Romney is running for Senate. Even if he wins, the Mormon Church has already lost

Utah Senate Romney-9

As several Mormon senators step away from their positions in Congress, some observers wonder...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2018. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 1945, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, where they raised two American flags (the second flag-raising was captured in...


The Latest: State unable to tap vein in aborted execution

Alabama Execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the postponed execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A lawyer says execution team members tried unsuccessfully to find a usable vein in a death row inmate, sticking him repeatedly in the lower legs, ankles and groin, before calling off the...


The Latest: NRA lobbyist takes issue with Florida gun plans

School Shooting Florida-3

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 7 p.m. The National Rifle Association’s longtime Florida lobbyist has sent an email alert criticizing gun safety proposals introduced by the governor and lawmakers. Former NRA President Marion P. Hammer...


Justice Department moving slowly in effort to regulate bump stocks

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - In the days after a gunman shot and killed 58 people on the Las Vegas Strip, officials inside the Justice Department scrambled to address a question thrust to the center of public debate: Could anything be done to regulate the device that enabled the...


After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

School Shooting Florida-5

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s governor announced plans Friday to put more armed guards in schools and to make it harder for young adults and some with mental illness to buy guns, responding to days of intense lobbying from survivors of last week’s shooting at a Florida high school. Gov. Rick...


Facebook removes a virtual reality shooting demo from its booth at CPAC

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Facebook has removed a virtual reality shooter game demo from a booth it has set up at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, after people drew attention to it online and questioned whether it was appropriate in light of the shooting last week in...


MLB honors school shooting victims with special caps

Astros Spring Baseball

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball coach Todd Fitz-Gerald and his sons were guests of the Houston Astros for their spring opener against the Washington Nationals on Friday as Major League Baseball honored victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida,...


UN Security Council again fails to vote on a cease-fire for Syria

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The United Nations Security Council called off a vote Friday on a resolution calling for a 30-day cease-fire in Syria as the government bombed the Damascus suburbs for a sixth day. After a vote was scheduled and delayed three times, the Security Council members were...


Florida Gov. Rick Scott backs raising age for gun purchases to 21

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Florida Gov. Rick Scott joined a growing list of Republican lawmakers Friday to endorse raising the minimum age for purchasing rifles to 21 years old, marking his first major break from the policy priorities of the National Rifle Association. The GOP leadership of the...


Greitens blames politics, but even some in GOP concerned

Missouri Governor Indicted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is blaming his felony invasion of privacy indictment on a “reckless liberal prosecutor,” holding fast to the assertion that any case stemming from his admitted extramarital affair is politically driven. The Republican governor and St. Louis’ Democratic...

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