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World News WH: President Open To Improving Background Checks
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What did the students say? Number 5 says, "I hear you". If I knew that, I would have been at the school every day if I knew it was that unsafe. "And I know he's with me, cheering me on to be strong but it's hard". How did Donald Trump respond? "We must move past cliches and exhausted debates and focus on evidence-based solutions and security measures that actually work".

World News Canada High Commission cancels dinner invite to Khalistan terrorist
Author: 0 Canada High Commission cancels dinner invite to Khalistan terrorist

A statement from the Canadian's PMO office said: "This individual should never have been invited to any event on the program, and his invitation has been rescinded". Trudeau was accompanied by Canadian federal ministers Harjit Singh Sajjan and Amarjit Bains. Amarinder Singh thanked Trudeau for his explicit stand on a united India.

World News 'Arm teachers with guns': Donald Trump's solution to school shootings
Author: 0 'Arm teachers with guns': Donald Trump's solution to school shootings

President Donald Trump to discuss school safety and shootings, at the White House in Washington , U.S., February 21, 2018 . After hosting a listening session at the White House with Florida shooting survivors and listening to their heartbreaking pleas to change gun control laws, Donald Trump reached a very baffling conclusion - the solution to ending the blood spill in schools is, wait for it...arming the teachers! A seething father who lost his 18-year-old daughter in the ...

World News Father of Florida Shooting Victim Confronts Rubio Over Gun Control
Author: 0 Father of Florida Shooting Victim Confronts Rubio Over Gun Control

Bob Menendez noted Rubio's stated openness to banning large-capacity magazines - and invited his Republican colleague to sign on to cosponsoring a bill to do just that. "If [schools] want to have armed guards, if they want to have retired military, if they choose and teachers volunteer to be armed.that's up to each individual school.

World News Trump questions why Obama administration is not subject of Russian Federation investigation
Author: 0 Trump questions why Obama administration is not subject of Russian Federation investigation

Trump tweeted. "Why didn't Obama do something about the meddling?" The Obama administration did take some actions toward Russian Federation before the election, but its most significant retaliatory measure came after Trump's victory. The deal was approved through an inter-agency process, not just the State Department. Trump said Sessions had taken a "very weak" position on "Hillary Clinton crimes".

World News River Flood Warnings Issued
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A little further north along the Mississippi River, Wabasha has a 51 percent chance of reaching the minor flood stage of 12 feet but just an 11 percent chance of reaching the major flood stage of 18 feet. Ervin saidt th crest was lowered because there is now less water flowing out of the Green River into the Rock River. Landowners are also advised to make sure that dams, culverts and catch basins are free from debris and functioning properly, if safe to do so, said Gagnon.

World News #PNBScam: Supreme Court to hear petition to
Author: 0 #PNBScam: Supreme Court to hear petition to "deport" Nirav Modi on Friday

Since they had no pre-arranged credit limit, the branch official asked the companies to put down the full amount as collateral so that the bank could issue the Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) to authorize the credit. "None of them will be spared", he said. "We chose to arrest him after spotting discrepancies in his statements", said a CBI official. It also named Gitanjali Gems , Gili India and Nakshatra - companies promoted by another jeweller, Mehul Choksi, who is Modi's uncle.

World News Senate approval sends budget-cutting bill to governor's desk
Author: 0 Senate approval sends budget-cutting bill to governor's desk

He said the number of bills still alive in the Senate was slightly higher, 116 of the 126 bills introduced at the start of this year's session. A bill that would cut state agency budgets by almost 2 percent is headed to Gov. It is administered by State Treasurer Ken Miller's office. Senate budget chair Kim David, R-Porter, said it's time to finish with the current budget, so leaders can begin work on the 2019 fiscal year.

Author: 0 Sanders says Trump wasn't blaming Florida shooting on FBI Russia investigation

Under intense pressure to address the alarming proliferation of mass shooters using assault-style rifles, Trump has indicated it's time to move swiftly on guns created to kill a lot of people. She also said Trump was interested in making background checks more efficient, and implementing ways of improving the background check process.

World News US Embassy in Montenegro attacked with grenades; assailant reportedly dead
Author: 0 US Embassy in Montenegro attacked with grenades; assailant reportedly dead

Montenegro's government said the unknown assailant hurled the grenade into the embassy compound around midnight (1100 GMT) and then killed himself with another explosive device. Goldstein said, and the building was not damaged. " Avoid the Embassy until further notice ", said an alert sent from the embassy on Thursday, local time .

World News Passengers flee horror ferry explosion on party boat at popular Brit resort
Author: 0 Passengers flee horror ferry explosion on party boat at popular Brit resort

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico said in the evening that it was aware of seven Americans hurt in the incident, while Canada's diplomatic mission said it had not received any information that any of its citizens were harmed. Video taken after the blast and posted online showed at least two ambulances on the dock attending to some of the injured. The ferry, owned by Barcos Caribe, was docked at a pier in the popular Playa de Carmen tourist destination in Cozumel when one of its sides exploded ...

World News Florida House Debates Porn, But Refuses To Discuss Assault Weapons
Author: 0 Florida House Debates Porn, But Refuses To Discuss Assault Weapons

The bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Ross Spano , said that research has "found a correlation between pornography use and mental and physical illnesses, difficulty forming and maintaining intimate relationships, unhealthy brain development and cognitive function, and deviant, problematic or unsafe sexual behavior", at a hearing last month before the House's Health & Human Services Committee.

Author: 0 Investigate Obama administration over Russian Federation meddling

Trump later reissued his tweet with "Sessions" spelled correctly. Mr Trump has previously criticised Mr Obama for not doing more to prevent Russian meddling . During testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Sessions pushed back against calls that a special prosecutor be appointed to look into the FBI's handling of the Clinton email probe.

Author: 0 Ivanka Trump to attend Olympics Closing Ceremony with U.S. delegation

Ms. Trump, a winter sports enthusiast, said she was honored to lead the US delegation. Lee Jeong-mi, leader of the Justice Party, which calls for engagement and reconciliation with North Korea, said the meeting, even though it was called off, demonstrated that both sides are willing to talk.

Author: 0 False story claims Trump nixed Obama library funding

Trump also tweeted this morning about an accusation from a former employee at Trump Tower, Rachel Crooks, who told the Washington Post that he forcibly kissed her in 2005. Late on Saturday night, Trump linked the admitted mistake by the FBI around last week's school shooting in Parkland with the Russian Federation investigation.

World News Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week - flash floods
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The enlarged river at Cincinnati crested at about 55.4 feet Tuesday night, which is about 3.5 feet over flood stage. The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a flood watch for east Arkansas, north MS, southeast Missouri and West Tennessee.

World News Republicans Seek to Block Pennsylvania Map Aiding Democrats
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It's even possible, he adds, they could take over two more . "This will finally give any Democrat running in the general election a better chance to take the district". The lesson in all of this, as National Journal political editor Josh Kraushaar puts it : "You can't take the partisanship out of politics". The map released Monday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court alters the Fifth District, transforming it into the 15th District and pushing Potter County into the 12th District.

Author: 0 USA says N Korea passed up meeting with vice president

The vice president's office had arranged a meeting with Kim Yo Jong , the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , and another top-level official. Pence was reportedly going to bring up that North Korea should abandon its ballistic and nuclear missile program aspirations. But since the Winter Olympics began earlier this month in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the speeches, which some American officers say they can recite almost word for word, have given way to pleasant choral and folk music, ...

World News Countries are too slow in fighting corruption: watchdog
Author: 0 Countries are too slow in fighting corruption: watchdog

It explained that majority of countries are moving too slowly in their anti-corruption efforts, saying that many countries have made little to no progress in the last six years. The worst performing regions are Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. "No activist or reporter should have to fear for their lives when speaking out against corruption".

World News Lindsey Vonn's father was not happy with her downhill run
Author: 0 Lindsey Vonn's father was not happy with her downhill run

Goggia's gold is Italy's third at the Games, two fewer than the U.S. who are sixth in the medal table with a disappointing haul of 13 medals. "So if I could physically continue skiing then I absolutely will". Vonn will have one last race Thursday, taking on Team USA teammate and rival Mikaela Shiffrin in the combined event. "I'm so proud to have competed with such unbelievable girls", she added.

World News At least 36 killed after bus veers off cliff in Peru
Author: 0 At least 36 killed after bus veers off cliff in Peru

In addition, 20 others are injured, said the head of civilian defence in the regional government, Jacqueline Choque. Air Force helicopters are helping rescue survivors. This is the second bus tragedy to happen this year, following one of Peru's worst accidents , which left 52 people dead after a bus plummeted down a cliff face.

World News Daughter Sets Up Father to be Carjacked by 2 Other Teens
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Harris County Constables were dispatched to the home of Preston Barry who reported that he and his friend Susan Mize had been robbed. Mize was arrested at her home and has reportedly denied being involved in the plot despite not calling 911 to report the carjacking .

World News Bruce Hamilton recalls Rev. Billy Graham's deep Jacksonville ties
Author: 0 Bruce Hamilton recalls Rev. Billy Graham's deep Jacksonville ties

Rev. Billy Graham , the famous evangelist who died on Wednesday , was a charismatic preacher, a counselor to presidents, and a leading figure in American evangelicalism . Reverend Billy Graham influenced people all over the world but his greatest impact may have been right here in his home state of North Carolina.

World News Florida dominates TripAdvisor's 2018 'best beaches' in the country awards
Author: 0 Florida dominates TripAdvisor's 2018 'best beaches' in the country awards

Some 355 beaches made the big list in destinations as far flung as Brazil, Indonesia and Spain. Bournemouth was voted the fifth best beach in Europe - proving that the United Kingdom is a fine holiday destination for beach lovers. The top honors this year went to Clearwater Beach Florida, which was followed by #2 Siesta Beach, also in Florida. Overall, Florida dominates the list with six of the top 10, and eight of the 25.

World News Trump's envoys seek UN support for peace plan
Author: 0 Trump's envoys seek UN support for peace plan

But I will decline the advice I was recently given by your top negotiator, Saeb Erekat. The Palestinians want to set up a state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, lands Israel captured in the 1967 war. Abbas in his speech said that an outcome of the peace conference should include a freeze on the United States moving its embassy to Jerusalem - although he did not set such a freeze as a precondition for convening the peace conference.

World News The Mueller Russian indictment
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Summary: Russia released a statement denying any meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election or before. The FBI during the Obama administration did begin investigating Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election through email hacks and pushing fake news on social media.

World News Freezing rain, snow coming to Sioux City Thursday
Author: 0 Freezing rain, snow coming to Sioux City Thursday

Thursday is predicted to be cold, with wind chill values as low as 5 degrees throughout the day. Snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is possible over parts of central Kansas, tapering to an inch or less across south central Kansas.

Author: 0 Trump considers raising purchase age for certain firearms, amid gun control talks

Faced with the personal anguish wrought by the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead, Trump pledged action, saying: "We don't want others to go through the kind of pain you've been through". Speaking at the White House on Tuesday, Trump said he has directed the Justice Department to propose a law to make the accessories illegal, the BBC reported .

World News Ruling party lawmaker, 3 others killed in road accident in India
Author: 0 Ruling party lawmaker, 3 others killed in road accident in India

More details are unavailable at the moment, but what can easily be made out from the pictures is that both the auto and the truck were at considerably high speeds. Lokendra Singh is an Indian politician and a member of the 16th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh of India. Lokendra Singh, who was the Noorpur ( BJP ) legislator from Bijnore, died in a vehicle accident today.

World News John Worboys Supreme Court ruling: Metropolitan Police loses appeal against victims
Author: 0 John Worboys Supreme Court ruling: Metropolitan Police loses appeal against victims

Police launched an appeal at the Supreme Court , arguing the legal precedent set by the ruling could have an adverse impact on their operational effectiveness in future investigations. The UK Supreme Court "unanimously" ruled in the women's favour today in what the BBC describes as a "landmark" judgment. The case of John Worboys won't actually be affected by the Supreme Court case brought by his victims.