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Today in History - Monday, February 19 2018
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, right, discusses the state budget in Sacramento, Calif. In 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill by Ting that would have expanded the list of those who can seek gun violence restraining orders to include, among others, employees of high schools and colleges. The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018, that killed at least 17 people, has revived the debate about red flag laws. Ting said he plans to reintroduce the bill.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)
Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threatJust five states have laws that allow relatives or police to seek a judge's order stripping guns from people who are showing violent tendencies or signs of mental distress
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FILE - In this July 21, 2016 file photo, Republican Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Rallies in Florida to support Republican Presidential candidate Trump requested by Russian adversaries are one small facet of the indictment issued Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, by special counsel Robert Mueller charging 13 Russians and three Russian companies with interfering in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Largely silent about Florida school shooting victimsPresident Donald Trump has kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Pennsylvania awaits first look at court's congressional mapThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court is on the cusp of imposing a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve for several seats
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Family of Scott Beigel, the 35 year-old geography teacher who was killed during the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shootings, escort his casket to the mausoleum after the service at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (Charles Trainor Jr/Miami Herald via AP)
The Latest: Shooting survivors focus anger at Trump, tweetsStudents who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida are focusing their anger at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive
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A reporter raises her hands to ask a question of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, after he announced that the office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and several Russian entities, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington. The defendants are accused of violating U.S. criminal laws to interfere with American elections and the political process. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
AP FACT CHECK: Trump roars on Twitter about Russia probeAP FACT CHECK: Trump lashes out after Russia indictment, miscasting his record of skepticism about Moscow meddling
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the president pro tempore, arrives at the Capitol for weekly policy meetings, in Washington. Colbie Holderness, an ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter said Sunday, Feb. 18, that she has received a letter of apology from Hatch, the Utah Republican who defended his former aide from "a vile attack" after Holderness and another ex-wife accused Porter of domestic abuse. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Ex-wife of former White House aide says Hatch has apologizedEx-wife of former White House aide accused of domestic abuse says she received a letter of apology from Sen. Orrin Hatch, who had called the initial allegations 'a vile attack'
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Mourners leave the funeral service at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, Fla., for Scott Beigel, a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who was killed in Wednesday's mass shooting, on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at TrumpStudents who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida are focusing their anger at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Main party candidates formally join Mexico presidential raceThree presidential candidates in Mexico have accepted the nominations of the country's main parties for the July 1 election
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Maldives court delays reinstating pro-opposition lawmakersThe Supreme Court of the Maldives has delayed its order reinstating 12 pro-opposition lawmakers ahead of a key parliamentary sitting
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this June 4, 2012 file photo, a girl looks at Facebook on her computer in Palo Alto, Calif. Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads in an attempt to sway the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook told the National Association of Secretaries of State on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, that the company would send postcards to potential buyers of political ads to confirm they reside in the U.S. The plan was unveiled a day after special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians with interfering in the presidential election. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddlingFacebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, is welcomed by the chairman of the conference, Wolfgang Ischinger, right, at the International Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
Polish PM seeks dialogue with Israel on 'difficult history'Poland's prime minister says dialogue with Israel about the Holocaust is necessary and would serve as a warning against such "exceptionally terrifying" crimes
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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