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NZ ranked least corrupt country, again

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In 2016, Denmark tied with New Zealand for the top spot, it has now dropped slightly behind to the second least corrupt country in the world, with a rating of 88. TI's table is compiled by awarding countries a score of between one and 100, based on data from 12 worldwide organisations including the World Bank, African Development Bank and the World Economic Forum. Read More »

Bruce Hamilton recalls Rev. Billy Graham's deep Jacksonville ties

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Graham retired to his mountain home at Montreat, North Carolina, in 2005 after almost six decades on the road and calling people to Christ. In 1957 he invited the civil rights leader Martin Luther King to join him on a 16-week stint in NY, which more than two million people attended. Read More »

Sessions orders review of FBI after shooting

They are taught listening and communications skills, undergo classroom training and receive on-the-job training with other representatives to learn how to write reports . Each incident like the one in Parkland brings calls for more strict laws on gun sales and ownership, but gun rights campaigners regularly succeed in stifling those calls. Read More »

Abbas calls for worldwide peace conference at UNSC

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Addressing the council, US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned that turning to the United Nations and rejecting the US role in peace talks "will get the Palestinian people exactly nowhere toward the achievement of their aspirations". UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed that "there is no Plan B" to a two-state solution. Abbas said the principle of two-states living side-by-side with full sovereignty must be preserved, but he said the U.S. Read More »

What is US doing to prevent Russian meddling in next elections?

There were also concerns about Russian Federation retaliating and whether the United States should use similar tactics. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., said that even after Obama formally named Russian Federation, the administration declined to declassify information related to meddling by the Kremlin. Read More »

Minneapolis Students Walkout, March For Gun Control

Hundreds of students from West Boca Raton High School walked out of class Tuesday morning and headed toward Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to show solidarity with the students who lived through last week's horror-filled shooting rampage. Read More »

'Reckless slurs': Brexiteers slammed for undermining Northern Ireland peace treaty

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Ireland's deputy prime minister has accused Brexit-supporting MPs of being "irresponsible" and "reckless" after they called into question the validity of the Good Friday Agreement. Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet with the DUP and Sinn Fein to discuss how power-sharing can be restored in Northern Ireland. However, the region has been without a devolved administration for more than 13 months following the collapse of powersharing between the DUP and Sinn Fein. Read More »

Health history of accused Florida shooter shows failure of government agencies

Details on that incident were not immediately available, although James Snead told the Times that Cruz had to leave school because of fighting. They said Cruz was very polite and followed all their rules. Alfonso Calderon, a 16-year-old junior, said he hopes that the trip begins a conversation between the Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott and the students over commonsense laws on guns. Read More »

Lawyer says Melania Trump's parents are legally United States permanent residents

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Viktor and Amalija Knavs have been living in the United States with green cards and have been frequently spotted in Washington since their son-in-law assumed the presidency. Viktor and Amalija Knavs , 73 and 71 years old, respectively, are retired, and they maintain regular contact with the Trump family, often traveling with the first family on trips to Mar-a-Lago and Bedminster, New Jersey. Read More »

Czech skier pulls off huge upset to win gold

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Now, Shiffrin is pulling out of Tuesday's downhill race, just a day after she said that she wanted to race after struggling in training. Ledecka has never placed higher than 19th in a world cup super-G race. Under a bright sun and on a course that was not very steep, Goggia was better than anyone at a hill where she beat Vonn in two World Cup races last March. Read More »

Conservative Twitter accounts complain of lost followers in apparent bot purge

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Users are urged to enable verification of their account via their phone number to unlock their accounts. Twitter periodically culls accounts that it deems suspicious or fake , such as those powered by automated bots . Russian-linked Twitter bots shared Donald Trump's tweets nearly half a million times during the final months of the 2016 presidential election. Conservatives have long accused Twitter of targeting them specifically. Read More »

Mueller Tacks On Another Guilty Plea In Russia Probe

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The new charging document filed in federal court in Washington could be a superseding indictment, adding new charges or even new defendants to the charges filed last October, accusing Manafort and Gates of money laundering and failing to register as foreign agents for their work related to Ukraine, among other crimes. Read More »

Fla. school shooting suspect returns to court

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The fact that someone who was so steadfast in support of gun rights now acknowledges the need for changes "really shows how important what we're doing is", he said. "It is unknown what he is buying the gun for", the report was quoted as saying. "And you're against saving the lives of innocent children and we are going to be voting you out". Read More »

Trump Spent His Sunday Night Hate-Tweeting About Oprah

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The California representative's comments follow Trump lashing out at Winfrey on Twitter after a " 60 Minutes " segment aired that featured the OWN founder interviewing MI voters about the current political climate. "The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect". This comes after Oprah has repeatedly stated that she has no interest in running for president and has handled the tribulations of the Trump presidency with a quiet dignity. Read More »

Natalie Portman regrets Polanski petition

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A warrant for the director's arrest had been issued 32 years prior after he fled the United States before his sentencing. But even under the lens of Time's Up , the 36-year-old says she gained something from signing the petition: the ability to empathize with people who make mistakes. Read More »

Oshoala Laments Flamingoes' Failure To Qualify For U-17 Women's World Cup

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Cameroon were forced to a 1-1 draw by their Nigerian counterparts in the return leg after the first game ended in a 2-2 draw. "I'm very sure we can put up a better performance and beat them in Yaounde". Elsewhere on the continent, Ghana demolished Djibouti 19-0 on aggregate to book Africa's third and final spot at Uruguay 2018. Though the Flamingos tried hard by forcing the Cameroon Ladies to a 1-1 draw in Sunday's second leg tie, it was not enough for them to get the World Cup ticket as ... Read More »

Florida dominates TripAdvisor's 2018 'best beaches' in the country awards

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St. Brelade's Bay Beach, St Brelade, Jersey St. Brelade's Bay Beach on Jersey in the Channel Islands looks like it belongs in the Caribbean 7. It is so popular that - in the global stakes - the beach was ranked one spot above the Anse Lazio beach in the Seychelles, also beating Manly Beach in Sydney (16th), Agonda beach in India (18th) and Punta Yuva in Costa Rica (24th). Read More »

Hands off? Players take precautions because of norovirus

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Touching hands and stuff, you never know where hands are. Needing a win to avoid elimination, the US men's hockey team delivered with a 5-1 victory over Slovakia on Tuesday. The IIHF already has announced expanding the 2019 world championships to 10 teams, and IIHF council chairwoman Zsuzsanna Kolbenheyer said the quality of women's hockey around the world is good enough for this step. Read More »

CNN to hold town hall with students and Florida's politicians

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And it appears that sentiment has become part of the anthem of Stoneman Douglas High students as they've made their way to Tallahassee to meet with state lawmakers today. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., an outspoken critic of congressional inaction on gun control, seemed to think the students could make a difference. Film star George Clooney, Hollywood director Steven Spielberg and media mogul Oprah Winfrey each contributed $500,000 to help fund the March rally in Washington. Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. launches 'Trump Towers' in Pune

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Trump Jr, the eldest son of the US President, is in the city where an ultra-luxury Trump Tower residential apartments is coming up in association with three Indian real estate players - Unimark, Tribeca and the RDB Group. "But we had to turn them down because of my father". The Trump Organization is now pursuing four real estate projects in India: one each in Gurugram, Kolkata , Mumbai and Pune. Read More »

South Korea closely watching North Korea's progress on new nuclear reactor

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The encounter would have been the first scheduled between senior officials from the Trump administration and Pyongyang , which are in a standoff over the North's development of nuclear weapons capable of hitting the United States. The news surfaces as she wrapped up her visit to South Korea for the Winter Olympics ceremonies. "It is not appropriate to mention information on North Korea's nuclear program in detail for now". Read More »

North Korea widens its hacking net

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Several months ago, the US blamed the rogue nation's hacker group Lazarus for carrying out the WannaCry cyber-attack, a ransomware attack that infected the computer networks of banks, hospitals, and companies around the world. APT37 is also looking at a wider range of industry verticals such as chemicals, electronics, manufacturing, aerospace, automotive and healthcare organisations, it added. Read More »

Child reportedly missing after van swept into river near Orangeville

Paul Nancekivell. The driver, a woman, was able to get out of the vehicle and was not injured, OPP say. A woman was taken to hospital as a safety precaution after the vehicle she was in left the road into the Grand River west of Orangeville, but there are reports of a child missing from the vehicle. Read More »

Bahrain Imprisons Rights Activist, Nabeel Rajab

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In July, Rajab was sentenced to two years on charges of spreading false information during interviews he gave to regional television channels, in which Rajab discussed the country's internal situation in 2015 and 2016. Rajab, a leading figure in pro-democracy protests that swept Bahrain in 2011, is already serving a prison sentence for making "false or malicious" statements about authorities in Bahrain. Read More »

Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) (CCI) - Technical observation

The relative volume of the stock is 1.18 while its market cap is $43.73 billion. Latest trading price was 0.58% upbeat to its 50-day moving average and above 4.50% to its 200-day moving average. Keybank Association Oh holds 0% of its portfolio in CarMax Inc. (NYSE:T) for 614,313 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund has 2,740 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Read More »

Two men stabbed to death as knife attacks add to grim…

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Met Police confirmed two murders had taken place, but said they were unaware of any other "critical incidents". The first attack took place just metres away from where a shrine was built and a candlelit vigil held for Lewis Blackman, who was killed in Kensington on Sunday . Read More »

Officer shot, killed in Prince George's County, sources confirm

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Prince George's Police Department tweeted:"With broken hearts, we are announcing that one of our officers was shot and killed today". The shooting occurred on Chadsey Lane in Brandywine, and sources told FOX 5's Paul Wagner the suspect, who had a protective order against him, used a shotgun to kill the officer, who was not in uniform. Read More »

Ramaphosa tells South Africa: get some morning exercise

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On Friday, Ramaphosa delivered a message of optimism and renewal Friday in his first state of the nation address , saying it's time for South Africans to put discord behind them and that the country will "turn the tide" on corruption in state institutions this year. Read More »

Teen invents device he claims can protect students during a shooting

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Justin Rivard, a Somerset High School student, is the enterprising young man who managed to develop a revolutionary product that could very well save the life of students and teachers during a school shooting. "We immediately, within a week of having these, went through an entire drill, all throughout the building, really walking through students and staff", Principal Donnelly added. Read More »