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The president also called for better physical protection of schools, and for better coordination between federal and state law enforcement in order to take "swift action" when there are warning signs. But previous gun tragedies have not led Congress to act. Also Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump , a strong supporter of gun rights, was scheduled to host a "listening session " with high school students and teachers at the White House.
  • U.S. presidents lead tributes to 'America's pastor' Billy Graham

    U.S. presidents lead tributes to 'America's pastor' Billy Graham

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    Fred Weiss was 12 years old when he attended a few days of a week-long crusade at Calgary's McMahon stadium in 1981. Franklin Graham wants to make America Christian again - even if you think his methods and rhetoric are controversial. The longtime evangelist appeared on Gallup's list of most admired men and women 60 times since 1955 - every year the research company asked the question.
  • Trump again attacks Obama over Russia

    Trump again attacks Obama over Russia

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    Specifically, the U.S. Department of Justice accused the Internet Research Agency, Russia's infamous disinformation factory, and its senior employees of working to illegally interfere with the 2016 U.S. "So why didn't he do something about Russian meddling?" But that happened in December 2016 - weeks after the election. On Oct. 7, his administration formally accused Russian Federation of stealing and leaking emails from the Democratic National Committee and a range of other institutions and ...
  • 'Black Panther' crushes box office records in opening weekend

    'Black Panther' crushes box office records in opening weekend

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    It is the second biggest four-day total in history only behind " The Force Awakens ". In case you did not know, " Black Panther " is doing big things in the box offices around the world. "That's what we were asking ourselves, 'Who's more moved emotionally, that kid or the people sitting in the U.N.?' Who is that a bigger deal to for T'Challa to walk in, who's more connected to him?" It sounds like Coogler made the wise decision to bookend the film with scenes from Oakland.
  • Olympic Speedskating Results 2018: Men, Women Team Pursuit Medal Winners

    Olympic Speedskating Results 2018: Men, Women Team Pursuit Medal Winners

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    That's a new Olympic record. The Dutch team won silver (2:55.48), while the United States team took bronze (2:59.27). "Then he set the Olympic record", said Lorentzen. The gold medal was Japan's third at the Pyeongchang Games after triumphs in men's figure skating by Yuzuru Hanyu and women's 500-meter speed skating by Nao Kodaira.
  • Donald Trump Jr. Arrives in India to Promote Trump-Branded Luxury Apartments

    Donald Trump Jr. Arrives in India to Promote Trump-Branded Luxury Apartments

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    Later in the week, he is scheduled to make a speech about Indo-Pacific relations at a New Delhi business summit, sharing the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. President Trump has pledged to avoid any new foreign business deals during his term in office to avoid potential ethical conflicts. India has emerged as the Trump Organization's biggest worldwide market.
  • Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

    Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

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    Trump , of course, did make his case to get votes- and he won the election. Seizing on that timeline, Trump sought over the weekend to shift blame onto his predecessor, writing on Twitter Monday that " Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election ".
  • KS Decreases Position in Barrick Gold Corp (ABX)

    KS Decreases Position in Barrick Gold Corp (ABX)

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    The stock decreased 0.82% or $0.105 during the last trading session, reaching $12.745. Van Berkom & Associates Inc increased Hms Hldgs Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) stake by 121,335 shares to 3.64M valued at $72.28 million in 2017Q3. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Buy" on Thursday, February 15. On Monday, April 18 the stock rating was upgraded by Clarkson Platou to "Buy".
  • North Korea cancelled meeting with Mike Pence

    North Korea cancelled meeting with Mike Pence

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    Pence said he planned to use his trip to the Olympics to prevent North Korea from using the games as a ploy for favorable propaganda on the communist regime. Pence's office said they believed the abrupt cancellation was a sign that U.S. attempts to exert pressure on the regime were working. "I didn't believe it was proper for the US to give her any attention in that forum", Pence explained.
  • Judge Loya case being examined with highest level of seriousness: SC

    Judge Loya case being examined with highest level of seriousness: SC

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    Loya's death in 2014. "One of the judicial officers, who accompanied the judge to hospital, has given a statement that Loya was taken in his auto to the hospital", Rohatgi said. On the other hand, senior counsel Dushyant Dave, appearing for petitioner Bombay Lawyers Association (BLA), said that it was unusual that Maharashtra government did not order an inquiry immediately after the death of the judge.
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    Petro "makes" US$735 million, Seagal lags behind

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    Surprising many who never took the idea seriously, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela published a draft white paper for the petro and launched a website for companies and individuals to register interest. Caracas said that each unit of the petro is pegged to the price of one barrel of Venezuelan oil. Venezuela has been struggling to restructure its external debt, estimated at some $150 billion by some experts, with Maduro saying that his government became the victim of an ...
  • JPMorgan Chase going bigger, taller with new Midtown HQ

    JPMorgan Chase going bigger, taller with new Midtown HQ

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    The project, which is expected to start construction next year and take five years to finish, will replace an "outdated facility" designed in the late 1950s for roughly 3,500 workers, the company said. Currently, Chase occupies the former Union Carbide Building on Park Avenue between 47th and 48th streets. The announcement ends a beef between Dimon and de Blasio over $1 billion in tax breaks the company wanted in exchange for building two towers on the West Side.
  • Christian Evangelist Billy Graham Dead at 99

    Christian Evangelist Billy Graham Dead at 99

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    From humble beginnings, the tall Southern Baptist minister with a strong jaw and powerful baritone became internationally recognized through the 20th Century and was even a spiritual adviser to USA presidents. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, tweeted that Graham was an example to generations of modern Christians . "I'm grateful for the opportunities God gave me to minister to people in high places", he said.
  • Ramaphosa hosts farewell function for Zuma

    Ramaphosa hosts farewell function for Zuma

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    Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party, said ANC politicians had failed to hold former president Mr Zuma to account for alleged corruption and had therefore violated the constitution. Since being elected last week, after Jacob Zuma's resignation, Ramaphosa has already gained public fame, and seems to be a favourite. "The criminal justice institutions have been taking initiatives that will enable us to deal effectively with corruption", Ramaphosa said.
  • Rand gains 10c to dollar as Gigaba reveals budget

    Rand gains 10c to dollar as Gigaba reveals budget

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    The VAT increase was announced during the Treasury's presentation of the country's new budget, along with expenditure cuts over the next three years to fund inclusive growth and social spending. It said it was cognisant that personal income taxes have been raised in recent years and that it was not convinced that further hikes would result in substantial additional revenue.
  • Tucson parents arrested for alleged child abuse

    Tucson parents arrested for alleged child abuse

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    The boy asked to use the phone, but the shop worker chose to call 911 for him due to the child's age and condition. Adoptive parents Benito Gutierrez, 69, and Carol Gutierrez, 64, have been arrested on charges of child abuse. The PCSD said the investigation began February 17, when one of the children was able to escape the home through a bedroom window. The children were between 6 and 12 years old.
  • Yobe girls' school attack one too many - Saraki

    Yobe girls' school attack one too many - Saraki

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    After the Islamist extremist terrorist group Boko Haram attacked a village in Nigeria, more than 90 schoolgirls appear to be missing, according to Reuters . On whether the students were abducted, he said: "We can not say, because the insurgents went into the students' hostel, and many of these students scaled the fence and escaped into the bushes".
  • President Trump to hold 'listening session' with survivors of Stoneman Douglas shooting

    President Trump to hold 'listening session' with survivors of Stoneman Douglas shooting

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    To that end, we invite Lancaster County students to write letters to the editor on the subject of school shootings , and what can be done to prevent them. "We would hope that you have the decent morality to support us at this point". "How many more students are going to have to die and have their blood spilled in American classrooms trying to make the world a better place just because politicians refuse to take action".
  • 2 men who surrendered in leader's murder case are dummies, says Congress

    2 men who surrendered in leader's murder case are dummies, says Congress

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    This would only help in encouraging the accused, he said. IG Rajesh Diwan gave clarifications in the press conference called by him in Kannur on Monday, February 19 as serious allegations were made regarding the arrest of the accused. "The affiliations of the accused to any political party will not act as a hindrance in moving forward with the investigation ", read the post. State secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan had already admitted that the detained persons were not the real culprits.
  • Gujarat police detain Jignesh Mevani as Dalits protest over land rights

    Gujarat police detain Jignesh Mevani as Dalits protest over land rights

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    Mevani had called for Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar bandh on Sunday. Mevani had convened Dalit protesters to converge at a statue of Dr BR Ambedkar in Sarangpur, but before he could reach the area, his vehicle was stopped Saraspur. Earlier the family of the deceased had agreed to take the body for the funeral following an assurance from the state govt that they will get all the support.
  • Trump motorcade driver found in possession of gun

    Trump motorcade driver found in possession of gun

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    The presidential press pool, represented Monday by The Hill's Jordan Fabian, did not see Trump enter the motorcade, he wrote in the raw pool report , and in fact pool reporters have "not laid eyes on POTUS since Friday night, when he met with injured victims and first responders from the Parkland shooting", Fabian said.
  • Kentucky Democrat's Win Shows the Potential for a Huge 2018 Wave

    Kentucky Democrat's Win Shows the Potential for a Huge 2018 Wave

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    Dan Johnson, who narrowly defeated Belcher, then an incumbent, in 2016 and committed suicide late a year ago. A Democrat easily won a Kentucky House of Representatives special election on Tuesday, the 37th USA legislative seat flipped to the party from Republicans since Donald Trump's 2016 election as president, the Democratic National Committee said .
  • Celebrate International Mother Language Day on February 21

    Celebrate International Mother Language Day on February 21

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    There are more than 7,000 languages in the world; India alone has about 22 officially recognised languages, 1635 rationalised mother tongues, 234 identifiable mother tongues, according to the latest data available from Census 2001. In Aotearoa New Zealand we particularly honour the indigenous language of the nation, Te Reo Maori, and support all efforts to bring it into the public sphere.
  • Britain still wants Brexit implementation phase of around two years

    Britain still wants Brexit implementation phase of around two years

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    The letter backs the prime minister's Lancaster House speech in January 2017 but fails to support her Florence speech on Britain's transition plans in November. In it, Brexiteer MPs demand Britain diverges from European Union regulations and is able to sign its own free trade deals after March 2019. Davis is touring European capitals as Britain tries to persuade EU leaders to strike new deals on trade and security with the United Kingdom.
  • Bijnor BJP MLA Lokendra Singh killed in auto accident

    Bijnor BJP MLA Lokendra Singh killed in auto accident

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    The drivers of both the truck and MLAs vehicle were seriously injured and admitted to a hospital, where their condition was stated to be stable. Lokendra Singh had won in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in March, past year with a handsome margin.
  • PM Modi 'robbed India': Rahul on PNB fraud case

    PM Modi 'robbed India': Rahul on PNB fraud case

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    Addressing the media as part of his campaign for the forthcoming Assembly elections in Karnataka, at Surathkal in Mangaluru taluk on Tuesday, Shah said the Congress' allegations linking Nirav Modi with Narendra Modi were baseless. It's one of the sharpest attacks at PM Modi in the recent days as the new Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is spearheading his party from the front. "You have one of the most hardworking CMs in the country and everyone can see tremendous development here".
  • Mobile Police Officer Shot & Killed

    Mobile Police Officer Shot & Killed

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    He said Hollie opened fire on officers who had set a perimeter around his Toulminville residence, striking Billa. Battiste says police don't know if Hollie died from self-inflicted injuries or the shots previously fired by police. He was named the department's officer of the month that June, winning a commendation for investigating complaints of robberies committed by a man whom he later arrested.
  • Paedo footie coach JAILED for 31 years and blasted 'devil incarnate'

    Paedo footie coach JAILED for 31 years and blasted 'devil incarnate'

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    Sentencing him, a judge branded Barry Bennell "the devil incarnate". Some members of the public began to applaud as he was sent down, but the judge ordered them to stop. There were cries of "yes" from the public gallery at Liverpool crown court as he was sentenced to serve the longest individual term of 30 years, with another year on licence.
  • United Kingdom unemployment edges up to 4.4%

    United Kingdom unemployment edges up to 4.4%

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    The employment rate among 16-64 year-olds was 72.7 per cent, above only that of Northern Ireland (68.7 per cent). There were 1.47 million unemployed Brits in the final quarter of 2017, an increase of 46,000 from July to September previous year.
  • Senators Ask President Trump To Re Engage In TPP

    Senators Ask President Trump To Re Engage In TPP

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    There's a sharp divide among congressional Republicans and the Trump Administration on how to handle trade. The destiny of the trade pact was cast into doubt late a year ago after President Donald Trump pulled the US out. The Government's 250-page National Interest Analysis (NIA) on the much-anticipated trade deal, released Wednesday morning, details the benefits and drawbacks the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will bring to New Zealand.
  • Area under flood warning; mayor urges calm

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    Similarly, the warning issued by the North Webster, Ind. office indicates impact only to parkland and farm fields near Defiance from the Maumee, which was expected to rise above its 10-foot flood stage Tuesday morning and crest near 10.9 feet around sunrise Thursday.
  • LHC disposes of petition seeking public hanging of Zainab's rapist

    LHC disposes of petition seeking public hanging of Zainab's rapist

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    In his appeal, he declared that he is "not guilty". He faces further charges in the cases of eight other children attacked in the city - five of whom were murdered. He may also move mercy appeal before the president of Pakistan. Her rape and murder outraged Pakistan and led to widespread protests across the country against police incompetence over their failure to make an arrest.
  • 1780 terrorists 'neutralized' in Turkey's Operation Olive Branch

    1780 terrorists 'neutralized' in Turkey's Operation Olive Branch

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    On January 20, Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters allied with Ankara launched an offensive in Afrin, which has more than 350 towns controlled by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), denounced by the Turks as terrorists. A total of 1,780 terrorists have been "neutralized" in Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin, the Turkish military said Wednesday. He also said Turkey was not in direct talks with the Syrian government, but its messages were being conveyed indirectly.
  • Trump 'supportive' of bolstering background checks on gun purchases

    Trump 'supportive' of bolstering background checks on gun purchases

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    Given the mounting pressure to "do something" following the most recent Parkland shooting , the lack of strong conservative opposition to their prohibition, bump stocks have become an easy target of new federal firearms restrictions. "Our family will be there on March 24th to stand side by side with this incredible generation of young people from all over the country, and in the name of our children Ella and Alexander, we're donating 500,000 dollars to help pay for this ground-breaking ...
  • Striking similarities between Nirav Modi and Vikram Kothari

    Striking similarities between Nirav Modi and Vikram Kothari

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    Since last week, Kothari's office in Kanpur's City Center road had been locked and he himself has been untraceable ever since. Vikram's Rotomac Pens had taken Rs 800 crore loans from Allahabad Bank, Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Indian Overseas Bank and the Union Bank of India.