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White House Media Driver Detained After Bringing Gun to Work

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As is often the case, the White House procures local drivers for certain vehicles in the President's motorcade , while other cars - including Trump's - are driven by Secret Service or military personnel. The incident came as the White House said the President is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system for gun purchases, less than a week after the Florida school shooting that killed 17 people. Read More »

Trump Will Hate This New Ranking of US Presidents

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The result comes just months after Trump finished his first year in office as the most unpopular president in modern history. The highest score received President Abraham Lincoln (95 points), George Washington (93 points) and the 32nd head of the White house Franklin Roosevelt (89 points). Read More »

Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung

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Mount Sinabung killed two people when it roared back to life in 2010 after lying dormant for 400 years. Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash as it erupts in Kutarakyat, North Sumatra, Indonesia , Monday, Feb. When Sinabung erupted in 2014, more than a dozen people were killed and thousands were evacuated. The peak shot ash more than 16,400 feet into the air. Read More »

Trump blames Obama for inaction over Russian Federation meddling

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Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company!" Trump was continuing his efforts to pin Russian collusion on the Democrats and their nominee Hillary Clinton. But Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion - including in a tweet on Friday after the DOJ announced the indictments . Lavrov, just moments earlier, had dismissed the indictments as "just blabber" through an interpreter. Read More »

Team LeBron prevails in a thriller

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In interviews with CNNMoney.com and ESPN's "The Jump" during All-Star weekend, Silver said he and the players agreed to hold off on televising the first All-Star draft to see how it and the All-Star Game itself were received. Curry was forced to pass it off to DeMar DeRozan , who could not convert a hurried, last-ditch three-point attempt. Having earned that MVP, he moved into a tie for second all-time for all-star MVPs with three joining Oscar Robertson , Shaquille O'Neal , and ... Read More »

Oklahoma County sees dramatic rise in ICE holds on illegal immigrants

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The Los Angeles Police Department has limited cooperation with federal agents in enforcing immigration laws and conducting raids. "ICE officers have a mission to promote homeland security and public safety, not to act as an arm of the government created to intimidate and harass business owners, their employees or their patrons, and certainly not to use raids as a threat of 'what's to come, '" said the Democrats, led by Rep. Read More »

Netanyahu's Associates Named In Telecom Corruption Probe

The controlling shareholder of Bezeq, Shaul Elovitch, was arrested along with Nir Hefetz, a long-time media advisor to the Netanyahu family, Shlomo Filber a Netanyahu associate and former director-general of the Communications Ministry among others. Read More »

Texas state trooper wounded, motorist dies after shootout during traffic stop

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After the driver gave the trooper a fake name, the two broke out into a scuffle as the trooper tried to arrest him, the paper reported. About 6:30 a.m. Authorities say the trooper pulled over the suspect for traveling the wrong way. The 33-year-old male was pronounced deceased at the San Antonio Military Medical Center early Monday morning. Read More »

Christian Coleman breaks Maurice Greene's 20-year-old 60m world record

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The 21-year-old had threatened to break the record when running 6.37 in his season-opening run, but the time was not ratified due to the lack of electronic blocks. Another World Record could be on the cards there too. Coleman, the double silver medallist at the World Championships, is destined for more success in the years ahead as he now aims for more record breaking acts to outlast and outpace some of the elites in the sport in future events. Read More »

Monday's forecast calls for rain

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New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. High near 60. Southwest wind 14 to 17 miles per hour. Northwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour. and 3 a.m. Monday will start with patchy fog in the morning, otherwise partly sunny with highs around 80. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Read More »

Police say no immediate danger from Somonauk school threat

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Hampton City Schools has a Safe School Hotline, created to receive calls 24 hours a day from students, parents, or concerned citizens who have information about potentially unsafe activity on school grounds or school-related activities. Even before the shooting in Florida, most public high schools in New Jersey had begun taking steps toward enhanced security, with many now having current or retired police officers assigned to the schools. Read More »

Imran Khan marries Spiritual adviser in third marriage

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Khan has been married twice before, once to socialite Jemima Goldsmith and then TV presenter Reham Khan. "Later, both developed some "intimacy" and finally Bushra took divorce from her husband and contracted marriage with Imran early last month", a person close to Khan told the agency. Read More »

Woman arrested over 'move your van' note on ambulance

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Now move your van", the note read. Police launched a probe when paramedic Katie Tudor tweeted a photo of the note Sunday. Along with this note left on their ambulance , they received a load of verbal abuse!' "It's becoming a regular occurrence", she tweeted to a number of police accounts. Read More »

17 killed in Mozambique garbage dump collapse

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The collapse occurred at around 3 a.m. local time at the Hulene garbage dump, the largest in Maputo . Authorities believe more bodies could be found buried at the Hulene dump on the outskirts of Maputo , as the search for survivors continues. Read More »

India says it expects no extension of emergency in Maldives

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Maldives President Abdulla Yameen today asked Parliament to extend the ongoing emergency in the country for an additional 15 days even as opposition MPs boycotted the session. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the opposition parliamentary group leader, told Reuters the Constitution "clearly states" Parliament's indispensable role in extending an emergency. Read More »

Damaged Terracotta Army statue to be repaired by Chinese experts

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Michael Rohana, 24, has been arrested over the theft during an after hours "ugly sweater party" just before Christmas at the Franklin Institute in Pennsylvania where 10 of the figures are on display. There he made a decision to take a selfie with one of the statues and, willingly or not, broke one of its fingers off and took it with him. The works came from one of China's most important archaeological finds. Read More »

Dozens killed in Syrian airstrikes, human rights group says

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Lost and wounded children also cried for their parents, others sat silently, rivulets of blood running down their faces whitened by dust from the strikes, as they received treatment. An worldwide aid convoy successfully delivered food and medical supplies to Eastern Ghouta for the first time in 2018 on Wednesday, but U.N. Syrian special envoy Staffan de Mistura told the U.N. Read More »

Consumers Energy: No Coal Use by 2040

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Consumers Energy announced new goals today (Mon) for reducing carbon emissions by 80 percent today. The company notes it began moving away from coal by closing seven of its 12 coal-fired generating plants in 2016 - more than any investor-owned utility that year - resulting in a 38% carbon-intensity reduction from 2008 levels. Read More »

Flood watch issued for region

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Rises on area rivers, streams and creeks are expected, with the potential for minor flooding to occur. Forecasters say as much as 6 inches of rain, with heavier amounts in certain areas, will fall through this weekend across the state. Lawrence counties. Highs on Tuesday may flirt with the warmest readings on record for the month of February. From 1 to 2 inches of rain are possible. Read More »

Trump Again Blames Obama for Russia Meddling Response

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President Donald Trump remained focused on the Russian Federation matter on Monday, questioning in a tweet why his predecessor didn't act to prevent Moscow from interfering in United States elections. It wasn't until the month before the election that the Obama administration publicly acknowledged the Russian efforts. "They can't out of hand stop it, because it's very hard for them to trace those things", said Ann Ravel, a former member of the U.S. Read More »

Turkish, Russian, Iranian FMs to meet in 2 weeks

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At the same Munich conference earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu displayed a fragment from the Iranian drone that penetrated Israeli airspace last week, triggering the most serious military clash between Israel and Syria in many years. Read More »

No Evidence that Russia Meddled in 2016 US Election

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But a spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin said the indictments show "no substantial evidence" of Russian meddling and "no indications that the Russian state could have been involved". "There are no indications that the Russian state could have been involved in this". "The results of the election were not impacted". Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty in December to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his conversations with Mr Kislyak ... Read More »

Ohio State vs. MI

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MI returned to form and put itself in a good place as the regular season winds down. After two Ward free-throws the Wildcats , sparked by Anthony Gaines and Skelly, added their second 10-0 run and led 30-8 with 7:50 left in the first half. Read More »

Average Price For Gasoline Falls In Maine

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A year ago at this time, it was $2.28 a gallon. It's also 35 cents higher than at this time a year ago, when gas was averaging $2.24 per gallon. Phoenix- $2.34/g, down 1.2 cents per gallon from last week's $2.35/g. AAA Western and Central New York says the slight dip in prices is partially due to quicker maintenance at refineries nationwide and a boost in domestic oil production. Read More »

Donald Trump criticises Federal Bureau of Investigation over Florida shooting

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Trump also said the Federal Bureau of Investigation was "spending too much time" looking into whether his presidential campaign colluded with Russian Federation. nothing really has a lasting impact, unless it's a negative lasting impact, on the people around us. Mr Trump has not publicly spoken about gun control in the wake of the Parkland attack. Read More »

PNB fraud case: Rahul Gandhi asks PM Narendra Modi to speak up

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Our finance ministers keep blaming rising worldwide crude prices for all our economic woes and reel out fancy statistics to show how every $10 per barrel increase in the price of oil reduces economic growth by 0.2-0.3 percentage points. NDA ministers have fished out a 2013 letter written by one of the then directors of Allahabad Bank, complaining to the Reserve Bank and the then finance secretary against granting loans to Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi. Read More »

TRIPURA POLLS: BJP accuses CPI(M) of spreading rumours in state; moves EC

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In India's 65-year-old electoral history, the CPI-M has never before come in direct confrontation with the BJP . The BJP, which has tied up with the tribal outfit Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura ( IPFT ), has fielded 51 candidates. Almost 26 lakh voters will be casting their votes in Tripura today, out of which about half are women, 11 are third gender voters. Badharghat, which has the highest number of voters - 57,394 - has 70 polling stations, the most for an assembly segment in the ... Read More »

Mississippi Bail Bondsman reported suspicious YouTube comment to Federal Bureau of Investigation in September

Bennight stated that YouTube quickly removed the comment, though Cruz's account on the Google-owned, video-sharing website remained active through Wednesday night. The AR-15 Cruz abandoned at the scene has been traced to him and was found in a location consistent with his statements . Nikolas was previously expelled from MS Douglas for "disciplinary reasons". Read More »

Florida massacre survivors demand gun control at rally

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Lauderdale, in response to a mass shooting at a Broward County high school on Wednesday. Students in both elementary and high schools across the U.S. " President Trump , please do something", Alhadeff continued. "I looked her in the eye and I said if you need to walk out of the classroom and go take care of yourself, go take care of yourself". Read More »

Bihar Board Exams: 1000 Class 12 students expelled for cheating

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Almost 112,07,986 students appeared for the Class 12 exams at 1,384 centres across the state. The state board officials have also said that it is a usual practice which is held in others states also. It was observed in the past that students used to hide chits or notes in shoes and socks to cheat during the exams. "Besides, many agencies conducting entrance examinations too have banned shoes and socks inside examination halls", said the BSEB chairman. Read More »

Congress, Samajwadi Party to contest Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha bypolls separately

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Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of diverting public's attention with "Chai (tea) and Pakoda", and called for a discussion on the true state of affairs. For the first time in three decades, the BJP has nominated a face for the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat who is a non-priest. for the first time, the candidate fielded by BJP is outside the Goraknath temple. Read More »

Expectations and Shocks to New South African Cabinet

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Zuma denies all the corruption allegations against him. In his speech, Mr Ramaphosa said his administration would call a summit to discuss ways to create new jobs and address mining rules that have stifled investment. The writing was on the wall last December when the ANC elected Cyril Ramaphosa as leader of the party, concretising an internal division between pro- and anti-Zuma forces. Read More »

Career day for Black propels IL past Nebraska

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Nebraska immediately rushed the ball up the floor and James Palmer, Jr . scored on a layup to cut the lead to 68-66 with 19.6 seconds left. Leron Black eventually stopped the drought, but nonetheless, the efficiency took a big dip in the second. Read More »