market for data centers, tax breaks to attract some of the world's richest companies to the state have exploded, new records show. Enacted a decade ago, sales and use tax exemptions for the large warehouses full of computers that function as the brains of the internet accounted for more than $65 million in uncollected state revenue last fiscal year, by far the biggest type of tax break the state offers. NewsOK.com, Wed, Feb 14 2018 @ 03:09 PM
  • The Isolation Room: Loudoun County parents alarmed at treatment of students with special needs

    A student with special needs captured this iPad photo of a classmate, who also has special needs, trapped in a makeshift isolation area at Belmont Ridge Middle School in Lansdowne. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 09:27 AM
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