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US Senate begins debate on immigration US Senate begins debate on immigration
- February 15, 2018

Schumer initially offered border wall funding as part of a deal, even more than Trump had requested for this year , per Politico . The debate on immigration is scheduled to last for a week, and both sides of the aisle are scrambling to come up with a proposal that will garner the necessary 60 votes in order to pass the Senate . (more...)
GoFundMe for Florida shooting victims skyrockets in minutes GoFundMe for Florida shooting victims skyrockets in minutes
- February 15, 2018

A former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing "numerous" people, sending students running out into the streets and SWAT team members swarming in before authorities took him into custody. "We have already begun to dissect his websites and things on social media that he was on, and some of the things that have come to mind are very, very disturbing", Israel said. (more...)
Flower Mound student brought gun to school Flower Mound student brought gun to school
- February 15, 2018

Lake Nona High School assistant principal Adele Salazar said in a message to the campus community that another student saw the boy on the bus with what appeared to be a gun and alerted staff. The police department said it has tip lines at both high schools Flower Mound so that students can report suspicious activity. A media staging area was set up during the lockdown. (more...)
Like Zuma, Ethiopian prime minister steps down Like Zuma, Ethiopian prime minister steps down
- February 15, 2018

Hailemariam said the proposed reforms, which he did not specify, come at a time of unrest "where many lives have been lost, people have been displaced and property damaged, and there are efforts to harm investments". "Other officials also need to follow this and transfer the power to the public", he said. Hailemariam Desalegn's announcement that he was stepping down was, on the face of it, a highly unusual moment in Africa. (more...)
US Intelligence Chief: Decision Time on N. Korea is Near US Intelligence Chief: Decision Time on N. Korea is Near
- February 15, 2018

The heads of the lead U.S. intelligence agencies warned that Russian Federation intends to use cyberattacks, more propaganda, and other tactics to try and influence upcoming elections for the U.S. Chinese companies linked to the government in Beijing are a major security threat to the United States by stealing and buying sensitive American technology, intelligence leaders warned Congress, The Washington Free Beacon has reported . (more...)
Polls open for Kelowna-West byelection to fill Christy Clark's former seat Polls open for Kelowna-West byelection to fill Christy Clark's former seat
- February 15, 2018

Wilkinson is optimistic for front-runner candidate Ben Stewart, who gave up the seat to Christy Clark after she lost her riding in 2013, and is optimistic for his party. Horgan called for the byelection last month. The New Democrats have 41 seats along with the Greens who hold three. Now the New Democrats and Liberals each hold 41 seats, the Greens have three seats and there is one independent along with the Kelowna West vacancy in the 87 seat house. (more...)
YouTuber: I tipped Federal Bureau of Investigation about alleged Florida shooter previous year YouTuber: I tipped Federal Bureau of Investigation about alleged Florida shooter previous year
- February 15, 2018

Bennight told Pegues he spoke with the FBI Wednesday night again for about 20 minutes. They wanted to know if he knew anything more after first reporting the YouTube video previous year. they may have been able to find out who this person was and put him on their radar". "I didn't. I don't", Bennight said. Cruz was expelled from Douglas past year, and was known to others as a "loner" who talked about his love of guns in person and online, according to BuzzFeed . (more...)
Trump suggests Florida school shooting suspect is mentally ill Trump suggests Florida school shooting suspect is mentally ill
- February 15, 2018

Victims included students and staff. After the call that came in around 2 p.m., the school was placed on lockdown for a few hours, but students were slowly coming out of the school with their hands in the air and tears in their eyes. He heard police enter the hall and knock on the door before they led the students out of the classroom. "'Be safe, Mom, stay away'". She wrote: "I don't want your condolences you f****** price [sic] of s***, my friends and teachers were shot". (more...)
Kim Jong Un impersonator does not impress the North Korean cheerleaders Kim Jong Un impersonator does not impress the North Korean cheerleaders
- February 15, 2018

The South and North Exchange and Cooperation Promotion Council will meet Wednesday, according to Yonhap News Agency, to discuss using South Korean government funds to bankroll North Korea's participation. Pence harshly criticized the North Korean regime and avoided meeting with the North Korean delegation during his stay in South Korea. The North Korean pair originally qualified for the Winter Olympics in September, but North Korea's National Olympic Committee (NOC) missed the deadline ... (more...)
U.S. lifts Jordan aid despite strain U.S. lifts Jordan aid despite strain
- February 15, 2018

Hariri stressed "the need to take a firm global position on the Syrian regime's repeated use of chemical weapons and the need to put an end to the growing Iranian influence in Syria". President Donald Trump has vowed to cut aid to nations that oppose the US, yet rhetoric appears to have hit reality with Jordan, a critical American partner in the volatile Middle East that has opposed the administration's Mideast approach. (more...)
Florida school shooting: Accused charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Florida school shooting: Accused charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder
- February 15, 2018

Sheriff Israel said Cruz was arrested without incident after he was located off the school grounds. Israel said he was uncertain about the exact number of people injured, but at least 14 were taken to hospital and two had died there of their wounds. (more...)
Unexploded Second World War bomb to be detonated when weather improves Unexploded Second World War bomb to be detonated when weather improves
- February 15, 2018

London City airport itself is built between former harbor basins. Royal Navy divers assist in preparations to float the bomb down the River Thames and out to sea. The area where the airport stands used to be an industrial center, and it came under heavy bombardment from German planes during the war. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts return after detonating the device. (more...)
76ers sign three-point specialist Marco Belinelli 76ers sign three-point specialist Marco Belinelli
- February 15, 2018

I think you guys play really well. Marco Belinelli during warm-up with the Philadelphia 76ers , last Monday. He will serve primarily in a reserve role behind J.J. The 76ers are just 1-4 ATS this season when favored by at least eight points. The Sixers are now 26th in the National Basketball Association in second-unit points, with just 27.1 ppg and 29th with 32.1 percent of converted threes. (more...)
APNewsBreak: Senator to stop blocking some DOJ jobs over pot APNewsBreak: Senator to stop blocking some DOJ jobs over pot
- February 15, 2018

Department leaders have "shown in good faith their willingness to provide what I think will be hopefully the protections we sought, and as sort of a good faith gesture on my behalf I'll be releasing a limited number of nominees", Gardner said. (more...)
State seeks Rs. 200 cr. as aid for hailstorms-hit areas State seeks Rs. 200 cr. as aid for hailstorms-hit areas
- February 15, 2018

Moreover, Buldhana and Amravati in Vidarbha witnessed crop damage of around 32,700 hectares and 26,598 hectares, respectively. According to preliminary surveys, crops over 190,000 hectares were damaged in Vidarbha, Marathwada and North Maharashtra due to hailstorms. (more...)
Trump hosts National Sheriffs' Association for White House roundtable talk Trump hosts National Sheriffs' Association for White House roundtable talk
- February 15, 2018

The figures could be even more severe if the plan to remove $554 billion from Medicare spending over 10 years is not approved by a Congress. The infrastructure plan is just one of the accomplishments by the president that has prompted an online Thank Trump Card Campaign giving ordinary Americans a way to thank the president for his record of achievement during his first year in office. (more...)
Cornerstone Capital Inc. Sells 13705 Shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY) Cornerstone Capital Inc. Sells 13705 Shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY)
- February 15, 2018

Chilton Investment Co. LLC now owns 5,283 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $294,000 after purchasing an additional 26 shares during the last quarter. National Bank & Trust Of Stockton owns 18,643 shares or 0.45% of their U.S. portfolio. Chilton Mngmt Lc has 160,667 shares for 1.48% of their portfolio. (more...)
Fannie Mae to Require $3.7 Billion Government Cash Infusion Fannie Mae to Require $3.7 Billion Government Cash Infusion
- February 15, 2018

Fannie Mae officials announced the company will seek $3.7 billion from taxpayers after reporting a $6.5 billion net loss in its most recent quarter. Freddie Mac paid $11 billion to the exchequer in 2017. Its net interest income in the fourth quarter, which includes fees to guarantee mortgages, was $5.1 billion compared with $5.8 billion in the year before. (more...)
Maduro not longer welcome at Summit of the Americas Maduro not longer welcome at Summit of the Americas
- February 15, 2018

Pro-government election officials recently announced the early election, drawing condemnation from the United States and several Latin American countries. We need them because unfortunately this problem gets worse day by day, Santos said at an event in Bogota. The declaration refers to a meeting in the Peruvian capital of the so-called Group of Lima, formed also by Argentina, Brazil , Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and St. (more...)
US Senate Begins Work on Immigration Plan US Senate Begins Work on Immigration Plan
- February 15, 2018

Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, who has been blamed for causing a brief government shutdown as he opposed the bipartisan budget deal last week. Mr Porter worked in the White House for more than a year without full security clearance and despite allegations of past domestic abuse. (more...)
Northern Ireland talks collapse Northern Ireland talks collapse
- February 15, 2018

The power-sharing talks are believed to have collapsed over a proposed Irish language act. The two parties, representing mainly Catholic proponents of a united Ireland and Protestant supporters of continued rule by Britain, have failed to meet a number of deadlines. (more...)
Infiltration bid foiled on LoC in Poonch Infiltration bid foiled on LoC in Poonch
- February 15, 2018

It alleged that the Indian forces "deliberately targeted a school van carrying school children on Battal-Madharpur road, resulting in the death of the driver of the van, Sarfaraz Ahmed, leaving the school children severely traumatised". The students started screaming as there was no one present after which local residents came to their assistance. On February 7, the defence ministry informed the Parliament that there were 192 ceasefire violations (till January 29) from the Pakistani side ... (more...)
IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians to host Chennai Super Kings in season opener IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians to host Chennai Super Kings in season opener
- February 15, 2018

In addition to the home bases of the eight franchises, Indore will be the ninth venue, playing host to the home games of Kings XI. The venues for Qualifier 1 , Eliminator and Qualifier 2 to be played on 22nd, 23rd and 25th May respectively are yet to be finalised. (more...)
Kenyan court revokes deportation of opposition-linked lawyer Kenyan court revokes deportation of opposition-linked lawyer
- February 15, 2018

Further, Dr Matiang'i argues that the issue of deportation of Dr Miguna is pending before another High Court judge and can not be adjudicated upon without a valid hearing. He cited eight recent instances, which he called "evidence of bias, double standards, impunity and poor leadership on the part of the judiciary", including Odinga's boycott of the repeat vote, which Maraga did not condemn. (more...)
Oxfam Admits It Rehired Worker Dismissed Over Haiti Sexual Misconduct Oxfam Admits It Rehired Worker Dismissed Over Haiti Sexual Misconduct
- February 15, 2018

Former Oxfam employee Roland Van Hauwermeiren, at the heart of the scandal involving prostitutes during a humanitarian mission to Haiti, reacted Thursday for the first time. Driver tweeted: "All I can tell you about this bad revelation about Oxfam is that I am devastated". The charity also led tributes to murdered MP and former Oxfam worker Jo Cox at the festival in 2016. (more...)
Lebanon Urges US to Prevent Israel From 'Continuing Assaults on Sovereignty' Lebanon Urges US to Prevent Israel From 'Continuing Assaults on Sovereignty'
- February 15, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is urging Hezbollah to cease its activities overseas to help reduce tensions in the region. Rejecting Israel's claims about owning parts of Lebanon's Exclusive Economic Zone in the Lebanese territorial waters, the president emphasized that Lebanon is "committed to calm on the southern border". (more...)
Trump's Blue Apron-style plan to replace food stamps savaged online Trump's Blue Apron-style plan to replace food stamps savaged online
- February 15, 2018

Critics of Trump's SNAP proposal say the " budget seems to assume that participating in SNAP is a character flaw" and the new program would be "far more intrusive". The USDA claimed states could likely deliver the food boxes at a cost that's lower than what the government would have spent per recipient under the current system. (more...)
Indian PM Under Domestic Pressure to Resume Political Dialogue With Pakistan Indian PM Under Domestic Pressure to Resume Political Dialogue With Pakistan
- February 15, 2018

The National Investigation Agency, India's premier counter-terror unit will probe the Jammu attack, an official said. Meanwhile, Pakistan on Wednesday threatened the U.S. She accused Pakistan of violating the ceasefire to send terrorists across the border. "Pakistan will have to pay a price for this". Now, America's intelligence chief has warned that Pakistan-supported terrorist groups would continue to carry out attacks inside India and quoted that risking an escalation of tension ... (more...)
Boat Collision Raises Tensions Between Greece And Turkey Boat Collision Raises Tensions Between Greece And Turkey
- February 15, 2018

During the conversation, Yildirim told Tsipras that Greece needed to take steps to decrease tension in the Aegean sea, Reuters reported. A Turkish boat collided with a Greek patrol boat near a disputed islet group in the Aegean, prompting Greece's government to protest on Tuesday and hiking the tensions between the two countries. (more...)
Wales told TMO made 'mistake' over no-try call against England Wales told TMO made 'mistake' over no-try call against England
- February 15, 2018

Following a review, World Rugby said Tuesday it has "clarified to the Wales team management. that the TMO made an error" and that "Wales should have been awarded a try as the Wales player grounded the ball". If you haven't got the rub of the green then you know you probably get it in the next couple of games. "They've done it before", the England head coach said. (more...)

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