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In Tazewell, Smyth and Wythe counties in Virginia, melted snow may refreeze overnight as temperatures drop below freezing. Snow began falling steadily and started to accumulate earlier in the Triad, beginning at about 10 a.m. Tonight there will be a chance of snow mixed with rain after 7 p.m., then gradually ending. Travel will be hard, including the morning and evening commutes on Wednesday , the weather service said.
  • Morrisons pays special dividend after profit rises 11 pct

    Morrisons pays special dividend after profit rises 11 pct

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    With that said, pre-tax profits improved by 17% YoY as food price inflation returns to the United Kingdom after years in absentia, although management noted that FX headwinds remain for imported goods. Morrisons said sales of local suppliers' foods had risen 50% in the past two years after signing deals with more than 200 farmers and other local food producers and tailoring stores to regional tastes.
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    All Toys "R" Us shops to shut in Britain

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    The company, which filed for bankruptcy in the United States previous year, said it would close its remaining 75 stores in Britain in addition to the 25 it has already shut. The company broke the news to staff yesterday, before letting go of all 67 employees at its head office in Maidenhead. The retailer is no longer accepting gift cards, and as the Time 2 Pay scheme deadline has also passed it is unclear what will happen with those customers.
  • The internet can't get over this Chinese journalist's dramatic eye-roll

    The internet can't get over this Chinese journalist's dramatic eye-roll

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    As Zhang Huijun went on and on for almost 40 seconds, Liang Xiangyi didn't hide how unimpressed she was, as she dramatically rolled her eyes and looked away with disgust. The questioner, Zhang Huijun, wore red, the colour of China and the Chinese Communist Party . This spectacular eye-roll that has set the Chinese social media space ablaze.
  • Triangle schools to participate in National School Walkout day today

    Triangle schools to participate in National School Walkout day today

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    At West Johnston, students and faculty have embraced a different way to honor the lives lost. Others were to hold demonstrations in school gyms or on football fields. Goldman also sent out a memorandum from Oregon Education Association General Counsel Adam Arms that spells out teachers' limited free speech rights in this situation.
  • Southern California Evacuations Lifted After Mudslide Threat Wanes

    Southern California Evacuations Lifted After Mudslide Threat Wanes

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    Evacuation orders issued as a precaution on Monday were lifted at 10:30 a.m. Recent edits to the debris flow risk map for Carpinteria have downgraded large portions of the valley from Extreme High Risk to High Risk. Areas identified as "high risk" will be under a "recommended evacuation warning". Voluntary evacuations were also in place temporarily in Ventura County for residents of Matilija Canyon and North Fork , the county's fire department said on Twitter .
  • Court Says Texas Ban On So-Called Sanctuary Cities Can Stand For Now

    Court Says Texas Ban On So-Called Sanctuary Cities Can Stand For Now

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    After Tuesday's ruling was announced, Abbott updated his followers on Twitter, highlighting that claims the bill would lead to racial profiling were rejected. "Risky criminals shouldn't be allowed back into our communities to possibly commit more crimes". "I'm disappointed and we need to hear our attorney's advice", he said.
  • Duterte to withdraw Philippines from ICC after

    Duterte to withdraw Philippines from ICC after "outrageous attacks"

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    U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said Friday that Duterte needs to see a psychiatrist over his crude comments, including a threat to slap U.N. The Philippines , under previous President Benigno Aquino, ratified in 2011 the Rome Statute which underpins the ICC, giving the tribunal authority to investigate crimes on its soil.
  • Idaho biology teacher investigated after 'regrettable' incident during animal feeding

    Idaho biology teacher investigated after 'regrettable' incident during animal feeding

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    He was not cited, criminally charged or placed on leave as of late Monday, Gee told East Idaho News . Fryar declined to confirm if a live puppy was fed to a turtle. "The prosecutor said, 'Until he decides, he considers it an open book.' He doesn't want us to do anything to hamper the investigation". Parents and students said Crosland kept tanks of exotic snakes and reptiles in his classroom, making demonstrations at feeding times during class.
  • Met Eireann Confirms Return Of Snow For Paddy's Day

    Met Eireann Confirms Return Of Snow For Paddy's Day

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    There had been observations that the Beast From the East could make his presence felt on St Patrick's Day. Rain in northern areas will slowly clear during Thursday morning but elsewhere will be a brighter and drier day with showery rain affecting mainly the south and west.
  • Teacher, Reserve Cop Accidentally Fires Gun In California School

    Teacher, Reserve Cop Accidentally Fires Gun In California School

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    A Seaside High School teacher, who also served as a reserve police officer and a city councilman in Seaside, California, accidentally fired a gun inside the classroom. We will also have counseling services available for students. "It was determined that there was no immediate threat to students or staff, and school remained in session", the district said in a statement.
  • Bihar bypoll UPDATES: RJD leading in Araria, Jehanabad; BJP in Bhabua

    Bihar bypoll UPDATES: RJD leading in Araria, Jehanabad; BJP in Bhabua

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    In Bihar , RJD leading by 455 votes with 195527 votes in the Araria Lok Sabha constituency followed by BJP with 195072 votes. BJP is now leading in Bhabua by 2,528 votes. The bye-election to the Araria seat was necessitated after the death of sitting RJD lawmaker Mohd Taslimuddin. While the bypoll in Araria is being viewed as a test for the ruling JD (U)-BJP combine as well as the Opposition RJD-Congress alliance ahead of the big battle in the general elections due next year, the ...
  • Muslim Leaders Speak About Bloomington Mosque Bombing Arrests

    Muslim Leaders Speak About Bloomington Mosque Bombing Arrests

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    Hari, 47, Joe Morris , 22, and Michael McWhorter , 29 - also face charges of possession of assault rifles, which are classified as machine guns, and attempting to bomb an IL abortion clinic in November. He also said it was Hari's idea to target a mosque, with the intention to "scare them out of the country". Hari was arrested as he was traveling to a court appearance in Ford County on unrelated assault charges.
  • German lawmakers elect Merkel to fourth term as chancellor

    German lawmakers elect Merkel to fourth term as chancellor

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    Despite a hard start - former SPD head Martin Schulz first refused to enter a grand coalition , then was forced to walk back on his position, prompting his resignation - the parties are now in a position to "work together constructively" and put an end to Germany's "time of uncertainty", Scholz told reporters at a joint press conference alongside Merkel and CSU leader Horst Seehofer.
  • Trump says watching courts before acting on gun age limits

    Trump says watching courts before acting on gun age limits

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    Instead, it directs the Justice Department "to provide technical assistance" to states interested in implementing extreme risk protection orders under which courts would have to approve the removal of guns from someone the state considers a safety risk.
  • Trump accused of backpedaling on gun control

    Trump accused of backpedaling on gun control

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    The administration will start working with states to provide "rigorous firearms training" to teachers and other school personnel who volunteer to be armed, said Andrew Bremberg, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. White House officials described Sunday's plan as a fulfilment of the president's call for action after Parkland. Trump has agreed to meet with Kim Jong-Un and will use this opportunity to hold the regime to its commitment to denuclearise the Korean peninsula, ...
  • Rex Tillerson urges orderly transition to Pompeo

    Rex Tillerson urges orderly transition to Pompeo

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    Trump said on Twitter. Pompeo, 54, represented Kansas' 4th Congressional District from 2011 to 2017 as a Republican. Former NSA employee and whistleblower Edward Snowden speculated on Twitter that the nominee for Central Intelligence Agency director, Gina Haspel , could face arrest if she sets foot in the European Union because she allegedly was involved in a torture program at a secret Central Intelligence Agency prison.
  • Rex Tillerson sacking a 'negative development' for Africa

    Rex Tillerson sacking a 'negative development' for Africa

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    US-African relations over the last year-and-a-half of the Trump administration have already been a challenge to understand because a lot of the key roles were not filled. Rather than informing Comey in person or by phone, Trump sent his longtime bodyguard-turned-director of Oval Office operations Keith Schiller to the Justice Department to deliver a letter notifying the Federal Bureau of Investigation head he was done.
  • UP bypolls: BJP trails in Gorakhpur, Phulpur

    UP bypolls: BJP trails in Gorakhpur, Phulpur

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    Yogi was seen campaigning aggressively for the Gorakhpur seat as it is a fight for pride on this seat. The result for the Gorakhpur Bye-Elections 2018 will be declared today. Demographics in this constituency favors the opposition combine due to the presence of almost 2.5 lakh voters belonging to the Muslim community. A low voter turnout of 47.45 per cent was recorded .
  • Trump considers former Texas governor to take over VA

    Trump considers former Texas governor to take over VA

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    And Mr. Trump has publicly showered Dr. Shulkin with praise. With the capital reeling from the abrupt firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , speculation swirled Tuesday night that President Donald Trump may continue the shakeup by firing his veterans secretary and moving Rick Perry to that troubled department.
  • Suspected killer of NY college student arrested in Nicaragua, cops say

    Suspected killer of NY college student arrested in Nicaragua, cops say

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    Tercero is being transferred to the prison in El Chipote, which is about 40 miles southwest of the capitol, Managua. Binghamton police Tuesday night said they did not have any information of Tercero's detainment in Nicaragua. Police believe Tercero left the USA out of New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport the same morning Anderson's body was found. According to local shelter, Rise, the period of time when a victim tries to leave a relationship is often the most unsafe.
  • Gov. Murphy to unveil NJ budget. Will tax hike be key?

    Gov. Murphy to unveil NJ budget. Will tax hike be key?

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    This announcement came as Murphy outlined his budget for the 2019 fiscal year. His budget increases investment in public school classrooms by $341 million and starts a four-year phased-in plan toward "fully funding our public schools". And he is banking on about $110 million as a result of what he called technical changes to the corporate business tax. It's not a new tax as much as stricter enforcement of a tax on the books.
  • CANADA STOCKS-TSX recovers after Trump exempts Canada from tariffs

    CANADA STOCKS-TSX recovers after Trump exempts Canada from tariffs

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    Sincethe day he took office, U.S. President Donald Trump has continued to push the boundaries of the global economic-political system with his statements and steps against its established rules. The first mechanism is the ability of certain countries, with which the US have security relationships, to be exempted completely as long as they can assure the US Administration that there are "alternative ways to address the threatened impairment of the national security caused by imports from ...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha polls

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha polls

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    Muraleedharan, who is a former Kerala BJP party chief. In his reaction, Pradhan thanked Prime Minister Narandra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah for nominating him for the Rajya Sabha again. Rajya Sabha nominations need the support of 10 MLAs. According to reports, Congress' decision to field its third candidate came as a blow to JDS that had hoped Congress would support its candidate, keeping the larger picture of the post poll scenario after the assembly elections in mind.
  • Drama over Rathwa's Rajya Sabha nomination ends with acceptance

    Drama over Rathwa's Rajya Sabha nomination ends with acceptance

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    Just ahead of the 3 pm deadline, he somehow managed to furnish the required documents. However the party made a decision to filed Vijaya Rahatkar, the fourth candidate. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is March 15. In the 225-member state legislative assembly, including one nominated, the Congress has 122 legislators, BJP 48 and JD-S 37.
  • Mission 2019: Sonia Gandhi hosts dinner to opposition parties

    Mission 2019: Sonia Gandhi hosts dinner to opposition parties

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    Former chief ministers of Jharkhand, Babulal Marandi of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha and Hemant Soren of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha will attend the dinner, along with former Bihar chief minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha chief Jitan Ram Manjhi, who recently quit the NDA and joined forces with Lalu Prasad's RJD.
  • Opposition petitions speaker against government's move to 'bulldoze' Finance Bill

    Opposition petitions speaker against government's move to 'bulldoze' Finance Bill

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    As the bedlam continued, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the proceedings for the day after the tabling of reports of various standing committees. One of the protesting members in the well held a placard which read "Chotta Modi kahan gaya", referring to diamond merchant Nirav Modi, allegedly the key person behind the Rs 12,700 crore fraud at Punjab National Bank.
  • Queer Eye's Tom & Abby Are Engaged!

    Queer Eye's Tom & Abby Are Engaged!

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    Tom Jackson , the contestant from the first episode of the reboot, "You Can't Fix Ugly", is engaged to his ex-wife, Abby! Once we get news that the Trump-supporting cop has renounced his Trump-supporting ways, we'll finally have proof that the Fab 5 really does make dreams come true.
  • Assam-Mizoram border dispute: Rajnath Singh's intervention sought

    Assam-Mizoram border dispute: Rajnath Singh's intervention sought

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    When Assam police tried to stop the student activists, a clash ensued. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba has convened a meeting of the chief secretaries of Mizoram and Assam on March 20 to resume dialogue on the boundary dispute between the two states in the wake of protests by students who turned violent recently.
  • Do Big Sean and Jhene Aiko Split Up Because of Nicole Scherzinger?

    Do Big Sean and Jhene Aiko Split Up Because of Nicole Scherzinger?

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    The Jasmine Brand's "source", who of course was anonymous, implied Big Sean crossed the line: "They were all over each other and they looked really comfortable around each other". bless the internet. amen". Before Aiko and Sean hooking up, there were tons of rumors that Aiko was cheating on her now ex-husband Oladipo Omishore, also known as Dot da Genius , with Sean before they officially split up and filed for divorce.
  • Porn star's lawyer says Trump missed settlement offer deadline

    Porn star's lawyer says Trump missed settlement offer deadline

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    The source said Trump is being told by advisers not to fight Daniels' decision to break a confidentiality agreement because it would make him look guilty. The possibility of Daniels owning any pre-existing images/videos of Trump engaged in any lewd acts would definitely be a presidential first; however, he hasn't exactly fit the diplomatic politician mould throughout his short tenure in office.
  • Trudeau Floats Tariffs to Prevent Flood of Steel Through Canada

    Trudeau Floats Tariffs to Prevent Flood of Steel Through Canada

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    Mr. Trudeau said his government is working hard to ensure that the exemptions stay in place and took issue with the U.S. President's decision to use the tariffs as a bargaining chip. NAFTA talks might now enter an intense phase: "President Trump emphasized the importance of quickly concluding the ongoing NAFTA negotiations", said a readout from the White House on Monday's call with Trudeau.
  • Israeli PM urges coalition partners not to leave government

    Israeli PM urges coalition partners not to leave government

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    The bill will be brought before Israeli lawmakers amid threats by opposition parties to dissolve the Knesset if it passes. Rival parties have threatened to bolt the coalition over the issue, raising the possibility of early elections. Their demand has run up against Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon's requirement that the budget is passed before the end of parliament's current term on March 18.
  • Shoe memorial held for victims of gun violence

    Shoe memorial held for victims of gun violence

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    The Capitol is the home of the U.S. Congress. @ Avaaz says it represents the number of children who died bc of gun violence. "The protesters held up a sign that read " #NotOneMore ". A few have threatened to suspend students if they disrupt class by leaving. Organizers of the memorial said the Parkland shooting was the catalyst for creating the memorial.
  • Heavy rain and snow on the way this week

    Heavy rain and snow on the way this week

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    Slick spots will develop overnight, but with some sun and temperatures near 40 degrees on Monday the impact on area roadways should remain rather minimal for most, especially if they've been pretreated. Wednesday will be cloudy with a high around 37, and there is a 50 percent chance of snow showers. The best potential to see accumulating snow is in the NC mountains and in parts of SW Virginia where the Winter Storm Warnings are in effect.
  • Latest nor'easter could bring a foot or more of snow

    Latest nor'easter could bring a foot or more of snow

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    Those who can stay off the roads Tuesday morning should, as blizzard-like conditions with heavy winds will create significant reductions in visibility and make travel risky, she said . "It feels like we haven't seen this type of storm since 2015", Mayor Marty Walsh said Monday . "Sussex County is probably going to catch a break on this one, but there could still be moments where things get a little rough".
  • Bidhya Devi Bhandari elected as President of Nepal for a second term

    Bidhya Devi Bhandari elected as President of Nepal for a second term

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    For the first time, she became the president on October 28, 2015, a month after the country promulgated the milestone new constitution. Incumbent President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is standing in the fray for her second term challenged by Laxmi Rai from the Nepali Congress , but the mathematical calculation has shown the vote to swing for President Bhandari.
  • Joseph Percoco, ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, convicted in corruption trial

    Joseph Percoco, ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, convicted in corruption trial

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    The jury found him not guilty of one count of extortion. He was convicted of two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and one count of soliciting bribes. After the verdict, a message left with Cuomo's spokesman was not immediately returned. Good-government groups called on Cuomo and lawmakers to take action now to strengthen oversight of government contracting and boost ethics enforcement.