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Marco Rubio Repeatedly Booed at Guns Town Hall

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The town hall on Wednesday night followed days of sit-ins, walkouts and demonstrations in solidarity with survivors of the massacre. In an article posted by CNN , Kasky described his experiences that tragic day, writing, "Toward the end of the day, I went to pick up my little brother Holden from the special needs classroom". Read More »

President Trump moves to ban 'bump stocks'

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The shooting has sparked a movement across high schools in the U.S. with Florida survivors spearheading the push for gun control. Nikolas Cruz , a former student at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , opened fire with an AR 15-style assault rifle and killed 17 poeple. Read More »

Ferry blast hurts 25 in Mexico beach resort of Playa del Carmen

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On Wednesday February 21, there was an explosion on a ferry property of the "Barcos Caribe" transportation company, in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. Officials said ferry crossings between Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel will resume through other companies that also provide the service at the dock. Read More »

President Trump Orders Federal Ban on Bump Stocks

He spoke at the White House on Wednesday, saying his daughter was murdered last week. Trump signaled possible approval for raising the age to buy assault rifles, tougher screenings for gun sales and concealed firearms for teachers. The president has also said he is open to improving federal background checks on gun purchases. Mr Trump's listening session came a day after he directed his administration to take steps to ban gun " bump stocks ". Read More »

Explosive device thrown at US embassy building in Montenegro

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The area was sealed off by police, and the embassy warned Americans to avoid the area because of "an active security situation". " Avoid the Embassy until further notice ", said an alert sent from the embassy on Thursday, local time . Messaging in English on its official Twitter account, the government said that half an hour after midnight (1130 GMT), "An unknown person committed suicide with an explosive device". Read More »

Ivanka Trump to Lead US Delegation to Closing of PyeongChang Olympics

The White House said Donald Trump had asked his eldest daughter - who is also one of his top advisers - to travel to Pyeongchang to lead up a "high-level delegation". The Games' opening ceremony saw Pence and the North Korean representatives seated in the same box, but they did not interact. "Their talent, drive, grit and spirit embodies American excellence, and inspire us all". Read More »

What the state's new congressional map means to you

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Heidelbaugh, who represents Republicans in election cases , says the U.S. Constitution gives the power to draw congressional district lines exclusively to state legislatures, not the state courts. State Democrats and a number of Republicans have differed with the case that Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati are making. The new map would give Democrats better odds of capturing as many as half a dozen U.S. Read More »

Off-duty Maryland police officer killed protecting woman in danger

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A Brandywine, Maryland, man with a lengthy criminal history allegedly shot and killed an off-duty officer Wednesday as he protected a next-door neighbor during a domestic dispute. The suspect who killed Ramzziddin was shot and killed by responding law enforcement, according to police. Those claims have not been confirmed by the police department. Read More »

US Fighter Jet Dumps Fuel Tanks Near Fishermen In Japan Lake

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No injuries or damage have been reported , but as the tanks may contain hazardous materials, the Aomori Prefectural Police have halted all traffic on municipal roads nearby. helicopters made three emergency landings, although there were no injuries. The lake is located to the north of the airbase and the fighter jet returned to the base at 8:42 a.m. Read More »

Singapore moves up 1 spot, claims 6th place among least corrupt countries

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In 2012, the country's score was 27 out of 100. It is the third year that the country has slipped in the anti-graft watchdog's rankings, based on perceived corruption in the public sector. The score runs from zero, which is highly corrupt, to 100, which is very clean. Somalia was the worst performer, ranking last among the 180 nations listed, below South Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen. Read More »

Florida school shooting survivors en route to pressure lawmakers on gun control

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Some lasted 17 minutes in honor of the 17 people killed one week earlier at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland . "No one should be afraid to go to school", Hong said. Authorities say he was armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 assault-style rifle that he legally purchased from a licensed gun dealer past year, when he was 18. Read More »

UK Supreme Court: Police liable for failings in rapist case

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She and another woman who was also attacked by Worboys, known as NBV, were awarded £22,250 (€25,200) and £19,000 respectively after the high court ruled that the Met were liable to them for failures in its investigation. The Yard said it accepted the judgment and unreservedly apologised to the victims, who had been awarded compensation totalling almost £50,000. Amid concerns over the potential impact of new lawsuits on stretched forces, the National Police Chiefs' Council spokesperson said ... Read More »

At least 44 dead after bus hurtles down cliff in southern Peru

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In addition, 20 others are injured, said the head of civilian defence in the regional government, Jacqueline Choque. Rescue teams "have been working since dawn, coordinating the transfer and care of the injured", Arequipa governor Yamila Osorio wrote on her Twitter account. Read More »

TripAdvisor crowns Bournemouth beach as the UK's best

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La Concha Beach, Spain 7. TripAdvisor has millions of reviews from travelers who've been to thousands of beaches around the globe, and analyzed them to name the world's best for 2018. On the global list, Bournemouth ranked in 14 place - above beaches in locations world famous for their miles of golden sands and crystal clear waters, including the Seychelles, Australia, Turkey and Sicily. Read More »

Winter Weather Advisory issued for the Catskills

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The snow is expected to last throughout the day on Thursday , with total accumulations perhaps shy of 1.5 inches. WHEN.From 9 AM Thursday to midnight CST Thursday night. The afternoon commute will be impacted. Low around 29. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 miles per hour in the evening. Ice accumulation of less than a tenth of an inch is possible, and new snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half-inch is possible. Read More »

Trump Blames Obama For Not Doing Enough About Russia Meddling

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She added: "I think he is making the point that we would like our Federal Bureau of Investigation agencies to not be focused on something that is clearly a hoax in terms of investigating the Trump campaign". "The President Obama quote just before election". It paints a broader picture of a well-organized disinformation campaign led and managed by Russian trolls, who hid their identities as they exploited social divisions to make Trump more appealing. Read More »

After Florida Shooting, Trump Calls For New Regulations On Bump Stocks

The main action Mr Trump has taken on guns has been to sign a resolution blocking an Obama-era rule created to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people. "Whether we are Republican or Democrat, we must now focus on strengthening Background Checks!" the President tweeted. Trump's memorandum to Sessions directs the Department of Justice to "dedicate all available resources" to completing a review of more than 100,000 comments it received from December through January ... Read More »

Questions arise over Melania Trump's family's United States residency status

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Chain migration is the process whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. As a result, about 9.3 million legal immigrants have arrived in the U.S. Viktor and Amalija Knavs have been living in the United States with green cards and have been frequently spotted in Washington since their son-in-law assumed the presidency. Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. launches 'Trump Towers' in Pune

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That, critics say, represents a conflict of interest and gives the appearance of Trump profiting from the presidency. "We certainly are aware that Mr Trump is in the region, that hes there as a private citizen, not as a official USA government in any capacity", State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters yesterday at her daily news conference when asked about Trumps sons India visit. Read More »

Trump tells Sessions to propose rules to ban bump stocks

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The National Governors Association is chaired by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. Among those attending will be members of the Parkland community and those affected by the Sandy Hook and Columbine school shootings , the White House said. The review would try to determine whether existing regulations on the illegality of owning a machine gun can be applied to bump stocks , the Justice Department had said. Read More »

U.S. says North Korea pulled out meeting with Pence

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UNITED States Vice President Mike Pence was willing to meet with Kim Jong Un's envoys earlier this month during the Winter Olympics in South Korea , but the North Koreans backed out, the Trump administration said . However, the games' location in South Korea has dominated 2018 Olympic conversations, as the location in Pyeongchang has stirred apprehension regarding the country's relationship with its neighbor North Korea, as well as the role the United States will play in their ... Read More »

Trump Motorcade Driver Fired After Secret Service Find Gun in His Bag

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Sunday, Trump met privately at Mar-a-Lago with House Speaker Paul Ryan . The unnamed man had a permit for the gun, but security rules say that no one except the Secret Service can be armed when near the president. The vans carrying press reporters are normally part of the official motorcade, giving them particularly privileged access to the President. "The incident was investigated by the Secret Service and our partners at the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (PBSO) and resolved", the ... Read More »

JK: Terrorists open fire near Awantipora Air Force Station

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Later, the forces shot at him. The water supply pump shed of the Air Force station here in Malangpora area of Awantipora police district came under a grenade attack followed by heavy firing on Tuesday evening. The police said the person was without footwear and proper winter clothing and did not carry any identity card. "Pertinently, there was no habitation near the place of incident", the spokesman stressed. Read More »

Authorities in California foil alleged school shooting plot

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School safety officer Marino Chavez thought he overheard something alarming Friday at a Whittier, Calif., high school just 48 hours after a Florida school shooting. The student's disturbing remarks came after he and a teacher had a disagreement because he brought headphones to school, and students are not allowed to have electronic devices out during class time, Jacobsen said. Read More »

February 21 marks International Mother Language Day

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Speaking on the significance of International Mother Language Day, Nancy Lovika, Assistant Professor of Sociology Department stressed on the importance of technological trends in English learning and teaching and also about connecting with the rest of the world. Read More »

Conservatives cry foul, lose followers as Twitter tries to purge 'bot' accounts

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Twitter, known for freewheeling discussions in short messages, is under pressure from users and Western governments to stem the spread of false news and foreign propaganda, often done with the help of automated accounts known as bots. From the liberal side of Twitter, the response was mixed. The San Francisco messaging platform said the move was meant to rid the service of spam-spewing automated accounts, and not aimed at people using the service according to the rules. Read More »

Family who took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signs

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He did not have a vehicle, but rode a bicycle to work at a nearby Dollar Tree. "Everything everybody seems to know [about Cruz] we didn't know", James said on GMA . A lawyer for Rocxanne tells us "It's simply a probate filing to establish an administrator of the estate", but would not comment on the timing of the filing so soon after the murders. Read More »

Couple accused of locking up adopted kids without food or water

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Deputies with the Pima County Sheriff's Department found three more children, whose ages ranged from 6 to 12, trapped inside their respective bedrooms. The children were immediately removed from the home, according to TucsonNewsNow. In a similar case, Nicole Finn, an adoptive mother from Iowa, was found guilty of first-degree murder after her 16-year-old child, Natalie Finn, died October 2016 from cardiac arrest brought on by starvation. Read More »

Britain set to take further budgetary steps in Northern Ireland

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In the latest round of talks between the two parties in a bid to restore the power-sharing system in Northern Ireland, the two sides again failed to reach an agreement due to differences over a number of issues including the passage of an Irish language act insisted by Sinn Fein but refused by the DUP . Read More »

Rev. Billy Graham Dies at 99

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There was nobody like him! A very special man. Watch above, via Fox News. In it, he said America was "in great need of a spiritual awakening". Graham, to have participated in his ministry in a small way, and to have been inspired by his life and message. Read More »

Local Organizations Encouraging Early Voting in March Primaries

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In the race for the state's 21 Congressional District seat that Republican U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith is relinquishing this year, 22 candidates are on the ballot, including 18 on the Republican ticket. Smith County residents will be able to vote from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m.at any of the 34 polling locations in Smith County instead of being restricted to their precinct on Election Day. Read More »

Trump orders gun accessory ban

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Separately, Republican Senator Pat Toomey said that he would reintroduce an expanded background-check bill that he and Democratic Joe Manchin attempted to usher through the Senate in 2013, after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings . Read More »

The Tp Icap Plc (TCAP) Given Buy Rating at Liberum Capital

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Liberum Capital now has a GBX 580 ($7.65) price objective on the stock. Kier Group PLC had 113 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Analysts await ASOS Plc (LON:ASC) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.93 earnings per share, up 9.41% or $0.08 from last year's $0.85 per share. Read More »

Cold snap could bring snow next week say Met Office

The UK is set for a blast of severe wintry weather next week with Siberian winds bringing bone-chilling temperatures to much of the country. The weather pattern is nicknamed the " Beast from the East ". Phil Garner, forecaster at Weatherquest, said the weather front had picked up its dramatic moniker as it is made up of cold air from Siberia which has made its way across eastern Europe. Read More »

Trump Drags Sessions Into His Meltdown Over Russian Meddling

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In a tweet in which he initially misspelled Sessions' name, the president questioned why the Justice Department, led by Sessions, has not investigated the Obama administration's handling of the threat of Russian interference. She also echoed another tweet by Trump over the weekend, in which he claimed to have been "much tougher on Russian Federation than Obama". Trump has yet to impose sanctions overwhelmingly passed by Congress past year and missed deadlines to identify which Russian ... Read More »

Gigaba raises Value-Added Tax to 15%

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Ramaphosa's government faces an uphill battle to revitalise growth and create jobs in a nation still polarized by race and inequality more than two decades after the end of white-minority rule in 1994. Speaking to the media in Cape Town ahead of his budget speech to parliament, Gigaba said: "My lawyers are studying the judgment and we will respond to it in due time.It's important to highlight that the decision of the court is being challenged". Read More »

Dozens of Nigerian girls feared abducted by Boko Haram

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The Daily Trust noted that several of the students to whom reporters spoke echoed that sentiment, refusing to go back to school. Although the raid happened on Monday, the school authorities and parents waited to do a head count of the students to be sure of the exact situation. Read More »

Evangelist Pastor Billy Graham Dies At 99

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Overall, his calls for equality and unity made him respected among religious and secular leaders alike, though in 2005 he said he "would like to have done more " for Civil Rights. In 1973, Graham addressed more than one million people crowded into Yoido Plaza in Seoul, South Korea - the largest live audience of his Crusades. Graham became the pastor of First Baptist Church in Western Springs , Illinois, before joining Youth for Christ. Read More »

Democrats Flip Kentucky State House Seat Where Trump Won Overwhelmingly

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She described Rebecca Johnson as "a die hard, stand by your man kind of woman" who in reality was "hanging on to a bunch of lies" in relation to her husband. "This just shows that the entire House is up for grabs this fall". "Turnout was low, even by special-election standards, and the impact of recent events hung over the race, clouding the outcome", Tres Watson, a spokesman for the Kentucky Republican Party, wrote in a statement Tuesday. Read More »

Airbus says to keep focusing on existing A350 jets

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The aircraft MSN88 (A7-ANA), was due to be delivered to the launch customer in 2017 but delays meant delivery was put off until yesterday. As the official launch customer of the A350-1000, Qatar ordered a total of 42 planes that the carrier will eventually integrate into its growing fleet over the next few years. Read More »

Sylvester Stallone Forced to Respond to Death Hoax: 'Still Punching'

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The person claimed that Stallone died after a long battle with prostate cancer , which he kept a secret. "This picture was posted of my brother by the low life who said he was dead". Rocky Balboa aka Sylvester Stallone is very much alive, happy, healthy and in his own words "still punching". A lot of furious fans debunked the rumour and said, 'So the sick hoaxes have started again! "People like this are mentally deranged and don't deserve a place in society", Frank wrote on Twitter. Read More »

Pence planned to meet North Koreans at Olympics, but Pyongyang canceled

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South Korea has also been floating the idea of co-hosting the 2021 Asian Winter Games with North Korea , which the South's Yonhap news agency on February 20 reported a North Korean official as saying might be possible. alliance with Japan and South Korea . In a historic move, South Korean President Moon Jae-In shook hands with Kim Yo Jong during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Read More »

Text of revised Pacific trade deal announced

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The dairy industry alone is expected to save almost $86 million in tariffs and the country's exporters will save about $200 million in reduced tariffs to just Japan once reductions are fully implemented. It also includes commitments to safeguard and enforce labour and environmental standards and it upholds the Treaty of Waitangi. Five other signing member nations then have to do the same for the pact to come into force. Read More »