Sheriff: 1 student dead, 2 wounded in Maryland high school

GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) - A student with a handgun shot two classmates inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before he was fatally wounded during a confrontation with a school resource officer, a sheriff said.

The officer and the student both fired a single shot at that point, and it ...

Recent Missouri editorials

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 18

Lt. Gov. Parson isn't flash and pizzazz. Which is why he should be governor.

Mike Parson is hardly a household name. Most Missourians probably wouldn't know the lieutenant governor if he stood behind them in the supermarket checkout line. But his political star is rising ...

Recent Kansas editorials

The Kansas City Star, March 16

Kansas school funding report blows a hole in conservative doctrine

A long-awaited school funding study released Friday in Topeka was expected to endorse the long-held conservative view that there's no correlation between student performance and the money spent on public schools.

After all, conservative ...

Sarah Sanders accuses Democrats of playing politics with DACA recipients

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday that Democrats are playing politics with DACA recipients.

"I think what we're seeing is that Democrats would much rather use DACA recipients as pawns instead of actually putting real solutions forward," Mrs. Sanders said on Fox News.

Over the weekend, the White ...

Three people injured in Maryland high school shooting

Three people were injured after a gunman opened fire at a southern Maryland high school on Tuesday.St. Mary's County Public Schools wrote on Twitter Tuesday that there had been a shooting at Great Mills High School...

Xi Who Must Be Obeyed

Matthew Continetti, Commentary
On January 5, 2013, Nicholas Kristof wrote a column in the New York Times about China’s next leader. Kristof has deep connections to the People’s Republic. He covered China for the Times during the Tiananmen Square uprising. He and his wife and sometimes co-author, Sheryl WuDunn, return to the country often. Kristof seemed to be in a position to know what was going on in this tremendously important nation of more than 1 billion people.

Saudi Arabia’s Heir to the Throne

Norah O'Donnell, 60 Minutes
In his first interview with an American television network, Mohammed bin Salman shared his thoughts on Iran, the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, his country's troubled past and its hopeful future

Kremlin Shrugs off White House Refusal to Congratulate Putin

The Kremlin spokesman says it's no big deal that President Donald Trump didn't congratulate Vladimir Putin on his re-election as president. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Tuesday that he doesn't consider Trump's silence an "unfriendly move."...

The Craven Firing of Andrew McCabe

Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker
If you wanted to tell the story of an entire Presidency in a single tweet, you could try the one that President Trump posted after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Andrew McCabe, the deputy director of the F.B.I., on Friday night.

Trump to Boost Exports of Lethal Drones to More US Allies

President Donald Trump will soon make it easier to export some types of lethal U.S.-made drones to potentially dozens more allies and partners, according to people familiar with the plan. Trump is expected to ease rules for such foreign sales under a long-delayed new policy...

Brian Babin: Securing the border more important than DACA

Rep. Brian Babin said Tuesday that securing the border is more important than addressing the DACA program.

"I think that this is a problem, but is this the biggest problem we face today? No it's not. The biggest problem we're facing today is unsecured borders, which DACA is a result ...

Senate Committee Launches Effort to Prevent Election Hacking

With the 2018 primary season already underway, leaders of the Senate intelligence committee are launching an effort to protect U.S. elections from a repeat episode of foreign interference. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Virginia Sen. Mark...

Dems Finally Uniting Over Their Shared Hatred of Trump

Dean Obeidallah, NBC News
The old political cliche “Democrats fall in love, while Republicans fall in line” is nevertheless alive and well when it comes to the Democratic base. Many Democrats, including myself, still do need to be in love to be inspired politically. But what’s changed is that we no longer need a particular candidate to set our hearts a flutter. Rather, Democrats have begun to fall head over heels in love with the goal of defeating Donald Trump and his agenda. And to achieve that, it seems more and more Democrats may be willing to check progressive purity at the door in favor of...

Trump and Prince Mohammed Look to Cut Deals as Ties Strengthen

Longtime U.S. allies like the U.K. and South Korea have seen relations fray since President Donald Trump took office, but at least one nation sees its partnership growing tighter than ever: Saudi Arabia.Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman will meet Trump in Washington on...

China’s Premier to Trump: No One Wins Trade War

Voicing hopes that Beijing and the United States could avoid a trade war, Premier Li Keqiang told the close of the annual parliament session that China would open its economy further, so that foreign and Chinese firms can compete on an equal footing.Fears of a...

Finnish FM: Koreas, US talks won’t include denuclearization

HELSINKI (AP) - Finland's foreign minister says denuclearization is not on the agenda as North Korean envoys meet with their South Korean colleagues and former U.S. diplomats in the Nordic country.

Foreign Minister Timo Soini said Tuesday in an interview with Finnish broadcaster MTV3 that nuclear weapons are not expected ...