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President Trump says 'make a difference,' but will he be bold?

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The president made no mention of the topic Thursday during his first public remarks on the shooting , though he did pledge to address mental health issues and school security. Cruz, 19, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder and was being held without bond in the Broward County Jail. Trump is reluctant to tighten gun control . Read More »

Turkey: 6 journalists sentenced to life over failed coup

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One other defendant was acquitted. Mehmet Altan, an economics professor and journalist, and his brother Ahmet, also a journalist, were accused of giving coded messages on a television talk show a day before the abortive military putsch. The defendants were charged with attempts against Turkey's constitution and membership of a terror organisation. "Every day those journalists spend in jail will be a day of mourning for the rule of law and free expression in Turkey", Suzanne Nossel, ... Read More »

Celebrities React To Florida School Shooting And Call For Gun Control

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Thousands attended a vigil to mourn the 17 victims who were slaughtered by a 19-year-old former student at a high school in Florida which had ousted him for indiscipline. "Children are being murdered". Actually - you've done worse than nothing'. He pledged to work with state and local officials to "help secure our schools and tackle the hard issue of mental health", adding that safe schools would be a key focus when he meets with governors and state attorneys general later this month. Read More »

Brick-throwing burglar knocks accomplice out cold

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As one man steps up to the window and begins to smash it with the brick, his accomplice stands back and winds up for a throw. The Shanghai Public Security Bureau, who released the clip on Chinese social media, reportedly wrote "If all burglars were like this, we wouldn't need to work overtime", per 9News . Read More »

President Trump postpones Penn. rally after shooting

Intercut with clips from Trump's speech , Kimmel explained that he was in complete agreement with the points being raised - that, yes, no child or teacher should ever be in danger in school, and that no parent should fear for their sons or daughters. Read More »

German newspaper says reporter detained in Turkey freed

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Yücel, Die Welt's Istanbul correspondent who was arrested on February 14, was accused of spreading terror propaganda for the PKK and inciting hatred. "Finally! Best news ever". Yucel's freedom has been a cause celebre in Germany amid Turkey's strained relations with Europe after a failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016. Read More »

Kylie Jenner struggling with baby Stormi, Travis Scott not helping

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Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott shut down break-up rumors by posing together for their first picture since the birth of their daughter Stormi Webster . He gave her the ring when she first got pregnant, but Stormi is their priority, not getting married. Tyga replied , "Nah man, you just get older, you feel me?" Jenner announced last week that she gave birth to a baby girl February 1. Read More »

US Intelligence Chiefs Claim Russia Planning to Meddle in 2018 Election

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He suggested the Trump administration start by requesting interim reports between government agencies on election interference. FBI Director Christopher Wray said that Chinese spies are prevalent in American universities. But Coats acknowledged that the U.S.is "behind the curve" in coming up with policies to penalize those who hack America's critical infrastructure, interfere with elections, undermine the government or hit financial institutions. Read More »

Florida school shooting: Who is Nikolas Cruz?

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A family lawyer who took Cruz in after his adoptive mother's death said he was "depressed" and had attended therapy sessions. Another student had stronger words: "I don't want your condolences you f****** price (sic) of sh*t, my friends and teachers were shot". Read More »

Shooting suspect fled school with students; was arrested at McDonalds

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Some bodies remained inside the school on Thursday as authorities investigate the crime scene, the sheriff said. Chris Hixon , who was the athletic director at the school, was also confirmed dead by local media. "There were problems with him previous year threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus", he said. More than a dozen other people were injured in the shooting spree. Read More »

Donald Trump heading to Florida to meet 'bravest people'

They are among thousands attending the gathering Thursday night in Parkland, Fla . The Broward County Sheriff said the suspected shooter bought a drink at a Subway and stopped at a McDonald's in the hour after the massacre of 17 people. Lowy said she regrets not doing more . "We're going back. We're scrubbing the information". Jim Lewis, the family's lawyer, told WPTV: "They are heartbroken". Read More »

FBI Says It Failed to Pursue Warning on Florida School Shooter

More details about his unremarkable life emerged as he appeared in court via videolink, handcuffed and wearing an orange jumpsuit. "He's a broken human being", public defender Melisa McNeill told reporters. Police say a student brought a gun to school and it went off in her bag - injuring two students. The assailant wore a gas mask as he stalked into the school carrying a rifle, ammunition cartridges and smoke grenades, then pulled a fire alarm, prompting students and staff to pour from ... Read More »

Women accusing Patrick Brown of sexual misconduct facing social media backlash

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A caucus source confirmed to the National Post that the recording of Brown was of a conference call he had with Tory MPPs after his emotional, late-night news conference about sexual-misconduct allegations against him on January 24. Now, a man who knows the accuser is disputing another key part of her story. "He pulled down his trousers said, and I don't know if he said "suck my dick" or 'put this in your mouth, ' but something along those lines" she told CTV News. Read More »

Myanmar army chief honoured by Thailand despite Rohingya crisis

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About 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled army-led violence in Buddhist-majority Myanmar since last August and are living in refugee camps in Bangladesh. "We stand in solidarity with the Rohingya people and other ethnic minorities as they struggle to see their rights respected". "They want to return, they're not people who want to get refugee status in other countries". Read More »

Seattle-area college on lockdown after reports of gunfire

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The school, which is about 17 minutes south of Seattle, educates almost 17,000 students, all of whom received an alert around 9:05 a.m. Friday morning telling them and the college staff to lock down classrooms and offices. The college has confirmed that the lockdown is not a drill. "Barricade doors and windows". The school posted on in a message on its website that it was responding to an "active threat on campus". Read More »

Punjab Chief Minister To Receive Justin Trudeau At Amritsar

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Trudeau's cabinet has as many as four Sikh ministers. Meetings are scheduled with a number of Indian CEOs and business leaders, with visits to some of India's biggest tourist sites, including the famed Taj Mahal in Agra, Jama Mosque, and Sabarmati Ashram, one of the former homes of Mahatma Gandhi. Read More »

After deadly Florida school shooting, Rep. Carbajal pushes for gun bill passage

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We know who owns you. This should all take place in required classes from the time a child is in fourth or fifth grade until they're graduating high school . To do so, Second Amendment purists contend, would be to violate his rights, as if the Founding Fathers thought every citizen in a well-regulated militia should have a right to equip himself with more lethal firepower than the British expended at the battles of Lexington and Concord, where only 49 colonists died. Read More »

Former President Zuma will not attend Sona

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Ramaphosa delivered a message of optimism and renewal after a dramatic week in which he was elected by ruling party lawmakers following the resignation of predecessor Jacob Zuma , whose tenure was marked by corruption scandals. "Ramaphosa must give a clear policy direction on how to uplift the economy and create more jobs". Some economists and political analysts questioned the credentials of Gigaba when he was named to head Treasury in March past year, replacing Pravin Gordhan who had built ... Read More »

Turkey seeks 18 years jail for German-Turkish journalist

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Germany has been pressing for months for the release of Yucel, detained since last February on suspicion of spreading propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation and inciting violence. Asked whether his trip would be a "new opening" in relations between Poland and Germany, Morawiecki said on Friday morning: "I think that these relations are quite good in economic terms and in other areas, so we do not need a completely new opening or a reset or anything like that". Read More »

Partho Chattopadhyay: No Pariksha Par Charcha in West Bengal schools and colleges

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He quoted a line from a poem of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee - haar nahi manunga (I will not accept defeat). He reconciled an incident where 99 of the 103 Jan Sangh's candidates lost their election deposits. He gave the example of the Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris, who won a bronze medal in the ongoing Winter Olympic Games, just eleven months after suffering a life threatening injury. Read More »

PNB fraud case: Fresh FIR against Gitanjali Group

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At the time, PNB had said it was digging into records to examine the magnitude of the fraud . Reports say that Nirav Modi is now in Switzerland. He is worth US$1.73 billion according to Forbes , placing him 85th on India's rich list . ED officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said five properties belonging to Modi and the other accused in Mumbai were sealed by the agency. Read More »

22 families evacuated after huge sinkhole opens up in Rome

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One woman told Italian state broadcaster Rai: "In the last days while the workers were working, I felt the floor of the house tremble and we were very anxious". However, the sinkhole is near a construction site, where workers are building residential structures, according to public broadcaster RAI News. Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi visited the site earlier today, where he explained that the construction site has been closed amid the ongoing investigation and said that those responsible would ... Read More »

Akshay Kumar installs sanitary pad vending machine in Mumbai

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We were anxious because it was a risk. A week after the release of his film, the actor was spotted installing pad vending machine in Mumbai Central ST Bus Depot. Filmmaker R. Balki, whose latest film " Pad Man " is yet to release in Pakistan, says banning the movie means being unfair to women and humanity. Reacting to this, Twinkle Khanna said, "I think women menstruate no matter where you put a boundary or a border". Read More »

Rain tapers early, then winds pickup and temperatures drop Friday

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Temperatures on Friday have fallen 40 degrees from Thursday . It will be a little on the breezy side with winds out of the southwest around 10-20 miles per hour. High temperatures on Sunday should climb to the middle and upper 40s. Colder air moves in Thursday night and it will be much colder by Friday morning as we start the day in the mid 20s and only reach the mid 30s for highs. Read More »

Florida shooting: President Trump to visit school

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Jordan Jereb said he did not know Cruz personally and that "he acted on his own behalf" and is "solely responsible for what he just did". The president hailed first responders, offered to assist Florida officials "any way we can" and said he would visit Parkland soon. Read More »

Charles Barkley Admits to Playing a Game Drunk

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That's why it's not that surprising that Barkley recently revealed that he played a game while inebriated during one of his final seasons in Philadelphia. We were so excited I was getting out of Philadelphia. "My agent called me back about three hours later and said the Sixers pulled out of the deal". "I don't remember anything about that game". Read More »

Florida massacre is 18th school shooting this year

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Although Trump talked about the shooter being "mentally disturbed", he signed a Republican bill a year ago that makes it easier for people who are mentally ill to purchase guns. "We don't really endorse doing the things he did", Jereb said. "I certainly don't think it's inappropriate, particularly if the original author of that says it should be examined", Goodlatte said during an interview on C-SPAN's Newsmakers that will air this weekend. Read More »

Florida School Shooter Had Been Expelled, Was Considered a Threat to Students

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He exited building 12 and ran toward the tennis courts, took a southbound turn on foot, crossing fields and ran West along with others who were fleeing and he tried to mix in with people "fearing for their lives". He did have some insight into a possible motive, though, saying that Cruz recently had " trouble with a girl ". Melissa McNeill has found herself the object of scrutiny for comforting Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz at his bond hearing. Read More »

Senate finds no path on immigration bill

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Republicans are backing a plan by President Donald Trump that offers a chance for citizenship for up to 1.8 million young "Dreamer" immigrants, as well as providing $25 billion for his proposed wall with Mexico and restricting legal immigration. Read More »