• What The Senate Gun Background Check Bill Would Do
What The Senate Gun Background Check Bill Would Do

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president spoke on Friday to Senator John Cornyn , a Texas Republican, about a bipartisan bill created to strengthen the Federal Bureau of Investigation database of prohibited gun buyers. Representatives with NAMI Texas say getting the right names in the national database appropriately is what matt...

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  • Nixon Library Cuts Admission Price in Half For Presidents Day
Nixon Library Cuts Admission Price in Half For Presidents Day

In fact, the federal government still officially regards the holiday as "Washington's Birthday". President's Day is popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all USA presidents, past and present. However, in some communities , both U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's birthday and U.S. President George Washington's birthday continue to also be cele...

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  • Gun owner destroys AR-15 in viral video
Gun owner destroys AR-15 in viral video

A common argument against allowing people to own automatic weapons is that the only objective it holds is to kill. Mr Pappalardo is relating to Thursday's school massacre that killed 17 people and left dozens injured, and has led to public rallies calling for the U.S.

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  • Pope U-turn in priest sex abuse case
Pope U-turn in priest sex abuse case

Commission members are to open their April plenary by meeting with victims privately, and discussions are continuing to create an "international survivor advisory panel" to advise the commission and make sure the voices of victims are heard in all its deliberations, the statement said.

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  • Syria: At least 100 civilians killed in government strikes on Eastern Ghouta
Syria: At least 100 civilians killed in government strikes on Eastern Ghouta

While the Syrian military has not commented, the government said it only targets militants. The head of the Human Right Observatory, Rami Abdel Rahman said, "The regime is bombing Eastern Ghouta to pave the way for a ground offensive".

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  • Donald Trump endorses Mitt Romney for Senate bid in Utah
Donald Trump endorses Mitt Romney for Senate bid in Utah

Romney thanked Trump for the endorsement in a Tweet posted soon after the president's statement. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah .). Mr Trump later invited Mr Romney to visit him during the presidential transition period before the inauguration, fueling speculation that the former MA governor was being considered to be Mr Trump's Secretary of State...

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  • Five women killed in Dagestan Church shooting claimed by ISIS
Five women killed in Dagestan Church shooting claimed by ISIS

In its statement , the chief mufti's office described the attacker as a "wahhabist" - a word frequently used by Russian authorities to describe militant Islamic extremists. Russian President Vladimir Putin fired, three months ago, head of Dagestan Ramazan Abdulatipov and appointed Vladimir Vasilyev. The man was later shot and killed by security ...

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  • Areas of freezing rain expected overnight into early Tuesday
Areas of freezing rain expected overnight into early Tuesday

But another chance for some rain showers and light snow will be moving our way on Thursday . The weather service estimates freezing rain will continue until noon, with accumulations of up to one-third of an inch possible. Temperatures will then begin to gradually warm to the mid-50's, with a sunny Monday in sight! Farther south, heavy rain and eve...

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  • Freezing Rain Possible Late Tonight Through Tuesday Morning
Freezing Rain Possible Late Tonight Through Tuesday Morning

Luckily, afternoon temperatures rise back above freezing as they reach the low to mid 40s with rain likely again in the evening and overnight. Some thunder is also possible. A cold front will arrive tonight , bringing winds around to the north and ushering in a blast of cold air. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Today A chance of freezin...

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  • Syrian pro-govt forces to enter Afrin 'in coming hours'
Syrian pro-govt forces to enter Afrin 'in coming hours'

Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels supported by Ankara and accompanied by Turkish troops launched a campaign against Kurdish forces in Afrin, located in northwestern Aleppo province, one month ago. Afriin is located in a mountainous region of northwest Syria next to the border with Turkey . Both are opposed to Turkey , which from the outset ...

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  • American charged over stealing the thumb of Chinese terracotta warrior
American charged over stealing the thumb of Chinese terracotta warrior

The Philadelphia exhibition runs until March 4. The stolen thumb was found broken when this terracotta warrior was excavated, but the fracture had been repaired before the statue went on exhibition in the USA, the centre said, and the missing thumb was snapped from the exact repaired place.

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  • Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains
Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains

Dense fog, high winds and heavy snow in the Zagros Mountains made it impossible for rescue crews in helicopters to reach the site in the immediate aftermath, state television reported . With decades of worldwide sanctions pending the commercial passenger aircraft fleet of Iran seems to have aged with air accidents becoming quite a regular in the l...

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  • Defense minister promises joint drills but gives no dates
Defense minister promises joint drills but gives no dates

The shift in tone coming from the administration of President Donald Trump toward supporting unconditional exploratory talks with Pyongyang , and away from talk of a preemptive military "bloody nose" strike against North Korea, has come in response to the Olympic detente negotiated by South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

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  • Modi says 125 crore Indians with him for his next
Modi says 125 crore Indians with him for his next "board exam"

In his " Pariksha Pe Charcha " address, ahead of the Class 10 and 12 board examinations at the Talkatora Stadium in Delhi, Mr Modi on Friday stressed on the importance of confidence and concentration in dealing with exam stress. "They inspired me to keep the student alive in me", the Prime Minister said. He advised the student to also focus on hard...

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  • Boko Haram - New DHQ Spokesman Visits the Guardian, Seeks Collaboration
Boko Haram - New DHQ Spokesman Visits the Guardian, Seeks Collaboration

The state is the worst affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. The official said the deceased and those in critical conditions have been moved to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital and Maiduguri general hospital. Operations since the start of this year had flushed them out of their stronghold in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno state, w...

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  • Olympics: Yun takes host S. Korea's 2nd gold medal of Pyeongchang Games
Olympics: Yun takes host S. Korea's 2nd gold medal of Pyeongchang Games

The Gangneung Olympic Park, where major Olympic sponsors have set up publicity vendors, and the PyeongChang Medal Plaza were visited by a total of some 30,000 people Friday, almost tripling the daily average of 10,000 visitors since opening day.

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  • Iran sign 9 MoUs to boost bilateral ties
Iran sign 9 MoUs to boost bilateral ties

On Friday, President Rouhani had visited the Qutb Shahi tombs in the Golconda area of Hyderabad . "Under your excellency, India-Iran ties have strengthened", Modi said at a joint statement while welcoming the Iranian president. Before the UNSC vote, the United Nations nuclear body - the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) - voted against I...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to act on Florida shooting tip
Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to act on Florida shooting tip

He wouldn't have hurt that many students with a knife. The 19-year-old, who committed one of the worst mass shootings in USA history, made racist slurs and wrote that he hated "jews, ni**ers, immigrants", in an Instagram group viewed by CNN .

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  • Hoefflin leads Swiss 1-2 in slopestyle
Hoefflin leads Swiss 1-2 in slopestyle

Britain's Isabel Atkin won bronze . Hoefflin was the second-oldest athlete in the event, but does not have as much experience as most of her competitors. In doing so, Atkin won Britain's first Winter Olympic medal on skis. "I was just stoked I got to ski with my team-mate Katie [Summerhayes] today".

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  • Days Of Olympics Yields Dip In Viewer Numbers
Days Of Olympics Yields Dip In Viewer Numbers

With digital figured in, NBC's Total Audience Delivery for the Olympics climbed to 26 million Sunday night. One major note here: The 2014 Sochi Olympics had no simultaneous live streaming and no competing prime-time Olympic cable coverage.

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