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Simon Bridges takes National Party Leadership

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Simon Bridges has been named as the new leader of the National Party, with Paula Bennett confirmed to continue as deputy. It would've been a tough fight matched with an incredibly convincing speech to caucus for Bridges to become leader, running against Amy Adams, Judith Collins, Mark Mitchell, and Steven Joyce. Read More »

German cities win right to ban diesel

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The ruling is an important precedent, since in Germany circulate 15 million of diesel vehicles, but only 2.7 million meet standard Euro 6, 2015, most rigorous with pollution. Environmental groups celebrated the court's ruling. Carmakers have pledged to overhaul software on 5.3 million diesel cars and are offering trade-in incentives for older models to help improve air quality. Read More »

Blaze kills 24 at Azerbaijan drug clinic

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The Azeri authorities said that the fire had been put out and the injured taken to the hospital for medical treatment. The fire in a ward for bedridden patients was initially caused by an electrical fault in the building, a government statement said. Read More »

Gun control debate: Trump to meet with key lawmakers Wednesday

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The House approved the bill late previous year as part of a broader package that also expanded gun rights by requiring states to recognize conceal-carry permits issued by other states. "It doesn't make sense that I have to wait until I'm 21 to get a hand gun but I can buy this weapon at 18, I don't know, so I was just curious as to what you did in your bill ". Read More »

Trump puts GOP in the hot seat on guns

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If they're not with you, we have to fight them every once in a while. Senate leaders appear close to some sort of agreement that would allow their members to vote on some amendments, though perhaps not all. Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman suggested that even if the Senate can find agreement, Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Ohio, will face a tougher legislative lift in the House. Read More »

Chavista-defector Falcon to run against Maduro in Venezuelan election

Most of the opposition figures-such as Henrique Capriles, Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma-are barred, jailed or exiled, while others have ruled out the possibility to be in the race because they consider it fraudulent. "I speak in the name of millions of Venezuelans to whom the government promised paradise but gave hell", he said. " Elections in these conditions will not solve anything", the coalition said in a statement. Read More »

US leaders praise Rev. Billy Graham at Capitol ceremony

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On Wednesday morning, February 28, the greatest evangelist the world has known lay in honor in the United States Capitol rotunda, surrounded by family, friends, heads of state, and other dignitaries. Truman to Trump. Former president Bill Clinton recalled seeing one of Mr Graham's crusades when he was a child, a profound experience that became more awesome over his life. Read More »

US House speaker says focused on gun background checks, not bans

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Republican lawmakers who were not in the meeting seemed alarmed as well. "The NRA doesn't back any ban", spokeswoman Dana Loesch said on ABC's This Week. Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman suggested that even if the Senate can find agreement, Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Ohio, will face a tougher legislative lift in the House. Read More »

Putin boasts of 'invincible' nuclear weapons

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Russian Federation has tested an array of new strategic nuclear weapons that can't be intercepted, President Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday, marking a technological breakthrough that could dramatically increase Russia's military capability, boost the Kremlin's global position and open a new round in the global arms race. Read More »

(NYSE:NFX) Shares Bought by Gabelli Funds LLC

Now shares of United States Steel Corp (NYSE:X) have an average brokerage recommendation (ABR) of 1.81 number of Recs in ABR is 13 however the company's industry rank by ABR is out of 265. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, December 17 by SunTrust. Read More »

PNB Fraud | I have work, I can't come: Nirav Modi to CBI

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He was allegedly responsible for auditing the systems and practices of PNB's Brady House Branch in Mumbai and report irregularities, if any, to the higher-ups or to the head office. It has also told secured lenders it was in discussions with lenders for debtor-in-possession financing as it weighed options. The bankruptcy filing includes Firestar's A. Read More »

South Africa's leader says 'no smash and grab' land reform

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Ramaphosa said Thursday that the transfer will be handled through dialogue. A November government land audit released in February showed that farms and agricultural holdings comprise 97 percent of the 121.9 million hectares of the nation's area, and that whites own 72 percent of the 37 million hectares held by individuals, more than two decades after the end of white-minority rule. Read More »

How much snow is due tonight? What time will it snow tonight?

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The blizzard has caused major problems across most of Scotland since Wednesday , with hundreds of schools closed and travel badly affected. "Whilst initially the snow will be patchy in nature, it will turn heavier and more persistent through the afternoon and evening and it will become very windy". Read More »

Several bodies found inside home, police say

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Investigators were treating the deaths as suspicious. A crime scene has been set up around the home. "I must remind everyone that it is very, very early in this investigation and there are a lot of questions that still need to be answered", Early said. Read More »

Bank Of America Corporation - BAC - Stock Price Today

Sirios Capital Management L P, which manages about $2.06 billion and $1.91 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Becton Dickinson & Co (NYSE:BDX) by 151,186 shares to 786,542 shares, valued at $154.12M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Read More »

USA Might Lose To Morocco In Bid To Host 2026 Tournament

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The United States-led effort to host the 2026 World Cup was considered a shoo-in, but the bid is now considered in jeopardy , according to a report. Africa last hosted in 2010 when South Africa and the vuvuzelas were showcased to the world. The joint bid was previously expected to win in a landslide vote among FIFA's 211 member nations, but the June 13 vote likely will be tight, with a chance of Morocco winning in an upset. Read More »

12 suspected Maoists killed in Telangana gunfight, weapons recovered from site

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Meanwhile, one security personnel was also killed and three others were injured in the encounter. "Early today in a fierce gunfight between Naxals and joint police teams from Chhattisgarh and Telangana at Tadapalagutta and Pujari Kanker forest areas 10 Naxals were killed, while as a policeman also lost his life fighting them", an official told media. Read More »

Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods make changes to gun-sale policies

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Those stores began selling AR-style weapons. On Wednesday, Mr Stack said that would end, and he called on lawmakers to act now. The company started opening Field & Stream locations in 2013. Police say the suspect bought a shotgun from one of their stores a year ago. It's not just Dick's, however. If the logic is that toy guns turn youth into violent offenders, then shouldn't Walmart also ban sales of movies with guns, music that glorifies gun violence and video games that contain ... Read More »

VP Mike Pence Visits Nashville; Speaks At Convention

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The speech was in support of Susan B. Anthony's List, a non-profit organization that supports the election and platforms of anti-abortion politicians, mainly women, and the Life Issues Institute , a Cincinnati, Ohio-based effort that works to assure equal legal protection through educational tools created to change hearts and minds "from conception to natural death". Read More »

Murdered Slovak journalist probed mafia links

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He also claims that they have political ties in the country. While Fico's department refused to give any details about the decision, the team of investigative journalists revealed connections between her and Italian businessman Antonino Vadala. Read More »

High Court nullifies Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter's Election

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Protests broke out in Eldoret on Thursday afternoon after the High Court nullified the election of Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter. . The elections of Gatundu North Mp Wanjiku Kibe and Ugenya MP Chris Karani have also been nullified. It comes barely a fortnight after Keter was arrested for allegedly presenting fake Treasury Bills worth Sh633 million for payment at the Central Bank of Kenya. Read More »

Brexiteers round on former PM John Major's Brexit 'hypocrisy'

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He warned: "Unrealistic aspirations are usually followed by retreat". "Many electors know they were misled", Major commented. Our aims have to be realistic. was supported by only 37 per cent of the electorate". His speech in London was timed so as not to cause difficulties for Prime Minister Theresa May in the Commons for Question Time a short time before. Read More »

Teachers strike for sixth day as pay raise bill heads to Senate

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Ohio County Schools Assistant Superintendent Rick Jones said teachers and school service workers meeting this week indicated they were anxious to go back, and he expects that will happen soon. Moore said House Bill 4298 was not on Wednesday's House Judiciary Committee agenda. Lawmakers said Wednesday the pay increase does not come from any tax increases, but through projected revenue increases from the personal income tax and consumer sales tax. Read More »

Rahul stings govt with tweet on judges

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The Bombay Lawyers Association on Tuesday wrote to the acting chief justice of the Bombay High Court seeking "remedial action" after the judge who had been hearing the petitions in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case was reassigned , Bar and Bench reported. Read More »

Liberals Steal Another Idea From The NDP.... Again. This Time Pharmacare

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The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association says it welcomes the establishment of an Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare , announced February 27 by the federal government as part of Budget 2018. In his statement, Hoskins thanked Premier Kathleen Wynne for her trust in him and the opportunities she offered. In leaving Queen's Park, I am determined to continue building better healthcare for all Canadians. Read More »

Liberal Late-Night Host Stephen Colbert Praises Donald Trump

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And, in Colbert's defense, Trump set himself up to be a punchline when he told Republicans at today's gathering that the real obstacle to gun control in the recent past was their POTUS, Barack Obama . "You'll never get that passed". He also ceded ground on concealed carry reciprocity. "Uh, a conscience, a shred of dignity and I'm gonna say, like, a salad once in a while", Colbert answered. Read More »

College students celebrate Holi in Mysuru

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Search engine giant Google marked the spring festival of Holi that is being celebrated across India and especially in northern India with a colourful doodle. With felicity and frolic, the widows play with gulal and flowers. The festival is split into two events: Holika Dahan and Rangwali Holi . It is celebrated in most parts of India. Read More »