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Army awards medals to three students killed in Florida shooting

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The USMA believed he would have earned his place at West Point as well, showing all of the qualities one hopes for in a leader, a soldier, a human being. The Medal of Heroism recognizes individuals whose performance "involved the acceptance of danger and extraordinary responsibilities", the Army told TheDCNF. Read More »

Winter Olympics: Vonn sets record but settles for bronze

I have had a lot of ups and downs, mostly downs, in that time. But for Vonn , it was another heart-breaking performance after finishing sixth in the Super G on Saturday. She won the Olympic downhill in Vancouver, along with a bronze in Super-G. Her body has been beaten down by so many crashes, so many spills, and so much stress that the next World Cup season could be her last. Read More »

19 people injured in bomb explosion

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According to Military spokesman of the injured 7 from Army, 5 from Sri Lanka Air force and 7 civilian. The condition of two Army personnel was critical, the Army said. However, Daily Mirror newspaper quoting the spokesman said "the explosion can not be ruled out as an act of terrorism as of yet. The cause can be ruled out after the government analyst inspects the scene". Read More »

Chase suspect dies of apparent poisoning on 101 Freeway in Ventura

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The vehicle came to a stop in the center median, though CHP officers told KABC it's unclear if the suspect crashed of stopped the vehicle on his own. They found the vehicle on northbound Highway 101 north of Oxnard Boulevard and attempted to pull the auto over. Investigators found a dead man, 35, inside the auto. Read More »

Ivanka Trump to lead US delegation to closing of PyeongChang Olympics

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When asked if North Korea would be on the agenda for any potential talks during Ivanka Trump's visit, Noh said, according to Yonhap: "Issues of mutual interest could naturally be on the table during the process of the visit". Traveling with her as part of the US delegation will be White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. A senior White House official described the visit by Ms. Read More »

Columbus pastors remember Billy Graham as inspiration

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The Reverend Billy Graham died Wednesday at his home in the American state of North Carolina, a spokesman said . His ministry spanned decades, reaching world leaders and common people around the world , including some local pastors who shared their thoughts on Graham's legacy . Read More »

Manohar Parrikar Stable, Condition Improving Says Goa BJP

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While the Chief Minister's Office and Lilavati Hospital have insisted that Parrikar, a former Defence Minister, is responding well to treatment, he failed to attend the ongoing Assembly Budget Session, giving rise to speculation on the severity of his ailment. Read More »

Chicago bank executive investigated as part of Mueller's Russian Federation probe

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In January 2017 Federal Savings Bank lent Manafort and his wife mortgage loans of $5.3 million and $1.2 million for a another property at 377 Union St.in Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn. In court documents filed Friday, Mueller's office said investigators have uncovered new evidence of bank fraud. Mueller indicted Manafort and his business associate, Richard Gates, late past year. Read More »

Trump tries to shift blame to Obama for not countering Russian meddling

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Facebook's vice-president of adverts has been criticised for tweeting that Russian-bought ads had not been created to sway the U.S. election. They are part of an organization known as the Internet Research Agency, which the indictment alleges was designed with the intent to influence the 2016 presidential election through social media activity and grassroots organizing. Read More »

Winter Weather Advisories Call for More Lowland Snow Through Friday

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On Friday, there's a slight chance of a rain and snow mix during the daytime. Despite dumping enough to detour and cancel bus lines and shut down schools and offices, Bishop says February remains drier than normal. The low will be 31 with an east wind of 5 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. High near 35. Northeast wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. Less than a tenth of an inch is possible. Read More »

Ministers must cut air pollution in dozens of cities, judge rules

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Mr Justice Garnham will deliver his ruling on the case in London on Wednesday. Mr Justice Garnham said the government's approach to tackling nitrogen dioxide pollution was "seriously flawed". Labour MP Mary Creagh, chair of Parliament's environment select committee, said: "Millions of people in the United Kingdom live with illegally high levels of air pollution, which results in 40,000 early deaths every year". Read More »

Donald Trump orders ban on Las Vegas-style bump stock gun modifications

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Bump stocks came into the national discussion after the October 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas , where the gunman altered several of his rifles in order to enable his weapons to fire like machine guns. That left the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) to regulate bump stocks . They can be bought for as little as $100 without the need for a criminal background check. Read More »

Bump stock prices skyrocket after president proposes ban

The president had invited the teen survivors of school violence and parents of murdered children in a show of his resolve against gun violence in the wake of last week's shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and in past years at Newtown , Connecticut, and Columbine , Colorado. Read More »

Goggia takes downhill gold; Vonn earns bronze

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Japanese short-track speedskater Kei Saito failed a pre-competition test in Pyeongchang and Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who won a bronze medal , tested positive during the games. They're all different but this latest one will surely carry plenty of meaning. The internet seemed to be just as emotional as Vonn - and proud. "The last eight years have been full of ups and downs", she said, "a lot of downs, I'd say, especially from 2013 until now". Read More »

Stepmother of missing 5-year-old Wichita boy arrested

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The grandmother stated that family members contacted social services and reported abuse in the past in another state, but nothing had yet been done about it to her knowledge. He was last known to be wearing black sweats, white socks and a gray shirt with a bear on it. Two relatives of the boy told the Wichita Eagle they had concerns about the boy's welfare in the past, and the child's great aunt said she contacted the Kansas Department of Children and Families last spring. Read More »

Macron proposes tighter asylum rules in major test of parliamentary majority

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NGOs have lashed out in particular at plans to double the time asylum seekers can be held in detention to 90 days and halve the amount of the time they have to appeal if turned down for refugee status. Macron was sworn in as France's new leader previous year, pledging to be tolerant about immigration. The bill, which is created to curb illegal immigration, makes it a criminal offence to enter France without going through one of the country's 404 official border points. Read More »

More Must Be Done To Protect Children

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Trump spoke during a White House ceremony Tuesday recognizing bravery by the nation's public safety officers. Trump is being called out for creating an illusion of executive action . If after reviewing the comments the ATF decides to rewrite the machine gun definition to include bump stock devices , barring their sale and possession, the agency could then re-examine prior rulings and guidance it had made on the production of the device to private manufacturers. Read More »

Glencore reported a 44% profit growth in 2017

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Adjusted attributable income was $5.51 billion or $0.39 per share, compared to $1.99 billion or $0.14 per share a year ago. Glencore said its higher earnings were "primarily" driven by higher commodity prices during the year, with market sentiment also improving. Read More »

Sanders: Clinton should have spoken up about Russian bots during election

In the same press conference, Sanders also melted down trying to defend Trump's attempt to blame the shooting on the FBI's investigation of Russian collusion. Alas, the press secretary said that just because the FBI failed to act on a tip about the Parkland shooter because they were busy with the investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russian Federation doesn't mean that Trump thinks the FBI failed to act on a tip about the Parkland shooter because they were busy with ... Read More »

At least 36 dead as bus veers off cliff in Peru

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Local media reports suggest that the coach, which belonged to the Rey Latino company, had registered 45 people on board, however due to the numbers killed and rescued it seems more passengers were picked up along the way. Despite its importance, the vast majority of the road is narrow, with a single lane going each way as it meanders through the Andean hills. Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski sent his condolences to the victims' families on Twitter. Read More »

Number of United States anti-Muslim groups growing under Trump, watchdog says

The number of hate groups has risen 20 percent since 2014, the civil rights monitor noted in a conference call with members of the press. Past year brought "a substantial emboldening of the radical right, and that is largely due to the actions of President Trump, who's tweeted out hate materials and made light of the threats to our society posed by hate groups", Heidi Beirich, director of the SPLC's Intelligence Project, told reporters. Read More »

Davis: Pelicans would have been contender if Cousins stayed healthy

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You don't know. So you just gotta take it year-by-year and just see. The New Orleans Pelicans are battling for a spot in the 2018 National Basketball Association playoffs, but Anthony Davis believes his squad would have been a legitimate title contender had DeMarcus Cousins not gotten injured. Read More »

Assembly Republicans making changes to association self-insurance bill

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The second asks the state legislature to pass a law making sure pre-exisiting conditions are covered - no matter what happens at the federal level. State senators and representatives worked until almost midnight, voting on a number of bills backed by Republican Governor Scott Walker as they try to wrap up their 2017-2018 legislative session. Read More »

Reports of 'mass poisoning' at Gold Coast school

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A number of students have allegedly taken a mystery substance at St Stephen's College on the Gold Coast . Staff at St Stephen's College in Upper Coomera rang for paramedics at 12.45pm on Wednesday after noticing the health of several boys deteriorate. Read More »

Wisconsin Mom: "We Can Make a Difference in Gun Legislation"

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The group maintains the time to act is now on stronger gun laws and policies to protect children. Each one wrote a special message on cards that will make their way to Parkland, Florida, where 14 students and three adults were killed in last week's school shooting. Read More »

Yellowstone Hiker Fatality Last Summer Linked to Treasure Hunt

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The report also states that Murphy's death was an accident. The 53-year-old from Batavia was found June 9, a day after his wife reported him missing. Authorities have asked Fenn to call off the treasure hunt, but he refused. She said, "I hope your quest won't be adversely affected by these current events". Read More »

Donald Trump urges ban on gun bump stocks

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Seeking to show action days after a deadly school shooting in Florida , Trump spoke during a White House ceremony recognising bravery by the nation's public safety officers. "It's shameful for the president to be hiding behind the 17 victims of gun violence, and somehow make it all about him", said former Senior FBI Official Frank Figliuzzi. Read More »

Hundreds of students leave school, walk to shooting site

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Unfortunately, one thing that is lacking in the entire debate over the "assault weapons" ban: Would it work? The public manifestations came as students from Douglas High boarded a bus Tuesday afternoon for Tallahassee, where they planned to press for changes to Florida's gun laws . Read More »

Olympics: Goggia wins downhill (4)

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She'd torn the ACL previously and has also broken her ankle and arm since then. South Korea was not originally scheduled to compete in the ski jumping team competition. The United States has a fixation at the Olympics on winning gold. She produced the fastest time Sunday and the third fastest Monday despite easing up before the finish. Read More »

School shooting met with another round of calls for gun controls

So I guess my words were just empty words in the spur of the moment. "Here we are, 17 more lives lost, so when do we change?" he asks in the video, which has been watched more than 14 million times. According to a Washington Post columnist, when the Second Amendment was adopted in 1791, the state-of-the-art firearm was a flintlock musket that fired paper cartridges loaded with gunpowder and a lead ball. Read More »

US Attorney General announces a new 'Cybersecurity Task Force'

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The size of the new unit remains undisclosed, though its first mission has already been given by Mr. Sessions who explicitly asked it to investigate efforts of any parties looking to interfere with the USA elections or critical infrastructure, or use the Internet for illegal purposes such as stealing personal data or attempting to spread radical ideologies. Read More »