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Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg exposes Dana Loesh's pro-gun rant Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg exposes Dana Loesh's pro-gun rant
- February 26, 2018

No. "Honestly, it's disgusting. [The NRA acts] like they don't own these politicians, but they do", Hogg said during an appearance on ABC's "This Week". Hogg and other student survivors of the Parkland shooting, which left 17 people dead and 16 others injured, have called for tougher gun control following the incident and have been especially critical of politicians who receive donations from the NRA . (more...)
Ivanka Trump hits Pyeongchang for diplomatic talks, Olympic closing ceremony Ivanka Trump hits Pyeongchang for diplomatic talks, Olympic closing ceremony
- February 26, 2018

Entering the VIP enclosure at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, President Moon shook hands with Ivanka Trump, and soon afterwards with Kim Yong-chol, but there was no interaction between the American and North Korean delegations. The US president's daughter, Ivanka Trump, sat one row in front of North Korean general Kim Yong-chol. "Choe Ryong Hae and Hwang Pyong So were in Incheon", he added - referencing the high profile arrival of a North Korean delegation for the Aisan Games in 2014 . (more...)
Democrats release memo, rebut Republicans on Russian Federation probe Democrats release memo, rebut Republicans on Russian Federation probe
- February 26, 2018

The release of the Democratic document came weeks after the Republicans released a memo of their own . They also included details of subsequent warrant applications that were obtained to continue surveillance of Page. All were appointed by Republican presidents: two by George W. Bush, and one each by George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. It says the dossier didn't even get to the FBI until more than seven weeks after the the investigation was opened. (more...)
Michelle Obama set to release 'Becoming' memoir in November Michelle Obama set to release 'Becoming' memoir in November
- February 26, 2018

Memoirs by former first ladies usually sell well, with notable works including Laura Bush's " Spoken from the Heart " and Hillary Rodham Clinton's " Living History ". "I talk about my roots and how a girl from the South Side found her voice", Obama tweeted Sunday. The deal between the two is believed to be well in excess of $65 million, according to Newsweek . (more...)
Michael Steele spars with CPAC head over official's comments on race Michael Steele spars with CPAC head over official's comments on race
- February 26, 2018

And for him to stand on that stage and denigrate my service to this party, and for you as a friend to sit there and go, 'Well, you've been critical of this party.' There's only one word I can say, and I can't say it on this air. Steele did not elaborate on whether he thought Walters" comment was indicative of the Republican Party as a whole, saying he was "not going to project that out'. (more...)
Cars, Cash And Watches Seized In Raids Targeting Kinahan Gang Cars, Cash And Watches Seized In Raids Targeting Kinahan Gang
- February 26, 2018

A number of other men involved in the global Kinahan cartel in Ireland were also targeted during the raids. "This CAB investigation is into a Dublin based Organised Crime Gang", said a garda spokesperson. A large quantity of seized documents, as well as mobile phones and other electronic devices containing data will be analysed by the Cab to determine their evidential value. (more...)
Rapper NBA YoungBoy Arrested For Kidnapping Rapper NBA YoungBoy Arrested For Kidnapping
- February 26, 2018

The report says that the rapper was arrested on some serious charges. YoungBoy was scheduled to make an appearance at The Moon nightclub in Tallahassee, but reportedly never made it to the venue. He's now on probation and received a suspended sentence of ten years, three years of probation, 250 hours of community service and a $5000 dollar fine for an aggravated assault charge. (more...)
Barack Obama to speak in Sydney in March Barack Obama to speak in Sydney in March
- February 26, 2018

The New Zealand United States Council announced on Sunday it would host Mr Obama at speaking events in Auckland and Sydney on March 22 and March 23, respectively. Mr Grice said that in terms of Obama's programme, three days is quite a long time. Grice said discussions about a visit started in August, before the election. (more...)
First baseman Logan Morrison and Twins are working on a deal First baseman Logan Morrison and Twins are working on a deal
- February 26, 2018

Morrison slugged a career-high 38 home runs in 2017 while slashing.246/.353/.516 in 601 plate appearances with Tampa Bay. I thought I had it all figured out, and I actually did pretty well that first half-season. But he also barely played after mid-August due to a fractured left shin, and as he gets back into shape post-surgery Sano is also facing a possible suspension for harassing a female photographer. (more...)
Squirrel narrowly avoids an early demise during snowboard giant slalom Squirrel narrowly avoids an early demise during snowboard giant slalom
- February 26, 2018

As you'll see in the clip below, a "rogue squirrel" ran onto the middle of the snowboarding course and it narrowly missed a nasty end courtesy of Austria's Daniela Ulbing . "I saw it coming from the right side and it was so close to my board", said Ulbing, who survived her brush with the squirrel but failed to beat gold medallist Ester Ledecka in her next run. (more...)
Palestinian Killed by IDF Forces in Fishing Zone Incident Palestinian Killed by IDF Forces in Fishing Zone Incident
- February 26, 2018

In a statement released on Saturday, Hamas said that the Saudi foreign minister seeks to mislead the public opinion and distort the image of the legitimate Palestinian resistance. Atef Abu Saif, spokesman of Fatah, told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the mission in Gaza followed meetings between Egyptian and Hamas leaders. Even as the Egyptian intelligence delegation arrived in the Gaza Strip, so too did a delegation from the Palestinian Authority, in order to take charge of government ... (more...)
United Nations adopted proposal sponsored by Peru to cease fire in Syria United Nations adopted proposal sponsored by Peru to cease fire in Syria
- February 26, 2018

The UN Security Council also called on all parties to -immediately- lift the sieges of populated areas, including East Ghouta, Yarmouk, al-Fu'ah, and Kefraya. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia had repeatedly called an immediate cease-fire unrealistic. Iran, whose Revolutionary Guards and militiamen are fighting alongside Mr Assad's forces, said it and Syria would respect the United Nations resolution. (more...)
Judiciary can not project a fractured face, says outgoing SC Judge Judiciary can not project a fractured face, says outgoing SC Judge
- February 26, 2018

Four senior most judges of the Supreme Court had also held an unprecedented press conference on January 12, accusing recent Chief Justices of India of selective allotment of sensitive cases of national importance to "preferred Benches". The decision of the CJI to set up the constitution bench follows this week's criticism by a three-judge bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur, Kurian Joseph and Deepak Gupta over alleged lack of judicial discipline after another three-judge bench headed by Justice ... (more...)
From Pakistan To India, Sportspersons Mourn Sridevi's Death With Condolence Messages From Pakistan To India, Sportspersons Mourn Sridevi's Death With Condolence Messages
- February 26, 2018

Both Solwa Sawan and its Tamil original co-starred Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. A Hindustan Times report quoted him as saying, "I didn't work with Sridevi until 1984, when we first starred in Nagina". She featured over five decades in nearly 300 films, in classics like Mr India , Chandni , ChaalBaaz and Sadma . Last year, she released Mom , a gritty thriller in which she plays a vigilante-avenger out for payback when her daughter is raped. (more...)
Man accused of riding horse on California freeway arrested for DUI Man accused of riding horse on California freeway arrested for DUI
- February 26, 2018

Luis Alfredo Perez rode a white Arabian horse on the eastbound 91 Freeway from Paramount Boulevard to Downey Avenue, according to California Highway Patrol. "Just when you think you've seen and heard it all ... you haven't", Jeremy Tolen, a CHP spokesman, told The Orange County Register. The CHP posted photos of the odd arrest on social media, along with a message to the public. (more...)
2 dead as severe weather moves across central US 2 dead as severe weather moves across central US
- February 26, 2018

He sustained minor injuries. Officials said the death did not appear to be suspicious and that authorities were trying to determine the man's identity and cause of death. Another unidentified man in Union County, Kentucky, died when his vehicle was submerged in a ditch filled with storm water. The victim's identify is being withheld pending notification of relatives. (more...)
Papua New Guinea hit by 7.5 magnitude quake Papua New Guinea hit by 7.5 magnitude quake
- February 26, 2018

Pacific Tsunami Alarm Center (PTWC) said in a statement. It is not clear yet if there are any casualties, but Don Blakeman from the USGS said significant damage was likely. It said homes in the region were "a mix of vulnerable and quake resistant construction". PNG rests on the so-called "Ring of Fire", a known hotbed of seismic activity due to a tectonic plate that spans the Pacific. (more...)
LCS superintendent optimistic about Rick Scott's school safety plan LCS superintendent optimistic about Rick Scott's school safety plan
- February 26, 2018

The measures Scott announced Friday fall short of what survivors of the shooting have advocated . "We don't care about gun control right now, that's a big issue in the country and you are not going to get everyone together... "I want our teachers to teach". In a statement Wednesday, the group's leaders said the carriage of firearms on school campuses should be limited "to highly professional law enforcement personnel". (more...)
United Kingdom police declare 'major incident' after Leicester blast United Kingdom police declare 'major incident' after Leicester blast
- February 26, 2018

Carlisle Street and part of Hinckley Road have been closed please avoid the area '. Another local said: 'Hearing there has been a gas explosion around the Hinckley Road area of #Leicester hope everyone is ok'. "There has been a major incident on Hinckley Road, Leicester". Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said a two-floor building suffered a "pancake collapse", and said it was unknown if anyone was injured or trapped inside. (more...)
Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea
- February 26, 2018

South Korea's president, Moon Jae-in, was joined by the Blue House national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, and the director of South Korea's National Intelligence Service, Suh Hoon, the president's office said. A North Korean general blamed for killing 46 South Korean seamen is attending the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Earlier, about 100 conservative South Korean lawmakers and activists staged a sit-in near the border with North Korea , to protest Kim's ... (more...)

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