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Marine Corps again lowers requirements for Infantry Officer Course
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Marine Corps again lowers requirements for Infantry Officer Course

The Marine Corps is on the defensive for a second time this month over changes to its famous Infantry Officer Course (IOC). Military communities were abuzz in early February when officials confirmed that successfully completing the Combat Endurance Test (CE...
Minnesota school districts turn to building design for security
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Minnesota school districts turn to building design for security

Specialized glass to slow down a shooter. Panic buzzers. Electronic locks and high tech cameras. Enhanced security features have become an urgent priority for Minnesota schools coping with the ongoing threat of mass shootings in their buildings. Just yes...
Treasury announces ‘largest-ever’ sanctions against North Korea
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Treasury announces ‘largest-ever’ sanctions against North Korea

(UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced the largest North Korean-related sanctions to date aimed at disrupting the regime's shipping and trading companies. The sanctions by the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control target one individual, 27 ent...
Major bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount
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Major bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The nation's largest privately-owned bank holding company and a major car rental chain said Thursday they will stop promotions aimed at National Rifle Association members. The Nebraska-based First National Bank of Omaha will not renew i...
School security officer waited outside as shooter killed students
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School security officer waited outside as shooter killed students

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla . - The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced Thursday. The Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory S...
Trump threatens to pull ICE, leave ‘sanctuary state’ of California on its own
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Trump threatens to pull ICE, leave ‘sanctuary state’ of California on its own

President Trump voiced frustration Thursday with California's status as a statewide sanctuary for illegal immigrants, including gang members, and said he's considering pulling federal immigration enforcement agents out of the state as a response. "If we eve...
One school superintendent will suspend students who miss school to protest
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One school superintendent will suspend students who miss school to protest

A Houston-area school district is threatening to suspend students who participate in a pro-gun control walkout following last week's mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Curtis Rhodes, superintendent of the Needville Independent School District, annou...
Desperately Hating Clarence Thomas
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Desperately Hating Clarence Thomas

Of all the desperate and futile attempts at revisionist history, few are as careless as the attempt to destroy the reputation of one of the finest Supreme Court justices this country has ever produced. Now comes another volley. New York magazine has assembled ...
Democrats defeat Columbine survivor’s bill to end gun free zones in schools
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Democrats defeat Columbine survivor’s bill to end gun free zones in schools

DENVER — Colorado Democrats defeated a bill Wednesday to remove restrictions on concealed-carry in K-12 public schools, a measure introduced by a Columbine survivor aimed at providing another line of defense against mass shootings. Democrats, who control th...
Obama official funneled thousands in grant money to family
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Obama official funneled thousands in grant money to family

A top official in the Obama administration's Interior Department helped facilitate payments of thousands of dollars in federal money to a family member, the department's inspector general said in a report late Tuesday that found clear abuse of the office's gra...