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Lots of Talk, Little Action in Congress After Shootings

WASHINGTON — For a brief moment after the Las Vegas massacre last fall, Republicans and Democrats in Congress talked about taking a rare step to tighten the nation's gun laws. Four months later, the only gun legislation that has moved in the House or Senate instead eases restrictions for gun owners.

New York Woman Stood up by Mystery Man Described in Huge Mural

NEW YORK — It wasn't meant to be for a New York City woman seeking a mystery missed connection via a 20-foot mural asking him to meet her on Valentine's Day.

Red Flags May Have Been Missed in Florida School Shooting

PARKLAND, Florida — Months before authorities say Nikolas Cruz walked into his former high school and slaughtered 17 people, the troubled teen began showing what may have been warning signs he was bent on violence.
Khadga Prasad Oli speaks in 2016 during a Madhesi Nepalese Convention in Madhesh district, Nepal. Photo: Black Chapter / Wikimedia Commons

Nepal’s Communist Party Leader Named Next PM

KATHMANDU, Nepal — The leader of Nepal's communist party was named the Himalayan nation's new prime minister Thursday, a day after the results of parliamentary elections were finalized.

US Restaurateur Admits Using 4 Thais for Cheap Labor

PORTLAND, Oregon — An Oregon man originally from Thailand has admitted bringing four Thai nationals into the United States to provide cheap labor at his restaurants.

Kim Jong Un Imitator Kicked Out of Olympics Hockey Game

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — A Kim Jong Un impersonator calling himself only Howard from Australia has made an appearance at the Korea-Japan women's ice hockey game at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

School Shooting Suspect Made ‘Disturbing’ Social Media Posts

PARKLAND, Florida — The suspect in a deadly rampage at a Florida high school is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media before the shooting spree that killed at least 17 people, according to a law enforcement official and former schoolmates.

Prince Henrik, Husband of Danish Monarch, 83

COPENHAGEN — Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Danish monarch Queen Margrethe who publicly vented his frustration at not being the social equal of...

Millions in China Journey Home for Lunar New Year

BEIJING — Millions in China were boarding trains, planes and automobiles Wednesday as the Lunar New Year travel rush, the world's largest seasonal human migration, reached its climax.

New Jersey Bomber Gets Life Sentence

NEW YORK — A New Jersey man who set off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across...

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