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People Immigration Agency Removes 'Nation of Immigrants' from Its Mission Statement
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Director L. Francis Cissna wrote in a email to staff members that USCIS exists to help the "American people", not immigrants and us citizens wanting to sponsor them, according to The Intercept . Cissna has directed the agency's employees to end the use of that term. Of course, under the old statement, the agency sought to ensure the " integrity of the immigration system", which has myriad features designed for the nation's safety.

People The United States Just Stunned Canada In Men's Curling
Author: 0 The United States Just Stunned Canada In Men's Curling

But Shuster left that team to form a new one he would serve as skip, the player who makes the biggest strategic decisions and throws the last and most important stones. Canada's Kevin Koe will have to settle for a chance at winning a bronze medal in men's curling at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Sweden scored three points in the first end, but the US chipped away at the deficit and tied the game 5-5 after seven ends.

People Teachers must be for gun control now
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Stating clearly that he did not want all teachers to have guns, Trump said teachers with firearms experience should be able to have concealed weapons. "To get this done we do need defense but we also need offensive capability". Trump claimed his proposal to arm teachers, which has been strongly criticized by United States teachers' unions, was drawing support.

People Trump not satisfied with progress in Pak: White House
Author: 0 Trump not satisfied with progress in Pak: White House

Using the hashtag #ArmMeWith , teachers are proposing other resources they would rather be armed with, such as more funding, additional school counselors and smaller class sizes. Trump also promoted the idea of increasing the age limit of those who can purchase semi-automatic rifles from age 18 to age 21 as well as looking at the possibility of committing people like the Florida shooter to mental institutions.

People US captures first Olympic gold medal in women's cross-country skiinig
Author: 0 US captures first Olympic gold medal in women's cross-country skiinig

Mikaela Shiffrin reacts after winning silver in the women's combined at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea , Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 . All the same, what Shiffrin learned here is key. Sharyn Alfonsi: You must be fun through the airport security line. This was Vonn's mantra. Her last podium finish in a World Cup combined event - races that aren't contested as regularly on the elite global tour - was in 2015.

People Groups offer options for parents during teacher walk-out in West Virginia
Author: 0 Groups offer options for parents during teacher walk-out in West Virginia

Sonya Ashby, a library media specialist at Lubeck Elementary in Wood County, shows off her sign at the West Virginia State Capitol on the second day of the teacher walkout in Charleston, W.V., on Friday, Feb. West Virginia employs almost 20,000 classroom teachers in its public schools and has more than 277,000 students enrolled, according to Alyssa Keedy of the West Virginia Department of Education.

People Macron says has hopeful of getting United Nations resolution on Syria truce
Author: 0 Macron says has hopeful of getting United Nations resolution on Syria truce

The vote is set to take place on Friday. "They [Security Council members] changed some of the language". Chancellor Angela Merkel told German parliament that Iran and Russian Federation had "a particular responsibility" as they are both supporting Syria's government forces which she said are "not fighting against terrorists, but against its own people ".

People Sweden, US to compete for gold in PyeongChang Games men's curling
Author: 0 Sweden, US to compete for gold in PyeongChang Games men's curling

The last time Team USA claimed gold in hockey also happened to be the first year for women's ice hockey in the Olympics . Marie-Philip Poulin and Haley Irwin each scored goals for Canada . The Americans and Canadians played three blank ends in a long, defensive match at Gangneung Curling Centre before the United States took the lead to deny its northern neighbor the chance at another gold.

People Why are plastic straws so bad for the environment?
Author: 0 Why are plastic straws so bad for the environment?

The petition states: "Over 550m plastic straws are used every day in the US & UK". Straws are the beginning; stirrers and ubiquitous single-use plastic water bottle also do harm to our oceans. He has also recently been pictured holding a disposable coffee cup in a bid to burnish his - and by extension the Tories' - environmental credentials.

People Mueller charges lawyer Alex Van Der Zwaan in US election investigation
Author: 0 Mueller charges lawyer Alex Van Der Zwaan in US election investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors have filed a new charge against a lawyer they say lied to federal investigators in the Russian Federation probe. On Friday, The New York Times reported that Gates is expected to change his plea from "not guilty" to "guilty". Gates pleaded guilty Friday to charges that he conspired to defraud the United States by hiding the money he and Manafort earned working in Ukraine.

People Turnbull jets off to meet US President Donald Trump at White House
Author: 0 Turnbull jets off to meet US President Donald Trump at White House

But there will be no discussion about gun control following the latest United States school shooting, or the Obama-era refugee swap deal that angered Mr Trump when he spoke to Mr Turnbull in 2017. The White House had not yet provided a formal statement on their discussions that would provide insight their conversation on the refugees as of close of business.

People Police say no threat after Halifax high school placed on lockdown
Author: 0 Police say no threat after Halifax high school placed on lockdown

LPD said there is not an ongoing threat to Lincoln Northeast High School or any other school in Lincoln. CCSD Police also said that the student did not have access to weapons. Melissa Carr sent an audio message to parents Friday morning, saying that administrators received word of social media threats circulating online Thursday night.

People Somalia: Three killed in auto bombings, gun attack in Mogadishu
Author: 0 Somalia: Three killed in auto bombings, gun attack in Mogadishu

Police said the first vehicle bomb went off after suspected militants breached a checkpoint near the president's residence by shooting at security personnel at the checkpoint. Only a few attacks since 9-11 have killed more people. The United States military for the second straight day is announcing a drone strike that killed al-Shabab extremists in Somalia.

People YouTube removes video that fuels Parkland shooting conspiracy theory
Author: 0 YouTube removes video that fuels Parkland shooting conspiracy theory

Others have merely wept with grief while telling their stories again and again. Just days after watching their classmates die, survivors of the Florida school shooting came under a different kind of assault, this time from online trolls who threatened the students as they seek tighter gun laws.

People 'Good for Britain' if I was prime minister: EU's Jean Claude Juncker
Author: 0 'Good for Britain' if I was prime minister: EU's Jean Claude Juncker

In an invitational letter to EU leaders, European Council President Donald Tusk said: "In October a year ago, we agreed to conduct a debate about our priorities, so that the European Commission can receive political guidance from the European Council, before coming up with its proposals".

People Chelsea's Batshuayi subjected to alleged racist abuse
Author: 0 Chelsea's Batshuayi subjected to alleged racist abuse

Borussia Dortmund officials quickly condemned the racist chants, saying they fully believed their player's accusation. The Gunners broke their club transfer record to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng from the German side during the January transfer window, and Stoger is hoping that the two clubs will not meet in the next round of the Europa League .

People White House on lock down after driver rams security barrier
Author: 0 White House on lock down after driver rams security barrier

No further information was immediately available. A reporter for the local Fox channel affiliate tweeted that a witness had reported seeing officers pull a woman out of the vehicle's window at gunpoint. There were no shots fired in Friday's proceedings, the Secret Service said. The White House is on lockdown. No law enforcement personnel were injured, the agency said, though traffic was diverted from the area.

People Moscow Asks UN to Convene Meeting to Discuss Eastern Ghouta Situation
Author: 0 Moscow Asks UN to Convene Meeting to Discuss Eastern Ghouta Situation

Warplanes have pounded the last rebel enclave near Syria's capital for a fifth day running as the UN Security Council considered demanding a 30-day ceasefire . Mr. Guterres expressed support for a Swedish and Kuwaiti push for the 15-member council to demand a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. The hospital in Douma, the largest town in Eastern Ghouta , is still functioning but the influx of wounded is such that doctors and nurses can not save everyone.

People Michael Porter Jr. cleared to play, team confirms
Author: 0 Michael Porter Jr. cleared to play, team confirms

Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr . has been cleared to resume basketball activities, according to multiple reports. "If he's healthy enough to practice and go through it - bang up and down, run the floor, block out, fall down, take a charge, all of those things - then I'll decide between the doctor's and trainers", Martin said.

People NRA's Wayne LaPierre delivers remarks at CPAC
Author: 0 NRA's Wayne LaPierre delivers remarks at CPAC

Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren and other high-profile Democrats, whom he accused of backing European style socialism as well creating new victimized groups and hurling insults at conservatives. LaPierre's speech comes just a day after Florida Republican Sen. But this week he's expressed support for policies the NRA opposes , including raising the age limit to purchase weapons like the AR-15.

People Argentina: arrests after cocaine seized at Russian embassy
Author: 0 Argentina: arrests after cocaine seized at Russian embassy

POLICE have seized almost 400kg of cocaine from the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires and arrested several members of a drug trafficking gang, Argentina's security minister said. "The drugs never traveled to Russian Federation - only the flour", Bullrich said. The Argentines monitored the progress of the flour throughout its journey, and two Russian men were arrested picking up the bags.

People Winter weather all day Thursday
Author: 0 Winter weather all day Thursday

In a bit of good news, temperatures will stay above freezing with highs reaching mid 40s. Freezing drizzle is expected across all but southeastern parts of the state Thursday , the National Weather Service reports. Tomorrow mostly cloudy with highs in the 40s. Areas to the south and east, like Stevens Point, Shawano, and Wautoma will see less snow and more of a wintry mix.

People Myanmar bulldozed scores of Rohingya villages, says human rights group
Author: 0 Myanmar bulldozed scores of Rohingya villages, says human rights group

There are many other Rohingya refugees who had resettled in Bangladesh before a recent wave of state-sponsored violence started in neighboring Myanmar in August previous year. "They have assured us they would resettle the Rohingya ", Kumar Banik said, referring to Myanmar officials. "In fact, speaking out is becoming more risky", Shetty said.

People The Rev. Billy Graham's Casket Will 'Lie In Honor' At The Capitol
Author: 0 The Rev. Billy Graham's Casket Will 'Lie In Honor' At The Capitol

Billy Graham , selecting him to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next Wednesday and Thursday. A ceremony featuring congressional leaders was being prepared, Ryan said. His coffin, a plain, pine casket, was built by inmates at the Louisiana state prison. A giant tent is under construction at the Billy Graham Library to hold 2,300 invited guests for the private funeral service next Friday, including President Trump and every living former US president.

People Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Until 8 PM Friday For Flagstaff
Author: 0 Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Until 8 PM Friday For Flagstaff

Thursday - Snow showers likely. High near 28. Northeast wind around 5 miles per hour. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze are possible. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Temperatures may drop into the low 30s and high 20s. Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. The National Weather Service says the cold front will move into Coconino County from the west starting around midnight, bringing wind gusts above 30 miles per hour.

People Five-day death toll in Syria rebel enclave tops 400: Monitor
Author: 0 Five-day death toll in Syria rebel enclave tops 400: Monitor

The letter, sent while the French president and the German chancellor were at an European Union summit in Brussels, asked Russian Federation to support the draft resolution calling for a 30-day truce, mainly to allow aid to reach besieged eastern Ghouta and allow evacuations.

People Turkish forces shell convoy entering Afrin
Author: 0 Turkish forces shell convoy entering Afrin

Nurettin Canikli has previously dismissed reports of harmed civilians as false. The Turkish army struck a convoy entering Syria's Kurdish-held Afrin region, which Ankara said carried fighters and weapons but Kurdish forces said was made up of civilians entering with food and medicine.

People More Bombs Hit Syria Ahead Of UN Vote
Author: 0 More Bombs Hit Syria Ahead Of UN Vote

Syria's military claims it is trying to free the enclave of "terrorists", but it has also been accused of targeting civilians. Syrian state TV had on Thursday night said a convoy carrying aid and heading toward Afrin has been targeted by Turkish artillery, inflicting casualties.

People Suspected serial killer targeting Toronto gay community now faces six murder charges
Author: 0 Suspected serial killer targeting Toronto gay community now faces six murder charges

February 8, 2018 - Police say they've recovered the remains of six people from planters at a house where McArthur worked as a landscaper, and say they expect to lay more charges. area. Navaratnam's disappearance was originally investigated as part of Project Houston, a police task force looking for him and two other men who went missing between 2010 and 2012: Kayhan, and Abdulbasir Faizi, 42.

People U.S. to open Jerusalem embassy in May, official says
Author: 0 U.S. to open Jerusalem embassy in May, official says

The United States plans to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on May 14, Steven Goldstein, undersecretary of State for public diplomacy said Friday. US Vice-President Mike Pence in late January said the controversial embassy would open in 2019. And Tillerson had said it could take years. Phase two of the plan will include a search for a secure location to build a new embassy, said another official, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity.

People Missouri Gov. Greitens Indicted on Felony Invasion of Privacy Charge
Author: 0 Missouri Gov. Greitens Indicted on Felony Invasion of Privacy Charge

Greitens' lawyer, Ed Dowd, tells Columbia television station KMIZ that his client is "absolutely innocent" and will file a motion to dismiss the felony charge. In a statement released Thursday after Greitens was indicted, Walsh, the interim Senate Minority Leader, did not say whether she thought the governor should resign.

People Friday weather: Increasing clouds, chance of snow after 4 pm
Author: 0 Friday weather: Increasing clouds, chance of snow after 4 pm

Little or no snow and sleet accumulation is expected. Saturday: Showers, mainly before 4pm. Winds could gust as high as 18 miles per hour. East southeast wind 3 to 6 miles per hour. PUEBLO: Low - 15, High - 43. West northwest wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. Patchy blowing snow after 11am. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 55.

People Freewheeling Trump at CPAC touts armed teacher proposal
Author: 0 Freewheeling Trump at CPAC touts armed teacher proposal

The crowd is responding with chants of "Lock her up!" Trump tells those gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference that if the Democrats win seats in 2018 they will "repeal your tax cuts" and "take away your Second Amendment", which he says, "we will never allow to happen".