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Hundreds of thousands march for gun control in the US

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 18:18:20 GMT2018-03-24T18:18:20Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era....

The Latest: California protesters chant 'NRA has got to go'

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 18:20:56 GMT2018-03-24T18:20:56Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time):...

Student protesters call for stricter gun laws, safer schools

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 17:48:38 GMT2018-03-24T17:48:38Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Student survivors of the Florida school massacre anchored a massive rally against gun violence Saturday in Washington, D.C., while throngs of other young people took to the streets in sister marches across the U.S. The protests followed widespread student walkouts last week....

Why Trump's latest steps heighten risk of a global trade war

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 14:41:00 GMT2018-03-24T14:41:00Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ronald Reagan once likened trade wars to the pie fights in old Hollywood comedies. One pie in the face leads to another. And then another....

7 months after Harvey, flood-control projects' fate unclear

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 14:59:24 GMT2018-03-24T14:59:24Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- Large-scale projects long considered essential to easing Houston's flooding woes went to the top of the area's to-do list after Hurricane Harvey inundated large swaths of the nation's fourth-largest city....

Can Facebook restore public trust after privacy scandal?

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 14:03:25 GMT2018-03-24T14:03:25Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- It's a scandal of privacy, politics and an essential ingredient of business success - public trust....

Will GOP accomplishments in Congress be enough for voters?

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 16:41:51 GMT2018-03-24T16:41:51Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress all but wrapped up its legislating for the year. But will it be enough to convince voters to give Republicans another term at the helm?...

UK watchdog eyes evidence seized from Cambridge Analytica

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 16:26:45 GMT2018-03-24T16:26:45Z

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's information regulator said Saturday it was assessing evidence gathered from a raid on the office of data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, part of an investigation into alleged misuse of personal information by political campaigns and social media companies like Facebook....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on trade, Islamic State, vets, Clinton

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 12:39:24 GMT2018-03-24T12:39:24Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump isn't always bringing genuine statistics to the fight as he goes after China on trade....

Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 13:47:10 GMT2018-03-24T13:47:10Z

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump released an order Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under "limited circumstances," following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from serving....