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People gather at Israel&rsquo;s Nitzana border crossing with Egypt in southern Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, protesting against the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip until all hostages held by Hamas militants are released. Israel inspects international aid bound for Gaza before it is delivered into the territory.

Israel and Hamas indicate no deal is imminent after Biden signals Gaza cease-fire could be close

People gather at Israel&rsquo;s Nitzana border crossing with Egypt in southern Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, protesting against the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip until all hostages held by Hamas militants are released. Israel inspects international aid bound for Gaza before it is delivered into the territory.

February 27, 2024, 1:40pm Nation & World

U.S. President Joe Biden signaled that a cease-fire in Gaza could be at hand, saying that Israel has agreed to pause its offensive during the upcoming Muslim holy month of Ramadan if a deal is reached to release some hostages held by Hamas. Read story

A phone holder hangs in a classroom at Delta High School, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, in Delta, Utah. At the rural Utah school, there is a strict policy requiring students to check their phones at the door when entering every class. Each of the school&rsquo;s 30 or so classrooms has a cellphone storage unit that looks like an over-the-door shoe bag with three dozen smartphone-sized slots.

Kids are using phones in class, even when it’s against the rules. Should schools ban them all day?

A phone holder hangs in a classroom at Delta High School, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, in Delta, Utah. At the rural Utah school, there is a strict policy requiring students to check their phones at the door when entering every class. Each of the school&rsquo;s 30 or so classrooms has a cellphone storage unit that looks like an over-the-door shoe bag with three dozen smartphone-sized slots.

February 27, 2024, 1:30pm Latest News

In California, a high school teacher complains that students watch Netflix on their phones during class. In Maryland, a chemistry teacher says students use gambling apps to place bets during the school day. Read story

This image provided by Intuitive Machines on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024 shows its Odysseus lunar lander over the south pole region of the Moon.  The toppled lunar lander is still beaming back pictures of the moon, as its nears the final hours of its life.   The photos were taken shortly before last Thursday&#039;s touchdown.

Toppled moon lander sends back more images, with only hours left until it dies

This image provided by Intuitive Machines on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024 shows its Odysseus lunar lander over the south pole region of the Moon.  The toppled lunar lander is still beaming back pictures of the moon, as its nears the final hours of its life.   The photos were taken shortly before last Thursday&#039;s touchdown.

February 27, 2024, 8:56am Life

A moon lander that ended up on its side managed to beam back more pictures, with only hours remaining before it dies. Read story

By defining sex, some states are denying transgender people legal recognition

February 27, 2024, 8:16am Nation & World

Mack Allen, an 18-year-old high school senior from Kansas, braces for sideways glances, questioning looks and snide comments whenever he has to hand over his driver’s license, which still identifies him as female. Read story

Pastor Joel Osteen talks with reporters after a service, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, in Houston. Pastor Osteen welcomed worshippers back to Lakewood Church for the first time since a woman with an AR-style opened fire in between services at his Texas megachurch last Sunday. (AP Photo/David J.

Barrage of gunfire as officers stop shooter at Joel Osteen’s megachurch, newly released video shows

Pastor Joel Osteen talks with reporters after a service, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, in Houston. Pastor Osteen welcomed worshippers back to Lakewood Church for the first time since a woman with an AR-style opened fire in between services at his Texas megachurch last Sunday. (AP Photo/David J.

February 27, 2024, 8:15am Nation & World

The gunfire that shattered the calm at pastor Joel Osteen’s megachurch in Houston only lasted about four minutes. Read story

Teenager in custody after 2 killed, 2 injured during shooting in remote Alaska whaling village

February 27, 2024, 8:15am Nation & World

Two people were killed and two were seriously wounded during a shooting at a home in a remote Inupiat whaling village on Alaska’s northwest coast and a 16-year-old boy was in custody Monday, according to the Anchorage Daily News. Read story

FILE - This combo of file images provided by the Department of Defense show Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Chambers, left, and Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Nathan Gage Ingram. Four foreign nationals were charged Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, with transporting suspected Iranian-made weapons on a vessel intercepted by U.S. naval forces in the Arabian Sea last month. Two Navy SEALs, Chambers and Ingram, died during the mission.

4 charged with transporting Iranian-made weapons face detention hearings in US court

FILE - This combo of file images provided by the Department of Defense show Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Chambers, left, and Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Nathan Gage Ingram. Four foreign nationals were charged Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, with transporting suspected Iranian-made weapons on a vessel intercepted by U.S. naval forces in the Arabian Sea last month. Two Navy SEALs, Chambers and Ingram, died during the mission.

February 27, 2024, 8:09am Nation & World

Four crew members of an unflagged vessel that U.S. officials say was carrying Iranian-made missile components are scheduled to appear Tuesday in a federal courtroom in Virginia, where prosecutors are expected to argue they should be held without bond while they await trial. Read story

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. More than 20 European heads of state and government and other Western officials are gathering in a show of unity for Ukraine, signaling to Russia that their support for Kyiv isn&rsquo;t wavering as the full-scale invasion grinds into a third year.

Putting Western troops on the ground in Ukraine is not ‘ruled out’ in the future, French leader says

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. More than 20 European heads of state and government and other Western officials are gathering in a show of unity for Ukraine, signaling to Russia that their support for Kyiv isn&rsquo;t wavering as the full-scale invasion grinds into a third year.

February 27, 2024, 8:08am Nation & World

French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that sending Western troops on the ground in Ukraine is not “ruled out” in the future after the issue was debated at a gathering of European leaders in Paris, as Russia’s full-scale invasion grinds into a third year. Read story

What’s life like for Russia’s political prisoners? Isolation, poor food and arbitrary punishment

February 27, 2024, 8:08am Nation & World

Vladimir Kara-Murza could only laugh when officials in Penal Colony No. 6 inexplicably put a small cabinet in his already-cramped concrete cell, next to a fold-up cot, stool, sink and latrine. Read story

Former President Donald Trump leaves Manhattan criminal court, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, in New York. A New York judge says Trump&rsquo;s hush-money trial will go ahead as scheduled with jury selection starting on March 25.

Manhattan DA wants gag order for Trump, seeks to play ‘Access Hollywood’ tape at hush-money trial

Former President Donald Trump leaves Manhattan criminal court, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, in New York. A New York judge says Trump&rsquo;s hush-money trial will go ahead as scheduled with jury selection starting on March 25.

February 27, 2024, 8:05am Nation & World

Prosecutors in Donald Trump’s New York hush-money criminal case asked a judge Monday to impose a gag order on the former president ahead of next month’s trial, citing what they called his “long history of making public and inflammatory remarks” about people involved in his legal cases. Read story