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To discuss this very sensitive topic in more detail, we are joinedby Michal Mazur , Polish political commentator from Krakow and contributing writer for the Xportal.pl online journal, and Casey Washer , from OH, who teaches Jewish history and Hebrew at a Jewish private school and just returned in January from a trip to Poland and Israel.
  • Parents release names of 105 missing Nigerian girls

    Parents release names of 105 missing Nigerian girls

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    Nigeria's government has yet to release an official list of those missing and government agencies have given contradictory information. Shortly after the attack, the Yobe governor's office said 50 girls were unaccounted for. He said: "Having heard about this particular issue recently, I am still trying to get more information about what is going on, but it is clearly very disappointing that something like this has happened, that the girls have been taken".
  • Students: More gun control needed after school shooting

    Students: More gun control needed after school shooting

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    I can see both sides of the argument. Posada told the aspiring teachers what it was like on that Valentine's Day. While waiting outside for the all-clear, she first heard the words "code red". "They approached me, and it felt like the right time and the right national moment". Posada says she does not think arming teachers will prevent more school shootings.
  • Labour to confirm position on customs union

    Labour to confirm position on customs union

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    Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, said Labour accepted that Brexit entailed coming out of the existing customs union, but that the party wanted the United Kingdom to strike a new deal with the bloc that would "do the work of the current customs union".
  • Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague - Kurdish-led authority

    Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague - Kurdish-led authority

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    Initially a member of the Syrian affiliate of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the ruling party of Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) led by President Massoud Barzani, Muslim joined PKK's Syrian offshoot PYD in 2003 and served as its co-chair between 2010 and 2017.
  • Four Delhi hospitals overcharge for drugs by 1000%: NPPA

    Four Delhi hospitals overcharge for drugs by 1000%: NPPA

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    Among the medicines, there is a huge gap between "scheduled formulations" (4.1% of bill) that are under price control and "non-scheduled formulation" (25.67%), whose MRPs are decided by the pharmaceutical companies. The data received, was tabulated under sections such as, "scheduled formulations-essential medicines that are under price control", "non-scheduled formulations-medicines that do not fall under price control", "consumables", and "medical devices".
  • Famous Jerusalem church shut over tax protest

    Famous Jerusalem church shut over tax protest

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    The churches, which are major landowners in the holy city, say it violates a long standing status quo. The statement criticized a recent bill passed by the Israeli parliament that allowed the Israeli state to take over Christian buildings leased to private companies, and plans to begin imposing taxes on Christian church properties.
  • Ole Miss women close regular season at Auburn

    Ole Miss women close regular season at Auburn

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    Ole Miss can also get solid performances from sophomore guard Breein Tyree every once in a while, like his 25 point performance in their most recent game against Missouri. "I thought he was electric and maybe the best outing he's had here, and that's saying a lot". Kessinger had two hits, a double to add to his first home run of the season and two RBIs - joining Chase Cockrell as the only Rebels with multiple hits.
  • Wausau Polar plunge has people

    Wausau Polar plunge has people "freezing for a reason"

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    Wood isn't plunging, but she volunteers with the event and said it's an important lesson for young children. The next Special Olympics West Virginia event is the 2018 Basketball and Cheerleading State Tournament March 10-11 at the West Virginia University Recreation Center and Morgantown High School in Morgantown, West Virginia.
  • Rain and Storms, Some Strong, Arrive Overnight

    Rain and Storms, Some Strong, Arrive Overnight

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    Severe Weather Team 2 said to expect rain through Sunday evening from Atlanta northward. "Notice the large area of rain covering our region.that rain could be heavy at times with the potential for 1" or more before all is said and done. Highs will soar back into the upper 70's. There's no significant cold air available to head to our way for the start of the week, which means a relatively mild stretch of weather continues for the last three days of February.
  • Trump campaign aide to plead guilty

    Trump campaign aide to plead guilty

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    Mr Gates changed his plea on Friday during an appearance in a Washington courtroom, his eyes cast down as the government outlined the charges against him. Gates, who served as Manafort's deputy, is expected to testify against Manafort if his case goes to trial. While it was not clear what Gates might be able to reveal to investigators, he was on Trump's campaign team when his then-boss Manafort attended a meeting in June 2016 at Trump Tower in NY between senior campaign aides and a Russian ...
  • National brands abandon NRA in Florida school shooting reckoning

    National brands abandon NRA in Florida school shooting reckoning

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    The latest companies to end their ties with the NRA were Delta and United Airlines , the first and third largest US -based airline companies by revenue, respectively. The issue of gun control, and the NRA's role in opposing it, became the focus of renewed national debate on February 14, when a former student killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, with an AR-15 assault rifle he had purchased legally.
  • Pepperell holds on in Qatar for first European Tour win

    Pepperell holds on in Qatar for first European Tour win

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    However, playing partner Fisher could only reach the turn in a three-over-par 39, following three successive bogies from the fourth - which left him four shots adrift halfway through the round. The English duo held a share of the lead heading into the final round at Doha Golf Club, but it was Pepperell who was crowned champion under pressure from Fisher in a tense finale.
  • Manafort Secretly Paid Politicians to Lobby for Ukraine

    Manafort Secretly Paid Politicians to Lobby for Ukraine

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    Manafort said he had hoped and expected that Gates would have the strength to continue to trial, adding that his former deputy had chosen to plead guilty for reasons yet to surface. The former national security adviser and Trump aide Flynn plead guilty in December to making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contacts with the then-Russian ambassador to the U.S.
  • Mexican President cancels United States trip over frustrating phone call

    Mexican President cancels United States trip over frustrating phone call

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    After the Mexican president laid out his plans to make a trip to Washington either in February or March, he "shelves" the trip due to a "testy" phone conversation with the USA president on Tuesday. The phone conversation - which reportedly lasted about 50 minutes - came to a halt when Pena Nieto pushed for public recognition of Mexico's refusal to pay for the wall.
  • Death toll in Somalia twin blasts rises to 38

    Death toll in Somalia twin blasts rises to 38

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    Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted the presidential palace and subsequently a hotel. The Shabaab militant group claimed the attacks in a statement posted online, saying it was targetting the government and security services.
  • Former Trump aide pleads guilty in Russian Federation probe

    Former Trump aide pleads guilty in Russian Federation probe

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    Like the charges they were already facing, the new indictment is astonishing in its detail - both Manafort and Gates are portrayed in it as active cooperators in a conspiracy to hide from the federal government tens of millions of dollars that they stashed in offshore accounts and then wired to the US for various questionable business projects, and without telling the IRS about it.
  • Bayern Miss Out On Record Win As They Are Held By Hertha

    Bayern Miss Out On Record Win As They Are Held By Hertha

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    Heynckes wasn't in charge on that occasion, but the veteran coach has engineered such a stunning turnaround in the club's on-field fortunes that it's now a case of when, rather than if, Bayern secures a record-breaking sixth successive Bundesliga title.
  • Bank halts NRA credit card, auto rental firm ends discount

    Bank halts NRA credit card, auto rental firm ends discount

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    Separately, vehicle rental company Enterprise said its three brands would end a discount program for NRA members. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, founded after 20 first-graders were shot and killed at a CT school in 2012, sent letters to Apple Inc, AT&T Inc, Amazon, Alphabet Inc'sGoogle and Roku Inc on Friday, asking them to drop NRATV from their platforms.
  • Delta, United end discount programs for NRA members

    Delta, United end discount programs for NRA members

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    But the NRA is a well-funded membership operation devoted to a single cause - guns - and unlikely to be moved by the actions of companies with which it has such loose and peripheral ties. Gun-control activists and shooting survivors launched an aggressive boycott campaign against the NRA, urging companies to stop offering special deals and discounts to NRA members.
  • Court asked to halt congressional map it drafted

    Court asked to halt congressional map it drafted

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    President Trump added his voice on Saturday to the continued conservative outcry over the court-ordered redistricting of the Pennsylvania congressional map, calling the decision "very unfair to Republicans and to our country". This morning, the Chief Judge of the Third Circuit assigned the case to Kent A. Jordan, Christopher C. Conner and Jerome B. Simandle. Eight incumbent members of Congress and two GOP state senators contend the state Supreme Court overstepped its authority in drawing new ...
  • China Seeks to Repeal Term Limit, Opening Way for Xi

    China Seeks to Repeal Term Limit, Opening Way for Xi

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    The Central Committee proposed removing the clause that the president and vice-president "shall serve no more than two consecutive terms" from the country's Constitution, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday. So far the announcement has been made only on Xinhua's English service, not in Chinese. Any constitutional reform must be approved by China's parliament.
  • Freezing rain likely on Sunday

    Freezing rain likely on Sunday

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    Freezing rain is expected to begin early Sunday morning and continue until Sunday afternoon, the agency said. The forecast calls for a high of 5 C on Sunday with a low of -3 C overnight .
  • Korean High-Level Delegation Arrives in S. Korea for Olympic Closing Ceremony

    Korean High-Level Delegation Arrives in S. Korea for Olympic Closing Ceremony

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    The South Korean government, however, regards the first daughter as a key intermediary between the Blue House and the White House in setting up inter-Korean talks. "At the beginning of the game, whatever we did, shot by shot, they tried to protect it". The Garlic Girls all hail from the small town of Uiseong, where about half of its residents are farmers.
  • Congress is controlled by the National Rifle Association

    Congress is controlled by the National Rifle Association

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    Many students are heralding any movement away from out of control gun culture to be a plus. He went on to accuse the gun control lobby of an attempt to "sweep right under the carpet the failure of school security , the failure of family, the failure of America's mental health system , and even the unbelievable failure of the Federal Bureau of Investigation", which admitted last week it failed to act on a tip-off about the Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz .
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Surat

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Surat

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    Applauding the role of women, he said that the country is looking beyond the concept of women's development and talking in terms of development being led by women. Investigative agencies have raided Modi's properties and arrested bank employees. PM said the dream of "New India" includes women who are empowered, strong and equal contributor to country's comprehensive development.Prime Minister spoke about India leading the BIMSTEC nations' joint exercise on Disaster Management.