Romney is running for Senate. Even if he wins, the Mormon Church has already lost

Utah Senate Romney-9

As several Mormon senators step away from their positions in Congress, some observers wonder...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2018. There are 312 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony. On this date:...


The Latest: Franklin Graham remembers dad, Rev. Billy Graham

Obit Billy Graham

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the death of Billy Graham (all times local): 8:40 a.m. The Rev. Billy Graham’s son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, says his father would want to be remembered as a preacher. Franklin Graham told NBC’s “Today Show” on Thursday that Graham’s children asked several years...


Bernie Sanders kicks off 3 days of rallies for like-minded candidates

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. CHICAGO - In 2016, as a candidate for president, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., could count his endorsements from members of Congress on one hand. This week, he’s setting out on a six-stop, three-state tour to bolster three House candidates who share his politics....


US women beat Canada in Olympic hockey; Gisin tops Shiffrin

Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A tense shootout, a dazzling deke and the end of an impressive streak. The United States’ women’s hockey team beat Canada 3-2 on Thursday in a gold-medal game that claimed a spot among the Olympics’ most thrilling moments in recent memory. “They should make a movie...


Trump's claim that he's been 'much tougher on Russia than Obama'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. “I have been much tougher on Russia than Obama, just look at the facts. Total Fake News!” President Donald Trump, in a tweet, Feb. 20, 2018 --- As evidence has mounted that Russia intervened in the U.S. election to support the Trump campaign, President Trump has been...


AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 13 at the Pyeongchang Olympics

APTOPIX Pyeongchang Olympics Ice Hockey Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. women’s hockey team ended a 20-year gold medal drought by beating archrival Canada 3-2 in a shootout thriller. American Mikaela Shiffrin added silver to her burgeoning medal collection, coming in 0.97 seconds behind gold medalist Michelle Gisin of...


Shooting town hall: Rubio on the defensive on gun control

School Shooting-Florida Town Hall

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures at a town hall after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school. But Rubio, the lone Republican at CNN’s “Stand...


Trump wants teachers in the US to be armed. Other countries have different ideas

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BERLIN - At first, the hour-long President Trump meeting with students who survived last week’s Florida school shooting appeared to be an open discussion about ways to stop the killing. In Europe, it reminded some stakeholders of how they first began to brainstorm...


The Latest: School security camera delays misled police

School Shooting-Florida Town Hall

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 7:35 a.m. For almost a half-hour after a school shooter dropped his assault-style rifle and escaped Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, police officers thought they were seeing his actions live on the...


The epic bender to celebrate George Washington and the newly finished U.S. Constitution

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. It had been a long week after an exhausting summer. On Sept. 14, 1787, delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia put down their quill pens, all but done with the final draft of the country’s founding document they would sign three days later. It was a...

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