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Sarah Rumschlag and her son Henry Rumschlag, 7, of St. Petersburg march for science at Poynter Park in St. Petersburg on Saturday. "We're really concerned the current administration is not letting scientists express the true research," she said for why she and her son attended the march. "It's very concerning. Climate change deniers are in high placed in this administration." [CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times]

On Earth day, advocates fan out in global show of support for science

The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday. From the Washington Monument to Germany's Brandenburg Gate to downtown St. Petersburg and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day, conveying a global message about scientific freedom without politica …


American Airlines flight attendant suspended after confrontation with passenger (w/ video)


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  1. Venezuelans stage sit-in on roads to protest government


    CARACAS, Venezuela — Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, worked on math homework and played cards on main roads around Venezuela's cities Monday, joining in sit-ins to disrupt traffic as the latest slap at the socialist government.

    Opposition member shut down a main road during a protest Monday against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, completed math homework and lined up motorcycles on main roads around Venezuela Monday as part of a sit-in against the government. [Associated Press]
  2. Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown


    WASHINGTON — Partisan disputes over health care and President Donald Trump's border wall threw must-pass spending legislation into jeopardy Monday days ahead of a government shutdown deadline.

    Lawmakers return to Washington this week to a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats over his border wall. [Associated Press]
  3. Finally, from Italy, the full George Washington, in the buff


    It is a statue of the father of our country that America has never seen: George Washington in the buff.

    Antonio Canova's preliminary model for a statue of George Washington. The two century-old statue of the nation's father, in the buff, is coming to the United States for the first time. And, no, Washington didn't pose for it. [Xavier Saloman via the New York Times]
  4. Obama dishes on leadership at first event since leaving office


    CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama used his first public appearance since leaving office to dole out advice to young people on leadership, managing social media and even marriage. What he didn't do was mention his successor.

    Former President Barack Obama waves as he boards a Marine helicopter during a departure ceremony on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington after President Donald Trump was inaugurated. Obama is scheduled to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life Monday, April 24, 2017, in the place where he started his political career. He will speak at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned. [Associated Press]
  5. 12-year-old boy found driving alone for 800 miles across Australia


    SYDNEY — Some of you probably think your adolescence was filled with adventure because you drove your parents' car to the local pizza place when you were, what, 15 years old?