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We must work for sensible gun control -- Joyce Anderson

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None, perhaps, more so than Emma Gonzalez. What kind of society do we want? "If you actively do nothing, people will continue to end up dead". Gun-rights supporters essentially cite self defence as a rationale for owning firearms. In small-town Texas, a somber religiosity defined the aftermath of a church massacre that killed 26 in November. "I can only say this". Some (many?) will think it could be prevented. Read More »

Top Vatican abuse investigator has surgery in Chile

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The group's spokesman, Isaac Givovich, has requested a meeting with Archbishop Charles Scicluna , a Vatican envoy who travelled to Santiago to meet with witnesses accusing a bishop of covering up the sexual abuse of minors by a priest. The probe conclusions will be submitted to the pope, who will then decide whether to open a canonical investigation against Barros. Scicluna , in Chile to hear evidence against a bishop accused of covering up the abuses of a pedophile priest, was taken ill ... Read More »

Minneapolis Mayor: Students in walkout are NRA's 'worst nightmare'

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What is normally a sleepy school vacation week for most students in MA has been filled with activism as students respond to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida , last week. Then the panel added a provision to its legislative agenda encouraging lawmakers to ban assault weapons, silencers, bump stocks and extended magazines. Read More »

More EU citizens leave United Kingdom but 220000 arrive

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Official data on Thursday showed a net 244,000 people of all nationalities moved to Britain during the period, down 29,000 from the same point in 2016, official data showed on Thursday. ONS said the increase in non-EU net migration is mainly accounted for by the increase in net migration of Asian citizens, many of them coming to study in Britain. Read More »

Florida students push for assault gun ban

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Rather than arming them with a firearm, I would rather arm them with the knowledge of how to prevent these acts from happening in the first place", she told Trump on Wednesday. Seventeen people were shot and killed last Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida , which has sparked a renewed call on lawmakers for action on gun laws. Read More »

Japan places 4th in Nordic combined team event

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Second after the ski jumping stage, Germany wasted little time in taking the lead in the 4x5-kilometer cross-country relay race. The quartet of Vinzenz Geiger, Fabian Riessle, Eric Frenzel and Johannes Rydzek triumphed in a time of 46min 9.8sec, beating defending champions Norway - whose team was made up of Jan Schmid, Espen Andersen, Jarl Magnus Riiber and Joergen Graabak - by 52.7 seconds. Read More »

Top trending YouTube video promotes Florida shooting conspiracy theory

Hogg received so much attention from the very popular and powerful platform - YouTube . According to theorists, this proves Hogg is an actor paid to make media appearances, as opposed to a student at the Florida school. David Hogg told Cooper that he was ripping President Trump because "I think I have to take it to him because politicians won't". The stories gained more attention when Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., liked two tweets related to them. Read More »

Italy Make Three Changes For Trip To France

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Burley centre Mathieu Bastareaud returns to win his 43rd cap and will partner Geoffrey Doumayrou in midfield. The flanker, who plays his domestic rugby at Zebre, is poised to make his first start in the Six Nations . Replacements: 16 Luca Bigi , 17 Nicola Quaglio, 18 Tiziano Pasquali, 19 George Biagi, 20 Federico Ruzza, 21 Edoardo Gori, 22 Carlo Canni, 23 Jayden Hayward. Read More »

US Attorney General Creates Task Force to Study Cyberthreats

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Sessions warned of the dangers of the internet and the "tools" it has provided criminals in interfering with the US government. The task force will reportedly include a variety of representatives from different branches of the DOJ, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More »

Flash Flood Watch posted for Big Island ahead of heavy rains

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The National Weather Service says some areas near Little Rock have seen 6 inches of rain over the past day, and more is in the forecast. With parts of Vernon and Beauregard parishes hardest hit with flooding rain yesterday, the threat for additional flash flooding is much lower but rain continues to fall but not as heavy as most of yesterday. Read More »

Ivanka Trump to attend Olympic finale in S. Korea

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According to the official, following a recent visit to the South by a high-ranking North Korean delegation, Lee met with the top diplomats from the U.S., Japan and Russian Federation stationed in Seoul to closely communicate the current situation on the Korean Peninsula and to discuss their future collaborations. Read More »

'Britain needs to offer more clarity about Brexit plans'

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Earlier, Theresa May said she would like the Brexit transition period to last for about two years, while Brussels plans for it to end on 31 December 2020. However, officials insisted the cut-off date should remain the day that we leave, after which people arriving will face a different system. "The party and the country are looking for clear direction, and formulation of the British position must take as long as it requires", he said. Read More »

Amnesty International criticise world leaders in Annual Report

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The crisis in Myanmar and reported massacres of Rohingya Muslims are the effect of a society encouraged to hate and a lack of global leadership on human rights, Amnesty International said on Thursday. Last week, the United States urged the U.N Security Council to hold Myanmar's military accountable for what it said was the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. Read More »

AAP protests outside Rajnath Singh's residence over alleged attack on its leaders

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Based on the FIR registered against MLA Amanatullah Khan and other unnamed legislators, the police have arrested two MLAs, Khan and Prakash Jarwal. They claimed that the two MLAs, Jarwal and Khan, were being targeted for their Dalit and Muslim identities by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre that controls the Delhi Police. Read More »

Tempur Sealy International (TPX) Upgraded to "Outperform" at Wedbush

United Svcs Automobile Association holds 27,070 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Bristol Myers Squibb Co now has $112.44B valuation. The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $54.1. (NASDAQ:NLST) stock volatility was recorded 6.59% which for the previous full month was noted 8.49%. (NYSE:UMH) for 164,304 shares. (NASDAQ:EZPW) for 10,936 shares. Read More »

No safety concerns after gun incident at La Follette High School

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The walkout in the nation's fifth-largest school district offered an early glimpse of a possible national student walkout being organized for March 14. "It feels nearly like passing a torch". The student returned to class Tuesday and several concerned parents contacted the district Tuesday night as rumors on social media swirled, she said. Read More »

Exxon Mobil (XOM) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.18 EPS

Marble Harbor Investment Counsel Llc who had been investing in Pfizer Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $216.14B market cap company. Therefore 35% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 167 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, October 22 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Underperform". Read More »

4th mini-casino set for south-central Pennsylvania

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The gaming board a day earlier invalidated the highest bid of almost $9. 9 million by Las Vegas Sands Corp. because the casino giant selected a location in western Pennsylvania that's too close under state law to another prospective casino site. Read More »

Teen who brought weapons to school held without bond

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Capt. Paul Starks, a Montgomery police spokesman, said the school was not aware of any incidents in which Chen brought firearms onto school property before this. Felsen said Chen has received two college scholarship offers - from schools in Maryland and Florida - is on the honor roll, and "has never been in any trouble". Read More »

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky stripped of Winter Olympics bronze medal for doping

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The medal is now set to be awarded to Norway's Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten, who OAR beat in the playoff for the bronze medal. My view is that in no way will that affect the closing ceremony. "I think that the sanctions will be that the medals will be taken away", Sozin said. That moniker has been abbreviated to O.A.R., which just happens to be the same name as a band that was at the height of its popularity from 2005-08. Read More »

Top university apologizes for serving 'racist' Black History Month menu

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Nia Harris, a student at the university, first called attention to the menu offered at the dining hall on Tuesday. You go to a dining hall during February and you see " Black History Month Meal" plastered outside the entrance. Harris is a 19-year-old sophomore at the NYU College of Arts and Sciences, according to The New York Times . Aramark says it has fired two workers and is retraining its NYU employees. Read More »

Winter Olympics Medal Standings - February 21

Both teams landed in the bronze medal match after losing 5-0 to a North American power. They appear so modest, but these incredible, determined underdogs have won comfortably against established curling nations such as Canada , Great Britain, the USA and Sweden. Read More »

U.S. school shootings: Teachers to bear arms

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The father of a first-grade boy killed in 2012 at a school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut pushed back against the idea of arming teachers. Florida Republican Sen. A 19-year-old former student at the school, Nikolas Cruz , has been charged with carrying out the shooting. They would be there and you would no longer have a gun-free zone. Read More »

NRA's Wayne LaPierre delivers remarks at CPAC

Trump plans to speak Wednesday with students and teachers who have been affected by school shootings. "If they seize power, if these so-called "European socialists" take over the House and the Senate, and God forbid they get the White House again, our Americans freedoms could be lost and our country will be changed forever". Read More »

U.S. protesters rally outside White House for gun control

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Both Congress and the president are under renewed pressure to fix the nation's gun system after a former student killed 17 people with an AR-15 style rifle at a Florida school last Wednesday. Many students who survived the shooting are now speaking out against gun violence. "You never think it's going to be your school, or your family, or your friends, except last week there were a dozen students that went to school for the last time", said Bowen. Read More »

France Proposes Tougher Law on Migrants

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The government says it wants to be both rigorous and fair about the issue of immigration. The bill also aims to cut the average waiting time on asylum applications from 11 months to six, although staff at the asylum court have raised concerns that the tighter turnaround on cases will make it more hard to appeal. Read More »

Prominent Republican donor issues ultimatum on assault weapons

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He previously served as a top fundraiser for former President George W. Bush , donated $25,000 to the Senate Leadership Fund in 2017, and helped Republican congressional candidates during the 2016 cycle. "There's a movement coming", Hoffman added, referring to the measures lawmakers passed in CT after the December 2012 school massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary. Read More »

Donald Trump suggests arming teachers with guns to stop school shootings

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Guttenberg added, "And tell me you will work with us to do something about guns". President Trump seems to think the way to solve the problems with school shootings is more guns. They poured out grief and anger over the lack of efforts to stem school shootings. "This shouldn't happen", said Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was killed in the Parkland shooting. Read More »

Iran says nuclear deal is 'worst ever' - and it's Trump's fault

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As a result, Iran has struggled with domestic investments and foreign trade. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for the scrapping or amending of the nuclear deal, and said if some key issues were not addressed - including lack of worldwide inspections of Iran's military nuclear sites, as well as the lifting of some nuclear restrictions after 2025 - the US might withdraw entirely and reimpose the sanctions lifted under the deal. Read More »

Merged with Palaniswami faction on PM advice: OP

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Panneerselvam's revelation has stirred a hornet's nest with the Opposition parties questioning the BJP's role in state's governance. "The Prime Minister told me that under the present circumstances, the two factions should merge to save the party", Panneerselvam (OPS), who had met Modi several times after rebelling against the then party general secretary VK Sasikala in February previous year, told his party office-bearers in his hometown Theni on Friday. Read More »

US strikes gold in women's cross-country skiing

At 33, Vonn became the oldest women's Alpine skiing Olympic medal victor in what she says is her final Games. Vonn was 0.47 seconds off Goggia's pace. "And she had a wonderful career - and she is still 'having, ' because it's not over". "I appreciate that she even asked me". I have 20. She has 81 victories. Read More »

PNB fraud: ED raids shell firms; IT attaches Rs 145cr assets

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In the Punjab National Bank (PNB ) fraud, the bank has reportedly stepped up its controls on the use of global payments network SWIFT of late. The Central Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations that Nirav Modi, a jeweller to Hollywood stars including Kate Winslet and Naomi Watts, was involved in scamming India's second-largest state bank of nearly $1.8 billion. Read More »