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Feb 24, 2018

AP Top Stories 24 P
Here's the latest for Saturday, Feb. 24th: Companies cut ties with the NRA; Billy Graham's funeral procession traveled across North Carolina; The UN voted for a humanitarian cease-fire in Syria; Ivanka Trump attended the Olympic men's curling finals.         

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Feb 24, 2018

NRA hits back at United Airlines, Delta, other companies for cutting ties
Two major airlines have notified the National Rifle Association that they will no longer offer discounted rate programs for NRA members.         

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Feb 24, 2018

Florida high school shooting: More deputies under investigation for response, report says
The internal investigation is at least the third in the Broward County Sheriff's Office in the aftermath of the high school shooting on Feb. 14.         

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Feb 24, 2018

Armed with an AR-15, military veteran keeps watch on Indiana high school
Mark Cowan said he plans to be parked outside the school until there's a security upgrade.         

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Feb 24, 2018

The great flamingo debate is over. Birds are a native of Florida, science says
The argument about the birds has been ongoing for nearly a century.         

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Feb 24, 2018

Graham's Body Makes Long Journey To Charlotte
Graham's Body Makes Long Journey To Charlotte         

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Feb 24, 2018

Parkland school shooting seen as turning point for gun control debate
The children leading this movement are an important piece of the conversation, experts say.         

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Feb 24, 2018

United Airlines, Delta are latest big names to cut ties with NRA
Two major airlines have notified the National Rifle Association that they will no longer offer discounted rate programs for NRA members.         

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Feb 24, 2018

Belarusian Men Race Half-Naked in Frigid Temps
Shirtless men participated in the so called 'Real Man Race' in freezing temperatures in Minsk on Friday. The men chose to compete in either a 1K or 3K course as temperatures dipped to below 14 degrees Fahrenheit in the Belarusian capital. (Feb. 24)         

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Feb 24, 2018

Trump wants some teachers to carry guns. This school district is already doing it
More that a dozen schools in Missouri arm teachers.         

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Feb 24, 2018

Today in History for February 24th
Highlights of this day in history: President Andrew Johnson impeached; The Nazi Party holds its first major meeting; Manila liberated during World War II; Britain's Prince Charles, Lady Diana Spencer engaged; Lauryn Hill's Grammy feat. (Feb. 24)         

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Feb 24, 2018

German shepherd shot three times saving 16-year-old from armed robbers
The intruders also beat the dog bloody.         

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Feb 24, 2018

Janelle Monae's new video part of 'emotion picture' featuring Tessa Thompson
Janelle Monae's new music video "Make Me Feel" is part of a longer "emotion picture" featuring actress Tessa Thompson. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Who's the veteran who earned this lost burial flag? Woman in Arizona turns to social media for help
A photo inside of the triangular box containing the flag appears to be of a man who served in the U.S. Navy.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Cancer: Firefighters face job danger even deadlier than fire
Cancer is now the leading cause of death among firefighters, according to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network and the International Association of Firefighters.         

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Feb 23, 2018

'Peter Rabbit' stars Domhnall Gleeson and Rose Byrne talk children's books -- from Roald Dahl to 'Possum Magic'
Domhnall Gleeson was such a fan of Roald Dahl that he says the author's death was the first time he can remember crying. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

California couple faces new child abuse charges in torture case
Prosecutors have added three counts of felony child abuse against both suspects and one new account of assault against Louise Turpin.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Rose Byrne's welcoming approach to animal invaders
Australian actress Rose Byrne has a welcoming approach to animal invaders. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Wisconsin woman charged with killing 3 infants during the 1980s, including one of her own
Nancy Moronez, who is accused of killing three babies in Wisconsin, allegedly told police "I can't take kids that constantly cry."         

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Feb 23, 2018

Ca. couple pleads not guilty to new abuse charges
A California couple already accused of starving and shackling some of their 13 children has pleaded not guilty to new charges of child abuse. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Florida teen battling cancer dies weeks after fulfilling wish to wed his high school sweetheart
Doctors said last month that Dustin Snyder had only weeks to live. Wasting no time, he proposed to Sierra Siverio several days before the ceremony.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Bank and car rental giants are cutting ties with the NRA
Companies being urged to cut ties with the gun rights group, advocating a NRA boycott. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story.         

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Feb 23, 2018

AP Top Stories February 23 P
Here's the latest for Friday, February 23rd: Rick Gates entered guilty plea; Trump administration escalate sanctions on North Korea; Gov. Rick Scott announced gun safety plan; French customs find stolen Degas painting. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

A school shooter, in his own words: 'I wasn't wanted by anyone'
When he stole a gun from his great-grandmother, he said he never intended what he ultimately did with it.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Beautiful but venomous blue dragon sea slugs spotted off Florida beach
The freaky looking creatures like to eat Portuguese man o' wars and steal their venom.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Family affair in Berlin for Ed Sheeran
Family affair in Berlin for Ed Sheeran         

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Feb 23, 2018

White House locked down after car hit security barrier
The White House was put on lockdown Friday afternoon when a woman drove into a security gate near the White House complex. She is now in custody and the U.S. Secret Service says there were no injuries.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Facebook pulls violent virtual reality games from CPAC booth after Parkland
Facebook apologized for the demos of violent shooter games at CPAC after the shootings at a high school in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Officer says wounded Fla. student gave key details
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. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Broward County Sheriff: Armed school officer 'never went in'
Video footage has surfaced of Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer who resigned after Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said he failed to confront the alleged gunman in last week's school massacre. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Bering Sea loses half of its sea ice
The Bering Sea has lost approximately half of its sea ice in two weeks. Experts say the coastline is now open to more storms rolling in from the Bering Sea.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, accused of invading woman's privacy, is no 'peeping tom,' attorneys argue
An indictment accuses Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens of taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Parents Test School Security After Fla. Massacre
In the wake of the mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school, many parents are concerned their child's school security isn't up to par. A few are even going as far as testing it themselves. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Indian Reservation impacted by series of snowstorms
A series of snowstorms, force winds and subzero temperatures are draining emergency resources on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana.         

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Feb 23, 2018

What is a deputy supposed to do in a school shooting? Go in
"We go in and address the target and that's what should have been done," said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel         

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Feb 23, 2018

Donald Trump: Security guards don't love schoolchildren
President Donald Trump said security guards typically don't know and don't love the children at schools as he advocated arming certain teachers to increase school safety and protect children from mass shootings. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Indian nation has had 6 feet of snow in February, and new blizzard is hitting now
Crews can't keep roads clear because of constantly blowing snow. Some people are stranded in their houses. Food is running low.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Is there an Instant Pot recall? Company says some products are melting
To know if yours is affected, check the batchcode.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Officer Says Wounded Student Gave Key Details
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. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Instant Pot: Company says some products are melting
To know if yours is affected, check the batchcode.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Sheriff: Armed School Officer 'Never Went In'
Video footage has surfaced of Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer who resigned after Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said he failed to confront the alleged gunman in last week's school massacre. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

White House Locks Down When Vehicle Hits Barrier
The White House was on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. The U.S. Secret Service tweets that the vehicle "did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex." (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Trump: Security Guards Don't Love Schoolchildren
President Donald Trump said security guards typically don't know and don't love the children at schools as he advocated arming certain teachers to increase school safety and protect children from mass shootings. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Colorado Teacher: 'I Don't Want To Have A Gun'
Following the shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead, Joseph DeStefano, a high school English teacher in Centennial, Colorado, said he opposes having armed school staff in order to ensure safety. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

She lost over 100 pounds. Here's how this mom of three found time to focus on her health
The tips seem simple, but you probably aren't doing them.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Ex-Trump aide Rick Gates pleads guilty in Russia probe
Rick Gates, a former top adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign, pleads guilty to federal conspiracy and false statements charges in the special counsel's Russia investigation. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Putting grocery shopping on the calendar could lead to extreme weight loss
Jamie Bell, a mom of three, said adding simple tasks to her calendar helped her achieve her weight loss goals. She's dropped more than 100 pounds.         

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Feb 23, 2018

More than two dozen buses destroyed, damaged in Pa. garage fire
A fire tore through a Pennsylvania school bus garage early Friday, destroying or damaging more than two dozen buses fire officials said. District classes were cancelled. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Florida School Supt. Against Arming Teachers
Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie says he is "totally against arming teachers" because "they have a challenging job as it is." (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

School Bus Garage Fire Hits Pa. School District
A fire tore through a Pennsylvania school bus garage early Friday, destroying or damaging more than two dozen buses fire officials said. District classes were cancelled. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Florida governor proposes plan to prevent gun violence
After the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a $500 million plan to address safety in schools.         

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Feb 23, 2018

'Unprecedented': Bering Sea loses half its sea ice over two weeks
The Bering Sea has more open water than ever measured at this time of year.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Death row inmate who murdered family spared minutes before execution
With just 30 minutes until he was due to die via lethal injection, Thomas "Bart" Whitaker's life was spared on Thursday in Texas.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Australian Prime Minister arrives at White House
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has arrived at the White House for an afternoon of meetings with President Donald Trump. The leaders will hold meetings, sit down for a working lunch and answer questions at a joint press conference. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Some olympic athletes have an upside down view
Upside down may not be a usual perspective for most of us, but at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games, many athletes see the competition that way. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Trump makes fun of his bald spot at CPAC
In a moment of levity, President Trump joked about his hair "hanging in there" while speaking at the American Conservative Union's Conservative Political Action Conference.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Sheboygan, Wis., police chief blames 'irresponsible' blog for school shooting scare
Story appeared to have started with a rumor that spread in the cafeteria of Sheboygan South High School about a search for a student with a gun.         

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Feb 23, 2018

FL governor proposes gun sale ban to anyone under 21
Florida's governor is proposing a three-point plan to prevent gun violence that includes banning the sale of firearms to anyone younger than 21 in the wake of last week's school massacre in Parkland, Fla.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Highs and Lows: Olympic Athletes Show Reactions
Whether they are victorious or suffer a defeat, athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic games haven't held back on their emotions. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Florida Gov. Rick Scott following school shooting: You must be 21 to buy a gun
The governor said he will work with lawmakers to move the age and ban the purchase or selling of bump stocks.         

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Feb 23, 2018

US Tightens North Korea Shipping Sanctions
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announces that the Trump administration is hitting more than 50 vessels, shipping companies, and trade businesses with sanctions in a bid to turn up the pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

FL Gov Proposes Gun Sale Ban to Anyone Under 21
Florida's governor is proposing a three-point plan to prevent gun violence that includes banning the sale of firearms to anyone younger than 21 in the wake of last week's school massacre in Parkland, Fla. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Mike Pence drinks on-alcoholic beer, and other VP trivia
After a week of hard work in the White House, Vice President Mike Pence likes to wind down with a supreme thin crust pizza and non-alcoholic beer. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Potentially toxic level of metals found in e-cigarettes
A new study found toxic levels of metals, including lead, in e-cigarette vapors.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Trump says he was pressured not to move Embassy
President Donald Trump says moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is "the right thing to do." (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Trump doubles down on call for armed teachers
President Donald Trump said Friday if teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida had been able to carry concealed weapons, they "would have shot the hell out of (the gunman) before he knew what happened."         

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Feb 23, 2018

Ed Sheeran - as you've never seen him before
Filmmaker Murray Cummings talks about making documentary "Songwriter," which follows his cousin Ed Sheeran during the writing of Sheeran's multi-million selling album, "Divide." (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Florida schools must display 'In God We Trust' under bill passed in state House
"When we remove God, we remove hope," Rep. Kimberly Daniels said.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Self-driving ‘robo-taxi' is set to make its debut
Nissan is introducing a new fleet of autonomous robo-taxis, as part of its "Easy Ride" pilot program, starting in March.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Former Trump aide Rick Gates to plead guilty in Mueller's Russia probe
Rick Gates...a former top adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump is expected to plead guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Mexico police shut down second black market tequila still, investigate if tainted alcohol headed to resorts
More than 1,000 gallons were confiscated Monday and are being tested for methanol, a type of alcohol that is extremely toxic.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Pennsylvania fire destroys 25 school buses
A fire destroyed more than two dozen school buses overnight and forced a Pennsylvania district to cancel classes Friday. The fast-moving blaze happened at a Parkland School district garage in South Whitehall, near Allentown. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Former Trump campaign aide expected to plead guilty
On Friday, Rick Gates, a former adviser to Donald Trump's 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, is expected to plead guilty in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Trump: 'They will take away your 2nd Amendment'
President Donald Trump is polling an audience of conservative activists on whether they prefer the Second Amendment or the tax cuts he signed into law late last year. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Sheriff: Deputy never entered school in shooting
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. (Feb. 22)         

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Feb 23, 2018

What says, 'Will you marry me?' Avocados, apparently
One guy proposed to his girlfriend by hiding the ring in an avocado. It hit Instagram. Now, Millennials (or at least the media) seem to love the idea.         

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Feb 23, 2018

After Florida school shooting, the best thing from gun debate might be more science
A "chilling effect" on gun violence research has left experts with a host of unanswered questions on the topic.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Trump: Florida deputy did a 'poor job'
President Donald Trump says the armed officer who didn't stop the gunman responsible for last week's Florida massacre was either a "coward" or "didn't react properly under pressure." He made the comments as he departed for the CPAC conference. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Dog shot multiple times while protecting 16-year-old
A German Shepherd was shot multiple times and badly beaten as it did all it could to protect its 16-year-old owner from two men who broke into their home in Des Moines, Washington.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Mom will be fined if she posts another photo of her son on Facebook
A court ruled in favor of a 16-year-old boy, ruling his mother can no longer post pictures or videos of him on Facebook.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Iowa TV reporter is making history as first to wear hijab on air
Tahera Rahman, 27, and WHBF-TV in Quad Cities have received some negative comments about her appearing on air, but she is 'living her dream.'         

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Feb 23, 2018

Logan Lerman's 'really hard' new role
More than a year after its Sundance debut, mystery of missing author "The Vanishing of Sidney Hall" has Hollywood premiere. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Americans are increasingly becoming more self-destructive in 'nightmarish' trend
While it's no surprise that some drink themselves to death, get hooked on lethal drugs or end their lives, the rate of such behavior is increasing.         

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Feb 23, 2018

‘Not the first time he's put a gun on someone's head': Chilling Nikolas Cruz 911 call
"It's not the first time he's put a gun on someone's head," Roxanne Deschamps said in a 911 call made months before Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Ivanka arrives in South Korea for closing ceremonies
Presidential daughter Ivanka Trump arrived in South Korea Friday for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Ivanka will represent the United States at Sunday's event. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Vaping? You could be inhaling lead and arsenic, a new study says
John Hopkins researchers also found chromium, manganese, nickel and lead in e-cigarette e-liquids.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Blackfeet Indians have had 6 feet of snow in February, and new blizzard is hitting now
Crews can't keep roads clear because of constantly blowing snow. Some people are stranded in their houses. Food is running low.         

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Feb 23, 2018

#BoycottNRA: Bank and car rental giants are cutting ties with the NRA
#BoycottNRA...companies being urged to cut ties with the gun rights group. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story.         

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Feb 23, 2018

One-third of Americans approve of Trump's handling of Fla. shooting
President Donald Trump has received a lot of criticism for the way he has handled the aftermath of the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Movie stars praise brilliant Berlin
Speaking at the Berlin International Film Festival - where their movie "Black 47" premiered - actors including Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent and Freddie Fox talk about their love for the German capital. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Lindsay Ell's career: 'I sort of pinch myself and it feels surreal'
Country superstar Lindsay Ell talks about her life in music and reveals why she wouldn't change a thing about her rise to fame. (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Fox's Shepard Smith: People go to prison for what Jared Kushner did
President Donald Trump's son in law has made frequent revisions to his financial forms to provide information that was incorrect or missing. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Demi Lovato inspires fans with 'thighs' post, then deletes it
Demi Lovato posted a picture of herself with the caption #thickthighssavelives, but then deleted it. Fans had already saved the inspirational photo and Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) shares their reactions.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Ellen Page vs. zombies
Actress Ellen Page talks about her "fresh" zombie movie, "The Cured." (Feb. 23)         

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Feb 23, 2018

Texas man who murdered his mom and brother spared just minutes before execution
A Texas inmate was spared by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott just minutes before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection on Thursday.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Classes in all 55 West Virginia counties canceled as teacher strike continues for a second day
Classes at public schools were canceled in all 55 counties as teachers walked out over low pay, small increases and projected increases in insurance costs.         

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Feb 23, 2018

Fla. says killer's screams during execution not caused by lethal drugs
Officials say that a Florida killer's screams of "murderers!' during his execution were not caused by the drugs used for the lethal injection.         

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Feb 23, 2018

President Trump threatens to pull ICE officers out of California
President Trump is putting California on notice with a threat to pull ICE officers out of the state. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story.         

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Feb 23, 2018

China seizes control of Anbang, chairman prosecuted
The Chinese government seizes control of Anbang Insurance and says its chairman has been prosecuted, a dramatic move that highlights Beijing's willingness to curtail big-spending conglomerates as it cracks down on financial risk. David Pollard reports. Video provided by Reuters       

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Feb 23, 2018

Armed police guard schools in N.J. after Florida shooting
Armed police guard schools in N.J. after Florida shooting Video provided by AFP         

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