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Baseball team sells AR-15 in raffle

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The team's coach accepted. On Wednesday, Patterson took to Facebook to fire back at the "concerned group" critical of the raffle. Patterson said by phone Saturday that he considered finding a different raffle item after Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , but ultimately made a decision to " turn it into a positive thing " after "getting the hate". Read More »

England 194-7 batting first against New Zealand

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The rest are there merely to make up the numbers. However, the two finalists, Australia and New Zealand , are in hard-hitting form going into Wednesday's showdown at Auckland. This defeat makes it very hard now for England to advance to the final of the tournament. Despite that result, Munro feels they have a good chance in the final at the same ground. Read More »

Slovenian ice hockey player blames asthma medication after failed drugs test

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Jeglic, who has been told to leave the athletes' village within 24 hours, said: "I take the mentioned drug due to asthma under medical advice". "It has been prescribed to me after testing for respiratory problems in Slovakia in 2017". The ice-hockey player of the team of Slovenia's Ziga Jeglic has been tested positive and provisionally suspended, said Tuesday the Court of arbitration for sport (CAS) in charge of doping cases during the Games in Pyeongchang. Read More »

Dikembe Mutombo Supports LeBron James After Laura Ingraham Controversy

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He was joined by Kevin Durant , and both superstars were sharply critical of President Donald Trump and the nation's racial climate. She also called for Ingraham's supporters to fight her in the street. "We're fathers. We're sons". James said, "Once they see you care about what they are going through or how they feel or thing like that, their passion about what they want to become or what they want to do sprouts out like none other". Read More »

Firearms debate rages as Florida rally coincides with gun show

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Since he was in middle school , it was no surprise to anyone who knew him to hear that he was the shooter. We're also learning more about the other victims who lost their lives, including a football coach, an athletic director and young students with bright futures ahead of them. Read More »

White House voices support for background check bill after Florida shooting

John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, about his bipartisan bill to improve federal compliance with criminal background checks on gun buyers. Sen. "For years agencies and states haven't complied with the law, failing to upload these critical records without outcome", Cornyn said in November when he introduced this bipartisan gun measure ". Read More »

Killed in New Regime Attacks in Syria's E. Ghouta

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Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have been besieging nearly 400,000 civilians trapped inside Eastern Ghouta for years, but the siege has tightened this year and attacks on the enclave have intensified. Al-Watan newspaper, which is close to the government, said on Tuesday that the bombing campaign "comes ahead of a vast operation on Ghouta, which may start on the ground at any moment". Read More »

Gove announces farming red tape crackdown

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The government will continue to guarantee the same levels of subsidy funding for farming until 2022, he explained, but will seek to progressively transfer money away from the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) towards rewarding farmers for providing services for public good , such as green protections, "as soon as we can after leaving the EU". Read More »

Trump dating website only allows straight users, asks marital status

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After the website Trump Dating launched last week and made national news for denying memberships to gay and bisexual people , journalists started digging deeper into Barrett Riddleberger's past. "Wouldn't it be refreshing to already know your date roots for the same team?" The Conservatives for Guilford County (C4GC) co-founders are featured prominently on the "straight only" dating website . Read More »

Want to solve the gun control issue? Just arm all black people

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We are told that the politicians care more about all that NRA money and they don't care about the kids who are now dead. Once a major source of food necessary for survival, hunting today is mere sport. You're as likely to get robbed in London as in New York City, but the stateside robbery ends in death 54 times more often than the one in England, all because of the presence of a gun. Read More »

Abbas calls for global Mideast peace conference by mid

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The government of "moderate" Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday condemned Israel for deciding to no longer help it pay the salaries of jailed Palestinian terrorists. In December, the General Assembly voted 128-9, with 35 abstentions, to reject the USA decision to recognize Jerusalem. The US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley , warned that turning to the United Nations and rejecting the US role in peace talks "will get the Palestinian people exactly nowhere toward the achievement of ... Read More »

BJP scores massive win in PM Modi's hometown Vadnagar

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But this did not result in the automatic gain for the Congress , which could only add two more municipalities than what it held before this year's polls. As per the final turnout declared by the Gujarat State Election Commission, BJP had registered a victory in Vapi municipality of Valsad district by capturing 41 out of total 44 seats. Read More »

Assault on Delhi CS, police files FIR

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However, Delhi CM Kejriwal's office denied the reports of assaults and said the chief secretary is acting at the behest of the BJP . The ruling AAP was quick to retaliate, accusing the Chief Secretary of making "wild allegations" against the party MLAs. Read More »

California Assemblywoman Christina Garcia Fired Staffer For Not Playing Spin The Bottle

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The group included Kernick, who worked with Garcia for about five months, a handful of female staffers and a man. Kernick said that after "protesting this sexual harassment", he was written up for insubordination and fired. The allegations against Garcia are "like a malicious, really freakish alternate universe built on a lot of innuendo and lies exclusively to destroy to character of Assemblywoman Garcia", he says. Read More »

Supreme Court won't hear challenge to California gun waiting period

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California officials said the 10-day period provides a uniform amount of time to run a background check, ensure the weapon isn't lost or stolen, and investigate any suspicions that the purchase is being made for someone who isn't eligible. If a lower court treated another right so cavalierly, I have little doubt that this Court would intervene. It's been "nearly eight years" since the court issued an opinion declaring that the Second Amendment is not a "second class right", Thomas wrote, ... Read More »

India hopes Maldives will not extend Emergency

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Maldives president Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Monday extended the emergency in the island nation by another 30 days after an extraordinary meeting of the national security committee of the Majlis (parliament) approved a request by him. Speaker Maseeh further said that an attendance of a minimum 43 MPs was not needed for the vote as according to the constitution, the compliance of citizens was not needed to extend the state of emergency. Read More »

Different year, same story: 1000 students expelled during Bihar Board Exam

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In a bid to keep a tight a check on cheating during the high school board examinations, the Bihar School Examination Board has introduced new guidelines. The circular has been issued informing all district officers, schools and parents. Earlier, toppers in the board examinations had hit the headlines when they were caught on camera giving ridiculous answers to basics questions on their subjects. Read More »

Japanese 'Super Dad' Wins Custody of 13 Surrogate-Born Babies

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A Thai court on Tuesday granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their biological father, reviving a freaky tale that captured tabloid headlines four years ago, but leaving some basic questions unanswered. Read More »

British charity Oxfam probing 26 new cases of sexual misconduct: Chief

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He was being questioned by lawmakers over sexual exploitation in the aid sector following the scandal over the alleged use of prostitutes in Haiti in 2011 in the aftermath of the island's quake. Committee chairman Stephen Twigg said his committee would conduct a full inquiry into sexual misconduct in the aid sector in the wake of the scandal. Read More »

Dallas Leader Calls On NRA To Scrap Meeting There

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Andrew Arulanandam , the NRA's managing director of public affairs, told News 8 the group is ready to return to Texas for the first time since they hosted their annual convention in Houston in 2013. "We should not allow people to possess assault rifles and weapons", he said. "Hopefully we will take the opportunity in Dallas to engage in meaningful dialogue about how we work together to end mass killings in America". Read More »

6 lakh new born die every year in India

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A baby born in Pakistan, which has the highest neonatal mortality rate - equivalent to one death for every 22 live births, is up to 50 times more likely to die in the first month of life than one born in Japan, the charity said. "We are now off-track to meet our commitment to lower neonatal mortality to 12/1,000 live births by 2030 - we have to halve it in the next 12 years", said Unicef's representative in India Dr Yasmin Ali Haque, according to the Hindustan Times . Read More »

Brexit will not make us a Mad Max dystopia, David Davis says

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British officials highlighted a recent warning in a European commission presentation to member states relating to workplace safety standards that appeared to suggest United Kingdom workers could be at higher risk of cancer after Brexit. Davis added: "The future trade talks will be a negotiation like no other". Davis' intervention follows reports the European Commission has prepared a briefing document for member state governments warning of the risks of the United Kingdom launching a ... Read More »

Syria facing 'new wave' of U.S. intervention, Iran's Zarif says

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The Israeli military claimed that it had attacked positions inside the Syrian territory after it intercepted a drone launched from Syria on Saturday. Lavrov also said that the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is largely motivated by anti-Iranian bias, it risks to further aggravate the situation in the region. Read More »

Man saws AR-15 in half to send message

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Scott Pappalardo says he is a proud gun owner, but after the mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school last week, Pappalardo said this is what he needs to do to contribute to keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals. Read More »

Missing Uber driver reportedly placed mysterious 911 call

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Janet Thiede, who described herself as Thiede's mother, told the Los Angeles Times phone records indicated her son called 911 on February 12 at 2:32 p.m. Friends have also said that his cellphone's Global Positioning System has sent location signals from multiple places since his disappearance, including the Pico-Union area, but that their calls and texts have gone unanswered. Read More »

Korea's Cha Min-kyu Claims Silver in Men's 500 meter

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The events continue to heat up at the start of the second week of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang , South Korea . A new episode of " Big Brother: Celebrity Edition " hit a 1.2 and 4.9 million viewers, up in both measures from Friday's episode and even with the previous Sunday. Read More »

Significant rainfall on the way for Toronto, special weather statement in effect

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Wind gusting to 50 km/h. "Widespread fog is persisting this morning". If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop, Environment Canada advises. A final band of rain is likely along a cold front Wednesday, bringing the rain to an end. "Ponding may occur in low-lying areas", a flood outlook issued by Toronto and Region Conservation stated. Read More »

US probe looking at Kushner foreign business contacts

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The new line of inquiry signals that Mueller's interest in Kushner has expanded beyond any contacts he had with Russians during the 2016 campaign, according to CNN . While there have been reports in the past that investigators were looking at Kushner's possible contact with Russians, a new report is looking into his financial dealings with other countries. Read More »