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US State Dept approves delivery of Javelin missile system to Ukraine

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said back in December that any weapons provided by the us would be used to protect Ukrainian solider and civilians. The proposed sale is meant to boost Ukraine's long-term defense capacity and support the country's efforts to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity, DSCA added. Read More »

APC national caucus meets today over convention, NEC tomorrow

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This was disclosed by governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello after the NEC meeting of the party. The NEC met today and major decisions in line with the constitution of the party. Earlier, the party's National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, had said the party must do all it could to win the forthcoming governorship elections. Read More »

Trump Eulogizes 'America's Pastor' Billy Graham at US Capitol

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Meanwhile, on social media, a quote attributed to Billy Graham has gone viral: "Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead". Following the remarks from Trump, McConnell and Ryan; Smith, a popular Christian singer-songwriter, performed the song "Just as I am". Read More »

Xi Jinping is giving Autocrats Anonymous a rebrand

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That, in turn, led Chinese censors to step in to block various words and phrases used in the protest - along with the Winnie the Pooh cartoon. The second volume of "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" has been popular at a press center for China's two sessions. Read More »

Putin congratulates Sarkissian on being elected Armenian president

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Serzh Sargsyan is a former military officer who fought in the 1988-94 Nagorny-Karabakh War against fellow former Soviet republic-turned-arch-enemy Azerbaijan and previously served as prime minister from 2007-2008. Opposition leaders accuse Sarksyan of planning to move into the post of prime minister to continue ruling Armenia . President Sargsyan first announced the intention to cancel the protocols, addressing the UN General Assembly in September 2017. Read More »

Here's what we should actually arm teachers with

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In past research , for example, I have compared the cost-effectiveness of increasing teacher salaries to reducing class size by hiring more teachers. The possibilities for harm and injustice are innumerable. For the sake of our children, for the future of public education, we all have a moral duty to tell Trump and Schimel and all the rest of the NRA's "useful idiots" that they are adding nothing of value to the debate about gun violence. Read More »

Maoists including top leader killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh's Bastar

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The encounter operation was conducted jointly by the Telangana and Chhattisgarh Police. Reports said a top commander of Naxals and six women cadres are among the dead. Greyhounds is a special force of the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh which undertakes operations against Naxals. The bodies of Maoists were also shifted to the town for autopsy. Read More »

Flings, Antwi set for IAAF World Indoor Championships

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Muir will have another medal chance in the 1500m, with the heats on Friday ahead of Saturday's final. Dibaba, the fastest this season, won in 8:45.05, with Hassan and Muir running season bests of 8:45.68 and 8:45.78 for silver and bronze respectively. Read More »

Korean athletes to participate in South Paralympics

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North Korea on Sunday condemned the latest round of sanctions imposed by the United States, accusing it of trying to undermine an improvement in inter-Korean relations during the Winter Olympics , state media said in a statement. "We will see", was the response from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was on the Korean peninsula Sunday as a member of the USA delegation attending the Olympic games in South Korea . Read More »

Student Whose Teacher Fired Weapon Speaks Out Against Arming Teachers

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The principal was shut out too. "It is really serious after so many things have happened all over the country", student Ricardo Perez told television station WTVC after the incident. He then said two friends offered to "take care of her for him" and that he agreed. 'I don't know whether he was just firing the gun off to let people know to back off or what, ' police spokesman Bruce Frazier said. Read More »

Senate Intel Says House Panel Leaked Private Russia Texts

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The text messages - in which the Senate Intelligence Committee's ranking member, Mark Warner (D-Va.), attempts to arrange a meeting with the author of the controversial Trump dossier, Christopher Steele, by talking to a Russia-linked lawyer - were initially shared with the House Intelligence Committee by the Senate Intelligence Committee, at the request of the former's chairman, Rep. Read More »

United Kingdom government should pay Australia child migrants

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Around 2,000 young people from the United Kingdom who were relocated to countries including Australia and New Zealand should now be "offered compensation". Robert Fitzgerald, one of the six commissioners who headed up the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, will be the keynote speaker at the Safe Children Conference 2018 in Sydney on Friday. Read More »

2 shot at Central Michigan University; suspect at large

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The shots were reportedly heard on the 4th floor of Campbell Hall on CMU's west campus. According to the outlet, the university's vice president for communications said students are being urged to stay inside their dorm rooms or campus buildings and classes have been canceled. Read More »

White House: Trump would have tried to assist during Parkland shooting

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The White House sought to push back on speculation that Trump is backing away from the age-limit proposal, which is opposed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and some of the president's conservative supporters. He's even signed the opening passage, a foreword to the 2018 "White House Economic Report of the President". White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says discussions are "ongoing" about the best way to move forward and progress is "something that we don't expect to ... Read More »

Un Condemns Boko Haram Attack , Abduction Of 110 Dapchi School Girlsin Yobe

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The list was provided by the local government in Yobe. President Muhammadu Buhari, who said in December 2015 that Boko Haram was "technically defeated", has called the situation a "national tragedy". Lamin said the school would remain closed "for a while, until the situation normalises and the girls are psychologically prepared to resume". The military has come under public criticism since Governor Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe State first raised the allegation on February 24 that the military ... Read More »

Storm Emma causes power cuts while Status Red warning still in place

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A STATUS red weather alert is now in place across Limerick, Munster and the east of the country as the worst of #StormEmma and the Beast from the East is set to descend nationwide. Blizzard conditions tonight and during Friday in Leinster and Munster. Scattered heavy snow showers are expected across these areas throughout the day. Read More »

OKC likely to sign Corey Brewer once he clears waivers

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Brewer has played an average of 12.9 minutes per game to put up 3.7 ppg and 1.7 rpg. Brewer will be a great addition to any playoff team . "Whether he is frustrated by his playing time or not, he is on the sideline enjoying the young players", Walton said. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation said to be investigating Ivanka Trump's business ties

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A probe, according to CNN , would be standard practice of people's foreign ties when they seek security clearances, as Miss Trump needs in her official role as a White House adviser. The younger Tiah is the CEO of his family-owned property development company TA Global Bhd and its Canadian-based Holborn Group. It reported that President Trump's June financial disclosure form said the Trump Organization made more than US$5 million in royalties and US$21,500 in management fees from the ... Read More »

Paul Ryan Goes On Record Against 'Banning Guns For Law-Abiding Citizens'

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He offered no plan to raise the minimum age to buy firearms. "We've already started it", the president said at a meeting with governors from around the country. Trump has expressed interest in the idea. President Trump declared Monday he's willing to take on the NRA over gun legislation, and chided lawmakers not to fear the gun lobby. Read More »

Sierra expected to be hit with several feet of snow

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Scattered showers will be possible later today. Thunderstorms will also be possible in the valley come Thursday and Friday evenings. Foothills: Heavy rain and, depending on where you are, heavy snow. A blizzard warning was issued for parts of the Sierra Nevada, where winds could gust up to 125 miles per hour (200 kph) on the ridges and 40 to 60 miles per hour (65 kph to 95 kph) in some valleys , the National Weather Service said. Read More »

Storm Emma to throttle Britain with blizzard, freezing rain

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Storm Emma will collide with the Beast from the East over the coming 24 hours, bringing more snow, high winds and freezing temperatures to Britain. "Roads will become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers". There are fears that some rural communities could be cut off as power cuts and mobile phone network interruptions are expected. Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar urged: "We are asking everyone to be at home and safe by 4pm today and to remain indoors until the ... Read More »

World's Oldest Tattoos Discovered On 5000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummies

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The world's earliest known tattoos were found on a on a mummified corpse known as Oetzi, who had 61 geometric designs spread across his body, organised into 19 groups. They could be crooked staves or throw-sticks, batons or clappers used in ritual dance. Mr Antoine told The Times: "It is the earliest use of figurative tattoos". Read More »

Crude Oil Prices Extend Month Losses

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USA oil production reached a record high in November as the shale boom puts the nation among the world's biggest suppliers and upends global markets. The West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) for April delivery decreased 1.37 USA dollar to settle at 61.64 dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while Brent crude for April delivery lost 0.85 dollar to close at 65.78 dollars a barrel on the London ICE Futures Exchange. Read More »

Harvey Weinstein 'Casting Couch' Statue Debuts Ahead of Oscars

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Film producer Harvey Weinstein won't be going to the Oscar ceremony, but the film producer's presence is still being felt in Hollywood. A gold sculpture of Harvey Weinstein on his infamous casting couch holding an Oscar statue is on display in Hollywood on March 1, 2018. Read More »

Over 57000 Firearms Handed In Following Australia's First Amnesty Since 1996

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As more US companies were showing support for stricter gun laws this week, two foreign governments announced Wednesday that they had made significant progress on restricting access to firearms. "I'm not going to give advice to other countries". The government considers the "grey market" to be made up primarily of gun owners who do not have criminal intent, but whose weapons can easily find their way into the black market. Read More »

Fire kills 24 people at drug treatment center in Azerbaijan

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The blaze tore through a one-storey wooden ward, the statement added. Eldar Sultanov, a spokesperson for the office, said 31 people had been rescued during the incident. Investigators said the fire appeared to have been the result of an electric fault. According to the BBC , the country suffers from a "chronic shortage of rehabilitation places for its 30,000 registered drug addicts". Read More »

Jeff Sessions Just Had Dinner With A Very Interesting Guest

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House supports efforts to investigate the FISA program, which allows US intelligence and law enforcement officials to obtain secret surveillance orders on Americans suspected of being foreign agents. Read More »

Powerball results for 02/28/18; did anyone win the $294M jackpot?

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The Lottery encourages the holder of the winning ticket to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at the nearest Lottery office . Players select five white numbers from (1 to 69) and one red ball (1 to 26). The Powerball jackpot was hit seven times past year. Saturday's Classic Lotto jackpot is $3.1 million. Read More »

'Beast from the East' brings snow and chaos to Britain

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The Met Office has issued a red alert for Scotland, the highest level of weather warning , that is in place until 10am on Thursday with up to 40cm of the white stuff expected in some areas. A most severe Red Weather Warning has been issued for parts of Scotland and Ireland with wintry conditions set to worsen. "We can't stress enough that we are looking at blizzard-like conditions across the south-west and also into south Wales overnight tonight". Read More »

Police response during Florida Parkland shooting 'disgusting,' says Trump

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The White House will unveil school safety proposals on Thursday before the President leaves for the Billy Graham funeral on Friday, the official said. "We have to have action". In ATF's 2010 letter to Texas-based bump stock maker Slide Fire, the agency wrote that the "stock has no automatically functioning mechanical parts or springs and performs no automatic mechanical function when installed". Read More »