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Top story: ‘I am not a crisis actor’: Florida teens fire back at right-wing conspiracy theorists

‘I am not a crisis actor’: Florida teens fire back at right-wing conspiracy theorists

The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Parkland, Fla., students who survived last week's school have become a target of right-wing smears after calling for gun control.

Massachusetts and Maryland lead on key measure of Advanced Placement access

The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018

College Board officials also urge states to make computer science instruction mandatory.

Man who died in Yellowstone fall was hunting for treasure millionaire says he buried

The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018

At least four people have died searching for a chest of gold and jewels hidden by an eccentric millionaire.

For the first time, a woman and non-Christian will lead this group that thinks government is too involved in religion

The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Rachel Laser wants to rebrand the fight for church-state separation as a nonpartisan, patriotic cause.

A man claimed his wife had been lost at sea. The FBI charged him with murder.

The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018

“It's not possible for someone just to disappear like this," a friend of the missing woman said on social media.

Newsweek publishes exposé about itself after staff firings

The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Several Newsweek staffers reportedly threatened to quit if the piece wasn't published.

Numbers Hint at Why #MeToo Took Off: The Sheer Number Who Can Say Me Too

The New York Times | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Broadly defined, sexual harassment is surprisingly pervasive, a new survey finds, and men are targets, too.

Parkland, Benjamin Netanyahu, Lindsey Vonn: Your Wednesday Briefing

The New York Times | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Here's what you need to know to start your day.

Under Trump, Border Patrol Steps Up Searches Far From the Border

The New York Times | Wednesday February 21, 2018

The Border Patrol is aggressively using a ittle-known authority to set up checkpoints and search private property to crack down on illegal immigration.

An Armed Principal Detained a Campus Gunman. But He's Against Arming School Staff.

The New York Times | Wednesday February 21, 2018

A national effort is underway to arm and train school staff members, but a former assistant principal who survived an attack believes it's misguided.

How Six Americans Changed Their Minds About Global Warming

The New York Times | Wednesday February 21, 2018

More Americans than ever say that climate change is mainly caused by human activity. We talked to six people about what changed their minds.

Trump's Republican Critics Find a Sudden Need for His Support

The New York Times | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Their hopes for a détente with Mr. Trump, who effectively staged a hostile takeover of a party he joined only in 2012, reflect the realization that rank-and-file Republicans have come to embrace the president.

A lawmaker’s aide called school-shooting survivors ‘actors.’ Within hours, he was fired.

The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Benjamin Kelly, an aide to Florida legislator Shawn Harrison, was let go after making his claims on Tuesday.

North Korea Dropped Out of Meeting With Pence at Last Minute, U.S. Says

The New York Times | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence had planned to secretly meet with North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, the State Department said.

‘I would rather not be alone.’ Behind their anger, Florida students are still teens struggling with trauma.

The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Some fear loud noises. Some are sleeping in their parents’ beds, some not at all. Deep down, they’re kids trying to figure out how to feel about a massacre that killed their friends.

New report says NPR news chief continued inappropriate behavior despite repeated warnings

The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018

Organization took no disciplinary measures against Michael Oreskes until information was made public.

School board member apologizes after sharing noose meme

The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018

The message on social media by a Louisiana official called for stricter punishment for “evil people.” He said he had acted emotionally in the wake of recent violence in schools.

‘Kill the NRA’: Vandals commandeer a billboard to redirect their post-Parkland anger

The Washington Post | Wednesday February 21, 2018

In the wake of the latest school shooting, a group called Resist 45 takes aim at the gun lobby.

Florida Legislator's Aide Is Fired After He Calls Parkland Students 'Actors'

The New York Times | Wednesday February 21, 2018

The aide, Benjamin Kelly, emailed a reporter with a far-right conspiracy theory commonly shared after mass shootings.