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Admirers line streets, overpasses to see Graham's motorcade
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Motorists pulled aside and well-wishers lined freeway overpasses to see the Rev. Billy Graham's motorcade barrel through his beloved home state of North Carolina on Saturday in a running tribute to "America's Pastor."...



After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals, the mourning, the talking heads and the calls for change that dwindle into nothingness....



NRA, Florida faces backlash after latest school shooting
NEW YORK (AP) -- The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted....



US gymnasts tell AP sport rife with verbal, emotional abuse
They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, suffocating anxiety and debilitating eating disorders....



Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault weapons
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Ruby Bridges Hall, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools....



Attorneys seek information on aborted Alabama execution
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Execution team members stuck an inmate repeatedly in the lower legs, ankles and groin in effort to find a usable vein before the state called off the lethal injection, according to a Friday court filing by the inmate's lawyer....



Students: More gun control needed after school shooting
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida officials have outlined their plans to make schools safer after a shooting that left 17 people dead last week, but some say they don't go far enough. Talia Rumsky is one of them....



Police experts urge intensive training if teachers are armed
The idea of arming teachers to take out a shooter is alarming some law enforcement experts, who say it takes more than just being a good shot at a gun range....



Greitens blames politics, but even some in GOP concerned
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....



Missouri governor indicted under law targeting peeping toms
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has been indicted on a felony invasion of privacy charge under a state law enacted to punish Peeping Toms who secretly photograph or shoot video of their victims. He's accused of taking a compromising photo in 2015 of a woman with whom he was having an affair without her permission. He has admitted to the affair but denied criminal wrongdoing....