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The final race of Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career ends in disappointment

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But as dominant as Vonn was in the downhill, Shiffrin almost matched that in the slalom, posting the third-fastest time with 40.52 seconds. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland was 1.44 seconds back to earn the bronze . Vonn said she had watched video of downhill gold medalist Sofia Goggia of Italy, and said that damage to one of her skis may have cost her time in the downhill event on Wednesday. Read More »

North Korea cancels meeting with Vice President

The delegation's trip should "help advance the process of settling peace on the Korean Peninsula including the improvement of inter-Korean relations and denuclearization", the Unification Ministry said. 20, 2018. "At the closing ceremony their lines of movement will not cross", a senior official of Seoul's presidential Blue House told Yonhap news agency. Read More »

Cops And Educators Agree: Arming Teachers Is A Terrible Idea

Asked by VOA News to respond to teachers who say they do not want guns in their classrooms, Trump replied, "These would be people that actually would want them". Trump appeared to be endorsing a plan to raise the minimum age to buy assault-type weapons . This law, signed by Governor Bill Haslam, essentially follows Trump's recommendation allowing Tennessee school systems to hire retired law enforcement officers after they meet certain requirements, like training. Read More »

Grand Canyon helicopter crash victim dies, bringing death toll to 4

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The other injured tourists are Ellie Milward, 29, and Jennifer Barham, 39. Three of the seven people aboard - Becky Dobson, 27; Jason Hill, 32; and Stuart Hill, 30, - died at the scene, police said. He was strong, courageous and I will never forget him. Ellie is critical and is continuing to fight. Last week hundreds of mourners attended a memorial to the three in their home town of Worthing, West Sussex. Read More »

Trump Wants Teachers To Go Through Special Gun Training To Combat Shooters

Mr Trump earlier voiced support for the idea of arming teachers during an emotional White House meeting on Wednesday with students who survived the shooting and a parent whose child did not. "And we're going to be focusing very strongly on mental health , because here's a case of mental health", he added. But his suggestion of arming teachers drew scorn at the town hall meeting. Read More »

Center Withdraws ITI Requirement from Railway Recruitment Test

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So, the minimum qualification for Group D recruitment has been relaxed, he added. Many people did not know about this, and it was unfair to candidates who had been preparing over the past years for this examination, Goyal said. To enable refund of this amount, candidates will be required to submit details of their bank accounts online. Question Paper In 15 LanguagesIn order to ensure candidates all across the country take the exam comfortably, question paper will be provided in Hindi, ... Read More »

Trump challenges Sessions to probe Obama on Russian Federation

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Trump, who has regularly criticized Jeff Sessions over his recusal from the Russian Federation investigation, misspelled the attorney general's last name despite having nine characters left in Twitter's 280-characters-per tweet limit. In July 2017, Trump told the New York Times he would have gone with another choice for attorney general if he'd known that Sessions would recuse himself, calling it "unfair to the president". Read More »

UK Economy Grows Less Than Expected on Brexit Unease

An another key issue that is already causing a schism among member states is the idea of linking European Union funds to respect for the rule of law, and migration policies. The EU says Britain can not have a selective access to its single market or customs union, saying the more rights it will have vis-a-vis the bloc in the future, the more obligations it must accept as well. Read More »

Construction starts on Afghan section of Turkmenistan gas pipeline

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The 1814 km pipeline is estimated to transport 33 billion m3/y of natural gas from Turkmenistan to South Asia for the next 30 years. Pakistan and India will attend a groundbreaking ceremony of the Turkmenistan section of the United States dollars 10 billion TAPI gas pipeline project that will help ease energy shortages in South Asia, Pakistan Foreign Office said. Read More »

Rights group: Turkey not avoiding civilians in Syria strikes

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Department of Defense spokesperson's statement that the ongoing Turkish operation in Syria's Afrin region has resulted in civilian casualties. "Our heroic soldiers are fighting selflessly and courageously, moving toward Afrin step by step by destroying the fortifications the separatist terrorist organization has carefully prepared for attacks against Turkey", Erdoğan said. Read More »

Rubio grilled by Parkland shooting students, parent

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NRA spokesman Dana Loesch was also grilled as she repeatedly stressed that that enforcement of mental health laws rather than new gun restrictions are the answer to preventing school shootings. Little room for questioning whether raising the minimum age to purchase that gun could have stopped him. Loesch said it was not a matter of prioritizing one right over another. Read More »

Saudi, China, Turkey block United States move against Pak on terror watch list

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The report said the USA is still trying for the FATF to take a decision on this by today. However, Pakistan's foreign minister, and former defence minister, confirmed that after taking a look at the state's action against Afghan refugees and the residents of FATA, the global powers were convinced that Pakistan is indeed taking action against terrorists. Read More »

Ivanka Trump arrives in S.Korea

However, South Korean officials say there will be no formal meeting between North Korea and the US. She told media at the airport that she is "very, very excited to attend the 2018 Winter Olympic Games (and) cheer for team US". Ivanka Trump's delegation includes White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Commander of US Forces Korea General Vincent Brooks, and Senator James Risch, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism. Read More »

Takata faulty airbag manufacturer reaches settlement in US

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On Friday, a lawyer for TK Holdings said the company is on the verge of receiving court approval for its reorganization and $1.6 billion sale of its non-air bag businesses. In addition to Virginia, Maryland and the District, the states that settled with TK Holdings are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, ... Read More »

Donald Trump says arming some teachers would stop shootings 'instantly'

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Trump , despite his new push for at least some gun-control changes, stressed his backing for the NRA on Thursday, tweeting that "the folks who work so hard at the NRA are Great People and Great American Patriots". On Wednesday, Trump held a listening session with student survivors and parents affected by last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people . Read More »

Pence accuses media of 'fawning' over sister of North Korea leader

She will have dinner with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at his residence, the Blue House, on Friday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister spent three days staying in luxury hotels during the Winter Olympic games while the majority of her country's population can't afford to eat, according to reports. Read More »

Trump floats two-step plan for gun control: More guns, more control

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He also insisted, while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), America's schools are soft targets that need to be "hardened" in to protect the nation's children. A professional gambler killed 58 people and injured more than 500 with rifles fitted with bump stocks in Las Vegas in the USA state of Nevada last October in the worst mass shooting in morden US history. Read More »

Winter Olympics: Sofia Goggia wins Italy's third gold medal

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This will be the first meeting for Shiffrin, a slalom expert, and Vonn, a downhill legend, on the slopes in Pyeongchang after countless weather postponements jumbled the schedule, resulting in Shiffrin sitting out several events. "But I have to be pleased that I'm still in a fairly strong position going into the slalom ". Rydzek finished with an overwhelming 52.7-second advantage as the Germans won. Read More »

Hyundai's Genesis Brand Tops Consumer Reports Luxury Carmaker Ranking

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Audi , BMW , Lexus and Porsche rounded out the top five brands. Indeed, as I heard it spelled out when Hyundai made a decision to spin up its luxury brand, the automaker was taking its already existing single-car lineup and uploading a model atop the one top-of-the-line model they had ad the time. Read More »

Big security operation as Spartak Moscow fans visit Bilbao

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According to Spanish news agency EFE, the officer fell the ground without being struck and his colleagues immediatekly began trying to resusitate him. At his postmatch news conference, Athletic coach Jose Angel Ziganda said: "We didn't know anything". Spartak posted a lengthy call for good behaviour on their official website, reminding supporters that there were no tickets available and that "the cashier's office will not work". Read More »

5 arrested following threat against southern IN school

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Montana has seen a rash of reported school threats since the shooting that killed 17 people on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. "I'd like to ask parents out there, "When's the last time you've actually, actually walked into your kids' rooms, other than picking up their dirty laundry?" "Actually snooping inside their rooms, looking under their mattress to see what they're possessing?" In Columbus, two juveniles were arrested following social media threats. Read More »

YouTube Apologizes for Shooting Conspiracy Video

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Hogg has become a strong voice in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, making the 17-year-old a familiar face campaigning for stricter gun laws. In the case of the Parkland school shooting, students have been accused of being manipulated by the Democratic Party, running interference for the F.B.I., representing antifa (anti-Fascist) activists, and being bankrolled by billionaire George Soros , a favorite bogeyman of the far right. Read More »

Cinemark theaters banning large bags

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Cinemark has announced that they will not allow large bags in their theaters. It was July 2012 at a Cinemark theater in Aurora, Colorado, when 12 were killed and another 70 were injured in a shooting during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises . Read More »

Ice, sleet expected again in east Oklahoma

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Freezing precipitation could fall again Wednesday and possibly Thursday morning in eastern Oklahoma, forecasters said. Rain and warmer temperatures - with lows above freezing and highs in the 40s - are expected to return over the weekend. Read More »

Police officer catches child falling from building

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An Egyptian police officer had an immaculate reception when he was in the right place at the right time. Egypt's Interior Ministry released a video of the incident showing the three policemen all rushing to catch the child as he plunges towards the ground. Read More »

Police advocacy group says it opposes arming teachers

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Although the deadline for introducing bills in the Nebraska Legislature has passed this year, Halloran said he would be interested in offering legislation next year to allow selected teachers and administrators to carry concealed weapons. Read More »

Dutch Reaffirms Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

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Some three dozen countries, hundreds of local government bodies and worldwide organizations have so far recognized the killings of 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as Genocide. The genocide proposal was put forward by the conservative Christian Union (CU) party, a junior coalition partner in Prime Minister Mark Rutte's four-party coalition government. Read More »

Terrorist Trying to Attack Israeli Soldiers Dies After Being Shot by IDF

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Abbas outlined the Palestinian vision for peace and told the council: "We are ready to begin negotiations immediately in order to achieve the freedom and independence of our people". The Palestinian Authority leader in recent years has angered Israelis and Americans by noting only Muslim and Christian roots in the Holy Land. Your negotiating partners? Are we the secular liberal democratic movement that you want to empower as an inclusive movement? The PPS said 213 Palestinians, including ... Read More »

Barnaby Joyce to address future as resignation speculation mounts

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Victorian MP Andrew Broad became the first Nationals federal MP to call for the leader to quit, vowing to bring the matter to a head at a party room meeting in Canberra on Monday. The Deputy Prime Minister has announced he will hold a news conference at 2pm today. "As leader of the National Party of Australia in a Coalition government, he is my Deputy Prime Minister", Mr Turnbull said. Read More »