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Students going to state capital to push for gun law changes

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida's capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.

Trump urges GOP to fight Pennsylvania's congressional map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday encouraged Republicans to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts, issued a day earlier in a move expected to improve Democrats' chances at chipping away at the GOP's U.S. House majority.

Administration proposes less-comprehensive health plans at lower cost

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday cleared the way for a lower-cost, limited alternative to the comprehensive individual medical plans required under former President Barack Obama's health law.

Supreme Court rejects 2 gun rights appeals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting two challenges by guns rights groups to California laws regulating firearms' sales.

The action Tuesday came less than a week after a gunman in Florida killed 17 people at a Florida high school.

The justices did not comment in leaving in place two rulings by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped sensitize children to nuts in a major study.

Special counsel files new charge in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election charged an attorney Tuesday with lying to federal investigators about his interactions with a former Trump campaign official.

The latest: Shells push back Syrian forces in Afrin

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

5:55 p.m.

Turkey's state-run news agency says pro-Syrian government forces have turned back 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Afrin city following shelling by the Turkish military.

Anadolu Agency said the Turkish artillery fired "warning" strikes, forcing the militia group to turn back.

Police suspect Netanyahu associate of trying to bribe judge

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Tuesday said they suspect a close confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of offering a sitting judge a top posting in exchange for dropping a corruption case against Netanyahu's wife.

Shooting survivors on potential collision course with Trump

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision course with President Donald Trump.

AP Fact Check: Trump lashes out on Russia probe

EDITOR'S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures.