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Plane crashes in southern Iran, killing all 66 on board

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near the remote mountain town of Semirom, some 390 miles south of the capital, Tehran, semi-official Fars news agency reported. Aseman Airlines spokesman Mohammad Taghi

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Legendary climber Jim Bridwell dies at 73

PALM DESERT, Calif. — Jim Bridwell, a hard-partying hippie and legendary climber who lived his life vertically on some of the toughest peaks in Yosemite National Park, has died. He was 73. Bridwell died Friday morning at a hospital. He had liver and kidney failure from hepatitis C that he may have contracted in the 1980s when he got a tattoo from a headhunting tribe in Borneo, his wife, Peggy Bridwell of Palm Desert, told The Associated Press on Saturday.

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Trump blasts FBI over shooting, says ‘too much time’ on Russia

President Donald Trump on Saturday suggested the FBI was “spending too much time” on the Russia investigation when it failed to follow up on a tip about a man who would go on to kill 17 people at a Florida high school this week. “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable,” Trump said in a Tweet shortly after 11 p.m. “They are spending too much time trying to prove

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At rally, Parkland shooting survivors rail against NRA, Trump

One by one, students and staff members who survived alleged gunman Nickolas Cruz’s deadly rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School stepped up to a podium Saturday and railed against the gun lobby and gun laws that enabled him to purchase an assault weapon. At times their voices broke with emotion or rage, but each person who addressed the Rally to Support Firearm Safety Legislation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was united in their message: The shooting should

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At schools across the U.S., teachers face tough questions

At Ramblewood Middle School in Coral Springs, Florida — less than a 20-minute drive from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were shot to death on Wednesday — students have been asking: What if it happens here? Only half the class came in on Thursday and Friday, according to Ramblewood drama teacher Meagan Nagy. The rest are too scared to come to school. And those who have shown up are on edge.

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Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

WASHINGTON — Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday. The postcard verification is Facebook’s latest effort to respond to criticism from lawmakers, security experts and election integrity watchdog groups that it and other social media companies failed to detect and later

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Developing story: Man is rushed to the hospital after he is shot at apartments

One man is being rushed to the hospital after he sustained gunshot wounds. Police are investigating the scene. Around 4:15 p.m., Paris police officers were called to the apartments at 125 13th Street S.E. for reports of gunshots. When officers arrived, they found one man had been shot. Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley said no further information is being released at this time. Stay tuned to this story, as it will be updated when more information becomes available

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After Parkland shooting, hundreds attend nearby gun show

MIAMI — Hundreds gathered at the fairgrounds here for a major gun show held just three days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, less than 50 miles north. Many came to the 500-booth expo with a renewed desire to protect themselves. The event, sponsored by Florida Gun Shows, is within driving distance from Parkland, where 17 students and staff were killed on Wednesday when former student Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fire with AR-15

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Wales hit by strongest quake in 100 years

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake shook South Wales Saturday, rattling buildings and startling residents throughout the coastal towns where quakes are uncommon. The epicenter was located a few miles north of the town of Swansea, Wales, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS), but tremors could be felt across south Wales and the southwest of England. It was the strongest recorded earthquake in the area for more than 100 years, the BGS said.

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