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Met Eireann say cold weather warnings could be upgraded to Status Red

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Kent could be hit by a week-long Siberian cold and snow blast dubbed the "Beast from the East". "It's not just the United Kingdom that will be affected, much of Europe will see temperatures well below average". Temperatures will remain below normal but gradually become less cold. "Indeed, there is potential for this cold spell to be the coldest for several years in the south". Read More »

Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

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President Donald Trump disparaged an armed sheriff's deputy who was present during a massacre at a Florida high school last week but stayed outside the building, calling him a coward. For nearly a half-hour after a school shooter dropped his assault-style rifle and escaped Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , police officers thought they were seeing his actions live on the school's security system. Read More »

British PM "plays a blinder" at crucial Brexit meeting, say British media

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In a tabled amendment to the Trade Bill, Ms Soubry is hoping to alter the legislation in order to compel the Government to retain a customs union with the EU after leaving the bloc. "We, in any case, do not want our contribution to rise", said Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who is facing pressure at home not to stump up any extra cash for Brussels . Read More »

Trump Misspells Sessions' Name In Tweet Urging AG To Investigate Dems

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Why aren't Dem crimes under investigation? But on the charge that resulted in Friday's indictments of 13 Russians for meddling in the election by spreading fake news to damage Hillary Clinton and aid Donald Trump (and Bernie Sanders), Republicans part company with the President and with Special Counsel Robert Mueller . Read More »

West Virginia House OKs surplus funding to offset insurance

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Those issues include low pay, the lack of a long-term fix for rising health insurance costs and an erosion of support personnel positions, among other things. Governor Justice called the moves "a step in the right direction to addressing their pay issue". One GOP state senator told a crowd of teachers the demands came from "union bosses" - prompting one teacher to retort her father was a retired and ill 42-year Mine Worker. Read More »

Shooting victim's father confronts Marco Rubio at CNN event

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Rubio responded by saying that he did not believe that a ban on assault weapons would have prevented the shooting. Jaime Guttenberg was shot in the back during the Stoneman Douglas High school shooting. In a discussion at the town hall with Chris Grady , a senior at the high school , Rubio explained his new thinking on ammunition capacity. Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County declared the USA has had enough of deadly shootings and that he was personally saddened to have to go ... Read More »

Andreas Christensen can captain Chelsea - Antonio Conte

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Following the 1-1 draw against Barcelona on Tuesday night, he stressed that Chelsea will also need to agree to keep him if he is to honour his current deal, which runs until the end of next season. 'It doesn't matter. Christensen is having a fantastic season and showing great maturity . "He can also become the captain of this team". If I had to talk about all the mistakes I made in my career, we would have to be here for one day . Read More »

US Immigration Agency Removes 'Nation of Immigrants' From Its Mission Statement

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The federal agency tasked with managing immigration to the USA has changed its mission statement to reflect a new agenda, removing language that identified America as a "nation of immigrants ". According to Cissna, the term " customers " was scrubbed because it promotes the view that the agency's objective was to provide "the ultimate satisfaction of applicants and petitioners, rather than the correct adjudication of such applications and petitions according to the law". Read More »

UK Government Could Ban Plastic Straws In Fight Against Plastic

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He added that a balanced approach would be needed but said: "If it is bad, then banning it is a good thing". Water is being polluted and aquatic life is being injured and killed off on a huge scale due to the volume of plastic in the ocean, which straws contribute to in enormous numbers. Read More »

Swiss Gisin beats Shiffrin to combined gold in Alpine skiing

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This is set to be the last Games for Vonn, who hung on for a third Olympic medal after being 0.47 secs slower than Goggia. And 18-year-old Karen Chen needed to put her hand on the ice to keep from falling. So she stepped off the roller coaster after finishing fourth in the slalom. "She attacks full. She never quits and that's impressive". "I think it was a pretty big disadvantage to be honest". Read More »

Double bombing rocks Somalia's Mogadishu

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Al Shabaab have claimed responsibility for previous bombings and gun attacks in the capital. Jihadist rebels claimed the attack. Friday's double attack comes a day after Islow issued a warning of terrorist attacks at a Cabinet meeting. Concerns have been high over plans to hand over the country's security to Somalia's own forces as a 21,000-strong African Union force begins a withdrawal that is expected to be complete in 2020. Read More »

Trump says US-Australia relations are strong

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The two leaders haven't always seen eye-to-eye over the first 13 months of Trump's presidency. Turnbull told a news conference that he and Trump had agreed on new initiatives to deepen security and economic relations. 23, 2018. But once in the Oval Office, the two men gave only perfunctory statements professing the strong bonds between the two nations. "We will hopefully follow in your footsteps", Trump, talking about immigration policies, said. Read More »

Five must-watch moments from USA women's hockey team's gold medal win

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It thwarted Canada's Winter Games dynasty, ending the northern foe's streak of gold-medal wins at two . The win came only 4 years after Team USA lost in overtime to Canada at the 2014 Sochi Olympics . But they outlasted Switzerland in overtime in the playoff round and beat Sweden in a rematch in the quarterfinals, also in overtime. "I want to apologize to the IOC, IIHF, the PyeongChang Olympic Organizing Committee, Canadian Olympic Committee, Hockey Canada and most ... Read More »

European Union to double funding for military force in Sahel

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The 5,000-strong G5 Sahel force for Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali , Mauritania and Niger needs around 400 million euros for its mission along mostly desert borders, including near Libya - the main jumping-off point for thousands of African migrants bound for Italy. Read More »

Mueller Files New Fraud Charges Against Paul Manafort

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Mueller was appointed in May to investigate potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Manafort and his longtime lieutenant Rick Gates were served Thursday with 32-count indictments on tax and bank fraud charges, in addition to previous indictments on money laundering and conspiracy charges. Read More »

Teen arrested after 'credible' threat made at LNE high school

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Police responded to Halifax West High School on Thomas Raddall Avenue around 1 p.m. after receiving a threats call. Because of the widespread issue, security is being increased at all schools in the Mobile County region. "By working together we can support our students and make sure any walk out is done in a safe and secure manner". Please instruct your child that if they see anything on social media that is a concern, to immediately report it to an adult, such as a parent, principal, or ... Read More »

Student Survivors of Florida Shooting Called 'Crisis Actors'

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He then sent a second email to Tampa Bay Times reporter Alex Leary with a link to a conspiracy video saying, "There is a clip on youtube that shows Mr. One student was teased about being a "brown, bald lesbian". They captured the shooting in real time, tweeting about what was happening and interviewing classmates about what they were experiencing . Read More »

Here Are Some Milestones to Look For at this Year's Winter Olympics

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She took gold in the women's 4×5-kilometer relay, silver in the 15-kilometer skiathlon and bronze in the 10-kilometer freestyle. Ahn was excluded from competing in his native South Korea after the International Olympic Committee refused to grant him an invitation amid its vetting of Russia's athletes for possible doping links. Read More »

Europa League: Borussia Dortmund's Michy Batshuayi slams Atalanta fans for racist chants

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During the encounter, the Atalanta fans, who have had a tainted reputation of demoralizing players through racial slurs targeted the latest Dortmund recruit in a brutal way which didn't go down well with the player. Atalanta were punished as recently as January after Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly was subjected to racist abuse during a Serie A match. "I'll be honest, I didn't hear them". Read More »

Tot found almost decapitated in trash bag at home, dad arrested

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A 37-year-old man has been ordered held without bail, after he was charged with slashing his 2-year-old son's throat and almost decapitating him, because the boy was keeping him awake. Deenihan said the father confessed to the grisly crime while in police custody. "This is the kind of slaying that keeps police officers up at night", Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said during the press conference. Read More »

Car Rams Security Barrier Outside White House

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No further information was immediately available. The Secret Service said in a Tweet: "The vehicle did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex". The ramming occurred closer to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House rather than the White House proper. There is a heavier presence of Australian media at the White House because President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Turnbull met and held a news conference there. Read More »

Russian Federation says it will consider United Nations cease-fire in Syria

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Earlier, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for the immediate suspension of "all war activities" in the Damascus suburb, where he said 400,000 people are living "in hell on earth". The regime, which is supported by Russian forces, intensified its operations against the enclave near Damascus on Sunday. "We offer our condolences to the families of those killed and wounded and call on the worldwide community to condemn these horrific attacks", the White House said in a statement ... Read More »

#BoycottNRA: US bank, auto rental company cut ties with NRA

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The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms. "It's a weird fact that in this country our jewelry stores all over this country are more important than our children, our banks, our airports, our National Basketball Association games, our NFL games, our office buildings, our movie stars, our politicians, they are all more protected than our children at school", he said. Read More »

Sena chief Uddhav takes dig at Sharad Pawar over his reservation comment

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The getting together of Pawar and Thackeray would worry Fadnavis, especially since his ally Shiv Sena is also threatening to walk out of the alliance. Pawar even went on to criticise several steps taken by the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre which includes demonetisation and also the bullet train project. Read More »

Michael Porter Jr. cleared to play, team confirms

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Tigers coach Cuonzo Martin is scheduled to meet with reporters Friday to discuss the situation. As Martin alluded to last week, being cleared for basketball activity doesn't necessarily mean Porter will immediately return for games. Louis Post Dispatch. Instead, Porter has played just two minutes for the Tigers this season. If he can return, stay healthy and show he's still one of the top players in the nation, then perhaps he'll convince National Basketball Association scouts he's worth a ... Read More »

Kilos of Cocaine was Found at the Russian Embassy in Argentina

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They then arrested three Argentine customs officers, the Russians who got the suitcases at the airport, and a former Russian diplomat. It's exactly the opposite: the success of this operation was ensured by the effective actions of the Russian ambassador and diplomatic personnel. Read More »

NJ's wild weather: Freezing rain, sleet possible as temperatures plummet

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We're continuing to remain dry this evening and for the first part of the night. The middle of the week, February 28, could bring a 30 per cent chance of rain showers or flurries and a high of 5 C. That said, we expect most of the storms during the morning hours then less activity during the afternoon. Isolated to scattered showers will be possible Saturday afternoon and evening. Read More »

Late pastor Billy Graham to lie in honour in US Capitol

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Throughout his career as a preacher, the Rev. Billy Graham's message of faith drew massive crowds of believers to tents, arenas and stadiums. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. Read More »

Weather Service reports heavy snow at Pulliam

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The National Weather Service said the Sioux Falls regional airport received about 3.6 inches of snow overnight. With the several rounds of heavy rain today and through the weekend, Little Rock to Pittsburgh could see an additional 3 to 5 inches - or more - of rain. Read More »

Call to halt Syrian bombing in Ghouta By

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Speaking after meeting his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic, Lavrov said that Russian Federation was the initiator of today's discussion at the UN Security Council about the draft resolution on the implementation of a 30-day humanitarian truce in Syria. Read More »

Turkish airstrikes hit convoy entering Afrin

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Human Rights Watch has criticized the Ankara government's ongoing cross-border offensive in Syria's northwestern region of Afrin against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), stating that the Turkish military has failed to adopt necessary measures to avoid civilian casualties. Read More »

United Nations special envoy for Syria calls for immediate truce

The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a vote at 11 a.m. EST Friday on a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded. Further, the draft resolution lacked the support of all Council members, Nebenzia claimed, emphasizing that his delegation had repeatedly asked what measures were in place to ensure the implementation of the proposed ceasefire, but had yet to receive an answer. Read More »

Canadian police charge suspected serial killer with sixth murder

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Clockwise from left: Majeed Kayhan, 58; Dean Lisowick, 47; Soroush Marmudi, 50; Selim Esen, 44 and Andrew Kinsman, 49. Police say more charges could be filed. The gruesome discovery of McArthur's alleged trail of victims has rattled Toronto's Gay Village, a neighborhood known for its predominantly gay population. Read More »

Trump's new blame for shootings

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Trump also pointed to violence online and in video games as causes for gun violence , and anxious that young people who see violence in film, online, and in video games are being shaped by it. They've had ratings for DECADES. According to him, the Violence in the Video Games and films are shaping the minds of young people. Many types of research are being done that have their prime focus set on Video Games and real-life violence. Read More »

United States to open Jerusalem embassy 'in May 2018'

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Much of the rest of the embassy personnel will remain for now in Tel Aviv . The officials say Congress is being notified of the impending move on Friday. Katz said the U.S. Embassy will initially be located on a compound in Jerusalem's Arnona neighborhood that now houses the consular operations of the Consulate General Jerusalem. Read More »

Pence blasts media for 'fawning' North Korean coverage

Unification ministry spokesperson Baik Tae-hyun earlier in the day said Seoul would focus on what could be achieved through dialogue, rather "who the counterpart is and his past". However, a meeting between the two will not take place, according to South Korean officials. Her visit coincides with that of a North Korean official, Kim Yong Chol , the vice-chairman of the North's ruling Workers' Party's Central Committee. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn 'in Chesterfield' on the day of alleged Czech spy meeting

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Shadow global trade secretary Barry Gardiner made the comments as he attempted to shrug off questions about Mr Corbyn's encounters. The shadow worldwide trade secretary told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme the claim Corbyn had worked with Jan Sarkocy , a Czechoslovakian agent, to hand over British secrets was "stupid". Read More »

'Alleged threat' closes St. Francis Area Schools Friday

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Police said they would release more information soon. Bremerton police later said the threat originated in New Mexico and a student was taken into custody. 23, out of an abundance of caution". Media reports say Lancaster High School closed after receiving a threatening telephone call on Thursday. Logan-Hocking School District officials announced that classes throughout the district were canceled Friday "due to a threat made toward area schools" that police are investigating. Read More »

Banned Blatter vouches for Morocco bid

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The only tournament staged in Africa so far were the 2010 finals in South Africa, something Blatter is immensely proud of. "And it is time for Africa again!", said Blatter on Twitter . In the 2022 race, for example, I believe - though I am not aware that he has ever confirmed this - that Blatter was alone in casting his first-round ballot for Australia. Read More »

Icy Friday am commute on tap; rain likely this weekend

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New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. A 10 percent chance of snow showers after 11pm. Sunny, with a high near 44. By Wednesday models start to diverge on timing of precipitation especially on Thursday with one model indicating precipitation continuing while the other model has the area drying out Wednesday night . Read More »

Freewheeling Trump at CPAC touts armed teacher proposal

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Trump is preparing to "sign the largest investment in our national defense since the days of Ronald Reagan" and is "giving ... peace officers the respect and the resources they deserve". "We have put more great conservative ideas into use than perhaps ever before in American history". Ninety percent of working Americans are getting a tax cut, he said. Read More »

Gov. Malloy Blasts NRA Leader Wayne LaPierre

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He said , "They hide behind labels like Democrat, left-wing and progressive to make their socialist agenda more palatable, and that is terrifying". "Socialism is a movement that loves a smear". LAPIERRE: As usual, the opportunist wasted not one second to exploit tragedy for political gain. But there were no words of support from the NRA for his minimum-age proposal - and outright opposition from organisations of teachers and school security guards regarding the idea of arming ... Read More »

Pence says 'America is leading in space, once again'

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The Department of Transportation would require a single license for all types of launch and re-entry vehicle operations and transform the launch and re-entry regulatory process from one of prescriptive requirements to a performance based licensing regime. Read More »

Trump to announce 'largest ever' North Korea sanctions

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The Trump administration has launched new sanctions against 50 vessels, shipping companies, and trade businesses in the latest bid to ratchet up pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program. "I say the United States of America doesn't stand with murderous dictatorships, we stand up to murderous dictatorships, and we will keep standing strong until North Korea stops threatening our country, our allies or until they abandon their nuclear and ballistic missiles once and for all", Pence told ... Read More »

UN Security Council set to vote on motion calling for Syria ceasefire

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More than 400 people have been killed in the five-day assault by the Syrian government on Eastern Ghouta, which UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has described as " hell on earth " for civilians. A new vote was likely Friday. In a concession to Russian Federation, the draft was amended last week to specify that the ceasefire does not apply to the Islamic State group or Al-Qaeda, but Lavrov appeared to put forward new demands. Read More »