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Here’s the latest for Saturday Feb. 17th: Thousands rallied in Florida against guns; Vice President Pence spoke about mental illness; A gun show commenced in the same county where a school shooting killed 17; Fire artists perform for Olympic visitors.

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Pence: Safety Of Schools 'Top Nation Priority'

Vice President Mike Pence talked about school safety during a speech in Dallas, but didn’t give specifics. He said the Justice Department is working with other agencies to “study the intersection of mental health and criminality.” (Feb. 17)

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Belgian court orders Facebook to stop tracking users

Photodisc/Thinkstock(BRUSSELS) — Facebook must stop tracking Belgian users who are surfing the web outside of the social network — or face a fine of more than $300,000 a day, a Belgian court ruled. The court also ordered Facebook to delete data that it has already gathered from these users. If Facebook doesn’t abide by this order, it will face a …

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Baby abductors, like Gloria Williams, often fit a similar profile

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After a South Carolina woman stood in court this week and pleaded guilty to abducting an infant from a hospital nearly two decades ago and raising the girl as her own daughter, many were left asking this: Who would steal a baby? And why? Gloria Williams admitted she acted alone in 1998 when she walked into a …

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Today in History for February 17th

Highlights of this day in history: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer gets life in prison; House lawmakers pick a president; Garry Kasparov beats IBM’s Deep Blue at chess; NBA star Michael Jordan born; The Eagles release their greatest hits. (Feb. 17)

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