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19 years after Columbine, students walk out to stop gun violence

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| Some 2,600 school walkouts are planned across the country, starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone.

IRS' tax day computer glitch caused by 'master file' issue

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The delay was an inconvenience for taxpayers and a high-profile embarrassment for the agency. But it didn't really come as a surprise to anyone familiar with IRS's decades-old computer system.

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Gun reform is fading as a 2018 voting issue

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The number of voters in an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll who say a candidate's position on gun policy will be a major factor in deciding whom to vote for has dropped 13 points since February.

'Shoot first, ask questions later': Ronan Farrow on a diplomacy-less State Department

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Journalist Ronan Farrow worked for years in the State Department. In his new book, he describes what he sees as a dangerous whittling away of the agency's influence.

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CIA Director Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un; 'Good relationship' formed, Trump says

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The CIA director recently traveled to North Korea to pave the way for direct talks between the North Korean leader and President Trump. It "went very smoothly," Trump said.

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

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Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday.

Taxpayers get 1-day extension due to IRS glitch

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The agency announced that individuals and businesses with a filing or payment that was due Tuesday now have until midnight Wednesday.

Gorsuch sides with liberals as Supreme Court strikes down 'vague' part of immigration law

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The decision is a loss for President Donald Trump's administration, which has emphasized stricter enforcement of immigration law.

James Comey says FBI 'would be worse today' if not for his actions

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In an interview with NPR, the fired FBI director maintained he wouldn't do things differently if he had a chance. "I saw this as a 500-year flood," he said, "and so where is the manual?"

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