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Thousands plunge into cold water to raise money for Special Olympics Oregon

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Last year, 7,000 swimmers took part, according to a news release. Since the weather was warmer than usual, organizers filled the pool with some ice to make the water colder. More information on the fundraising, and last-minute registration to be involved in the plunge is still available . Kolarik lives in Bay City, he said him and his brother attend the Polar Bear Plunge every year because it's an organization they truly believe in. Read More »

BJP has no "record of delivery"-Shashi Tharoor in Meghalaya"

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Tharoor said that the BJP's failure in delivery of its poll promises made in 2014 have left people of Meghalaya with no hope that they would deliver in the state. "The social audit law is a law and it exists". The Congress leader also accused the BJP of "promoting a narrow-minded idea of India" which he is exclusively based on Hindutva. Read More »

Still no Olympic news coverage in North Korea

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Analysts say it is seeking to loosen the sanctions imposed against it over its banned nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes, and trying to weaken the alliance between Seoul and Washington. Washington has said the USA delegation, led by Ivanka, is unlikely to meet with the North's delegation, but they might have contact behind the scenes, according to some foreign policy experts. Read More »

BJP demands second capital of Andhra Pradesh in Rayalaseema

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The BJP also demanded that all the government offices including Secretariat, assembly building, chief minister's residence and Raj Bhavan, besides the permanent high court be set up in Rayalaseema. Now along with Chief Minister, TDP MPs and leaders are also criticising the Centre for not granting the SCS. In the letter, the Congress leader said that when AP Reorganisation Bill was introduced in Parliament, the BJP, which was the Opposition at the time, extended its support and the House ... Read More »

UNSC approves Syria ceasefire resolution

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A flurry of last-minute negotiations were held to allow the Kuwait-Sweden proposed resolution to be passed. Russian Federation had argued that there is no guarantee that militants would adhere to any cease-fire and demanded amendments to the draft. Read More »

Regime attacks kill 32 more civilians in Syria's E. Ghouta

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Following the unanimous vote, Haley took the floor to lambaste Russian Federation for stalling the vote. Paris, Feb 25 French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks today with Russia's Vladimir Putin over implementing a United Nations ceasefire in Syria , France's presidency said , as new airstrikes pounded a rebel-held area. Read More »

The Walking Dead star exposes awkward blunder: 'Forget continuity'

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With The Walking Dead's ratings declining, I can't tell how far along the show has until it's ended. In the Season 8 midseason finale, viewers learned that Carl had been bitten by a walker on his side, a certain death sentence. Growing up in the zombie apocalypse could not have been easy, but in all honesty that was nothing compared to everything else he experienced. Make sure to tune into AMC to see The Walking Dead season 8 episode 9 start promptly at 9:00 p.m. Read More »

France defeat Italy in Six Nations to end winless run

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France have had all the territory, all the pressure, yet somehow only lead by four points . That try was in part orchestrated by Bastareaud, who returned as skipper after serving a three-week ban for use of homophobic language, and served as the high-water mark of an encounter otherwise low on inspiration. Read More »

Maryam Nawaz guarantees PML-N victory in 2018 elections

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The sources said that as Kulsoom Nawaz was undergoing her final checkups and would likely return to Pakistan in the next couple of weeks, her chances of becoming the party president could not be ruled out, especially she was not facing any sort of charges or cases against her. Read More »

Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attacks; bomb hits capital

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The bomb in Kabul on Saturday was the latest in a spate of attacks in the city in which hundreds of people have been killed and wounded. On Jan. 27, a Taliban attacker drove an ambulance filled with explosives into the heart of the city, killing at least 103 people and wounding as many as 235. Read More »

Canada play for gold

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That's how the American men were eliminated by the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. "Somehow I got that extra bounce and worked it in."Germans have not taken an Olympic medal since West Germany captured bronze at Innsbruck in 1976". Read More »

Howe & Rusling Inc. Cuts Holdings in Celgene Co. (CELG)

Janney Montgomery Scott Llc increased its stake in Celgene Corp (CELG) by 13.32% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Bank & Trust Co now owns 827 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 517 shares during the last quarter. Read More »

China slams new United States sanctions on North Korea

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Stephen Osborne, who has written about maritime sanctions as a research associate at Project Alpha, a nonproliferation group based at King's College London, said the new measures would make clear to other countries which companies to avoid. Read More »

Former Trump adviser pleads guilty in Russian meddling

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The indictment was unsealed shortly after Manafort's longtime associate, Rick Gates , pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy against the USA and false statements Friday and agreed to cooperate with the special counsel's Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Ben Bradley apologises to Jeremy Corbyn over spy claims tweet

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In quite the comedown from Monday, Ben Bradley said his tweet was "wholly untrue and false" and he accepted the distress caused. "I have no hesitation in offering my unreserved and unconditional apology", he added, saying he would donate a sum to a local food bank in lieu of damages. Read More »

School shooter suspect Nikolas Cruz makes brief court appearance

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The principal of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - the site of last week's slaying of 17 people by a lone gunman - has released an emotional video saying that his "heart is broken" but vowing support for survivors. A growing movement titled #NationalSchoolWalkout is being called forbmy CT student Lane Murdock and others. The announcement came as Nikolas Cruz , the 19-year-old former student accused of the shooting , made an appearance on Monday in court for a procedural ... Read More »

Aircel sinking? TN customers might be able to use BSNL

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As per a financial daily report, the telecom company has reportedly warned its employees to be ready for "difficult" times because of funding crunch and the company might file for bankruptcy. Aircel's customers turned to social media networks to voice their concerns about the network problem and about being unable to port out. India's sixth largest telecom company has a subscriber base of almost 8.5 crores according to a 2015-16 TRAI (Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India) report, ... Read More »

Making schools safe in an era of mass shootings

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We should all be fully aware by now of what happened in Parkland, Florida on the 14th of February, and we should all be equally upset that this isn't an isolated incident. Emma pointed out that since the days of our Founding Fathers, the guns have changed but the laws have not. Yet, like any law, there are loopholes, as long as you know where to look. Read More »

Modi runs 90% commission government, says Siddaramaiah

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Modi had recently dubbed the Congress dispensation a "10% commission government" during public meetings in Karnataka. It's the only corruption-free government in the country, " he added. "Did not you help Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi run away from the country. What was the central government doing?" he asked. He called upon the BJP cadre to launch an agitation against the state government. Read More »

United, Delta Airlines Criticized For Offering NRA Members Discounts

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The bank had issued what its ads described as the "Official Credit Card of the NRA", according to the Omaha World-Herald. Companies are throwing themselves headfirst into the gun debate by having agreements in place with the NRA. The deaths have sparked a wave of activism from gun control supporters, calling for tougher restrictions and lobbying companies to cut links with the NRA. Read More »

Local high schoolers writing letters to school in Florida where shooting occurred

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The Legislature's plan pretty much echoes that of Gov. Scott's, with provisions for beefing up gun safety and mental health issues. The money raised will go to the official Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund. US President Donald Trump on Friday cast doubt on the character of an armed deputy who failed to intervene during last week's school shooting in Florida, saying he froze or was a "coward". Read More »

Freezing rain likely on Sunday

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Forecasters are tracking possible freezing rain for this weekend. The weather authority says rain will turn to freezing rain in the overnight hours, and persist through to tomorrow morning. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. Roads and other cold untreated surfaces will likely become glazed and slippery Sunday morning before temperatures rise above freezing in the afternoon. Read More »

Hazard wants to play in natural position

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The Italian was left to rue a case of what might have been. Jose Mourinho has seen his Man Utd side score a few times in just one of their seven home Premier League games against fellow "big six" teams, although it came last season versus Chelsea (W3 D2 L2). Read More »

Trump suggests Florida officer was a 'coward'

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When asked what Peterson should have done differently, Israel said he should have "went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer". The armed school resource officer who was publicly castigated by Sheriff Scott Israel for standing outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas school and not trying to stop the killer, is feeling "tremendous stress" according to the president of the local union. Read More »

Man, woman stabbed inside Winchester Public Library

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A 77-year-old Winchester man who tried to intervene was stabbed in the arm but not seriously hurt, Ryan said. A 22-year-old woman was stabbed to death while she was sitting in a MA library Saturday. Upon arrival police located an adult female in her 20s and an elderly male both suffering from stab wounds. More information would be available at Yao's Monday arraignment, Ryan said. Read More »

Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russian Federation probe

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Gates' guilty plea place more pressure on Manafort, who led the Trump campaign from June 2016 to August 2016, to cooperate with the collusion investigation. "And I'd say that the White House right now is wondering who's next". Paul Manafort has certainly got to be anxious. Serhiy Leshchenko, a lawmaker in Ukraine, said Saturday that he saw the information about the former Austrian chancellor in a ledger of off-the-books payments to Manafort. Read More »

Afghan Govt. to shut down Taliban Doha office

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KABUL , Afghanistan- Taliban militants killed 18 soldiers in a pre-dawn assault on a military base in Afghanistan's western Farah province, the Ministry of Defense said, in the deadliest of a string of attacks that shook Afghanistan on Saturday. Read More »

Ex-Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty to conspiracy

CGTN'S Toby Muse has more . On Friday, we saw perhaps the most significant development in the Russia investigation as it relates to Paul Manafort , the former chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign: Rick Gates , Manafort's longtime associate and his deputy on the Trump campaign, pleaded guilty to two counts as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States election. Read More »

NRA joins call to arm teachers

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If Aaron Feis , the assistant football coach slain last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , had been carrying a gun , the rest of the massacre there would have been averted, Trump claimed Wednesday at a White House " listening session " with Douglas survivors and other victims of gun violence. Read More »