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Sheryl Acquarola, a 16 year-old junior from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is overcome with emotion in the east gallery of the House of Representatives after the representatives voted not to hear the bill banning assault rifles and large capacity magazines at the Florida Capital in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb 20, 2018. Acquarola was one of the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 dead, who were in Tallahassee channeling their anger and sadness into action. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on gunsStudents who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
Traffic moves westbound along an icy I-70 near Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The area is under a winter weather advisory. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
States could face severe flooding, other problems in MidwestSeveral states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Garcia, the former head of the California Legislative Women's Caucus and a leading figure in the anti-sexual harassment movement is facing fresh allegations of misconduct in her office just days after she took a leave of absence amid an investigation into alleged groping. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
California Senate to weigh discipline for accused colleagueThe California Senate is weighing whether to punish a colleague after an independent investigation confirmed he likely engaged in unwanted flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with six women
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Rebecca Johnson, right, the Republican candidate for the Kentucky House of Representatives and wife of the former representative representing the 49th District speaks with a registered Republican voter Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Mt. Washington, Ky. The former representative, Dan Johnson, committed suicide in 2017, and she seeks to replace him in a special election being held Tuesday. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Wife of lawmaker who killed himself loses election bidA special election is being held in Kentucky to replace a legislator who killed himself after allegations surfaced from a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Massachusetts students lead US in Advanced Placement examsStudents in Massachusetts scored the best in the nation on last year's Advanced Placement exams
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Vehicles travel through standing water on a street in Glendale, Wis., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. A storm system stretched from Texas to the Great Lakes states and forced some schools to close. The National Weather Service issued winter weather advisories for parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, North Dakota, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Flood warnings were in effect in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan with flood watches in Texas and Arkansas. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to MidwestA storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes states with risks of flooding, freezing rain and snow is blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four dead in Nebraska
The Associated Press5 hours ago
This image made available by the Broward County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, shows Sheriff Scott Israel, holding the hand of Anthony Borges, 15, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The teenager was shot five times during the massacre on Valentine's Day that killed 17 students. Borges is being credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over gunsFlorida school shooting survivors head to state Capitol on collision course with lawmakers
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Madyson Kravitz, 16, right, and Melanie Weber, 16, student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, wait to board buses in Parkland, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, to rally outside the state capitol and talk to legislators about gun control reform. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
The Latest: Stoneman Douglas students greeted in TallahasseeAbout 500 Leon High School students and parents waited for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to arrive and applauded as they got off the bus from Broward County
The Associated Press7 hours ago
This image made available by the Broward County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, shows Sheriff Scott Israel, holding the hand of Anthony Borges, 15, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The teenager was shot five times during the massacre on Valentine's Day that killed 17 students. Borges is being credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)
15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfireA 15-year-old student who was shot five times during last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Felicia Marcus, chair of the state Water Resources Control Board, discusses the state's water situation during a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The board delayed a decision about whether to bring back what had been temporary water bans from California's historic, five-year drought. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rightsSome water agencies say a plan to make California's drought-era water restrictions permanent could allow the state to chip away at long-held water rights
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi, center, state Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Arthur "Joe" Logan, left, and Deputy Adjutant General Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara, right, take questions from state lawmakers in Honolulu about circumstances of an emergency alert mistakenly sent that warned island residents and visitors of a ballistic missile attack. Hawaii's nuclear missile scare showed that the state began testing alerts before fully developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat and that a public outreach campaign months earlier wasn't effective, said a report released Tuesday, Feb. 20. Miyagi resigned on Jan. 30. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)
Report: Hawaii wasn't ready to handle missile threat alertThe latest report on Hawaii's missile scare says the state began testing alerts before fully a developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Kansas state Rep. Blake Carpenter, right, R-Derby, confers with Rep. Brenda Landwehr, R-Wichita, during a debate on a bill setting a minimum age to run for governor, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. More than a half-dozen teenagers have launched campaigns for governor, inspiring the attempt to set the minimum age at 18. (AP Photo/Mitchell Willetts)
Kansas lawmakers split on response to teen governor hopefulsMore than half a dozen prospective candidates in the crowded Kansas governor's race are teenagers, and legislators are divided over whether to try to prevent having such young hopefuls in the field in the future
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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