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Shooting suspect knew guns 'inside and out' Shooting suspect knew guns 'inside and out'
- February 21, 2018

Instead of waiting on another horrific massacre to occur, we all must join in and demand for change. A woman has said she gave her nieces a doorstop in the wake of deadly United States school shootings. "No, GUN VIOLENCE is a public health crisis + Spano blocked HB 219 banning assault weapons in his committee for 2 yrs", said Smith. "The majority of the people in the country are for that", he said. (more...)
Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze in Possibly Final Olympic Race Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze in Possibly Final Olympic Race
- February 21, 2018

Goggia finished in a time of 1 minute, 39.22 seconds to hold off Mowinckel by 0.09 seconds. - The United States has won its first Olympic gold medal in women's cross-country skiing , and Norwegian skier Marit Bjoergen has become the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time by taking bronze at the Pyeongchang Games. (more...)
School shooting met with another round of calls for gun controls
- February 21, 2018

If we want to "Make America Great Again" let's start with easing the growing concern that our children might end their school day either in body bags or seriously wounded in ambulances. The rally was organized by three grassroots organizations made up of local volunteers. In 1791, the most modern gun available was a muzzle loader. (more...)
US Attorney General Creates Task Force to Study Cyberthreats US Attorney General Creates Task Force to Study Cyberthreats
- February 21, 2018

The Justice Department will have until the end of June to report its findings, according to a memorandum Sessions signed on Friday but released on Tuesday. Mr. Session's memo to department heads was issued the same day the Justice Department unsealed criminal charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies accused of using social media and other means to meddle in the 2016 US presidential race. (more...)
NZ ranked least corrupt in the world NZ ranked least corrupt in the world
- February 21, 2018

While New Zealand was ranked in the top spot, its score has dropped compared to previous years. The country also ranked lower in 2017, placing 111th among 180 countries surveyed. Somalia is in the bottom of the ranking with its 9 points, falling behind war-torn Syria and South Sudan, which got 14 and 12 points respectively. The best performing region was Western Europe, with an average score of 66. (more...)
Nabeel Rajab sentenced to additional 5 years in prison Nabeel Rajab sentenced to additional 5 years in prison
- February 21, 2018

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 sentence for tweets against the government. Authorities released him provisionally on humanitarian grounds on July 13, 2015, but re-arrested him on June 13, 2016, for criticism in television interviews of the Bahraini authorities' refusal to allow journalists and rights groups into the country. (more...)
UK Government loses latest court case on reducing air pollution UK Government loses latest court case on reducing air pollution
- February 21, 2018

Environmental campaign group ClientEarth went to court claiming a failure to address nitrogen dioxide levels in towns and cities which break European Union law. The charity wants a declaration that current plans to improve air quality are "unlawful" because they do not bring nitrogen dioxide levels within legal limits in the "shortest possible time". (more...)
United States Most Influential Evangelist Billy Graham Dies at 99 United States Most Influential Evangelist Billy Graham Dies at 99
- February 21, 2018

But I don't know. Evangelist Billy Graham at a crusade in 1959, two years after his marathon crusade in NY made him the nation's foremost evangelist. He founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 1950 and also played a huge role in the Civil Rights movement. "Reverend Graham meant so much to us because he was so humble, he was so modest". (more...)
Funerals held Friday for 2 victims of Parkland school shooting
- February 21, 2018

Ben Bennight, the 36-year-old YouTube video blogger from MS, noticed in September an alarming comment on a video he'd posted. Tears flowed and students hugged each other tightly. "No other information was included with that comment", Lasky said. A gun seller in Florida needs no license to sell guns in the state. He also had a long history of run-ins with law enforcement. (more...)
Abbas, at United Nations, calls for ME peace conference Abbas, at United Nations, calls for ME peace conference
- February 21, 2018

Abbas had angrily rejected a leading USA role in brokering peace talks after Trump's December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but in his United Nations speech he called for convening a peace conference in mid-2018 with "broad global participation" but one in which the "foremost" conveners were the five permanent members of the Security Council and the members of the Quartet, the four entities guiding Middle Eastern peacemaking. (more...)
Trump seeks DOJ investigations into Obama Admn Trump seeks DOJ investigations into Obama Admn
- February 21, 2018

In another tweet Saturday evening, Trump said it was "very sad that the Federal Bureau of Investigation missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter". Sanders, asked Tuesday if the president believes Russian Federation meddled in the election, gave the strongest acknowledgement yet from the White House . (more...)
Lawyer: Melania Trump's parents are permanent US residents Lawyer: Melania Trump's parents are permanent US residents
- February 21, 2018

And an immigration lawyer who spoke to the paper said they had likely used the chain migration process - whereby citizens can sponsor parents or siblings for legal residency - that Trump has condemned. "That would be the logical way to do it, the preferred way to do it and possibly the only way to do it under the facts that I know", Leopold said. She arrived in NY in 1996, but is alleged to have begun working as a model in the USA before obtaining the right visa that allowed her to do so ... (more...)
Cellphone case prompts lockdown at Florida high school; teen charged
- February 21, 2018

They crowded around the steps passing around a megaphone calling the mayor. Miami Beach Senior High school wants to be next in turning their grief into action. "As educators we can't support or advocate disruptions during the school day". "We will not discipline students for the act of protesting as long as the protest remains peaceful". (more...)
Irish PM calls for urgent restoration of Northern Ireland government Irish PM calls for urgent restoration of Northern Ireland government
- February 21, 2018

Britain has already moved towards governing the region directly for the first time in a decade, setting a budget late a year ago that runs until the end of March, and minister Karen Bradley also raised the prospect on Tuesday of cutting assembly members' pay if an executive can not be formed. (more...)
Family who took in Florida shooter didn't see warning signs Family who took in Florida shooter didn't see warning signs
- February 21, 2018

School leaders are equally obligated, they say, to protect others around them. When Cruz moved into their home they had to teach him basic needs, including how to cook, use the microwave, do laundry and pick up after himself, the Sneads said. (more...)
Lindsey Vonn Breaks Down Crying After Winning Bronze Medal at Winter Olympics Lindsey Vonn Breaks Down Crying After Winning Bronze Medal at Winter Olympics
- February 21, 2018

Ski & Snowboard Team's official website. "So I'm trying to accept that and deal with the emotions of that and enjoy the ride". "I may not be as vocal right now with my opinions, but that doesn't mean that they've won, you know?" Rather than striving for five gold medals, Shiffrin will likely be going for two. (more...)
Twitter responds to claims of lost followers, lockouts Twitter responds to claims of lost followers, lockouts
- February 21, 2018

But it wasn't clear if the company was purging more bot accounts days after Russian nationals were indicted for trying to influence the US election. Using the social listening tool CrowdTangle, which pulls directly from Twitter's API, CNET also looked at overnight follower activity, finding that many popular accounts lost numerous followers. (more...)
North Korea cancels meeting with Vice President
- February 21, 2018

Pence's guest for the Olympic Opening Ceremonies was Fred Warmbier , the father of Otto Warmbier , the US student who died in 2017 shortly after he was released from North Korean detention. He was accompanied by the father of student Otto Warmbier, who died shortly after returning to the USA after being imprisoned in North Korea for 15 months. (more...)
Significant Movers of Yesterday: Devon Energy Corporation (DVN), DTE Energy Company (DTE)
- February 21, 2018

In individual stocks, shares of LendingClub Corp (LC), Devon Energy ( DVN ) and pay-TV provider Dish Network Corp (DISH) slipped following their fourth-quarter earnings reports. Therefore 68% are positive. Devon Energy Corporation (DVN ) has shown a downward trend during time of recent session. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, July 21. (more...)
Attorney charged with lying in Russian Federation special counsel probe Attorney charged with lying in Russian Federation special counsel probe
- February 21, 2018

Van der Zwaan is accused of lying to investigators about his interactions with Gates during an interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation late past year, according to court papers. According to court papers attached to his plea agreement, the conversations, including some using encrypted applications, occurred in September 2016 and involved possible criminal charges being brought in Ukraine against a former Ukrainian official, Manafort and "Law Firm A", an apparent reference to ... (more...)
Prayer vigil for Parkland school shooting victims
- February 21, 2018

Over 200 students showed up outside American Heritage School in Plantation on Monday, holding signs and lining Broward Boulevard to show solidarity with those who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and hoping lawmakers hear their voices. (more...)
Maxine Waters defends Oprah to Trump: She's 'richer than you' Maxine Waters defends Oprah to Trump: She's 'richer than you'
- February 21, 2018

Oprah's inspirational speech at the Golden Globes in January, prompted calls for the star to run for president, with one hypothetical poll giving her an 11% lead over Trump . This comes after Oprah has repeatedly stated that she has no interest in running for president and has handled the tribulations of the Trump presidency with a quiet dignity. (more...)
Florida dominates TripAdvisor's 2018 'best beaches' in the country awards Florida dominates TripAdvisor's 2018 'best beaches' in the country awards
- February 21, 2018

Weymouth Beach, Weymouth, Dorset Weymouth Beach was crowned best in the United Kingdom by TripAdvisor past year 6. Driftwood Beach in the Jacksonville area was named among the best beaches in the USA based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches gathered during a 12-month period. (more...)
Orono schools are on lockdown following threats made over social media Orono schools are on lockdown following threats made over social media
- February 21, 2018

Schools in the Orono school district were locked down at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday on the advice of police. Police say they're taking the threat seriously and have requested assistance from Hennepin County and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
Cameroon knock Nigeria's Flamingoes out of U-17 Women's World Cup Cameroon knock Nigeria's Flamingoes out of U-17 Women's World Cup
- February 21, 2018

This year's tournament is to be staged in Uruguay in November. The only regret is that we lost several scoring opportunities against Cameroon in the first leg but we have put that behind us. After the equaliser, the Flamingoes went in search of the winning goal but Cameroonians held on to pick the World Cup ticket. Cameroon is joined by Ghana, South Africa, who secured their berth after a 6-1 aggregate win over Morocco on Saturday, as the three African teams at Uruguay 2018. (more...)

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