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'Vote them out!': Hundreds of thousands demand gun control

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 00:08:47 GMT2018-03-25T00:08:47Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. against gun violence Saturday, vowing to transform fear and grief into a "vote-them-out" movement and tougher laws against weapons and ammo....

Survivor marks 6 minutes of strength and silence at rally

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 01:40:09 GMT2018-03-25T01:40:09Z

Chin high and tears streaming, Florida school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez stood silent in front of thousands gathered for the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington, D.C....

Student protesters say they're fed up, ready for gun reform

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 23:24:36 GMT2018-03-24T23:24:36Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Student survivors of the Florida school massacre anchored a massive rally against gun violence Saturday in Washington, D.C., while throngs of young people took to the streets in sister marches across the U.S. Some students also participated in counter protests in places like Helena, Montana, and Salt Lake City....

Final Four bound: No. 11 Loyola beats Kansas State 78-62

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 01:59:32 GMT2018-03-25T01:59:32Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Porter Moser stood in front of the scarf-clad Loyola cheering section, a bit dazed but beaming from ear to ear....

'He fell a hero:" French praise policeman in hostage swap

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 20:03:47 GMT2018-03-24T20:03:47Z

TREBES, France (AP) -- The French police officer who swapped places with a female supermarket employee being held hostage had already received a lifetime of accolades by the time he walked unarmed into the store under attack by an extremist gunman....

Will GOP accomplishments in Congress be enough for voters?

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 23:51:22 GMT2018-03-24T23:51:22Z

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?...

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

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 20:50:20 GMT2018-03-24T20:50:20Z

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....

AP Explains: Trump's policy on transgender troops

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 20:29:25 GMT2018-03-24T20:29:25Z

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump has issued an order supporting his push to ban most transgender troops from serving in the U.S. military except under "limited circumstances." But the decision is expected to be the subject of an ongoing legal fight in the months ahead....

GOP's congressional stronghold is Democrats' source of hope

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 18:44:55 GMT2018-03-24T18:44:55Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A longtime congressional stronghold for Republicans, Pennsylvania is emerging in dramatic fashion as a source of hope for Democrats in their quest to take control of the U.S. House in November's mid-term elections....

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....