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'Not one more': SoCal students walk out to protest gun violence

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| Organizers have called for demonstrations to last 17 minutes to honor the 17 killed last month. Students are taking up the call in nearly 3,000 protests nationwide.

Stephen Hawking, who awed both scientists and the public, dies

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Hawking was a theoretical physicist who changed how scientists think about gravity. He was 76.

Trump ousts Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

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"Rex and I have been talking about this for a long time... we got along quite well but we disagreed on things," Trump said.

Can you believe it? On Twitter, false stories are shared more widely than true ones

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An MIT study tracked 126,000 stories and found that false ones were 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than ones that were true. Twitter is asking outside experts to help it deal with the problem.

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National Geographic reckons with its past: 'For decades, our coverage was racist'

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Before it could publish an issue on race, the magazine first had to look at its own history. "Some of what you find in our archives leaves you speechless," writes editor Susan Goldberg.

US sets new record for censoring, withholding government files

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The Associated Press analysis of new data cover eight months under President Donald Trump, the first hints about how his administration complies with the Freedom of Information Act.

Joaquin Avila, architect of the California Voting Rights Act, has died

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Avila was a point man in the Hispanic civil rights battle and argued voting rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He was 69.

Student walkout over guns poses balancing act for schools

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Students across the country will participate in a 17-minute walkout this week. Some schools have promised to suspend students who walk out, while others are using a softer approach.

White House proposal includes gun training for teachers

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The plan will include helping states pay for firearms training for teachers, but it will not include a call on states to increase the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons.