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Michelle Obama To Release 'Deeply Personal' Memoir In November

Sunday  22:06,   25 february 2018

Former first lady Michelle Obama announced new details Sunday about her much-anticipated memoir. Becoming, scheduled for a Nov. 13 release, will offer “deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling” about Obama’s incredible life as “one of the most[...]

A $17,850 urine test: Industry boom amid opioid epidemic

Sunday  21:45,   25 february 2018

Urine testing for patients with chronic pain has grown explosively, costing billions of dollars annually and raising concerns that some labs and doctors run tests needlessly or charge exorbitant rates.A Houston lab had tested her urine sample for a[...]

A fertility doctor's secret, a special kinship decades later

Sunday  19:52,   25 february 2018
Associated Press

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — Matt White remembers that day in September 2016 when a mystery began to unravel that would change his life.It started when White read a news report that Dr. Donald Cline, a retired Indianapolis fertility specialist, faced charges[...]

A Santa Monica pilot wanted to save the city's airport. So he gave the mayor a free flight

Sunday  19:52,   25 february 2018
Tribune News Service

With the city itching to close it down, pilot Russ Landau seized on a chance to help save the Santa Monica Municipal Airport. The owner of a small single-engine plane, Landau said he was asked to fly Tony Vazquez, then the city’s mayor, to the[...]

Outspoken and Precocious, Florida Students Struggle With Loss When the Cameras Turn Off

Sunday  18:36,   25 february 2018
The New York Times

Even as they raise millions of dollars and plan nationwide rallies to stop gun violence, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School struggle with nightmares.But at night, in the blackness that recalls the dark classroom where she hid as a[...]

NRA spokeswoman pushes back on raising age for buying semiautomatic rifles, an idea Trump has suggested

Sunday  18:36,   25 february 2018

Dana Loesch says a higher age limit is something that the president is only “discussing” and has not formally backed.Dana Loesch said the group’s opposition to the change is “incredibly clear” and stressed that Trump has not formally backed the[...]

Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'

Sunday  14:40,   25 february 2018
Associated Press

A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI in chilling detail that he had a growing collection of guns and a temper so uncontrollable she worried about him "getting into a school and just[...]

She witnessed a school shooting at age 6. Now she writes to the president for change

Sunday  13:40,   25 february 2018
CBS News

Jacob Hall, the boy Ava imagined marrying, was shot to death on the school playground in Townville, South Carolina . The shooter was fourteen. Ava watched it happen."I always try to forget it, but it doesn't work," she said.Mary and David Olsen,[...]

Florida shooting first responders describe harrowing day

Sunday  11:55,   25 february 2018

As more details emerge on the Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead, some of the officers who rushed to the scene are sharing their accounts of the harrowing day. One of those officers, Chris Crawford of the Coral Springs Police[...]

Massachusetts joins coalition of states sharing gun data

Sunday  09:50,   25 february 2018
The Boston Globe

Massachusetts is joining a coalition of states that will share data about people who are forbidden from purchasing or possessing a firearm within each state, Governor Charlie Baker said Saturday. The information-sharing group — New York,[...]

The unsung heroes of the civil rights movement are black women you've never heard of

Sunday  08:35,   25 february 2018

We pay the bulk of our tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., but history has overlooked the women who made his legacy possible.On that historic August day in 1963, when Martin Luther King Jr. told us his dream, we didn't get to hear what the women of[...]

California Democrats' candidate glut has officials stewing about primaries

Sunday  06:54,   25 february 2018
Tribune News Service

SANTA ANA, Calif._Democratic activists in Orange County threw an impromptu party with cake, party hats and singing after Republican Rep. Darrell Issa announced he was retiring. But the exhilaration over the opportunity to capture a Republican[...]

USC students explore civil rights, national security in university's first history class on WWII internment

Sunday  05:51,   25 february 2018
Tribune News Service

USC faculty member Susan Kamei was struck by discomforting moments of deja vu during the 2016 presidential campaign. As some calls rose for restrictions on Muslims and Arab Americans, purportedly to protect national security, Kamei thought of her[...]

Antifa activist protest at entrance to far-right CPAC afterparty

Sunday  04:20,   25 february 2018
The Hill

Antifa activists crashed far-right figure Mike Cernovich's afterparty for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Members of the anti-fascist group clad in black and carrying Antifa flags gathered and chanted at the entrance to the[...]

Fla. shooting survivor: Cops don't want to face down AR-15s

Sunday  03:55,   25 february 2018
The Hill

A student at the Parkland, Fla. high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting last week told MSNBC on Saturday that police officers should not be judged for not wanting to face down an attacked armed with an AR-15 when armed with[...]