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At US urging, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation agrees training mission in Iraq

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They also made a decision to establish a new support command to improve the movement of troops in Europe and boost troop rapid response while creating a new operations centre to defend against cyber attacks in Mons, Belgium. In 2014, only 3 Allies spent 2% of GDP or more on defense . North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that European allies had "much work" ahead to share the defence burden with Washington and also warned the EU to ensure its new defence ... Read More »

Ajit Pai faces investigation into moves that benefit Sinclair Broadcasting

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Pai's decisions and whether there had been coordination with the company". He added that Pai has for years called on the FCC to update its media ownership regulations . "If the merger is approved, the conservative broadcaster would be able to air politically biased programming to more than 70 percent of the U.S. population", Free Press said today. Read More »

Fellow students 'predicted' Florida school shooting suspect might lash out

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We are working closely with law enforcement on the bad Florida school shooting . News about shooting broke out at around 3 pm in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland . A teacher told WSVN that she hid in a closet with 19 students for 40 minutes - and that the school had undergone training for such a situation six weeks ago. Read More »

NYC could get 4 inches of snow this weekend

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The warmup is short-lived, with temperatures falling 40 degrees to a low of about 22 Thursday night , with a north wind of 11 to 17 miles per hour gusting to as high as 26 miles per hour, according to the weather service. Friday night and Saturday our chance for snow goes up to 60% with a rain/snow mix expected by Saturday afternoon. Friday: Sunny, high near 23. Read More »

Democrats Dominate List of Cash-Rich House Challengers

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Probably Democrats Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of Virginia but also Republicans like Tennessee's Lamar Alexander and Missouri's Roy Blunt, all of whom backed the budget deal. "Let me just say this: You guys have an election on Tuesday", Lewandowski told a crowd Sunday, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported. 26 percent favor a Democratic candidate, while 25 percent support a Republican. Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018: Kim Jong-un impersonator 'Howard' is Australian

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The Japanese fans applauded the Korean team at the end of the game. "I'm hoping that more and more Americans and [the] USA government just won't forget them". Neither skater has previously participated at the Winter Olympics , and their most notable success came at the Pairs Figure Skating in the Asian Figure Skating Trophy in Manila, Philippines, in August 2016, where they won gold. Read More »

S.African lawmakers choose Ramaphosa as president

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The sources disclosed that the decision came after marathon talks on the fate of the leader, whose scandal plagued years in power darkened. Mr Ramaphosa's election marks an end to the nine-year rule of Mr Zuma, who resigned on Wednesday after a bitter row with his own party about the timetable for his departure. Read More »

Trump, Pence and Nuclear War Featured

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Porter resigned last week after reports surfaced that the White House kept him in a highly sensitive job for more than a year, despite allegations that he had abused both of his ex wives during his two marriages. But FBI Director Christopher Wray, whom Trump nominated, told lawmakers his agency had closed its background probe related to Porter's security clearance application. Read More »

Hero janitor diverted students away from Florida massacre

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He wore an orange jumpsuit with his hands cuffed at his waist. "What I wish people would know is that, this is something that we can not get used to", he said. He said it's something that could be solved in this legislative session. "No child, no teacher, should ever be in danger in an American school". "We need to acknowledge the heroes in our school every single day". Read More »

Teacher hid 19 students in a closet when gunman opened fire

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Cruz fled the school and was apprehended by cops an hour later, two miles from the scene of the massacre. Rick Scott ordered government flags flown at half-staff through Monday in honor of victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , a public school of some 3,000 students outside Boca Raton. Read More »

Scores of White House Staffers Still Lack a Full Security Clearance

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On Tuesday, asked by reporters if he had a message for victims of abuse, Trump declined to answer. More than 130 political appointees working in the Executive Office of the President did not have permanent security clearances as of November 2017, including the president's daughter, son-in-law and his top legal counsel, according to internal White House documents obtained by NBC News ... Read More »

Trump's Florida shooting address fuels call for gun control

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Trump had tweeted early this morning, "So many signs that the Florida shooter [ Nikolas Cruz ] was mentally disturbed" - and he stuck to that Thursday, saying he was committed to improving mental health programs. It's not the first time the president has made a case for mental health treatment and awareness in the aftermath of a deadly shooting. In the wake of America's latest mass shooting, a local journalist is watching messages appear online, from people desperate to find their loved ... Read More »

Jared Kushner should lose security clearance, top House Democrat says

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The FBI? Is there any way we can pin this on Omarosa? When you think about the Porter affair this way, it all begins to make ideal sense. The FBI obtained photos of the bruised face of Colbie Holderness seven days after President Donald Trump's inauguration previous year, according to emails obtained by CNN , raising questions about what information White House counsel Don McGahn had at his disposal regarding her ex-husband, Rob Porter . Read More »

Government to appeal decision to quash Miguna deportation

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The immigration department was also directed to surrender Miguna's Kenyan passport to the court within seven days. Justice Kimaru further taking issue with the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and Directorate of Criminal Investigation boss George Kinoti for acting in contempt of court orders at the time Miguna was deported. Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018: What to watch Monday, Feb

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A computer virus dubbed "Olympic Destroyer" launched a cyberattack on the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony on Friday, top United States security firms have confirmed. If the attack is proved to come from Russian Federation, it may change the IOC's stance over whether to lift the country's suspension before the closing ceremony and allow athletes to march under their own flag. Read More »

Bannon Met Mueller 'Multiple Times Over Past Week'

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Bannon's team has said that he is not divulging information because he has to leave open the possibility that the White House wants to invoke executive privilege, which is different from actually invoking executive privilege. Bannon served as the Trump campaign's chief executive from August 2016 through the end of the campaign, and was in Trump's ear until he left his White House post in August 2017, making him a valuable interview for Mueller's investigators. Read More »

'Numerous Fatalities,' Suspect in Custody in Florida High School Shooting

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Others said they thought it was balloons popping, as many students had them to mark Valentine's Day. Cruz was found with multiple ammunition magazines and an AR-15-style rifle, Israel said . "I just got underneath my teacher's desk". Caesar Figueroa told CNN his daughter was hiding in a closet and texting her family. Students who knew him described a volatile teenager whose odd behaviour had caused others to end friendships with him. Read More »

Winter Olympics: Aksel Lund Svindal wins downhill gold at 35 in Pyeongchang

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Ted-Jan Bloemen set an Olympic record en route to winning the men's 10,000m in speed skating - while Jorrit Bergsma's silver means Netherlands won a medal in the event for the ninth straight Games, beating Norway's previous record. He also won world championship gold medals in downhill in 2007 and 2013. An emphasis on culture can be a cliche among elite sports teams, but for a small country like Norway, it's imperative, according to Norway Alpine team director Claus Ryste. Read More »

Former Football Coach Found Guily of Seven More Sex Abuses

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The former Crewe Alexandra and Manchester City youth coach carried out the abuse between 1979 and 1991 in a variety of locations; including at his home addresses, at Butlin's holiday park, in his vehicle or on football tours. He has shattered those dreams and left them burdened for decades". Gradi has said he would "do everything within my power to assist all investigatory authorities" while Crewe announced in November 2016 the club would hold an independent review into how it dealt with ... Read More »

Goa CM admitted in hospital in Mumbai, Undergoing treatment for 'mild pancreatitis'

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Parrikar was also grilled by the Opposition in Goa for making a sexist statement, with Chodankar alleging that effect of alcohol was gender-neutral and did not impact girls alone. Recently Sardesai said that North Indians want to create "a Haryana in Goa" and said that domestic tourists are the 'scum of the earth'. I have said it is my worry, not even fear. Read More »

Trump says Florida high school shooting was 'evil'

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Broward County jail records don't list any other charges besides the murder counts. He told KTRK that he and dozens of his classmates were unknowingly walking in a hallway toward the shooter when a janitor led them in a different direction. Read More »

More than 10000 Afghan civilians killed or wounded a year ago

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Such attacks killed 202 people and injured another 297 during 38 attacks last year, or about three times as many as during the previous year. The Taliban has repeatedly called for direct talks with Washington, dismissing the Afghan government as "mere American puppets". Read More »

Fatal auto crashes rise on 4/20, but we can't say why

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They found an increased risk that amounted to 142 additional deaths over 25 years between 1991 and 2016, the most recent data available. "Impairment with drugs and alcohol increases the risk of a crash". The investigators chose 1992 as their starting point because, a year before, High Times magazine published an article that widely popularized the notion of April 20 as a day to celebrate marijuana use, Staples said. Read More »

Haliemariam Desalegn resigns as Ethiopia's Prime Minister

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Hailemariam Desalegn said he felt it was "vital" to step aside to allow reforms. Ethiopia's restive Oromia and Amhara regions have been engulfed by violent protests in recent years, forcing the government at one point to declare a state of emergency that has since been lifted. Read More »

Detroit officer dies after crash during training

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Chief James Craig says 25-year-old Officer Darren Weathers died at a hospital following the collision at a Detroit intersection about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The incident comes a little over a month after another DPD officer was involved in a crash and less than a month after another officer was shot and killed. Read More »

Mitch McConnell throws his weight behind immigration bill that mirrors Trump's demands

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Trump on Wednesday urged lawmakers to oppose any plan that doesn't meet his more stringent demands, which include curbs on legal immigration and the abolition of a visa lottery. The proposal would enshrine legal protections for 1.8 million young immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children but restrict legal immigration - a concession the minority party in Congress opposes. Read More »

Donald Trump to address nation on school shooting

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The former student also allegedly made a comment on YouTube a year ago, saying, "I'm going to be a professional school shooter", according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Today we mourn for all of those who lost their lives. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the bad act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the ... Read More »

Tip leads Orlando police to discovery of knife, replica gun at school

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The student was later captured by tactical officers, WBAL reported . Police said the incident is proof that "see something, say something" works. Roller said Talladega police were called, and the student was taken into custody. Authorities found the 14-year-old male and searched his backpack, finding a realistic-looking weapon, according toWBAL-TV. Roads in the area of the school were blocked. Read More »

U.S. inks major defense agreement with Jordan

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Tillerson said he had seen the plan, which had been under development for months, and had identified areas that "we feel need further work". Jordan voted in December to condemn the USA for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and has criticized the US for withholding millions in funding for Palestinian refugees, many of whom live in Jordan. Read More »

5 dead in awful crash on Long Island involved stolen vehicle

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Police insisted that officers were not pursuing the Camaro leading up to the crash and that no cops witnessed the initial crash, either. 'The officers responding believed they had the auto contained but the vehicle drove over the grass traveling east on 25 at a high rate of speed, ' said Suffolk County Chief of Department Stuart Cameron. Read More »

Illinois Democratic campaign worker alleges harassment by supervisor

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Quinn is the brother of Chicago Alderman Marty Quinn, who represents part of the city's southwest side . At a news conference in Springfield on Tuesday, Madigan had little to say, deferring questions to Vaught. A couple months later, Hampton left the Madigan organizations, a political niche in which she hoped to move up the ladder. Madigan said his team is actively taking steps to make those changes. Read More »