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The White House didn't specify which students would meet the president . Thousands of angry students , parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-control legislation, insisting they would not relent until their demands were met.
  • Trump Announces 'Largest Ever' Sanctions on North Korea

    Trump Announces 'Largest Ever' Sanctions on North Korea

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    The United States has announced its largest-ever set of new sanctions against 27 shipping and trade companies, 28 vessels and one individual, all involved in helping North Korea evade existing sanctions. "Under current hard circumstances, we have chose to focus on whether peace on the Korean Peninsula and improvement in inter-Korean relations can be derived from dialogue with [the visiting North Korean officials], not on their past or who they are", Unification Ministry Baik Tae-hyun said in a ...
  • Weekend weather is a mixed bag

    Weekend weather is a mixed bag

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    City officials are anxious about the Monday morning rush hour, considering the possible closure on I-376 and a planned SEIU protest that could affect diverted traffic. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Forecasters at the Weather Service's Portland office say that snow showers will be decreasing this morning from north to south.
  • Employer arrested for Filipina maid's death in Kuwait freezer

    Employer arrested for Filipina maid's death in Kuwait freezer

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    Nader Essam Assaf , a Lebanese national, was arrested in his home country for the death of Joanna Demafelis , Alan Cayetano, the Philippine foreign affairs secretary, said in a statement on Friday. In Kuwait , Renato Villa, Philippine ambassador, said that he received nearly 6,000 complaints of abuse towards Filipino workers in 2017 alone. While many work in lower-paid unregulated jobs, the workers have been hailed as national heroes back home because the money they send back amounts to ...
  • Kerala Police arrest 2 in tribal youth murder case

    Kerala Police arrest 2 in tribal youth murder case

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    Madhu was later handed over to the police who reached the spot. The photographs and selfie of the mob has created much anger on social media. However, he succumbed to the injuries suffered during the assault by the mob. Balan) who hails from the same district failed to turn up at the tribal village to pacify them", said Kumar. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader K.
  • Watch the teen survivors of Stoneman Douglas confront Marco Rubio

    Watch the teen survivors of Stoneman Douglas confront Marco Rubio

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    The father of Jaime Guttenberg, a 14-year-old killed in the massacre, was brutally frank in his opinion of Rubio. So look at me and tell me guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids in this school this week. Eventually, Rubio responded that he would support laws raising the minimum age for buying a rifle and banning bump stocks , and said that he was open to discussing limiting large-capacity magazines.
  • What to watch from Pyeongchang on Day 14 of the Olympics

    What to watch from Pyeongchang on Day 14 of the Olympics

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    Diggins - who thrust herself across the finish line to give the Americans a dazzling gold medal in the cross-country team sprint - has been selected as the US flagbearer for Sunday night's closing ceremony. While her team-mates were being interviewed after the race, Noh walked out of the arena and declined to answer questions. With Noh's tears rolling, Kim and Park reportedly ignored her.
  • The North Korea Crisis Is Back

    The North Korea Crisis Is Back

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    President Donald Trump said on Friday he is launching the "largest-ever" set of sanctions against North Korea . In a statement on Friday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. "As appropriate, we will look at sanctioning individuals from the information they have", Mnuchin said. The US imposed the latest sanctions despite recent improvements in inter-Korean relations, suggesting the administration will step up its pressure campaign against Pyongyang in cooperation with US ...
  • ANA Soldiers Killed In Taliban Attack In Farah

    ANA Soldiers Killed In Taliban Attack In Farah

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    At least one person was killed and six more wounded in a suicide blast in Kabul's Shashdarak area near the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters. Qari Yusouf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement. The resurgent Taliban and the newer IS affiliate have been blamed for increased violence in Afghanistan after US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces concluded combat missions in 2014 that began after the 9/11 attacks in the U.S.
  • Two Injured in Shooting on Southeastern Louisiana Campus

    Two Injured in Shooting on Southeastern Louisiana Campus

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    Cowser says it appears that students were involved, but it is unclear whether the two people injured were students. The school's alert system sent out updates to students, staff and faculty through email, text and social media. Cowser told the AP that no suspects are in custody. Gunshots were fired, and two individuals suffered non-life threatening injuries. There is no present threat to the campus community.
  • Trump administration tightens H-1B visa approval

    Trump administration tightens H-1B visa approval

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    The H-1B program uses short-lived United States visas that permit business to work with extremely experienced foreign experts operating in locations with lacks of competent American employees. While an H-1B petition may be approved for up to three years, the USCIS will, in its discretion, generally limit the approval period to the length of time demonstrated that the beneficiary will be placed in non-speculative work and during which the petitioner will maintain the requisite employer-employee ...
  • New trailer for Paterno starring Al Pacino as the disgraced football coach

    New trailer for Paterno starring Al Pacino as the disgraced football coach

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    There was, and maybe still is, a debate about what Paterno knew, when or if he knew anything, or if he simply chose not to act on what he was told. He died a few months later due to complications from lung cancer. Kathy Baker stars as Sue Paterno , wife of the coach, with Darren Goldstein as whistle-blowing former assistant coach Mike McQueary. Now 74, he is currently serving a 30-to-60-year sentence in a Pennsylvania prison.
  • Watch PSL 2018 on TV, online

    Watch PSL 2018 on TV, online

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    However, for reasons best known to him, he was caught up in a freakish spot-fixing scandal which came to light in 2017. The wicketkeeper-batsman won a lot of individual accolades in last year's edition - being awarded the player of the tournament award alongside the best batsman and wicketkeeper awards as well - but admits he needs to put in a better showing than what he did in the first game.
  • NRA Spokesperson Grilled by Parkland Survivor Emma Gonzalez

    NRA Spokesperson Grilled by Parkland Survivor Emma Gonzalez

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    If a state does not report them to the NCIC, when you run that form this madman will pass a background check. Number two - we need to be empowering police officers and deputy sheriffs throughout the nation to be able to take people who are an immediate threat to themselves or an immediate threat someone else to be examined.
  • Army repulses Border Action Team attack near LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

    Army repulses Border Action Team attack near LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

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    On January 28, at least three civilians including two women were injured after the Indian security forces resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control ( LoC ), Pakistan's military confirmed. They said some of the affected people had to take shelter near tehsil office at Uri. We pray to God to silence the guns on the LoC, ' they said. However, she said, troops remain on alert to foil any infiltration attempt.
  • Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

    Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

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    Republicans, who dominate the chamber, easily dismissed it. Students who were at the Capitol ahead of their classmates who arrived late Tuesday found Republicans steered the conversation away from gun restrictions. "It should have been one school shooting and we should have fixed it", said Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was killed in Florida shooting. Bill Nelson , D-Fla., and Marco Rubio , R-Fla., and Rep.
  • Voting underway in Mungaoli and Kolaras, EVM glitches reported

    Voting underway in Mungaoli and Kolaras, EVM glitches reported

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    The two seats lie vacant following the demise of two Congress MLAs. The counting of votes for the two constituencies is scheduled to take place on February 28, 2018. Electronic voting machines (EVMs) will be fitted with voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines to enable voters to see if their votes have been registered against the candidates of their choice.
  • North and South Korea to meet to discuss taking part in Paralympics

    North and South Korea to meet to discuss taking part in Paralympics

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    President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser, Ivanka , who is also set to attend Sunday's closer. Ivanka Trump's visit to South Korea coincides with that of a sanctioned North Korean official, Kim Yong Chol , vice chairman of the North's ruling Workers' Party's Central Committee blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors.
  • Geely becomes largest single shareholder of Daimler

    Geely becomes largest single shareholder of Daimler

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    Mr. Li, 54, is chairman of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, a private company that owns a Chinese carmaker, Geely Automobile, as well as Volvo Cars , the Swedish auto brand. "I will fully abide by the company charter and governance structure of Daimler and respect its values and culture", Li said in the statement. Geely's move to become one of Daimler's largest shareholders hit some speed bumps in recent weeks - an issue that has not been completely resolved, one of the sources familiar with ...
  • Venezuela Raises $735 Million On Commodity-Backed Cryptocurrency

    Venezuela Raises $735 Million On Commodity-Backed Cryptocurrency

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    The move would see Iran follow in the footsteps of Venezuela, which like Iran , is also under United States sanctions. Certain openings for Iran to use the digital currency in overseas trade had appeared earlier. Jahromi further invited all Iranian tech experts to participate in the upcoming tender of Post Bank - a bank which focused on e-banking and the development of Iran's electronic banking infrastructure .
  • After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

    After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

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    Fred Guttenberg , whose daughter Jamie was killed in the shooting, asked Rubio to agree that rifles like the AR-15 used in the shooting "were the factor in the hunting of our kids in the school this week". The room erupted in cheers as Rubio replied that people buy into his agenda and that he supports laws to keep guns out of the hands of deranged people.
  • Downtown Grand Rapids' weekend flood forecast improves -- just a little

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    MI has declared states of emergency in various cities and counties and at least two deaths have been blamed on the flooding, which has ravaged states as far south as Oklahoma. He said, "There has never been a significant plan for road closures (in such a case)". They said anyone needing assistance or with questions can call Allen's office at 330-385-5394.
  • TrueCar ends vehicle buying partnership with NRA

    TrueCar ends vehicle buying partnership with NRA

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    The First National Bank of Omaha said Thursday it will not renew a contract with the National Rifle Association to issue its NRA-branded Visa credit card. And still another: "While Marion Hammer and the NRA are still a force in FL, they are now being matched by Moms Demand Action, new student activists and grass roots energy from suburbanites who are fed up with years of refusal to adopt sensible gun policies in our state", said another.
  • New indictment alleges Manafort payments to former European politicians

    New indictment alleges Manafort payments to former European politicians

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    Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., The Hill reported Friday. Trump's former political consultant appeared at a hearing in US District Court in Washington and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States. Former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos pled guilty to lying to investigators a year ago.
  • South Sudan military officers may have committed war crimes

    South Sudan military officers may have committed war crimes

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    They also will be made available to judicial mechanisms such as a hybrid court for South Sudan, which long has been urged by the worldwide community but has never appeared. One of the 230 witnesses interviewed by the commission said her 12-year-old son was coerced to have sex with his grandmother in order to stay alive. "It is vital that the voices of all the people of South Sudan are heard so that genuine, inclusive and durable peace can be achieved", said the Special Representative of the ...
  • Rosenstein alerted White House two weeks ago on Kushner clearance issues

    Rosenstein alerted White House two weeks ago on Kushner clearance issues

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    The president complains he's inherited a "broken" background check system that takes too long. Kushner, who has been tasked with a laundry list of complex political issues despite his lack of experience, is among dozens of White House aides who have been working without permanent security clearances for more than a year.
  • Florida school shooting could be 'tipping point' in 2018 races