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Turkey has accused the USA of providing massive amounts of heavy arms to the YPG , which is a U.S. ally in the fight against the " Islamic State " (IS) in Syria, and called on Washington to take them back. Now we must have guarantees ... that they will relocate across the Euphrates... On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to remove PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin.
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    In that interview, Brown contended that a resignation letter was sent out on his behalf "without" his permission and that he didn't know what he "would have done the next day". Regarding the second set of allegations, Brown was asked to explain his version of what happened - specifically that the second accuser during the fundraiser after-party came into his bedroom and kissed him, not the other way around as she described.
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    A man who was well-known to Ms Lee is understood to have jumped from a third floor balcony of the flat after gardai attempted to gain entry. 'Just devastated, the whole family is taken apart. "She was never any trouble, nothing from her, she was just.aw God, I'm so upset, I can't speak". We knew something was up, we just couldn't put it together.
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    WARM today, rainy and chilly Saturday

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    Temperatures are warm and climbing into the lower 70s Thursday . Lows will be pretty average for this time of year, in the mid 20's. There will be a narrow band of rain, especially tomorrow evening and into early Saturday morning. Thursday , it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 46, the weather service said. There's a 30 percent chance of rain before 1 p.m. High temperatures on Sunday should climb to the middle and upper 40s.
  • Florida Shooting Suspect Reportedly Trained With White Nationalist Militia

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    Tyrone, Mo. - On Feb. 27, 2015, Joseph Jesse Aldridge killed seven people - four of them relatives - in a door-to-door shooting spree before killing himself. Some students said they recognized Cruz from an Instagram photo. In it, he is posing with a gun in front of his face. Meadow Pollack's parents called her phone repeatedly only to hear it ring, as they kept an anxious vigil outside the hospital.
  • Florida Shooting: Senator Tells Colleagues 'We Are Responsible' for Mass Atrocity

    Florida Shooting: Senator Tells Colleagues 'We Are Responsible' for Mass Atrocity

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    Like so many prior school shootings and other mass shootings across the country, the debate over whether it is appropriate to discuss changes to gun control laws so soon after the tragedy is mixed in with grief. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Actor Reese Witherspoon tweeted, "Heartbroken over the news of another school shooting . Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!" This is obviously an extremely narrow measure that wouldn't ...
  • Alleged Florida school shooter's parents had lived on Long Island

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    Looking over his proposed 2019 budget, Mr. Trump has called for an additional 10 billion dollars in discretionary funding to address the opioid epidemic and serious mental illness. "I will never forget the actions that he took for me and for fellow students of the classroom", she said through tears. YouTube comments allegedly left by Cruz boasting about planning to carry out a school shooting had been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the middle of 2017.
  • Mike Pence on North Korea: 'If you want to talk, we'll talk'

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    The 30 year-old, an increasingly prominent figure in her older brother's government, was the North's first ruling family to visit the South since the end of the Korean War. But Mr Ji, now a South Korean citizen, said Ms Kim should have apologised to South Korean citizens and North Korean defectors living in the South.
  • US Senate rejects bipartisan immigration plan

    US Senate rejects bipartisan immigration plan

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    The remark brought action in the Senate to a standstill, with no votes on actual immigration legislation, despite assurances by leadership that an open-ended floor debate on the issue would take place this week, with both sides invited to offer amendments.
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    According to reports, 10 crore students from around 2,000 schools will be attending the event. The book also has anecdotes of Prime Minister's growing up years. He also said students usually worship Goddess Saraswati, who is considered to be the goddess of knowledge. Answering a question on how to handle the stress some students undergo even after preparation, Modi said, "We all prepare honestly but if we don't have confidence, we tend to forget things at the last minute".
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    Will South Africa's president resign?

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    Cyril Ramaphosa has become South Africa's president following the resignation of embattled leader Jacob Zuma . "And also the ANC should not be divided in my name", Zuma said . Early Thursday, the Hawks raided the lavish Gupta compound in the upmarket Johannesburg suburb of Saxonwold, where at least two arrests were made, as well as the Gupta-owned Oakbay Investments company offices.
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    As students tried to get away, the suspect reportedly blended into the crowd and ran out with them. A report from the Sheriff's Office said Cruz confessed to being the shooter. "I'm not saying don't focus on the gun part", Rubio said. "In September 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation received information about a comment made on a YouTube channel".
  • Woman posed as man online marries twice, held after dowry complaint

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    A medically examination has proved she is a woman. She used to threaten to kill me after she married another woman. The victims were tortured and it took years before they could lodge a complaint with the police. "The girl from Kathgodam area lodged a report with the Haldwani Police alleging of dowry demands and threats after which the police made the arrest", Khanduri said.
  • United States chemical industry applauds Trump's plan to upgrade infrastructure

    United States chemical industry applauds Trump's plan to upgrade infrastructure

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    It also ends the Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Program, which is going to obviously disproportionately affect the younger generations of Americans struggling to pay for college. Democrats insist any infrastructure plan must include new revenue. "Unfortunately, there's not enough money to be able to pay for all the infrastructure needs of our country", Chao said.
  • Egyptian Army: 10 Killed, 400 Arrested in Major Anti-Terrorist Operation

    Egyptian Army: 10 Killed, 400 Arrested in Major Anti-Terrorist Operation

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    The statement said that naval units from a Mistral helicopter carrier are patrolling the coast of Arish, the capital of North Sinai governorate, while other personnel have been deployed in Egypt's southern desert and along mountainous paths near the southern and western borders to "thwart any attempt to sneak through global borders".
  • Memogate case: SC issues arrest warrants for Hussain Haqqani

    Memogate case: SC issues arrest warrants for Hussain Haqqani

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    Altaf Hussain ". Talking to Voice of America's Urdu service, Kamran Murtaza, former president of the Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association, said that no other Pakistani ambassador has been the focus of an arrest warrant. Moreover, in a likely reference to Chief Justice Nisar, Haqqani claimed he will not come to Pakistan on "Baba Rehamtay's" direction, as his orders do not extend beyond Pakistan.
  • Leader of Zimbabwe opposition dies

    Leader of Zimbabwe opposition dies

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    His death leaves the opposition's chances in question ahead of new elections promised by Zanu-PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa after Mugabe was ousted in a coup previous year. He described the former trade unionist as a national figure "who obdurately insisted on free, fair, credible and non-violent elections as a way of strengthening our democracy and our overall re-engagement with the rest of the world".
  • Tense times in US-Turkey relations as officials huddle

    Tense times in US-Turkey relations as officials huddle

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    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation doesn't object to Turkey's Olive Branch military operation in Syrian Afrin , Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Janikli said on Feb 15. Tillerson arrived in Turkey on Thursday for two days of what officials have said would likely be uncomfortable discussions between the allies, whose relations have frayed over a number of issues, particularly USA support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia , seen as terrorists by Turkey .
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    Kim invites South Korean President to Pyongyang

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    North and South Korean leaders swapped warm handshakes and smiles at Friday's opening ceremony, enabling the International Olympic Committee to present the Games as enablers of peace and take the media spotlight away from a Russian doping scandal that has plagued it for years.
  • Trey Gowdy Announces House Oversight Committee Probe into Rob Porter

    Trey Gowdy Announces House Oversight Committee Probe into Rob Porter

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    As of Sunday, the White House "had not received a final investigation " of Porter's background because "the FBI has the ongoing investigations" and had "not completed that investigation", which is only logical given that the FBI gave the White House "a completed background investigation" in July and "closed the file" last month.
  • Teen holding 'assault rifle' threatened 'round 2 of Florida' on Snapchat

    Teen holding 'assault rifle' threatened 'round 2 of Florida' on Snapchat

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    Deputies say the suspect was transported to the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice facility in Greenville. The tip was made by another student at Broome who showed the social media post to his parent. Another student reported the threat to officials on Wednesday. The weapon was found to be a pellet gun, and deputies stated the suspect did not have access to any actual firearms.
  • The FBI Keeps Missing Mass Shooters Before It's Too Late

    The FBI Keeps Missing Mass Shooters Before It's Too Late

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    In his video, Bennight - whose Youtube username is Ben the Bondsman - said he doesn't remember which video the comment was made on and that Youtube immediately removed the comment once he reported it to them but that he's not sure what, if anything, the Federal Bureau of Investigation could have done given how little information it was.
  • The Other People To Blame For The Rob Porter Mess

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    So now you hear it, you all know it". When we start to tally the times the president has drawn attention to violence against women, it fits a clear pattern: Donald Trump cares about sexual abuse, so long as it's black and brown men who've been accused, a classic trope used by white nationalist movements to justify institutionalized violence against people of color.
  • Korean 'Iron Man' Kim wins historic Olympic skeleton gold

    Korean 'Iron Man' Kim wins historic Olympic skeleton gold

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    He put forth a dominant performance in the men's skeleton to win not only his country's first medal in skeleton, but its first gold . Yun will make his first two runs on Thursday and the final two on Friday when the medalists will be decided.
  • Zuma Bows To Pressure, Quits As South African President

    Zuma Bows To Pressure, Quits As South African President

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    Ramaphosa , 65, was Zuma's deputy and leader of the ruling African National Congress ( ANC ) Party. Ramaphosa, elected as the ANCs new leader in December, has said the government will do more to fight the corruption that has damaged the ANC.
  • Two Bronx Men Arrested in Terror Scheme

    Two Bronx Men Arrested in Terror Scheme

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    Christian Toro and Tyler Toro "knowingly made firearms" and aided and abetted in the making of firearms at their home in the Bronx from about October 2017 to February of this year, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of NY.
  • How celebrities, politicians responded to the Parkland, Florida shooting

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    Trump instead focused on the suspect's mental health while expressing condolences to those affected by the senseless tragedy, telling them "your suffering is our burden also". The man is now charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder . After Cruz's mother died November 1, he moved in with a friend's family in northwest Broward around Thanksgiving , the family's lawyer, Jim Lewis , told AP.
  • How the Florida high school shooting unfolded on social media

    How the Florida high school shooting unfolded on social media

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    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said authorities had "begun to dissect his websites and things on social media that he was on and some of the things... Cruz , who will appear before a magistrate on 17 counts of premeditated murder later on Thursday, set off the school's fire alarm before entering the premises armed with a gas mask, smoke grenades and several magazines of ammunition.
  • Expensive guests: S. Korea will foot $2.6M bill for North's visit

    Expensive guests: S. Korea will foot $2.6M bill for North's visit

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    Impersonating the Kim family is strictly forbidden in North Korea with public appearances and representations carefully controlled by state propagandists. Moon enjoyed a diplomatic victory during the games after Kim Yo Jong delivered an invitation from her brother to hold the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade in Pyongyang.
  • Nigeria elevated in Africa despite dropped points — FIFA Rankings

    Nigeria elevated in Africa despite dropped points — FIFA Rankings

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    Meanwhile, the best movers were Congo, who moved up eight places, and Iceland who gained 58 points. Nigeria went down one notch in the latest FIFA Coca Cola World ranking of national teams announced today. Those losses by the African trio, and others in the continent, can be attributed both to results in the recent friendlies and to the devaluation of last year's CAF Africa Cup of Nations in calculating points tallies.
  • North Korean pair charm the South in Games adventure

    North Korean pair charm the South in Games adventure

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    Still, Howard's entrance was so spectacular that the North Korean cheerleaders struggled to stifle a quick laugh in between chants of "We are one!" and "Unify the motherland!" Another 1bn won (£670,000, $930,000) will be used to pay for entrance fees to Olympic venues, while 100m won (£67,000, $93,000) has been earmarked for travel expenses.
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    Lisette Rosenblatt, the mother of a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, told All Things Considered that her daughter was familiar with Cruz from previous aggressive incidents. Students released from a lockdown are overcome with emotion following following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland .
  • Turkey mocks US by renaming embassy housing street to Olive Branch Avenue

    Turkey mocks US by renaming embassy housing street to Olive Branch Avenue

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    The Turkish campaign has strained relations between North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies Ankara and Washington , which has partnered with the Syrian Kurds in the fight against the Islamic State group. He is due to meet the foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, on Friday. Having attained its primary objective, defeating the Islamic State, or ISIS , the Trump administration should wrap up American operations in Syria .
  • Florida shooting: What we know about attack at Parkland high school

    Florida shooting: What we know about attack at Parkland high school

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    Speaking at the White House, Mr Trump said that the American nation has a heavy heart following the shooting . Trump has previously blamed mass shootings on mental health issues . Chad Williams, 18, a senior at Stoneman Douglas, described Cruz as "kind of an outcast" who was known for unruly behavior at school, including a penchant for pulling false fire alarms, and was "crazy about guns".
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber (CTB) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.25

    Cooper Tire & Rubber (CTB) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.25

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    Goodyear Tire & Rubber (NASDAQ:GT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. It has outperformed by 8.80% the S&P500. Stephen J. Somerville Kurt F, Massachusetts-based fund reported 6,000 shares. Centurylink Mngmt holds 30,331 shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. Prescott Grp Inc Mngmt Llc reported 0.09% in Henry Schein, Inc.
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    It was clearly an attempt to get Mr Joyce to go, but drove a wedge between the two, and fractured the coalition partners. Mr Joyce's comments were directed at a speech by Mr Turnbull on Thursday afternoon, in which he blasted his deputy's handling of an affair with his former employee Vikki Campion, which was recently revealed in the national media.
  • Obama urges 'common-sense gun safety laws' after Florida mass shooting

    Obama urges 'common-sense gun safety laws' after Florida mass shooting

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    There was some congressional action on legislation to curb gun violence last fall in response to mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas, but those measures weren't passed into law. According to the Boston Globe , at least one student described Cruz as abusive to his ex-girlfriend and said his expulsion from Mary Stoneman Douglas High School followed a fight with that girl's new boyfriend.
  • Turkey demands U.S. expel Kurdish militia from Syrian ground forces

    Turkey demands U.S. expel Kurdish militia from Syrian ground forces

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    It's been a flashpoint over the years for Turkish-Kurdish tensions, al-Qaida and Islamic State fighters traveling back and forth, and incidents involving major powers including Russian Federation. "I believe we are finding common ground and there are areas of uncommon ground, where sometimes war just gives you bad alternatives to choose from".
  • Senate rejects bipartisan immigration bill to help Dreamers

    Senate rejects bipartisan immigration bill to help Dreamers

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    Dreamers are young immigrants who were brought to the USA illegally as children and still have no permanent protection from deportation. Ahead of the votes, the administration launched an all-out attack on the much-anticipated Collins compromise, raising doubts any bill set for a vote would get 60 votes.