Today in History for February 17th

Highlights of this day in history: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer gets life in prison; House lawmakers pick a president; Garry Kasparov beats IBM’s Deep Blue at chess; NBA star Michael Jordan born; The Eagles release their greatest hits. (Feb. 17)

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Sen. Booker makes first visit to New Hampshire

Sen. Cory Booker kicked off his first visit to New Hampshire as a Democratic presidential candidate Saturday, urging voters to reject the “powers that are ripping us apart.” (Feb.16)

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US military planes head for Venezuela with aid

The U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro. (Feb. 16)

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Police: Aurora attacker shouldn’t have owned gun

Police say the fired worker who killed five people at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, was able to buy the gun he used because an initial background check didn’t catch that he had a prior felony conviction in Mississippi. (Feb. 16)

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Building partially collapses at university in St Petersburg

Rescuers arrive at the scene of a partial building collapse at a university in St Petersburg. IMAGES of the aftermath

US humanitarian aid for Venezuela arrives in Colombia

Humanitarian aid from the United States designated for Venezuela arrives in neighboring Cucuta, Colombia. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has called for nationwide protests to support volunteers planning to travel to the border to bring in the aid, which President Nicolas Maduro has denounced, that has been piling up there. IMAGES

Carnival of Venice kicks off on Cannaregio Canal

The Carnival of Venice kicks off on the Cannaregio Canal, with floats and performers illuminating the night. IMAGES of the canal

Footballer Sala’s body departs funeral in Argentina

Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala’s coffin departs after his funeral at the San Martin football club in his hometown of Progreso. IMAGES