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Students, along with friends and family of those killed, spoke face-to-face with Florida legislators and confronted them about gun control and the urgency of making schools safer in the United States . I suppose Rubio and Loesch deserve some level of credit (not really though) for actually showing up to the town hall that they knew would not be a good look for them.
  • School shooting survivors confront NRA, politicians

    School shooting survivors confront NRA, politicians

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    He needn't have anxious. He encouraged students, who have advocated for gun control measures in the wake of the shooting at their school, to make their impact felt at the voting booth. Samantha Grady, a junior who was shot twice and saw a close friend killed, asked Nelson: "What are you going to do to strengthen background checks?" After telling the young woman how she is against people who have criticized these students, even those who were "on her side", Loesch gave a very roundabout ...
  • Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

    Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

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    He was visiting the wake of a Filipino whose body was found this month in a freezer at an abandoned apartment in Kuwait, with signs of torture. Assaf and his wife employed Demafelis. About 10 million Filipinos work overseas - two million of them in the Middle East - and the income they send home accounts for about 10% of gross domestic product.
  • How to explain the inexplicable of gun violence?

    How to explain the inexplicable of gun violence?

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    An armed officer on duty when a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida school on February 14 found a safe spot outside the building - and did absolutely "nothing", officials said Thursday . "There are questions like, what do I do, do I have to wait for you, and you're like, no you run, you save yourself", said Cohen. The students entered a gun-friendly political climate in Tallahassee, where lawmakers have rebuffed gun restrictions since Republicans took control of both the governor's office ...
  • Two people injured after early-morning shooting on Southeastern Louisiana University's campus

    Two people injured after early-morning shooting on Southeastern Louisiana University's campus

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    Friday near an assembly hall where basketball games and other sports events are held. No present threat to campus community. The shooting started from a fight that involved enrolled students and non-students. The school's alert system sent out updates to students, staff, and faculty through email, text and social media. While a student opined, "I think it is a little scary, considering all the gun violence going on now if it were a student that would make it that much more scary that ...
  • MP by-polls: 'Now people have to choose between Scindia and Chouhan'

    MP by-polls: 'Now people have to choose between Scindia and Chouhan'

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    A resident of the town told ANI that voting had not begun there due to the faulty machine, and that he had been standing in the queue for an hour. The results of by-polls will be declared on February 28. So, while the Congress wants to build on its show in the Gujarat Assembly elections, the BJP wants to maintain Chouhans stature in the state. It must be noted that Mungaoli and Kolaras fall under Scindia's parliamentary constituency Guna which were earlier held by the Congress.
  • Moon, Ivanka stress need for peace, but differ on N. Korea

    Moon, Ivanka stress need for peace, but differ on N. Korea

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    Vice President Pence sat just a row away from the younger Kim and other senior North Korean officials at the opening, but did not exchange a word with anyone from the delegation. Kim Yong-chol is blamed for sinking a South Korean navy vessel at Cheonan in 2010 that killed 46 sailors. According to USA media reports, President Trump is expected to announce sanctions against North Korea on Friday, to pressure it into giving up its nuclear and missile programmes.
  • Marco Rubio jeered at CNN town hall on school shootings

    Marco Rubio jeered at CNN town hall on school shootings

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    One of those confronting Rubio on Wednesday night was Fred Guttenberg , whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed on February 14 with 16 others. Guttenberg interrupted him and asked again, "Were guns the factor in the hunting of our kids?" "Senator Rubio, my daughter, running down the hallway at Marjory Douglas, was shot with an assault weapon, the weapon of choice", Guttenberg said.
  • Police say boy swept away in Ontario flood unlikely to have survived

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    The National Weather Service predicted the Grand River in Lansing would crest by late Thursday at 14.6 feet (4.5 meters), almost 3 feet (1 meter) above flood stage. That would easily make it the worst flooding Greater Cincinnati has seen since March 5, 1997, when the river hit 64.7 feet. The helicopter search began at Belwood Lake, near Fergus, and has been moving north toward Grand Valley, near where the boy was swept into the Grand River.
  • Four huge obstacles for Congress to do something on gun control

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    The NRA didn't have an immediate comment when contacted by The Omaha World-Herald. Many politicians, however, are being forced to weigh the potential cost at the ballot box of receiving NRA donations in the wake of the Florida shootings and a passionate call for action by numerous victims' families and students.
  • China's Geely buying $9 billion stake in Daimler

    China's Geely buying $9 billion stake in Daimler

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    According to sources with close knowledge of the acquisition, the pricey purchase makes Geely the largest investor in the German automaker. The company said that the Chinese businessman who owns the Geely automotive group bought a 9.69 percent stake in Daimler.
  • Manafort Associate Pleads Guilty In Mueller Probe

    Manafort Associate Pleads Guilty In Mueller Probe

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    But the charges Gates ultimately pleaded guilty to on Friday were one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States in relation to not reporting offshore banking accounts, and one count of lying over his work as a foreign agent for Ukraine.
  • Amid Pak shelling along LoC, 500 evacuated to safety in Baramulla

    Amid Pak shelling along LoC, 500 evacuated to safety in Baramulla

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    The residents of Silikote, Balkote, Tilawari, Churanda and Batgarh have started fleeing their villages early this morning in view of the ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops at regular intervals since Monday, the officials said. Indian forces on Friday martyred an innocent civilian during unprovoked cross-border firing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
  • South African sentenced to hang for aiding rebel chief

    South African sentenced to hang for aiding rebel chief

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    Yasmin Sooka, who chaired the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan speaks with refugees at the Palabek refugee settlement in Uganda. These individuals "should face prosecution", the commission said. However, many victims said they had not lodged formal complaints because of fear of reprisals by influential people and a lack of trust in institutions including law enforcement and the judiciary, notes the report.
  • Week of reckoning on White House aides' access to secrets

    Week of reckoning on White House aides' access to secrets

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    Kushner has reportedly been operating under an interim clearance since assuming his duties at the White House, including his role as the administration's point man on Middle East peace. Trump has the option of simply granting a security clearance to Kushner, but officials wanted to avoid that option. The president also noted that Mr.
  • Some Common-Sense Thoughts on Guns and Gun Control

    Some Common-Sense Thoughts on Guns and Gun Control

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    The president made clear Thursday that he believes additional security in schools is a key to halting America's mass-shooting scourge. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., would apply more broadly than just to assault rifles such as the AR-15 used in the Florida shootings.
  • 13 captive California siblings leaning about everything from iPads to toothbrushes

    13 captive California siblings leaning about everything from iPads to toothbrushes

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    Louise Turpin also pleaded not guilty to a new count of felony assault. Last month, the children were rescued from a home in Perris after one of them, a 17-year-old girl, escaped and called police . He said that making daily decisions such as what to read or wear is empowering. The seven oldest children, who are recovering in hospital, had never seen a toothbrush before.
  • Alberta plane with four on board missing in southwest US

    Alberta plane with four on board missing in southwest US

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    The plane, which is registered in Alberta, Canada, fell off the radar Thursday morning after leaving the Grand Junction Regional Airport on its way to Albuquerque. A ground crew from Montrose have been dispatched to the area after aircrews from New Mexico were forced to turn around due to snow, according to a release from the Civil Air Patrol.
  • Pakistan Reportedly To Be Put Back On Terror 'Grey List' By June

    Pakistan Reportedly To Be Put Back On Terror 'Grey List' By June

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    Pakistan was on the FATF watch list from 2012 to 2015, although only on issues of money laundering. The US had spent the past week lobbying member countries of the FATF to place Pakistan on the so-called "grey list" of nations that were not doing enough to combat terrorism financing.
  • Former Trump Adviser Gates Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy, Making False Statements

    Former Trump Adviser Gates Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy, Making False Statements

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    Department of Treasury and the Ministry of justice. News of the plea deal comes just after Mueller filed a superseding indictment against Gates and his longtime partner Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign manager . Mueller III's investigation. The new allegations against Mr. Manafort, once again, have nothing to do with Russian Federation and 2016 election interference/collusion.
  • NRA chief accuses gun control lobbyists of politicising Florida school massacre

    NRA chief accuses gun control lobbyists of politicising Florida school massacre

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    This shows a callous disregard for the safety of the children and staff at any school where untrained or inadequately trained staff are in possession of a weapon. "Conservatives believe in the Second Amendment, they believe in the Bill of Rights, and it's not appropriate to go dark on talking about those topics just because a bad tragedy happens".
  • 'Beast from the East' set to bring -7°C feel to Huddersfield

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    While the details of further outlook remain uncertain, Met Éireann cautioning at the moment that it looks like it will be a cold regime for early days of next week with easterly winds, and frosty nights with sub zero temperatures. Forecasters put the cold snap down to a 'Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event near the North Pole. Mr Walker said, however, that widespread snow is not expected.
  • Staff return to Florida high school for first time since massacre

    Staff return to Florida high school for first time since massacre

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    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel announced Thursday that Scot Peterson turned in his resignation after being told he would be placed on leave without pay. "It's time to make our schools a much harder target for attackers", he said. "And we need to show lawmakers that if they keep being complacent about gun violence, they're not going to be reelected".
  • EU's Juncker: Good for Britain if I was prime minister

    EU's Juncker: Good for Britain if I was prime minister

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    At a summit to launch discussion on the size and shape of a seven-year budget package to run from 2021, ex-communist states urged wealthier neighbours to plug a almost 10 percent annual revenue gap being left by Britain , while the Dutch led a group of small, rich countries refusing to chip in any more to the EU.
  • Stephen Colbert responds to Robert Mueller's new indictments

    Stephen Colbert responds to Robert Mueller's new indictments

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    Mindiyarov's own experience at the company makes him have a level of trust on the allegations leveled against it by the USA government. "Say, in Dubai, and certainly with our project in SoHo, and anywhere in NY". Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office released a 14th indictment that targeted the Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan on Tuesday morning in relation to the investigation into Russia's meddling with the United States' 2016 presidential election.
  • Missouri Gov. Indicted For Privacy Invasion Over Nude Pic

    Missouri Gov. Indicted For Privacy Invasion Over Nude Pic

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    Greitens and Kehoe are both Republicans. Greitens acknowledged that he's been "unfaithful" in his marriage but denied allegations that he blackmailed the woman to stay quiet. He reportedly blackmailed the mistress in question, threatening to release nude photos of her, to keep her quiet. He admitted to the affair on the night of January 10, shortly after he delivered the State of the State address to lawmakers.
  • Mueller adds new tax, bank fraud charges against Manafort, Gates

    Mueller adds new tax, bank fraud charges against Manafort, Gates

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    Manafort and Gates are alleged to have used elaborate schemes, starting in 2006, to hide their Ukrainian income from United States tax authorities, through offshore accounts, and describing cash transfers as loans. Gates was expected to plead guilty and make a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller , Reid reported a few days ago, At this point any plea deal has not been public.
  • Russians in Syria: Now you see them - maybe

    Russians in Syria: Now you see them - maybe

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    Then came word - and video - of Russia's cutting-edge fifth-generation SU-57 fighter patrolling the skies above Syria. Russian Federation first deployed forces and aircraft to Syria in 2015, changing the dynamic as US and coalition troops began their air campaign against ISIS.
  • Hero dog shot multiple times protecting teenager from burglars

    Hero dog shot multiple times protecting teenager from burglars

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    After escaping his attackers, Rex reportedly ran back upstairs to protect the boy. "He continued relaying everything he heard on the phone with dispatch". The dog confronted the burglars , who beat him until he was bloody. Rex ran back upstairs. The burglars trashed the house before checking the room where Rex and Javier were holed up.
  • Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea ahead of Olympics closing ceremony

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    Reporters and analysts discussed whether she would bring a personal message from her father, President Donald Trump , or at least offer deep insight into how the core Washingtonians view North Korea . Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, attends the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round - Group B game between Switzerland and Korea on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 10, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.
  • Family who took in alleged school shooter: 'He seemed normal'

    Family who took in alleged school shooter: 'He seemed normal'

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    The Miami Fox affiliate cited "a copy of the motion the public defender plans to file to re-determine if Cruz is indigent". Gonzalez said they have a prior town hall meeting with CNN anchor Jake Tapper, Shareblue reported , but skipping the session is likely a result of their pro-gun control perspectives.
  • Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty in Russian Federation probe

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    It alleges that Manafort, with Gates' assistance, laundered more than $30 million and duped banks into lending money. Gates is scheduled to appear in court on Friday afternoon in Washington , where he was first indicted October 27 with Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort , on charges of money laundering and hiding offshore bank accounts.
  • Woe Canada: US defeats neighbors in women's hockey, curling

    Woe Canada: US defeats neighbors in women's hockey, curling

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    In John Shuster's case, all he needed Monday was a millimeter or two. Team Shuster's first win over Canada came after a loss to Japan in an 8-2 rout. Shuster sent his final throw and landed it just in front of that red stone to put pressure on Koe. Perhaps, but that's not prime reason curling teams skipped by Kevin Koe and Rachel Homan are going home without a medal, according to Koe third Marc Kennedy.
  • Trump Defends Plan To Arm Teachers

    Trump Defends Plan To Arm Teachers

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    How many schools, how many children have to get shot?" Trump spoke as he opened a school-safety discussion with state and local officials at the White House in response to the fatal shooting of 17 people at a Florida high school last week.
  • NRA Stands by Opposition to Raising Gun Ownership Age

    NRA Stands by Opposition to Raising Gun Ownership Age

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    Trump disagrees, saying that teachers carrying a weapon should be paid more money, adding that it would be cheaper and more effective than hiring armed guards. Most of the students and parents invited from the school appeared to support Trump, many of them prefacing their comments with praise for his leadership.
  • West Virginia teachers: Statewide walkout over pay, benefits

    West Virginia teachers: Statewide walkout over pay, benefits

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    The state's teachers last staged a statewide strike in 1990 , and striking employees could face a range of legal consequences . "We need to keep our kids and teachers in the classroom", Justice said. Teachers are anxious the proposed solution is only temporary or worse, especially if the state surplus turns out to be minimal. You have every right to make them and we hear you.
  • More rain is on the way

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    As per reports, three people have lost their lives in the floods. Governor Eric Holcomb of IN plans to tour flood-damaged parts of northern IN on Friday. This watch is for area creeks, streams and rivers to spill out and create flooding through Sunday. Classes in several buildings have been relocated and the school put up sand-filled barriers in an attempt to curb flooding.
  • Behavior of Russia, Iran in Syria Is 'Humanitarian Disgrace'

    Behavior of Russia, Iran in Syria Is 'Humanitarian Disgrace'

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    The EU as a whole has only played a marginal role in the global diplomacy around the conflict in Syria , where the multi-sided war has killed hundreads of thousands and driven millions from their homes. "I will tell you that", Trump said. "We don't know what to do". European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini also called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria.