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Parkland students left frustrated with Betsy DeVos' brief visit

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Easthampton High School students plan to walk out of school for 17 minutes March 14 in solidarity with their peers in Parkland, Florida , according to a student organizer. "I kind of expected that to happen, but it's still frustrating that she made the trip out here and made it a big deal but didn't do anything". DeVos said she was committed to finding solutions "so that no student and no parent ever have to go through what this community has had to endure" but gave little indication of ... Read More »

Sunny, Higher Temperatures During The Week With A Possible Wet Weekend

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Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Expect highs to top out near the freezing mark. Friday will be partly cloudy and chilly, with highs in the mid 40s. Friday night: A slight chance of showers then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Wednesday: Partly cloudy with highs in the mid to upper 30's. Read More »

Nor'easter 2.0 hits Wednesday and Thursday

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Michael Cempa, meteorologist with the weather service, said because the storm is moving farther east and the temperature is expected to be a little colder, the snowfall totals in central ME will be closer to 1 foot, down from earlier estimates of 12 to 18 inches. Read More »

Britain First leaders found guilty of anti-Muslim hate crime

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The court heard how Golding, 36, and Fransen, 31, confronted people they believed were defendants in the case. Golding and Fransen passed out leaflets and filmed videos meant to incite religious hatred during the trial, and went to one of the defendants' homes to hurl insults from outside. Read More »

Runoff Set To Challenge GOP US Rep. Pete Sessions

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In the U.S. Senate primary, incumbent Ted Cruz easily won the Republican nomination and will face Democratic Representative Beto O'Rourke in November. That means Democratic turnout more than doubled from four years ago, while Republican turnout rose less than 15 percent. Republicans rejected a well-funded woman candidate who had been a major party donor and endorsed by Gov. Read More »

China kicks off annual parliamentary session, military budget rises

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In line with Xi's vision of turning China into a superpower, Beijing upped military spending by 8.1 percent to $175 billion for this year. Presenting his work report - a stocktaking of achievements of the past five years as well as the unveiling of a development road map for another year - Prime Minister Li Keqiang told lawmakers assembled at an annual session of National People's Congress (NPC) that China meant to raise its Gross Domestic Product ( GDP ) by around 6.5%. Read More »

SCC HS planning school walkout in support of slain Fla. students

Students who wish not to participate at the school are asked to remain in class, said Ferguson. "Here's the gist", said tweet from the American Civil Liberties Union: "Your school can punish you for missing class, just like they always can, but it can't punish you more harshly for protesting than if you were missing class for another reason". Read More »

Louisville will try to get off the NCAA Tournament bubble — COLLEGE BASKETBALL

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However, the Hurricanes turned things around and ended the season with four straight wins. UNC (22-9) could push for an NCAA No. 2 with a run to the title, but it would have to win four games in four nights. The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced the seedings and bracket for the 65th annual New York Life ACC Tournament , which will be played Tuesday through Saturday at Brooklyn's Barclays Center . Read More »

Researcher: Bones found on remote island likely those of Amelia Earhart

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As you may know, the pilot suddenly disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. "They also say that, based on sonar imagery, Earhart's plane might lie off the island's coast under 201 metres (660 feet) of ocean water". The result is that they are very similar and it's unlikely that just a random person would be that similar". The bones themselves have been lost, but by comparing measurements of the bones found on the island to Earhart's body composition using modern techniques, Jantz determined ... Read More »

US oil expected to meet demand

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That puts the USA on track to eclipse the likes of Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation as the world's largest producer. Ecuador's oil minister Carlos Perez said Venezuela's oil production was running 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) short of its historic output. Read More »

Three stations in SCR zone to become women staff from tomorrow

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Three railway stations in South Central Railway (SCR) zone will be fully-managed by women from Thursday, on International Women's day. Asia's first woman train driver Surekha Yadav will pilot the express and senior assistant loco pilot Trushna Joshi will assist her, he said. Read More »

Florida school shooting: 17 murder charges laid

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He was at first treated in an infirmary and eventually moved to a cell on February 23rd. Throughout the week, the confessed shooter was separated from other inmates due to his high-profile status. His movements were described as "calm" and "slow". Another said he was "well-groomed" and had a "quiet demeanor". "Follows commands and responds to questions", reads one note. Read More »

Britain Welcomes Saudi Crown Prince, Who Is An Accused War Criminal

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According to human rights charity Reprieve, there have been 133 executions since Mohammed bin Salman was made Crown Prince in July 2017. NAN reports that Nigeria's Defence Minister, Retired Brigadier General Mansur Dan while receiving the team from Saudi Arabia said the fund will go a long way in helping to fight terrorism in the country. Read More »

After Periyar, Lenin statues vandalised, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses disapproval

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Mr Modi talked to Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the issue. After talking to Rajnath Singh, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) further sent an advisory to all the states. It also asked the states to "make District Magistrates and Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) personally responsible for ensuring that the law and order situation remains firmly under control" in their jurisdiction. Read More »

Florida senators pass gun restrictions; House yet to act

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I can not live with a choice to put party politics above an opportunity to get something done that inches us closer to the place I believe we should be as a state", she said. Brown said the law is the first passed since the Valentine's Day massacre at a Florida school. Sure, sports stars tend to carry more clout amongst today's youth than politicians, but it's perhaps also worth noting that Wade has spoken out about the need for more gun control in the United States, after his cousin ... Read More »

At least 3 people injured in knife attack in Vienna

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Clemens Oistric, a journalist at Austrian newspaper Heute, said he was in his office nearby during the attack. Austrian media claim that one man and two women, aged between 40 and 50, have been hospitalised. A Vienna public transport company, the Wiener Linien, said in a statement that the city's U3 metro line has been affected by the police operation. Read More »

United Kingdom parliament will not be able to overturn European Union referendum: Brexit minister

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British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday that any attempt to weaken London's dominance in financial services after Brexit would not be a "zero sum game" in which Britain loses and the European Union wins. But in a sign that he believes the Government may make further concessions, he told reporters in Downing Street: 'I think it is possible that in the coming days and coming weeks we make progress on this, we can conclude on this'. Read More »

Spurs' Leonard hopes to return 'soon' from leg injury

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I just have to keep doing what I'm doing", said Leonard. How methodically will head coach Gregg Popovich work him into full-time minutes? "He knows what the progressions were, he knew what I am doing the whole entire time". They're playing well. I've just got to get better, I can't come back unhealthy". He's been riding a stationary bike and participating in three-on-three drills to simulate the physical contact of games, but has done so with staff members and "not my players". Read More »

USA to Impose New Steel, Aluminum Tariffs 'Very Quickly' - Treasury Secretary

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The European Union is raising the stakes for the Trump administration with tit-for-tat tariffs of 25% to hit $3.5 billion of US goods. Ottawa is taking a similar approach to possible USA plans for tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, arguing Canada should be exempt from them, Morneau said, adding the tariff issue shouldn't be linked to the free trade deal, as President Donald Trump suggested Monday. Read More »

Fleeing DUI suspect taken down by his own auto

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They say the man then got out of his auto to run away but he did not put the vehicle in park. That's when police attempted to pull over a auto for an equipment violation, but the vehicle took off instead, according to Fox News . Slowed down but undeterred, Bonsu kept running, the video shows. The police said Bonsu was not seriously injured. Police say they caught him after a brief foot chase , the Associated Press reported . Read More »

Parkland Victims' Families Push For 'Layers Of Security' At Schools

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellLawmakers feel pressure on guns Bipartisan group of House lawmakers urge action on Export-Import Bank nominees Curbelo Dem rival lashes out over immigration failure MORE (R-Ky.) suggested that his chamber would not take up gun reform this week, and will instead take up a banking bill. Read More »

Florida Senate OKs bill for year-round Daylight Saving Time

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If signed by the governor and given congressional approval, the bill, known as the "Sunshine Protection Act", would mean Florida would not fall back one hour during winter months. If approved, Florida would join Arizona and Hawaii as states that have exempted themselves from a 1966 law establishing a uniform time across the country. Read More »

Six Takeaways from Sam Nunberg's Big Day Out

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller's process of investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation took an interesting turn Monday when a former Trump aide released a subpoena he had received from Mueller and threatened to tear it up on national television . Read More »

Alabama police: one teen killed in accidental school shooting

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One has life-threatening injuries. The boy was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. No arrests were made in the incident. The Birmingham police chief says additional staff will be at the school on Thursday. An ongoing Washington Post analysis has found that more than 150,000 students attending at least 170 primary or secondary schools have experienced a shooting on campus since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. Read More »

Lawyers for Powerball victor to claim $559M prize

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He argued that had the victor created the trust before signing the ticket, she could have collected her winnings without making her identity public. The winning ticket, which had every number right, was purchased at Reeds Ferry Market in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Read More »

Irish survive ACC Tournament opener thanks to Colson

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The Hokies have a ton of confidence entering the tournament despite falling 69-68 in its last contest of the regular season against Miami on the road. Getting better in November, however, is a big priority and already being addressed after the Irish got embarrassed in losses to Miami (41-8) and Stanford (38-20). Read More »

Aung San Suu Kyi Holocaust Museum Award Revoked

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The post addressed a letter last month from British lawmakers to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson calling for Myanmar to be referred to the International Criminal Court - which it said was based on "one-sided accusations" and ignored attacks on civilians by the ARSA - and a European Union decision to prepare sanctions targeted at Myanmar generals. Read More »

Bewildered White House staff watch Sam Nunberg's interviews

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In response, Nunberg opened up to the Washington Post , Fox News, CNN and MSNBC - to proclaim he will not comply. In addition to appearing before a grand jury, the subpoena also asks that Nunberg hand over communications between him and a number of members of the Trump campaign , including the president himself. Read More »

Korean president says talks won't ease pressure on North

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The two sides first spoke of a summit after the North Korean delegation invited President Moon to Pyongyang during the Winter Olympics, possibly hinting at North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's increased willingness for talks. ICBM development", said Atsuhito Isozaki, an associate professor and a North Korea expert at Keio University. A significant uptick in defection from North Korea's military has seemingly demonstrated worsening condition for Kim's troops, and an influx of North Korean ... Read More »

England's Hughes seeks 'big start' in France Six Nations clash

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Jones was originally contracted with England until the 2019 World Cup but, in January, he signed a two-year extension to take him through to 2021. Eddie Jones hasn't been in this position many times before as England head coach. "They will be very aggressive". "I can't speak on behalf of the board, but if I'm tasked with pulling together a list of potential candidates, is Eddie Jones on there, yeah he is", Whitaker told Australia's Fox Sports. Read More »

Security, trade top agenda as Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince visits UK

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The trip will include lunch with Queen Elizabeth, a dinner with heir to the throne Prince Charles and his son Prince William, and meetings with British intelligence chiefs. May defended the red-carpet treatment for the crown prince, saying the close counter-extremism alliance with the Saudis had saved hundreds of lives in Britain. Read More »

Shutdown call by separatists hits life in Kashmir

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State Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to State Chief Secretary and Director General of Police seeking a detailed report about incidents involving civilian killings in Shopian and the action taken thereafter. Police, however, has detained Malik in Central jail while Geelani and Mirwaiz have been put under house arrest. Army said it came under attack at Pahnoo and in the retaliatory fire, one militant and four overground workers were killed. Read More »