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Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 in wake of earthquake

By USA TODAY

At least 13 people were killed when a Mexican military helicopter carrying top officials surveying damages from an earthquake crashed in a small town.

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Latest USA-Russia men’s hockey clash just like it always was … in the stands

The fans were as expected on Saturday. Brash. Chippy. Frantic. Yes, it was Team USA against Russia, and, in the stands, it felt like it. On the ice, it was something less so. …read more

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The gunman: He’s willing to plead guilty to avoid death penalty, attorney says

Florida gunman Nikolas Cruz is willing to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty and spare the community from reliving the massacre in a trial, his public defender said.

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There's a striking difference between Obama and Trump's responses to school shootings

On Friday, President Donald Trump visited Parkland, Florida in the wake of a school shooting in a high school that left 17 people dead. But Trump has faced criticism over the way he carried himself during that visit. After an awkward meeting with first responders, the president and first lady Melania Trump stood together for a friendly photo op, which in itself seems insensitive. Trump had a huge smile on his face in the photo, and flashed his now signature thumbs up. Trump updated his Twitter cover photo with the picture from the meeting Friday evening. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump contradicts himself on gun violence and mental illness Image: Twitter/RealdonaldtrumpTrump also visited Broward Health North hospital in Pompano Beach, where many of the victims received care after the shooting. On his official Instagram, a series of images posted in an album featured Trump wearing a large smile on his face, flashing a thumbs up in a photo with hospital staff. FEBRUARY 16, 2018‪ Our entire Nation, with one heavy heart, continues to pray for the victims and their families in Parkland, Florida. To teachers, law enforcement, first responders and medical professionals who responded so bravely in the face of danger: We THANK YOU for your courage — and we are hear for you, ALWAYS! Our administration is working closely with local authorities to investigate the shooting and learn everything we can. We are committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure our schools, and tackle the difficult issue of mental health. God Bless You All — and THANK YOU! A post shared by President Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on Feb 16, 2018 at 8:45pm PST The press asked Trump if he met with any victims at the hospital. Instead …read more

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The polar vortex just split. What does that mean for us?

By USA TODAY

The polar vortex, winter’s favorite whipping boy, has split into two pieces. On top of that, we’re also enduring “sudden stratospheric warming.”

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Tea sets and Ascot inspire Mulberry’s instant-fashion launch

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Mulberry looked to the garden parties of old to inspire its most modern fashion collection to date, as the brand on Friday launched a new format allowing shoppers to buy…

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Yanks prospect recovering from gunshot to hip

Yankees minor league infielder Thairo Estrada is recovering after he was shot in the right hip in late January during a robbery attempt outside of a restaurant in Venezuela. …read more

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These Religious Leaders Are Fed Up With GOP’s Thoughts And Prayers

It’s now common for political leaders to offer their “thoughts and prayers” online after a mass shooting.

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Mitt Romney releases ad for Utah Senate run

Mitt Romney said in a video announcement Friday that he will run for the US Senate from Utah, setting out on a glide path to Washington where he will likely play a central role driving the direction of the fractious Republican Party.

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Fla. Senator demands action after mass shooting

By AP

Democratic Senator Bill Nelson demands Congressional action in the wake of a southern Florida high school shooting that kiled 17 Tuesday. (Feb. 15)

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