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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 Saturday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2018. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 24, 1868, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson by a vote of 126-47 following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War...


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Richard Taylor, Nobel-winning physicist who helped discover quarks, dies at 88

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Richard Taylor, who won the Nobel Prize in physics for his experiments that demonstrated the existence of quarks, constituents of matter even more fundamental than the protons and neutrons that are commonly regarded as composing the atomic nucleus, died Feb. 22 at his...


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Obstacles - and silence - on Capitol Hill even as clamor for new gun laws grows

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The push for Congress to enact new federal gun restrictions following the shooting deaths of 17 students and faculty inside a Florida high school this month faces formidable obstacles in Congress, where key Republicans have met calls for action with...


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NRA, Florida faces backlash after latest school shooting

NRA Reaction

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are...


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The Latest: Procession for Billy Graham reaches library

Billy Graham Procession

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the procession for the Rev. Billy Graham (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The body of the Rev. Billy Graham has reached the library bearing his name, ending a journey which took him down North Carolina roads filled with mourners paying their final respects. The...


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Body awaiting cremation found 3 years later at funeral home

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina coroner says the decomposed body of a woman whose family thought she had been cremated almost three years ago has been discovered at a funeral home. Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said his office was notified earlier this month by a former...


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UN Security Council approves 30-day humanitarian cease-fire in Syria

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The United Nations Security Council on Saturday unanimously called for a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, with Russia agreeing to the temporary hiatus only after forcing two days of delays that critics said allowed ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to pursue a renewed...


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Jakub Jerabek won't debut with Caps just yet, but he's hopeful for more opportunity

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Jakub Jerabek and his family knew his being traded was a possibility, but after Jerabek’s parents flew in from Prague for a visit earlier this week, he greeted their arrival with the news that their stay in Montreal would be cut short. They’d be spending...


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Admirers line streets, overpasses to see Graham's motorcade

Billy Graham Procession

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Motorists pulled aside and well-wishers lined freeway overpasses to see the Rev. Billy Graham’s motorcade barrel through his beloved home state of North Carolina on Saturday in a running tribute to “America’s Pastor.” Adults and children stood behind wooden barricades and...


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After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

School Shooting Is It Different

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The progression has become numbingly repetitive — mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals, the mourning, the talking heads and the calls for change that dwindle into nothingness. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...


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