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NBC's Today mothership show delivered its best first-week Winter Games advantage over ABC's Good Morning America since two Winter Games ago - Vancouver in 2010 - in overall crowd and in the key 25-54 demographic. She, Ocala native Bowe and Bergsma earned bronze in the womens team pursuit, beating Canada by 0.45 seconds with a time of 2 minutes, 59.27 seconds.
  • Corbyn presses May at PMQs over Tory Brexit divisions

    Corbyn presses May at PMQs over Tory Brexit divisions

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    Jan Sarkocy, a spy from the former Czechoslovakia, claimed Corbyn was on his payroll during the Cold War, sparking calls for the leader to release his "secret Stasi file". "Doesn't she think he could set the bar a bit higher than that?" The PM took aim at her Labour rival as they clashed in the Commons for the first time since The Sun revealed he met a Czechoslovakian spy during the Cold War.
  • US President Donald Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

    US President Donald Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

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    For example, in the middle of a crisis it could be unclear if a teacher has a weapon whether they are a threat, he said . In a photo from the event taken by Getty Images photographer Chip Somodevilla, the President is holding a piece of White House stationery with five discussion points written in black marker.
  • Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav alleges Nitish released ghosts in his bungalow

    Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav alleges Nitish released ghosts in his bungalow

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    The bungalow at 3 Deshratna Marg was allotted to Tej after the 2015 Bihar elections when under the "Grand Alliance" government of RJD, JD (U) and Congress , he became the health minister. The state building construction department (BCD) had sent notices to former RJD and Congress ministers in August previous year, asking them to vacate their official bungalows.
  • Hate groups proliferate in Trump's US

    Hate groups proliferate in Trump's US

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    They "have nothing in common" with civil rights organizations like Black Lives Matter , nor do they have any political power. The SPLC , whose annual Year in Hate report is watched closely by advocates and media organizations, defines a hate group as an organization that "has beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics", such as race, ethnicity, faith, gender and sexual identities.
  • Sapulpa schools responds to social media threat

    Sapulpa schools responds to social media threat

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    Upon investigation this is a nationwide post that originated out of OH and has spread fear in many schools across the country using the acronym "SHS" that could be directed to any school starting with the letter "S", according to Southside Highschool Mavericks's Facebook page.
  • Wales must set out reduction plan rules High Court

    Wales must set out reduction plan rules High Court

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    Ministers will learn today if they will be required to force more councils into action to address air pollution , with a judgement on the government's air quality plan due this morning (21 February). It has also ordered "Directions" to five cities to ensure they prepare a business case for identifying measures to tackle pollution as soon as possible, and told the court it plans to issue further such orders later this year to make sure those measures are implemented.
  • PSL 2018 talking points: Darren Sammy the darling, Shahid Afridi the danger

    PSL 2018 talking points: Darren Sammy the darling, Shahid Afridi the danger

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    The third edition of the PSL commences today, with the first match between defending champions Peshawar Zalmi and new franchise Multan Sultans at 10 PM tonight (Pakistan time). 'I feel that the PSL has been wonderful in developing talent. In this way, I can get to see so many young players close at hand and I am able to witness Pakistan's best young domestic cricketers in action.
  • Trump Signs Memo Directing Ban on Bump Stocks

    Trump Signs Memo Directing Ban on Bump Stocks

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    Trump told Attorney General Jeff Sessions , seated in the front row of the East Room, that he expects new federal guidelines to be finalized "very soon". "Although I desire swift and decisive action, I remain committed to the rule of law and to the procedures the law prescribes", said the president's memo.
  • Trump acknowledges Russia's meddling in USA elections - White House

    Trump acknowledges Russia's meddling in USA elections - White House

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    On Tuesday, Trump claimed on Twitter that he has "been much tougher on Russian Federation than Obama, just look at the facts ". The grand jury, which was pulled together by special counsel Robert Mueller , is looking into the influence that Russia and Russian nationals had on the 2016 election.
  • Manohar Parrikar Presents Goa Budget Hours After Leaving Mumbai Hospital

    Manohar Parrikar Presents Goa Budget Hours After Leaving Mumbai Hospital

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    The CM landed at Goa's Dabolim International Airport at around 11.40 am. Parrikar is expected to read parts of the Budget in the Assembly at 2.30 pm, some reports said. Senior Minister in the Parrikar-led regime, Vijai Sardesai , said there is no threat to the government's stability in Parrikar's absence. We categorically deny all such rumours, " the hospital had said in the statement.
  • That time Larry Sprinkle met Rev. Billy Graham

    That time Larry Sprinkle met Rev. Billy Graham

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    The world is in mourning after the passing of evangelist and Charlotte native Rev. William (Billy) Franklin Graham Jr. Graham urged Eisenhower to run for president and counseled him about the afterlife. "He would make us behave, the same way my dad did". Billy Graham was named by Americans as "One of the Ten Most Admired Men in the World", a record-breaking 59 times with the Gallup poll.
  • United Kingdom university staff strike over pension changes

    United Kingdom university staff strike over pension changes

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    The universities are among 64 United Kingdom institutions to be hit with 14 days of strikes over the next four weeks if the dispute is not resolved, the UCU has warned. That guarantees a fixed pension pay-out when they finally finish work. The spokesman said: "The changes proposed will make USS secure and sustainable".
  • Hundreds of Rochester students walk out to protest gun violence

    Hundreds of Rochester students walk out to protest gun violence

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    Superintendent Curtis Rhodes wrote a letter to the families of the students and informed them the school would suspend their children for a period of three days if they took part in the protests that were scheduled to be held following the mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida.
  • Gitanjali Gems down 10% on report of closure of company

    Gitanjali Gems down 10% on report of closure of company

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    In 2016, a complaint was filed by a person alleging that his company purchased a retail franchise of Gitanjali Jewellers on a security deposit of Rs 1.5 crore from Choksi on an assurance of high returns. Speaking to mid-day, a source said, "The ED officials started the raid around 2.30 pm". "We are looking at securing the proceeds of crime.The ED will probe how much illicit wealth was created by the accused in the alleged fraud", a senior official had said recently.
  • Pak troops violate ceasefire again in Uri sector in J&K

    Pak troops violate ceasefire again in Uri sector in J&K

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    The sources indicated that the matter will be taken up with the Pakistani side. However, the Indian Army denied any such airspace violation by Pakistan. The Wednesday's incident is likely to further escalate border tension between India and Pakistan. India is giving a befitting reply to the heavy mortar shelling and firing by Pakistani forces.
  • Students Demand Gun Control, Plan School Walkout

    Students Demand Gun Control, Plan School Walkout

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    Students said they were told not to walk out of class and that there would be consequences for leaving the building, but they still felt it was important to do so. Hipple said. "I thank that will actually make a change". "In my opinion it's sad that it's taken this long for people to get this upset about it", said Henry Charman, a senior at Hellgate who helped to organize the walkout.
  • NRA spokesperson faces questions from FL shooting students, families

    NRA spokesperson faces questions from FL shooting students, families

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    Sens. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), as well as Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), have also told CNN they will be in attendance. The town hall came a week after 17 people were shot to death at the school in Parkland, Florida, which has prompted calls on lawmakers for gun reform - notably from students around the country.
  • Uproar after convicted Khalistani terrorist invited to Trudeau's event

    Uproar after convicted Khalistani terrorist invited to Trudeau's event

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    Atwal had then been a part of the "International Sikh Youth Federation" which is designated as a terrorist group by India, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the US. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised the issue with Trudeau several times and it likely will come up again when the two leaders meet Friday in Delhi.
  • Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks' after Florida shooting

    Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks' after Florida shooting

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    Protesters joined the call from the streets of Washington , Chicago and Pittsburgh. Trump on Tuesday tweeted , "Whether we are Republican or Democrat, we must now focus on strengthening Background Checks!" Pollack told Trump that he thought school safety measures were the most important part of preventing future shootings .
  • Netanyahu: Israel intel foiled IS Australia plane plot

    Netanyahu: Israel intel foiled IS Australia plane plot

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    Information provided by Israeli intelligence helped prevent a terror attack aboard an "Australian airliner", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during a meeting with US Jewish leaders in Jerusalem. "This would have caused a major disruption in global air transport, and this is only one of dozens of terrorist attacks we have foiled around the world", Netanyahu said, later referring to the failed plot as an IS attempt.
  • We'll improve background checks for gun buyers

    We'll improve background checks for gun buyers

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    Meadow Pollack , 18, was a senior planning to attend Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida . There was an armed security guard on duty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on the day of the shooting , according to the Broward County Sheriff.
  • Trump 'supportive of efforts' to update background check system after Florida shooting

    Trump 'supportive of efforts' to update background check system after Florida shooting

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    The Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead at Majority Stoneman Douglas High School has placed on pressure on NRA-supporting Republicans to finally get tough on assault-style guns. The comments mark the president's first public appearance in Washington since his brief speech Thursday after the Parkland shooting, and his comments on bump stocks are the first he has made definitively proposing a policy solution related to gun control.
  • Trump seeks DOJ investigations into Obama Admn

    Trump seeks DOJ investigations into Obama Admn

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    Huckabee Sanders responded, "There is a two-way street... a level of respect that could be, I think, certainly be brought from the press corps as well". Referring to the reporters, Sanders added, "I think one of the places where you guys seem to get very confused - and it seems to happen regularly - is the president hasn't said that Russian Federation didn't meddle".
  • 'Pathetically Weak': Father Of Student Slain In Florida Excoriates Marco Rubio

    'Pathetically Weak': Father Of Student Slain In Florida Excoriates Marco Rubio

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    Guttenberg asked Rubio to look him in the eye, to acknowledge the role guns played in his daughter's death and then promise that he would do something. The crowd erupted in wild cheers. Instead of simply stretching out a supportive hand to the families of those affected by gun violence, Rubio went on to reiterate his pro-gun stance: "Here's what I said: The problems that we're facing here today can not be solved by gun laws alone".
  • Where are Trump's 'tougher' steps on Russian Federation?

    Where are Trump's 'tougher' steps on Russian Federation?

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    Those include trying to gain support for a global pressure campaign against nuclear-armed North Korea, trying to persuade Moscow to help Washington counter Iran's growing influence in the Middle East, and curbing Russia's intervention in Syria, where Kremlin support for President Bashar al-Assad is fueling a civil war.
  • Maumee River flood warning extended downstream to Waterville

    Maumee River flood warning extended downstream to Waterville

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    Slow moving cold front to bring potential flood producing rain to parts of the Arklatex. Doppler radar and trained weather spotters observed heavy rainfall of 2 to 4 inches Tuesday morning across the warned area, with widespread flooding likely occurring, according to the service.
  • Nirav Modi accuses PNB of destroying his business

    Nirav Modi accuses PNB of destroying his business

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    Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra-led bench will hear the PIL filed by lawyer Vineet Dhanda . Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, said he was opposing the PIL on various grounds, including that an inquiry has started after the FIR was registered.
  • Teacher Pay Raise Bill Heads to Governor as Walkout Looms

    Teacher Pay Raise Bill Heads to Governor as Walkout Looms

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    The measure now advances to Gov. Mary Fallin. Fallin indicated Tuesday that she will sign the bills to put the 2018 budget behind lawmakers. The bill was sent back to the Senate on Wednesday with Rep. But then the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that because the House over-ride came during the regular session and the Senate over-ride was in the over-ride session, that was unconstitutional.
  • Trump asks Sessions to propose regulations banning 'bump fire' stocks

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    Trump spoke during a White House ceremony Tuesday recognizing bravery by the nation's public safety officers. Advocates called for a ban on bump stocks after Stephen Paddock , a 64-year-old former accountant, used them to fire rapidly into a crowd of 22,000 concert-goers in Las Vegas in October, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500.
  • Bahrain's Regime Court Issues Three Death Sentences against Civilians

    Bahrain's Regime Court Issues Three Death Sentences against Civilians

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    Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, an activist with the London-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), said Bahraini courts were barring citizens from criticising the authorities. In January, a Bahraini court also affirmed a separate two-year sentence against Rajab for "spreading rumours and untruthful information" against the government in television interviews.
  • Stepmother who reported Kansas boy missing arrested

    Stepmother who reported Kansas boy missing arrested

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    During the press conference, WPD Deputy Captain Gavin Seiler did confirm a 26-year-old woman has been arrested and booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of two counts of child endangerment. The grandmother stated that family members contacted social services and reported abuse in the past in another state, but nothing had yet been done about it to her knowledge.
  • Trump's first year sparks surge in hate groups

    Trump's first year sparks surge in hate groups

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    The center's hate map puts five of these groups in Los Angeles County and one in the San Bernardino County community of Rialto. Black nationalist hate groups have expanded to 223 chapters in 2017, up from 193 a year earlier. These organizations are "broadly anti-Semitic, anti-white, and usually anti-LGBT", Beirich said. It points out that those groups should not be confused with "mainstream black activist groups such as Black Lives Matter that work to eliminate systemic racism in American ...
  • NV Leading Nation On AP Exam Readiness

    NV Leading Nation On AP Exam Readiness

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    The College Board , which manages the AP program, says Virginia has the sixth-highest percentage of public high school seniors who qualify for credit. "The consistently strong performance of Virginia students on AP exams reflects the overall strength of the commonwealth's public schools, the rigor of the Standards of Learning, and the commitment of our teachers to challenging students to meet high expectations", Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Constantino said.
  • 'N. Korea scrapped secret Pence meeting'

    'N. Korea scrapped secret Pence meeting'

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    The article was published as US media reported Tuesday that the Pence had initially planned to hold secret talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong on February 10, during the Pyeongchang Olympics. The uneasy peace the US, North Korea, and South Korea observed over the course of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics doesn't look built to last, as military exercises will begin shortly after the games.
  • Ferry explosion injures 18 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

    Ferry explosion injures 18 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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    The municipal government said in a statement that the victims sustained minor cuts and were taken to a hospital for treatment. The ferry provides shuttle service between Playa del Carmen, located just 40 minutes south of Cancun, and the island of Cozumel.
  • Trump attacks Obama over Russian election meddling

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    Trump claims in a second tweet Tuesday that he's been much tougher on Russian Federation than Obama, saying "just look at the facts ". A day after those comments, Trump fired off a series of tweets criticizing Sessions. "Why didn't he do something about Russian meddling?" he asked on Monday. President Donald Trump "has done a number of things to put pressure on Russia and be tough on Russia", Sanders said at the Tuesday briefing.