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At CPAC, Trump's base trusts him on guns

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NRA officials also accused Democrats and media outlets of exploiting the Florida shooting. As the White House tried to clean up his remarks Thursday, they said that the president simply wanted to "rebrand" the idea of an "active shooter drill" so that it would be called something like "security drill" or a "safety drill". Read More »

Teenage girl burnt alive in India

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She had gone out to buy vegetables. The girl, up in flames, collapsed after running for about 100 metres to save herself and died on the spot. "Later they poured petrol over her and burnt her to death", the victim's mother, a resident of Sathni Balakheda village in Barasagwar area of Unnao, told the media. Read More »

2 shot dead in Swiss financial capital Zurich

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Police said the situation was now under control and there was no danger to the public. While there has been no explanation for the shooting as of yet, local police in Zurich have said that there is no indication that it is terror related. Read More »

ALERT DAY: Severe thunderstorms, damaging winds, tornadoes possible

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Most storms will be out of the viewing area by midnight. We are already seeing some scattered downpours locally, and the chance for a passing shower or rumble of thunder will continue this evening. The lingering front to our north will move south once again around mid-week. This isn't the last chance for storms in the short-term. Although a few storms today could be strong, the most likely timing for severe weather should be overnight tonight. Read More »

Hertz ends rental car discount program with NRA

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Online backlash heightened this week after NRA leaders attacked the Democratic Party and gun control activists, saying they were exploiting the Florida shooting. If you want to amplify this message, join over 25,000 other Care2 members and sign the petition: FedEx - Quit Supporting the NRA! The students themselves say they do not need anyone's approval and refuse to align with any political party, pointing out that both Republicans and Democrats take NRA money. Read More »

UN Security Council delays vote on Syria truce resolution

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PICTURE: A man carries an injured boy amid destroyed buildings February 21 in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta , a suburb of Damascus , Syria . A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta , which a witness in one town described as the worst yet, ahead of a UN Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire across the country. Read More »

Latvian financial supervisor says no 'panic' from ABLV bank

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Latvia's financial regulator on Monday ordered ABLV, Latvia's third-largest bank by assets, to cease all payments at the ECB's request amid USA accusations of money laundering and breaching sanctions on North Korea . FKTK added that in this case Latvia's Deposit Guarantee Fund (DGF) assets will not be used, as ABLV Bank AS has sufficient amount of liquid assets. Read More »

NRA Backlash: Big Brands Sever Ties to Gun Lobby

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The firms range from auto rental companies such as Hertz to insurance firms like USA corporation MetLife. Separately, insurance company Chubb Limited said Friday that it will stop underwriting "NRA Carry Guard", a policy marketed to NRA members who face legal or civil lawsuits after they shoot someone. Read More »

Fourth Briton dies after Grand Canyon helicopter crash

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They had been celebrating Stuart Hill's 30th birthday with a trip to Las Vegas. Jonathan Udall, 32, was on honeymoon with wife Ellie, 29, touring the Arizona attraction on an Airbus EC130 B4 when it crashed just before sunset on Saturday February 10. Read More »

Motorcade for Rev. Billy Graham to travel 130 miles

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The motorcade will have a ceremonial departure from the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove in Asheville around 11:25 a.m. and will travel a 130-mile route through Black Mountain, Hickory and the Gastonia area, ultimately arriving in Charlotte by 3 p.m. Read More »

Ivanka Trump gets a red-carpet welcome to South Korea

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South Korean President Moon Jae-In (R) shakes hands with Ivanka Trump (L) during their dinner at the Presidential Blue House on February 23, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea . North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wants to boost the "warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue" with South Korea, which hosts 28,500 US troops, after a high-level delegation, including his sister, returned from the Olympics. Read More »

Memo fires back at GOP Russia investigation accusations

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Democrats have released a memo rebutting GOP claims that the FBI abused USA government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference. "DOJ met the rigor, transparency and evidentiary basis needed to meet FISA's probable cause requirement", the memo says, by demonstrating Page's history with Russia, evidence of election interference, and evidence of Russian outreach to people on the president's campaign team. Read More »

Saudi, UAE call on Syria to stop strikes on Eastern Ghouta

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On February 22, amid growing global criticism, President Vladimir Putin praised the performance of the Russian military in Syria: "I would like to once again thank for their service all who participated and are participating in the military actions in the Syrian Arab Republic". Read More »

Donald Trump jokes about his bald spot

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The Republicans who organize CPAC and fill its speaking roster have sometimes cringed at Trump's harsh rhetoric, but they tolerate it in the hopes he can help shepherd through a staunchly conservative agenda. Murphy says, "I'm here to hear the White House out". Congressional leaders such as House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., didn't attend either. Read More »

Companies distance themselves from NRA following pressure over Florida school shooting

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Student survivor Emma Gonzales said she wanted the organisation to "dismantle", telling CNN: "They are against the people who are dying". Home security company SimpliSafe and Hertz Corp also terminated discount programs. Spitzer said the reaction was likely a reaction to the student mobilization that followed the Florida shooting, but he said it was too soon tell how significantly it will sway the country's wider gun debate. Read More »

Sydney swimmer bitten by great white shark

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The woman, aged in her 50s, was swimming at Congwong Beach, near La Perouse about 7:00pm when she was attacked by the shark . She survived, but suffered a severe bite and deep cuts to her right leg, with flesh ripped off the bone. "They don't stay in the same area - that's a myth", Neff said. Lifeguards have since closed the Botany Bay beach, along with the surrounding Congwong, Frenchmans and Yarra beaches, for at least 24 hours. Read More »

Twin Cities Students Walk Out of School in Support of Gun Control

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As part of the response to one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters on Wednesday that deputies that patrol high schools in the county will be equipped with rifles. Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder the next day. It wasn't known which school was the subject of the reported threat. "This would be obviously only for people who were very adept at handling a gun, and it would be, it's called concealed ... Read More »

Mueller accepts plea from ex-Trump aide

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Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington , Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. A former top adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges in the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Dozens killed in 2 auto bombings in Yemen's Aden

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A police source said that the two explosions took place near the compound of the pro-secesssion Southern Transitional Council in Aden. Islamic State, in a statement carried by its Amaq news agency, claimed responsibility for what it described as two "martyrdom operations" targeting a counter-terrorism camp in Aden's Tawahi district. Read More »

International Red Cross: 21 resigned or fired since 2015 in sex cases

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An additional two staff members suspected of sexual misconduct didn't have their contracts renewed, Yves Daccord, the ICRC's director-general, said in a statement Friday. Two others did not have their contracts renewed over similar circumstances, he added, explaining that the decentralised nature of the organisation with 17,000 staff worldwide made it hard to compile figures. Read More »

Johns Hopkins won't penalize applicants who protest gun violence

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If a student walkout or protest happens in one of our schools, we will allow the students to peacefully protest. Students at Stagg, Edison, Chavez, Lincoln and Village Oak high schools were walking along streets, creating traffic problems in the area as streets were blocked off. Read More »

Delhi-based jeweller finally booked for Rs 390-cr fraud

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Six months after it received a complaint from Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) and days after Nirav Modi episode unravelled, the CBI has registered a case against another diamond jewellery exporter based in Delhi for a suspected bank loan fraud to the tune of Rs 389.85 crore. Read More »

Westfield High School Students Plan Walk Out March 14

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Rick Scott on Friday proposed a sweeping plan to prevent future school shootings in the state - including a 21-year-old age minimum for buying guns and putting cops in every public school. The National Rifle Association has trotted out such foolish ideas as arming teachers for years, and now President Donald Trump is repeating the NRAs talking points. Read More »

Coral Springs police upset at some Broward deputies for not entering school

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It was reported on Thursday Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson , the school's armed resource officer, remained outside during the shooting, the Washington Examiner reported . Rick Scott to remove Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel . "Our police department has continued to work alongside the Broward Sheriff's Office to assist in any investigation pertaining to this incident, " Coral Springs police said in the statement. Read More »

Temperatures plunge as 'beast from the east' takes hold of country

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The cold snap is part of a rapid jump in temperatures in the stratosphere, which can lead to cold conditions and a change in wind direction from our westerly winds to colder easterly winds. Temperatures will fall to as low as -3° overnight with a widespread sharp to severe frost. Met Office meteorologist Martin Bowles said: "Somewhere like the Scottish mountains might go lower than that, but that's actually quite normal in the Scottish mountains, whereas it's definitely not normal to have ... Read More »

Ivanka Trump arrives in S. Korea for Games, diplomacy

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Despite protests in South Korea , its president Moon Jae-in sat next to Kim Yo Jong during a Seoul concert, dined together, sat in the same box at the Olympics opening ceremony, and jointly cheered a unified women's ice hockey team together, Agence France-Presse reported . Read More »

PM Modi launches flight and chopper service between Daman, Diu and Ahmedabad

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Modi remarked that Daman is among the cleanest union territories in India. The Prime Minister highlighted how India's journey from fragile five to a fastest growing economy in the world has brought the country to the focus. The Prime Minister said that speed, scale and sensitivity are important to ensure the success of the Government's initiatives. "Today, for economists it is a subject of study that why there was a similar fall in import and export without any big change in trade deficit". Read More »

Con "burian" arriva un'ondata di gelo siberiano

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I bollettini meteorologici prevedono, a partire dalla giornata di sabato 24 febbraio, un brusco calo termico sulla zona alpina e appenninica, accompagnato dall'arrivo di importanti precipitazioni nevose su gran parte d'Italia. Concorda sulle previsioni anche il sito 3BMETEO, anche se per i loro meteorologi resta "ancora incerta la sorte per il Centro e parte del Sud , anche se soprattutto le regioni centrali hanno comunque buone chances, mentre le estreme regioni meridionali ... Read More »