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New details emerge about fatal crash involving GOP train

CROZET, Va. — Witnesses told investigators that a garbage truck struck by a train carrying Republican congressmen through rural Virginia entered the railroad crossing after the safety gates had come down, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Wednesday. The report on the Jan. 31 crash said the probable cause of […]

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Foreigners Can Tweet About U.S. Politics. They Just Can’t Buy Ads To Promote A Candidate.

WASHINGTON ― The 13 Russian nationals indicted by a federal grand jury Friday were not charged simply because they are foreigners suspected of interfering in a U.S. presidential campaign. They were charged because they, and the companies employing them, paid for propaganda to interfere in the election. It is not illegal for a foreign national to […]

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The Media Need To Think Twice About How They Portray Mass Shooters

By Russell Frank, Pennsylvania State University for The Conversation The lead story on The New York Times homepage provided the overview of the latest massacre at an American school: “17 Killed at Florida School; Toll May Climb.” A “sidebar,” or secondary story, also on the homepage, bore this headline: “Here’s What We Know About the […]

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Here’s What We Know About The South Florida School Shooting So Far

Tragedy unfolded when a gunman entered a high school in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday and opened fire, killing 17 people and injuring 15 others.  Students and faculty ran for cover, hiding in closets and under desks. Law enforcement checked the multiple buildings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while lockdown procedures were in place, then […]