• Trump proposes arming teachers to stop school shootings
Trump proposes arming teachers to stop school shootings

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he hopes "Congress is in a mood to finally" act on regulation impacting the purchase of firearms, saying he will push to require comprehensive background checks with emphasis on mental health. The NRA has said publicly it opposes further age restrictions on firearm purchases but agrees with Mr. Trump's c...

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  • South Africa's Ramaphosa to screen officials' lifestyles as he picks government
South Africa's Ramaphosa to screen officials' lifestyles as he picks government

The South African president has been Obamaesque during his appearances in Parliament - serious and determined, yet personable and warm. Such a drastic move would not damage the country's agriculture or economy , the South African president promised.

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  • Parkland shooting survivor slams right-wing conspiracy theorists attempting to smear him
Parkland shooting survivor slams right-wing conspiracy theorists attempting to smear him

The soaring popularity of a discounted, right-wing conspiracy theory that claims last week's Florida school shooting was an Federal Bureau of Investigation plot was underscored Wednesday when YouTube's top trending video featured a segment on the baseless allegations.

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  • School walkouts go Nationwide as students push for gun control
School walkouts go Nationwide as students push for gun control

USA homicide rate is 30 times higher than of other developing nations. The NRA would have us believe there are only two sides: guns or no guns. "It's just not logical and it should never happen". That's not going to be easy. Numerous teenagers, who saw their friends killed in the corridors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, wan...

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  • Minneapolis Students Walkout, March For Gun Control
Minneapolis Students Walkout, March For Gun Control

Charles, where from 150 to 200 students from St. Charles East High School and 27 from St. Charles North left their buildings for 17 minutes, one minute for every person killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, said Carol Smith, spokeswoman for School District 303.

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  • Man Arrested in Shooting of USPS Truck Driver in Dallas
Man Arrested in Shooting of USPS Truck Driver in Dallas

Magistrate judge Thursday. At one point, while passing beneath the Margaret McDermott Bridge, Ferrell tried to drive past a USPS truck, drove by Tony Mosby. The two said they had met up with Ferrell and another person for dinner at a Dallas restaurant before drinking alcohol together at a pool hall. Authorities say two witnesses came forward We...

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  • Watch CNN's Scripted Anti-Gun Town Hall Go Completely Off The Rails
Watch CNN's Scripted Anti-Gun Town Hall Go Completely Off The Rails

According to the Center for Responsive Politics , Rubio has accepted more than $3,303,335 from the NRA throughout his political career. California legislators are already using the Florida shooting as a justification to expand the bill to add employers, co-workers, high school and college staff, and mental health workers to the list of...

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  • Marion Marechal-Le Pen: 'France Is No Longer Free'
Marion Marechal-Le Pen: 'France Is No Longer Free'

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen portrayed herself as a disciple of President Trump as the former rising star of the French far-right marked her return to the political arena with attacks on the European Union and Islam. Marion Le Pen told crowds at CPAC that French conservatives could learn from President Trump's electoral upset. "The last two years have ...

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  • Pakistan added to FATF grey-list
Pakistan added to FATF grey-list

The FATF session in Paris , which concludes on Friday, is being held to review proposals that include putting Pakistan back on a list of countries which have failed to prevent terrorist financing. On the same day as Asif's tweet, The Wall Street Journal had named China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia as the "friends" who had come forward to rescue Paki...

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  • Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea ahead of Olympics closing ceremony
Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea ahead of Olympics closing ceremony

Ivanka Trump and other officials in the USA delegation are scheduled to attend a dinner hosted by South Korean President Moon Jae In at the presidential office in Seoul later Friday. For now, there are no signs that Ivanka Trump will meet Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, who is to attend th...

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  • Maldives' Embattled Govt Accuses India of 'Distorting Facts' About Emergency
Maldives' Embattled Govt Accuses India of 'Distorting Facts' About Emergency

However, the opposition leaders boycotted the session and called the extension illegal and unconstitutional. The approved resolution on the state of emergency reinstated some of the Articles of the Constitution which were initially suspended when the president declared the emergency on February 5.

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  • McMaster could leave WH after months of tension with Trump
McMaster could leave WH after months of tension with Trump

Folks in our area also know General McMaster from his stint as the commander of Fort Benning. The task of easing McMaster out of his role as national security adviser presents a unique challenge for the White House. "Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company!" Officials could not yet confirm what job McMaster m...

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  • Sharad Pawar criticises PM Modi, praises Rahul Gandhi
Sharad Pawar criticises PM Modi, praises Rahul Gandhi

They said to say that only non-Marathi migrants living in five districts of Vidarbha supported the demand while the five districts of erstwhile Berar (or Varhad) were never interested in the cause, was nothing but a wily Pawar's ploy to divide the people of Vidarbha on non-existing linguistic sentiment.

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  • Egyptian Police Catch Five-Year-Old Falling from Third Floor Apartment
Egyptian Police Catch Five-Year-Old Falling from Third Floor Apartment

In a split second, the child comes crashing to the ground, knocking the officer off his feet. While one cop was seen opening a carpet to break the fall, the other cop is seen extending his arms to catch the boy. The force of the boy falling was enough to knock over the officer. Fortunately for Ammar, well-coordinated police officer Kameel Fathy G...

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  • Local educators, security experts react to Trump's idea to arm teachers
Local educators, security experts react to Trump's idea to arm teachers

The youngest of Trump's five children, 11-year-old Barron, attends a private school in Potomac, Maryland. Our students need more books, art and music programs, nurses and school counselors; they do not need more guns in their classrooms.

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  • Wayne LaPierre: The Democratic Party Is 'Infested With Saboteurs' Who Hate America
Wayne LaPierre: The Democratic Party Is 'Infested With Saboteurs' Who Hate America

He speaks at CPAC Friday. Wayne LaPierre said "opportunists" were using the 14 February tragedy to expand gun control and abolish USA gun rights. Police say Cruz used an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. Mr Trump also said he was open to looking at age limits, among other measures, and lamented the closure of many mental institutions that hel...

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  • Pence: 'America Stands up to Murderous Dictatorships' Like North Korea
Pence: 'America Stands up to Murderous Dictatorships' Like North Korea

It's also the first time South Korea has won two medals at the same time in the event. The White House said Donald Trump had asked his eldest daughter - who is also one of his top advisers - to travel to Pyeongchang to lead up a "high level delegation ".

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  • Schools threaten to punish students joining walkouts over gun control
Schools threaten to punish students joining walkouts over gun control

Lie-ins, walkouts, and protests in front of the White House were held over the past week. Despite the peaceful protests, administrators in Texas and Virginia warned students they could be suspended if they participated in a walkout. The superintendent also posted a copy of the letter on social media, the Houston Chronicle reported . "I love yo...

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  • The Daily Show's Michelle Wolf to host White House Correspondents' Dinner
The Daily Show's Michelle Wolf to host White House Correspondents' Dinner

She's a good pick: she's a great comedian with a sharp political edge that hasn't gotten dulled or diminished by either the (almost impossible to joke about) Trump administration or by the sheer surplus of unimaginative, overly similar political comedy out there today.

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  • Winter Olympics: What happened while you were sleeping
Winter Olympics: What happened while you were sleeping

And another medal for the Gisin household. "The best ever. It makes everything more lovely", Michelle Gisin said. They also gave her traditional Korean fashion accessories and gloves. As long as she keeps training hard and scoring well, we could see her representing the United States in four years. Switzerland's Alpine combined gold medal...

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  • Hundreds of Filipino workers leave Kuwait amid diplomatic row
Hundreds of Filipino workers leave Kuwait amid diplomatic row

Kuwait's ruling emir has reportedly invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to his country to resolve tensions after a Filipina maid was found dead in a freezer. The amnesty program was supposed to end today, February 22, if not for the two-month extension or until April 22. Sen. Joel Villanueva, chair of the committee on labor, employment ...

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  • Police officer dies after fans clash before Athletic Bilbao-Spartak Moscow tie
Police officer dies after fans clash before Athletic Bilbao-Spartak Moscow tie

There were conflicting reports about what caused his death, with some saying he was taken ill during the confrontations and other reports suggesting he was hit by an object during the fighting. A police officer has died in angry clashes between rival supporters in Bilbao ahead of a Europa League match. It was feared that Russian Ultras had ...

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  • Internet hoax claims Florida shooting survivors are 'crisis actors'
Internet hoax claims Florida shooting survivors are 'crisis actors'

YouTube has not responded to our request for comment , but in statements to other news outlets, the company said it removed the video as soon as it became aware of it, and that it is "working to improve our systems moving forward".

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  • Winter Olympics: David Wise defends men's ski halfpipe title
Winter Olympics: David Wise defends men's ski halfpipe title

With only one chance to put himself on the podium Wise was ideal. Fellow American Alex Ferreira, who led after the first two runs, was unable to leap over Wise with this third run, but won silver with a score of 96.40. Porteous didn't even bother trying on Run 3, cruising through the halfpipe without a trick and waiting at the bottom for the othe...

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  • Haiti suspends Oxfam operations
Haiti suspends Oxfam operations

Fleurant said a decision about when or if Oxfam will resume operations in Haiti will be made in about two months. Oxfam's Chief Executive Mark Goldring on Tuesday apologised over sexual abuse of Haiti quake victims by the charity's staffers.

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