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Florida House refuses to debate guns, but declares porn unsafe

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Outside, the crowd burst into chants of "vote them out" as speakers called for the removal of Republican lawmakers who refuse to address gun control issues. "We need to be able to defeat any threat that comes into campus", Israel said. The network said 7,000 people were at the BB&T Center for the event. Read More »

Home Depot (HD) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.07 EPS

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The home improvement retailer reported $1.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.81 by $0.03. Overall, 3.16 Million shares exchanged hands versus its average volume of $3.58 Million. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 316,074 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock valued at $51,697,000 after purchasing an additional 2,972 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

South African president announces 'lifestyle audits' for public officials

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Ramaphosa, who took over from Zuma last week, thanked the former president for his contribution to South Africa's development during his nine years in office. "Let us give the people of Marikana hope", Shivambu urged Ramaphosa. Gigaba, who is widely seen as a Zuma loyalist, jokingly asked Ramaphosa "how much time do I have, sir? " as he started to deliver his speech. Read More »

Mathieu Bastareaud back as France axe five after Scots loss

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Although the French rugby federation did not name the players who were sanctioned, wing Teddy Thomas , who scored France's all three tries in the first two matches, was missing in the squad announced by coach Jacques Brunel . Conor O'Shea wants Italy to learn from their mistakes made against Ireland when the NatWest 6 Nations Championship enters new territory on Friday night. Read More »

Trump suggests arming teachers as a solution to increase school safety

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Trump is hosting the session in the wake of last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 students and teachers dead. Meanwhile the internet had a lot to say about Trump's notes. It claimed 58 lives and injured more than 500 people. "Nobody wants to see a shoot-out in a school". Read More »

Russian opposition leader Navalny detained over illegal protest

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Incumbent Vladimir Putin is widely expected to win the contest, but Navalny has called for a nationwide boycott aimed at undermining Putin's legitimacy by bringing the turnout down. "The sad face is not because I was detained but because my tooth hurts - the detention took place right at the exit from the dentist's". Tweeting before his detention, Navalny said Volkov had been planning to fly to the Russian regional republic of Bashkortostan to organize election-monitoring activities. Read More »

Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav alleges Nitish released ghosts in his bungalow

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Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi had alleged that the petrol pump was fraudulently allotted to Tej Pratap during the UPA-II regime. The bungalow located at 3, Deshratna Marg in Patna , had been allotted to Tej Pratap after he had become health minister in the Nitish Kumar-led coalition government following a victory in the October-November 2015 Assembly election. Read More »

Shorewood High School on alert after social media threat

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Several threats have been made at ME schools since 17 people were killed in a school shooting in Florida last week. This is reportedly a nation-wide post that originated in OH with the intent of spreading fear in each school across our nation with the acronym of "SHS". Read More »

British Gas owner Centrica suffers 17 per cent profits drop

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The energy supplier says group profits across operations in the UK, Ireland and North America fell by 17% to £1.25bn for the year ended December 2017. Group chief executive Iain Conn said: "The combination of political and regulatory intervention in the United Kingdom energy market, concerns over the loss of energy customers in the United Kingdom, and the performance issue in North America have created material uncertainty around Centrica and, although we delivered on our financial targets ... Read More »

Barnaby Joyce should resign, Nationals backbencher Andrew Broad says

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Early this morning Broad had cryptically hinted at a big day to come with an extremely vague but thinly veiled post on Twitter aimed at the embattled Joyce. Mr Broad, known for his strong commitment to social conservatism, said Mr Joyce must now step down for the good of the party and the Turnbull government. Read More »

Man who reportedly mistook neighbor for coyote charged with manslaughter

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A man who says he shot a pastor he mistook for a coyote has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, according to Alexander County authorities. As he approached, Marsh began to get up, with Dunn mistaking him for an animal and firing two shots into his chest with a gun model now in the headlines after it was used to kill 17 in last week's Florida school massacre. Read More »

Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys

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Trump said he wants the "critical regulations" to be finalized "very soon". Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat who submitted a bill previous year in the Senate that would ban bump stocks, welcomed Trump's support for a ban but cautioned that new agency rules could fail because of the ATF's past stance on the devices. Read More »

KKK members drop, but white nationalist groups increase

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The vast majority of the groups detailed in the 2017 SPLC report - more than 600 of them - adhere to some form of white supremacist ideology. In recent years there has been frequent overlap between the "men's rights" community and the broader amalgamation of racists and online trolls known as the "alt-right". Read More »

Trump Has Been Tougher on Russians Than Obama, Sanders Argues

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When pressed, Sanders said that president was making a point that the Federal Bureau of Investigation should not be focused "on something that is clearly a hoax", referencing the probe into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Read More »

Lecturers keep students in dark on strikes to increase disruption

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The university staff are walking out over proposed changes to their pensions, which, according to the UCU, will leave the average lecturer £10,000 worse off in retirement - and some could lose up to £200,000. The action, described as "very disappointing" by university bosses, is beginning on Thursday with union members effectively embarking on a five-day walkout, covering Thursday and Friday of this week and Monday-Wednesday of the following week. Read More »

Texas school district threatens to suspend students who protest gun violence

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Joseph's High School. A Texas school district is threatening to suspend students who protest gun violence in the wake of a Florida school shooting that left 17 dead. "All will be suspended for 3 days and parent notes will not alleviate the discipline". Once there, in the middle of a very busy lunch crowd, the chanting stopped and the students held 17 minutes of silence for the 17 victims killed in last week's Florida school shooting. Read More »

ED searches 17 locations in PNB fraud case

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Choksi is the uncle of billionaire Nirav Modi and the investigative agencies have swung into action against both of them for the Rs 11,400 crore scam of PNB. The agency has said it is also carrying out an "independent valuation" of these seized assets. "We have asked for the full details about the IT cases against Modi", the ED official added. Read More »

Billy Graham, Renowned TV Evangelist, Dead at 99

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Graham will be buried next to her at the Billy Graham Museum and Library in Charlotte. Raised in the fundamentalist faith of his native North Carolina, Graham dedicated his life to Christ when he was 16, and was ordained a Baptist minister in 1939. Read More »

Pakistan army violates ceasefire in Uri

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According to the existing norms between the two countries, a fighter aircraft can come 10 kilometres close to the LoC, whereas, for helicopters, the limit is set at one kilometre. The ongoing cross-border firing, which saw as many as 860 ceasefire violations (CFVs) along the LoC and another 120 along the global border a year ago, have further intensified after the terror attack on the Sunjuwan Army camp in Jammu left six soldiers and a civilian dead earlier this month. Read More »

WHEN WILL IT END? Community reactions to the Florida tragedy

Catastrophes on this level are nearly typical at this point. It can not ignore suicide, domestic violence and other routine gun deaths that kill dozens of Americans every day. Now anyone familiar with trends in gun regulation since the GOP's big state government landslides of 2010 and 2014 shouldn't be the least bit surprised at the rejection of calls for action in Florida. Read More »

ME students joining in national walkout to protest Florida shootings

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Students who survived the Florida shooting are also planning to protest in Washington, D.C. on March 24 at an event organized by March For Our Lives . "They should cooperate, and it's completely possible for this to be done in an orderly manner where we're honoring the viewpoints and opinions of these kids that have this concern", Welborn said. Read More »

NRA to Join CNN Town Hall With Fla. School Shooting Survivors

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Marco Rubio (R.) and Bill Nelson (D.) and Florida Rep. Ted Deutch (D.). The NRA's participation is somewhat of a surprise since the group generally shies away from commenting immediately after mass shootings like last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which claimed 17 lives. Read More »

Donald Trump's solution to stop school shootings: Give guns to teachers

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The planned clampdown would target rapid-fire bump stocks similar to those used in the Las Vegas massacre previous year. "I'm also gonna do it at schools", Trump said at the time . I'm not going to sleep until it's fixed. After the Sandy Hook shooting, a task force backed by the NRA recommended more armed guards and teachers in schools. Read More »

Trump pushes for ban on gun 'bump stocks'

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Several of the teens survived last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida where 17 people were killed . But by far the most impactful speaker was Andrew Pollack who 18 year-old daughter Meadow was among those murdered. Trump continued: "I think a lot of people are going to be opposed to it, I think a lot of people are going to like it". "Today if you catch somebody they don't know what to do with them. Read More »

Trump Signs Memo Directing Ban on Bump Stocks

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Trump on Tuesday directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to craft new regulations to ban firearm modifiers including the " bump stock " used in the Las Vegas massacre. In a statement Tuesday, Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said: "The Department understands this is a priority for the President and has acted quickly to move through the rulemaking process". Read More »