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Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia

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West Palm Beach, Feb 19 (AP) - President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the in-vestigation of Russian election meddling.
In a marathon series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack on a Florida high school. He made...
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Turkey detains 786 for Syria offensive criticism

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Beirut, Feb 19 (AP) - The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):
Turkish officials have increased to 786 the number of people detained so far in Turkey for criticizing the coun-try's military offensive in northern Syria.
Authorities have been cracking down on protests and social media...
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For school shooting suspect, main question is life or death

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Fort Lauderdale, Feb 19 (AP) - The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison.
The fate of 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who faces 17...
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Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

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Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive.
"You're the president. You're supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us," said David Hogg, a...
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Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

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Menlo Park, Feb 19 (AP) - Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign med-dling in U.S. elections: the post office.
Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the U.S. presidential campaign,Facebook's global politics and government outreach...
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