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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017



President Donald Trump listens as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a meeting with parents and teachers, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 3:14 P.M.

Education boss Betsy DeVos is now being guarded by U.S. Marshals

The U.S. Marshals Service says they are now providing security for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, after a handful of protesters blocked her from entering a Washington middle school. The move is unusual for the Education Department, which typically has a team of civil servants guarding the secretary, and for the marshals, law enforcement officers who are generally responsible for protecting federal judges, transporting prisoners, investigating fugitives and protecting witnesses.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 1:52 P.M.

Agency reports earthquake felt across Hawaiian Islands

Minor shaking was felt across Hawaii’s island chain Friday morning after a moderate earthquake struck between the Big Island and Maui, but no damage was reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.7 temblor was recorded at about 26 miles deep and centered about 15 miles off the northwest coast of the Big Island. More than 1,300 people logged onto a website to report they felt the earthquake.

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In this Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Republican congressional retreat in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 1:50 P.M.

Pence arrives in Germany for meetings with world leaders

Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Germany for his first overseas trip as vice president. Pence’s Air Force Two has landed in Munich, where he is set to deliver a speech Saturday at the Munich Security Conference and meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leaders of several U.S. allies.

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Marcie Peterson watches the gushing waters from the Feather River next to her son Robert Baltierra, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 12:23 P.M.

If California dam failed, people likely would be stuck

Communities just downstream of California’s Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself – rather than its spillways – were to abruptly fail, the state water agency that operates the nation’s tallest dam repeatedly advised federal regulators a half-decade ago.

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