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Calls for gun control grow louder after Florida shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a mass shooting at a Florida high school, with thousands of angry protesters at state rallies demanding immediate action from lawmakers, and more demonstrations planned across the country in the weeks ahead....
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Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported....
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Iraqi victories remain fragile as US reduces troops

QAIM, Iraq (AP) -- From their outpost on Iraq's westernmost edge, U.S. 1st Lt. Kyle Hagerty and his troops watched civilians trickle into the area after American and Iraqi forces drove out the Islamic State group. They were, he believed, families returning to liberated homes, a hopeful sign of increasing stability....
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Moon won't discuss possible summit with North Korea's Kim

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday that he hopes his efforts to engage rival North Korea at the Olympics will also lead to better ties between the North and its other major rival, Washington, as well as help set up talks on ridding the North of its nuclear bombs....
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Northeast braces for snowstorm before spring-like weather

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Northeast is awaiting temperatures next week that will feel more like spring than winter. But before that, as much as 7 inches of snow is expected to fall on New York City and surrounding areas this weekend....
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Who's DA? 2 claim the office as own, clouding prosecutions

Marion O'Malley is tending to a homicide case and dozens of other criminal matters as the lone prosecutor in her rural Pennsylvania county. Whether she has any legal right to do so is another matter....
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Man acquitted in 2014 slaying charged in October homicide

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- A man acquitted in a shooting death outside an after-hours party in central Pennsylvania is now charged in a slaying last fall....
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Death penalty to be sought in murder of university student

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Prosecutors have announced their intention to seek the death penalty in the case of a man charged with killing a University of Pittsburgh student in her off-campus apartment last year....
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The Latest: Chile abuse victim: story is finally heard

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on a Vatican sex-crimes investigator meeting in New York with one of the key victims in the Chilean abuse scandal (all times local):...
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Prison: Inmate assaults 2 guards, seriously injuring 1

SOMESET, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say an inmate at a western Pennsylvania prison assaulted two guards, seriously injuring one and prompting a lockdown at the facility....
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Senators want to bolster research of organic agriculture

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A pair of U.S. senators is introducing legislation designed to improve organic farming research....
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Vatican investigator meets with Chile abuse victim in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) -- A key victim in the Chilean sex abuse scandal said he felt his story was finally heard after an hours-long meeting with a Vatican sex-crimes investigator on Saturday, the same day Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission amid criticism of how he is handling the scandal....
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New maps could improve Democrats' chances in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democrats' chances at picking up congressional seats in Pennsylvania likely would improve under new models of district boundaries drawn to replace the Republican-drawn boundaries thrown out in a high-stakes gerrymandering court case, independent analysts said Friday....
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Jury acquits man accused of police officer's slaying

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A jury has returned a not guilty verdict in the trial of a man accused of gunning down a police officer who responded to a domestic violence call in western Pennsylvania....
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