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Under fire, Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

After it was revealed that former a staff secretary had an interim security clearance despite allegations of domestic violence, White House chief of staff John Kelly acknowledged that the administration "must do better" in how it handles security clearances.
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Young shooting survivors stepped from school into gun debate

Rather than retreating back into their private lives, the young people who saw classmates slain at the desks next to them are fast becoming advocates for stronger weapons laws and a safer world.
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Suspect was a 'good shot' on NRA-backed school rifle team

Nikolas Cruz was a member of the small varsity marksmanship team that trained together after class and traveled to other area schools to compete. Records show that the Stoneman Douglas JROTC program received $10,827 in non-cash assistance from the NRA's fundraising and charitable arm.
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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

Crowds of people gathered on Mexico City's central Reforma Avenue as well as on streets in Oaxaca state's capital, nearer the quake's epicenter.
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Sheriff didn't pursue sex case against Texas church gunman

Had Sutherland Springs shooter Devin Patrick Kelley been prosecuted for sexual assault, a conviction could have stopped a trail of violent allegations that culminated in the shooting.
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High-ranking al-Qaida operative sentenced to life in prison

Ibrahim Suleiman Adhan Adam Harun, 47, or Spin Ghul, as he was known to fellow militants, is "a person of murderous zeal," U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan, visibly angered, said before imposing the sentence.
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