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WEATHER

*Cloudy with occasional showers in the afternoon high 61

LOCAL

This morning prosecutors and attorneys for Governor Eric Greitens will meet again in a downtown courtroom to talk about the felony case against him.  They will try to set up a trial date. 

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Students are returning to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida today, two weeks after 17 students and staff were gunned down. 

Heartbroken and terrified students are being greeted at the school by a heavy police presence and teachers who have been back at the school for two days preparing for the students' arrival. Principal Ty Thompsontweeted, "Remember our focus is on emotional readiness and comfort, not curriculum, so there is no need for backpacks. Come ready to start the healing process."

The gates to the high school are covered with flowers, posters and messages of support. The section of the school where the shooting took place remains cordoned off. 

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An envelope containing an unknown substance made 11 people, including some Marines, "feel ill" Tuesday at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, authorities said.

According to a tweet from the Arlington Fire Department, at around 5:55 p.m., 11 people fell ill after the letter was opened in a Fort Myer administration building.

The tweet added that three people were taken to the hospital and were in stable condition. Firefighters from Arlington County were aiding officials at Fort Myer in handling the incident.

The U.S. Marine Corps confirmed in a tweet that a letter with an unknown substance was received and after it was opened, a building was evacuated. The tweet added that several Marines are receiving medical treatment and the Marines will work with the FBI to investigate the incident. 

(The Washington Post)


Bipartisan Temporary DACA Fix Introduced - 

Senator Jeff Flake is offering a temporary fix for DACA.

The Arizona Republican introduced the bipartisan legislation with Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. The bill would extend protections for Dreamers for three years and fund the Trump administration's border security proposal for the same period. Flake said while far from perfect, the bill would provide a temporary fix for the thousands of people facing deportation with deadline for the program rapidly approaching.

Heitkamp notes “this is a bipartisan path forward that would fund significant security improvements at our borders and allow Congress to continue to work toward a long-term solution for Dreamers."

Dreamers are people brought into the country illegally as children that have lived here most of their lives.

Source: The Hill


Treasury Cuts Puerto Rico Relief Loan In Half - 

Puerto Rico’s decade old financial woes have prompted the Treasury Department to change a relief loan to the island.

The agency is holding up a four-point-seven billion dollar loan for disaster aid to Puerto Rico and has cut the amount in half. Now Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello [[ ro-SAY-o ]] in a letter sent to Congress this week is asking to get the money moving. The money was approved in October after the island was devastated by two hurricanes and Rossello says if it doesn't come soon, the island will have to cut some essential services to maintain others.

Puerto Rico had already declared bankruptcy months before the hurricanes hit due to 120-billion dollars of debt. The treasury has been asking for more assurances that taxpayer investments will be protected.

To add to the U.S. territory’s problems, the island’s government was forced to fund an emergency loan to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. The utility will still need more money in about 30 days. Power to portions of the island were set to be shut off next week without that infusion of cash.

Source: Reuters


SPORTS

*The WILD end up with a franchise high of eight goals and beat the blues 8 to 3 , the blues are on a 7 game losing streak

*Mizzou beat Vanderbilt ending their three-game losing streak.

*The Cardinals Spring training they beat the Red Sox 6-1, they play the Orioles today

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