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District docked pay for Parkland principal who lost daughter

Sara Smith, left, and her daughter Karina Smith visit a makeshift memorial outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, in Parkland, Fla., Monday, Feb.
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Trump won't say if he has confidence in his deputy attorney general

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump declined to say Tuesday whether he has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, escalating pressure on the Justice Department as his White House negotiated rare access to classified documents for his congressional allies.
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Teacher beats Kentucky House majority leader in GOP primary

LANCASTER, Ky. -- A high school math teacher ousted the majority leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Tuesday, with a narrow win in the GOP primary race.
Travis Brenda credited a groundswell of teacher support for the win and said it sends a message that teachers and public workers won't be silent.
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Elderly North Korean spies jailed in South hope summit sets them free

GWANGJU, Korea, Republic Of -- He's spent nearly six decades trapped on enemy soil, surviving 29 years in a prison where he was tortured by South Korean guards before being released to a life of poverty and police surveillance.
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Reporting undocumented students is a local decision: U.S. education secretary

WASHINGTON -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that decisions on whether to report undocumented students to authorities rest with local communities.
DeVos was asked during a congressional hearing whether teachers or principals should notify authorities that a student is undocumented.
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Michigan House changes Nassar bills after legal settlement

LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan House on Tuesday scaled back legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal, dropping certain measures addressed by last week's $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Nassar's victims and revising the time limits that survivors of childhood abuse would have to sue.
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North Korean media return to angry tone as summit looms

North Korean media stepped up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and its joint military exercises with the United States, warning Tuesday that a budding detente could be in danger.
State media unleashed three strongly worded commentaries slamming Seoul and Washington for the manoeuvres and demanding Seoul take action against defectors it claimed were sending anti-North Korea propaganda leaflets across the border.
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Court boots 30-year-old son from parents' house

An upstate New York judge Tuesday ordered a 30-year-old man to move out of his parents' house after they went to court to have him ejected.
Michael Rotondo told the judge he knows his parents want him out of the split-level ranch they share.
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When two Air Canada pilots mistook a San Francisco taxiway for a runway and almost crashed their plane into four fully-fuelled airliners awaiting takeoff last summer, they told investigators they were fatigued at the time.
Being tired behind the controls of an aircraft is the number one safety concern pilots say they face on the job.
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Sweden hands out brochure in case of 'crisis or war'

Sweden is distributing an updated version of a Cold War-era civil emergency advice booklet to some 4.8 million households about what to do in the event of a crisis, including war.
The 20-page brochure titled If Crisis or War Comes is about getting the country "better prepared" if public services have been debilitated by accidents, severe weather, IT attacks or "in the worst-case scenario, war," the Civil Contingencies Agency said.
 

Survivors of Quebec mass shootings plead for ban on assault weapons

The president of the Quebec City mosque where six men were fatally shot in January 2017 travelled to Ottawa Tuesday to plead with the government to impose an outright ban on all semi-automatic and military-style weapons in Canada.
Boufeldja Benabdallah appeared before the standing committee on public safety and national security, which is now reviewing C-71, a bill to amend the federal Firearms Act.
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Two Republican lawmakers, and no Democrats, are expected to attend a meeting scheduled for Thursday to review classified information relating to U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion the FBI might have used an informant to gather information on his 2016 election campaign, the White House says.
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