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Mourners react as they leave the funeral services for slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Carmen Schentrup, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at St. Amdrews Catholic Church in Coral Springs, Fla. Nilolas Cruz is charged with killing over a dozen people and wounding many others in the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Next stop for school shooting survivors: the Florida CapitolNext stop for school shooting survivors seeking reform: the Florida Capitol
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gestures while speaking to Algerian Foreign Affairs Minister Abdelkader Messahe during the talks in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Lavrov dismissed the U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election as baseless. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Italy warns of election meddling as parties court RussiaItalian government officials are warning of possible foreign interference in March 4 elections, sounding the alarm following the U.S. indictment of Russian trolls and evidence of Russian-sourced fake news on popular Italian platforms
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Pentagon says 'soon' on 1st Guantanamo transfer under TrumpThe Pentagon will miss a deadline to send a prisoner from Guantanamo home to Saudi Arabia but an official says the transfer may occur soon
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Groups want details on Trump's approval of Keystone pipelineOpponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada are asking a judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump's approval of the project
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017 file photo, Amal Clooney and George Clooney arrive at the premiere of "Suburbicon" in Los Angeles. George and Amal Clooney are donating $500,000 to students organizing nationwide marches against gun violence, and they say they’ll also attend next month’s planned protests. In a statement released Tuesday, Feb. 20, the couple says they are inspired by the “courage and eloquence” of the survivors-turned-activists from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
The Latest: George Clooney, wife donate $500K to studentsActor George Clooney and his wife are donating $500,000 to students organizing marches against gun violence, and they say they'll also attend next month's planned protests
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompanied by his wife Sara cuts the ribbon during the opening ceremony for a bomb-proof emergency room in a hospital in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Netanyahu confidant identified as scandals mountIsraeli police suspect Netanyahu confidant of trying to bribe top judge to drop corruption case against Netanyahu's wife
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Jared Kushner, center, listens as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Palestine, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
The Latest: UN chief backs 2-state solution for MideastU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is giving the United Nations' strong support to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, stressing: "There is no Plan B."
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Character witnesses testify for embattled Allentown mayorReligious, community and business leaders in Pennsylvania's third-largest city have taken the witness stand in defense of the embattled mayor
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An Indian worker walks near a concrete mixer truck at a proposed site for the Trump Towers in Gurgaon, a suburb of New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in a string of Trump-branded developments. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son's visit to IndiaThe eldest son of President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on Indians who have bought units in Trump-branded developments
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‘Last Men in Aleppo’ Producer Denied Visa to Attend OscarsKareem Abeed, producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary “Last Men in Aleppo,” has been denied a visa to travel to the United States to attend the Academy Awards ceremony on March 4. Abeed holds a Syrian passport and is currently living in Turkey. According to a letter from the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, his application was […]
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In this image taken from video on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, Marat Mindiyarov, a former internet troll, speaks to journalists in St.Petersburg, Russia. While Russian officials have denigrated a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential vote through an elaborate social media campaign, former Internet trolls employed at the same facility see them as well-grounded. Mindiyarov, a former commentator at the Internet Research Agency, said his own experience at the “troll factory” makes him trust the U.S. charges. "I believe that that's how it was and that it were them," he told The Associated Press.  .(AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)
Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment saysInsiders say the U.S. indictment against the St. Petersburg troll farm only scratches the surface of the agency's zany, ambitious operations _ and glosses over just how unconvincing some of its stunts could be
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This photo dated Aug. 22 2010, obtained by The Associated Press shows Ilmars Rimsevics, the head of Latvia’s central bank, second left in blue, and Dmitry Pilshchikov, at 3rd left, who was then the head of the Russian arms company Research Institute of Information Technology.  Ilmars Rimsevics, the country’s top banking official and a key member of the European Central Bank was detained Saturday Feb. 17, 2018, amid swirling accusations of bribery and money laundering schemes in Latvia that reach to Russia. (AP Photo)   An international complaint filed by a Latvian bank alleges years of attempted extortion and abuse of power by an individual whose identity they left anonymous. (AP Photo)
Latvian ECB official won't resign, rejects bribes reportLatvia's official on the European Central Bank's main policymaking council refused Tuesday to heed calls to resign
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