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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 Wednesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2018. There are 313 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 21, 1965, black Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom in New York by assassins...


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Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida-12

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state Capitol on Wednesday, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on assault-type weapons and improved care for the mentally ill....


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Billy Graham, evangelist with worldwide following, dies at 99

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Billy Graham, the evangelist whose eloquent oratory and passion for Jesus attracted a worldwide following and made him one of the most influential and best-known religious figures of his time, was found dead Wednesday at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. He was 99....


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The Latest: Sheriff: Deputies to carry rifles at schools

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The sheriff of the Florida county where a shooter killed 17 people at a high school last week has ordered all deputies who qualify to begin carrying rifles on school grounds. Broward County...


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Clarification: United Nations-Palestinians-Israel story

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a story Feb. 21, The Associated Press reported that east Jerusalem is Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967. The story should have made clear that this was quoting a speech by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the U.N. Security Council. The Palestinians...


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Lawmaker: Prayers delivered to Trump unrelated to shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois congressman says a photo of him delivering a bag of prayer cards to President Donald Trump was taken nearly a year ago and had nothing to do with last week’s deadly school shooting in Florida. Stories on sites including patheos.com incorrectly state that Republican U.S....


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ZWICK-OBIT

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. David Zwick, an early disciple in the corps of citizen activists who were popularly known as “Nader’s Raiders” and a founder and president of the environmental advocacy organization Clean Water Action, died Feb. 5 at his home in Minneapolis. He was 75. The cause was...


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A self-taught astronomer spotted something no scientist had ever seen

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The moment he saw the brilliant light captured by his camera, “it all clicked” for Victor Buso: All the times his parents woke him before sunrise to gaze at the stars, all the energy he had poured into constructing an observatory atop his home, all the hours he had...


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Va. House speaker drops a few names - Trump and Pence - in Medicaid pitch

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. RICHMOND - Leaders of Virginia’s House of Delegates are trying to sell wary fellow Republicans on Medicaid expansion by tying it to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mikek Pence. House Speaker Kirkland Cox, a Republican from Colonial Heights, contends that...


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Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

Obit Billy Graham

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years later, he was bringing the word of God into living rooms around the globe via TV and dispensing spiritual counsel — and political advice — to U.S. presidents....


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