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Published: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:49:02 -0500

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Trump on Parkland shooter: 'A teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:17:15 -0500

(image) President Trump on Friday castigated the armed resource officer in Parkland, Fla., who resigned from the Broward County Sheriff’s office after surveillance footage showed he waited outside the school during last week’s mass shooting.

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Autopsy confirms Virginia woman was mauled to death by her own pit bulls

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:42:51 -0500

(image) An autopsy has confirmed that a Virginia woman believed to have been mauled to death by her own pit bulls in December did indeed die from "trauma due to mauling by animals."

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Why Schools Are Flooded With Threats After Mass Shootings

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:00:14 -0500

(image) In the days since last week’s mass shooting at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, schools across the country have been receiving an onslaught of copycat threats.

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Florida shooting survivor flawlessly refutes paid actor conspiracy theory

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:57:08 -0500

(image) In the days following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many of the students who survived the carnage have become vocal about their desires for stricter gun control laws.

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NRA's LaPierre blames FBI, mental illness and security 'failures' for Florida shooting — not guns

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:59:14 -0500

(image) The head of the National Rifle Association denounced lawmakers and the media on Thursday for renewing the debate over U.S. gun laws in the wake of last week’s deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.

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Suspect in Filipina's death in Kuwait arrested, wife sought

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:17:18 -0500

(image) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Lebanese man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait has been arrested, the Philippine foreign secretary said Friday.

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Late pastor Billy Graham to lie in honor in US Capitol

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:54:36 -0500

(image) The body of Reverend Billy Graham, a spiritual advisor to several presidents, will lie in the US Capitol Rotunda next week so Americans can pay respect to the globally influential preacher, lawmakers said Thursday. The rare honor of placing an American's remains in the Capitol is usually reserved for US presidents, military officials and politicians. Graham, who died Wednesday at age 99, would be only the fourth private citizen so honored, and the first person since US senator Daniel Inouye in 2012.

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As Ivanka visits South Korea, Trump targets the North

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:47:47 -0500

(image) President Trump announced that the U.S. was imposing a new round of sanctions taking aim at North Korea, the latest effort to tighten the economic vise in response to the Stalinist regime’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. He announced the sanctions as Ivanka visited the Olympic Games in South Korea.

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Texas, Alabama halt executions, Florida puts inmate to death

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:52:31 -0500

(image) Texas Governor Greg Abbott commuted the death sentence of a convicted murderer less than an hour before he was set to be executed on Thursday, after the death row inmate's family begged for mercy and won a rare clemency recommendation. Florida executed a man convicted of the 1993 rape and murder of a college student, the state's Department of Corrections said. Alabama halted its planned execution on Thursday of a convicted murderer who has spent more than three decades on death row after his lawyers warned his failing health left him with veins that were unusable for a lethal injection.

Russia's Su-57 Deployment in Syria Is a Dangerous Farce

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:20:00 -0500

(image) Late in the evening on Feb. 21, 2018, a photograph appeared on social media purportedly showing two Russian Sukhoi T-50 prototype stealth fighters — also known as PAK-FAs or Su-57s — in the sky over Hmemmem air base in western Syria. Back in November 2017, Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered most of the Russian military contingent in Syria to withdraw, two years after Moscow intervened in the ongoing regional war.

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More Cops In Schools Means More Black Kids In The Criminal Justice System

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:19:28 -0500

(image) When President Donald Trump held a listening session with survivors of gun violence, their family members and the parents of murdered students on Wednesday, much of the discussion focused on ways to enhance school security.

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Eni executive: drilling off Cyprus could be put on hold

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:48:33 -0500

(image) NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The head of Italian energy firm Eni said Thursday that planned drilling in search of gas off Cyprus could be put on hold until Turkey can be convinced to pull back its warships preventing a rig from reaching the site.

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Grand Canyon crash that killed Britons happened on tribal land with fewer aviation regulations

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:29:30 -0500

(image) Investigators are continuing to probe what caused a helicopter to plunge into the Grand Canyon as it emerged that the crash happened on tribal land where air tours are not as highly regulated as those inside the national park itself. Three British tourists died when the helicopter went down early February. They were in Las Vegas to celebrate a birthday and took a helicopter sightseeing tour on the Hualapai reservation. Becky Dobson, 27, her boyfriend Stuart Hill, 30, and his brother, Jason Hill, 32-year-old lawyer died. Three friends and the pilot are in hospital where investigators want to interview them about what went wrong. Unlike the national park, air tours on the Hualapai reservation are not subject to federal regulations that restrict routes, impose curfews and cap the amount of flights over the Grand Canyon each year. The Federal Aviation Administration granted the Hualapai Tribe an exemption 18 years ago after finding that the regulations would harm the tribe's economy where tourism is a major driver. Most of the flights over the reservation originate from Las Vegas, and air tour operators aggressively market them. The pilots can fly between canyon walls and land at the bottom next to the Colorado River on the reservation, which isn't allowed at the park other than for emergency operations. Quartermaster Canyon locator The National Transportation Safety board says it can't say with any certainty yet what caused Saturday's crash. Gary Robb, an attorney who has represented crash victims for almost 40 years, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal it may take investigators as long as nine months to establish the cause of Saturday’s crash. “It’s too early to speculate, but early indications suggest that perhaps heavy gusts could have been a factor that drove the aircraft to strike a wall of the canyon,” he said. “The other possibility is some sort of in-flight mechanical issue, including an engine problem or main rotor blade fracture or defect. Stuart Hill and Becky Dobson died when a helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon on Saturday Credit: facebook “You also cannot rule out human error, whether it be some sort of pilot incapacitation or neglect.” Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters said it is co-operating with the investigation and that it abides by flight safety rules and regulations that exceed those required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Saturday’s crash was its fourth fatal accident in the past 20 years, claiming eight lives.

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Author Eric Metaxas, evangelical intellectual, chose Trump, and he's sticking with him

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:00:12 -0500

(image) Eric Metaxas, who wrote a bestselling biography of the anti-Nazi pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, surprised his friends when he came out in support of Donald Trump. And nothing that has happened since the election has changed his mind. Jon Ward explores what led him to this position and how he deals with the suspicions that he is "a fundamentalist in an intellectual's clothing."

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GOP Doing All It Can To Keep Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered Congressional Map

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:19:26 -0500

(image) Pennsylvania Republicans took another stab at blocking a court-ordered congressional map on Thursday by filing a new lawsuit that asks a three-judge federal panel to step in.

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Wild elephant kills two at Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:27:14 -0500

(image) A wild elephant Thursday trampled to death two people, including a child, as it rampaged through a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, officials said. The incident occurred at the massive Kutupalong camp in the southeastern border district of Cox's Bazar, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have taken refuge after fleeing what UN officials have called ethnic cleansing in Myanmar's Rakhine state. "The wild elephant trampled a Rohingya child to death... and then trampled another Bangladeshi man to death when it was chased by Rohingya refugees and local villagers," Ali Kabir, the district forest department chief, told AFP.

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Armed deputy at Florida school resigns after failing to engage shooter

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:06:30 -0500

(image) The armed deputy assigned to the campus of a Florida high school during a deadly shooting last week stayed outside the building during the attack and failed to engage the shooter, the county sheriff said on Thursday. As a consequence, Scott Peterson, on duty as the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, resigned from the department, said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who earlier has suspended the officer from the force. Israel said he decided to suspend Peterson after viewing a video that showed the deputy's actions during the rampage that killed 17 people.

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'Pathetically weak': what Florida survivors said to NRA and politicians

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:03:52 -0500

(image) Survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school massacre in Parkland, Florida, and victim’s parents joined politicians, local sheriff Scott Israel, and Dana Loesch of the National Rifle Association in a town hall discussion hosted by CNN. To Senator Marco Rubio: “Your comments this week and those of our president have been pathetically weak ... Look at me and tell me that guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids in this school this week.

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The Best Costumes Of The Olympic Women's Figure Skating Competition, Ranked

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:09:58 -0500

(image) The women’s figure skating competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has come to a close, with Russian athletes Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva taking gold and silver respectively, and Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond earning the bronze.

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Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:05:35 -0500

(image) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Thursday halted the execution of an inmate who had argued that his veins were too damaged for lethal injection, because medical staff did not think they could connect the intravenous line by the time the death warrant expired at midnight.

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Lisa Marie Presley sues business manager after her $100m Elvis inheritance reduced to $14,000

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:24:40 -0500

(image) Lisa Marie Presley is suing her former business manager for the loss of almost all her $100 million inheritance – accusing him of “reckless and negligent mismanagement” and claiming she has only $14,000 left. The only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, she inherited his entire estate on her 25th birthday, in 1993. Elvis’s fortune had dwindled to only a few million dollars at the time of his death in 1977, but the power of the Presley brand – including the tourist attraction Graceland – meant assets were built back up into the $100m trust. Yet 25 years later Presley, now 50 and a singer in her own right, claims she has been left with almost nothing thanks to the actions of Barry Siegel. She accused him, in a law suit filed in Los Angeles this week, of dissipating her wealth “through his reckless and negligent mismanagement and self serving-ambition”. She also claimed Mr Siegel’s “hopes of attaining his own celebrity in the entertainment industry” led him to place her assets in “risky ventures.” Elvis, outside his Memphis home, Graceland In the documents, Presley claimed Mr Siegel sold 85 per cent of her interest in Elvis Presley Enterprises. He then allegedly began liquidating Presley’s assets in order to supplement her trust’s income. Presley also claimed Mr Siegel’s business decisions left her with $500,000 in credit card debt. However, Mr Siegel and his company, Providence Financial Management, filed their own lawsuit in response to Presley’s claims, alleging her out-of-control spending led to her financial predicament, and counter-suing for $800,000 in damages. Leon Gladstone, a lawyer for Mr Siegel, said he had sued Presley first for non-payment. “It’s clear Lisa Marie is going through a difficult time in her life and looking to blame others instead of taking responsibility for her actions,” Mr Gladstone said. And the chapter is just the latest legal wrangling for Presley, who still lives in Memphis. She is currently battling her fourth ex-husband, father of her nine-year-old twins Michael Lockwood, in the divorce courts and claiming she is $16 million in debt – although Lockwood disputes that, saying “she has not disclosed her assets or their values”. She was previously married briefly to Michael Jackson and Nicholas Cage, and for nine years to musician Danny Keough, with who she has two children – a son, Benjamin, and a model daughter, Riley.

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Trump aides say U.S. forces can legally stay in Syria, Iraq indefinitely

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:41:49 -0500

(image) President Trump has all the legal authority he needs to keep U.S. forces in Syria and Iraq indefinitely, the Pentagon and State Department told Sen. Tim Kaine, who has been pushing for a new AUMF.

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'Walking Dead' Star Admits To That Eye-Opening Mistake

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:27:30 -0500

(image) At this point in “The Walking Dead” timeline, longtime zombie hunter Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) could probably fire a weapon with his eyes closed, so the question is, uh, did he?

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Drugs likely in deaths of 3 found on San Francisco street

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:33:55 -0500

(image) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Public health authorities are warning against the dangers of buying drugs potentially laced with fentanyl after three men were found dead near a school in San Francisco's historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.

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Citizenship agency removes description of US as 'nation of immigrants'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:34:23 -0500

(image) Immigrants become American citizens during a naturalization ceremony. The government agency in charge of granting citizenship to prospective Americans has removed a passage from its mission statement that describes the United States as a nation of immigrants. The move by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services agency was first revealed via an email shared with the Intercept, confirmed by the Guardian Thursday.

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Saudi Arabia to invest $64 bn in entertainment in next decade

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:58:44 -0500

(image) Saudi Arabia is to invest $64 billion in its entertainment sector over the coming decade, an official said Thursday, as the kingdom pursues a programme of social and economic reforms. General Entertainment Authority chief Ahmad bin Aqeel al-Khatib said the money will come from both the government and the private sector. In recent months, Saudi Arabia has organised concerts, a Comic-Con popular culture festival and a mixed-gender national day celebration that saw people dancing in the streets to thumping electronic music for the first time.

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New execution date set for Georgia's 'stocking strangler'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:41:29 -0500

(image) ATLANTA (AP) — A man known as the "stocking strangler," who was convicted of raping and choking to death three elderly women four decades ago in Georgia is set for execution next month.

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Exclusive: U.S. prepares high-seas crackdown on North Korea sanctions evaders - sources

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:24:31 -0500

(image) By Matt Spetalnick, Phil Stewart and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea, a plan that could include deploying U.S. Coast Guard forces to stop and search vessels in Asia-Pacific waters, senior U.S. officials said. Washington has been talking to regional partners, including Japan, South Korea, Australia and Singapore, about coordinating a stepped-up crackdown that would go further than ever before in an attempt to squeeze Pyongyang’s use of seagoing trade to feed its nuclear missile program, several officials told Reuters. While suspect ships have been intercepted before, the emerging strategy would expand the scope of such operations but stop short of imposing a naval blockade on North Korea.

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Redemption time for Romney?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:00:49 -0500

(image) Too often, Mitt Romney has treated principled rhetoric like a stretchy suit he can change into in a phone booth, then throw into a trash can when no one's looking. But if he wins a Utah Senate seat, he could become something he's never managed to be: the most influential figure in the GOP outside of the White House.

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Are Pickup Trucks Becoming the New Family Car?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:43:14 -0500

(image) Pickup truck sales are the hottest they’ve been in a decade, and it’s no wonder: Driving one is no longer a bumpy, jarring experience that you have to endure. Truck makers today are building pick...

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Ex-NFL Player In Custody After Instagram Post Prompts High School Closure

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:22:29 -0500

(image) An Instagram post by former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin prompted a private Los Angeles area high school to shut down Friday as authorities worked to understand the somewhat cryptic message.

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Five-day assault on Syria enclave kills more than 400

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:47:39 -0500

(image) Fresh bombardment on Eastern Ghouta killed dozens Thursday, bringing the number of dead civilians in a five-day assault by the Syrian government to more than 400. Mounting calls for a humanitarian truce in one of the bloodiest episodes of Syria's seven-year conflict failed to stop 46 more people being killed by air strikes and rocket fire. Regime backer Russia said there was "no agreement" at the UN Security Council on a 30-day ceasefire for Syria and presented amendments to a draft resolution that would allow aid deliveries and the evacuation of civilians from besieged Eastern Ghouta.

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Michael Dell Paid Record-Breaking Price For Manhattan’s One57 Penthouse

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:26:04 -0500

(image) Cementing his status as one of the wealthiest people in the world, Dell reportedly paid $100.5 million for a 10,923-square-foot penthouse

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German shepherd shot and beaten while protecting owner from burglars

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:57:26 -0500

(image) A German shepherd was shot and beaten while it protected its teenage owner from burglars, according to local media reports. As the teenager hid in the closet, his dog, Rex, ran downstairs to confront the intruders. The thieves attacked the animal, leaving him badly injured, but as they proceeded into the bedrooms Rex continued to defend the teenager and threw himself at the intruders, KTLA reported.

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Indicted Missouri governor had been rising politically

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:36:41 -0500

(image) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL whose victory in his first run for public office made him a rising Republican political figure, was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge stemming from an affair he had in 2015.

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Black Lives Matter Activist Patrisse Cullors On The Connection Between Race And Gun Violence

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:53:33 -0500

(image) Patrisse Cullors of Black Lives Matter believes we need to have a “courageous conversation” about why the Parkland students are being listened to after being impacted by gun violence, and black youth aren’t

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13 Genius Ways To Use Ground Lamb

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:49:27 -0500