• Trump is reportedly mulling raising the age limit for purchasing guns
Trump is reportedly mulling raising the age limit for purchasing guns

Watch above, via The White House . Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Samuel Zeif wipes tears next to Nicole Hockley of Sandy Hook Promise as US President Donald Trump hosts a listening session with high school shooting survivors and students to discuss school safety at the White House in Washington , US.

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  • Explosive device thrown at US embassy building in Montenegro
Explosive device thrown at US embassy building in Montenegro

The embassy, located in Montenegro's capital Podgorica, issued a statement early Thursday morning saying there was "an active security situation" near the building. The area was sealed off by police, and the embassy warned Americans to avoid the area because of "an active security situation". The police blocked Revolution Boulevard where the co...

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  • 5 year jail term for Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab
5 year jail term for Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab

Rajab's charges include a social media post in March 26, 2015, the day Saudi Arabia launched in invasion of Yemen, criticising wars that "bring hatred, destruction and horrors". The man was previously handed a three year prison sentence in 2012 for allegedly instigating clashes beween police and protesters, whilst already serving a three-month sent...

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  • Nevada sees increase in students earning passing AP exam scores
Nevada sees increase in students earning passing AP exam scores

Two Virginia school divisions - Loudoun County and Radford - earned spots on the College Board's AP honor roll by increasing the percentage of students earning scores of three or higher while also expanding access to AP courses for minority students.

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  • 18 injured after reports of ferry explosion in Mexico, local officials say
18 injured after reports of ferry explosion in Mexico, local officials say

The municipal government said victims sustained minor cuts and were treated at a local hospital. According to the Associated Press , the explosion left a gaping hole in its starboard. . Local media say at the time of the explosion the dock was packed with tourists getting on and leaving ferry. Authorities are still investigating the cause of t...

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  • Mike Pence agreed to secret meeting with North Koreans before last-minute cancellation
Mike Pence agreed to secret meeting with North Koreans before last-minute cancellation

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have eased since previous year resulting in inter-Korean talks and the North sending a high-level delegation led by Kim Yo-jong, the sister of leader Kim Jong-un, and athletes to the Winter Olympics . "The President made a decision that if they wanted to talk, we would deliver our uncompromising message", Mr Ayer...

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  • Trump Drags Sessions Into His Meltdown Over Russian Meddling
Trump Drags Sessions Into His Meltdown Over Russian Meddling

Trump tweeted Wednesday . "Why didn't Obama do something about the meddling?" He said: "Why aren't Dem crimes under investigation?" Trump tweeted last May. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that Trump has been "extremely tough on Russian Federation", pointing to a boost in US military spending, energy exports to ...

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  • Funerals: Grieving Teens, Raw Emotions After School Shooting
Funerals: Grieving Teens, Raw Emotions After School Shooting

The Leon County school superintendent allowed students to leave class to take part in an anti-gun rally outside the Capitol. In a follow-up statement on Wednesday, Gray said the original letter was created to let parents know that the walkout next month was planned by an outside group with no connection to the school.

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  • 19 people injured in bomb explosion
19 people injured in bomb explosion

Among the injured were 7 Army personnel and 5 Air Force personnel. There were frequent bomb explosions on public transportation during the country's long civil war , but Brig Atapattu said there was no evidence of terrorist involvement. Initial investigations conducted by police have revealed that the fire that engulfed a bus at Kahagolla in Diy...

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  • Sanders says Trump wasn't blaming Florida shooting on FBI Russia investigation
Sanders says Trump wasn't blaming Florida shooting on FBI Russia investigation

U.S. President Donald trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama that he is not prevented Russian intervention in the elections in 2016. In a rapid-fire series of tweets from his Palm Beach estate, the president unloaded over the Russia investigation, days after an indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians w...

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  • NWS: Yellow River in Knox reaches major flood stage
NWS: Yellow River in Knox reaches major flood stage

Major flood stage for the Yellow River is 14 feet and the river is expected to crest at 15.1 feet at 7 p.m. Saturday, according to the NWS. With that being said, flooding concerns will still be full force as lots of local rivers will be getting close to or starting to crest.

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  • USA govt.: N.Korea cancelled meeting with Pence
USA govt.: N.Korea cancelled meeting with Pence

A Trump administration official said the US had expected the meeting to occur February 10, the last day of Pence's three-day visit to the Olympic Games . During a five-day trip to Japan and South Korea on his way to the Pyeongchang Games, Pence repeatedly floated the idea of meeting with North Korean officials, only to pass up several opportunitie...

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  • Republican Leaders Ask Courts To Stop Implementation Of Pa. Congressional Map
Republican Leaders Ask Courts To Stop Implementation Of Pa. Congressional Map

Republican Reps. Keith Rothfus in the southwest part of the state and Scott Perry in southern Pennsylvania were given less Republican-leaning districts and could face more competitive races. Republicans in the Pennsylvania state legislature have asked the U.S. Supreme Court for an emergency stay, while another challenge is planned for federal cou...

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  • Mueller Looking At Whether Manafort Promised Lender A White House Gig
Mueller Looking At Whether Manafort Promised Lender A White House Gig

Federal Savings is headquartered in Chicago's Fulton Market District at 300 N. Elizabeth St. U.S. investigators now say that Manafort used "doctored profit and loss statements" to secure loans from The Federal Savings Bank. NBC News, citing two sources, said that federal investigators are investigating a possible "quid pro quo" deal between Manafor...

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  • Latvia improves in corruption perception rankings
Latvia improves in corruption perception rankings

In the 2016 rankings released last year Latvia was in the 44th place in the Anti-Corruption Index, in the 2017 rankings this year it was in joint 40th place along with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and just ahead of Cyprus. For the first time, Transparency International examined the relationship between corruption levels and the degree of fr...

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  • Senate Passes Budget Bill That Cuts 2 Percent From State Agencies
Senate Passes Budget Bill That Cuts 2 Percent From State Agencies

The state Senate must still approve the change before the bill goes to Gov. Eric Holcomb, who plans to sign it. "It's been a long time coming, but I'm hoping his is the year we actually see something happen that helps to both modernize our regulatory environment and by that modernize our grid to the benefit of all the rate payers", said Sen.

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  • Lindsey Vonn's emotional day; USA men's hockey suffers setback
Lindsey Vonn's emotional day; USA men's hockey suffers setback

Sofia Goggia shed the chaotic "crazy horse" of her reputation and embraced her inner Samurai to give Italy its first women's Olympic downhill champion on Wednesday. "I wanted desperately to win for him today", she said. "I'm proud to have competed for my country and given it my all". Vonn lost nothing in defeat, though a career haul of three Ol...

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  • Peru bus plunges off highway killing dozens
Peru bus plunges off highway killing dozens

But the numbers don't match as the number of dead and injured is more than the passenger list. It was also not known if the driver was among them. Air Force helicopters are helping rescue survivors. The cause of the accident remains unknown, however Jacqueline Choque, head of the Office of National Defence and Civil Defence of the Regional Governme...

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  • British Columbia takes aim at housing speculation
British Columbia takes aim at housing speculation

Liberal jobs critic Jas Johal said he wants a budget that respects taxpayers. Jock Finlayson , chief policy officer at the Business Council of British Columbia , called the $500 million of revenue to be generated from new housing tax announcements "significant", noting the funds will likely go toward housing affordability initiatives, and towar...

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  • McCrory & Thompson: Reflecting on the Passing of Billy Graham at 99
McCrory & Thompson: Reflecting on the Passing of Billy Graham at 99

A very special man. We send out deepest condolences to the Graham family. He and his supporters held massive gatherings - called the Billy Graham Crusades . He blessed their inaugurations, dedicated their libraries and presided over their funerals . Former President Barack Obama wrote on Wednesday that Graham "gave hope and guidance to ge...

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  • United States envoys want United Nations to back Trump's Mideast peace plan: diplomats
United States envoys want United Nations to back Trump's Mideast peace plan: diplomats

While the issue of Israel has frequently caused divisions between the U.S. and other United Nations members, the rift has become particularly wide since Trump announced the embassy move in December 2017. In his response to Abbas speech, the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, described a history of peace talks that often ended ab...

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  • Stepmother of Missing 5-Year-Old Kansas Boy Arrested
Stepmother of Missing 5-Year-Old Kansas Boy Arrested

Saturday to report five-year-old Lucas Hernandez was lost in southeast Wichita . He said the best thing people can do is submit tips by calling (316) 383-4661. 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.

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  • Facebook ads boss in fake news Twitter storm
Facebook ads boss in fake news Twitter storm

Three cheers for the Russian trolls, who meddled in the USA election, for giving a huge boost to the reputation of the embattled Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is Target No. President Donald Trump used one of his favorite tactics to attempt to shift focus away from his campaign and administration: blame the Democrats.

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  • Winter Weather Advisory Issued
Winter Weather Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Allegany, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from 1 a.m.to 4 p.m. Thursday. One to two inches of snow and ice are expected to accumulate. A light and variable wind will become east northeast around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon.

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  • Donald Trump pushes for ban on rapid-fire gun 'bump stocks'
Donald Trump pushes for ban on rapid-fire gun 'bump stocks'

Students have turned activists in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School atrocity and have led calls for stricter gun controls in the country where school shootings have become routine. If President Donald Trump is truly serious about his vow to come up with "solutions" to gun violence, he has a golden chance to show it this week. "We can d...

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