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Proctor student charged with making a terroristic threat

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Regular school operations resumed at approximately 12:50 p.m. "We've joked, during drills, that it could never happen here", said Diehl, a 15-year-old sophomore at Stevens High School . I encourage you to speak with your student about their role in school safety. Please note: these events are mostly being planned by students, and are intended for students. Read More »

Former Bafana captain Steven Pienaar calls time on career

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The 35-year-old's finest spell came in the Premier League, joining Everton in 2007. West Ham manager, David Moyes, who signed Pienaar twice for Everton recently told BBC Africa of his fondness for the South African. "It was a very hard decision but now it has been made it is a weight lifted off my shoulders". Shaun Bartlett, who played with Pienaar at Bafana Bafana and also had a successful club career in England, said the talented midfielder could be proud of his achievements. Read More »

Killer Storm Clears Northeast US, No Power In 2.4 Million Homes, Offices

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More than 2,100 flights were canceled by airlines, most spread across airports in the Northeast. A brutal winter storm blasted the East Coast on Friday as it morphed from a nor'easter to a " bomb cyclone ". A winter storm headed up the eastern seacoast is projected to bring rain, winds up to 95kph and extreme high tides. However there likely will not be enough precipitation left in this area for any significant snow accumulation. Read More »

Nor'easter storm pummels East Coast

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The storm is undergoing a rapid intensification process called "bombogenesis," which means its central pressure is dropping quickly (an indicator of a storm's strength). Over 700,000 homes and businesses were without power in the U.S. Northeast, hundreds of flights were canceled at New York's three major airports and Boston's Logan International, and the federal government closed offices in Washington. Read More »

Santa Barbara coast evacuations cancelled

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County officials said minor roadway flooding and debris flows were possible around the Whittier Fire and Sherpa Fire burn areas and flooding was expected on Highway 101 near Gaviota State Park, Highway 154 over San Marcos Pass, and near Lake Cachuma. Read More »

Rocket launcher one of 57000 firearms handed in during gun amnesty

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The review that followed led to the gun amnesty with the states and Commonwealth agreeing to share the cost. The amnesty was the second such national scheme in Australia's history. "We've seen the shocking tragedy in Las Vegas ... We here not complacent about it". The government originally estimated 51,000 guns were turned over to the government in the country's first since the 1996 Port Arthur massacre, in which Martin Bryant killed 35 people. Read More »

Florida Senate holds rare session on school safety bill

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Kansas lawmakers in the Senate are expected to debate a bill next week that would take guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. I don't believe in arming the teachers. There was none of the chanting and interruptions of Monday's meeting, but there were plenty of tears. "Our children lost a friend". "This is your opportunity. Read More »

Donald Trump suggests death penalty for opioid dealers

When comparing to other countries that enforce the death penalty on drug dealers, Trump said the USA falls short. According to Wikipedia more than 14,000 people have been killed since Duterte declared a war on drugs and ordered the police and military to kill drug dealers without due process. Read More »

BJP leads in Tripura, Congress races ahead in Meghalaya

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I will not run away from taking the responsibility", he told reporters here when asked if he would accept the task of chief ministership. Shah's statement has not gone down well with the BJD leaders and ministers who are celebrating defeat of BJP in the recently concluded by-poll in Bijepur assembly seat. Read More »

Ben Carson cancels $31000 dining set

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Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, had announced Wednesday that he was opening an investigation into whether the redecoration request constituted "excessive spending". Carson also added that his wife helped pick out the furniture , and HUD wanted a new set because the other one was "old and raggedy". Carson tweeted Wednesday evening that he had done nothing wrong. Read More »

Nirav Modi refuses to join probe in PNB scam case: CBI

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He said the summonses were issued on 15 February, 17 February and 22 February, asking him to appear before the ED. But in all three replies, Modi had sought pardon from making a personal appearance before the investigating officer and asked the ED to ask him questions via e-mail, which according to the agency "unacceptable". Read More »

Man dies after shooting himself outside White House

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Authorities say a man fatally shot himself outside the White House on Saturday. Witnesses were escorted off site by the Secret Service, while onlookers were kept at a distance. It is unclear if the incident was politically connected in nature. White House reporters were put on lockdown following reports of the shooting, according to Fox News. Read More »

Italian Suspects in Slovak Journalist's Murder Released

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Kuciak was gunned down as he was about to publish an article that raised possible political links to Italian businessmen with alleged ties to Calabria's notorious 'Ndrangheta mafia supposedly operating in Slovakia . Fico on Friday denied that any such request was made. "We can not accept crimes against investigative journalists to become the new normality in Europe". Read More »

This one picture sums up climate change's growing role in coastal flooding

But it's ocean waves that pose the greatest threat to 22 million people living in coastal communities. "Conditions are actually going to be worse during the middle part of the night tonight than they were at the high tide during the day because the water has already been pushed toward the coast and the storm will be pretty much at its peak", said Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist at the private forecasting service Accuweather. Read More »

Senate elections underway in Pakistan

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Among the smaller parties, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal, National Party and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami party each won two seats, Jamati-e-Islami, Muthahida Qaumi Movement and Pakistan Muslim League Functional each got one seat. Faisal Subzwari from MQM-B congratulated Barrister Farogh Naseem - also MQM-B - on the latter's victory and apologised to supporters for the "pain and worry" caused by the weeks of drama in the lead-up to the election. Read More »

South Africa keep Australia in check on 1st day of series

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Paine was caught behind and Rabada's next delivery went within a whisker of kissing the top of off stump, with Pat Cummins boldly shouldering arms. His solid batting, coupled with a quick-fire cameo from Starc, who scored 35 runs off 25 balls, took Australia past that total and Marsh to the brink of a third Test century. Read More »

Storm brings wind, flooding and snow to US Northeast

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The so-called "nor-easter" storm brought hurricane-force winds with speeds of up to 129 kilometers per hour, the National Weather Service said , referring to it as a storm "we will never forget". Floods pound Boston and New York City . Michelle Shaffer, 45, of the coastal MA town of Hull, lost her appliances under 5 feet of water during the last big storm. Read More »

Vietnam President accorded ceremonial welcome

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The same day, President Tran Dai Quang, his spouse, and the Vietnamese delegation visited Viet Nam Phat Quoc Tu, the first Vietnamese Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, where he praised the monks' efforts to bring the cultural values of Vietnamese Buddhism to the home of the Buddha. Read More »

Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syria clashes

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On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG/PKK-ISIL terrorists from Afrin. The private Dogan news agency reported that intense fighting had broken out in the afternoon between Turkish special forces units recently deployed in Afrin and YPG members, who mounted an ambush with the help of tunnels. Read More »

Armed gardaí called and nine arrested after Lidl store ransacked

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Gardai have confirmed that substantial damage was caused to both premises. Gardaí have said another man, in his 30s, has been arrested for handling stolen property and is now being detained. A Lidl spokesman said: 'We are aware of the very serious incident at our Fotunestown Lane store this evening. There has also been another unconfirmed report of a third store being looted in the city, however it is not known where the alleged incident took place. Read More »

Puigdemont drops his bid for Catalonia leadership

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Jordi Sanchez is now in a Madrid prison on the charges of sedition. The Supreme Court is looking into whether two dozen Catalan separatists, including Mr Sanchez, should be charged for rebellion and sedition, which can be punished with decades in prison. Read More »

Avalanche at California ski resort leaves 2 injured

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On Friday, another snowboarder, Heather Turping, 39, heard someone scream " Avalanche! " as she saw a "cloud of snow coming down". The guest, identified by the Placer County Sheriff's Office as 42-year-old Rocklin resident Wenyu Zhang, was reported missing around 9 p.m. Read More »

No J&K in India map at reception hosted for Canadian PM

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In a background briefing arranged by the Prime Minister's Office, a senior government official last week suggested that Atwal's presence "was arranged by factions within the Indian government". Though Trudeau has maintained that he does not support Sikh extremists in the past as well as during his India visit, the Canadian media published several photographs of Trudeau with Atwal. Read More »

Attack on French embassy, army in Burkina Faso kills eight

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Other witnesses said there was an explosion near the headquarters of the Burkinabe armed forces and the French cultural centre, which are located about a km from the site of the first attack. French military spokesman Colonel Patrick Steiger told AFP said French forces in Burkina Faso "intervened in support" of the local military but "did not directly take part in the action". Read More »

OG&E crews return home after restoring power to parts of Puerto Rico

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A group of OG&E linemen are back home in Oklahoma after spending 40 days restoring power in parts of Puerto Rico . Bailey is from Wildwood, Florida and couldn't wait to make the almost 80 mile trip from St. PGA Tour players who typically would be playing the Puerto Rico Open this weekend instead teed off on Friday with LPGA and island sport stars in a 36-hole charity event. Read More »

Red weather warning extended in Louth until 9am Saturday

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Up to 60 volunteers from Clare Civil Defense will be on hand in Ennis tonight and tomorrow to assist emergency services during Storm Emma. Met Éireann issued a Status Red weather alert following heavy overnight snow of up to 10cm and will remain in place until Thursday at noon. Read More »

Ticket prices announced for Springboks' first Test under Erasmus

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Erasmus, who played 36 Tests for the Springboks from 1997-2001, replaces Allister Coetzee, who left the role last month halfway through his contract following a dismal two years for the team. Erasmus said he is delighted with the composition of his management team and said he will utilise the expertise of consultants and local coaches when needed: "I will call on our franchise coaches to assist me from time to time because they, after all, work with the players for the most of the time". Read More »

Front loader used in rescue from flooded street during Nor'easter

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The National Weather Service on Thursday issued a high wind and coastal flood warning for Suffolk County, which includes Emerson College. Like the storm that lashed the East Coast just after New Year's , this one has undergone "bombogenesis", which happens when pressure falls by 24 millibars in 24 hours. Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation condemns 'threatening' Russian Federation after weapons show

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He added to applause that names for the nuclear-powered cruise missile and the drone haven't yet been chosen, and suggested that the Defense Ministry run a nationwide contest for the best names. "I had my doubts", says Pavel Podvig, who runs the Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces blog . KELLY: But again, you say that you are going to use these weapons, these nuclear-powered weapons, if Russian Federation or its allies come under attack. Read More »

Pink Shirt Day: Canada Stands Against Bullying

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Feehan Catholic High School about the importance of Pink Shirt Day on February 27, 2018. "The students don't understand that what they send out there, they can't take back", said Annieville Elementary teacher Jennifer Goodale. McHenry, who displayed bullying behaviour while growing up, said each individual has the power to make a change, telling the crowd: "It's not about doing something insane, it's about doing something kind". Read More »

Billy Graham's Funeral Today Will Be His 'Last Crusade'

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At the time, it looks like President Donald Trump may be the only living President attending. Billy Graham's final resting place place is in the Billy Graham Library's Prayer Garden, beside his wife, Ruth, who died in 2007. Gerald Durley, pastor emeritus at Atlanta's Providence Missionary Baptist Church and one of co-chairs of Graham's 1994 Atlanta Crusade, arrived hours early for the service and said he'd met visitors from Japan, India and Australia. Read More »

US Auto Negotiator Is Said to Be Called Back From Nafta Talks

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Mexico is the number-one market for US dairy product exports, accounting for roughly one-fourth of total USA exports. "Demand will still be there, but USA chemicals on balance could be 6 percent more expensive compared to other suppliers around the world, be they chemical manufacturers based in Europe, Brazil or China", Dooley said. Read More »

Complaint filed against Kerala magazine, model over breastfeeding cover pic

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As per reports, the complaint filed by Vinod Mathew alleges that the picture is "lewd" in nature, and attempt to malign the image of womanhood. The hearing of the case has been scheduled for March 16. "I am proud of my body, so why not use it for a noble cause?" says Gilu, according to this article on The Guardian, adding, "I don't believe in these sorts of taboos". Read More »

When will beast from the east loosen its grip on Lincolnshire?

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Yellow means that you should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays, or the disruption of your day to day activities. Road closures, stranded vehicles and cancellations are widespread due to snow and ice. Virgin Trains East Coast lifted its ticket restrictions for services on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Most of the United Kingdom remains under severe weather alerts, with two red, two yellow, and two amber covering most of Britain - and the National Grid has revealed a ... Read More »

Drastic staff cuts at US Embassy in Cuba now permanent

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The investigation into the sonic attacks is ongoing, but there are no definitive answers at present as to the attacks' source or cause, the State Department said. The State Department cut the embassy's staff by more than half last September due to "attacks" that it said caused hearing loss, dizziness and fatigue in two dozen employees. Read More »

WTO 'clearly concerned' over new Trump tariffs

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Japan's benchmark Nikkei Index dropped 2.5 percent. The EU and Canada both expressed their opposition to the new tariffs shortly after they were announced , and said they weren't afraid to retaliate. "What saves one job can jeopardize another", she said. Many White House aides, including Mr. Trump's chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, appeared to be caught off guard by the decision; on Wednesday, Mr. Read More »

Iran's Rouhani pledges women to get access to stadiums - FIFA chief

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Infantino was criticised for attending the Tehran derby between Esteghlal and Persepolis on Thursday because attendance was limited to men only. Women did try to get in to watch Esteqlal play Persepolis but at least 35 were blocked. "We will see but I hope this experience which I made only yesterday afternoon can maybe help many, many women around the world". " Iran is a totally safe country", he said while welcoming "FIFA's non-political approach". Read More »

Deputy expected to lose life after foot chase shooting

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Police say it was during the foot pursuit that Deputy Pickett was shot. A witness did say that two suspects were driving recklessly while being pursued by police. According to court records, Baldwin has two prior felonies out of Boone County for theft. Pickett also had worked as a jailer for the Marion County sheriff for three years. Read More »

VP Mike Pence Visits Nashville; Speaks At Convention

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A few remarks brought the audience to their feet, including the decision to move the USA embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. He called President Trump the " most pro-life president in American history" and touted the anti-abortion actions by the Trump administration during his speech, including his appointment of conservative justices. Read More »

Theresa May to deliver keynote Brexit speech on Friday

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Referring to the European Commission chief, May said she will "be making it crystal clear to President (Jean-Claude) Juncker and others that we would never" agree to a customs divergence with Northern Ireland. Meanwhile on Friday, Mrs May's predecessor David Cameron said he believed the country had made a mistake with voting for Brexit but must maintain close economic ties with the bloc. Read More »

John Kelly renews defense in wake of Rob Porter abuse scandal

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Porter's two ex-wives accused President Donald Trump's former staff secretary of years of relentless verbal, emotional and physical domestic abuse - all of which Porter denied. During that briefing, Kelly addressed the response to the Porter allegations. "The reason the morale is awful is that the rule by fear and intimidation does not work in a civilian environment", Scaramucci said referring to Kelly. Read More »

This Burmese python gobbled an entire deer in Florida

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But the researchers moved the snake out of the wild into an open area that day, and the stressed python began to regurgitate the deer. They also said this discovery confirms that the Burmese python is an invasive species that is a threat to native wildlife. Read More »

Tiger Woods makes golf better, David Feherty says

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Adam Hadwin is the defending champion at the Valspar Championship, which will be held March 8-11 on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook . Woods is still able to enter most PGA Tour events whenever he'd like to because he has a high ranking on the PGA Tour priority list. Read More »

Counting of votes to start at 8

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Tripura went to polls on February 18, while elections were held in Meghalaya and Nagaland on February 27. In 2013, the BJP had badly lost all 13 seats it contested with a vote share of 6.2 per cent. In Meghalaya , BJP is likely to win on 8-12 seats, while NPP is likely to win on 23-27 seats. JanKiBaat-NewsX has predicted that the BJP-IPFT alliance in Tripura will win 35-45 seats with a vote share of 51 per cent. Read More »

Ohio State Basketball vs. Penn State: Big Ten Tournament preview

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The Nittany Lions shot 58 percent from the field and 78 percent from 3-point range in that game. The seventh-seeded Nittany Lions, behind 25 points from Tony Carr , beat No. That was when Carr would shine, two baskets in the final minutes, bringing his total to 25 points, turning a close game into an eventual eight-point margin. Read More »