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The woman's claims have been slammed by Mr Joyce's spokesman as "spurious and defamatory", while Mr Joyce himself said he has asked that the National Party to refer the claim to police. Mr Joyce did not directly tell Mr Turnbull he was resigning but spoke to Mr Cormann, who said Mr Joyce told him on Friday morning he would step down.
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    But a new study finds that's not the case, at least for laws that legalize medical marijuana . They then compared that trend with trends in states where the drug wasn't legalized. From 2001-2002 to 2012-2013, illicit cannabis use increased by 3.5 percentage points in states that never passed medical marijuana laws; 5.3 points in California; 7 points in Colorado; 2.6 points in states that passed laws earlier; and 5.1 points in states that passed laws later.
  • Small plane crash kills four in southeastern Utah

    Small plane crash kills four in southeastern Utah

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    The Kaupp family are pleading for help in locating the missing aircraft, asking people on social media to contact airports between Grand Junction and Albuquerque. The aircraft took off from Grand Junction at 10 a.m., but radar lost track of the plane 30 minutes later. He said the U.S. Civil Air Patrol is conducting searches in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico.
  • Former Trump Aide Pleads Guilty In Mueller Probe

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    The 32-count indictment filed on Thursday at the federal court in Washington , DC charges Manafort and Gates with laundering more than $30 million in funds they earned from lobbying work in Ukraine, which ended in 2014. According to a court filing revealed earlier in the day, Gates pleaded to charges of conspiracy against the United States and making false statements to FBI investigators.
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    Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Brent Walker said: "Whilst a major widespread snow event is now not expected, some parts of Southeast England could have the first significant spell of snow so far this winter during next week". Temperatures will drop over the weekend and be seven to 14 degrees below normal by Monday over England and Wales, not counting windy conditions that will make it feel even colder, AccuWeather reported .
  • NRA pushes back, says media 'loves mass shootings'

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    But after NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch was jeered by thousands of people over gun control at a CNN-sponsored town hall on Wednesday in Florida, she and the top NRA official not only appeared at CPAC Thursday, but they went on the attack ― blasting Democrats, the media, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation over its failure to act on tips that may have stopped the shooter in Parkland.
  • Florida Governor Proposes Tighter Gun Restrictions in Wake of School Shooting

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    The school plans an orientation Sunday for teachers and students, and to restart classes Wednesday. That's because Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has ordered his deputies to start carrying rifles on school grounds . It's just - there are no words."Peterson was yet to publicly comment on what happened". A telephone message left at a listing for Mr Peterson by The Associated Press was not returned.
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    His message to congress is more restrictions for buying guns especially when it comes to mental health issues. Mr Corcoran said the news about the resource officer's failure to respond did not dissuade him from moving ahead with what he was calling the "marshal" plan to let local law-enforcement officials train and deputise someone at the school who would be authorised to carry a gun.
  • US President Donald Trump's solution for school shootings: Arm teachers with guns

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    John Cornyn about a bill the Texan had introduced with Democratic Sen. The president's action was "a small, but vital step in the history of our movement" against gun violence, Murphy added. Thousands of students rallied Wednesday for tighter gun laws at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. Still, the discussion of some types of gun control legislation is a dramatic turnaround for Florida, which has earned the nickname the "Gunshine State" for its gun policies.
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    He did not ask for any specific weapons to be banned and a couple of times mentioned that he is a member of the National Rifle Association. It also opposes many Democratic proposals to restrict gun ownership, including limits on the size of magazines or a ban on semiautomatic rifles of the sort Cruz used in his attack.
  • Where are Trump's 'tougher' steps on Russian Federation?

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    Trump also questioned on Monday why Obama didn't do more to prevent Moscow from interfering in U.S. elections, tweeting: "Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election". "Total Fake News! " He praised his favorite television show, Fox and Friends for laying out a timeline he said showed "all of the failures of the Obama Administration" in combating Russian military involvement in Syria and its takeover of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.
  • Special counsel files 32-count indictment against former Trump campaign officials

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    These new charges are in addition to charges already filed against Manafort and Gates in federal court in Washington . A 33-year-old attorney fired last year by a prominent global law firm became the fourth person to plead guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, admitting Tuesday that he lied to federal investigators about his contacts with a Trump campaign official.
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Few showers Saturday, heavy rain Sunday

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    We will drop into the low 60s on Friday , still about 10 degrees above normal. Calm wind becoming east-southeast 5 to 7 miles per hour in the afternoon. SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Low 48. Monday night: A chance of showers. There will be more clouds for Wednesday and then the chance of showers begins to move into the area slowly, starting in our north and western counties before gradually dropping down into central Alabama.
  • How Brexit Has Put Citizen Safety in Play

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    The 27 leaders minus Britain were also debating how to choose a new European Commission chief next year to replace Jean-Claude Juncker. At least the Prime Minister is attempting to be collegiate in her approach as she seeks a broad consensus - perhaps Tony Blair should have done the same before the Iraq invasion of 2003.
  • Pentagon Says US Was Told No Russians Involved In Syria Attack

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    To remind, earlier the Ministry of Defense informed that have begun skilled-fighting operation of the newest fighters. The episode also raises questions about ongoing US cooperation in Syria with Russia , Assad's primary backer in a civil war that increasingly has overlapped with the United States' campaign against the Islamic State group.
  • Rovio shares tank after warning on profits

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    Rovio , best known for its viral mobile game series " Angry Birds ", is projecting 2018 revenues in the range of 260 to 300 million euros. Rovio Entertainment Oyj shares fell the most since an initial public offering in September. So far, the company is burning through its cash to bring more users on board, but revenue from its main products is tumbling. But investors have always been anxious about Rovio's ability to churn out new hit games and absorb the high cost of getting new users.