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Pregnant woman missing for 2-plus weeks found dead in Minnesota woods

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MINNEAPOLIS -- A 27-year-old pregnant woman missing for more than two weeks has been found dead in the woods in northern Minnesota, authorities said Sunday.

The body of Kara Blevins was located about 8:15 p.m. in the Chippewa National Forest in Shingobee Township, not far from her hometown of Akeley, according to the Cass County Sheriff's ...Read more

A Stoneman Douglas family says goodbye to its daughter with smiles, tears, anger

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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- More than a thousand friends and relatives said goodbye to Jaime Guttenberg on Sunday, orange ribbons pinned to their black mourning clothes, rebellious sparks of life in a dark sea of grief.

"We don't move on, we move forward," Rabbi Jonathan Kaplan told the mourners. "We keep focused on how Jaime lived, not how she died...Read more

Teen arrested after posting online threat aimed at South Florida schools

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MIAMI -- A 15 year-old was arrested and charged with sending a written threat to kill after detectives say he posted a message on social media threatening to kill people at several Broward County schools.

The threat came Friday, two days after a lone gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Senior High School in Parkland, killing 14 ...Read more

After a year of Trump, crisis lull masks rising risk of conflict

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LONDON -- After a year of President Donald Trump, the trans-Atlantic security establishment seems unsure whether to be relieved that a major war hasn't begun on his watch or alarmed at the scale of emerging risks.

Speeches and panel discussions at the Munich Security Conference in Germany over the weekend portrayed a world on the cusp of three ...Read more

US and China reportedly scuffled over nuclear 'football' in Beijing

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. and Chinese officials scuffled over the nuclear "football" containing launch codes during President Donald Trump's visit to China in November, the American news website Axios reported Sunday.

The incident occurred while Trump and his team visited the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, when Chinese security officials blocked...Read more

Stoneman Douglas principal: 'We'll get through this together'

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Ty Thompson has put out an emotion-filled video in the wake of the shootings at his school Wednesday, telling his Eagles family to stay strong and be there for each other.

"My heart is breaking for the victims' families and our entire Stoneman Douglas community," Thompson ...Read more

Teacher Scott Beigel, who saved students during shooting, honored for heroism and dedication

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BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Scott Beigel's heroism and dedication were the hallmarks of his life.

Beigel, a geography teacher, was among the 17 people killed in Wednesday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

At least 350 family members, friends, students and colleagues gathered for his funeral Sunday at Temple Beth-El in Boca Raton.

As...Read more

US has no 'bloody nose strategy' for North Korea, McMaster tells senators

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VIENNA -- President Donald Trump's national security adviser told a group of senators that the U.S. doesn't have a so-called bloody nose policy to strike North Korea.

"We are here to echo that there has not and has never been a bloody nose strategy," said Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democratic senator from Rhode Island. National security adviser H.R....Read more

Petition seeks military funeral for Douglas JROTC cadet who 'died a hero'

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Marjory Stoneman Douglas High student Peter Wang died in his JROTC uniform Wednesday helping others escape the gunfire at the school. Now a move is underway to see that he receives a military funeral for his effort.

A petition has been filed at WhiteHouse.gov with a "We the People" request to "Allow for Cadet Peter Wang...Read more

Walkout, march planned to demand action on mass shootings

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PARKLAND, Fla. -- A student walkout and march are being planned for next month as gun-control activists ramp up their efforts amid the political furor over the mass shooting that left 17 dead at a high school in Parkland.

The Women's March Network has called for a national student walkout at 10 a.m. on March 14. It is planned to last 17 minutes...Read more

Students push for stricter gun laws, plan Washington march after school shooting

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PARKLAND, Fla. -- The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are using their anger and sorrow as motivation to spark change.

Their message: "Never again."

As the teens gathered Sunday at a park not far from the school where 14 classmates and three educators were killed Wednesday, the picnic tables under the gazebo became their ...Read more

Stoneman Douglas High to remain closed through at least Wednesday — and longer for students

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The campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., will remain closed through Wednesday and students won't return at all this week.

Broward County Schools announced that the school will be closed Monday for the Presidents Day holiday, and then Tuesday and Wednesday.

Superintendent Robert Runcie said on CNN interview Sunday ...Read more

Third-graders sell AR-15 raffle tickets in Missouri

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Third-graders in a Missouri community are continuing to sell raffle tickets for an AR-15 to benefit their traveling baseball team after the same type of rifle was used to slaughter and injure dozens at a Florida school.

Levi Patterson, the coach of a 9-and-under baseball team in Neosho, Mo., said the idea was conceived before the shooting in ...Read more

Parkland students to march on Florida Capitol to demand changes to gun laws

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TALAHASSEE, Fla. -- A hundred students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland will travel to Tallahassee for a march on the state Capitol Wednesday in the first organized protest of their #NeverAgain movement.

Their demand: that Florida legislators use the remaining three weeks of their annual session to revise state mental ...Read more

Former Trump aide Gates to plead guilty, agrees to testify against Manafort, sources say

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WASHINGTON -- A former top aide to Donald Trump's presidential campaign will plead guilty to fraud-related charges within days –– and has made it clear to prosecutors that he would testify against Paul Manafort, the lawyer-lobbyist who once managed the campaign.

The change of heart by Trump's former deputy campaign manager, Rick Gates, who ...Read more

Passenger plane crashes in Iran, killing all 65 aboard

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TEHRAN, Iran -- An Iranian passenger plane crashed in the mountains of southern Iran on Sunday, killing all 65 people on board, officials said.

Aseman Airlines Flight 3704 was flying from Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport to the southern city of Yasuj and crashed near the 14,000-foot Dena mountains, airline officials said.

The ATR-72, a ...Read more

Netanyahu, in Munich speech, urges West not to appease Iran

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the annual security conference in Munich to warn of Iran's alleged attempts to dominate the Middle East, and Israel's resolve to prevent it.

Iranian aggression "is in my judgment the greatest threat to our world," Netanyahu said Sunday, urging leaders not to repeat the mistakes of Munich ...Read more

Khamenei apologizes, says Iran must be more just

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Iran's supreme leader extended a rare apology on behalf of the Islamic Republic after signs of public discontent in recent months, saying that authorities need to work harder at establishing justice in the country.

"People have complaints about some of the country's existing issues" and officials "well aware," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday...Read more

The last critically injured Parkland shooting patient has improved, hospital says

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PARKLAND, Fla. -- A patient from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting who had life-threatening injuries has recovered and is now in fair condition, hospital officials said.

"This is an important milestone for this patient and our care team," said Igor Nichiporenko, medical director of trauma services at Broward Health North ...Read more

FDA commissioner says he'll go after high drug prices

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Food and Drugs Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he will do everything he can to fight high drug prices and that he sees drug companies "gaming the system to try to block competition."

Gottlieb also said he wants to speed up the U.S. approval process for generic and "biosimilar" versions of biologic drugs, which are drugs comprised of living ...Read more