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Four-man bobsled gold, silver for Germany

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The German sled led by Nico Walther also secured a share of silver as it tied South Korea's team piloted by Won Yun-jong at 3:16.38. The Germans came to Pyeongchang set to prove that what happened in Sochi was merely an aberration, and delivered. Read More »

Admissions dean backs prospective students who face discipline for protests

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Goodrum said in a statement to CNN , "Given the horrific events of that day emotions were running high and the sheriff and I had a heated moment the following evening". The governor also proposed establishing funding to require every school in Florida to have dedicated mental health counselors. The students' movement is forcing donors to cut funding to the NRA and pressuring lawmakers to stop taking money from the politically influential gun rights group. Read More »

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. Acquires 85775 Shares of Mastercard Inc (MA)

Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Mastercard by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter. Apache Corporation (APA) has declined 10.21% since February 23, 2017 and is downtrending. The rating was maintained by Nomura with "Buy" on Friday, September 8. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Wednesday, April 19 by Barclays Capital. (NASDAQ:HQY) earned "Market Outperform" rating by Avondale on Wednesday, March 23. Read More »

Labour to confirm position on customs union

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Sir Keir Starmer , the shadow Brexit secretary, said Labour accepted that Brexit entailed coming out of the existing customs union, but that the party wanted the United Kingdom to strike a new deal with the bloc that would "do the work of the current customs union". Read More »

Team Canada tops Czech Republic to win bronze medal at winter games

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The Cinderella story may have come to an end at the final hurdle against OAR, but for the first time since the Berlin Wall came down, Germany has won a medal in Olympic ice hockey. Lizzy Yarnold shot to fame in 2014 when she took gold at the Sochi Winter Olympics in the women's skeleton. The victory earns them a spot in Saturday's gold medal game after winning three straight competitions against three of their toughest opponents. Read More »

Drugs, diagnostics, consumables form bulk of private hospital bills, says NPPA

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The report also pointed out that most of the drugs and devices were sold at the hospitals' in-house pharmacies, and patients were not given the option of procuring them from outside the hospital at cheaper costs. It said the hospitals involved had requested anonymity. It further added that "The industry, in order to get bulk supply orders, is "forced" to print higher MRPs as per the "market requirements". Read More »

Kurdish Syrian ex-leader Salih Muslim arrested in Prague

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Muslim formerly headed the PYD, the major component of a coalition that governs Kurdish-held autonomous parts of northern Syria, including Afrin. Ankara views the PYD, and its military wing, the YPG and the YPJ, as a "terrorist" group and an extension of the outlawed PKK , a group fighting a decades-long insurgency against the Turkish government in Turkey. Read More »

Picture the NRA's answer: Armed teachers, students

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He began by reading aloud the names of the victims who were fatally shot a February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland , Florida. Trump claimed Thursday, "You see these movies, and they're so violent and yet a kid is able to see the movie if sex isn't involved". Trump acknowledged there would be opposition to the concealed carry idea, though said it "could very well solve your problem", citing less violence on airplanes since pilots have begun carrying guns. Read More »

Timing for Sunday's rain and thunderstorms

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Widespread scattered showers for Acadiana will be possible from 4AM-11AM with a few strong thunderstorms mixed in as well, especially between 7AM-11AM. Lows in the low 40s. Tuesday . Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. A cold front will push through the Miami Valley early Sunday morning. The forecast high temperature for Savannah is 85°. Read More »

Christian leaders close church at Jesus' burial site in tax dispute

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The church has always been a major pilgrimage site for Christians from around the world, with the first church on the site built on the orders of Roman emperor Constantine I. A separate bill seeks to allay fears of Israelis who live in homes on lands previously held by the Greek Orthodox Church and which were sold to private developers, according to Rachel Azaria of the centrist Kulanu party, who is proposing the legislation. Read More »

Gates pleads guilty; Manafort faces new accusation

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He appeared briefly in federal court in Washington shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday to enter the plea. In a filing in federal court in Washington, Manafort said his father-in-law died on Saturday and that he would like to travel from his Virginia home to Long Island, New York, to attend the wake, funeral and burial services. Read More »

Enterprise ends rental car discount for NRA members

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The company's decision to end the Norton discount program came as businesses across the corporate spectrum have started abandoning benefits programs for NRA members, following the shooting deaths of 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14. Read More »

Manafort secretly paid ex-EU politicians for lobbying Yanukovych's interests

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Under the plea agreement, Gates has agreed to cooperate in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential race. He was also in the top ranks of the campaign when then-senator Jeff Sessions held a pair of undisclosed meetings with Russia's Ambassador to the U.S. Read More »

Fisher, Pepperell lead Qatar Masters

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Also in the running are a group of five players on twelve under par, including Sweden's Marcus Kinhult and France's Gregory Havret. "I'm good friends with Eddie so hopefully we'll have a bit of fun out there". "Mentally I feel like I'm up for it - I wanted to lead today". At 11 under are, Japan's Hideto Tanihara, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño and Pablo Larrazábal of Spain, English pair James Morrison and Chris Wood, Frenchman Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Swede Joakim Lagergren. Read More »

2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital; 3 said killed

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Abdulkadir Abdirahman Adan of the Aamin Ambulance Service said the bombings targeted the presidential palace and a hotel. The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the 23 February attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia, which claimed the lives of many civilians and injured numerous others. Read More »

San Diego union workers rally ahead of Supreme Court case

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Memphians gathered to end a system rigged against working people. Those fees are collected by unions from employees who have opted not to join the union but still benefit from collective bargaining. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and thousands of workers across different fields rallied in Lower Manhattan's Foley Square ahead of a Supreme Court vote that could affect labor union funding. Read More »

Meeting That Gates Admits Lying About Matches Rohrabacher Dinner

He frequently pleaded with U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson for leniency in his house arrest to let him attend sporting events with his four children. Mueller's team found that more than $75 million passed through offshore accounts, and that Manafort laundered more than $ 18 million to furnish a lavish, largely tax-free lifestyle. Read More »

These companies have cut ties with the NRA

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Like Wyndham, the company took to social media to respond to dozens of messages, saying it "does not have an affiliation with and is not a corporate partner of the National Rifle Association ". "In time, these brands will be replaced by others who recognize that patriotism and determined commitment to Constitutional freedoms are characteristics of a marketplace they very much want to serve", the NRA statement said. Read More »

A Bunch Of Big-Name Companies Cut Ties With The NRA

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On Saturday, both Delta and United said Saturday they will no longer offer discounted fares to NRA members to attend their annual meetings, and both have asked the gun rights group to remove any references to their companies from the NRA website . Read More »

Toutant wins Canada's 500th Olympic medal

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Canada has dominated Team USA in women's hockey, beating them three times in the final and winning the last four gold medals at the Olympics. It was also USA's first title in the competition since 1998. They sat anchored to their bench with heads slumped and when they did look up tears poured down their faces. "It was just hard", Larocque said. Germany seemed to be on the brink of putting the game away with a power play and a one-goal lead, but Russian Federation pulled its goaltender to ... Read More »

Federal judges to hear state district map challenge

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President Donald Trump is blasting "Democrat judges" on Pennsylvania's supreme court for ordering state lawmakers to redraw congressional districts Republicans unconstitutionally gerrymandered. Candidates for U.S. House can begin circulating nominating petitions next week, and they are due March 20 - unless a court orders otherwise. Six Pennsylvania congressman elected in 2016 are not running again, an unusually large number. Read More »

PCs greenlight Patrick Brown's quest for leadership

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Brown has vehemently denied the allegations. The allegations from two women, reported by CTV News, have not been verified by The Canadian Press. "It has been revealed through news stories about my personal finances, that these individuals have illegally gained access to my personal information", he said. Read More »

China proposes removing 2-term limit for president

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Such a move would make it possible for current President Xi Jinping - who is also party chief - to remain in power after 2023 when he would have to stand down under the current system. The announcement, carried by state news agency Xinhua, gave few details. Any constitutional reform must be approved by China's parliament. There has been persistent speculation that Xi wants to stay on in office past the customary two five-year terms. Read More »

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto calls off Washington visit

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A tentative plan for President Donald Trump to host his Mexican counterpart in Washington has been put on hold, the White House confirmed Saturday. The wall, a key item for Trump's political base of supporters, has become a sticking point in talks to keep alive a federal program that protects from deportation young people who were brought to the U.S. Read More »

NRA chief accuses gun control lobbyists of politicising Florida school massacre

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Heins said that it is important to work with students and the school communities as a whole to find solutions that keep guns out of the hands of those who would want to hurt children and educators. A quote - probably apocryphal - attributed to Winston Churchill says, "Americans will always do the right thing after exhausting the alternatives". Read More »

Laundering watchdog: Close North Korean banks; Pakistan escape mention

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Ismail said Pakistan would see no substantial effect on its economy if placed on the list. Terming it a rare disagreement between Riyadh and the Trump administration, the WSJ, citing officials involved in the process, had reported that Saudi Arabia joined Turkey and China in a move to block the US-led attempt. Read More »

Trail Blazers take on skidding Suns

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D'Tigers forward Al Farouq Aminu inspired the Portland Trail Blazers to a 100-81 win on Friday to end Utah Jazz 11 game winning streak. In Rubio's return, he put up four points with four rebounds but turned the ball over three times in 19 minutes. Read More »

Tight security ahead of PM Modi's visit

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Investigative agencies have raided Modi's properties and arrested bank employees. Businessman Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi have been named accused in the case. "Today, India is performing well in terms of all macro-economic parameters, whether it is inflation, current account deficit, fiscal deficit, GDP growth, interest rate or Foreign Direct Investment". Read More »