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    Nothing to see here! Police clear T-Rex walking student

    EAST LANSDOWNE, Pa. (AP) Police in a Philadelphia suburb received an unusual report about a dinosaur on the loose.But officers in East Lansdowne did not panic and took things in stride when they realized what was happening.They posted a video...

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    Authorities say California school shooting plot thwarted

    WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) Authorities say they've thwarted a student's plot for a mass shooting at a Southern California high school.The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Tuesday that a security guard at El Camino High School in Whittier...

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    Massachusetts students lead US in Advanced Placement exams

    BOSTON (AP) Students in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams, according to the nonprofit group behind the tests.More than 32 percent of Massachusetts students who graduated from public high schools last year...

    By Collin Binkley, Associated Press|

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    Wisconsin GOP outmaneuvers Democrats, controls gun bill

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin Democrats tried to pressure Republicans into passing universal background checks for gun buyers Tuesday but the strategy backfired after GOP leaders outmaneuvered them, seized control of the legislation and rewrote...

    By Scott Bauer And Todd Richmond, Associated Press|

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    Parents of fraternity pledge file civil suit over his death

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The parents of a Florida State University fraternity pledge who died of alcohol poisoning after a party have filed a civil suit against those who have a connection in their son's death.Thomas and Sandra Coffey are suing...

    By Joe Reedy, Associated Press|

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    Hundreds of students leave school, walk to shooting site

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) Hundreds of students walked out of their Florida high school Tuesday and made their way to the site of a school shooting about 10 miles (16 kilometers) away in a show of solidarity for bringing an end to gun violence."It has...

    By Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press|

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    Dallas official asks NRA to move May convention elsewhere

    DALLAS (AP) A top elected official in Dallas says the "madness" of school shootings must stop and is asking the NRA to hold its annual convention elsewhere.Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway told reporters Monday that the nation's largest gun lobby...

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    2 colleges investigating white supremacist signs on campus

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Officials at the University of Vermont and St. Michael's College say they are investigating white supremacist signs and stickers that are being posted around the colleges' campuses.The University of Vermont said last week...

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    Authorities: Student shoots self at Ohio middle school

    MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) A school official in Ohio says a middle school student apparently shot himself after bringing a gun to school.Police say Jackson Middle School, near Massillon, is on lockdown Tuesday and that the students and staff are...

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    Officials: 12-year-old girl arrested after school threats

    DUGGER, Ind. (AP) Investigators say a 12-year-old girl has been arrested after making online threats toward students and staff at a school in western Indiana.Sullivan County sheriff's officials say tips helped authorities find the girl on...

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