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Community Mourns In Candlelight After Deadly School Shooting

Thousands gathered at a local park, some chanting "No more guns!" amid tearful remembrances of the 17 students and staff killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Thursday.

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Arizona Department Of Corrections Changes Sanitary Pad Policy Following Backlash

The department said it has increased inmates' free allotment of sanitary pads, after protesters launched the #letitflow campaign and sent a lawmaker tampons in the mail.

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17 People Died In The Parkland Shooting. Here Are Their Names

Through their grief, families and friends of the victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School told the stories of those who lost their lives on Wednesday.

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Trump Calls For Mental Health Action After Shooting; His Budget Would Cut Programs

The president offered his sympathies to victims and the nation. He also said mental health problems need to be addresed but he offered no plan for doing that.

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Jeffrey Tambor Officially Exits 'Transparent' Following Claims Of Misconduct

The actor earned plaudits for his turn as a trans woman in the Amazon series. But his future with the show had been in doubt since multiple sexual harassment claims surfaced against him last fall.

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Two Coaches Among Those Killed In Florida School Shooting

Two of those killed were beloved staff members. Chris Hixon and Aaron Feis were both coaches at the school, and they were remembered fondly by colleagues and students.

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If These Walls Could Talk

The strange history of border fortifications.

Lauren Markham | Harper’s | Feb 2018
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Your Wall Paint, Perfumes and Cleaning Agents Are Polluting Our Air

A new study suggests that emissions of volatile organic compounds from everyday household products contributes to nearly half of the pollutants in the air of our cities.

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ACLU Sues To Halt 'Unconstitutional' Down Syndrome Abortion Law In Ohio

The suit, filed on behalf of several abortion providers, is a bid to block a controversial law that punishes providers when there is any "reason to believe that an unborn child has Down syndrome."

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Why Silicon Valley Billionaires are Prepping for the Apocalypse in New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific

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72 Hours of Getting Schooled in the No-Nonsense Art of Survival

Students in the Extreme Polar Training course, a two-week freeze-fest held near the Arctic Circle on Canada’s Baffin Island, learn how to live in Earth’s coldest conditions.

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Borneo Has Lost 100,000 Orangutans Since 1999

That's more than the number of the critically endangered species remaining. The orangutans have been hit hard by deforestation and hunting. The animals are native to the island.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Stanville"

The interactions of inmates and a teacher at a women’s prison.

Rachel Kushner | New Yorker | Feb 2018
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Get Schooled in the No-Nonsense Art of Survival

Learning to live in Earth’s coldest conditions.

Eva Holland | Outside | Feb 2018
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Florida Shooting Suspect Set To Appear In Court On 17 Murder Charges

Authorities say expelled student Nikolas Cruz, 19, opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing at least 17 people. Now, Cruz will be facing those charges for the first time in court.

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ICE Detains More Than 100 In Los Angeles Area Immigration Raids

The federal immigration enforcement agency said "uncooperative jurisdictions," like Los Angeles, were "putting officers, the general public and the aliens at risk."

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What Bullets Do to Bodies

“The gun debate would change in an instant if Americans witnessed the horrors that trauma surgeons confront everyday.”

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Google To Block 'Annoying' Online Ads That Fail To Make The Grade

Starting today, Google will award ads a "passing," "warning" and "failing" designation and block some of the most annoying, including pop-ups and auto-playing videos.

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Inspector: 'Serious Derelictions' By VA Secretary Related To Overseas Travel

An investigation detailed an 11-day trip to Europe at taxpayer expense in which Secretary David Shulkin was accompanied by his wife and spent much of the time on sightseeing and at leisure.

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Inspector: 'Serious Derelictions' By VA Secretary Related To Overseas Travel

An investigation detailed an 11-day trip to Europe at taxpayer expense in which Secretary David Shulkin was accompanied by his wife and spent much of the time on sightseeing and at leisure.

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