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Trump awards Medal of Valor to 12 public safety officers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A dozen public safety officers received the nation's highest honor for bravery from President Donald Trump on Tuesday, including six individuals who responded after a married couple shot and killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, more than two years ago....



Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but within hours the gun-friendly Legislature had effectively halted any possibility of banning assault rifles like the one used in the attack....



School shooting videos could scar kids _ or galvanize them
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- When two teenagers slaughtered 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado 19 years ago, young people across the country learned the news the old-fashioned way: largely on television and in newspapers. It took days, if not weeks, to process the information and discover the full, horrific story....



Students shaken by shooting focus on stopping gun violence
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- Chris Grady was a theater kid counting down the days until he reported for duty in the U.S. Army this summer when a gunman opened fire at his Florida school. As he huddled in his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday listening to shots nearby, what he felt wasn't fear, but anger....



Oklahoma man gets life without parole for hate crime killing
TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) -- A 63-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of murder and a hate crime in the fatal shooting of his Lebanese neighbor was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole....



Report: Hawaii wasn't ready to handle missile threat alert
HONOLULU (AP) -- 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....



Judge approves shutdown of large California homeless camp
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Southern California authorities took steps Tuesday toward shutting down a large homeless encampment and relocating hundreds of tent-dwellers to motel rooms under a court-supervised deal with lawyers who sued to protect their rights....



Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rights
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A proposal to make California's drought-era water restrictions permanent could allow the state to chip away at long-held water rights in an unprecedented power grab, representatives from water districts and other users told regulators Tuesday....



Groups want details on Trump's approval of Keystone pipeline
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada are asking a judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump's approval of the project....



Urged on by Trump, GOP to fight Pennsylvania's district map
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Urged on by President Donald Trump, Republicans vowed Tuesday to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts, as dozens of candidates assessed their chances under newly formed districts and the odds that a federal court could block them....