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New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital

February 21, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — New airstrikes and shelling of the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens more on Wednesday, a rescue organization and a... more »»

Only on AP: Migrant recounts forced deportation from Israel

February 21, 2018

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his option. more »»

Snow isolates Moroccan mountain villages more used to sun

February 21, 2018

TIGHANIMINE, Morocco (AP) — Bitter cold and exceptionally heavy snowfall have beleaguered parts of Morocco this winter, disrupting schools, closing national highways — and delighting residents in... more »»

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

February 21, 2018

NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. more »»

Mudslides block only road to New Zealand town after storm

February 21, 2018

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Mudslides blocked the only road to a small New Zealand town Wednesday after a powerful Pacific storm caused disruptions across parts of the country. more »»

Israeli media: Netanyahu confidant to testify against him

February 21, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media reported Wednesday that one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has turned state witness and will incriminate him in corruption allegations,... more »»

In South Korea's Olympic hills, traces of the North abound

February 21, 2018

GOSEONG, South Korea (AP) — A former seaside villa for North Korea's ruling Kim family. A captured North Korean spy submarine. more »»

State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

February 21, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government... more »»

Australia boosts Indian Ocean travel safety after MH370

February 21, 2018

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in the vast expanse four... more »»

Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison

February 21, 2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent human rights activist in Bahrain was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison over tweets alleging prison torture in his country and misconduct i... more »»

Australian leader off to US for talks with Trump, governors

February 21, 2018

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads to the United States on Wednesday, accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S. more »»

Lebanon gets tough on the press ahead of elections

February 21, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — A string of court cases and judicial investigations against Lebanese media figures is testing this country's reputation as a forum for ideas in a region blanketed by censorship and... more »»

Indonesia mobilizes to combat health-damaging forest fires

February 21, 2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-damaging haze across much of Southeast Asia. more »»

Japan sees transfer at sea that may violate NKorea sanctions

February 21, 2018

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's military has witnessed a ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that it "strongly suspects" violates U.N. more »»

Maduro: Digital currency puts Venezuela on tech vanguard

February 21, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Cash-strapped Venezuela on Tuesday became the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move President Nicolas Maduro celebrated as putting his country on th... more »»

Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son's visit to India

February 21, 2018

NEW DELHI (AP) — "Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper. more »»

Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

February 21, 2018

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ruled out the United States as a broker for peace with Israel on Tuesday, calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with... more »»

With new elections near, US strains to curb Russia meddling

February 21, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump's intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. more »»

Australian PM heading to US for talks with Trump, governors

February 21, 2018

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads to the United States on Wednesday accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S. more »»

Government bombing of Damascus suburbs kills more than 100

February 20, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Government forces bombed the northeastern suburbs of the Syrian capital for a second straight day on Tuesday, killing more than 100 people and raising the specter of a full-scale... more »»

 
 
 

 

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  1. Gun control. Period. It’s time.
  2. Ban weapons that fall into the “assault rifle” category.
  3. More stringent gate-keeping. Access to school campuses needs to be strictly limited.
  4. t’s not only school campuses; metal detectors everywhere crowds gather.
  5. More and better access to mental health care.
  6. There is no single or simple answer. Violence as a way of expression has permeated our society.
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