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Police: 5 Fatally Shot Inside Florida Bank, Suspect Arrested

Police: 5 Fatally Shot Inside Florida Bank, Suspect Arrested

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a Florida bank Wednesday, killing five people before surrendering to a SWAT team, police said. The shooter called police to report that he had fired shots inside the bank in Sebring, about 80 miles southeast of Tampa. Negotiations failed to persuade the barricaded man to leave…

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Supreme Court Returns To Gun Rights For 1st Time In 9 Years

Supreme Court Returns To Gun Rights For 1st Time In 9 Years

By MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City’s prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits. The court’s decision to hear the appeal filed by three…

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Partnership Aims To Reduce Violent Crime In St. Louis

Partnership Aims To Reduce Violent Crime In St. Louis

By JIM SALTER , Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri attorney general’s office is partnering with the U.S. attorney’s office in St. Louis to address high rates of violent crime in St. Louis. Attorney General Eric Schmitt and U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Jensen announced details of the “Safer Streets” initiative at a news conference…

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Despite Pelosi Request To Delay, Trump Moves Ahead With SOTU

Despite Pelosi Request To Delay, Trump Moves Ahead With SOTU

By JILL COLVIN , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress — despite a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting he delay it. The White House…

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Trump’s Shutdown Proposal Faces Uncertain Fate In Senate

Trump’s Shutdown Proposal Faces Uncertain Fate In Senate

By JILL COLVIN and LISA MASCARO , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposal to reopen the government, sweetened with immigration provisions that are aimed at mollifying Democrats but that have alienated some conservatives, is headed for Senate action, its prospects uncertain. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will try to muscle through the…

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