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Want to raise age for gun purchases Want to raise age for gun purchases
- February 23, 2018

The mass shooting , one of the worst in modern USA history, prompted more than 100 students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland to rally to the state capitol on Wednesday, to urge action from lawmakers as students across the state walked out of classes in protest. (more...)
N Korea to send delegation for closing ceremony of Pyeongchang Games
- February 23, 2018

Ivanka had wanted to meet female defectors in their teens and 20s, according to a campaigner for human rights in the North. Thursday also saw U.S. Vice President Mike Pence criticize the media's coverage of Kim Yo Jong - the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un - during her attendance at the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang earlier in February. (more...)
NRA boss offers same solutions to school shootings as Donald Trump NRA boss offers same solutions to school shootings as Donald Trump
- February 23, 2018

In recent days, Trump has notably broken with the NRA in being open to raising the legal age to purchase certain firearms. "It should all be at 21", Trump said at an event at the White House. External Link Donald Trump tweet: History shows that a school shooting lasts, on average, 3 minutes. The American people, the teachers, don't want that. (more...)
Longhorns drop road game to Kansas State 58-48 Longhorns drop road game to Kansas State 58-48
- February 23, 2018

Needless to say, Kansas fans took to Twitter to celebrate - and to give a nice big thank you to Oklahoma State - following the the Cowboys' victory. Oklahoma State shot 52.2 percent overall and 11 of 22 from 3-point range against a Texas Tech team that ranks in the Top 10 nationally in field goal percentage defense and scoring defense. (more...)
Are video games to blame for violent shootings? Probably not, says experts Are video games to blame for violent shootings? Probably not, says experts
- February 23, 2018

Some have begun speaking out, saying that violent video games need to be considered as a possible contributor to these violent attacks. Trump also pointed to violence online and in video games as causes for gun violence, and anxious that young people who see violence in film, online, and in video games are being shaped by it. (more...)
Vonn leads, Shiffrin in mix after downhill leg of combined
- February 23, 2018

Gisin's victory, with a combined time of two minutes 20.90, almost a second ahead of pre-race favourite Shiffrin, completed a rare Olympic double for her family. Alpine Skiing - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Downhill - Jeongseon Alpine Centre - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 21, 2018 - Gold medallist Sofia Goggia of Italy celebrates her victory as she is flanked by silver medallist Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway and bronze medallist Lindsey Vonn of the USA ... (more...)
Edwards' career night propels Purdue past IL in home finale Edwards' career night propels Purdue past IL in home finale
- February 23, 2018

However, Black is not looking at this loss as a moral victory, given the way the Illini played against the Boilermakers. It was his fourth straight game scoring at least 20 points. "So that will go down as my best game in my playing career". The Boilermakers, who feature two seven-footers that are interchangeable, dominated the boards, winning the rebounding battle 33-20. (more...)
Beshear Reaches Settlement with Defective Airbag Maker Takata Beshear Reaches Settlement with Defective Airbag Maker Takata
- February 23, 2018

That's because they have agreed not to collect the settlement so victims of Takata's faulty air bags get larger settlements. At least 20 people died worldwide and hundreds more were injured as a result of the airbags, according to Takata. (more...)
Police officer dies as fans clash before Europa League game Police officer dies as fans clash before Europa League game
- February 23, 2018

Many fans were seen trying to run away from the trouble as fireworks exploded all around. A Russian hooligan wanted for savagely attacking an England fan during Euro 2016 in France was arrested on his way to the game in Bilbao on Thursday. (more...)
12-year-old girl arrested after school threats 12-year-old girl arrested after school threats
- February 23, 2018

The arrests of the four juveniles and one adult follow posts made on Snapchat threatening Corydon Central High School and are the latest in numerous similar threats in IN since the shooting last week at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. (more...)
Parkland High School Shooting Survivors Are Not 'Crisis Actors' Parkland High School Shooting Survivors Are Not 'Crisis Actors'
- February 23, 2018

On the right is David Hogg . Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's mascot is an eagle. After seeing his face appear, reappear and re-reappear, Hogg is having his identity called into question. "I love going to LA for the summer", he tweeted August 5, 2017. David is one of a number of teenage survivors who have appeared in the media passionately calling for action to prevent a repeat of the horror at other United States schools. (more...)
US president backs "arming teachers" in schools
- February 23, 2018

One of the ideas President Trump put forward was to give guns to teachers. "If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly ", Trump said . The US President has come under fire after suggesting that teachers should carry weapons to prevent another Florida-type shooting . Trump isn't the first person to suggest teachers carry concealed weapons. (more...)
New bag policy goes into effect at Cinemark movie theaters New bag policy goes into effect at Cinemark movie theaters
- February 23, 2018

Keep your bag in the vehicle if you're taking in a movie at one of the country's largest theater chains. She had missed it by a day. "I'll be mindful and just leave my bag in the auto ", said Lawson. With the exception of medical equipment and diaper bags, the maximum size that can be brought inside are 12 inches by 12 inches by six inches. "I can understand. (more...)
Widespread flooding in southern Wisconsin; freezing rain coming Thursday night Widespread flooding in southern Wisconsin; freezing rain coming Thursday night
- February 23, 2018

So be prepared for potential hazardous driving/slick conditions if you plan to be out this evening into the overnight hours. Wednesday got off to a cold start with wind chills falling below zero in some areas in the morning. along and north of a line from Mertzon, to Eden, to Brownwood. Lows under mostly cloudy skies will be in the 20s, according to NWS. Cloudy, with a low at 30. (more...)
Police officer dies in clashes ahead of Europa League game Police officer dies in clashes ahead of Europa League game
- February 23, 2018

Around 200 Spartak fans made the trip from Russian Federation and arrived early near the stadium. The fighting spread onto the streets near the stadium and police struggled to restore order. More than 500 police officers had been deployed for the high-risk return leg of the tie. Earlier Thursday, German police arrested a Russian suspected of seriously injuring a British soccer fan during the European Championship in France two years ago. (more...)
Texas State Sen. Found Guilty In Securities Fraud Scheme Texas State Sen. Found Guilty In Securities Fraud Scheme
- February 23, 2018

The jury found Uresti guilty on five counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, two counts of securities fraud, one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, one count of engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity, and one count of unregistered securities broker. (more...)
Le Pen niece to US conservatives: 'France first' for the French Le Pen niece to US conservatives: 'France first' for the French
- February 23, 2018

In a later comment that same month, Le Pen claimed that she wants to "unite the Right", from "Republicans to Identitarians". Marion Marechal-Le Pen, 28, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Maryland on February 22, 2018. (more...)
Should Teachers Be Armed In The Classroom? Locals React To The Idea Should Teachers Be Armed In The Classroom? Locals React To The Idea
- February 23, 2018

What our Association does oppose is arming teachers, education support professionals, and other school staff. Proposals like these would create more problems for first responders arriving at the scene of an armed confrontation, making it more hard to immediately distinguish a perpetrator from a school employee. (more...)
Cop saves child falling from third floor in Egypt Cop saves child falling from third floor in Egypt
- February 23, 2018

Security camera video catches the few moments after the officer, along with two colleagues, notices the boy dangling from the window overhead. Officers began scrambling to find something to catch the boy with before he fell, grabbing a carpet as the boy is falling. (more...)
Dutch parliament recognizes so-called Armenian genocide Dutch parliament recognizes so-called Armenian genocide
- February 23, 2018

The Dutch government can describe an event as "genocide" only upon a binding decision by the United Nations or an worldwide court, acting foreign minister told the Dutch Parliament Thursday. Dozens of countries have recognized the mass killings as genocide, including almost half of the member states of the European Union. "That is not the same thing as casting aspersions as Turkey has done towards the Netherlands", he said . (more...)
USA doesn't need an global mechamism to solve the Israel-Palestine conflict USA doesn't need an global mechamism to solve the Israel-Palestine conflict
- February 23, 2018

The Palestinians view East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. As the delegation members were being whisked out, some of the protesters threw eggs at them. Abbas called Trump's pro-Israeli action "dangerous" and has said the president's action destroyed his credibility as a Mideast peace broker. The Palestinian Information Ministry said about 20 soldiers had administered a "heavy beating" to Serda, especially on his stomach and back. (more...)
Barnaby Joyce faces Barnaby Joyce faces "formal complaint" and more dissent in Party ranks
- February 23, 2018

Joyce will hold a press conference at 2pm at his base in Armidale , after a fortnight of intense speculation regarding his leadership. Mr Joyce, who earlier this week revealed he and Ms Campion have been forced to move out of their rent-free apartment due to privacy concerns, told Fairfax that he was unaware whether he would be facing a leadership challenge when he returns next week, but said he is "never scared of democracy". (more...)
Students rally in Florida to stop school shootings Students rally in Florida to stop school shootings
- February 23, 2018

The walkout came on the same day President Trump met with students, parents and teachers. He sat in the middle of a semi-circle in the State Dining Room of the White House, listening intently as students wept and pleaded for change. State Rep. Graig Meyer and Congressman David Price addressed the crowd as students held signs showing their solidarity with the Florida victims and condemning the NRA. (more...)
After yet another school shooting, Congress must act against gun violence After yet another school shooting, Congress must act against gun violence
- February 23, 2018

About a year ago, the GOP-controlled government relaxed restrictions on gun ownership for those with mental health issues. With a lot of focus on the AR-15 and similar rifles, we broke down the data to screen out events where no rifle was involved. (more...)
UNICEF number two resigns after complaints of inappropriate behavior UNICEF number two resigns after complaints of inappropriate behavior
- February 23, 2018

Mr Forsyth was twice subject to investigation at Save the Children after concerns were raised about his conduct in 2011 and again in 2015 involving three women. Forsyth, who is British, said the complaints against him had been dealt with properly "many years ago". I apologized unreservedly at the time and face to face. (more...)

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