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Monday, Feb 19, 2018 at 04:55 PM CST

Kremlin Dismisses US Election Indictment as Lacking Evidence

Kremlin Dismisses US Election Indictment as Lacking Evidence

Russian officials had disdainful words Saturday for a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Children's stories, the plot of a preposterous Hollywood...

Monday, Feb 19, 2018 at 05:51 AM CST

High Court Asked to Iron Out Polling Place Clothing Dispute

High Court Asked to Iron Out Polling Place Clothing Dispute

A "Make America Great Again" hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button. Wear any one of those items to vote in Minnesota, and a poll worker will probably ask you to remove it or cover it up. Like a number...

Monday, Feb 19, 2018 at 09:47 AM CST

Parkland Student Pens an Emotional Plea for Gun Control

Parkland Student Pens an Emotional Plea for Gun Control

A freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is the most recent survivors of the Parkland high school shooting to speak out publicly in favor of gun control

Monday, Feb 19, 2018 at 03:20 AM CST

Just a Few States Have Gun Laws Targeting Threatening People

Just a Few States Have Gun Laws Targeting Threatening People

The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to...

Monday, Feb 19, 2018 at 01:07 AM CST

Plano Council Votes to Censure Councilman Over Facebook Post

Plano Council Votes to Censure Councilman Over Facebook Post

The city council in Plano held a special meeting Sunday to address concerns over a councilman's social media post that has some calling for his resignation.

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 at 11:54 PM CST

Trump to Have Listening Session With Florida High School Students After Deadly Shooting

Trump to Have Listening Session With Florida High School Students After Deadly Shooting

Amid a growing call for action on guns, the White House said Sunday the president will host a "listening session" with students and teachers this week, but offered no details on who would attend or what would be...

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 at 03:03 PM CST

Facebook to Verify Ads With Postcards After Russian Meddling

Facebook to Verify Ads With Postcards After Russian Meddling

Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office. Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the U.S. presidential...

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 at 02:47 PM CST

'Get on the Right Side': Shooting Survivors Decry 'Inaction'

'Get on the Right Side': Shooting Survivors Decry 'Inaction'

The young students who survived Wednesday's deadly massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have found themselves at the center of the country's tempestuous gun control debate — and they're not shying...

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 at 11:46 PM CST

'Get Smart America': Trump Says Russia's Laughing at US

'Get Smart America': Trump Says Russia's Laughing at US

President Donald Trump continued his defensive commentary on Friday's indictments of Russians in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, saying Russia "succeeded beyond their wildest dreams" in dividing...

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 at 01:57 PM CST

Trump Criticizes FBI Over Handling of Shooting Suspect Tip

Trump Criticizes FBI Over Handling of Shooting Suspect Tip

President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI Saturday night, saying the agency "missed all of the many signals" sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting and arguing they are "spending too much time...

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