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For Virginia Tech Parents, New Gun Laws A Long Struggle

For Virginia Tech Parents, New Gun Laws A Long Struggle

NEWS | By Alan Suderman | Feb 23
When Virginia lawmakers pass sweeping new gun control laws in the coming days, it will mark the culmination of nearly 13 years of often thankless work for two parents whose children were shot at Virginia Tech.

Who is No. 1? Whoever Gets to Fill Out 2020 Census Form

Who is No. 1? Whoever Gets to Fill Out 2020 Census Form

NEWS | By Mike Schneider | Feb 23
It's a question spouses, domestic partners and roommates are going to be forced to confront in the next few weeks as they fill out their 2020 Census forms: Who gets to be the primary person in the household?

Italy Cancels Venice Carnival in Bid to Halt Spread of Virus

Italy Cancels Venice Carnival in Bid to Halt Spread of Virus

NEWS | By Luca Bruno and France D'Emilio | Feb 23
Italian authorities stepped up measures to ban public gatherings, including stopping Venice's famed carnival events.

Arkansas Candidate's Political Ties Targeted in Court Race

Arkansas Candidate's Political Ties Targeted in Court Race

NEWS | By Andrew DeMillo | Feb 23
The race for a seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court is technically nonpartisan, one of the two main candidates has close ties to the state Republican Party — she's married to its leader.

Trump's 'Promises Kept' Mantra Doesn't Always Match Reality

Trump's 'Promises Kept' Mantra Doesn't Always Match Reality

NEWS | By Kevin Freking | Feb 23
Trump has followed through on promises to cut regulations and renegotiate trade deals and to donate his salary. But in many critical areas, promises made by the president have not been promises kept.

Opioid Settlement Still Elusive As Some Lawyers Criticize It

Opioid Settlement Still Elusive As Some Lawyers Criticize It

NEWS | By Geoff Mulvihill | Feb 23
State attorneys general are finding a national settlement over the toll of opioids to be elusive, as some lawyers for state and local governments are renewing public criticism of the proposed deal.

U.S. to Lay Out Case Against Assange At Extradition Hearing

U.S. to Lay Out Case Against Assange At Extradition Hearing

NEWS | By Jill Lawless | Feb 23
The U.S. government and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face off Monday, a decade after WikiLeaks infuriated American officials by publishing a trove of classified military documents.

Zamboni Driver, 42, Gets Win As Emergency Goalie for 'Canes

Zamboni Driver, 42, Gets Win As Emergency Goalie for 'Canes

NEWS | Feb 23
A combination of events brought a zamboli driver and on-call netminder onto the ice. And not long after, he had an improbable first NHL win.

Brazilian Transgender Dancer Shatters Carnival Parade Taboo

Brazilian Transgender Dancer Shatters Carnival Parade Taboo

NEWS | By Mauricio Savarese | Feb 23
When dancer Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo's Carnival parade grounds, a costume of feathers clinging to her sinuous body, she fulfilled a dream of feminine beauty nearly three decades old.

Supreme Court Justices Return for Cases on LGBTQ Rights, Immigration, Abortion, and More

Supreme Court Justices Return for Cases on LGBTQ Rights, Immigration, Abortion, and More

NEWS | By Mark Sherman | Feb 23
For a Supreme Court that says it has an allergy to politics, the next few months might require a lot of tissues.


News

Dozens Take Part in Underwear Run

Dozens Take Part in Underwear Run

INTERNATIONAL | Feb 23
Dozens of running enthusiasts wearing nothing but underwear and jogging shoes took part in a race along the Danube river in Belgrade on Saturday.


Entertainment

Lizzo, 'Just Mercy' Win Top Honors at NAACP Image Awards

Lizzo, 'Just Mercy' Win Top Honors at NAACP Image Awards

CULTURE | By Andrew Dalton | Feb 23
Lizzo was named entertainer of the year and "Just Mercy" won best motion picture, best actor and best supporting actor Saturday at the NAACP Image Awards.


Business

Kansas Business Groups Mobilize to Stop Local Plastics Bans

Kansas Business Groups Mobilize to Stop Local Plastics Bans

LEGAL | By John Hanna | Feb 23
Kansas business groups have mobilized to snuff out a budding movement among a few cities to ban single-use plastic bags and straws, frustrating environmentalists.


Technology

For-Profit Firm Seeking to Run .org Names Makes Concessions

For-Profit Firm Seeking to Run .org Names Makes Concessions

PERSONAL TECH | By Robert Jablon | Feb 23
A private equity firm seeking to buy rights to operate the internet's .org suffix said Friday it will cap price hikes and create an advisory board with veto powers to ease concerns from the nonprofit community.


Cars

Kia Recalls SUVs, Vans; Electrical Problem Can Cause Fires

Kia Recalls SUVs, Vans; Electrical Problem Can Cause Fires

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Feb 23
Kia is joining its affiliate Hyundai in recalling thousands of vehicles in the U.S. because water can get into a brake computer, cause an electrical short and possibly a fire.


Style

Breast Cancer Survivors Create Products to Help Others

Breast Cancer Survivors Create Products to Help Others

HEALTH | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Feb 22
Women fighting breast cancer are increasingly seeing more options for bras as well as clean beauty treatments and other products that help them look and feel better.


Travel

Miami Beach: Get Your Art On at These 4 Must-See Spots

Miami Beach: Get Your Art On at These 4 Must-See Spots

FINE ARTS | By Jill Gleeson | Feb 21
Step out of the sun to check out South Beach's diverse art scene, featuring old masters, modern marvels, Instagram-worthy murals, and a high-tech video installation.


Nightlife

The Glam Awards @ Sony Hall

The Glam Awards @ Sony Hall

PHOTO ALBUMS | Feb 8
The 21st Annual Glam Awards celebrates the best of New York City Nightlife, it is also an incredible display of creativity, talent and camaraderie.