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The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, said every council member should support the cease-fire measure, while criticizing pro-government attacks on eastern Ghouta that she said "grow worse by the day". Russian Federation has often broadly accused the Islamist rebels fighting against the Assad regime of being members of al-Qaeda, an accusation that has derailed previous ceasefire efforts.
  • Congresswoman Tenney Says Many Mass Murderers Are Democrats

    Congresswoman Tenney Says Many Mass Murderers Are Democrats

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    Tenney responded saying, "It's interesting that so many of these people that commit the mass murders end up being Democrats , but the media doesn't talk about that, either". "I am fed up with the media and liberals attempting to politicize tragedies and demonize law-abiding gun owners and conservative Americans every time there is a frightful tragedy", Tenney said.
  • Trump, attacks Obama, Sessions over Russian Federation probe

    Trump, attacks Obama, Sessions over Russian Federation probe

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    Sessions is Trump's Attorney General and heads the Department of Justice which is responsible for all such investigations. "Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20, why aren't they the subject of the investigation?" Trump said Sessions had taken a "very weak" position on "Hillary Clinton crimes".
  • Taliban promise stout support for gas pipeline project

    Taliban promise stout support for gas pipeline project

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    He said the President of Turkmenistan owing to his vision has converted the TAPI project into an energy and communications corridor, that would have IT connectivity, besides road and rail links. The TAPI project, supported by the United States and the Asian Development Bank , has been touted by Turkmenistan since the 1990s. Referring to prospective purchase of electricity from Turkmenistan, the PM said it would add a new dimension to the bilateral relations between the two countries.
  • Students stage walkouts to protest gun violence

    Students stage walkouts to protest gun violence

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    Gun control! When do we want it? "Students at the back of the march were probably a bit late to sixth period, but we didn't issue tardy passes". Hundreds of Missoula high school students gathered on the Higgins Avenue Bridge Wednesday to protest gun violence.
  • Angry teenagers call for gun law changes after Florida shooting

    Angry teenagers call for gun law changes after Florida shooting

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    All Marjory Stoneman Douglas staff return to school on Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27, 2018, for planning days to prepare for students' return. Even more importantly, write or call your representatives to let them know how you feel! They have banned over 45 different kinds of assault weapons, including the AR.
  • Threats Against Schools Across US Increase Since Florida Shooting

    Threats Against Schools Across US Increase Since Florida Shooting

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    Investigators say a 12-year-old girl has been arrested after making online threats toward students and staff at a school in western Indiana. Parents and students of Ball High School are on high alert after a social media post on Thursday night suggested a school shooting the following day.
  • The Second Amendment is archaic, should be repealed

    The Second Amendment is archaic, should be repealed

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    Unlike every other developed country, the United States is soaked in blood from gun violence in large part because we've accepted the idea that nearly anyone should be able to get whatever guns they want with as little requirement as possible to show that they can use them responsibly.
  • Stephen Colbert Lampoons Marco Rubio's Remarks At CNN Gun Violence Town Hall

    Stephen Colbert Lampoons Marco Rubio's Remarks At CNN Gun Violence Town Hall

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    Nicholas Hernandez was recounting the frightening moment he heard knocking on the door of his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day. Loesch also criticized the Federal Bureau of Investigation, saying it "dropped the ball eight separate times with catastrophic consequences", referencing the Federal Bureau of Investigation getting multiple tips about Parkland, Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz before the February 14 shooting.
  • Former Jerry Springer body guard charged with drunk driving

    Former Jerry Springer body guard charged with drunk driving

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    While he'd initially said he'd gotten into the accident because he'd been reaching over to find his glasses while driving, he admitted that he actually got into the crash because he was intoxicated. The legal limit in CT is.08. PEOPLE confirmed that Wilkos turned himself in on Wednesday after learning the Darien Police Department had a warrant out for his arrest.
  • FATF to put Pakistan on greylist for terror financing

    FATF to put Pakistan on greylist for terror financing

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    He pointed out that most of the concerns by the United States regarding deficiencies in anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism had already been addressed in 2015 when Pakistan was excluded from the grey list. Earlier in the day, Indian media had misreported that a decision regarding including Pakistan in the grey-list had been made. Washington was reportedly working behind-the-scenes during the ongoing Paris meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to take ...
  • Cauvery water dispute: CM urges all TN parties to unite

    Cauvery water dispute: CM urges all TN parties to unite

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    On the Centre not taking steps for the constitution of the board, even when Karnataka refused to release or accept the Supreme Court verdict, Rupala said the Government stood for the benefit of farmers. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami requested help from all parties to "ensure justice" for Tamil Nadu in the matter, said sources. The government also agreed to speak to legal experts about issues the parties raised.
  • German court delays ruling on diesel bans to next week

    German court delays ruling on diesel bans to next week

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    The environmental group Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) earlier this year sued nine German cities because it wants to allow municipalities to enforce clean air regulations by banning diesel cars from city centres. After a few dozen German cities adopted a corresponding decision. In an attempt to avert bans, Merkel's government agreed a deal with carmakers previous year to overhaul engine management software on 5.3 million diesel cars as well as funding for cities to help cut emissions by taxis ...
  • NRA's LaPierre warns of socialists behind big anti-gun push

    NRA's LaPierre warns of socialists behind big anti-gun push

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    NRA leaders emerged in unannounced appearances at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference , blaming the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local reporting failures for the Florida shooting . LaPierre said the NRA will provide support and guidance on how schools can protect themselves free of charge. Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer said Mr Trump was pushing Congress for action on restrictions the NRA opposes , including comprehensive background checks.
  • Will Trump Ship HR McMaster Back to Afghanistan?

    Will Trump Ship HR McMaster Back to Afghanistan?

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    Whereas Trump and Flynn shared a conspiratorial view of the world (not to mention rabid Islamophobia ), McMaster's punctuated, self-serious style has reportedly irritated the president. McMaster has previously been the target of conservative activists who questioned his loyalty to the Trump agenda. "Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company!" "McMaster, meanwhile, is the person who delivers the news that Trump doesn't want to hear on a daily basis", CNN ...
  • Texas School Threatens to Suspend Any Students Who Leave Class to Protest

    Texas School Threatens to Suspend Any Students Who Leave Class to Protest

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    Needville ISD Superintendent Curtis Rhodes on Tuesday threatened to suspend any student who disrupted school or walked out to protest current gun laws with a three-day suspension. "I love you.' I understand what it's like to fear for your life". Identified as Nikolas Cruz, the gunman opened fire on students with an AR-15 rifle.
  • Shiffrin wins silver, Vonn goes off course in Olympic Alpine combined

    Shiffrin wins silver, Vonn goes off course in Olympic Alpine combined

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    There were 52 gates and about 700 yards separating her from the finish line. But Vonn offered some words of caution about Shiffrin, who for quite some time, fairly or not, has been labeled "The Next Lindsey Vonn ". But Gisin, a versatile skier - although one without any World Cup wins this year - combined a third in the downhill with a fourth in the slalom , good enough for a win by almost a second.
  • Leading Catalan Separatist Latest to Flee Spain

    Leading Catalan Separatist Latest to Flee Spain

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    She was due to be quizzed by the supreme court in Madrid about accusations that she encouraged Carles Puigdemont to illegally declare independence a year ago. It called for action on the street after a banned independence referendum on October 1 was marred by police violence. She is also a history of law professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
  • Police officer dies in supporter clashes ahead of Europa League match

    Police officer dies in supporter clashes ahead of Europa League match

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    According to reports in Spain , a blow to the head had sent him into cardiac arrest. The scenes from Bilbao featured unbelievable amounts of violence as hooligans were spotted throwing glasses and flares at the Spanish police. The statement went on to ask fans not to "succumb to provocations and not enter conflicts with local residents". Police said a Russian man was injured but the extent of his injuries was not immediately disclosed.
  • Trump Supporters Target Parkland Shooting Survivors By Calling Them

    Trump Supporters Target Parkland Shooting Survivors By Calling Them "Crisis Actors"

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    Conspirators online claim Hogg is really a "crisis" actor , who appears in interviews across the country after school shootings. The evidence is thin, to put it mildly. Hogg addressed the comments about him on Tuesday during an appearance on CNN's AC360. "This video should never have appeared in Trending ", a YouTube spokesperson told Fox News .
  • Team USA's David Wise wins second career halfpipe gold

    Team USA's David Wise wins second career halfpipe gold

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    Wise wiped out on each of his first two runs when his skis popped off his feet. Sitting in front of Wise in those standings is Ferreira, who has one win and two second place finishes this season. "I had nothing left", Porteous said. Porteous didn't even bother trying to top it in Run 3, cruising through the halfpipe without a trick and waiting at the bottom for the other competitors.
  • Cinemark is Banning Bags in Theaters Starting Today

    Cinemark is Banning Bags in Theaters Starting Today

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    The company said the change is due to safety related reasons. It was July 2012 at a Cinemark theater in Aurora, Colorado, when 12 were killed and another 70 were injured in a shooting during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises . "Not necessarily", said Lumeumba. The only exceptions to bringing large bags into the theater would be for diapers and medical supplies. The chain will no longer allow customers to bring bags or packages larger than 12 inches by 12 inches by 6 inches .
  • Uddhav Thackeray takes on Sharad Pawar over quota

    Uddhav Thackeray takes on Sharad Pawar over quota

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    I was at home when I came to know from media reports that the Congress president had staked claim to form the government in her name. "For some people who have completed 50 years of their parliamentary career, it has taken some 50 years to understand the Sena and the late Sena chief", Thackeray said.
  • More ice, sleet and even snow for Wichita area Wednesday

    More ice, sleet and even snow for Wichita area Wednesday

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    The advisory begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday and lasts until 6 a.m. Thursday . Severe weather isn't likely but can't be totally ruled out as a few stronger storms that could produce hail and gusty winds will be possible in addition to the primary threat of heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding.
  • UNICEF deputy resigns after 'mistakes'

    UNICEF deputy resigns after 'mistakes'

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    Forsyth was chief executive of Save the Children from 2011 to 2015. UNICEF told CNN that it had previously not known about "past complaints" against Forsyth, but welcomed his decision "to come forward and acknowledge past mistakes". Save the Children has commissioned a review of its organisation culture, in which it promises to address "any behavioural challenges among senior leadership".
  • Amnesty Says Rohingya Crisis Consequence of Society 'Encouraged to Hate'

    Amnesty Says Rohingya Crisis Consequence of Society 'Encouraged to Hate'

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    Almost 690,000 Rohingya have fled the state of Rakhine as a result of what has been described as "ethnic cleansing" by the military, with 6,500 of them left trapped on a strip of unclaimed land between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Trump was singled out for his controversial travel ban for people coming from six Muslim-majority countries. "Trump's backward steps on human rights are setting a unsafe precedent for other governments to follow", the rights group said in an annual report .
  • Land cases sent to CJI as two benches in SC disagree

    Land cases sent to CJI as two benches in SC disagree

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    He said that the operation of 8 February verdict has to be immediately be stopped and the cases listed before the bench needs to be deferred till the matter is finally adjudicated on the issue of reference to a larger bench. However, on Wednesday a bench comprising Justices Madan Lokur, Kurian Joseph (both were part of the bench in 2014) and Deepak Gupta made strong remarks and observations when a land acquisition matter with a similar grievance came up for hearing.
  • Kuwait, Philippines reach deal on workforce regulation

    Kuwait, Philippines reach deal on workforce regulation

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    Duterte's government banned workers from going to Kuwait after the Filipina's body was found February 6 in a Kuwait City apartment that had reportedly been abandoned for more than a year. "The Philippine government will actively espouse the right of the family of Joanna to obtain justice". Roque stressed that Kuwait has an obligation under global law to treat foreigners in its country the way it treats its own nationals.
  • Murder suspect tied to USPS truck driver's slaying locked up in Dallas

    Murder suspect tied to USPS truck driver's slaying locked up in Dallas

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    FBI investigators, Dallas police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service - the law enforcement and security arm of the U.S. Postal Service - cooperated to investigate the shooting. "Honestly, I don't even know if i could say anything to him", said Devonte Johnson. Donnie Ferrell, 25, was booked into the Dallas County Jail on a murder charge early Thursday, jail records show.
  • Yogi has given new direction to UP, says Jaitley

    Yogi has given new direction to UP, says Jaitley

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    Mr Jaitley earlier had to attend a session on "Banking the unbanked: Moving towards an inclusive Uttar Pradesh" but he could not turn up there. He also said a coach factory will be set up in Jhansi, and that a similar factory could be set up in Fatehpur if the state government provided adequate land.
  • Trump again attacks Obama over Russian Federation

    Trump again attacks Obama over Russian Federation

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    President Trump should vigorously enforce this act and look for additional ways to push against Russia's efforts. No one, left or right or center, took Trump seriously as a candidate when he declared in 2015. Trump and his ardent supporters, of course, are eager to downplay the threat. While the White House knocked this sentiment down, officials did say that the reason Ivanka Trump is heading to Seoul first is to dine with President Moon.
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo rested for La Liga trip to Leganes

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo rested for La Liga trip to Leganes

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    Recent wins over Sevilla, Villarreal and Valencia, as well as the narrowest of defeats against Barcelona , hints at the quality that they will bring to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. Bale came on 15 minutes from time, curtailing an industrious and accomplished display from the much-maligned Benzema. Take a look through the gallery above to see how Real Madrid could line up when they take on Leganes .
  • Embattled Australian deputy PM faces call to step down as party leader

    Embattled Australian deputy PM faces call to step down as party leader

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    AFTER a tumultuous month for the Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce is tipped to step down as Nationals leader in an imminent press conference. Barnaby Joyce has been embroiled in scandal. Senator Cormann, who is filling in with Malcolm Turnbull in the USA and Mr Joyce on leave, said any allegation of sexual harassment was very serious.
  • Haiti suspends Oxfam operations for two months amid sexual misconduct allegations

    Haiti suspends Oxfam operations for two months amid sexual misconduct allegations

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    Aviol Fleurant said a decision on the charity's right to operate in Haiti would be made in about two months. He said the Haitian government is "shocked at the highest level" about reports of misconduct by employees of the organization. The country's government confirmed the charity would have to remain inactive pending an investigation into claims made against employees. It said senior officials with Oxfam International met with Haitian government officials and committed to cooperate with ...
  • Turkey strongly condemns Dutch view of 1915 events

    Turkey strongly condemns Dutch view of 1915 events

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    The Dutch parliament's action is likely to heighten diplomatic tensions between the Netherlands and Turkey. Kaag said that she continues to talk about "the issue of the Armenian genocide ". The two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies fell out a year ago over the Netherlands' decision to block the entry of Turkish officials who wanted to hold rallies ahead of a referendum in Turkey on expanding the president's powers.