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People Rubio says banning semiautomatic rifles is 'well outside' mainstream
Author: 0 Rubio says banning semiautomatic rifles is 'well outside' mainstream

Fred Guttenberg , whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was one of the 17 killed on Valentine's Day, stood up and told Rubio his statements on the incident "and those of your president this week have been pathetically weak ". The senator rejected that idea, repeatedly saying the gun lobby buys into his agenda, not the other way around. The town hall was also attended by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel who asked lawmakers to give law enforcement "more power" to take guns away from ...

People Mother Of College Basketball Star Rips NCAA After Son Ruled Ineligible
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The NCAA has ruled him ineligible for competition because a January drug test showed the reappearance of a trace amount of a banned substance the organization had acknowledged he unknowingly ingested in 2016. He's put in an even more impressive performance this season, averaging 19.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game. From the time of his initial test until he at last was allowed to play last season, roughly four months passed .

People Winter Olympics: S. Korea target speed skating titles
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Short track skater Jong Kwang Bom, who is just 16, stumbled and fell at the start and was last in his 500-meter heat. Earlier, Switzerland inflicted a 7-5 loss on Canada in the men's bronze medal match. One person who signed the petition online said the skaters bought "embarrassment" to the country, another said it was a "disgrace". While Kim and Park were being interviewed after the race, Noh walked out of the arena and declined to answer questions.

People Trump to announce new North Korea sanctions
Author: 0 Trump to announce new North Korea sanctions

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin confirmed the sanctions covered virtually all the ships North Korea is using at this moment in time. Like his predecessors, Trump remains reluctant to go after Chinese financial entities aiding North Korea's prohibited nuclear and missile programs.

People At least 1 killed, 6 injured in Kabul blast near North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters
Author: 0 At least 1 killed, 6 injured in Kabul blast near North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters

At least seven people were wounded. A suicide bombing , occurred in Kabul's PD 9 in Shashdarak area on Saturday morning, left at least one person dead and six others wounded, confirmed the country's Ministry of Interior. The attack was against an NDS compound and near a police headquarters in the city, Helmand police spokesman Salaam Afghan said. The six wounded were transferred to a nearby hospital and two of them are in critical condition, Danish said.

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He added that the South Korean players could learn from the Norwegians and improve their individual capabilities. The night also saw ABC say farewell to Olympic counterprogramming The Bachelor Winter Games . We also witnessed snowboarding legend Shaun White capture his third career Olympic Gold medal, which was the hundreth overall for the United States in their Winter Olympic history.

People H-1B visa approval made tough by Donald Trump administration
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A significant number of American banking, travel and commercial services depend on on-site IT workers from India to get their job done. The H-1B programme offers temporary USA visas that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualified American workers .

People Watch it: HBO releases full trailer for 'Paterno'
Author: 0 Watch it: HBO releases full trailer for 'Paterno'

Two months after his firing, Paterno passed away from lung cancer. The trailer offers a longer look at Academy Award victor Al Pacino as Paterno , in a pretty good replication of the legendary coach's look and vocal inflection. The trailer begins with clips of Paterno remembering his college football legacy at Penn State before the reminiscence is cut short by one of his sons asking the cryptic question, "Dad, did you know about Jerry?" Paterno was sacked from the university in ...

People Kapil Sharma in another controversy, performed in Pakistan Super League at Dubai
Author: 0 Kapil Sharma in another controversy, performed in Pakistan Super League at Dubai

Celebrated Indian comedian Kapil Sharma performed for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai on the eve of the third edition of the cricket league. However, for reasons best known to him, he was caught up in a weird spot-fixing scandal which came to light in 2017. Big names in cricket from around world are ready to show their skills with the bat and ball in Dubai and Sharjah grounds.

People Odisha Minister's kin attacked ahead of bypoll
Author: 0 Odisha Minister's kin attacked ahead of bypoll

BJD alleges BJP hand in attack; BJP rubbishes charges. The miscreants then attacked and fired at them before fleeing the spot. Besides, 30 Inspectors and 150 Sub-Inspectors of Police would also be on duty, he said. About 2,21,144 voters were slated to exercise their franchise which would decide the fate of 13 candidates, including BJD's Rita Sahu, BJP's Ashok Panigrahi and Congress' Pranaya Sahu.

People Civilian martyred, three injured in Indian firing across LoC
Author: 0 Civilian martyred, three injured in Indian firing across LoC

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Foreign Office spokesman Dr. Mohammad Faisal, who is also Director General South Asia and SAARC, summoned the Indian envoy and registered Pakistan strong protest over the ceasefire violations.

People Iran considering development of own cryptocurrency
Author: 0 Iran considering development of own cryptocurrency

According to commentators while details remain patchy at this stage, if the report is accurate, the central bank's tone contrasts sharply with reports last November which said the cryptocurrencies were getting a warm reception in Iran .

People Husband charged over murder of online exhibitionist wife
Author: 0 Husband charged over murder of online exhibitionist wife

A warrant was obtained and Jeffrey West was arrested at his home Thursday morning. The partially-clothed body of Kathleen Dawn "Kat" West , 42, of Calera , was discovered lying in the road in front of her home just after 5 a.m. He said investigators spoke twice with Jeff West prior to his arrest Thursday. She had a private Instagram account with more than 50,000 followers that linked to a paid site featuring adult content and "naughty fun".

People Voting starts; It's BJP's Chouhan vs Cong's Scindia — Madhya Pradesh bypolls
Author: 0 Voting starts; It's BJP's Chouhan vs Cong's Scindia — Madhya Pradesh bypolls

Both the seats, which are part of Shivpuri and Ashoknagar respectively, fall into the bastion of Cong leader Jyotiraditya Scindia . Polling is now underway in Mungaoli and Kolaras - two key assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh where the bypoll has become a battle of prestige between the ruling BJP and the main opposition party Congress .

People Ivanka Trump presses for 'maximum pressure' on North
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The US president's daughter, who is an adviser in the White House, dined with the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, on Friday evening and will attend Olympic events and the closing ceremony. The big question is whether the presidential daughter will turn around, say hello and shake hands with Kim Yong-chol, behind her in the VIP box at Pyeongchang's Olympic Stadium, at the Closing Ceremony on Sunday.

People Geely becomes largest single shareholder of Daimler
Author: 0 Geely becomes largest single shareholder of Daimler

Sources at the time told Reuters that Geely had asked Daimler to issue new shares so that it could buy a stake, but the Germans turned down the offer saying they did not want to dilute existing shareholders. Geely has been building up its stake in the maker of Mercedes-Benz in recent weeks, with their holding now reaching almost 10%. It also owns the company that makes London's well-known black taxi cabs.

People Sen. Marco Rubio Changes Stance on High-Capacity Magazines After Florida School Shooting
Author: 0 Sen. Marco Rubio Changes Stance on High-Capacity Magazines After Florida School Shooting

Rick Scott declined to participate. This time, Rubio provided a direct answer by saying indeed a gun was responsible for Jamie's death and that he would support background checks and a ban on bump stocks . The crowd in Florida's largest Democratic-controlled county erupted in cheers when he said that, to achieve what they wanted, Congress would have to pass a comprehensive ban that "would literally ban every semi-automatic rifle that's sold in America".

People Brantford evacuation order remains in place for second day
Author: 0 Brantford evacuation order remains in place for second day

Meteorologist Allison Rogers says that the latest projection includes more rain that will fall Saturday . 59 feet: Much of state Route 52 is flooded from Cincinnati to New Richmond. Only minor flooding was occurring Thursday along the Maumee near Defiance and Waterville; at the latter, the river barely reached flood stage Thursday and was expected to retreat back to within its banks by Friday morning.

People UN reveals report on appalling abuses in South Sudan's civil war
Author: 0 UN reveals report on appalling abuses in South Sudan's civil war

Sana Endley, the wife of former South African National Defence Forces (SANDF) colonel, William Endley, 55, who was sentenced to death by hanging in a Juba court in South Sudan on Friday, broke down during a telephone call with the African News Agency (ANA) when asked for comment.

People Latest Twist in Russia Investigation Involves Unnamed Member of Congress
Author: 0 Latest Twist in Russia Investigation Involves Unnamed Member of Congress

Gates appeared at U.S. District Court in Washington on Friday to make the plea, one day after Mueller added new charges against him and Paul Manafort , a business associate and Trump's former campaign chairman. Prosecutors say Manafort orchestrated a group of former European politicians, called the "Hapsburg group", to pose as independent voices. " Paul Manafort , to do the same thing", Borger said.

People White House: Role of Kushner unaffected by security clearance
Author: 0 White House: Role of Kushner unaffected by security clearance

Trump said Friday that he would allow Kelly to make the final decision on Kushner's security clearance, despite it being within his power to let the senior adviser continue working without one. "The new policy announced by General Kelly will not affect Mr. Kushner's ability to continue to do the very important work he has been assigned by the president", Lowell said last week.

People Pakistan terror watch a win
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That it has been operationalised, thanks to intense US pressure, is an encouraging signal of Indo-US bonding. He said most of the concerns raised by the U.S. Pakistan reportedly lobbied Western countries for support; it even asked Russian Federation to stop its inclusion in the FATF watch list. Pakistan fears the move will widen the country's global isolation, damage its already emaciated economy, hurt its banking sector and hinder its access to worldwide markets as it prepares to repay ...

People Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge
Author: 0 Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge

He admitted to the affair on the night of January 10, shortly after he delivered the State of the State address to lawmakers. Gov. Eric Greitens has denied the claims . "I did not commit a crime", Greitens said in a statement , Reuters reported . But Democratic Rep. Alan Green of St. Louis County, chairman of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus, defended Gardner, nothing that it was an independent grand jury that "found probable cause to indict the governor".

People Trump doubles down on push to arm teachers with guns at CPAC
Author: 0 Trump doubles down on push to arm teachers with guns at CPAC

He also returned to an oft-used NRA slogan, one LaPierre invoked following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 20 students and six adults dead,"To stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun". Just minutes after LaPierre's speech, Emma Gonzalez - a prominent student-activist at Stoneman Douglas- tweeted her "Disgust" with LaPierre's remarks: "The Disgust I feel for the lies you're promoting with no consequences?" The gun rights group's chief ...

People Bitterly cold weather forecast for Tipperary over the next week
Author: 0 Bitterly cold weather forecast for Tipperary over the next week

Temperatures will drop over the weekend and be seven to 14 degrees below normal by Monday over England and Wales, not counting windy conditions that will make it feel even colder, AccuWeather reported . Mr Walker said, however, that widespread snow is not expected. "Saturday night will be dry with good clear spells and easterly winds will be light to moderate".

People Trump says armed school officer in Parkland didn't 'love the children'
Author: 0 Trump says armed school officer in Parkland didn't 'love the children'

Trump told reporters earlier on Friday that Peterson "certainly did a poor job" and was a "coward". "We're out here to show support to all the victims of the shooting in Florida, and all the other victims of school shootings and to show people that something needs to change", said Big Sky student Walker Winterburm.

People UK PM May To Give Vision For Future EU Relationship In Speech
Author: 0 UK PM May To Give Vision For Future EU Relationship In Speech

So a college graduate from, say, Romania, can pack a bag the day after graduation and go look for work anywhere else in the EU. May will finally unveil her vision for future European Union ties next week, London said, after she chaired an eight-hour cabinet meeting at her country retreat on Thursday to thrash out a plan.

People Donald Trump seeks DOJ investigations into Obama Administration
Author: 0 Donald Trump seeks DOJ investigations into Obama Administration

Trump has consistently argued that such an alleged interference happened during the term of a Democratic president and thus this needs to be investigated. Sanders replied by alluding to meetings Trump administration officials are purportedly having where they are "discussing this process". "Just last week, there was an incident that will be reported in the coming days in another way that this president was tough on Russian Federation".

People School Shooting Survivors Confront Politicians at Florida Town Hall
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But the town hall reflects the beginning of a larger, national round of political organizing that will seek to organize and mobilize a steadily rising wave of 18- to 24-year-old voters. "He shouldn't have been able to get a firearm". Alvarez said she doesn't know much about politics, but that she wants to see more security inside schools.

People Pockets of Freezing Rain Friday
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Northeast wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm in the afternoon. Thursday: Cloudy with a 30% chance of light snow or flurries in the afternoon south of Wausau. This morning's showers ended right on schedule right around lunchtime, and we've enjoyed a dry and mild afternoon with temperatures rising into the mid to upper 40s (8 to 9 degrees Celsius).

People German Shepherd shot three times protecting 16-year-old owner from burglars
Author: 0 German Shepherd shot three times protecting 16-year-old owner from burglars

Rex's instinct to protect Javier kicked in as soon as he heard a window shatter and odd noises at their home in Des Moines, Washington, US, on Wednesday. Rex is being treated at a local veterinary hospital and is expected to recover. "Our family can not let Rex the hero dog go without us fighting as hard as he did, to his very last bit of a strength while protecting my nephew", Cadena said.