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Trump once again wants to cut energy assistance to the poor

By DAVID SHARPAssociated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of a heating assistance program that helps to keep the homes of low-income families warm. And once again, program supporters are vowing to fight it. The administration is using the same …

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Rosalynn Carter recovering from surgery in Atlanta

By ALEX SANZAssociated Press ATLANTA (AP) – Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering from surgery at Emory University Hospital. Carter, 90, had surgery on Sunday to remove scar tissue from a portion of her small intestine, The Carter Center said in a statement. The surgery was successful. The scar …

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Where to turn for tax help

By SARAH SKIDMORE SELLAP Personal Finance Writer Tax returns surge over Presidents Day weekend, with the IRS saying it receives more phone calls on the day after Presidents Day than on any other day of the year. That can mean long waits for filers trying to get through on the …

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School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

By SUDHIN S. THANAWALAAssociated Press The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. Organizers behind the Women’s March, an anti-Trump …

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Florida legislators struggle with how to respond to shooting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, the Florida Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath. Legislators have just three weeks left in their annual 60-day session. Normally, lawmakers are trying to wrap up work …

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Passenger says teen driver panicked, hit the gas outside NSA

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) – A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas. Passenger Javonte Alhajie Brown told The Washington Post Friday that the 17-year-old driver was following GPS …

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Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

By AMY FORLITIAssociated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt. She also said she was angry at …

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School shooting massacre victims torn from community fabric

By JAY REEVESAssociated Press Two of the victims were coaches. One was a student who played trombone in the school band. Another proudly wore his ROTC uniform. Still another loved soccer. And most were so very young. The gunman who opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, …

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Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

By JASON DEAREN, ALLEN BREED and TAMARA LUSHAssociated Press PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) – Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded on Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-control legislation, insisting they would not relent until their demands …

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What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds

By DAN JOLINGAssociated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Does a bear leave scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be. A study by Oregon State University researchers concludes that brown and black bears, and not birds, as commonly thought, are primary …

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