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Skiier Gus Kenworthy slams Ivanka Trump's appearance at Olympics closing ceremony

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Trump warned over the weekend that if sanctions don't work, the United States would move to a new phase that could be "very rough" and "very unfortunate for the world". Kim Yong Chol said developments in relations between the two Koreas and between North Korea and the United States should go hand in hand, a spokesperson for Moon said in a statement. Read More »

Rental Car Companies Completely Cut Ties With NRA Amid Gun Control Debate

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The First National Bank of Omaha also said it would stop issuing its NRA-branded Visa credit cards, emblazoned with the group's logo and called "the Official Credit Card of the NRA ". Vehicle rental company Hertz and Symantec Corp., the software company that makes Norton Antivirus technology, did the same. The insurance company said it is ending its discount program offered to NRA members. Read More »

Papua New Guinea hit by 7.5 natural disaster

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Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. According to the agency , it struck at a depth of 35 kilometres. Last month, activity in the volatile region included volcanic eruptions in Japan and the Phillipines , and an quake off the coast of Alaska. Read More »

Assad's troops mass on edge of Ghouta despite ceasefire

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The weeklong bombardment has overwhelmed rescuers and doctors at makeshift hospitals, many of which have also been bombed. Activists said that at least one woman died in a string... After the vote, many council members urged stepped up efforts to ensure a cease-fire and get assistance to millions in need. "This February has been one of the most violent (periods) in seven years of conflict", he said during Angelus prayers. Read More »

Cong deletes tweet on Sridevi's death after backlash

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I think I saw her last month. "So sad to hear the news of the death of such a terrifically talented actress , performer and producer". As per a report in Spotboye, "It is also being said that before taking the body to Pawan Hans crematorium, it will be brought to Bhagyalaxmi, Boney Kapoor's office". Read More »

Blast destroys shop and home in English city of Leicester

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All emergency services are now dealing with this. Leicestershire Police have advised people to avoid the area while emergency services work at the scene. Additional specialist search and rescue units were then dispatched, including a search and rescue dog from neighbouring Lincolnshire county, she added. Read More »

Manchester City fans arrive at Wembley in yellow ribbons to support Guardiola

Barcelona raced to a two-goal lead after 13 minutes through strikes from Zlatan Ibrahimovic but Theo Walcott pulled one back before Cesc Fabregas' late penalty made it 2-2. Aguero has scored in each of his last five games in all competitions against Arsenal; against no other side has he netted in more successive appearances for Manchester City . Read More »

Did 'The Simpsons' predict the rogue squirrel at the Winter Olympics?

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The Koreans picked up one in the eighth, but they couldn't keep the Swedes from scoring in the ninth. Clearly, he noticed something interesting happening in the real-life curling match unfolding in South Korea. The actor Mr. T and football players like Aaron Rodgers and J.J. Watt reached out on social media, giving the curlers respect as athletes that they sometimes struggle for amid all of the jokes about brooms and beers. Read More »

Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

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ABC News asked the US delegation for comment and did not immediately hear back. Gus Kenworthy. a two-time Olympian for the US, wondered what she is doing there among the many accomplished athletes. During the closing ceremony, Ivanka Trump and the US delegation congratulated Moon and the First Lady "on an incredible Olympic Games and applauded throughout the ceremonies, including for the USA and South Korean Athletes", the administration official said in a statement. Read More »

Major incident after 'explosion' in Leicester

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The building appears to have stood next to a shop called TJ's Takeaway. There are reports of injuries but these are yet to be confirmed. One wrote: "Jesus, huge explosion Hinckley road area about 10 minutes ago". Leicestershire Fire and Rescue has reportedly sent six fire engines to the incident, which is being treated as a "search and rescue operation". Witnesses in Leicester said there was considerable smoke and fire from the Western Park Store, which is next to a bus stop on Hinckley ... Read More »

Cape Town T20I: Bowlers help India take series

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Raina hit 43 off 27 balls and took one wicket for 27 runs in three overs in an all-round display to help India beat South Africa by seven runs in the third T20I here on Saturday to clinch the series 2-1. I thought it was a decent score and the bowlers did the job for us. "Especially in the first overs, you need to show intent". Throughout the tour, Kumar has been the standout bowler for India but pacer didn't take any credit and attributed his success to the entire bowling unit. Read More »

UK Labour Party pressures its leader to change Brexit stance

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If Corbyn and Labour clearly support a customs union, it would give the party a different approach from the one favored by May, who has said repeatedly that Britain will leave both the customs union and the single market. "But it will be on a voluntary basis, we will as a sovereign power have the right to choose to diverge and what we won't be doing is accepting changes in rules because the European Union unilaterally chooses to make those changes". Read More »

Florida shooting: armed guard 'failed to act'

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Mr Trump returned to the theme later in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, arguing that teachers, coaches and other school staff would be more likely to risk their lives to fight an attacker than Mr Peterson or other guards with less of a personal connection to students. Read More »

Peshawar Zalmi beat Islamabad United by 34 runs

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Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators will face each other in the fifth match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL ) 2018 In Dubai today. Pacer Umaid Asif enjoyed a dream Pakistan Super League debut, taking a spectacular four-wicket haul and fashioning Peshawar Zalmi's 34-run win over Islamabad United . Read More »

Democrats release memo defending FBI investigation

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The Steele dossier, which was funded by the Democratic National Committee and a law firm connected to former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton , played a narrow role role in the FBI's and the DOJ's justification in its application for a warrant on Page. Read More »

Ortom urges prayer for return of abducted Yobe girls

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While Nigeria's president has called the disappearances a "national disaster", local officials at first falsely indicated that some had been rescued while others would return in the coming days from hiding. "On behalf of the 19 Northern Governors' forum, we have come to show our sympathy and let you know that we are with you in this traumatic period", he said. Read More »

Armed officer at Florida high school resigns after failing to confront shooter

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Because the deputy had enough time with the force to meet the requirements of retirement, Israel said he "resigned slash retired". Israel told reporters the shooting lasted six minutes, and that Peterson arrived at the freshman building about 90 seconds after the first shots were fired, then lingered outside for at least four minutes. Read More »

Bjoergen bows out with final gold

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Her eight golds move her into a tie with Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and Bjoern Daehlie for the most gold medals by a Winter Olympian. Bjoergen destroyed the field, increasing her lead over silver medallist Krista Paramakoski of Finland at every split time until she crossed the finish line in her last Olympic race. Read More »

Syria: Kurdish leader arrested in Prague after Turkish Red Notice

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It said that if he is remanded in custody by a Czech court, a formal extradition request will be sent to Prague in line with the European Convention on Extradition. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Sunday alleged that there were about 350,000 people from Afrin that found refuge in his country and that Ankara's military offensive on the besieged region in Syrian Kurdistan was meant to return them. Read More »

Florida gun plan focuses on unsafe people

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Once again, it was the images of children that propelled Trump to act. A makeshift memorial outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland , Florida, where 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on February 19. Read More »

18 killed by vehicle bombs in Somali capital

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Twin auto bombs were used in the attack near the Somali capital's presidential palace, which was followed by a fierce gun battle between the attackers and the security forces. Al-Shabab has attacked dozens of government buildings, hotels, restaurants and other targets in Mogadishu in recent years. The group said five of its fighters, including the two drivers, had been "martyred" and 35 soldiers were killed in the attacks. Read More »

Kohli missing for India as South Africa bowl

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For South Africa , Junior Dala picked three wickets for 35. Before the tour, Kohli had no centuries to his name in South Africa , he got one in Test and plundered three in ODIs by the end of the tour. They have played 25 bilateral series of five or more matches on their soil, and this was only the third time they lost. Suresh Raina has also returned with a bang with Virat Kohli promoting him at his batting position of No 3. Read More »

Pepperell holds on for maiden title in Qatar

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He has putted well this week, needing 1.639 putts per green in regulation and 27.7 putts per round. Pepperell led by three shots at the turn after going out in 35, but Fisher came up with five birdies and just the one bogey on the back nine to reignite his challenge. Read More »

Rain and storms tonight; a pleasant finish to the weekend

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Winds are likely to gust up to 20 miles per hour. This is not etched in stone by any means and the details are obviously subject to change since we are 5 days out. This is also a good time to download the 7Stormteam weather app, if you haven't already. Therefore, Monday could be a nice day! Highs will be in the mid 70s. Read More »

Rahul attacks Modi, asks him to practice what he preaches

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Addressing a "Sthree Shakti Samavesha", a women's rally here, he said "once the Congress party government comes to power in Delhi, it will do and show you women's reservation in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha". Congress president Rahul Gandhi today flagged off the Vrukshathon, the annual marathon to promote environment, water and tree conservation. "We are going to contest under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi with no CM candidate", said Avinash Pande, AICC general secretary in-charge of ... Read More »

Former Trump Campaign Aide Pleads Guilty To Charges In Mueller Russia Probe

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Gates also pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the U.S.by making false statements regarding his status as a foreign agent , a charge initially proffered in the first indictment from October 27, 2017. Not only that Gates plead guilty , but he is now also willing to help the investigation. "In 2012 and 2013, Manafort used at least four offshore accounts to wire more than 2 million euros to pay the group of former politicians", the indictment alleges. Read More »

Companies That Have Cut Ties With The NRA

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A growing number of large companies have announced they are cutting or reducing ties with the NRA. If you are not a member of the National Rifle Association, you may be surprised to learn that NRA members get special discounts from well-known companies. Read More »

Ex-Trump aide paid European politicians for Ukraine lobby

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He says Gates chose to plead guilty for "reasons yet to surface". That charge is included in the new indictment released Friday. He was in Washington , entering the latest guilty plea, the fifth so far in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller . Read More »

New indictment filed against former Trump campaign chief

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Now we know, thanks to a superseding indictment Special Counsel Robert Mueller obtained on Thursday against him and his longtime associate, Rick Gates , that the pair were paying themselves handsomely before, during, and after the presidential election. Read More »

China's Communist Party mulls end to two-term limit for president

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Meaning, President Xi Jinping could stay in the office indefinitely because, for now, he has nearly completed his two terms, and will soon be asked to step down from the presidential seat. However, some doubted whether this would require a constitutional change, saying Xi could simply retain power through his role as General Secretary of the CCP, which does not have term limits, rather than the ceremonial presidency. Read More »

NRA backlash: These are the companies cutting ties

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On Thursday, Scot Peterson, the school's resource officer, resigned under fire from the Broward Sheriff's Office for failing to enter the building. The Hertz Corp.: "We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA's rental auto discount program with Hertz ", the rental vehicle company tweeted Thursday afternoon. Read More »