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Presidential Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced at a briefing Thursday that President Trump plans to meet with members of the video game industry next week "to see what they can do" on the issue of gun violence. On the other side of the president, Republican Sen. John Cornyn , R-Texas, and Sen. Trump even dinged Sen. Pat Toomey , R-Pa., and Joe Manchin , D-W.Va., who are pushing their bill to broaden background checks to include pre-purchase reviews at online and gun ...
  • Republicans signal no quick moves on guns despite Trump push

    Republicans signal no quick moves on guns despite Trump push

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    But after a week of talk, after students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School personally lobbied lawmakers , and the President continued his public push to overhaul the country's gun laws , members of Congress departed Washington on Thursday afternoon without having voted on a single gun bill and without any plans in the near future to take action on one.
  • Nuclear weapons row: U.S. accuses Putin of breaching Cold War-era treaties

    Nuclear weapons row: U.S. accuses Putin of breaching Cold War-era treaties

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    The Pentagon recently mentioned Russia's work on two of those weapons: the underwater drone with intercontinental range and a hypersonic "glide vehicle" , which is a weapon that Washington and Beijing also are working on. He said Putin's speech underscores the importance of improving relations with Russian Federation. Her comments came hours after President Putin announced that Russia has developed a number of advanced weapons systems, including a nuclear-powered cruise missile , ...
  • USA makes staff cuts at embassy in Cuba permanent

    USA makes staff cuts at embassy in Cuba permanent

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    The State Department said the embassy "will operate as an unaccompanied post, defined as a post at which no family members are permitted to reside". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson chose to reduce the diplomatic presence in Havana at the end of September due to the inexplicable symptoms suffered by at least 24 intelligence officers, diplomats and their relatives, who reported falling ill after hearing odd sounds and feeling vibrations.
  • 'Pretty much everyone on the plane threw up': Monster storm wreaks havoc

    'Pretty much everyone on the plane threw up': Monster storm wreaks havoc

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    Friday's nor'easter brought heavy rains, strong winds and intermittent snow. But the pilot of a plane that did take off reported that "pretty much every one on the plane threw up ". On March 2nd, a nor'easter, bomb cyclone, winter storm or whatever other names the weather people are calling it now, rolled through the Northeast and wreaked all sorts of havoc in the region.
  • 32-Year-Old College Dropout Refuses to Leave Dorm

    32-Year-Old College Dropout Refuses to Leave Dorm

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    Palmer also said she felt "very isolated" and "really lonely" living in the dorm, noting that no one else lives in her wing of the dorm besides a middle-aged nurse who Hunter is also trying to evict. The former geography major ignored numerous eviction notices and the fed-up university is taking her to court to have her dragged out. She says it is because the school wronged her.
  • Rutgers beats Minnesota 65-54 to advance in Big Ten tournament

    Rutgers beats Minnesota 65-54 to advance in Big Ten tournament

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    The computer has now simulated Iowa vs. MI 10,000 times and locked in against-the-spread and over-under picks. When the Big Ten Tournament bracket was revealed Sunday night and IN found itself as a No. But the Wolverines' Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman missed the front end of a one-and-one. "As you are filling out your bracket, you're going to like MI, because we think of them as an elite offensive team", Greenberg said.
  • Early Voting for March Primaries Ends Tomorrow

    Early Voting for March Primaries Ends Tomorrow

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    She also reported that in governor election years, there will not almost be as much voter turnout as presidential election years. The March primary election is Tuesday, March 6th. 22 - Republican (99), Democrat (39). "Anytime we have local candidates on the ballot, in contested races, it always brings voters out", said Randall County Election Administrator Shannon Lackey.
  • Coastal storm to bring high wind, rain, snow to Pennsylvania

    Coastal storm to bring high wind, rain, snow to Pennsylvania

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    In Massachusetts, officials are bracing for street flooding. The storm is undergoing bombogenesis, with the storm's central air pressure plummeting by more than 24 millibars in 24 hours. "If you do not have to travel today", he said, "I encourage you to stay off the roads". At high tide on Friday morning, the water in Boston Harbor reached 14.36 feet, which was the third-highest water level on record.
  • Toys R Us' UK unit begins liquidation

    Toys R Us' UK unit begins liquidation

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    Some stores in the portfolio may be subject to closure in the coming days, and administrator Moorfields Advisory Limited has advised shoppers to take advantage of the discounts while they can. "Private equity plus distressed retail equals collapsed assets", he said. Over in the U.S., Toys R Us have been planning to close about 180 of their locations across the country in an attempt to restructure its costs and hopefully emerge from bankruptcy, as CNBC reported in January.
  • The Biggest Target Of Trump's Tariffs Isn't China - It's Canada

    The Biggest Target Of Trump's Tariffs Isn't China - It's Canada

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    Worldwide trade experts believe that the policy mechanism behind the president's decision will make it easier for other countries to enact tit-for-tat tariffs in the name of national security. But Cowen and Company analyst Novid Rassouli says the tariffs shouldn't cause too much inflation . 'The DAX appears to be leading the declines in European markets this week, with vehicle makers already under pressure as a result of this week's German court decision regarding bans on diesel cars, ...
  • Great Yarmouth bin collections to resume from Monday

    Great Yarmouth bin collections to resume from Monday

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    All collections of household, recycling and garden waste across Richmondshire have been cancelled for today due to the severe weather conditions, Richmondshire District Council says. Households due to have had their blue bins emptied this week will have to wait until the week beginning March 12. The spokesman added: "Crews will be exceptionally busy trying to catch up, so if you do not need a green bin collection, please do not present it until your next scheduled collection".
  • Across Ventura County, children honor Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day

    Across Ventura County, children honor Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day

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    Seuss's birthday. Be sure to enjoy your favorite Dr. Seuss books, too. "Dr. Seuss did not fulfill his father's wish to become a real doctor, but he fulfilled the wishes of his heart". They have a few different activities planned for the hour, such as a reading of one of Seuss' books. On March 2, the Ward County Library will kick off the Seuss birthday celebration at 3 p.m.
  • Forecast: Amid snow, rain, wind could be biggest concern

    Forecast: Amid snow, rain, wind could be biggest concern

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    The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a High Wind Warning and Winter Weather Advisory for the area. "If at all possible, do not go out during the height of the storm". Winds could gust as high as 29 miles per hour. This is not a remotely similar situation. High: 63. Wind: E 5-10 miles per hour. High: 63. Wind: N 5-10 miles per hour.
  • Al Shabaab attack police camps in Mandera

    Al Shabaab attack police camps in Mandera

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    According to security sources, the heavily armed militia who numbered about 100 attacked the camps at mid night on Thursday. Police said the militants attacked two police camps in the Fino area of Mandera County and lso, damaging communication towers as they terrorized area residents.
  • 'Most uses' of neonicotinoids pose risk to bees, study finds

    'Most uses' of neonicotinoids pose risk to bees, study finds

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    The ban is hoped to be broadened now that the persistent insecticides have been confirmed to pose a risk to bees when dust from seed planting contaminates wild flowers and insects, and when wildflowers near crops take up some of the c.95% of the chemical that ends up in the soil.