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Local school districts start planning for National School Walkout Day Local school districts start planning for National School Walkout Day
- February 22, 2018

Garcia said she envisions protest that includes chants - the National School Walkout logo includes the words "We are victims, we are students, we are change" - and speakers from the community and school clubs. Mike Barton, the district's chief academic officer, said officials respect the students' views but want to ensure they express their opinions safely. (more...)
NRA Will Attend CNN Town Hall With Survivors Of Florida School Shooting NRA Will Attend CNN Town Hall With Survivors Of Florida School Shooting
- February 22, 2018

The National Rifle Association will be there too. Loesch repeatedly invoked "red flags" and the need for more committed vigilance against potential shooters, from the gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to other high-profile mass shootings in Charleston, SC, and at Virginia Tech. (more...)
Trudeau, family visits 'Langar Hall', perform 'sewa' at Golden Temple Trudeau, family visits 'Langar Hall', perform 'sewa' at Golden Temple
- February 22, 2018

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will hold a strategic-level dialogue with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday ahead of Friday's bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau . (more...)
Trump's note card for Parkland shooting discussion: 'I hear you' Trump's note card for Parkland shooting discussion: 'I hear you'
- February 22, 2018

Our students need more books, art and music programs, nurses and school counselors; they do not need more guns in their classrooms. The briefing is Sanders' first in a week, after the White House cancelled a Valentine's Day briefing, citing the school shooting in Parkland , Florida . (more...)
Rubio says he'd support legislation blocking 18-year-olds from buying rifles Rubio says he'd support legislation blocking 18-year-olds from buying rifles
- February 22, 2018

Kasky went on to clarify that he was asking about NRA money, but Rubio veered off track yet again. None of the politicians at the town hall were sympathetic to the thought. Democratic Sen. Lauren Book of Broward County helped organize the busloads of students who came to the Florida Capitol to push for gun legislation after last week's deadly shooting at a high school. (more...)
Trump's Genius Idea To Stop School Shootings Is To Give Teachers Guns Trump's Genius Idea To Stop School Shootings Is To Give Teachers Guns
- February 22, 2018

President Donald Trump's listening session at the White House on Wednesday reached an emotional high point when Samuel Zeif , one of the survivors of the Stoneman Douglas School Shooting from Parkland, Florida on February 14, was handed the microphone. (more...)
Trump tweet 'not necessarily' linking shooting to Russian Federation investigation: Sanders
- February 22, 2018

Sanders tried to clarify when asked if the tweet Trump sent late Saturday night from his private Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida was a "mistweet". "Why didn't Obama do something about the meddling?" Sanders then defended Trump, saying he has been tougher on Russian Federation than President Obama was during his eight years in office. (more...)
White House defends response to Russian meddling amid Mueller probe White House defends response to Russian meddling amid Mueller probe
- February 22, 2018

President Trump just can't quit trying to link his predecessor Barack Obama to the Russian Federation investigation. President Donald Trump , after being criticized for his response to Russia's election meddling, challenged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch an investigation into the Obama administration for failing to do enough to stop the 2016 election foreign interference. (more...)
Area under flood watch until Wednesday Area under flood watch until Wednesday
- February 22, 2018

Major flood stage for the Yellow River is 14 feet and the river is expected to crest at 15.1 feet at 7 p.m. Saturday , according to the NWS. Freezing rain and ice are predicted in much of Northwest Arkansas starting Tuesday night, the National Weather Service said . (more...)
Mueller files new charges in Manafort case Mueller files new charges in Manafort case
- February 22, 2018

CNBC has reached out to the Calk's bank for comment. Investigators now are looking into three different loans totaling $16 million made by Federal Savings Bank (FSB) in Chicago to Manafort in December 2016 and January 2017, NBC reports. It was not immediately clear who the charge is against or whether it is part of a plea deal. Manafort was pushed out in August, 2016. "The Federal Savings Bank is aware of recent press reports attributed to unnamed "sources" implying that Paul Manafort ... (more...)
Percent Of Hollywood Women Say They've Been Harassed Or Assaulted Percent Of Hollywood Women Say They've Been Harassed Or Assaulted
- February 22, 2018

This three-part series will also focus on the experience of the accusers, micro-aggression within the workplace, changes that need to be made by those at the top, and how to create a safer work environment for those who work in the entertainment industry. (more...)
PNB Going Public On Money Owed Has Jeopardised Its Recovery: Nirav Modi PNB Going Public On Money Owed Has Jeopardised Its Recovery: Nirav Modi
- February 22, 2018

Among those arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was Rajesh Jindal, now a general manager with the bank, who between August 2009 and May 2011 ran the Mumbai branch at the centre of the biggest fraud in Indian banking history. (more...)
At least 25 injured after explosion on ferry in Mexico At least 25 injured after explosion on ferry in Mexico
- February 22, 2018

Video taken after the blast and posted online showed at least two ambulances on the dock attending to some of the injured. Passengers were disembarking from the ferry, operated by Barcos Caribe, when the blast occurred around 1 p.m. Authorities in Quintana Roo are now investigating the shocking incident. Witnesses said the blast caused a fireball to shoot across the deck of the ferry and sent debris flying in several directions. (more...)
Senate tax panel opens hearing on House-passed tax cut plan Senate tax panel opens hearing on House-passed tax cut plan
- February 22, 2018

The Senate's original version called for a 5 percent pay raise for teachers over five years and a 2 percent raise for other employees. "I think we should dig in our heels and press on". The Unclaimed Property Fund is a depository for unclaimed property. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City. The federal government pulled the funding after determining that for almost 15 years, Oklahoma has been spending matching federal health care dollars on the training programs without required federal authority. (more...)
Donald Trump orders ban on Las Vegas-style bump stock gun modifications
- February 22, 2018

FILE - A little-known device called a " bump stock " is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range, in South Jordan, Utah, Oct. Trump banning bump stocks devices , as he insisted the new regulation sent with the directive to the US Justice Department on Tuesday. The suspect in the attack, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz , is alleged to have used a an AR-15-style rifle that he had purchased legally. (more...)
The US Embassy In Montenegro Has Been Attacked With Explosives The US Embassy In Montenegro Has Been Attacked With Explosives
- February 22, 2018

The embassy's statement comes amid reports of a grenade attack on Wednesday night. "Most probably, the device was a hand grenade". Further advice was also offered to USA citizens in Motenegro. The area was sealed off by police, and the embassy warned Americans to avoid the area because of "an active security situation". Montenegro became independent in 2006 and a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member past year, but public sentiment against North Atlantic Treaty Organisation remains ... (more...)
Trumps asks why Russian Federation probe doesn't include Obama administration
- February 22, 2018

Trump has so far declined to impose sanctions on Russia for its election interference that were overwhelmingly approved by Congress and sought to improve relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has not condemned Moscow for its 2016 election interference and, according to his intelligence chiefs' congressional testimony last week, has not directed them to take any action to thwart Russian interference in the US congressional elections set for November. (more...)
Alpine skiing: Goggia holds lead in women's downhill after top 20 Alpine skiing: Goggia holds lead in women's downhill after top 20
- February 22, 2018

Goggia's time of 1:39.22 was 0.47 seconds better than Vonn's effort, and 0.09 seconds faster than Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel, who took her second silver of the Games at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. MILLER TIME: Miller's had a rough Olympics, but he's capable of insights you can only get from a recent, serious competitor. I've had a lot of ups and downs, mostly downs, in that time ... (more...)
Pennsylvania GOP leaders ask Supreme Court to block district map Pennsylvania GOP leaders ask Supreme Court to block district map
- February 22, 2018

The Supreme Court rejected a similar petition from the state's Republican legislative leaders earlier this month, paving the way for a new map for the state's us congressional districts. "They wanted to see what the Pennsylvania Supreme Court actually did", said Turzai. "I am hoping the change will be for the better", Court said. Republicans have held 13 of the state's 18 U.S. (more...)
Ivanka Trump to meet South Korea's Moon on Olympics trip
- February 22, 2018

Ivanka Trump is the daughter of President Donald Trump, and she also serves as one of her father's top advisers in the White House. Trump administration officials said that the objective of the trip is to celebrate American athletes and to acknowledge the USA alliance with South Korea. (more...)
Early spring fling brings heavy rain and flooding Early spring fling brings heavy rain and flooding
- February 22, 2018

The Elkhart Truth newspaper reports that the mayor says the city hasn't seen such flooding " in the last 45 years ", the result of rain and melting snow combining to swell rivers in the area. Any rain that falls would likely only worsen expected flooding conditions. - The Rock River at Joslin was at 11 feet and rising; flood stage is 12 feet. (more...)
New Zealand tops Transparency International's corruption index; Somalia languishes at bottom New Zealand tops Transparency International's corruption index; Somalia languishes at bottom
- February 22, 2018

High-level corruption cases, including an influence-peddling scandal involving ousted former President Park Geun-hye, are believed to have contributed to South Korea's low ranking in an annual global corruption index, the country's anti-corruption watchdog said Thursday. (more...)
Florida school shooting suspect willing to plead guilty for life sentence Florida school shooting suspect willing to plead guilty for life sentence
- February 22, 2018

The disclosure spread angry disbelief among residents of the Miami suburb of Parkland where Wednesday's massacre unfolded, and led Florida's governor Rick Scott to call for Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Christopher Wray to resign. (more...)
United States envoys want UN to back Trump's Mideast peace plan: diplomats United States envoys want UN to back Trump's Mideast peace plan: diplomats
- February 22, 2018

Jason Greenblatt, the U.S. envoy for Middle East peace, and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and adviser, met behind closed doors with the ambassadors on Tuesday. "It has transformed the occupation from a temporary situation. into a situation of permanent settlement colonization", he said. "The Palestinian leadership has a choice to make between two different paths". (more...)
Cary High students stage walkout to protest gun violence in schools Cary High students stage walkout to protest gun violence in schools
- February 22, 2018

A spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office confirmed to the Miami Herald that his agency and the Broward Sheriff's Office were following the students just to ensure their safety and make sure the roads stayed clear. The suspected gunman behind last week's school shooting in Parkland , Florida , had a bigger arsenal of weapons than previously known: In addition to the legally-purchased AR-15 Nikolas Cruz used to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last ... (more...)
44 killed in bus crash in southern Peru 44 killed in bus crash in southern Peru
- February 22, 2018

Air Force helicopters helped rescue survivors. The accident happened around 1.30 am (0630 GMT), the agency said. The accident took place before dawn Wednesday near a river in the coastal province of Camana. Road accidents are common in the country, where roads are considered unsafe and bus drivers often lack training. A bus is seen at the end of a ravine after veering off a mountain road and plunged into a ravine on the Panamerican road in southern Peru . (more...)
Manly has been ranked as Australia's best beach and people are outraged Manly has been ranked as Australia's best beach and people are outraged
- February 22, 2018

La Concha Beach, Spain 7. TripAdvisor announces the Travellers' Choice beach awards every year and they are based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings gathered over a 12-month period. St. Pete Beach came in seventh place for this year. The Sunshine State has six of the top ten beaches on this year's list. Eight Florida beaches made the USA top 25 list, including Gulf breeze-swept Clearwater Beach, which nabbed the top spot, and Miami's bustling South Beach. (more...)
'I Have Been Much Tougher on Russia Than Obama' 'I Have Been Much Tougher on Russia Than Obama'
- February 22, 2018

President Donald Trump subsequently re-tweeted Goldman's message, writing: "The Fake News Media never fails". President Donald Trump used one of his favorite tactics to attempt to shift focus away from his campaign and administration: blame the Democrats. (more...)
Trump orders ban on 'bump stock' gun modifications
- February 22, 2018

As part of these efforts, Trump said that he has instructed the US Justice Department to work towards a ban on "bump stocks" and similar devices created to allow semi-automatic rifles to function as fully-automatic ones. The proposal submitted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which questioned the statutory definition of a machine gun under federal gun laws , drew more than 35,000 comments from the public, far more than usual, which likely signals that pro- or ... (more...)
Sleet, snow, freezing rain expected in KC tonight, Thursday Sleet, snow, freezing rain expected in KC tonight, Thursday
- February 22, 2018

New snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible. Temperatures are expected to warm up to, or above, freezing by Thursday afternoon, bringing an end to this round of wintery weather, the weather service said. Total snow accumulations of up to 2 inches and ice accumulations of one tenth to two tenths of an inch are expected. Freezing drizzle is possible tomorrow morning before another round of freezing rain moves in from the south by late morning. (more...)

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