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2nd Amendment, tax cuts at risk if Democrats take power

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He has also proposed raising age restrictions on gun purchases and expanding background checks. If a teacher had been carrying a concealed firearm at the Florida school, "the teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened", Trump said . Read More »

Redesign here to stay: Snapchat responds to users' disstress

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Following that tweet, which was liked more than 260,000 times, Snap Inc's stock price plummeted by 7.2 percent. After dropping nearly 8 percent, shares in Snap closed 6 percent down on Wall Street, and are now back near the $17 price at which the shares were listed when the company floated on the stock market. Read More »

Zagitova stuns Medvedeva to take figure skating gold

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Fifteen-year-old Alina Zagitova won Olympic athletes from Russia's (OAR) first gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in the women's single figure skating . The first coach of Russian figure-skating star Alina Zagitova said that the newly-crowned Olympic champion was a disobedient child with unlikely prospects of becoming a global star. Read More »

Long Beach high schools threatened with violence, 2 students arrested

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Then on Wednesday morning, staff at Millikan High School reported a threat made by a 15-year-old freshman that was overheard by his fellow students. According to a statement from the Long Beach Police Department, detectives worked through the night to determine if the threat was real, but ultimately found it was not credible. Read More »

Kate Middleton : Why wasn't she dressed in black to the Baftas 2018 ?

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At this year's BAFTA awards , actors and directors dressed in all black, in a show of solidarity with those who wore black at the Golden Globes in January. There was a suggestion that if Kate did choose to wear black she would be making a political statement - something members of the royal family typically prefer to avoid doing. Read More »

Delhi Chief Secretary Assault Case: Police Detains AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal

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CS (Chief Secretary) refused to answer questions saying that he was not answerable to MLAs and CM and that he was answerable only to LG. The resolution passed by the officers' bodies said that since public interest was of paramount importance, and to ensure there was no disruption in public service delivery, the three associations would maintain formal written communication with the political executive, till the chief minister apologised for the Monday night attack. Read More »

Abbas, Haley Trade Barbs Over Trump's Israel Stand at UN

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday asked the UN Security Council for a "multilateral global mechanism" to solve the Israeli-Palestinian question, acknowledging that no country on its own can solve a regional problem, and thus rejecting the role of the United States as mediator. Read More »

Severe weather watch as Cyclone Gita heads to NZ

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However, the storm has downgraded significantly, though residents have been told to brace for floods and winds of up to 150km/h. A farm in Bainham was also flooded on Tuesday. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that troops had been sent out to areas that were likely to be hardest hit by the storm. Two visitors from Boston in USA were right at home, telling 1 NEWS "we came here expecting to see handsome sunny skies and we're happy to see snow though, it kind of feels like home". Read More »

Minutes: Rex Tillerson "Not Dangling Carrot" with North Korea

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Taking aim at the joint military exercises , known as Foal Eagle and Key Resolve, one commentary slammed Marc Knapper, the current charge d'affaires at the U.S. The IOC has confirmed that International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will visit North Korea as part of an agreement between the IOC and both North and South Korea . Read More »

Trump takes last spot in experts' presidential rankings survey

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The Times' survey, which was the first since 2014, also reveals some interesting trends about the legacy of other presidents. On a scale of 0 to 100 for overall greatness, President Trump scored just over 12, coming in dead last among USA commanders-in-chief in an expert rankings survey released on President's Day . Read More »

IDF Soldiers Injured In Bomb Blast At Gaza Border; IDF Retaliates

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The IDF retaliated by firing tank shells at a Hamas watchtower. The four soldiers were taken to the hospital with burns and injures from shrapnel, two in serious condition. Saturday's incident on the Gaza Strip border is severe, said the Israeli Prime Minster Netanyahu in a statement released on Saturday evening. An army spokesman declined to say if there were casualties on the Israeli side. Read More »

Auburn's short-handed comeback attempt falls short in loss at SC

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No. 10 Auburn defeated Kentucky by 10 points on Valentine's Day, making Tigers coach Bruce Pearl love leading scorer Bryce Brown even more heading into Saturday's game at SC. Frank Booker paced SC offensively with 19 points, making some big plays in the second half to stunt Auburn's rally, and Wesley Myers added 13 before fouling out late. Read More »

Oxfam's funding frozen until standards raised

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It has also agreed not to bid for any new state funding until Britain's government is satisfied the charity meets appropriate ethical standards, development minister Penny Mordaunt said on Friday. It will also double the number of staff engaged in safeguarding and triple its funding in this area to more than $1 million (800,000 euros), while also increasing investment in gender training. Read More »

Romney makes it official: He's running for Senate seat from Utah

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Until relatively recently, this would have been an unlikely path for Romney, who retreated from the national spotlight after losing the 2012 presidential election to then-President Barack Obama . What happened: After his stint as governor, Romney set his sights on higher office and jumped into a crowded GOP field of presidential contenders. Read More »

Ethiopia prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns

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Desalegn said he has submitted his letter of resignation as both Prime Minister and Chairman of the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition, Xinhua reported. The Prime Minister said he is stepping down "to be part of the solution and for the success of the reforms and the solutions we have put in place". Read More »

State's Attorney upset with police for haste corruption recommendations against Netanyahu

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the Muni World 2018 conference in Tel Aviv, Israel February 14, 2018. According to both polls , neither Lapid nor Gabay would be able to form a coalition, unless they both included each other's respective parties - considered a long shot by most political analysts - as well as both UTJ and Shas, considered a non-starter, especially in the case of Lapid. Read More »

Guterres To Attend Conference on Reconstruction of Iraq

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, affirmed that the Kingdom of Bahrain has continuously supported the Republic of Iraq in its fight against the terrorist organisation of Daesh in building the new Iraq and in the global recognition of the Republic of Iraq . Read More »

Senate begins freewheeling immigration debate

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is counting on a negotiated deal to find a bipartisan bill that can attract 60 votes from the almost evenly divided Senate, where Republicans have 51 votes and Democrats 49. Rather, this is the moment for a narrow bill. "I believe it's the case that we spent two or three months listening to the Democrats suggest that we shoehorn the DACA-immigration debate into a caps deal". Read More »

Seaside Park Bomber Sentenced to Multiple Life Terms

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Rahimi talked about being targeted for being a Muslim, mentioning he was always picked out in airports by security. Rahimi was convicted in 2017 October on all eight counts brought against him in court, including the use of a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a public place. Read More »

Jacob Zuma's Exit From South Africa Presidency to Be Finalized Monday

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It said the leaders, who have participated in discussions on Zuma's exit, dropped out because of "various other commitments". The young Zuma said the family had no direct knowledge of how the talks between Zuma and Ramaphosa were going. "He will finish what he started because he does not take orders beyond the Atlantic Ocean #mattersofthestomach (sic)". "But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die", said Mandela, who died in 2013 at the age of 95. Read More »

American-led strikes kill 100 pro-Syrian fighters

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The advancing forces were intending to seize nearby oilfields that the US-backed rebels captured from IS previous year, Veale said . Assad's regime has also ramped up its attacks against opposition forces, with U.S. The SDF and the coalition targeted the attacking forces with air and artillery strikes after "20 to 30 artillery and tank rounds landed within 500 metres (yards) of the SDF headquarters location", the official said. Read More »

What's in US Senate deal on spending, debt ceiling

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The agreement would also set up $140 billion in war funding and $20 billion more for other emergency spending. "This is a bad, bad, bad, bad - you could say "bad" a hundred times - deal", said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus. Read More »

Palestinian shot dead after stabbing Israeli security guard

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Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip mostly use the Israeli shekel, Jordanian dinar, and USA dollar, and have complained that their economy is too intertwined with Israel's . Ynet added that Israeli forces also arrested several Palestinians who have been accused of helping Jarrar hide. The alleged attacker in the Ariel incident was a Palestinian citizen of Israel and Israeli media reports said his father is a Nablus resident. Read More »

Germany's Merkel Reportedly Forges Governing Coalition After Weeks Of Talks

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Negotiations to form a grand coalition - known as GroKro in German - have dragged on far longer than expected as the two sides worked to iron out the details about the composition of the next German government. Mrs Merkel said: "I know that millions of citizens have been watching us closely on this long road over recent weeks". And the deal still faces a final hurdle. Read More »

Even Fox News Admits The Phony GOP Memo Doesn't 'Totally Vindicate' Trump

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Meanwhile, Schiff denied one of the central facets of the GOP memo , which claimed that outgoing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe testified to the Intelligence Committee that a dossier funded in part by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign was crucial to a spy warrant approved against former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page. Read More »

British PM leads tributes on centenary of women winning right to vote

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The venue played host to 25 women's suffrage meetings, and was called a "Temple of Liberty" by campaignersPAEmmeline Pankhurst, suffragette leader and founder of the Women's Social and Political Union , addresses a crowd in Trafalgar Square in 1909PAA suffragette is arrested by police officers in 1914. Read More »

Maybe 2 more inches of snow tonight

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Southwest wind around 6 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Much of Carbon and Monroe counties could receive 4 to 6 inches of snow, while the northern tier of Pennsylvania could see 6 to 10 inches, with hazardous travel conditions expected all day Wednesday according to PA Weather Action. Read More »

U.S. has no evidence of Syrian use of sarin gas, Mattis says

The officials also say the Islamic State group keeps using chemical weapons such as sulfur mustard and chlorine. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon on Friday that the U.S.is looking for evidence to support the claims. "They'd be ill-advised to go back to violating the chemical convention", Mattis said Friday, referring to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction. Read More »

Korean women's ice hockey team lose Pyeongchang 2018 warm-up game

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The athletes were flown into Gangneung, near Pyeongchang, on Friday and driven straight to the athletes' village. "The Vice President will remind the world that everything the North Koreans do at the Olympics is a charade to cover up the fact that they are the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet", a Pence aide said. Read More »