President meets with Roseburg shooting victims' families

President Obama met Friday for nearly an hour with the families of the victims of last week's shooting at Umpqua Community College, refraining from sharing his "very strong feelings" on gun violence, instead saying: "Today is about the families.


On this day: February 28

POSTED: 7:54 PM PST February 26, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST February 27, 2015 

Nylon is invented, the "M*A*S*H" finale draws a record audience, Michael Jackson wins a record eight Grammys, the Gulf War ends, and the Branch Davidian standoff begins, all on this day.

OTD February 28 - Pope Benedict XVI
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2013: Pope Benedict XVI resigns as the pope of the Catholic Church, becoming the first pope to do so since 1415. Benedict made the decision to step down "because of advanced age." He became known as "pontiff emeritus," with Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio eventually being selected as the new pope on March 13, 2013, and becoming Pope Francis.


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