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Andrew Pollack, whose 18-year-old daughter Meadow was among the Stoneman Douglas victims, told Trump at the White House gathering he was there "because my daughter has no voice". We have to harden our schools, not soften them up", Mr Trump said. Later that month he said , "I don't want to have guns in classrooms, although in some cases teachers should have guns in classrooms, frankly".
  • CAN President mourns Billy Graham

    CAN President mourns Billy Graham

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    The funeral March 2 will cap nine days of mourning for postwar America's most famous evangelist, who died Wednesday at his home in North Carolina's mountains at age 99. DeMoss says invitations will be extended to President Donald Trump and former presidents. "Members of the public and Capitol Hill community are invited to pay their respects to the late reverend while he lies in rest", the speaker of the House of Representatives said.
  • UK, EU spar over who will be greenest after Brexit

    UK, EU spar over who will be greenest after Brexit

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    The environment secretary had criticised plastic straws during interviews on Friday but suggested that his hope of enforcing a ban could run into trouble with European Union legislation. According to the campaign group, Refuse The Straw, plastic straws take over 200 years to break down. The group argues that paper straws cannot be used for hot drinks and that metal straws could be risky for those with Parkinson's.
  • Five-day assault on Ghouta kills 400

    Five-day assault on Ghouta kills 400

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    Russia , which wields a veto on the Security Council, said it could support a 30-day truce , but not one that included the Islamist militants the onslaught is meant to target. "Other countries should send a clear message to Syria's chief enabler, Russia, that it needs to end its efforts to block the Security Council from taking action to stop these atrocities", said Lama Fakih, the campaign group's deputy Middle East director.
  • Immigration agency removing 'nation of immigrants' from mission statement

    Immigration agency removing 'nation of immigrants' from mission statement

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    Under President Donald Trump , the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is adopting a more aggressive and skeptical view of immigrants - the very people the agency is created to assist. In the past, the services provided by USCIS fell to the Immigration and Naturalization Service. According to a former Department of Homeland Security official, the previous statement included the notion of securing "America's promise as a nation of immigrants".
  • Protest in Istanbul against bloodshed in Syria's E.Ghouta

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    Earlier this week, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged an immediate suspension of "all war activities" in eastern Ghouta , where he said 400,000 people are living "in hell on earth". Mr de Mistura said he hoped the Security Council would agree to a resolution calling for a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta , but acknowledged it would be hard: "I hope it will".
  • Snow, Wind Coming to Northern Arizona With Next Storm

    Snow, Wind Coming to Northern Arizona With Next Storm

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    Once it ends, the focus turns to a storm system that is forecast to bring heavy snow to parts of the Northland from late Saturday into Sunday. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. The Winter Weather Advisory will expire this morning as the snow ends across the region. According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for portions of Coconino County through 8 p.m.
  • Myanmar accused of 'bulldozing' proof of crimes against Rohingya

    Myanmar accused of 'bulldozing' proof of crimes against Rohingya

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    Myanmar's Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye told the AFP news agency earlier this month that "when they [the Rohingya refugees] come back they can live in their place of origin or nearest to their place of origin". Myanmar state media reported in January that eight excavators and four bulldozers were working in the area. "We are not giving them a Bangladeshi passport or ID card", said H.T.
  • Turkish army strikes convoy near Syria's Afrin

    Turkish army strikes convoy near Syria's Afrin

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    Turkey launched its air and ground offensive on Afrin last month, seeking to drive out the YPG, which it deems a security threat along its border. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned Turkey's offensive on a Kurdish held area of northern Syria as causing unnecessary civilian casualties, as some counts put the toll as high as 120.
  • Lexi Thompson involved in rules issue at the Honda LPGA Thailand

    Lexi Thompson involved in rules issue at the Honda LPGA Thailand

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    She was trailed by compatriot Brittany Lincicome, an eight-time tour victor who stood in second at 12-under, followed by Australia's Minjee Lee who was one shot behind in third. She made six birdies during an eight-hole stretch to card a 4-under, 68. "I'm just trying to keep my head above water". World number two Sung Hyun Park, playing this event for just the first occasion, is just one back along with two-time victor, Amy Yang, Canadian Brooke Henderson, Americans Megan Khang and Brittany ...
  • US expected to open embassy in Jerusalem in May

    US expected to open embassy in Jerusalem in May

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    His comments come as the State Department notifies Congress on Friday that the Jerusalem embassy will open in May. Officials tell the Associated Press that the new US Embassy in Jerusalem will open much earlier than some had predicted.
  • NewsAlert: Bruce McArthur now charged with murders of six men: Toronto police

    NewsAlert: Bruce McArthur now charged with murders of six men: Toronto police

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    His disappearance was being investigated by Toronto police in connection with the disappearance of Navaratnam and Majeed Kayhan, 58, under an investigation dubbed Project Houston. A set of remains were confirmed to belong to Kinsman. Police laid three more first-degree murder charges against McArthur about two weeks later, related to the disappearances of Majeed Kayhan, 58, and Soroush Mahmudi, 50, and the death of Dean Lisowick, either 43 or 44, who had never been reported missing.
  • Arizona Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier ruled ineligible after drug test

    Arizona Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier ruled ineligible after drug test

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    Arizona is appealing the suspension for the positive test, which the school argues is not a result of renewed PED use, but a residual trace of the steroid Ostarine in Trier's system from 2016. "This is so frustrating and unnecessary, especially at this time of the season and Allonzo's career". The NCAA reported there was a trace amount of a banned substance found in Trier's system, but it was enough for him to be deemed ineligible.
  • Messi finally scores against Chelsea (cartoon)

    Messi finally scores against Chelsea (cartoon)

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    I really thought we were very good, had a game plan and did really, really well. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is dealing with an huge amount of pressure, as there is much media speculation that he could be sacked sooner rather than later.
  • Seoul picks up $260-per-meal tab for N. Korea delegates

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    Pence's chief of staff, Nick Ayers, said that the planned meeting - first reported by The Washington Post - would have included an "uncompromising message" delivered by Pence about the "maximum pressure campaign" the Trump administration is waging to try to deter North Korea from proceeding with its nuclear program.