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Despite Proposed Raise, West Virginia Teacher Walkout Not Over Despite Proposed Raise, West Virginia Teacher Walkout Not Over
- March 02, 2018

Justice said he plans to raise the revenue estimates. With the strike looming, teachers last Wednesday sent enough food for a week home with the needy kids. The concession follows a four-day strike that spanned the state's 55 counties and 680 public schools and left more than a quarter of a million students out of school. (more...)
White House Calligrapher Has Higher Security Clearance Than Jared Kushner White House Calligrapher Has Higher Security Clearance Than Jared Kushner
- March 02, 2018

Kushner resigned as chief executive of the family firm when he joined the White House last January and sold a small portion of his stake in the company to a trust controlled by his mother, the Times said. The DNC pointed out that the same report stated that Kushner met with foreign officials without officially disclosing the meetings or making National Security Advisor H.R. (more...)
WH: HUD, Carson looking to be 'more responsible with taxpayer dollars' WH: HUD, Carson looking to be 'more responsible with taxpayer dollars'
- March 02, 2018

Despite the initial reports that Carson did not intend to return the furniture, it is now being reported that HUD is working to cancel the order for the dining room set at Carson's request. The set wasn't expected to be delivered to HUD until May, when Sebree said she would have been paid. HUD's Office of the Inspector General said Tuesday that it would not confirm or deny whether it had opened an investigation into Foster's allegations. (more...)
United Kingdom children abused in Australia 'should be compensated' United Kingdom children abused in Australia 'should be compensated'
- March 02, 2018

In responding to the needs of former child migrants and reflecting the presenting issues of the former child migrants, the priority for organisations such as the Catholic Child Welfare Council, the Catholic Children's Society (Westminster), Father Hudson's Care and the Southwark Catholic Children's Society, and for the various religious orders involved, has been family reunification and tracing projects, together with associated and necessary support such as counselling, therapy, assistance ... (more...)
Trump on opioid crisis: 'Strong on penalties' for dealers Trump on opioid crisis: 'Strong on penalties' for dealers
- March 02, 2018

Mr Trump has said the opioids crisis is a top priority for his administration. NEW: Pres. Trump on drug dealers: "Some countries have a very, very tough penalty-the ultimate penalty". The White House said its efforts to address opioid drug addiction and abuse include a focus on education and prevention, treatment and recovery and law enforcement and interdiction. (more...)
Senate Intel Says House Panel Leaked Private Russia Texts Senate Intel Says House Panel Leaked Private Russia Texts
- March 02, 2018

According to the report in question, Mr. Burr and Mr. Warner were angered that text messages were published by Fox News last month between Mr. Warner and lobbyist Adam Waldman, whose firm reportedly has ties to former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Oleg Deripaska, a businessman with alleged ties to the Russian mafia. (more...)
What the customs union really means to Barnier, Corbyn and Blair
- March 02, 2018

Yesterday also saw an impassioned speech by former Tory prime minister John Major calling on Mrs May to stand up to the ultra Brexiteers in the party. May said the plan, which would keep Northern Ireland inside the EU's customs union, would "undermine the constitutional integrity of the U.K". But ahead of Mrs May's Friday speech, Mr Tusk hit out at her Brexit "red lines" and defended the EU's position in the row over the Irish border . (more...)
Stage set for polls: Congress, BJP claim win in Meghalaya Stage set for polls: Congress, BJP claim win in Meghalaya
- March 02, 2018

Shillong: Election authorities in poll-bound Meghalaya seized over Rs 38 lakh in cash from East Khasi Hills district on Monday, just a day of the polling for the state Assembly. However, seven of its legislators have since quit and jumped on to the bandwagon of the alliance formed by the BJP, National People's Party (NPP) and newly floated People's Democratic Front (PDF). (more...)
White House denies security adviser McMaster is on way out White House denies security adviser McMaster is on way out
- March 02, 2018

National security advisor H.R. McMaster could leave the White House as early as next month, which would mark only the latest in a series of Trump administration departures, NBC News reported Thursday. McMaster in the Oval Office", Anton said. Trump and McMaster have had an uneasy relationship. "General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the ... (more...)
Durant | Curry and Warriors beat Wiz 109-101 after museum visit Durant | Curry and Warriors beat Wiz 109-101 after museum visit
- March 02, 2018

And for those on either side of the argument over whether Washington would be better off without Wall, the next few weeks will serve as a fascinating test case, as the Wizards are four games into a stretch that will see them play 15 out of 17 games - including 13 in a row - against teams now in a playoff spot. (more...)
Michigan State vs. Wisconsin Predictions Michigan State vs. Wisconsin Predictions
- March 02, 2018

Many people consider Miles Bridges to be the Spartans' best player, however, I'm not so sure that's the case. Jarron Cumberland scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half and recorded eight assists as the Bearcats (25-4, 14-2 AAC) increased their lead to one game over second-place Wichita State in the conference race. (more...)
Suspended UNC Guard Jalek Felton Withdraws from University Suspended UNC Guard Jalek Felton Withdraws from University
- March 02, 2018

Jalek Felton will not return to the North Carolina basketball team, and his attorney appears ready to fight the player's suspension by the university. Update (4:10 p.m. ET): Sutton alleges that North Carolina "essentially kicked him out without giving him his rights", according to Andrew Carter of the Raleigh News & Observer . (more...)
Russia Deploys New Hypersonic Missile System To South Of Country Russia Deploys New Hypersonic Missile System To South Of Country
- March 02, 2018

In his annual address to the Federal Assembly on Thursday Putin touched upon the theme of the USA missile defense. "No one in the world has anything like that", he said. He added that it was "unacceptable" that 20 million people in Russian Federation are living below the poverty line. The Russian military has dubbed the shadowy vessels autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), allegedly capable of deploying missiles with a power of 100-megatons. (more...)
Juvenile arrested after threats at middle school in Sparks Juvenile arrested after threats at middle school in Sparks
- March 02, 2018

A juvenile has been arrested in connection with threats made at a middle school in northern Nevada. "The first report was investigated by school police and declared "unfounded" last night", said a statement to parents about the threat. A Phoenix police officer received information from students about the 13-year-old while assisting Talent police in investigating an earlier threat, which according to a release from Talent police occurred February 23. (more...)
Satish Kaushik reveals Boney Kapoor was inconsolable after Sridevi's death Satish Kaushik reveals Boney Kapoor was inconsolable after Sridevi's death
- March 02, 2018

Dubai has handed over the body of legendary Indian actress Sridevi Kapoor to Indian authorities for it to be returned home, an Indian embassy official said on Tuesday (Feb 27). The actor's mortal remains were draped in a red kanjivaram sari with a bindi on her forehead. In the male-dominated Indian film industry, she is praised for having redefined the heroine's role, which had mainly consisted of a few songs and a couple of romantic scenes as the leading man's love interest. (more...)
South Korea says talking to USA about steel tariffs plan South Korea says talking to USA about steel tariffs plan
- March 02, 2018

On March 1, 2018 , President Trump announced that the Administration plans to institute tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the United States. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who also serves as Finance Committee Chairman, said that whoever advised Mr. Trump on the decision "ought to be reprimanded" because the new tariffs are "not going to help America". (more...)
North Korea vows sanctions will ´never work´ North Korea vows sanctions will ´never work´
- March 02, 2018

Noh Kyu-duk, spokesman of the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Tuesday that Yun's retirement "was not a sudden decision because it was for personal reasons". Yun, who took up his post in 2016, advocated engagement with North Korea , even when the isolated regime launched sophisticated missiles and conducted underground nuclear tests. (more...)
Cobb County Schools says student who participate in walkout may face consequences Cobb County Schools says student who participate in walkout may face consequences
- March 02, 2018

Citing safety concerns, Cobb County School officials released a statement Wednesday saying the district "does not support or endorse walkouts/protests that can cause interruption to normal school operations" the statement goes on to read "students could be subject to consequences". (more...)
Hedley concert still on track for Meridian Centre Hedley concert still on track for Meridian Centre
- March 02, 2018

Although Hoggard defended that he "never engaged in non-consensual sexual behavior in [his] life", he admitted to having "behaved in a way that objectified women". "The conversation around sexual assault has been opened and now, in 2018, after all the rightful consequences we've seen abusers face, it is disgusting the City of Kitchener would not be proactive in making a decision to cancel the concert". (more...)
Mexico trade minister mulls Washington meeting with Ross Mexico trade minister mulls Washington meeting with Ross
- March 02, 2018

A report from Politico says the outcome of the North American Freee Trade Agreement talks in Mexico could hinge on U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Speaking of Mexico, the planned meeting between President Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Washington , D.C., was canceled after the two leaders clashed on the phone recently. (more...)
Vice President Pence to attend funeral for Rev. Graham Vice President Pence to attend funeral for Rev. Graham
- March 02, 2018

Capitol on February 28 and March 1. Son Franklin Graham, who's also an evangelist, will give the message at the service, which will include remarks from Billy Graham's four other children - Virginia "Gigi" Graham, Anne Graham Lotz, Ruth Graham and Ned Graham. (more...)
Jared Kushner No Longer Has Top Secret Security Clearance Jared Kushner No Longer Has Top Secret Security Clearance
- March 02, 2018

Christine Taylor, a spokeswoman for Kushner Companies, said Kushner's White House position has no impact with the company's affairs with financial institutions. "H.R. McMaster, President Trump's national security adviser, learned that Kushner had contacts with foreign officials that he did not coordinate through the National Security Council or officially report". (more...)
Rifle-toting couples blessed in weird church ceremony Rifle-toting couples blessed in weird church ceremony
- March 02, 2018

Two weeks after the deadly school shooting in Florida, a church in Wayne County is making national headlines. Some of the Unification Sanctuary church members also wore crowns of bullets. Worshippers at the church think the AR-15 - which could soon be banned from sale - represents the " rod of iron " mentioned in the book of Revelation. (more...)
Lawsuit claims Google failed to prevent sexual harassment Lawsuit claims Google failed to prevent sexual harassment
- March 02, 2018

The software engineer joined the firm in 2008 and was a rising star at Google according to the lawsuit . At one point shortly before she was sacked, Lee says she returned to her desk to find a male coworker lurking underneath. After the complaint, her co-workers also refused to approve the code she wrote, and stalled her projects, leading to her being labelled a "poor performer", according to the lawsuit. (more...)
Alicia Silverstone and husband Christopher Jarecki split up after 20 years Alicia Silverstone and husband Christopher Jarecki split up after 20 years
- March 02, 2018

The couple also went vegan together , leading to Alicia's second career as a cookbook author. Jarecki, the frontman for punk band S.T.U.N., shares 6-year-old son, Bear Blue, with Silverstone . "And somehow, even cleaning the kitchen (constantly) and doing laundry here is fun", she shared alongside a gallery of images from their trip. Only close friends and family witnessed the couple exchange wedding vows while barefoot on the beach. (more...)
Egypt increases number of soldiers in Sinai, with Israel's blessing Egypt increases number of soldiers in Sinai, with Israel's blessing
- March 02, 2018

This number is greater than those set out in the terms of the 1979 peace agreements between Egypt and Israel, yet ISIS is seen by Israel as a common foe, and so "Whenever they [the Egyptians] ask, we consider it", said a high ranking Israeli source quoted in the story. (more...)
United States slaps fresh tariffs on Chinese aluminium United States slaps fresh tariffs on Chinese aluminium
- March 02, 2018

All other producers in China will be given 18.56 percent. The U.S. International Trade Commission is scheduled to make final determinations in the anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases April 12, after which - should it rule in the affirmative - anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders would be issued April 19. (more...)
Strong to damaging winds expected across McDowell tonight through Saturday morning Strong to damaging winds expected across McDowell tonight through Saturday morning
- March 02, 2018

A cold front approaching central North Carolina from the west on Thursday is expected to bring strong and possibly damaging wind, with 40 miles per hour gusts. Aside from the wind issue Friday , highs will be right around 60° with overnight lows in the chilly 20s and 30s from Friday through the weekend and the sun will stick around just as long. (more...)
India hails Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's offer on Taliban talks India hails Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's offer on Taliban talks
- March 02, 2018

Ghani said the peace process, and a ceasefire must be agreed upon with the Taliban. It appears that this reality has dawned upon Kabul and Washington many years later and that too because Taliban still control over 60% of Afghanistan and it is hard to wipe them out from Afghan scene through use of force. (more...)
Deadly blast of Siberian weather keeps Europe in deep freeze Deadly blast of Siberian weather keeps Europe in deep freeze
- March 02, 2018

Snow and freezing temperatures have battered Britain over the past few days with the so-called Beast from the East weather system blowing in from Europe. Parts of eastern Britain have seen up to 10 cm of snow this week and temperatures could fall toward minus 10 Celsius in some rural areas, Britain's weather service said. (more...)

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