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Flood threat heightened with another round of rain

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The flood warning was issued Wednesday morning as the river is expected to rise above the 15-foot flood stage Wednesday afternoon and crest at 17 feet Thursday morning. "We're waiting to get the water out before we figure out how much damage we have". • One lane was closed at Harper Avenue and Metro Parkway on Tuesday night. Read More »

N Korea to Send High-Level Delegation to Olympics Closing Ceremony

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The administration did not say exactly how much notice it received from North Korea that the meeting had been called off, nor where the meeting would have taken place or under what conditions. "We expect the high-level delegation's participation in the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to help advance the process of settling peace on the Korean Peninsula including the improvement of inter-Korean relations and denuclearization", the unification ministry said in a statement ... Read More »

Britain Attempts To Push EU For Longer Brexit Transition

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The text states that according to London this leads to a transitional period of about two years, but the authorities in the country are ready to discuss with Brussels the motives for the European proposal by the end of 2020. Sam Lowe, a trade expert at the Centre for European Reform, told the Guardian: "A standstill transition is in everyone's interest and absolutely essential if the government is serious about negotiating a mutually beneficial ongoing relationship between the EU and UK". Read More »

Uttarakhand IAS association condemns 'assault' on Delhi CS

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Meanwhile, Delhi BJP spokesperson and son of the first Delhi Chief Minister Madanlal Khurana, Harish Khurana, along with party workers protested outside the AAP Moti Nagar MLA's office. Governor Anil Baijal to voice their concern. Delhi government employees on Thursday observed a five-minute silence outside their respective offices as a protest against the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs. Read More »

Mayo High School Joins Nationwide Walkout Against Gun Violence

One student, Yezi Gugsa says, "If the adults in power aren't going to be the ones making a change, then we need to be the ones making the change". High school students have taken charge of the national conversation on gun control and school safety in the past week, and now Ann Arbor Public Schools officials are looking for ways to support local students in continuing that work. Read More »

(XOM) is Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.'s 2nd Largest Position

The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $76.21, down from yesterday's close by -0.33%. About 23.58M shares traded. Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM ) released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. American Research Mngmt Comm holds 118,228 shares. Fincl Counselors owns 72,014 shares. Security Natl holds 3.59% or 132,651 shares in its portfolio. Read More »

Sands out, Parx in for latest mini-casino license

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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today said it awarded a mini-casino license, also known as a Category 4 license, to Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment Inc., which operates Parx Casino in Bucks County. The license allows Greenwood to operate 300 to 750 slot machines in the approved location. The area is 40 miles southwest of Harrisburg . The second and third auctions, meanwhile, led to the selections of locations in western Pennsylvania, which will heat up that market and compete ... Read More »

Rock Band OAR Enjoying Renewed Attention Due to Pyeongchang's OAR

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said in a statement Monday it has initiated the process of reviewing Krushelnitckii's case after a request by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). "We won a bronze medal by hard work and constant training", his statement read. "Not to mention the fact that only someone with a complete absence of common sense could use doping in any form, especially meldonium , in the lead-up to the Olympic Games, where testing is of the highest level", he ... Read More »

Olympics: German sweep in Nordic Combined

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Overall World Cup leader Akito Watabe of Japan, who was first after the ski jumping stage and started with a one-second lead over Jarl Magnus Riiber of Norway, led for most of the race but faded over the last two kilometers and finished fifth. Read More »

Here's why Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan's film has been postponed

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Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan were all set to start shooting for Vishal Bhardwaj's next in Nepal. Deepika's and Irrfan's pairing was liked by one and all in Piku. Deepika's back problem, on the other hand, has resurfaced after Padmaavat , and that's why there will be a delay in the project. "Yes, it's a takeoff from the story Femme Fatale from Hussain Zaidi's book Mafia Queens of Mumbai but as we worked on this idea, the story and screenplay have taken on a new identity and ... Read More »

Britain sees drop in net migration from the European Union

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The resulting net figure of 90,000 is approximately the same level as in 2012. Some 220,000 European Union citizens arrived in Britain in the year to September, down 47,000 from the previous year, while the number of European Union citizens leaving the country reached 130,000, the highest since 2008. Read More »

Lindsey Vonn's Olympic downhill farewell is a lovely shade of bronze

The Italian skier won the women's downhill Wednesday, holding off Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by 0.09 seconds and Vonn by 0.47 seconds. "Never say last with Lindsey", her sister Laura Kildow said when asked by Reuters whether the skier would have been happy with bronze in her last race. Read More »

Trump promises strong background checks amid pleas for gun restrictions

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One idea that's gained bipartisan approval is a proposal to raise the minimum age required to buy a semi-automatic rifle like the one Cruz, 19, was able to purchase legally a year ago at a Broward County gun shop. Trump has nursed a grudge against Sessions ever since the former Alabama senator chose to recuse himself from all Justice Department investigations into the 2016 campaign, including the ongoing Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Saudi Arabia to build opera house in Riyadh

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Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has led a coalition of Arab states against Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who overran Yemen's capital and forced the internationally-recognised government into exile. However, in the administration of Prince Mohamad Bin Salman, women have been given various facilities, and as a beginning, women were given licenses to drive cars and were also allowed to watch football matches. Read More »

NRA's Wayne LaPierre delivers remarks at CPAC

The time-slots for LaPierre and NRA's spokeswoman Dana Loesch - who spoke just before - were not announced until the last minute.Their comments followed a week that saw students and families of shooting victims executing walk-outs, protests and face-to-face meetings with elected leaders, including President Trump, in calls for gun control and school security. Read More »

VA celebrates Black History Month

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Known as the father of black history, this son of former slaves worked his way out of the Kentucky coal mines to became a Harvard-educated historian and journalist. "The legacy black people have left throughout American history has failed to be acknowledged, celebrated and rewarded". The point of these types of commemorations is to remind not just MNSU students but also everybody in the world about the impact black ancestors had on this country. Read More »

Pakistan, China covertly behind illegal immigration in Northeast India: Army Chief

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While talking to the Times of India , he said, "There is a party called AIUDF ". When we talk of Jan Sangh with two Members of Parliament and where they have reached, AIUDF is moving at a faster pace in the state of Assam . "I think the proxy game is very well played by our western neighbour, supported by our northern neighbour ( China ) to keep the area disturbed. The Chief of Army Staff just mentioned amalgamation and development (of the region) in the seminar on the Northeast organised ... Read More »

Florida students turn up heat on lawmakers for gun action

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The president is supporting stronger background checks and a ban on bump stocks, but some gun rights advocates say that goes too far. One of those confronting the Florida senator at a CNN's "Stand Up" town hall Wednesday night was Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed on February 14 with 16 others. Read More »

Iran threatens to pull out of nuclear deal

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It would be a "big mistake if anybody tried to link" the existing nuclear deal with other concerns including Iran's missile program or regional policy, Araghchi said. "All these statements by President Trump are a violation of the deal, of the letter and the text of the deal". He said the White House had created a "destructive atmosphere" around the deal and that Trump's frequent comments about it were "like a poison". Read More »

United States women pull off historic upset in cross-country skiing at Winter Olympics

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At 33, Vonn became the oldest woman to win an alpine skiing Olympic medal by finishing third in the downhill, but it was Goggia who took gold for Italy in a time one minute and 39.22 seconds. I think we inspire each other. Because I wouldn't be the same person that I am today . "My goal was fighting for one individual gold and I don't have it yet, I still have the possibility to do it, so we'll see". Read More »

PNB fraud: ED seizes luxury cars, more assets of Modi, Choksi

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Until now, fifty employees from Punjab National Bank and executives from Gitanjali group have been called for questioning so far by the CBI at the Bandra-Kurla complex office in the Punjab National Bank scam worth Rs.11400 crore. The first FIR in the scam registered on January 31 alleged that Shetty and a single window operator Manoj Kharat, during their forex department posting, fraudulently issued eight LoUs (which are a form of bank guarantee) equivalent to Rs 280 crore on February 9, ... Read More »

How the X Games saved Team USA at the Winter Olympics

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was set to meet with officials from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) during the Winter Olympics in South Korea but Pyongyang canceled the meeting, U.S. Norway is leading with 29 medals, followed by Germany with 23, Canada with 19, Netherlands with 14, France with 13, and the U.S.in fifth with 12 medals. Read More »

Hadiya case; SC to continue hearing

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Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud who headed the bench with Mishra also commented, "We can not say this marriage is not in her best interest". Chief Justice Misra said "What troubles us is there is a roving enquiry on the marriage of two consenting adults to find out whether was consent". "We can not annul a marriage on the ground that the person she has married is not the right person". Read More »

IAF flying officer Avani creates history, flies fighter jet

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Avani Chaturvedi shattered the deep-rooted combat-exclusion policy for females in the Indian Armed Forces when she flew a 30-minute solo sortie in a MiG-21 on February 19. It was in October 2015 that the government took the decision to open the fighter stream for women. Avani had been commissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF after her basic training in June 2016 but still has more than a year before she can be deployed for live combat missions with the 23 "Panthers" Squadron. Read More »

Mental health agency examined Nikolas Cruz in 2016, didn't hospitalize him

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The shooting is at least the seventh at U.S. middle and high schools this year, and has reignited a debate over gun control . He walked into a Walmart, bought a beverage at a Subway outlet inside the store, then visited a McDonald's before he was spotted and detained by a police officer in the adjacent town of Coconut Creek, Israel said. Read More »

Eurosceptic MPs pile pressure on UK's premier over Brexit

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Bishop also said Australia was keen to pursue a bilateral free trade agreement with Britain as soon as it could. "Secretary of state, I can not stress enough the urgency with which we need clarity on any transition deal ", she said in excerpts of a speech she made to attendees of an EEF conference including Business Minister Greg Clark. Read More »

Aus beat Kiwis in Tri-Series final

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Agar was named Man of the Match , and said: "Your length has to be flawless, whether you're at the WACA or here". The last time, New Zealand defeated Australia in the final of an worldwide cricket tournament was way back in the year 1981. Read More »