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Cuomo joins governors in coalition to fight gun violence

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The governors of New Jersey , New York , Connecticut , and Rhode Island are forming a regional "States for Gun Safety" coalition . "However, the federal government's continued inaction on this issue has not only allowed the epidemic of gun violence to spread, but it has actually prevented the laws like the SAFE Act from being fully effective", Cuomo said. Read More »

CNN Denies School Shooting Survivor's Claim It Scripted Town Hall Question

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Police arrested 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz for killing 17 people at the high school . Haab: I don't think that it's going to get anything accomplished. " CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted ". CNN urged him to ask different questions, Haab told Local 10, so the junior declined to participate in the town hall. Read More »

Florida school shooting town hall: Rubio on defensive at CNN event

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Rubio acknowledged that he had not in the past supported looking at magazine clip size, but was "reconsidering that position". "What assurances can you give me and what specifically are you going to do to make sure that we won't have this fear?" In an emotional exchange at a CNN town hall on Wednesday night, Fred Guttenberg, who lost his daughter Jamie in the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , pressed NRA ally Rubio to take action on guns. Read More »

BC Wine Institute seeking injunction against Alberta ban of BC wine

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Prodan said his group notified the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission on Wednesday morning of its intention to challenge the ban in the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta. "It's really cutting off the lifeblood for a lot of our small, family-run B.C. wineries", he said, noting wineries are anxious about the ban's effects to tourism, as well as losing their market share in Alberta liquor stores and restaurants. Read More »

Bahrain activist jailed for five years over Twitter comments

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He's already serving a two-year sentence handed down in July over television interviews he gave that included criticism of Bahrain. "Instead of rewarding Nabeel Rajab for his courageous and commendable exposure of human rights abuses and advocacy for peace, the authorities have chosen to punish the messenger", he said. Read More »

Superintendent: 'We don't need to put guns in the hands of teachers'

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Some of the students and parents who lived through the Florida shooting or lost a child when a gunman opened fire, killing 17 people, fought back tears or raised their voices as they urged the president to find a solution. The president personally put his weight behind multiple changes to gun laws and school protocols. "It should have been one school shooting and we should have fixed it". Read More »

Father of Parkland student denounces conservative conspiracy theories

Despite the presence of the Douglas High students in attendance, the Florida House voted on 20 February 2018 not to consider a bill calling for a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines for firearms. By early Monday, far-right websites began to run with the crisis actor theory. Hogg told CNN that despite what his critics say, he's not against the Second Amendment to the U.S. Read More »

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Detained

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Last December, the Supreme Court in Russian Federation paved the way for Putin to return unopposed after it upheld election officials' decision to bar Navalny from running for president in the forthcoming election scheduled for March 2018. It's unlikely the election will be anything but a victory lap for President Vladimir Putin, who has held power in Russian Federation for 18 years and claims approval ratings north of 80 percent. Read More »

Weather service issues flood watch for Tuesday and Wednesday

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One struck early Tuesday in a rural area near Joshua, destroying at least two mobile homes and severely damaging several others. Below the dam moderate flooding is at 65 feet or 10 feet over flood stage. More wet weather sneaks in here Friday , Saturday , and Sunday , but none of these rounds of rain will compare to the last couple of days around here. Read More »

West Virginia teacher walkouts still expected Thursday

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Roth said the issues today are the same as they were 27-years ago in 1990, when West Virginia teachers last struck over pay issues. Teachers across West Virginia plan to stage a statewide walkout this Thursday and Friday, amid escalating tensions regarding pay and health care. Read More »

'N. Korea scrapped secret Pence meeting'

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He met with defectors from North Korea and visited a memorial which is a tribute to sailors of a South Korean navy vessel that was sunk by a North Korean torpedo. One man who defected in 2017 said he became "enamored" with South Korea from listening to the loudspeakers. The delegation also includes Ri Son-gwon, the head of the North's agency in charge of inter-Korean affairs. Read More »

Pak Mi-17 helicopter flies 300m near LoC

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A Pakistani military's Mi-17 helicopter on Wednesday came within 300 metres of the Line of Control in the Pakistan-occupied territory near Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said. There has been a surge in border ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops along the LoC and International Border in J&K this year. In the wake of the continuous ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday said that Pakistan restores to incessant ... Read More »

Avani Chaturvedi: First woman to fly a solo fighter jet

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Before her final takeoff from the Jamnagar base in a MiG-21 Bison Aircraft, Chaturvedi joined her instructor for a last Solo Check., as per a report of India Today. After selection, she completed her training at Hyderabad Air Force Academy and got posted at Number 23 Squadron (Panthers). It was only after her selection was confirmed that her mother got to know about it, the report added. Read More »

Trump's first year sparks surge in hate groups

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The SPLC , whose annual Year in Hate report is watched closely by advocates and media organizations, defines a hate group as an organization that "has beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics", such as race, ethnicity, faith, gender and sexual identities. Read More »

AAP planned Chief Secretary attack to divert attention: Congress

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The chief secretary in his complaint alleged that the assault was "premeditated" and a "conspiracy" of all those present. "The entire discussion was on how a large number of families are not able to get ration". "Tenderness and mild swelling behind both ears, bruise over lower lip right side and swelling over cheekbone", sources said. 'But she has directed all the MLAs to maintain the dignity of the bureaucrats . Read More »

Northeast Students To Join National School Walkout

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Parent Corey Ende, mother of two Morikami Park students, said parents are ready to do their own fundraising to hire an armed security guard, which would cost $58,000 a year. Organizers hope to get teachers and parents involved, too. And she wasn't alone in this feeling. Even gun rights advocates like Marshal Rainwater were in the crowd. Read More »

Stop the threats or we quit nuclear deal, Iran tells Trump

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As a result, Iran has struggled with domestic investments and foreign trade. However, large global banks have been hesitant to engage with Iran, still fearing the USA sanctions that remain on the country. Araghchi, however, claimed there were no sunset clauses in the deal. Lowly enriched uranium can be used for peaceful applications such as power generation, Iran's stated aim, but also for a nuclear weapon if processed to a higher level. Read More »

Russian curler's B-sample tests positive for meldonium

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The OAR team has been under scrutiny by Olympic officials in PyeongChang , and cases of doping would jeopardize Team Russia , which is expected to learn Saturday if it can officially fly its flag before the end of the games. IOC director of communications Mark Adams said: "The behaviour of the team in general and other aspects will be taken into account by the IOC through the invitation group which is led by IOC member Nicola Hervitz". Read More »

President Trump "supportive" of efforts to improve gun background check system

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Sarah Huckabee, the White House press secretary said in a statement that "Mr. Trump was willing to improve the federal background checks for the prospective gun buyers ". Trump said late Saturday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation "missed all of the many signals " sent by the suspect and argued that agents are "spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign". Read More »

Mikaela Shiffrin wins silver in women's combined

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The downhill run is short - "We should make the downhill longer for sure", Vonn cracked Wednesday - and Shiffrin is so exceptional at slalom that she should be able to make up any deficit easily. "It's always an honor to take part in the same race as her". Gisin's victory, with her combined time of two minutes, 20.90 almost a second ahead of pre-race favorite Shiffrin, completed a rare Olympic double for her family after elder sister Dominique won the downhill in Sochi four years ago. Read More »

Families of Gun Victims Confront Trump in White House Listening Session

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In subsequent tweets Thursday, he suggested arming 20 percent of teachers. Students are planning a march on Washington on March 24, with sister rallies planned across the country. But it is the final note - " I hear you " - that has attracted the most criticism, with the implication that without a prompt the president would be unable to show sympathy towards those affected by school shootings, some of whom had travelled from Florida for the occasion. Read More »

Everyone's saying the same thing about Trump notes for Florida meeting

They were narratives that painted a painful portrait of the youngest victims of mass gun violence in America. Pollack said it's "not about gun laws right now", but rather about school safety. Pollack called for increased security at schools, noting that the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks triggered immediate enhanced protections for airliners, while a succession of school shootings have left schools vulnerable. Read More »

Centrica raises cost savings target, to cut 4000 jobs by 2020

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British Gas lost 750,000 domestic customers in 2017 . "That means others are going to hurt first and more than us as long as we maintain that competitive position". "We will clearly be wanting to discuss all the details with the government". Despite the fall in profits for Centrica Group as a whole, British Gas, which supplies energy to United Kingdom homes and businesses, saw profits rise 3% to £572m. Read More »

Lindsey Vonn misses out on gold, takes bronze in the downhill

Jamanka was a surprise victor in the women's bobsledding, beating three drivers who combined to sweep the medals at the Sochi Games four years ago. He last won gold in the 2006 and 2010 games, but missed out in 2014; so, he was set out on a mission to regain his crown. Read More »

Strikes over pension row begin at Norwich university

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They added: "However we are committed to find a solution which is equitable for both the university and its employees". A number of universities told the Press Association that they were attempting to minimise disruption, but that figures on striking staff and students affected were not yet available. Read More »

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Receive Letter Containing White Powder

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Terror cops were called in after the letter was sent on February 12 - a day before cops revealed a package containing white powder had been sent to the Palace of Westminster. No arrests have been made. Early this month, an investigation was launched after a "white substance" was sent to former US President Barack Obama's office in Washington DC. Read More »

Five takeaways from Indiana's loss at Nebraska

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Tonight, the hero was senior guard Evan Taylor. "Tonight we got stops". The Indiana Hoosiers saw their four-game winning streak come to an end as they went ice cold offensively late in the second-half and fell to Nebraska 66-57. Palmer led Nebraska with 15 points, while Copeland scored 13 and Roby chipped in 11 points. Miles was glad to see Nebraska reach a dozen after seeming to be a little tight from the start. Read More »

South Koreans Furious After Speed Skaters Hang Team Mate Out To Dry

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Despite likely being disappointed at not adding yet another gold medal to her haul on Wednesday, she can reflect on a career that has spanned nearly 20 years. I think it's something that we're used to". "It's about me and my skiing and not the others", the Italian said. Goggia, instead, proved the one who knew Wednesday how to do it better. Read More »

'Gun free' schools are magnets for 'bad people', says Trump

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President Trump's listening session included students, parents and teachers from Columbine, Newtown and Parkland. Mr Trump reached for the notes during the listening session . Andrew Pollack , the father of one of the victims, described his daughter's death in detail. Six student survivors from the Parkland shooting were in attendance, as well as their parents, and students and parents from three schools in Washington , D.C. Read More »

Shorewood High School on alert after social media threat

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In the post, the user makes a threat to "SHS" and some are suspecting that this threat is aimed at Scottsbluff High School. There will be an audio message delivered to parents this evening. Police believe there is no credible threat to Shorewood High School, but are taking the post seriously. No threat was identified, but police continued to monitor the campus throughout Tuesday. Read More »

USA, Canada wrap up women's hockey gold medal game

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A new one is headed to Warroad, too. It was fitting that Lamoureux-Davidson's strong attack at goal proved the difference. "We're both competitive and we both want to win that gold medal. "We're ready for any team, and every team from here going forward is going to be tough", forward Derek Roy said. "I saw it from the bench". "I chose to do a trick I wasn't 100 per cent sure it would work but a trick I really wanted to show and that's what mattered to me the most". Read More »

After Diamantaire, Pen Maker Dupes Indian Banks of Millions of Dollars

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Kothari was detained from Kanpur, where the CBI carried out raids this morning. It was reported that Kothari had gone missing after allegedly defaulting on repaying Rs 4,232 crore loans from five public sector banks. Some media reports claimed Vikram Kothari was arrested, but CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal told PTI they have not made any arrests in the case yet. Read More »

Missing boy's stepmom arrested; 'This is now a criminal investigation'

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Emily Glass, 26, was arrested as police continued their search for Lucas Hernandez who she said was last seen in his bedroom on Saturday afternoon. She reportedly said she hasn't seen the child in about a year. Rasmussen told ABC News today she is "thrilled" that Glass has been arrested. The child's great-grandmother Jeannie Houchin on Wednesday told the Eagle that Lucas once told her his stepmother kicked him and dragged him across the room. Read More »

Israel intel foiled IS Australia plane plot: Netanyahu

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His confirmation follows remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday that Israel had prevented the downing of an "Australian airliner" as part of wide-ranging worldwide intelligence-sharing operations. Counter-terrorism expert Greg Barton, from Deakin University, said that was probably accurate. Last July , a US official who spoke to Reuters said a foreign intelligence service had intercepted communications between the plotters in Sydney and Islamic State members ... Read More »

Trump again attacks Obama over Russian Federation

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She added: "He has been tougher on Russian Federation in the first year than Obama was in eight years combined". During the 2016 campaign, President Barack Obama called out Russia for political interference when much less was known about it and followed up after the election by expelling 35 Russian diplomats suspected of being intelligence officers. Read More »

CM Manohar Parrikar discharged from Lilavati, reaches Goa to table budget

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South Goa BJP MP Narendra Savoikar said on Wednesday said that Manohar Parrikar has been responding to the treatment positively and his condition is stable. On Sunday, authorities at Lilavati Hospital said he was "responding well to treatment". Meanwhile, a special mass has been planned on Saturday for Parrikar by "well-wishers of all faiths" at 11 am at Mary Immaculate Conception Church, Panaji reads a statement from the state government. Read More »

Hunterdon residents react to Florida school shooting | Feedback

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But for the guns that are created to kill people - handguns and military-style rifles like the AR-15s that are the choice of so many mass shooters - a separate and more restrictive set of regulations kick in. Lance favors laws exempting out of state gun owners from our strong New Jersey gun safety laws? It's obvious that change is needed., but many refuse the idea of making any changes to how we deal with gun regulation. Read More »

Secret new charges filed against Manafort, Gates in Mueller probe

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He is already charged with serious crimes including financial fraud, misleading the government, and concealing his status as a foreign agent - which included work for the pro-Russia ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. Calk served on an economic advisory panel during the presidential campaign of Donald Trump-at the time Paul Manafort was campaign chairman. Mueller is probing Russia's interference in the 2016 USA presidential election, whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian ... Read More »

Flood Watch remains in effect until Wednesday

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Temperatures have warmed and the weather service said rainfall was expected to total 3 inches or more in places. The 14.7-foot number is lower that the 15-foot crest that had been forecast earlier Wednesday by the National Weather Services' North Central River Forecast Center in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Read More »

MA leads nation in highest scores on Advanced Placement exams

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In May 2017, Nevada high school students took a total of 18,878 AP Exams that resulted in scores of three or higher, which demonstrates college readiness. MA led the nation for the second year in a row with 32 percent of 2017 graduates having qualifying AP scores. With the launch of AP CSP, the number of females who took an AP computer science course more than doubled, as did the number of Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, and rural students. Read More »

Trump suggests arming teachers at emotional meeting with shooting survivors

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Trump made the statement while speaking at a session at the White House with survivors of last week's Florida school shooting. Mark Barden, whose son was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in CT, said his wife, Jackie, a teacher, "will tell you that school teachers have more than enough responsibilities right now than to have to have the awesome responsibility of lethal force to take a life". Read More »

Sushma Swaraj to meet Canadian counterpart ahead of PM Modi-Trudeau talks

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Trudeau also met Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. There are 1.2 million people of Indian origin in Canada and around 500,000 of them hail from Punjab. The Canadian Prime Minister also did "parikarma" before entering the sun-soaked and glittering all-gold sanctum sanctorum. Matters are expected to further complicate as Trudeau is scheduled to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. Read More »

Trump challenges Sessions to probe Obama on Russian Federation

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As is usually the case with a Trump tweet, however, these points and their fact checks were quickly lost when everyone on Twitter realized that Trump had misspelled Sessions' last name. Trump does not think Sessions - one of his earliest supporters - has done enough to protect him from the Russian Federation probe. In August, the State Department retaliated against Russia's expulsion of USA diplomats by ordering Russian Federation to shutter three diplomatic posts in San Francisco, ... Read More »

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 »