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Virginia assault weapons ban stalls in state Senate

Monday  23:45,   17 february 2020

A bill that would have banned assault or military-style weapons in Virginia failed to move forward in the state Senate Monday after some Democrats joined with Republicans to vote it down in committee. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function... >>>

Payout From a National Opioids Settlement Won’t Be as Big as Hoped

Monday  23:30,   17 february 2020

As talks escalate to settle thousands of opioid-related lawsuits nationwide, a harsh reality is emerging: the money the pharmaceutical industry will pay to compensate ravaged communities will likely be far less than once envisioned. Lawyers on all... >>>

Catholic school accused of "forcing the resignations" of gay teachers

Monday  23:10,   17 february 2020

In a statement sent to parents, Kennedy Catholic High School said the teachers "voluntarily resigned their position," but no reason for their resignation was given.In a statement sent to parents, Kennedy Catholic High School said the teachers... >>>

Iconic Plymouth Rock vandalized, covered in graffiti: 'Why? Why would someone do this?'

Monday  23:02,   17 february 2020

Much of the graffiti was indecipherable, but several of the vandalized landmarks were tagged with numbers and letters.She was one of many who traveled to the Plymouth waterfront to express disgust over the overnight damage to the landmark and other... >>>

They were one of the first families separated at the border. Two and a half years later, they’re still apart.

Monday  22:40,   17 february 2020

Asylum-seeker Mar�a Reynoso was sent back to Guatemala. Her 9-year-old daughter is in Florida. Theirs is a hidden separation — older, longer, unreported to Congress.But when her teacher, or her social worker, or her best friend Ashley asks, Adelaida >>>

New bullet train plan paints optimistic picture, but opposition continues to grow

Monday  21:30,   17 february 2020

Every other year, the California bullet train authority issues a business plan to support its cause, and this year's 168-page document came out this month with words that are obvious by now: "Building the nation's first truly high-speed rail >>>

'Historic, unprecedented' flooding swamps southern USA; Mississippi and Tennessee hardest hit

Monday  21:00,   17 february 2020

Weeks of heavy rain have inundated a large portion of the southern USA, bringing near-record flooding to Mississippi and TennesseeIn Jackson, Mississippi, hundreds of residents either watched their homes flood over the weekend or worried their... >>>

A test for 'bubble boy disease' saved his life, then launched an international movement

Monday  20:35,   17 february 2020

Dawson Bornheimer is a healthy 11-year-old. A test he underwent as a newborn sparked a movement that spread around the world.“He probably can tell you the date,” says his mother,... >>>

Carrie McCaw and Lesley Prather, along with their daughters, killed in Missouri crash

Monday  20:20,   17 february 2020

McCaw played volleyball at Syracuse University and Prather played at University of Louisville.Two university communities are in mourning after two former star volleyball players and their daughters died in a crash in... >>>

Corpus Christi, Texas: 150-foot flames shoot from ruptured gas line

Monday  19:35,   17 february 2020

Fire and rescue officials converged on the scene of a ruptured gas line in Texas that was shooting 150-foot flames into the air Monday morning, Corpus Christi Deputy Fire Chief Richie Quintero said. While there are no reported injuries or... >>>

Everyone loved George Washington, until he became president

Monday  18:30,   17 february 2020

The dissatisfaction got so bad during Washington’s second term that Congress voted down adjourning to celebrate his birthday.Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington... >>>

Confederate statue foes don’t plan protest during unveiling of Groveland Four memorial

Monday  18:20,   17 february 2020

Pastor Mike Watkins said it would be inappropriate to protest efforts to bring a Confederate statue to the Lake County historic courthouse during Friday’s ceremony to unveil a monument to the Groveland Four. That plan is particularly offensive... >>>

Pearl River's third-highest crest on record causes flooding in Jackson, Mississippi

Monday  18:20,   17 february 2020

The Pearl River in Jackson, Mississippi, reached its third-highest crest on record as flooding impacted hundreds of homes and businesses. The river appears to have crested at 36.75 feet, CNN's senior meteorologist Dave Hennen said. Flooding will... >>>

Rare ice volcanoes captured erupting on Lake Michigan beach but may not stick around

Monday  18:05,   17 february 2020

National Weather Service meteorologist Ernie Ostuno was able to capture some amazing photos of erupting ice volcanoes at Oval Beach in Saugatuck Sunday.National Weather Service meteorologist Ernie Ostuno was able to capture some amazing photos... >>>

In this town, one of America's least known presidents gets a parade

Monday  18:05,   17 february 2020

Of the 45 presidents the nation will honor Monday, none served as short a term as William Henry Harrison. He died just 31 days into his presidency and is buried in a tomb overlooking the Ohio River in this town 15 miles west of Cincinnati.Despite a... >>>