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Women celebrating women: Ways to celebrate International Women's Day

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The panel includes the Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter, Victoria University of Wellington historian Professor Charlotte Macdonald, board chair and former CEO Mele Wendt, National Council of Women of New Zealand president Vanisa Dhiru and Georgina Beyer, the world's first transgender woman elected to Parliament. Read More »

Heavy, wet snow snarls commuters, travelers alike in Northeast

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The National Weather Service (NWS) warned about a "potent" nor'easter - the second winter storm in less than a week - Wednesday into Thursday. Up to a foot of snow is expected to fall on New York City and surrounding New Jersey and CT suburbs, with up to two feet further inland, and wind gusts could create "near-whiteout conditions" for travelers, the National Weather Service said. Read More »

Democrats Mobilized by Anger at Trump Surge in Texas Primaries

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In the U.S. Senate primary, incumbent Ted Cruz easily won the Republican nomination and will face Democratic Representative Beto O'Rourke in November. But the increase in participation was much greater for Democrats. The geographic pattern is evocative of former state Sen. And Texas Sen. Sylvia Garcia won the Democratic nomination to replace Democratic Rep. Read More »

Patience key for Juventus - Allegri

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We struggled in the first half, above all by losing the ball and they were deadly in those situations. I repeat: three chances, two goals. The Italian champions went into the game needing a win to advance to the quarter final stage of the competition after playing a pulsating 2-2 draw at the Juventus Stadium a fortnight ago. Read More »

Liverpool do not fear any opponents in the Champions League - Firmino

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They are all good teams (left in the draw). The sight of the skipper leaving the pitch in some discomfort prompted some concern on an otherwise straight forward evening for the Premier League side, but the England global eased any worries in his post-match interview, insisting the problem was nothing more than a dead leg. Read More »

Britain First leaders jailed for anti-Muslim hate crimes

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Jayda Fransen, 31, filmed and posted online videos of people who she wrongly believed were defendants in a rape trial at Canterbury Crown Court in May previous year, in a case that led to the conviction of three Muslim men and a teenager. The pair also posted offensive leaflets to houses in the area where the defendants lived. "In each case, they instead targeted innocent members of the public", a spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said. Read More »

Air strikes on Eastern Ghouta kill 45, say monitors

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 60 people in the besieged rebel enclave were left struggling to breathe after air strikes and barrel bombs hit the towns of Saqba and Hammuriyeh. The U.N. Security Council is meeting behind closed doors to discuss the failure of the cease-fire it demanded throughout Syria on February 24. Rebel spokesman Wael Olwan dismissed the offer on Tuesday, saying it was "psychological warfare". Read More »

Senate significantly amends House education funding proposal, schism remains

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The Family Foundation criticized media coverage over the weekend and contended that it never sought to block SB 48, though the organization did issue a news release on Thursday expressing its opposition to the bill as it was then written and criticizing the bill's supporters as not being "willing to budge in any substantial way from their flawed approach". Read More »

Doshi first Indian to win Pritzker architecture prize

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For his numerous contributions as an architect, urban planner, teacher, for his steadfast example of integrity and his tireless contributions to India and beyond, the Pritzker Architecture Prize Jury selects Balkrishna Doshi as the 2018 Pritzker Laureate. Read More »

Florida school shooting suspect charged with 17 counts of murder

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The bill would see some school staff as volunteer armed "guardians", something each school could decide to opt in to. Bans bump stocks, the modification device that converts a semi-automatic weapon into a fully automatic one. The Florida state House spent around five hours Tuesday on its version of the bill, debating three dozen amendments that would introduce more restrictions, including one to eliminate the concealed carry program for school employees. Read More »

Expert reviews bone measurements and says they're likely Amelia Earhart's remains

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They were found along with a number of items that may have belonged to her, including a woman's shoe, a box created to hold a Sextant, and a Benedictine bottle, which she was known to carry with her. In a failed attempt to circumnavigate the globe, the famed American pilot's Lockheed Model 10 Electra plane went missing somewhere over the central Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937. Read More »

IEC confirms Atul Gupta is registered to vote

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Meanwhile, Home Affairs Director-General Mkhuseli Apleni has tried to clarify Gigaba's comments during a media briefing on Tuesday afternoon. "Atul Gupta was naturalised before the tenure of Malusi Gigaba at Home Affairs, therefore Gigaba never dealt with the granting of citizenship to Atul who was naturalised on November 2002 having satisfied the ordinary resident requirements for naturalisation", Apleni said. Read More »

Cape Henlopen letter shares details on student "walkout" planned for next week

Later in the morning, students observed 18 minutes of silence in the school's courtyard: One minute for every victim who died in the Parkland shooting , plus another minute for Sierra-Plummer. The walkout is planned to demand action for school safety and against gun violence. "For me watching it, it really hit home as being something like Cumberland Valley", she said. Read More »

CM Mamata Banerjee directs DGP to upgrade Police Stations

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee too has been pitching for a united opposition. "They are doing this to set off a riot between the two communities". In fact, it is Mamata, who has started an attempt to form a non-BJP platform and was seeking cooperation of all the other regional parties. Congress has not been a part of the deliberations, though one leader said that once its party chief Rahul Gandhi returned, they may get in touch with him. Read More »

Knife attack stabbing spree in Vienna injures 3 - manhunt underway

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Several people are reportedly injured after a man went on a knife rampage in Vienna , Austria. The incident took place near the Austrian capital's famous Prater Park around 19:45 local time (18:45 GMT). Eight emergency service vehicles were present at the scene and the U1 subway line was temporarily halted between 8.15pm and 8.45pm, although service has now resumed. Read More »

White House quietly allows hunting trophies to be imported

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reversed an Obama-era ban on elephant trophy imports. The president's sons Donald Trump Jnr and Eric Trump are both avid game hunters. Supporters of big game hunting say the practice provides funding for conservation efforts and local economies. "The president has been very clear in the direction that his administration will go", a Fish and Wildlife Service spokesperson told NBC News - but would not comment further on next steps, as the ... Read More »

Gov. Scott proposes $500 million plan for safer schools

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The legislation also includes million of dollars in funds for mental health, a memorial honoring the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school victims who lost their lives, and hardening for the school buildings. Todd Kaminsky announced legislation that would change NY penal law to explicitly prohibit teachers from carrying guns in schools. The Florida Senate passed an amendment , 20-18, to a school safety bill on Monday that would allow school staff members to carry firearms on campuses. Read More »

O'Rourke defends gun control stance in Texas Senate race

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Democratic turnout in Tuesday's Texas primaries broke a 16-year slump but Republicans continued to dominate, particularly in the wide open spaces. "We have candidates everywhere, and that means we are reaching voters who haven't heard from Democrats in a long time", Texas Democratic Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa told the Associated Press . Read More »

Daylight saving time starts this weekend

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During Daylight Saving Time, the sun sets one hour later in the evenings, so the need to use electricity for household lighting and appliances is reduced. During Daylight Saving Time, more people travel to and from school and work and complete errands during the daylight. For the bill to become law, Florida Gov. Read More »

Still-Unidentified Lottery Winner Gets Her Dough … But Will She Stay Anonymous?

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Boston 25 News was told the lucky victor will also announce today which charities she plans on donating a portion of the money too. A judge has not yet ruled on the woman's request to stay anonymous. She announced through her lawyers a donation of $150,000 to Girls Inc ., a nonprofit organization that advocates for girls, according to The Union Leader . Read More »

Drunk man runs from cops, gets hit by his own vehicle

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Fairfax County police say they tried to pull the man over but he drove off. His auto was still in drive though, so when he ran in front of it, he was knocked down by the vehicle. Authorities said 30-year-old Isaac Bonsu led police on a chase and jumped out of the vehicle to led officers on a foot pursuit in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County. Read More »

Kushner heads to Mexico following Trump-Peña Nieto dispute

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The meeting will center on immigration, trade, security and economics, a Trump administration official told The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. Kushner is also expected to meet with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, who orchestrated Trump's 2016 visit to the country during the height of Trump's presidential campaign. Read More »

Two students shot at high school in Alabama

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Police say an accidential high school shooting left a student with life-threatening injuries. "Students have been released and police are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting", the statement read. Birmingham Police said it happened at Huffman High School just after the last bell rang for the day. A third person, who is not a student, was injured, but it is unknown to what extent. Read More »

US Holocaust Museum revokes award to Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi

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She was the first recipient of the award other than its namesake, the famous Holocaust survivor and fellow Peace Prize recipient. In November, Suu Kyi was stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford award, which honored her in 1997 for "her opposition to oppression and military rule in Burma". Read More »

No Imminent Reunion Tour For The Spice Girls

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When quizzed on rumours the Spice Girls would be taking to the stage at London Pride, Mel said: "That would be a very fitting place for the Spice Girls to reform but unfortunately I don't think you'll be seeing the Spice Girls on stage this year". Read More »

Storm forces flight cancellations at Burlington airport

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Most flights between Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport and Newark or Philadelphia for Wednesday have been canceled, with one afternoon Philadelphia departure still listed as delayed. Richards said the Burlington area (weather-wise) is now fine. NY public schools as well as city public services and courts were open as usual - but late Tuesday in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy announced school closures and declared a state of emergency. Read More »

North Korea Breakthrough? Don't Tell the Neocons!

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New Delhi has been cutting back on trade with North Korea but has maintained diplomatic links. "The statements coming out of South Korea and North Korea have been very positive". South Korean President Moon Jae In said yesterday sanctions on North Korea will not be eased for the sake of a summit between the two sides as Chinese state media repeated Beijing's line that talks are the only way to end the nuclear stand-off. Read More »

Saudi crown prince labelled 'architect of Yemen war'

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Mr al-Jubeir told BBC Radio 4's Today programme the expected protests would not affect the crown prince's visit . The inclusion of the prestigious trip to Chequers and two audiences with the British royal family demonstrate the extent to which London is prepared to endorse reforms in Saudi Arabia which have loosened social restrictions on women. Read More »

China leads WTO nations in protest over Trump tariffs

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Challenging the tariffs through the World Trade Organization, Antweiler says, would be the best course of action for Canada , and he has little doubt Canada would win. "We cannot see how the European Union, friends and allies in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, can be a threat to global security in the US", Malmstrom said. Read More »

Sierra Leone begins general elections to elect new president

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Front-runners are Samura Kamara, the incumbent's pick as successor, and Julius Maada Bio, the man who was defeated in the 2012 election. They are also hoping for an end to the corruption allegations which have dogged the outgoing president, Ernest Bai Koroma's, administration. Read More »

Focusing The Bull-Eye on Shares Cheniere Energy Partners, LP (AMEX:CQP)

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The stock increased 0.77% or $1.7804 during the last trading session, reaching $232.1504. About 70,983 shares traded. It has outperformed by 2.72% the S&P500. The stock presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $34.00. USB has a beta of 0.92 and LNG's beta is 1.59. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.11305, the 3 month is 1.07944, and the 1 month is now 0.94890. Read More »

Air India denies receiving permission to fly to Israel over Saudi airspace

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Air India will fly to Israel through Saudi Arabia's air space in the carrier's first direct flight to the Jewish State, a company spokesman was quoted as announcing Wednesday by the Times of Israel. Finally, the Saudi authorities, ending a 70-year ban and marking a dramatic diplomatic shift, have allowed the flight to overfly Saudi airspace. "Air India will gain a significant and unfair advantage over El Al with respect to flights between Israel and India", CEO Gonen Usishkin said in the ... Read More »

Memo to the President on Saudi Arabia

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Britain is rolling out the red carpet for Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, who had lunch with the queen at Buckingham Palace and was due to dine with Prince Charles and Prince William. The war has killed more than 10,000 people and driven the Arab world's poorest country to the brink of starvation, while the Houthi rebels remain in firm control of the capital, Sanaa , and much of the north. Read More »

More Democrats voted early in Texas Primary

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According to the Texas Secretary of State's office , out of the state's 15 largest counties, 465,245 Democrats cast an early ballot. 6 p.m. This election is more important than previous mid-term primaries because of all the retirements and resignations we've had in North Texas . Read More »

Parkland Victims' Families Push For 'Layers Of Security' At Schools

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Every member who voted against were Republicans. "The whole goal is to try to limit the amount of individuals that can carry guns in the classroom", said Sen. House members asked probing questions about arming teachers in Tuesday's session. "At a time when there are serious school safety issues to address so we can better protect students on Long Island and across the state, all Todd Kaminsky can do is grandstand", Reif said. Read More »

Secret YouTube Videos Filmed By 'House Of Horrors' Teenager Emerge

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In one video, she sings the words, "You blame me for everything, you blame me in every way, you blame me for what they say, what they say". Investigators said the two dogs were treated better than the children. Prosecutors last week added three counts of child abuse against both suspects and one new account of assault against Louise Turpin, according to the Desert Sun. Read More »

Senate Votes To Set 17 As Minimum Age To Marry

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Thundering cheers echoed around the capitol throughout the day Tuesday as this pay raise bill made it's way through committee and both chambers. Senate Bill 133, sponsored by Sen. Sen. Chris Rothfuss, D-Laramie, said he liked the House's proposal. There also was talk of cuts to Medicaid, which are possible, but House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, said that would be on the bottom of his list to cut. Read More »

11-year-old arrested after making threats to school

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A fourth arrest involved an 11-year-old student from Emma B. Ward Elementary School. The school operated normally Tuesday, officials said, as police conducted their investigation. Police said a student reported to a teacher she received text messages from an 11-year-old male saying that he was going to bring a knife to school and kill her. Read More »

Rahul leads Cong MPs protest in Parliament Complex on PNB issue

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The disruption in Parliament meant no work got done. The Parliament could see interruption on diamond businessman Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi who are allegedly swindle the Punjab National Bank (PNB) and other banks of Rs. "This is a big national scam". Mr. Sharma said that in view of the growing current account because of huge imports of gold and crude oil, the UPA government in 2013 had imposed restrictions on import of gold and made it mandatory to export 20% of imported ... Read More »

Aussie men win third Malaysia hockey game

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A different-looking India, from the listless one who lost 2-4 to Australia, played the hosts on Wednesday as they scored three goals in nine minutes in the final quarter to dent Malaysia's chances to finish in the top two. Australian skipper Mark Knowles was accurate in his attempt as he sent the ball past Krishan Pathak like a bolt, giving Australia a 1-0 lead. India can still make it to the final if other results go their way. Read More »

Child marriage numbers falling

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South Asia has witnessed the largest decline in child marriage in the last 10 years, from a prevalence of 49 percent to 30 per cent, it said. Going deep into the report by UNICEF , around 25 million child marriages were prevented globally in the last decade (2005-06 and 2015-16). Read More »

Conrad K Sangma takes oath as Meghalaya CM

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Eleven other ministers were also sworn in the same day. According to power sharing formula, UDP leader and former chief minister Donkupar Roy is likely to be the new Speaker of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. Reacting to former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma's description of the MDA government as a "bundle of contradiction", Conrad Sangma admitted that running a coalition would always be a challenging task. Read More »

USA embassy in Ankara to open on March 7

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All detainees are citizens of Syria. Police conducted the operation as part of an investigation into an alleged terror attack plot on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara , the source added. The United States embassy in Ankara will reopen on March 7, the U.S. Press Attaché in Ankara David Gainer said late Tuesday. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag told reporters on Monday that 4,045 "I.S. Read More »

Supreme Court delivers ruling on right to life

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Had the High Court findings been upheld, even if the amendment were to be repealed later this year, it was considered conceivable legal challenges aiming at safeguarding the unborn could be mounted. The unborn does not have inherent rights beyond the right to life that is contained in the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, the Supreme Court has ruled. Read More »