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Samantha Ramirez, 12, holds a sign with other students and parents at an intersection near the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision course with... More >>

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2008, file photo, heating oil is delivered to a home in Barre, Vt. The Trump administration is once again in 2018 calling for the complete elimination of low-income heating assistance, using the same arguments from the previous year. They are citing an old report to suggest there's "sizable" fraud and saying no one will be left in the cold because utilities can't be turned off when it's cold. Once again, members of congress are vowing to fight. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of a heating assistance program that helps to keep the homes of low-income families... More >>

President Donald Trump gestures as he walks as he leaves the White House, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington, for a trip to his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers... More >>

United States's skip John Shuster, center, slides on the ice with teammates before the start of the their men's curling match against United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — When word broke on Monday that a Russian Olympic curler was facing a doping charge, the curling world was floored. Not because of the tired cliche that... More >>

The Sugar-Salem High School girls basketball team celebrates after defeating Snake River 42-39 to win the 3A Idaho state girls basketball championship Saturday at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.

NAMPA — The passage of a year replaced heartbreak with elation and tears of joy for the Sugar-Salem High School girls basketball team. The Diggers outlasted Snake River 42-39 in an... More >>
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Jessika Jenson, of the United States, lands during qualification for the women's big air snowboard competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Editor’s Note: Jessika Jenson of Rigby advanced to the final of the women’s...

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This photo taken on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, shows children playing with sledges behind an igloo village, built in San Simone di Valleve, near Bergamo, northern Italy. With this year’s significant snowfall, restaurant owner Davide Midali, with the help of migrants from Africa, set out to create a series of igloos to house guests overnight in what once was a thriving ski resort. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

SAN SIMONE DI VALLEVE, Italy (AP) — San Simone, a tiny village in the Italian Alps,...

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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. Students are taught to evacuate during fire alarms but lock down during school shootings. So there was confusion Wednesday when a fire alarm sounded, the second one that day at the high school as 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz unleashed a barrage of gunfire. Head for the exits or hunker down in classrooms? (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of...

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This January 2018 photo shows slow cooked pork roast in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Carrie Crow via AP)

Slowly cooking a big hunk of tough, inexpensive meat isn’t just the best way to cook...

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Plummer Creek flows through the wetlands at Heyburn State Park near Plummer in this 2008 file photo. The park is the oldest in Idaho. Idaho’s state parks contributed $184 million to the state’s economy in 2016, according to a new study. Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review

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Report calls for hog farm moratorium

FILE - In this April 28, 2009, file photo, a hog stands in a pen at a farm near Perry, Iowa. A new report released Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, on the rapid expansion of hog farms in Iowa concludes that the state's regulatory system is failing to protect the environment and public health for the sake of profit of the politically powerful livestock industry. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

DES MOINES, Iowa — A new report on the rapid expansion of hog farms in Iowa calls for a moratorium on new barns and concludes that the state’s regulatory system is failing to protect the environment and public health for the sake of profit of the politically powerful livestock industry.

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