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Trump awards Medal of Valor to public safety officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:36pm

President Donald Trump is recognizing bravery by the nation's public safety officers, including individuals who responded after a married couple shot and killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, more than two years ago.

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President Trump directs Justice Department to ban bump stocks, other gun modifications

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:32pm

President Donald Trump says he's signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to "ban all devices" like bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre.

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Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

Catherine Lucey and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:32pm

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to "ban all devices" like the rapid-fire bump stocks involved in last year's Las Vegas massacre.

Jailed woman accused of bigamy in plot for lighter sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:30pm

Authorities say a married New Hampshire woman who left her children in rooms covered with feces posed as a lawyer to convince another man to marry her in a bid for a lighter sentence.

Oregon officials struggle to ID which pot sites are legal

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:19pm

An Oregon district attorney announced criminal charges arising from an illegal marijuana growing operation, which sheriff's deputies stumbled across while searching for something else.

Leader of movement to remember Holocaust victims dies at 93

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:16pm

A Holocaust survivor who dedicated his life to preserving the memory of the victims of Nazi atrocities has died in New York at age 93.

Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:14pm

A Republican Idaho state senator yelled "abortion is murder" at a group of students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint after a post from an unverified Twitter account told them to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic lawmaker.

The Latest: Florida Senate panel wants officers in schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:12pm

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The Latest: Idaho senator who yelled at students not sorry

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:12pm

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The Latest: Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:10pm

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Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:03pm

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut powder helped children build tolerance in a major study.

In wake of school shooting, Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive bill to ban assault rifles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:00pm

In wake of school shooting, Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive bill to ban assault rifles.

Keep guns locked up, teen suicide prevention group urges

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:00pm

A new task force created to try and slow a troubling rise of teen suicides in Utah is recommending that officials ratchet up public messaging to implore gun-owing parents to keep firearms locked up.

Texas parole board recommends killer be spared from death

Will Weissert and Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:58pm

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, in a rare decision, unanimously recommended Tuesday that the death sentence of convicted killer Thomas "Bart" Whitaker be commuted.

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Attorney admits he lied to Mueller's federal agents

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:49pm

An attorney linked to a former Trump campaign official admitted Tuesday he lied to federal investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller.

Florida close to replacing Confederate statue in US Capitol

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:48pm

Florida is on the cusp of removing a statue of a Confederate general at the U.S. Capitol and replacing it with one of an African-American woman.

Teen convicted in brother's slaying after fight over candy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:47pm

An Ohio teenager charged as an adult for the killing of his younger brother after an argument over Halloween candy has been convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

Man who died in Yellowstone was looking for buried treasure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:43pm

A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels.

Advocacy group sues Justice for prison policy files

Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:42pm

An advocacy group is suing the Justice Department for not turning over records sought under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. The group says the records could shed light on the Trump administration's dealings with private prison companies in forming new policies on incarceration.