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She says she'll leave her bigger pocketbooks at home the next time she heads out to the movies. Keep your bag in the vehicle if you're taking in a movie at one of the country's largest theater chains. There is one Cinemark location in Tampa Bay, which is located in Lakeland at 3800 U.S. Highway 98 North. Cinemark's policy will apply to a slew of theaters in the Bay Area.
  • Israel thwarted 'Islamic State' plot to blow up plane from Australia: Netanyahu

    Israel thwarted 'Islamic State' plot to blow up plane from Australia: Netanyahu

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    Israel's prime minister on Wednesday said that his country's intelligence services passed along information that helped thwart an alleged terror plot targeting an Australian passenger plane previous year. Home Affairs Minister, Peter Dutton, said his government was grateful for the information it had been provided by Israel. Australian police said the plot had been orchestrated by "a senior member of the Islamic State" based overseas.
  • Mueller files sealed new charges in Manafort, Gates case

    Mueller files sealed new charges in Manafort, Gates case

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    Fox News observed the filing in the clerk's office at U.S. District Court in Washington Wednesday afternoon. Gates and Manafort were indicted past year on charges that they conspired to launder millions of dollars and directed a covert Washington lobbying campaign on behalf of pro-Russian Ukrainian interests.
  • Lucas Hernandez Case: Stepmother Who Reported Kansas Boy Missing Arrested

    Lucas Hernandez Case: Stepmother Who Reported Kansas Boy Missing Arrested

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    She reported the marks to Child Protective Services, and made another report in November when Lucas and his father, Johnathan Hernandez, visited her. Officer Charley Davidson with the Wichita Police Department said Tuesday morning that about 100 law enforcement officials are helping in the search for Lucas.
  • Waukesha students can participate in walkout with permission from parents

    Waukesha students can participate in walkout with permission from parents

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    Brown said when the students asked for his permission to leave class and march down Higgins, he explained the school's policy on unexcused absences. The three teens say they've never experienced a school shooting they weren't alive for the first major school shooting at Columbine that shook the nation.
  • NRA spokesperson faces questions from FL shooting students, families

    NRA spokesperson faces questions from FL shooting students, families

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    Rick Scott both turned down the invitation to attend CNN's discussion, Trump on Tuesday directed the attorney general's office to look into banning bump-stocks, a device that makes a semi-automatic weapon function like an automatic weapon. "This is the eighth tragedy, the eighth tragedy, where we have seen numerous tips that have been reported and red flags", she said. "This individual was nuts, and I - nor the millions of people that I represent as a part of this organization that I'm here ...
  • Trump meets shooting survivors, suggests arming teachers

    Trump meets shooting survivors, suggests arming teachers

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    Trump said at the White House that banning the devices could help prevent mass shootings , report the New York Times , ABC News , NPR and the Washington Post . These devices are commonly referred to as bump stock , an accessory that was used in the 2017 Las Vegas massacre. On Tuesday, Trump signed a memorandum recommending that Attorney General Jeff Sessions propose rules banning so-called bump stocks , which can effectively turn semi-automatic weapons into machine guns.
  • Rubio considers raising age limit to buy AR-15s

    Rubio considers raising age limit to buy AR-15s

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    Rubio further stated "L$3 ast year, when we came up with our budget in the Senate, I pushed for, and got approved, $50 million a year, through the Sandy Hook Initiative, to provide a Threat Assessment Fund for all states to be able to stand up in each of the school districts, a way to identify people who could potentially do this and get ahead of it before it happens".
  • Trump announces crafting of regulations to ban bump stocks

    Trump announces crafting of regulations to ban bump stocks

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    U.S. President Donald Trump promised strong background checks and mental health screenings for gun buyers as he heard pleas from survivors of the recent Florida school shooting and families affected at the White House on Wednesday. The president also drew criticism for saying at the meeting that he is considering arming teachers with concealed guns. Questions ranged from "What would you most want me to know about your experience?" to "What can we do to help you feel safe?" "They'd go ...
  • Trump challenges Sessions to investigate Obama, Democrats on Russian Federation

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    While the nearby town of Parkland, Florida, continues to mourn a deadly school shooting that left 17 dead, Russian Federation was clearly top of mind for the president. The Russians were killed after they tried to attack the Kurds' base. Sanders said Trump wasn't implying the FBI's failure to follow protocol was the cause of the shooting.
  • Trump again attacks Obama over Russian Federation election meddling

    Trump again attacks Obama over Russian Federation election meddling

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    President Trump called out Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the entire Department of Justice (DOJ) for failing to investigate Obama and his administration role in the Russian election meddling scandal via Twitter, The Hill reports . "When you compare the Trump administration response, particularly this president's response, and the Obama administration's response - I mean, Sarah Sanders is entering, really, delusional territory there", Sciutto said on CNN after the briefing.
  • Flood Watch begins Wednesday as heavy rain targets Middle Tennessee

    Flood Watch begins Wednesday as heavy rain targets Middle Tennessee

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    After two days of steady rainfall, the Fox River near New Munster continues to rise, which extended the flood warning until February 27 by the National Weather Service. This morning, heavy rain will stretch from New Mexico to MI, as ice is again a concern in the Midwest. Vicki Wolber, director of the Macomb County Emergency Management & Communications, said areas of concern include North Avenue between 28 Mile and 30 Mile roads; 16 Mile and Dequindre; and Jefferson Avenue at Orchid.
  • Percent Of Hollywood Women Say They've Been Harassed Or Assaulted

    Percent Of Hollywood Women Say They've Been Harassed Or Assaulted

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    In addition, 21% said they had been "forced to do a sexual act" and 10% that they had been "ordered unexpectedly to appear naked for auditions". A questionnaire was sent via email to members of Women in Film and Television and the Creative Coalition between December 4.
  • India arrests 11 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud case

    India arrests 11 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud case

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    The Punjab National Bank (PNB) branch where fraudulent transactions were detected. Nirav Modi, his uncle Mehul Choksi and others are being investigated by multiple probe agencies after it recently came to light, following a complaint by the PNB, that they allegedly cheated the nationalised bank with the purported involvement of a few employees of the bank.
  • Indiana House passes bill legalizing Sunday carryout alcohol sales

    Indiana House passes bill legalizing Sunday carryout alcohol sales

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    Senate budget chair Kim David, R-Porter, said it's time to finish with the current budget, so leaders can begin work on the 2019 fiscal year. Sen. Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, said "everything has changed since" last week and "you can't fault us from looking at the perspective of these bills differently".
  • Trump Pushes 'Bump Stock' Ban Before Meeting With Florida Students, Teachers

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    The screenshots of the texts went viral on Twitter and Sam mentioned them during the White House listening session . He vowed to take steps to improve background checks for gun buyers. "I just want to say before we begin, because I want to hear you, but we'll be very strong on background checks, very strong emphasis on the mental health of somebody", Trump told the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in a meeting in the White House .
  • Explosive device thrown at US embassy building in Montenegro

    Explosive device thrown at US embassy building in Montenegro

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    There was a "small explosion" near the US embassy compound in Podgorica, the capital of the Balkan nation of Montenegro, at approximately midnight local time Thursday, the State Department has confirmed to ABC News. The embassy has issued a security alert noting that there is an "active security situation" and asking USA citizens to stay clear of the area. One person was confirmed to be dead in the incident.
  • Trump's first year in office sees spike in hate groups

    Trump's first year in office sees spike in hate groups

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    There were 954 hate groups in the country in 2017, marking a 4 percent increase over the previous year, the civil rights watchdog said in an annual report . Some of the organizations on the list dispute the center's definition of them as hate groups. That number had fallen to 784 in 2014. The number of hate groups operating in the United States grew by four percent in 2017, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an Alabama-based monitoring group.
  • Florida Officially Declared Porn A Health Risk Just Because

    Florida Officially Declared Porn A Health Risk Just Because

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    Republicans love "small government" until it precludes them from telling men and women what we can consensually do in the privacy of our own homes. The bill is more relevant than ever following the Parkland shooting, and with the legislative session ending on March 9, there's only a short window left to discuss it.
  • Ferry explosion 'injures a dozen people' in Mexico

    Ferry explosion 'injures a dozen people' in Mexico

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    Video taken after the blast and posted online showed at least two ambulances on the dock attending to some of the injured. Officials in Mexico said at least 25 people were injured in a ferry explosion. On Wednesday February 21, there was an explosion on a ferry property of the "Barcos Caribe" transportation company, in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.
  • Donald Trump asks: 'Why didn't Obama do something about the meddling?'

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    Why aren't Dem crimes under investigation? Trump has only reluctantly supported the finding of the US intelligence community, and now Mueller, that Russian Federation carried out a campaign to help him win the White House. Mueller's probe has expanded and is looking into whether anyone in the campaign colluded with the Kremlin. Meanwhile, Trump's own officials warn that Russian Federation is already acting to subvert this year's US midterm elections after having judged its efforts in ...
  • Nineteen people, including 12 defence personnel, injured in explosion on bus

    Nineteen people, including 12 defence personnel, injured in explosion on bus

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    Police Media Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara said the fire broke out at around 5.30 a.m. today, while the bus was travelling from Bandarawela to Ebarawa. The injured which included seven civilians have been hospitalised. "There had been an explosion in a passenger bus". Army Media Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu said there was no terrorist involvement in the incident.
  • Green, Rock rivers near flood stage Wednesday morning

    Green, Rock rivers near flood stage Wednesday morning

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    According to the National Weather Service, the Little Calumet River was at 19.15 feet in South Holland as of 7 a.m. Wednesday , or more than 2.5 feet above flood stage. In Indiana, homes and streets were flooded in the South Bend area, and forecasters predicted the local St. Joseph River wouldn't crest until Thursday.
  • Republicans Suing Over New Pennsylvania District Maps

    Republicans Suing Over New Pennsylvania District Maps

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    Republicans said a separate challenge to the map in federal court in Harrisburg is also possible this week. On Feb. 5, Alito rejected a request from Turzai and Scarnati to halt a January 22 order from the state Supreme Court that gave the Republican leaders two weeks to propose a map that would be supported by the Democratic governor and until last week to suggest a new map to the court.
  • Countries are too slow in fighting corruption: watchdog

    Countries are too slow in fighting corruption: watchdog

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    A table showing Malaysia ranked at 62 alongside Cuba, in the latest Corruption Perception Index released by Transparency International today. It uses a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. It found that nearly all journalists killed since 2012 were killed in corrupt countries. "Given current crackdowns on both civil society and the media worldwide, we need to do more to protect those who speak up".
  • Utah teens plan gun-law march after Florida shooting

    Utah teens plan gun-law march after Florida shooting

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    Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, and Steve Spielberg all said on Tuesday that they were each donating $500,000 to the march. A sea of students took their demands for tighter gun laws directly to lawmakers in Florida's state capitol following last week's deadly school shooting .
  • Alpine skiing: What to look out for in the women's combined

    Alpine skiing: What to look out for in the women's combined

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    Four years ago, she won gold in the slalom. That's the first-ever medal for the US women in cross-country skiing, and only the second for Team USA overall. Small enough to accompany Vonn to overseas races, she is often the paparazzi's target and even became the center of a meme posted on Twitter by Team USA .
  • Die In Peru Bus Crash

    Die In Peru Bus Crash

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    Authorities don't know the cause of the accident but police are now looking at the number of passengers that the bus was carrying. In addition, 20 others are injured, said the head of civilian defence in the regional government, Jacqueline Choque.
  • TripAdvisor names Cayman's Seven Mile Beach 5 in the world

    TripAdvisor names Cayman's Seven Mile Beach 5 in the world

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    Over in the U.S., the most popular beach is Clearwater Beach in Florida, perched on a barrier island that offers calm shallow waters, making it ideal for families. Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands 6. The bay also boasts its own micro-climate, giving it some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK. While many times I find the beaches overrated, this wasn't one of those times.
  • Mixed messages on BC's efforts to cool hot housing market

    Mixed messages on BC's efforts to cool hot housing market

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    Finance Minister Carole James said the tax measures are part of the government's aim to improve housing affordability in markets where some seniors are forced to live in their vehicles and young professionals are refusing to take jobs in B.C.
  • Billy Graham: Influential leaders react to his death

    Billy Graham: Influential leaders react to his death

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    He is said to have converted millions of people around the world to Christianity through his in-person, radio, television and internet work. When asked at one point what he hoped people would say about him when he died, Graham said , "I want to hear one person say something nice about me and that's the Lord, when I face him".
  • Nikki Haley to Palestinians and the United Nations: 'I will not shut up'

    Nikki Haley to Palestinians and the United Nations: 'I will not shut up'

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    Another area where Abbas appeared to retreat from his hard line was in describing calls in December by the Palestine Liberation Organization council to rupture ties with Israel. The U.N. chief voiced opposition to a one-state solution saying: "It is simply impossible to square the circle of a one-state reality with the legitimate national, historic and democratic aspirations of both Israelis and Palestinians".
  • Tweets By Troll Accounts During 2016 Election Leaked

    Tweets By Troll Accounts During 2016 Election Leaked

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    Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has once again found itself on the receiving end of backlash over the allegations of the involvement of Russians in the manipulation of social media platform to influence the outcome of the U.S Presidential elections.
  • Hazardous winter weather expected again overnight in Kansas City

    Hazardous winter weather expected again overnight in Kansas City

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    High temperatures are running about 15 degrees below normal for this time of year, and low temperatures about 10 degrees below normal. Major highways in the Portland metro area were passable Wednesday morning after a storm that dropped 3 inches of snow on Oregon's largest city.
  • Pres. Trump says more must be done to protect children

    Pres. Trump says more must be done to protect children

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    President Donald Trump's meetings with victims of last week's Florida school shooting appear to have made an impact on him, as he reportedly has told people close to him that high-school kids shouldn't be able to buy guns. Jonathan Swan of the news website Axios reports that Trump privately said he was open to a law barring those under 21 from buying rifles like the AR-15, which has been used in the deadliest shootings in United States history.
  • "Bump Stocks" Definition: What Are Bump Stocks? Everything You Need To Know

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    On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump announced that he had issued a memo directing the US Justice Department to write up regulations that would ban certain gun modification devices such as bump stocks . In Florida , where the deadliest high school shooting in recent U.S. history took place, minors can buy rifles with their parents' consent , and there is no lower age limit for possessing guns.
  • Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks,' considers other steps after Florida shooting

    Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks,' considers other steps after Florida shooting

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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.
  • North Korea 'RUNNING OUT' of Currency, BROKE by October — KIM'S CASH CRISIS

    North Korea 'RUNNING OUT' of Currency, BROKE by October — KIM'S CASH CRISIS

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    Construction began in 2010, and the report said the reactor appeared to be externally complete and that a plutonium production reactor at the site may have been in operation recently. North Korea's favorable ratings have been consistently low in Gallup's trend since 2000. This logic has led to discussion of a "bloody nose attack".