Kentucky House OKs school safety bill after deadly shooting

The Kentucky House of Representatives has passed a school safety bill more than one year after two students were killed in a shooting at a western Kentucky high
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Farmers back Ricketts property tax plan; others opposed

Gov. Pete Ricketts' plan to curtail sharp increases in property taxes is drawing favorable reviews from Nebraska farmers, but some rural lawmakers say more is n
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Senators advance bill to add judge in Douglas County

A bill that would add another judge to Nebraska's largest county to help with a growing caseload has won first-round approval in the Legislature
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Mariners' Hernandez gets off to shaky spring start

Felix Hernandez says he's all set for a bounce-back season
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Jim Boeheim returns to Syracuse bench after fatal accident

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim returned to the bench to coach the Orange in a 75-65 loss to top-ranked Duke
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Bitter cold closes Nevada schools; minus 19 near Elko

Bitter cold blanketed most of northern Nevada with record lows in some areas a day after a rare snowfall in Las Vegas, forcing the closure of dozens of schools
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Ex-AP California capital reporter Steve Lawrence dead at 71

Steve Lawrence, who covered the California capital for The Associated Press for nearly four decades, has died at the age of 71
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New Mexico sheriff in most populous county backs gun rights

The sheriff in New Mexico's most populous county is joining colleagues from more rural areas in pushing back against sweeping gun-control proposals pending befo
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Colorado 'red flag' gun bill passes first hearing

Colorado Democrats see a big opportunity to pass legislation allowing the seizure of guns from people deemed to pose a threat to themselves or others
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Omaha on trial in shooting death of 'Cops' crew member

Omaha is on trial in the fatal shooting by police of a TV crew member who worked on the law enforcement show "Cops."
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A captain without the armband, Herrera key to United revival

Ander Herrera doesn't wear the armband for Manchester United but he is the team's captain in every other way
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Teen in New Mexico school shooting detained for evaluation

A teen who authorities say fired a gun at a New Mexico school and intended to kill his ex-girlfriend has been ordered to remain in detention while he undergoes
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School threat system fields thousands of tips in first month

Pennsylvania's new mandatory threat reporting system for schools drew thousands of tips in its first month
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Tradition of nonpartisan selection of judges may end in Iowa

Nearly 50 years after Iowa moved to reduce partisanship in its court system, Republicans who control the governor's office and the Legislature say it's time to
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Shiffrin skis through sickness to 'sweetest' win of career

Mikaela Shiffrin fought through sickness to win an unprecedented fourth straight slalom title at the world championships after one of the most resilient perform
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New Mexico Senate confirms appointments of 5 new UNM regents

The state Senate has confirmed Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's appointments of five new members of the University of New Mexico Board of Regents
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Sarpy County takes $1M step toward mental health center

Sarpy County commissioners have taken a $1 million step toward building a mental health crisis center
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Parkland shooting victims are remembered in silence

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and schools nationwide bowed their heads in a moment of silence and undertook volunteer projects to try to make something g
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10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

10 days before show time, the 91st Academy Awards are beset by rancor and dispute over plans to keep the broadcast to three hours
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Arkansas lawmakers send governor 'triggered' abortion ban

Arkansas lawmakers have sent the governor legislation that would ban abortions in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 ruling legaliz
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Death-penalty repeal fails in Wyoming despite new support

Death-penalty repeal fails in Wyoming Senate after getting more support from state lawmakers than ever before
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After shooting: 'You can't really trust other students'

School life changed in Florida since high school massacre: heightened security, worried teachers and students who 'can't really trust other students'
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APNewsBreak: Settlement brings reforms to Oregon county jail

Officials in Oregon agreed to lower the number of inmates crammed into a single cell and take other actions after a woman filed a lawsuit saying she was jailed
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Tributes, activism, safety drills mark 1 year since Parkland

Some students around the country marked the anniversary of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, with moments of silence or somber vigils, while others aime
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