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Britain suggests longer Brexit transition

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Sky News understands that the UK Government wants clarity from the European Union as to why the bloc has specified 31 December 2020 as the end of the transition. A fourth Scottish Conservative, Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson, later said he "wholeheartedly backs" the letter, but that his name was not on it due to an "admin error". Read More »

Student walkout over gun violence held at Moses Lake High School

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Students say they are frustrated with the lack of action regarding gun control, and that it's time for their voice to be heard. "I didn't know how many people were going to show up, I had no idea". "We are protesting gun violence (and) lawmakers turning their backs on the issue, and hoping to promote awareness that this has got to stop, " Roth said. Read More »

Parkland students turned away from meeting Florida lawmakers

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And I'm not - as I said, I'm a parent, but I have not been in this position. President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott were offered the opportunity to participate in the town hall and take questions from the students and the Stoneman Douglas community by appearing live from Washington and Tallahassee, CNN said. Read More »

Justin Trudeau: Canada doesn't support separatists

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will hold a strategic-level dialogue with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday ahead of Friday's bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau . Read More »

Florida school shooting survivors call for stricter gun laws

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Some of the students and parents who lived through the Florida shooting or lost a child when a gunman opened fire, killing 17 people, fought back tears or raised their voices as they urged the president to find a solution. "This is a simple thing that should have been taken care of October of past year", Ostunio said. People have labelled Mr Trump as "ignorant and self-centred" for having to reminded to say " I hear you ". Read More »

President Trump to meet with shooting survivors

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It is just not right. During a " listening session " with President Donald Trump Wednesday, Parkland students and parents demanded action on gun violence. Flanked by his two sons, who also addressed President Trump , Pollack reminded the audience that the only place he can visit his daughter now is in a cemetery in North Lauderdale, Fla. Read More »

After Florida Shooting, Trump Calls For New Regulations On Bump Stocks

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Over the weekend, the White House said he had spoken to Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn about a bipartisan bill created to strengthen the Federal Bureau of Investigation database of prohibited gun buyers. Following the shooting in Sutherland Springs a year ago, the president said, "We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries, but this isn't a guns situation". Read More »

Students and parents demand action from Trump on gun control

Andrew Pollack, whose 18-year-old daughter Meadow was among the victims, told Trump that it was far too easy for people such as Cruz to acquire weapons. "The process on sanctions is long; it's arduous; it's not pretty, but when the evidence is there and we're ready, we go ahead with the sanctions", one official said. Read More »

Trump humiliates himself after tweet calling for investigation of Obama, Dems Video

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United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should investigate former president Barack Obama as the Russian meddling in the 2016 election took place during his administration. Trump's comments came in the aftermath of Mueller filing charges last week against 13 Russian individuals and three Russian entities for allegedly conducting an "information warfare" campaign against the US with fake stories and commentary about divisive USA issues in an ... Read More »

Trump Drags Sessions Into His Meltdown Over Russian Meddling

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While Trump and even some Democrats have criticized the Obama administration for not speaking up enough on Russia's actions before the election, Obama did take some steps to reprimand the country. "The Russian "hoax" was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia - it never did!" "We regret [the North Koreans'] failure to seize this opportunity", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement. Read More »

Flood watch in effect; sleet, freezing rain later

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This graph, provided by the National Weather Service, shows the Fox River in Burlington cresting at 11.27 feet, slightly above flood stage for the area. ELKHART, Ind. (AP ) - Crews are using boats to help northern IN residents amid flooding from melting snow and heavy rain moving across the Midwest. Read More »

Tiger Snake Visits Melbourne CBD

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It is thought the scaly creature crawled into the gutter on the corner of Spencer and Collins streets about midday after falling to the tarmac during the course of a joyride beneath a vehicle. "They do show up occasionally". Interestingly, he doesn't mention the possibility of the snake catching a V/Line from Castlemaine. Tiger snakes are highly venomous and typically aggressive. Read More »

UN Uncovers Iran Supplying Weapons to Houthis

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The 15-member council is negotiating a resolution, drafted by Britain in consultation with the United States and France, that would condemn Iran for violating an arms embargo on Houthi leaders and include a council commitment to take action over it. Read More »

Hunter, a Church Pastor, Killed in Case of Mistaken Identity

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Police say Michael Marsh had an electronic coyote call that Dunn heard. A Taylorsville man has been charged following a shooting that occurred on Monday, according to an Alexander County Sheriff's Office press release. EMS rendered aid on the scene and Rev. Marsh was transported by ambulance to Wake Forest Baptist Health - Wilkes Medical Center. Marsh died at about 8 p.m. Read More »

US Embassy in Montenegro Is Attacked, but Only Attacker Is Killed

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The embassy released a notice warning American citizens to avoid the complex, which is located in the country's capital, Podgorica, and to monitor local media for updates . During the late 1990s, that rump Yugoslavia, consisting of Serbia and Montenegro, was repeatedly bombed by the US -led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation coalition over the civil war and ethnic cleansing in neighboring Kosovo. Read More »

Cricket legend 'cheated on me with his new wife'

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Also, according to the reports in Express Tribune, Reham had tweeted about the same accusing Imran of meeting Bushra even when she was married to him. The claims came as Imran Khan-led party was preparing to contest the general election to be held in July this year.The PTI chief was previously married to British socialite Jemima Goldsmith in 1995. Read More »

Restrictive gun laws not the answer

They can keep this fight going a long time. In the week since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left 17 people dead, students at the Parkland school have unleashed what they hope will become a movement . "Background checks, extensive background checks that can delve into and find people that have a mental illness that should not have any weapon in their hand", Gillespie said. Read More »

Trump Attacks Sessions, Obama over Russian Election Interference

We do see it, and you need to stop. A second official said that "a couple of big countries" were reconsidering their purchases as a result of the global diplomatic "demarche". " Barack Obama - It was his job, it was on his watch". In a tweet today , Trump defended his response to the Kremlin's attack on the U.S. electoral system by saying, "I have been much tougher on Russian Federation than Obama, just look at the facts ". Read More »

Israel says it thwarted an Islamic State plan to bomb Australian flight

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However, Australian officials did not provide details about how they had gathered intelligence about the planned attack or if the Israeli military was involved. For that plot, the New South Wales Joint Counter Terrorism Team charged 49-year-old Khaled Mahmoud Khayat and 32-year-old Mahmoud Khayat with two counts each of acts in preparation for a terrorist act. Read More »

Pence was Ready to Meet N. Korean Delegation, N. Korea Cancelled

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The Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea have seen North Korea engage in a charm offensive, sending athletes, cheerleaders and the sister of its leader Kim Jong Un to attend the Games and meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The report comes after months of escalating rhetoric between Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump , as Pyongyang refuses to slow progress in developing a nuclear warhead and ballistic missile system capable of hitting the US mainland. Read More »

Trump pushes for ban on modified guns

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He referred to the memorandum while detailing meetings he'll hold this week and next to discuss ways to keep students safe after a mass shooting at a Florida high school. And in December , The New York Times reported that ATF officials were telling various federal and local officials that the agency would not be able to restrict the devices without new legislation, despite a regulatory review the Justice Department had already announced. Read More »

Marco Rubio Jeered at Town Hall on Banning Assault Weapons

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If you look at the law and its definition, it basically bans 200 models of gun [s] in this - about 220 specific models of gun [s], okay? "I just listened to your opening, and thank you". "Sen. Rubio and I have a good relationship", he said. "But I want to explain to you why it would not". One of the first parents to take the state was Fred Guttenberg , whose daughter was shot in the back as she ran away from the shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, on Valentines day. Read More »

Previewing Parkland shooting survivors' rally at State Capitol

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He became emotional at times during his speech . The guns have changed but our laws have not. A student from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School headed to the rally told WUSA9's Mike Valerio that she hopes "we can change something in our society and make schools a safe place again". Read More »

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

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The river would have to rise another foot to the 13 feet threshold for water to begin backing up through the village's storm drains, the weather service said. - The Rock River at Joslin was at 11 feet and rising; flood stage is 12 feet. "We just got to wait for it to go down", Terry Teeter, who installed pumps to keep water away from his house, told WOOD-TV. Read More »

Ferry explosion injures 25 in Mexico

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Images from the resort show the damage done to the side of the ferry, and people with injuries to their arms and legs. At least 18 passengers were injured in a Wednesday morning ferry explosion at Mexican spring break hot spot Playa del Carmen . Read More »

United States govt.: N.Korea cancelled meeting with Pence

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The Washington Post named the Rocket Man's sister, Kim Yo-jong and Kim Jong Nam, North Korea's head of state as the envoys. "At the last minute, DPRK officials decided not to go forward with the meeting". Earlier, the US Vice President warned that Washington was planning to impose the " toughest and most aggressive " sanctions against Pyongyang . But after Pence condemned North Korea's human rights abuses and announced a plan for new US sanctions over the North's nuclear and missile ... Read More »

USA evangelist Billy Graham dies aged 99

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Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush. Among Graham's most remarkable accomplishments, he's counseled every U.S. President from Harry S Truman to Barack Obama. But his stamp on American religious life was and will remain enormous. While attending Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, Jerry Drace and a classmate of his traveled to Chicago to attend one of Graham's "crusades" in 1971. Read More »

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

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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 »