1968 LA school walkout protesters see link to Parkland teens

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Participants in a 1968 Los Angeles high school walkout to protest dropout rates and paddle beatings for speaking Spanish that ended up prompting a wave of Mexican-American youth activism say they hear echoes of their demonstrations in the voices of outraged students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people died in a mass shooting.

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  • Written by By RUSSELL CONTRERAS and NOREEN NASIR , Associated Press

Student walkout over guns poses balancing act for schools

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to perform a delicate balancing act: How to let thousands of students exercise their First Amendment rights while not disrupting school and not pulling administrators into the raging debate over gun control.

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  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

US budget deficit jumped to $215.2 billion in February

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a budget deficit of $215.2 billion in February, up significantly from a year ago as the impact of the GOP tax cuts passed in December begin to surface.

  • Written by By MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer

Another explosion rocks Texas capital and injures woman

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators believe a package bomb that killed a teenager and wounded a woman in Austin on Monday is linked to a similar bombing that killed a man elsewhere in the city this month, and they're considering whether race was a factor because all of the victims were black.

  • Written by By WILL WEISSERT and DAVID WARREN , Associated Press

US officials: NKorea will face no more conditions for talks

Trump administration officials say there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before a first-ever meeting of the two nation's leaders beyond the North's promise not to resume nuclear testing and missile flights or publicly criticize U.S.-South Korean military exercises.

  • Written by By MARK SHERMAN and ROBERT BURNS , Associated Press