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President Trump calls active shooter drills 'a very negative thing' President Trump calls active shooter drills 'a very negative thing'
- February 24, 2018

Trump suggested offering " a little bit of a bonus " for trained teachers who are armed and providing federal funds to train them. On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump sent out a series of tweets attempting to defend a point raised in another tweet from 2016 that suggested he was not in favor of arming teachers as a solution to school shootings. (more...)
Greenville Supt. says there is no threat to the schools
- February 24, 2018

Police believe it originated from a Facebook post in OH that went viral. Starkville Police aren't taking any chances. "This is a nationwide viral post that originated in the state of OH, and it has caused concern for parents, students and staff of every school in America with the acronym 'SHS", Bailey said in a news release. (more...)
US Treasury targets firms, vessels for North Korea sanctions US Treasury targets firms, vessels for North Korea sanctions
- February 24, 2018

The Trump administration planned to announce on Friday what was being billed as the largest package of sanctions yet against North Korea to increase pressure on Pyongyang for its nuclear and ballistic missile tests, a senior administration official said. (more...)
Trump calls deputy who failed to stop Parkland school shooting a 'coward' Trump calls deputy who failed to stop Parkland school shooting a 'coward'
- February 24, 2018

The sheriff said he was 'devastated, sick to my stomach. Peterson was both in a uniform and carrying a firearm at the time of the shooting, according to the sheriff's office. "These families lost their children, we lost coaches". Trump himself suggested the career law enforcement officer was a "coward", who perhaps "didn't have the courage" and ultimately "did a poor job". (more...)
Hero dog protects teen from home intruders, survives gunshot wounds Hero dog protects teen from home intruders, survives gunshot wounds
- February 24, 2018

The dog was shot multiple times while protecting the boy. "I could hear them getting closer and closer through the creak in the floor Then one of the guys screamed, 'Get the dog, the dog bit me, the dog bit me!' Then I heard one gun shot, then several after that". (more...)
Sex scamAustralia's deputy PM quits
- February 24, 2018

Ms Salerno said Ms Marriott never wanted to go public with the complaint and has not taken it to the police "at this stage". Mr Joyce, who has led his party since elections in mid-2016, said he would not accept any ministerial portfolio. Mr Joyce said his Nationals party, the junior party in the ruling coalition, will pick a new leader - who will become deputy PM - on Monday. Mr Turnbull introduced a ban on ministers having relationships with their staff and urged his coalition deputy, the ... (more...)
Recovery mission underway in the Grand River for three-year-old boy
- February 24, 2018

The actual river level will be posted on the City of Marietta's website , www.mariettaoh.net, and the Facebook pages for the city of Marietta, the the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Washington County Emergency Management Authority. (more...)
Ex-Trump Aide Gates Charged With Conspiracy Against US Amid Russian Probe
- February 24, 2018

In the latest indictment , the feds charge that Manafort and Gates made "tens of millions" of dollars from their work with a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine, and then "engaged in a scheme to hide income from United States authorities". (more...)
Teen arrested following threat to shoot Bend students Teen arrested following threat to shoot Bend students
- February 24, 2018

Extra adults were also outside the school building when students were walking to classes. We want kids to understand they can't just walk around saying things like this'. A witness overheard the threat and reported to her parent yesterday evening; the parent, in turn, reported it to law enforcement. Administration will work with students wanting to do a walk out at a future date. (more...)
Ivanka Trump gets a red-carpet welcome to South Korea Ivanka Trump gets a red-carpet welcome to South Korea
- February 24, 2018

In addition to the dinner which will feature a kosher menu for Ivanka's dietary restrictions, the Blue House has planned a small traditional Korean music performance for her delegation. Kim, who is the propaganda chief in North Korea, was an object of mystery and fascination for many South Koreans, given how little is known about the leadership in Pyongyang. (more...)
'I'm not a crisis actor': Florida school shooting survivor dismisses conspiracy theories 'I'm not a crisis actor': Florida school shooting survivor dismisses conspiracy theories
- February 24, 2018

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called the conspiracy theories "disgusting smears" and praised the students for speaking out. YouTube's trending video section usually contains movie trailers generating buzz, television segments and content from popular creators, but a video that briefly hit the top of the page on Wednesday (21 February) has raised concerns once again about the ability of existing content moderation systems to correctly categorise and remove ... (more...)
Sector Union Fees Don't Violate the First Amendment Sector Union Fees Don't Violate the First Amendment
- February 24, 2018

He never smoked or drank. "This is really about the third time that the issue has come before the Supreme Court, and the question is whether three times will be a charm and we'll get a result from the Supreme Court one way or the other." Government workers in more than twenty states might be tempted to leave their unions if the court rules against AFSCME. (more...)
Shooting town hall: Rubio on the defensive on gun control Shooting town hall: Rubio on the defensive on gun control
- February 24, 2018

Fred Guttenberg , whose daughter Jaime was shot in the back, also received a strong response for his self-described "brutally honest" approach early in the evening. More NRA money?"Sen. Marco Rubio: "I-there-that is the wrong way to look-first of all, the answer is, people buy into my agenda". "The answer to the question is that people buy into my agenda", Rubio responded . (more...)
Cyprus confirms postponement of natural gas drilling by ENI Cyprus confirms postponement of natural gas drilling by ENI
- February 24, 2018

Turkey had prevented the drillship on February 9. Turkish Energy Minister Berak Albayrak said that Turkey would block offshore hydrocarbon searches until there is an accord to reunify ethnically split Cyprus. Dismissing Turkish Cypriot and Turkey's statements as "unjustified and unfounded", Anastasiades said that "Finally, once more, I wish to publicly call on Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot community to immediately respond to my call to return to the negotiating table, provided that this is ... (more...)
Strike to continue to Monday Strike to continue to Monday
- February 24, 2018

All other state employees are set to receive a 2 percent increase beginning July 1, with an additional 1 percent in fiscal year 2020. "We want to make sure the kids are not hungry, and the teachers are appreciated", said Brandon Carter, associate pastor at the church. (more...)
United Kingdom criticised for South Africa terror warning United Kingdom criticised for South Africa terror warning
- February 24, 2018

Their disappearance was linked to the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) group, reports said. Isabel Potgieter, spokesperson of the UK High Commission, said only that, "We can confirm the British Deputy High Commissioner met with Dirco officials today on the issue of the ongoing kidnap case". (more...)
Donald Trump Jr. Upstaging Justin Trudeau in India
- February 24, 2018

Further, they discussed global issues like the situation in North Korea and Maldives. EMA talking head Raveesh Kumar said,"Taking the relationship forward!" The Canadian PM said , "We take this very seriously". Strengthening old bonds Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau held extensive talks on key issues of counter-terrorism and extremism as well as ways to boost trade ties. (more...)
Week of reckoning on White House aides' access to secrets Week of reckoning on White House aides' access to secrets
- February 24, 2018

Trump wants to do what he wants when he wants, and one gets the sense that although Kelly has been incredibly weak as the chief of staff, he is still the only person providing even shred of order to the chaos that is this administration. "Everyone in the White House is grateful for these valuable contributions to furthering the president's agenda". Kushner has held an interim security clearance for more than a year, his attorney, Abbe Lowell, told The Associated Press last week. (more...)
Iran's c-bank warns of cryptocurrencies, may issue local coin Iran's c-bank warns of cryptocurrencies, may issue local coin
- February 24, 2018

However, the Central Bank of Iran contradicted the optimistic news as soon as reports came out about the possibility of a state-sponsored cryptocurrency . Only this Thursday accessed the webpage www.elpetro.gob.ve over 950 thousand persons interested in technical information regarding the virtual currency of Venezuela, asserted Maduro as describing the birth of Petro as a positive event in the monetary, political and economic fields. (more...)
Pres. Trump, Australian PM Touted 100 Years of Strong Relations Between Countries Pres. Trump, Australian PM Touted 100 Years of Strong Relations Between Countries
- February 23, 2018

Turnbull, who was accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the USA, said he and Trump spent a lot of time talking about jobs. Canberra is Australia's capital. "There is no closer friendship", Trump said. President Trump touted the strong relationship between the USA and Australia as the countries celebrate 100 years of working together since World War I. (more...)
Two people shot dead outside UBS Zurich bank Two people shot dead outside UBS Zurich bank
- February 23, 2018

The cause of the incident is under investigation. The paper published a picture clearly showing a gun lying next to one of two covered bodies. Eyewitnesses had reported four or five shots being fired. The media images showed what appeared to be a pistol close to the hand of one of the bodies on the pavement. A police operation is underway in Zurich after two people were shot dead outside a bank. (more...)
Allies urge Trump to not go further on gun control measures Allies urge Trump to not go further on gun control measures
- February 23, 2018

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told reporters after Trump's comments that the proposal hasn't reached the policy or legislative point yet, but downplayed questions about how the plan would be funded. That's like saying, 'Here I am, take me, ' " Trump said at the White House. "They live for gun-free zones". One idea he did not like was more "active shooter" drills, which some schools hold. (more...)
Somalia: Three killed in auto bombings, gun attack in Mogadishu Somalia: Three killed in auto bombings, gun attack in Mogadishu
- February 23, 2018

Al Shabaab did not claim responsibility for that incident. The second blast was a auto bomb parked in front of a hotel away from the palace. He said most of the victims were civilians. "After blasts, we could see a huge cloud of smoke into the air". The Shabaab is fighting to overthrow Somalia's internationally-backed government. Last October at least 300 people died in a previous double vehicle bombing in Mogadishu, the deadliest attack in modern Somali history. (more...)
UN Security Council To Try Again For Syria Cease-Fire Resolution UN Security Council To Try Again For Syria Cease-Fire Resolution
- February 23, 2018

The region continued to come under heavy fire from President Assad's forces overnight as warplanes pounded the rebel-held enclave near the capital of Damascus, with 417 people, including nearly 100 children, thought to have died as a result of "concentrated fire" since Sunday. (more...)
European Union leaders debate jobs race, Brexit budget hole
- February 23, 2018

Pro-European Union, (EU), anti-Brexit demonstrators hold the EU and United Kingdom flags outside the Houses of Parliament, in central London, on February 5, 2018. The policy puts Mrs May on a collision course with Tory Brexit rebels who are backing an amendment to the Trade Bill which would mandate the United Kingdom to form a customs union with Brussels on leaving the EU. (more...)

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