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NRA's Wayne LaPierre Calls For Firearms In Schools At CPAC

NRA's Wayne LaPierre Calls For Firearms In Schools At CPAC The NRA is listed as a corporate sponsor next to Google and has an outpost for its television vertical set up at CPAC's "media row" next to The Daily Caller. "But the NRA , the NRA does care". "A "gun free" school is a magnet for bad people". "And evil must be confronted immediately with all necessary force to protect our kids". [Full Article...]

Work on TAPI gas pipeline starts in Afghanistan's Herat province

Work on TAPI gas pipeline starts in Afghanistan's Herat province Mobin Saulat, who is in Turkmenistan to attend bilateral and multilateral meetings on the TAPI project, called the event "historic and substantial positive turn in the pipeline's history". The MD said the pipeline would substantially add cheap, reliable and environment friendly energy into Pakistan's national pool and help in achieving socio economic progress in the region. [Full Article...]

Ice dancing, women's hockey semifinals on tap at Olympics

Ice dancing, women's hockey semifinals on tap at Olympics It happens at the world championships, where the Americans have won four straight titles over their neighbors to the north. Canada had won four straight golds in women's hockey , losing only in 1998 when the sport made its Olympic debut. [Full Article...]

United States announces 'largest ever' sanctions on N.Korea

United States announces 'largest ever' sanctions on N.Korea The Trump administration is hitting more than 50 vessels, shipping companies and trade businesses with sanctions in the latest bid to turn up the pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program, a senior administration official said Friday. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council to Discuss Syria Situation

UN Security Council to Discuss Syria Situation He said that five of the nine people killed today died in air strikes on Douma, the main town in the enclave east of Damascus , and that two of them were children. A main Syrian opposition group is calling on the global community to prevent Russian Federation from voting on a new U.N. Security Council resolution saying Moscow is part of the conflict in the Arab country. [Full Article...]

Assertion by India over emergency extension a distortion of facts: Maldives

Assertion by India over emergency extension a distortion of facts: Maldives Abdul Raheem Abdulla, the vice president of President Yameen's Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), said the Supreme Court's stay order means that the court has seen the state of emergency declaration vote as "something that can be lawfully done". [Full Article...]

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

The final race of Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career ends in disappointment They bonded over their love of dogs - and ski racing. "I struggled to keep the emotions together". Third behind the USA's Lindsey Vonn and Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel after the downhill section, the 24-year-old Gisin held her nerve in the slalom to overhaul Shiffrin's target time by 0.97 seconds, as the snow began to fall thick and fast. [Full Article...]

Students plan to join national walkout over gun control

Students plan to join national walkout over gun control Each student has a unique idea of what change may look like. "I wish that this doesn't stop because we just can't let the 17 people that died, let their names go in vain and then just forget about it and wait till the next shooting happens", Lobos said. [Full Article...]

Mesa High School Students Walk Out In Response To Florida Shooting

Mesa High School Students Walk Out In Response To Florida Shooting Hundreds of students from a high school in America walked out of lessons to march against gun violence . Melanie Weber , a student who survived last week's attack and is in Tallahassee, tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson she doesn't want the issue of stricter gun control measures to fade from view like after other mass shootings . [Full Article...]

Olympics: Zagitova wins figure skating gold, Miyahara 4th

Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada is now third, but Japan's Satoko Miyahara and Kaori Sakamoto are within striking distance. This performance was called the "worst short program ever for the US women's figure skating " by USA Today . Snapping at the heels of Medvedeva and Zagitova are talented juniors including one who has attempted a quadruple jump in competition. "Obviously, it did have an influence... [Full Article...]

Right-Wing Groups Target Florida School Survivors For Criticizing NRA

Right-Wing Groups Target Florida School Survivors For Criticizing NRA One such student is 17-year-old David Hogg , whose father's former profession as an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent has made him a particular target for these conspiracy theorists. liking the story on Twitter . The clip appears to show footage where Hogg was interviewed about a video he recorded in Redondo Beach, Calif. "And I'm going to make sure that those 17 innocent people who had t... [Full Article...]

RBS back in the black for first time in a decade

RBS back in the black for first time in a decade Despite a return to profitability, RBS still has numerous issues, including a potential fine from the US Department of Justice over the sale of mortgage-backed securities. "We have been heavily hit with the sins of the past, and still have one large litigation and contract issue with the US Department of Justice", McEwan said. [Full Article...]

School shooting survivors confront NRA, politicians

School shooting survivors confront NRA, politicians Throughout the event, Rubio found himself in the hot seat, fielding the majority of the questions. Senator Rubio is not without compromise, saying he is breaking with the NRA in his support for raising the age requirement to buy a rifle from 18 to 21 years old and that he is reconsidering his support for large-capacity magazines. [Full Article...]

HR McMaster may leave White House if Pentagon offers promotion amid tensions

HR McMaster may leave White House if Pentagon offers promotion amid tensions On Thursday, the Pentagon referred all questions about McMaster's future to the White House. "Any decisions with regard to the staff - the White House will make those determinations", she said. CNN previously reported that McMaster has been at odds with the President and other cabinet officials over the past year. CNN previously reported that McMaster appeared to be undercut last summer by fo... [Full Article...]

Bench vs Bench in Supreme Court

Bench vs Bench in Supreme Court On Thursday, Justices Mishra and Goel, sitting on separate benches, referred the matter to the CJI after being told that the three-judge bench headed by Justice Lokur had virtually stayed the February 8 order a day earlier. Can a three-judge bench overrule a three-judge bench verdict? In the other court headed by Justices Mishra and Roy, when the Wednesday order was shown to seek deferment of th... [Full Article...]

Texas School District Vows to Suspend Kids for Protesting Gun Violence

Texas School District Vows to Suspend Kids for Protesting Gun Violence Curtis Rhodes , the superintendent for the Needville Independent School District , said he was aware "there is a "movement" attempting to stage walkouts/disruptions of the school" and he threatened that students who participate in "any type of protest or awareness" will be suspended for three days. [Full Article...]

Pakistan placed on FATF's terrorist financing list

Pakistan placed on FATF's terrorist financing list Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman said USA and United Kingdom had requested the FATF to put Pakistan on the "grey list". U.S. state department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Wednesday said that the FATF was expected to take a decision soon on adding Pakistan to the "grey list" of countries not doing enough to curb terrorist funding. [Full Article...]

NBC's Winter Olympics ratings down but not exactly on thin ice

NBC's Winter Olympics ratings down but not exactly on thin ice Primetime coverage of the Olympic events on the second Wednesday of the games - last night, Wednesday, February 22 - showed a steep decline in ratings, Variety reports . Canada's Brady won gold during a nightlong men's ski cross event. Arielle Gold chipped in a bronze in the Ladies' Halfpipe, and John-Henry Krueger added a silver in the Men's Short Track Speed Skating 1,000 meters. [Full Article...]

Florida shooting: Trump supports better background checks for gun purchases

Florida shooting: Trump supports better background checks for gun purchases In the wake of the the fatal shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Florida , where 17 people were killed by a gunman , Trump has offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases while staying largely mum about the victims. [Full Article...]

UNICEF deputy director Justin Forsyth resigns after 'mistakes'

UNICEF deputy director Justin Forsyth resigns after 'mistakes' Forsyth's resignation on Thursday. He said he "apologised unreservedly" to the three workers at the time. Recently Forsyth admitted he faced complaints about "inappropriate" behaviour during his time in charge at Save the Children . Forsyth's UNICEF biography says he worked as a special adviser to British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and that he also worked for Oxfam before... [Full Article...]


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