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Florida Shooting Suspect Appears at Brief Court Hearing

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Cruz , who did not attend the second hearing, is facing 17 counts of premeditated murder after the attack on Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, near Fort Lauderdale . A Pew study from June showed Americans being about equally divided on the influence of the NRA on gun laws, just as they are on gun rights and regulations in general. Read More »

Toronto fire fighter who went missing in NY found in California

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His disappearance had, of course, triggered extensive research by various USA services and even by firefighters in Toronto, who spent a total of 7000 hours combing the rugged environment of Whiteface Mountain. Constantinos told the authorities that he had suffered a concussion and could not quite remember some events that had occurred while he was missing. Read More »

Olympics: Pelkey steps up; Shiffrin drops out

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Vonn finished 0.47 seconds behind leader Sofia Goggia of Italy as the seventh racer to take the course at Jeongseon Alpine Center. "I was definitely trying a few things with line and the reason I missed that gate was because I didn't slip the line running number one", she said. Read More »

Rallying-Hyundai fill top three slots after day one in Sweden

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He then completed the final test of the event without any trouble to take his first victory in Rally Sweden , and also claim the points lead. This was fixed before he arrived at the next stage, and his rally lead over Breen stands at 5.9 seconds, aided by a win of the final stage of the morning. Read More »

Civilian Situation in Syria's East Ghouta Spiraling out of Control

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The death toll included 58 children and 42 women, the group said in what was termed as the deadliest attack in the city in the last few years. The European Union calls on all parties to the conflict, as well as the guarantors of the four De-Escalation Areas, to take all necessary measures to ensure the decrease of violence, the protection of the Syrian people by respecting International Humanitarian Law, and urgent humanitarian access. Read More »

Summit of Indonesian volcano Mt Sinabung 'annihilated' by eruption

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Surrounding villages were covered in a cloud of volcanic ash and multiple earthquakes brought down a shower of small rocks. Since 2013, Sinabung has been erupting fairly continuously, and as noted by volcanologist Erik Klemetti over at Discover , it's primarily involved explosions that have triggered pyroclastic flows. Read More »

RBI alerted banks on possible misuse of SWIFT

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The disclosure from City Bank comes as India has been gripped by an announcement by Punjab National Bank earlier this week that it had been the victim of a $1.7 billion fraud, although that case is suspected to involve the transfer of unauthorized loans from bank employees. Read More »

APC Suspends El-Rufai for 6 Months

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He said the decision to relocate the party office was approved by the majority members of the State Executive Committee because the former office was infested with thugs. "As governor of Kaduna State , El-Rufa'i's focused leadership and application of strategic policies and initiatives in his administration of the state has positively affected residents directly and led to massive infrastructural development". Read More »

New trade pact improves on Trans-Pacific Partnership

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New Zealand would also lose the ability to influence the ability of trade rules the deal would set for the region. The dairy industry alone is expected to save almost $86 million in tariffs and the country's exporters would save about $200m in reduced tariffs to just Japan once the reductions are fully implemented. Read More »

WA's north braces for destructive cyclone Kelvin

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The alert issued at 6.44am (local time) warned people in or near Bidyadanga to Sandfire including Bidyadanga to seek shelter immediately. People were warned to secure or remove loose material around homes and ensure emergency kits were ready. Read More »

Barry Bennell Sentenced to 31 Years for Sexually Abusing Underage Boys

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Some members of the public began to applaud as Bennell was sentenced to 31 years, which includes one year released on licence. "To those boys you appeared as a god.in reality you were the devil incarnate". Survivor Micky Fallon said he "welcomed" the sentence handed down to Bennell, saying the victims could now "move forward in our lives safe in the knowledge that our abuser is locked away and can no longer cause us any harm". Read More »

Shooting survivors bringing gun control message to state Capitol

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Yesterday, Emma Gonzalez , a senior at the school, delivered a powerful, rousing speech about gun control at a rally. I feel like our school isn't going to stop until there's change. "We have a very open campus, and it would be very easy for someone to walk on and start harming students", she added. "We need action", the organization wrote on Facebook . Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests Briton over disappearance of wife from yacht

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He said when he went on deck, his wife had disappeared. For example, portholes below the waterline had been opened and damage to the twin hulls appeared to have been caused from the inside, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. About a week later the coins were returned to Bennett at his home in Delray Beach, Florida . Rescue crews found him in a life raft about 30 miles from the Bahamas. Read More »

Record-breaking Lorentzen takes 500m speed skate gold

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Lorentzen's time of 34.41 seconds beat the previous record, set by Casey Fitzrandolph in Salt Lake City in 2002, by just 0.01 seconds. Havard Lorentzen became the first Norwegian victor of the Olympic speed skating men's 500m in 70 years as he was victorious on Monday with an Olympic record in PyeongChang. Read More »

Thrash Metal Legend Slams Donald Trump For Surprising Reason

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People of the Internet are baffled by a series of upbeat Tweets that show US President Donald Trump smiling and giving the "thumbs up" with the officers from the scene of the Florida school shooting , where 17 people were murdered. Reporter: Members of trump's own party say the tweet went too far. Florida Gov. Rick Scott , meanwhile, has called for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign. Read More »

Chelsea icon Frank Lampard was left frustrated after Messi's equaliser

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Chelsea last beat Barcelona in 2012 in the Champions League semi-finals and went on to win the competition for the first time. "We were very close to the ideal game", said Conte. "You have to have a lot of personality to play against this team who has 70% of the ball". In fact Messi's mere presence was giving Chelsea's defence the jitters - Andreas Christensen passed straight into touch to give away the cheapest of corners and Thibaut Courtois was lucky to get away with a mis-hit ... Read More »

Most say Trump, Congress could do more to stop mass shootings

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According to the new Washington Post-ABC News poll , 77 percent of respondents believe that the attack could have been prevented by more effective mental health screening and treatment. Forty-two percent felt the mass shooting in Parkland could have been prevented by allowing school teachers to carry guns versus 51 percent who didn't think so. Read More »

Meghalaya: PM Modi to visit Garo Hills on Feb 22

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The government, he said, was also encouraging Farmer Producer Organisation, the provision for agri-credit was raised to 11 lakh crore rupees from 8 lakh crore rupees. He went on to state that under CM Mukul Sangma, the state has emerged with the highest literacy rate. "We respect you. Without Meghalaya, India is not complete". Read More »

Choose identity, not money: NPF

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He said the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP)-BJP alliance has nothing to woo the Naga voters with except money and called upon the people to make the right decision. In its appeal to the people, the Congress , contesting 18 seats said, "The BJP is the political arm of the RSS and the Hindutva brotherhood driven by a devilish resilience to persecute all minorities". Read More »

India's investigators close bank branch at heart of fraud

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Police have also issued lookout notices for Mr Modi and Mehul Choksi , who heads jewellery retailer Gitanjali Gems and other companies, both of whom are overseas. "Everything is documented", Aggarwal told Reuters over telephone. The RBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday, which was a holiday in Mumbai . Read More »

Netflix's Sabrina Adds Lord of the Rings Star as Aunt Zelda

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In the '90s show, Aunt Zelda was the more strict one, while Hilda was more fun. In the TV series Sabrina the Teenage Witch , that ran from 1996-2003, the role was played by Beth Broderick. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist , this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature - half-witch, half-mortal - while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit. Read More »

Sunday Sales Bill Passes House

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After the Senate approves the changes, it will go to Holcomb's desk for final approval. Once passed, carry-out sales of alcohol will be allowed in the state of in from noon to 8 p.m. We will continue to work directly with policy makers to ensure that we achieve this result for our loyal customers. If passed and signed by the state's governor, the bill would take effect on July 1, public documents show. Read More »

Modi behind AIADMK merger: Panneerselvam

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The merger took place in August 2017. In a sensational revelation, Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam said he made a decision to merge his faction with another faction led by Chief Minister E Palaniswami on the advice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Read More »

BSF kills smuggler along Indo-Pak border in Punjab, seizes 10kg heroin

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A Pakistani drug smuggler was killed and 10 kg of narcotics as well as arms and ammunition seized along the Indo-Pak International Border (IB) in Punjab today, the BSF said. The BSF apprehended a Pakistani national near Maharsona border outpost in Fazilka sector on Tuesday. India has long accused Pakistan of training and arming militants and helping them infiltrate across the heavily militarized Line of Control into Jammu and Kashmir, its only Muslim majority state. Read More »

Trump signs directive calling for ban on bump stocks

The bill has bi-partisan support, with lead Senators Cornyn and Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) both experiencing tragedies in their respective states, including the Sutherland Spring, Texas church shooting last November, and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT in 2012. Read More »

Flood watch in effect for Decatur; sleet, snow possible this week

According to the National Weather Service , the combination of heavy rain and melting snow will cause flooding along some rivers in northern IL and northwest Indiana. Meanwhile, temperatures will be mild. Record breaking 60s are expected this afternoon . The record for highest daily temperature for February 20 is 63, set in 2016. Read More »

Cut in quantum of Cauvery water disappointing: Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami

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The announcement was made after a high-level meeting held by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. Just after the verdict, Stalin had begun urging the state government to cut across party lines on the dispute. The apex court's verdict, however, saw mixed reactions in Tamil Nadu. Palaniswami on Saturday said the Cauvery Water Tribunal had apportioned 192 tmcft of water to Tamil Nadu and diminishment of 14.75 tmcft, and distributing 177.25 tmcft to the state in the decision was "frustrating". Read More »

Battlefield 1's Apocalypse expansion closes out the Premium Pass today

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The Apocalypse DLC is now available to all Premium Pass owners and will become available to all Battlefield 1 owners in two weeks. Patch notes for the update have not yet been released, but we'll report back once we have them. This DLC also comes with a new stationary weapon, new assignments, new unlocks, and a new specialization type. Battlefield 1 is out now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One . Read More »

Teen accused in Florida school shooting confessed, authorities say; funerals begin

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Trump said earlier on Friday that he is traveling to Florida to meet with people impacted by the shooting . Arguably the most memorable moment came when high school student Emma Gonzalez took to the podium and attacked the United States president and other politicians for accepting political donations from the National Rifle Association, a powerful gun rights lobby group. Read More »

United States fails to put Pakistan on FATF watchlist

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He said in his tweet that our efforts paid off as no consensus was reached on U.S. led motion to put Pakistan on watch list during the FATF Paris meeting on Tuesday. Acknowledging that Islamabad has "always been selective" in combating terrorist groups who use its territory as a base of operations, an anonymous USA official told Reuters, "It is time for that to stop, and so we are working with our allies, who also are affected, to see effective action against groups such as the Haqqanis ... Read More »