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10 Things to Know for Today, Feb. 21, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Walmart’s bruising battle with Amazon saps its 4Q results

The fourth-quarter profit numbers overshadowed the discounter's better-than-expected sales at its established stores and higher customer traffic as online services linked to its stores attract more shoppers.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Feb. 20, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Fighting gun violence after shooting gives teens purpose

Chris Grady was a theater kid counting down the days until he reported for duty in the U.S. Army this summer, when a gunman opened fire at his school. As he huddled in his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday listening to shots ring out nearby, what he felt wasn't fear, but anger.

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Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg "troll factory" say they think the criminal charges are well-founded.

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The Latest: Shooting survivors focus anger at Trump, tweets

The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local):

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For school shooting suspect, main question is life or death

The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison.

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All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

An Iranian airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials feared all 65 people on board were killed.

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Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment.

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Romney makes it official: He's running for Utah Senate seat

Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in Washington.

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Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground

A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had fled their homes and were spending the night outside. Thirteen people were killed — the only known fatalities related to the quake — and 16 were injured.

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Trump meets Florida shooting victims, first responders

President Donald Trump came face-to-face Friday with hospitalized victims of the horrific school shooting in Florida and offered thanks to the doctors and nurses who helped the wounded, declaring "the job they've done is incredible."

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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago.

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Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Feb. 16, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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6 friends shattered by Florida shooting forge new bond

It was the final period of the day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Jonathan Blank was in history class, learning about the Holocaust. Across campus, five of his friends, pals since grade school, sat in different classrooms watching the clock. In 19 minutes, school would be out and the buddies had plans this Valentine's Day: a little basketball and boys' time.

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Trump to tackle mental health, school safety _ but not guns

Declaring the nation united and grieving with "one heavy heart," President Donald Trump is promising to tackle school safety and "the difficult issue of mental health" in response to the deadly shooting in Florida. He made no mention of the scourge of gun violence.

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Afghans submitted 1.17 million war crimes claims to court

Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were victims.

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Florida teen charged with 17 murders legally bought AR-15

An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and his own AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning after being questioned for hours by state and federal authorities following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Feb. 15, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Truly best in show: Westminster winner makes Broadway debut

America's new top dog became best in a Broadway show.

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Gunman kills at least 17 people at Florida high school

PARKLAND, Fla. — A shooting at a Florida high school Wednesday sent students rushing out into the streets as SWAT team members swarmed in and locked down the building, and police warned the shooter was still at large.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Feb. 14, 2018

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Costumes, beads and music: Mardi Gras comes to a close

Families camped out from early morning to catch beads and stuffed animals thrown from float riders. Revelers took to the streets in elaborate or funny costumes evoking Marie Antoinette, President Donald Trump and glamorous vampires. And amused bystanders took in the chaotic scene from lawn chairs.

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Is inflation rising as investors fear? 5 ways to keep track

After nearly a decade of being all but invisible, inflation — or the fear of it — is back.

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