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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. The school shooting that left several people dead appears to be the first major tragedy of its kind in which students were sharing horrific images in near-real time with young people elsewhere. Experts say the footage could scar young people psychologically. But it could also galvanize them.  (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
School shooting videos could scar kids _ or galvanize themThe school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead appears to be the first major tragedy of its kind in which students were sharing horrific images in near-real time with young people elsewhere
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FILE - This June 8, 2017, file photo released by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Max Harris at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, Calif.   An Alameda County Superior Court judge on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, set a July 16 trial date for Derick Almena and Max Harris, who the judge previously said had a "substantial" role in managing the Ghost Ship warehouse. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Ghost Ship defendants enter plead not guilty in party deathsTwo California men formally entered not guilty pleas to charges of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of 36 partygoers at a massive warehouse fire
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
File-This Aug. 17, 2017, file photo shows the Mississippi state flag, top, sharing space with the bicentennial banner designed by the Mississippi Economic Council to recognize the state's bicentennial anniversary, outside the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss. Officials in one Mississippi city are voting to once again fly the Confederate-themed state flag, weeks after the mayor quietly furled it. Pontotoc Mayor Bob Peeples recently told aldermen that he issued an executive order in January to remove the flag from City Hall. Peeples says Mississippi is “the only state in the country that flies a flag that is divisive among its citizens.” He says he removed it to take political pressure off aldermen. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
Confederate-themed flag rises again in 1 Mississippi cityOfficials in one Mississippi city have voted to once again fly the Confederate-themed state flag, weeks after the mayor quietly furled it
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The Latest: Prisons spokesman disputes lawsuit's claimsA spokesman for Louisiana's corrections department disputes the allegations in a federal lawsuit that claims a prison brutally punishes suicidal and mentally ill inmates
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Lawsuit: Kansas City school let violent felon take girlA lawsuit alleges a Kansas City school allowed a violent felon to pick up a 14-year-old student who was taken to a motel and raped
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Lawsuit: Louisiana prison brutally punishes suicidal inmatesA federal lawsuit claims a Louisiana prison brutally punishes suicidal and mentally ill inmates by isolating them for months or even years, chaining them to chairs and exposing them to extreme cold
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FILE- In this Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, Chad Copley is led out of a courtroom at the Wake County Judicial Center in Raleigh, N.C. Copley testified Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, that he was defending his family by firing at men approaching the attached garage were his son slept when he used a gun. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP, File)
Man: Defending son from 'hoodlums' outside led to fatal shotA white man who shot an unarmed black man after reporting "hoodlums" said he thought the loud, armed people in a street were friends of his own drug-taking son until he expressed fear about the unfamiliar crowd
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Florida school shooting survivors begin 400-mile trip to state capital to pressure lawmakers to act on gun control lawsFlorida school shooting survivors begin 400-mile trip to state capital to pressure lawmakers to act on gun control laws
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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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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2008, file photo, a female polar bear named Coldilocks plays with a container at the Philadelphia Zoo in Philadelphia. Coldilocks, who was the oldest captive polar bear in the U.S., has been euthanized following a serious decline in the 37-year-old polar bear's health, zoo officials said Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Coldilocks was born at the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, N.Y., on Dec. 13, 1980, arriving at the Philadelphia Zoo on Oct. 6, 1981. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Coldilocks, the oldest captive polar bear in the US, diesThe oldest captive polar bear in the U.S. has died at the Philadelphia Zoo
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
A motorist stops to clear ice from his wipers along I-70 near Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The area is under a winter weather advisory. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to MidwestA storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes states with risks of flooding, freezing rain and snow is causing fatal accidents and forcing schools to close
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Man featured on Trump dating site has child sex convictionA North Carolina man who was one of the faces of a dating service for fans of the president has a felony conviction for indecent liberties with a child
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