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Florida students, residents rally to denounce political inaction after shooting

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Hundreds of students, teachers and residents filled the terrace of the Broward County federal...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2018. There are 314 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercury’s Friendship 7 spacecraft, which circled the...


Business

Walmart's bruising battle with Amazon saps its 4Q results

Earns Walmart

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is getting bruised in its battle with online leader Amazon. The world’s largest retailer on Tuesday reported a smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest time of the year. The results underscore the company’s...


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After mass shootings, officials have to confront what to do with venues transformed by

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Ever since a gunman walked into a high school in Parkland, Florida, last week and opened fire, the school has been closed to the public. For five excruciating minutes, police say, the gunman fired round after round inside Building 12 on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas...


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A Trump dating site used a sex offender as its model, and it has a few other issues, too

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Trump.dating is an odd site, and not just because it featured a convicted sex offender’s smiling face on its homepage. More on that shortly. It’s strange in nearly every way a dating site could be strange. Its all-caps slogan - “MAKE DATING GREAT AGAIN! FIND YOUR PRO-...


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Late-afternoon sell-off steers US stocks toward lower close

Financial Markets Wall Street

A steep drop in Walmart’s stock and losses in other sectors pulled U.S. indexes broadly lower Tuesday, placing the market on course to snap a six-day winning streak. A late-afternoon sell-off wiped out early gains by technology companies. Grocery store operators and other consumer-focused companies...


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Mueller probe: London-based son-in-law of Russian businessman to plead guilty to false

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The London-based son-in-law of one of Russia’s wealthiest men is set to plead guilty Tuesday afternoon in Washington, D.C., to making false statements in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential...


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The Latest: Florida teen arrested after threatening video

School Shooting Florida-4

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Authorities say a Florida teen has been arrested and had his rifle confiscated after posting a threatening video online. A Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office news release says 18-year-old Kane...


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Romney faces complicated path as he begins run for Senate seat

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A presidential tweet and a polite thank you in reply underscored the complicated path for Mitt Romney as he begins his quest for a Senate seat in Utah. Entering the competition was the first and perhaps easiest step in his return to public life. Deciding what to do if...


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Investors are winners as companies lay out tax-saving plans

Tax Overhaul Corporate Spending

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s just what the GOP said we’d hear from a CEO after being handed a big tax break. But when Charles Scharf announced plans last month to spend his company’s tax savings on higher wages and technology, investors began selling. The Bank of New York Mellon CEO said he had a...


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J. Clay Smith Jr., forceful EEOC chairman and Howard University law dean, dies at 75

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. J. Clay Smith Jr., who as interim chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the early 1980s defended workplace sexual harassment protections against forceful political attack, and who later became Howard University law school’s dean and author of a...


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