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Coloradans mark 20th anniversary of a dark day: Columbine shooting

Coloradans mark 20th anniversary of a dark day: Columbine shootingIt has been 20 years since two heavily armed young men in dark trenchcoats entered a Colorado high school and launched a bloody attack that seared the word “Columbine” into the American psyche, forever transforming the debate on gun rights and school violence. As people on Saturday prepared to mark the anniversary of the massacre in Littleton, Colorado — in which teenaged shooters Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris killed 12 Columbine High School students and a teacher before turning their guns on themselves — there were words of grief and loss and anger. School shootings, once almost unheard of, have become a tragic feature of American life — requiring all schools to tighten security, forcing even six-year-olds to take part in traumatic “live-shooter” drills.



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Joe Biden's physicality is a mark of old-school politicians, not a creepy old man

Joe Biden's physicality is a mark of old-school politicians, not a creepy old manIn the fifty years I have spent in the company of politicians one of the things that most surprised me was their public physicality, like Joe Biden's.



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Palestinians mass at Gaza border to mark protest anniversary

Palestinians mass at Gaza border to mark protest anniversaryIsraeli forces had massed the other side of the fortified frontier, with tensions already high after a rocket attack from Gaza and Israeli air strikes earlier in the week. Four Palestinians were killed on Saturday, Gaza medical officials said. Three were 17-year-olds shot dead by Israeli troops while protesting, they said, adding another person was killed at an overnight protest hours before the main rally.



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Palestinians mass at Gaza border to mark protest anniversary

Palestinians mass at Gaza border to mark protest anniversaryIsraeli forces had massed the other side of the fortified frontier, with tensions already high after a rocket attack from Gaza and Israeli air strikes earlier in the week. Four Palestinians were killed on Saturday, Gaza medical officials said. Three were 17-year-olds shot dead by Israeli troops while protesting, they said, adding another person was killed at an overnight protest hours before the main rally.



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Serbia, Kosovo mark start of NATO intervention 20 years ago

Serbia, Kosovo mark start of NATO intervention 20 years agoBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Twenty years after NATO intervened to stop Serbia's onslaught in Kosovo, Belgrade on Sunday commemorated the victims of what it says was an aggression while Kosovo hailed the beginning of its national liberation.



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Putin to mark five years of annexation in Crimea

Putin to mark five years of annexation in CrimeaRussian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Crimea on Monday to mark the fifth anniversary of Moscow’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine, condemned by the West but celebrated by most Russians. A Kremlin statement on Sunday said Putin would visit the peninsula and its largest city Sevastopol to attend celebrations marking five years since Crimea “rejoined” Russia. On March 18, 2014, Putin signed a treaty with representatives from Crimea to make it part of Russia, two days after a referendum that was not recognised by the international community.



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Tibet supporters in India mark 60 years since uprising

Tibet supporters in India mark 60 years since uprisingHuge crowds gathered at the Dalai Lama’s temple in India Sunday to commemorate 60 years since the failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule that drove the spiritual leader into exile. Supporters of the 83-year-old peace icon chanted and prayed at the Buddhist shrine in mountainous Dharamsala, where the Dalai Lama established a government-in-exile after fleeing a deadly Chinese crackdown in Tibet in 1959. Devotees in the Indian hill station the Dalai Lama has called home for six decades waved Tibet’s colourful “snow lion” flag, which China has outlawed as a symbol of separatism.



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Markets Right Now: Stocks mark 1st weekly loss since January

Markets Right Now: Stocks mark 1st weekly loss since JanuaryNEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):



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Mark Meadows responds to racism accusation, calls for the DOJ to investigate Michael Cohen for perjury

Mark Meadows responds to racism accusation, calls for the DOJ to investigate Michael Cohen for perjuryDemocratic congresswoman accuses Rep. Mark Meadows of using a black woman as a prop.



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Mark Meadows: Republican claims ‘there is not a racial bone’ in his body after ‘birther’ comments unearthed

Mark Meadows: Republican claims ‘there is not a racial bone’ in his body after ‘birther’ comments unearthedRepublican representative Mark Meadows defended himself from allegations of racism this week, one day after his testy argument over race erupted during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing for former Trump campaign fixer Michael Cohen. In the resurfaced video, Mr Meadows is seen speaking to a crowd while campaigning for his congressional seat. 2012 is the time that we’re going to send Mr. Obama home to Kenya or wherever it is,” Mr Meadows said in the video.



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