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Army defends chief Bipin Rawat over AIUDF remark Army defends chief Bipin Rawat over AIUDF remark
- February 22, 2018

AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal today criticised Army Chief Bipin Rawat for his "politically driven comments" and said his responsibility is to lead the armed forces for the security of the nation and not to monitor the growth of a political party. (more...)
Marshall Middle School erupts into anti-gun protest Marshall Middle School erupts into anti-gun protest
- February 22, 2018

Students walked out of class and stood in solidarity holding signs reading "we are change". The shooting resulted in the deaths of 17 people, many of whom were students . school shooting that killed 17. Sokolich organized the rally around noon Wednesday to honor the 17 lives lost at Stoneman Douglas High School. "[I'm] super proud of my daughter for walking here from her school and for supporting her friends and for standing up for a cause", said Veronica Block, who arrived at the ... (more...)
Winter Olympics 2018: Team USA's Mirai Nagasu stumbles during tiple axel Winter Olympics 2018: Team USA's Mirai Nagasu stumbles during tiple axel
- February 22, 2018

Despite last-second rushes, the Olympic Athletes from Russia, Denis Spitsov and Alexander Bolshunov, and France, Maurice Manificat and Richard Jouve, took silver and bronze , respectively. And during her post-race news conference, she mentioned her father when expressing gratitude for her family having attended the race. South Korea finished fourth in the men's 5,000-meter relay in short track speed skating at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Thursday. (more...)
Denies 'Scripted Question,' Invites Pro-Gun Student to Appear — CNN Scrambles Denies 'Scripted Question,' Invites Pro-Gun Student to Appear — CNN Scrambles
- February 22, 2018

Lending validity to claims that at least some portion of the student reaction to the shooting is being managed, a survivor wet public this week with a claim that he pulled out of a CNN town hall discussion about the tragedy after the network attempted to script his remarks. (more...)
Trump's Mental-Health Concern Trolling Won't End Mass Shootings Trump's Mental-Health Concern Trolling Won't End Mass Shootings
- February 22, 2018

The party, of course, is the Republicans . Authorities say he arrived at his former school in an Uber shortly before school was to end Wednesday afternoon, carrying an AR-15 assault rifle and several magazines of ammunition. For their part, Democrats have their own narrative of futility, but it's one that unfortunately too many of them actually believe. This included measures which requires dealers selling firearms at gun shows or online to obtain federal licenses and a $500 million ... (more...)
Vatican Attorney Discretely Shapes File in Chile Vatican Attorney Discretely Shapes File in Chile
- February 22, 2018

The details of his agenda until February 24 are still unknown, while the Episcopal Conference explained that Monsignor Charles Scicluna , in charge of investigating the cases of abuse in which members of the Church are involved, will have a lot of work to do. (more...)
Mass. Students Plan Walkouts In Wake Of Florida School Shooting Mass. Students Plan Walkouts In Wake Of Florida School Shooting
- February 22, 2018

Baskett also commented on the importance of understanding how students and teachers can exercise their First Amendment rights while they are at school, and she suggested the board members complete professional development on the topic. McGee and supporters of the March 14 walkout have posted an information page on Instagram rallying support of classmates, under "SHS Students Against Violence". (more...)
Families of Gun Victims Confront Trump in White House Listening Session Families of Gun Victims Confront Trump in White House Listening Session
- February 22, 2018

But his suggestion of arming teachers drew scorn at the town hall meeting. I want it to sink in. "I'm pissed. It was my daughter I am not going to see again", Pollack said as he ended his statement to the president. No, these Florida school shooting survivors are not paid actors. The president personally put his weight behind multiple changes to gun laws and school protocols. (more...)
Italy make two changes against France in Six Nations Italy make two changes against France in Six Nations
- February 22, 2018

Given that eight players were handed a one-game worldwide ban after a late-night drinking session in Edinburgh following the Scotland defeat, Bastareaud's return was widely expected among a raft of enforced changes. Benjamin Fall , Remy Grosso , Hugo Bonneval and Paul Gabrillagues also come in to the starting line-up. The fifth change sees Paul Gabrillagues come in at second row for Arthur Iturria - who was among those suspended and according to some French media reports got involved in ... (more...)
VERIFY: Here's why David Hogg and other Florida students aren't 'crisis actors' VERIFY: Here's why David Hogg and other Florida students aren't 'crisis actors'
- February 22, 2018

Hogg has become a strong voice in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, making the 17-year-old a familiar face campaigning for stricter gun laws. Lastly, a mugshot claiming to be David Hogg began circulating the internet . Unfortunately, there are apparently thousands of people out there ready to smear school shooting survivors with fake conspiracy theories in an effort to hold onto their automatic weapons. (more...)
Flood safety information for Severe Weather Awareness Week Flood safety information for Severe Weather Awareness Week
- February 22, 2018

While most of the rivers will be below flood stage by next week, rivers will remain running high until the middle of next week as the high amounts of rainfall work through the watershed. No students were injured in either accident. In the risk area, the primary concerns will be damaging winds and isolated tornadoes, according to the weather service. (more...)
DEVELOPING: West Virginia Governor signs pay raise bill DEVELOPING: West Virginia Governor signs pay raise bill
- February 22, 2018

But that 2 percent for next year falls short, Lee said. That fund, which helps offset increases in health care costs for public employees and retirees, was created by the Legislature in 2016 to replenish PEIA reserves that had been spent down under prior leadership earlier this decade. (more...)
Hadiya case: Kerela HC can not annul marriage of adults, says SC Hadiya case: Kerela HC can not annul marriage of adults, says SC
- February 22, 2018

She said she decided on her own free will to accept Islam as her faith and religion, because Islam impressed her. Akhila had married a Muslim man called Shafin, embraced Islam and changed her name to Hadiya . "But she is an adult", Chief Justice Misra pointed out. "You can investigate any other thing". Hadiya had been allowed to be impleaded as a party respondent by the Court during the last hearing on 23 January. (more...)
Ivanka Trump To Lead US Delegation At Olympic Closing Ceremony Ivanka Trump To Lead US Delegation At Olympic Closing Ceremony
- February 22, 2018

Meanwhile, South Korean government is saving breath on this hearsay. North Korea has previously denied hacking US targets. The PLA ( People's Liberation Army) trains in China. From next week, Lee plans to hold a series of talks with nuclear envoys of the other members of the stalled Six-Party Talks on North Korea's denuclearization. (more...)
Russian opposition leader Navalny reports arrest Russian opposition leader Navalny reports arrest
- February 22, 2018

He later tweeted that he had been charged with illegally organising a public demonstration, an administrative violation that carries a potential 30-day jail sentence for repeat offenders like Mr Navalny, and released. He has been barred from running in the March 18 election over what his supporters say is a trumped-up suspended prison sentence, but has called for a nationwide boycott aimed at undermining Putin's legitimacy. (more...)
Bigelow Aerospace to sell space habitats to customers Bigelow Aerospace to sell space habitats to customers
- February 22, 2018

Hotel mogul Robert Bigelow hopes to launch a giant inflatable space station in 2021 with almost two-and-a-half times the pressurized volume of the International Space Station. "This subject has had ambiguity for many years", a Bigelow statement reads. If the company get this done, then it will be the world's first one-rocket space station. (more...)
Jack Sock wins match for 1st time this year at Delray Beach Jack Sock wins match for 1st time this year at Delray Beach
- February 22, 2018

And the world number eight's woes continued, despite claiming the opening set against his unfancied opponent. Last year's runner-up at Delray Beach, Raonic will next face Steve Johnson after the American beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3 6-4. (more...)
Telangana IAS officers decry attack on Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash Telangana IAS officers decry attack on Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash
- February 22, 2018

Delhi Chief Secretary had accused that he was assaulted by AAP legislators at the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal when he was called for a meeting. Meanwhile police released the report of a medical exam of the chief secretary. "We have the video footage of what happened at Delhi Secretariat yesterday (Tuesday) when our Minister and his Personal Secretary were attacked by a mob that was incited by the BJP but nothing has been done about it, " he alleged. (more...)
High School Students March 13 Miles to School Shooting Scene, Demand Change High School Students March 13 Miles to School Shooting Scene, Demand Change
- February 22, 2018

A parent contacted the school through email to report the student might have taken a gun to school, a Madison County Schools spokesman said. According to the Times-News, the walk-out was to protest the mass shootings happening in schools across the country. (more...)
Company wins right to build mini-casino near Shippensburg Company wins right to build mini-casino near Shippensburg
- February 22, 2018

Despite the hiccup Wednesday, the mini-casino auctions thus far have surpassed financial expectations. As a Category 4 Casino (mini-casino), the location will be allowed to operate between 300 and 750 slot machines and pay an additional $2.5 million to operate 30 table games. (more...)
Weapons Cache at Home of MD Teen Who Brought Gun to School Weapons Cache at Home of MD Teen Who Brought Gun to School
- February 22, 2018

It wasn't immediately confirmed whether the weapons were obtained illegally. "This illegal and unsafe behavior will not be tolerated in our school community", Clarksburg High School Principal Edward Owusu wrote in a letter obtained by WJLA . (more...)
Saudi Arabia to invest US$64b in entertainment in next decade Saudi Arabia to invest US$64b in entertainment in next decade
- February 22, 2018

The kingdom has been relaxing its decades-old restrictions on entertainment and fun, as part of a wider effort spearheaded by the young crown prince to boost the economy and increase household spending domestically. Overall, the GEA said this week that 2018 would be an "unprecedented year of culture and entertainment". Al-Khatib said today that 500 companies have registered to organize entertainment events in one year. (more...)
Russian Olympic curler pulls out of CAS doping hearing Russian Olympic curler pulls out of CAS doping hearing
- February 22, 2018

In December, the International Olympic Committee ruled to suspend the ROC and ban several top Russian officials, including former sports minister, Vitaly Mutko, as a penalty for alleged doping during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) did not take kindly to withering words from its longest-serving member, Dick Pound, after he labelled fellow members as "old farts" for not being tougher on Russian Federation over doping. (more...)
Medal Count 2018 Olympics: Predicting Wednesday Night's Winners; Updated Tally Medal Count 2018 Olympics: Predicting Wednesday Night's Winners; Updated Tally
- February 22, 2018

It may be an old cliché, but taking the Olympics one game at a time has been an essential part of the surprising success of South Korea's women's curling team, says their P.E.I. With my grandfather passing, it's his father and it makes you realize how short life is. She'd dedicated the Pyeongchang Games to her grandfather, Don Kildow, who died last November at the age of 88 - which only added to the emotions she carried with each trip down the hill. (more...)
Students lead national movement for gun reform Students lead national movement for gun reform
- February 22, 2018

Suggestions were varied, ranging from ways to provide more and better security at schools, taking action about the role that mental health plays in school shootings, raising the age to purchase rifles and strengthening background checks. Trump nodded vigorously and then ridiculed the idea of making schools gun-free zones. The president met with victims of the Parkland school terror attack yesterday to listen to their experience and their pleas for gun control in the US. (more...)
NRA's Wayne LaPierre hits Democrats, media on gun control
- February 22, 2018

Calling school shootings "evil in our time", Pence called on those in positions of authority "to find a way to come together with American solutions". Before LaPierre took the stage, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch said some in the media "love mass shootings". She claimed that the NRA is not responsible for following up on "red flags" raised by gun owners and claimed the Federal Bureau of Investigation "dropped the ball" with regard to the alleged Parkland gunman. (more...)
Couple: Florida high school shooter told family he was sorry Couple: Florida high school shooter told family he was sorry
- February 22, 2018

Cops were called to their family home 39 times from 2011 to 2017. A person described as close to Cruz called an Federal Bureau of Investigation tip line on 5 January to report concerns about him, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
Trump says he has directed bump stock ban proposal Trump says he has directed bump stock ban proposal
- February 22, 2018

The AP reports the bipartisan background check legislation will be created to allow federal agencies and states to accurately report criminal information to the FBI when someone tries to buy a gun. MORE: Florida shooting survivors announce " March for Our Lives " demonstrationMeantime, in Dallas, a city leader is calling on the National Rifle Association to find a new home for its annual convention this spring. (more...)
Iran warns on nuke deal if banks can not do business Iran warns on nuke deal if banks can not do business
- February 22, 2018

Iran has stayed within the main restrictions on its nuclear activities imposed by a 2015 deal with major powers, a confidential quarterly report by the United Nations atomic watchdog seen by Reuters showed on Thursday. Even if the waivers are extended. He accused Trump's administration of violating JCPOA "on a daily basis nearly". The report added that Iran had told the agency by letter of a decision that "has been taken to construct naval nuclear propulsion in future". (more...)
Anthony Davis admits he's thought about his future with New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis admits he's thought about his future with New Orleans Pelicans
- February 22, 2018

They are 4-5 since Cousins' injury, compared to 27-21 before that. This is more than enough time for the team to make moves to try and convince the 24-year-old to stay put despite the lack of playoff basketball, but the man himself may be having deep thoughts about his future. (more...)

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