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#MarchForOurLives: Students Lead Huge Protests For Gun Control Across US #MarchForOurLives: Students Lead Huge Protests For Gun Control Across US
- March 27, 2018

Among those marching next to New York's Central Park to call for tighter gun controls was pop star Paul McCartney, who said he had a personal stake in the debate. The brothers were both in the freshman building where shots were fired. Junior Emily Silver, 17, arrived in D.C. on Friday and proudly wore a maroon shirt that read "MSDstrong" as she made her way through the crowds Saturday. (more...)
White House looking into loans to Kushner's business White House looking into loans to Kushner's business
- March 27, 2018

The investigation was announced Monday, after the New York Times reported that Kushner had met personally with top executives from Apollo and Citibank, the two firms that issued loans to Kushner Cos., his family's real estate behemoth. Apollo co-founder Joshua Harris, who also owns the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, met repeatedly with Kushner as the administration developed its infrastructure plan. (more...)
Jeremy Hunt backs PM's political secretary Stephen Parkinson Jeremy Hunt backs PM's political secretary Stephen Parkinson
- March 27, 2018

The whistleblower had alleged that the official Brexit campaign channeled funds into controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica through another campaign - which cold potentially be a breach of electoral law. 'It's a disgrace, you need to do something about it'. Is the prime minister planning to investigate what they knew about the claims? Mrs May responded: "No, I'm sorry, that is not what I should be doing, my political secretary does a very good job". (more...)
Sketch released of Auburn bank robbery suspect Sketch released of Auburn bank robbery suspect
- March 27, 2018

The first robbery happened on March 10. Just after 3 p.m., a suspect walking into the Chase Bank located at 12121 San Pablo Avenue in Richmond. Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. A man who allegedly robbed the Gulf Coast Bank and Trust in Mid-City last week has been arrested in Texas, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
Kerala Radio Jockey Rajesh hacked to death in Thiruvananthapuram Kerala Radio Jockey Rajesh hacked to death in Thiruvananthapuram
- March 27, 2018

Madavoor native Rajesh (34), a folk singer, was hacked by a 4-member gang which reached his private studio in a red Swift auto at 2 'o clock and hacked him. Soon after the attack, the locals alerted the police. Rajesh has also worked with popular radio station RED FM in his career. He had recently returned from overseas and had joined a mimicry troupe. (more...)
Egypt holds second day of presidential election Egypt holds second day of presidential election
- March 27, 2018

The first day of the three-day election witnessed a remarkable turnout across the Egyptian governorates, Chief of the Egyptian cabinets operation room Ali Haridi was quoted as saying by the state-run news agency MENA. "In 2014, I voted for President Sisi, but I refused to participate in the presidential elections of 2012, which included religious forces, as well as the 2011 parliamentary elections for the sake of the country's stability", Umm Zaghloul explained. (more...)
BJP chief Amit Shah's slip of tongue embarrasses BS Yeddyurappa
- March 27, 2018

The slip-up happened when BJP chief highlighted the promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP state chief Yeddyurappa to curb farmers' suicides and veered off to slam the current state government for corruption in the poll-bound state. (more...)
Putin blames Russia mall fire on 'criminal negligence' Putin blames Russia mall fire on 'criminal negligence'
- March 27, 2018

Following persistent calls to announce a period of mourning, the Kremlin said on Tuesday that Putin has declared Wednesday a day of mourning. During the visit, Putin laid flowers at a memorial outside the mall, visited survivors in hospital and met with officials and citizens to discuss the causes and consequences of the blaze. (more...)
Paul Ryan denies rumor that he'll step down as House Speaker Paul Ryan denies rumor that he'll step down as House Speaker
- March 27, 2018

The current No. 2 Republican in the House, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, is above Scalise on the leadership ladder. He rose to fame after he was shot in June 2017 during practice for the congressional baseball team in Virginia. He went even further by stating, with nothing more than gossip from his colleagues, that Ryan would resign within 60 days and that his successor had already been chosen. (more...)
Khaps can not interfere in marriage of consenting adults, rules Supreme Court Khaps can not interfere in marriage of consenting adults, rules Supreme Court
- March 27, 2018

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said the norms laid down by it would remain in force till a suitable legislation is enacted by Parliament . Counsel said such panchayats were age-old traditions and they did now encourage inter-caste marriages. They were, however, wary of marriages among sapinda relationships or close blood relatives among Hindus. (more...)
Japan's first lady in land sale scandal spotlight, opposition demands answers Japan's first lady in land sale scandal spotlight, opposition demands answers
- March 27, 2018

A key figure in a document-tampering scandal involving Japan's Finance Ministry appeared in the Diet on Tuesday to give sworn testimony over the falsification of government documents related to the heavily discounted sale of state land to a nationalist school operator. (more...)
Trump names hawk Bolton as national security adviser Trump names hawk Bolton as national security adviser
- March 27, 2018

McMaster as national security adviser beginning on April 9. Bolton has tweeted that withdrawal should be "a top @realDonaldTrump administration priority" and that US policy instead should be "aimed at regime change in Tehran ". Bolton has also been vocal about his interest in challenging Iran , perhaps even prodding our countries into war. President Trump has outdone himself, having picked one of the most unsafe, warmongering, racist and, frankly, asinine characters in Washington's ... (more...)
USA seeks China trade moves on autos, financials, chips USA seeks China trade moves on autos, financials, chips
- March 27, 2018

The Trump administration has already been accused by several countries of creating crisis in the WTO by blocking the appointment of trade judges and by citing national security - traditionally taboo at the WTO - to justify worldwide tariffs on steel and aluminium. (more...)
Watchdog Alleges Cambridge Analytica Violated Election Law
- March 27, 2018

Shares of Facebook fell a further 5 per cent on Monday, March 26, after the United States consumer protection regulator said it was investigating how 50million users' data got into the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. Emerdata was set up in 2017 by Julian Wheatland, the chairman of SCL, and Alex Tayler, Cambridge Analytica's chief data officer, who was appointed to replace Nix as CEO while the company conducts its investigation. (more...)
Trump defends congratulatory phone call to Putin Trump defends congratulatory phone call to Putin
- March 27, 2018

In an interview with NBC this month, Putin aligned himself with Trump's stated belief that good relations with Russian Federation are a priority. In his tweets Wednesday, Trump said Russian Federation could "help solve problems with North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, ISIS, Iran and even the coming Arms Race". (more...)
64 killed as deadly fire engulfs shopping mall in Russian Federation 64 killed as deadly fire engulfs shopping mall in Russian Federation
- March 27, 2018

The most serious case is an 11-year-old boy whose parents and siblings died in the fire , Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said. "He lost his parents and younger sister in the tragedy", Ms Skvortsov said. Firefighters said up to 11 people are believed to be missing. Investigators say at least two fire officials were detained for questioning, along with a technical director at the mall and the manager of a business near where the fire sparked. (more...)
Pakistan's First Transgender News Anchor Takes Social Media By Storm Pakistan's First Transgender News Anchor Takes Social Media By Storm
- March 27, 2018

Her family is silent on her success, she said. But there's nothing we can't do; we're educated, have degrees, but no opportunities, no encouragement. "Just as I created history in the fashion industry, I want to do the same in the media industry", Malik, 21, said. (more...)
France mourns 'hero' hostage-swap policeman after jihadi attack France mourns 'hero' hostage-swap policeman after jihadi attack
- March 27, 2018

Lakdim, a 25-year-old Moroccan-born French national who was on a watchlist of suspected extremists, also killed a butcher and an elderly shopper when he stormed the Super U supermarket after firing at police and shooting dead a man when hijacking a vehicle in Carcassonne. (more...)
64 dead in Russian shopping mall fire mishap 64 dead in Russian shopping mall fire mishap
- March 27, 2018

The preliminary findings of an inquiry said the fire started around 1100 GMT in one of the cinema halls and destroyed more than 1,000 square metres (1,200 square yards) of the centre, news agencies reported. Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova, who visited the Keremovo hospital where the victims were receiving treatment, said on Russian state television that the patient in the gravest condition is an 11-year-old boy who jumped out of a window from the fourth floor. (more...)
Commerce Department says citizenship question will be reinstated in 2020 Census Commerce Department says citizenship question will be reinstated in 2020 Census
- March 27, 2018

The department also said the citizenship question would be "the same as the one that is asked on the yearly American Community Survey (ACS)". "Including the question is not just a bad idea - it is illegal", said Becarra, the state's top lawyer who has become a legal adviser to the Trump administration for fighting the travel ban. (more...)
Karnataka assembly election date: Polling on May 12, counting May 15 Karnataka assembly election date: Polling on May 12, counting May 15
- March 27, 2018

He also said that the last date to file nomination will be April 24 , scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on April 25 and last date to withdraw nomination will be April 27 . The Bharatiya Janata Party , which is now in power in 20 states, is trying to expand its saffron wing in the 21st state. P Muralidhar Rao is the party's general secretary in-charge of the state. (more...)
Red Hat reports 4Q loss Red Hat reports 4Q loss
- March 27, 2018

In addition, a strong performance in the fourth quarter enabled the company to exit the year with a total backlog increase of 24% year-over-year. The stock presently has a yearly EPS of $1.84. The company was reinitiated on Friday, September 8 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Citigroup maintained The Home Depot, Inc. On Wednesday, January 3 the stock rating was maintained by CFRA with "Buy". (more...)
53 killed in Russian shopping mall inferno
- March 27, 2018

Anna Kuznetsova, Russia's children's rights commissioner, said the fire had been caused by incompetence and that similar shopping centers across Russia should be urgently checked. Health minister Veronika Skvortsova, who visited the Keremovo hospital where the victims were receiving treatment, said that one patient is an 11-year-old boy who jumped out of a window from the fourth floor. (more...)
Ex-President Jonathan arrives Sierra Leone for presidential run-off poll Ex-President Jonathan arrives Sierra Leone for presidential run-off poll
- March 27, 2018

The opposition called the petition a delay tactic. Tensions have been escalating since the March 12 vote, when neither the ruling party candidate nor the leading opposition candidate won outright. No presidential candidate received the 55% of the vote required to win in the first round. The victor of the runoff will be tasked with helping the country continue to rebuild after the devastating 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic as well as a deadly mudslide in August that claimed some 1,000 lives in ... (more...)
Students And Survivors Tell Us Why The 'March For Our Lives' Mattered Students And Survivors Tell Us Why The 'March For Our Lives' Mattered
- March 27, 2018

President Donald Trump , who has argued that extending the U.S. -Mexico border wall would help national security, said on Twitter in January, "if there is no Wall, there is no DACA". "We are the ones we have been waiting for", he told the crowd . "As people of our generation, it's important that we disprove the stereotype that we don't care or are apathetic about what's going on in our country", Cimarusti said. (more...)

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