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Action must be taken on gun control, NOW

But prospects for a tough crackdown are low. The NRA is, by most accounts, the most powerful lobbying group in Washington . Our police officers are out-gunned. Some states set their own limits that are slightly tighter than federal laws. And due to recent support from the White House , I'm compelled to consider two of the above in the same breath: teachers and gun ownership.

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Trump meets with NRA top lobbyist Chris Cox at the White House

Sanders reiterated Trump remains interested in overhauling the background check system used in some gun purchases, which he is "still very much interested in improving". The president has previously supported ideas popular with Democrats , only to back away when faced with opposition from his conservative supporters and his GOP allies in Congress.

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PM thanks NE people for reposing faith in BJP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Act East Policy", if properly implemented will turn the fortunes of the state. In the last elections, it had won 29 seats in the 60-member assembly. In a series of tweets, Yechury said: "We will continue to oppose BJP and its divisive agenda not only in Tripura but all over India". Both Mr Modi and Mr Shah said the poll results were a tribute to many party cadre who were victim of Left's political violence.

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Canada pledges over $1 billion to protect nature and wildlife

Speaking Friday in Montreal, Morneau said all that matters to him is having the experts come up with ways to ensure Canadians obtain the medications they need. Former Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins will lead the effort. Sahir Khan, executive vice-president of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy, said the Canadian government traditionally has been very careful about sharing confidential information.

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Putin: Russia has nuclear weapons impossible to intercept

In a speech that ran nearly two hours, Putin showed tests of a new missile system that he said could fly at 20 times the speed of sound and maneuver up and down, and is not owned by any other country. "I think it's silly". He said the new weapons would help ensure global stability and draw a line under attempts to weaken Russian Federation. The Kremlin has also refuted the allegations of meddling with Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov calling such claims groundless.

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U.S. gold medal brings Curling community together

As one fan in the crowd put it, it's a story so wonderful, they should make a movie out of it. Utica Curling Club Board Member Mitch Rubinovich says it was a long time coming, but the historic match was well worth the wait, "Everyone is proud of the American men".

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President Trump addresses gun control at CPAC

Off the D.C. Beltway at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC ), the GOP finally struck a balance between its Republican heritage and Trumpism. The media types are missing the point on " The Snake ", a poem that talks about a woman who takes a snake into her home and then laments that the snake bites and kills her.

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Allies urge Trump to not go further on gun control measures

Trump's plan to arm teachers has created an intense backlash. Sen. "If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly", he said . Meanwhile, Mark Barden, whose son was killed in the 2012 school shooting in CT, said he didn't believe more guns were the answer. "It's not bad, it's good!" Trump has called for raising the minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21, a proposal the National Rifle Association has rejected.

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God speed, Billy Graham

CP VOICES do not necessarily reflect the views of The Christian Post. The Graham family requested no upgrades to the plywood casket, only a few modifications to allow the casket to be transported easily. will possess the kingdom of God" (1 Corinthians 6:9). He did what most of his contemporaries could not do, which even so many people forgot. It was not his pitch.

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Trump Accuses Opponents of 'Atrocities' in CPAC Speech

The country's largest conservative gathering, part networking event and part pep rally, has thrived off the threat of a rampaging left. The song is a campaign favourite of President Trump's , and he read it many times on the trail in the run-up to his Presidential victory in 2016.

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Pyeongchang visitors search for souvenirs in Olympic Super Store

Lindsey Vonn teared up during one heck of an emotional interview after her run in the downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Wednesday. Vonn acknowledges the crowd on as she steps up to the podium. Fellow Canadian Mike Riddle finished sixth. Snowboarder Jamie Anderson won her second gold medal in the women's slopestyle, an event that was offered for the first time in 2014.

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Former Gov. McCrory: Billy Graham "most important person" to come from NC

But a man who speaks all the time will say things in the absence of knowledge. Officials said Thursday that the public can pay their respects to Graham at the Rotunda next Wednesday. "We are very glad of that". "Broad-minded, forgiving, and humble in his treatment of others, he exemplified the life of Jesus Christ by constantly reaching out for opportunities to serve".

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Florida House Votes Down Motion to Ban AR-15s

Several dozen more students gathered outside Fort Lauderdale High School, holding signs with messages that included "our blood is on your hands". Authorities have accused Nikolas Cruz , 19, of returning to the school from which he had been expelled and opening fire with a semiautomatic AR-15 assault rifle.

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Billy Graham's personal pastor, leader of Upstate church, reacts to passing

Graham's ties to the White House were mutually beneficial as they enhanced his reputation as a preacher, while boosting the presidents' standing with religiously inclined voters. Graham later moved to Florida and was ordained there in 1939. Graham was known for his sense of humor and for maintaining a nonpartisan Christian view, which earned him some criticism.

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Beyond Vonn and Goggia, challengers hope for a downhill upset

Goggia was behind at the top, but found another speed near the bottom. Starting seventh in the field of 39 racers, Vonn hit speeds of almost 70 miles per hour as she scorched down the mountain. "But you can't get too sentimental right now because I still have to race". But it's all made me who I am. "I think maybe I pushed maybe a smidge more yesterday because there was talk of only having two training runs, but once they confirmed that there would be three and we would race as planned ...

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Meetings with Indian tech, biz leaders on PM Trudeau's Tuesday agenda

The Canadian PM has four Sikh ministers - Harjit Sajjan, Amarjeet Sohi, Navdeep Bains and Bardish Chagger - in his cabinet. During his visit, Trudeau will interact with business leaders, representatives of the film industry and students. The Canadian prime minister, who is on a week-long India visit, also spoke about the "extraordinary diversity" of this country and said "this pluralism comes with its own challenges but are immensely beneficial".

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Verona Area High School threat not credible

It was discovered that the threat was based on a student reporting that while walking in the hallway of the school he heard another student say to someone else in the hall "Don't come to school tomorrow". No students or staff were ever in danger, and the student did not have any weapons, the superintendent said. Evidence of the fact that both are examples of terrorism include the decision by some Franklin County parents to check their children out of school on Monday following threats at ...

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Israel Believes Destroyed Up to 50% of Syrian Air Defenses in Strike

Israel's campaign has generally taken place away from the media spotlight. "Israel is surrounded by many enemy states". Iran's leadership owes a great debt of gratitude to Western powers for bolstering the Islamic Republic's dream of linking Tehran, Damascus, Baghdad and Beirut in a Shia arc of influence.

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Rain and 60 today, snow possible Saturday

Saturday: Highs of 35 degrees with a low of 28. In the immediate metro region, the start time is likely between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Williams said a ridge of high atmospheric pressure over the Western U.S. Flooding concerning with warm temperatures, melting snow and rain will have to be monitored. The storm is now forecast to track close to shore and keep those areas too warm to see rapidly accumulating snow.

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Turkey proposes joint army post with United States in Syria

Tillerson arrived in Turkey on Thursday for what was widely expected to be hard talks. Turkey launched an air and ground offensive last month on the Afrin region, opening a new front in the multi-sided Syrian war to target Kurdish fighters in northern Syria .

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U.S. jet destroys Russian-made tank in Syria

Although it has not yet been confirmed, multiple reports have indicated that the coalition advisors that were engaged by the tank along with the SDF were likely U.S. In fact, in a odd twist, not only did the Russian military claim to not have been involved, but oddly, they did not demand an explanation from the USA for the reported Russian deaths.

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Mitt Romney Is Running For The US Senate In Utah

After months of speculation and anticipation, Mitt Romney announced Friday he's running for U.S. Senate in Utah. "Working to secure the clean energy future Americans want and our economy demands is not only effective policy, it's also good politics".

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Rom-Com Shows And Movies To Watch On Netflix This Valentine's Day

Valentine is the day on which many Peoples find their Love or get in to a relationship. Galentine's Day is a way for girls to love their friends and celebrate each other. In 2,000 participant survey by First4Lawyers in January 2016, 35 percent of singles reported beingjealous of friends who are in relationship on Valentine's Day .

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Winter Olympics: The 'unstoppable' snowboarder who simply needs ice cream

Her score there was a 93.75, which put her almost nine points clear of the other 11 riders, none of whom would crack 90. She put together a 93.75 during her first run, one that included just one 1080, not the two that have become her trademark.

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Iran's Involvement and Fuelling of the Syrian Conflict

Hence the Iranian determination to follow through with this strategy despite their clear understanding of Israel's red lines. The weekend's events began with Iran launching an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), more commonly known as a drone, from Syria and into Israel on the morning of February 10.

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McConnell, Schumer Strike 2-Year Budget Deal to Avert Shutdown

Senate leaders have reached a two-year budget deal which will remove some restrictions on domestic and defense spending, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-KY, announced today. The effort got a boost from President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening. While Senate Democrats celebrated the rare moment of bipartisanship - Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called it a "genuine breakthrough" - progressives and activists blasted them for leaving immigrants in limbo.

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New Pa. congressional map now on Governor Wolf's desk for review

Asked which districts might see the biggest changes in competitiveness, he named the Fifteenth and Seventh, now held by Republicans Charlie Dent and Pat Meehan, neither of whom is running for reelection. The Republican plea for help at the Supreme Court faced quite long odds. The lawsuit contended that this was deliberate, an attempt by Republicans to pack as many Democratic voters as possible into the smallest number of districts, ensuring large numbers of "wasted" votes in each.

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Security Clearance Not Necessary to Handle Intelligence at White House

Porter resigned Wednesday after being accused of abusing two ex-wives. Just hours earlier, White House speechwriter David Sorensen became the second staffer to step down in a week after his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett accused him of physically abusing her during their two-and-a-half-year marriage.

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Olympics: Joint Korea women's hockey team debuts to raucous crowd

The article reiterated that the North's decision to send delegates to the South had nothing to do with an attempt to approach the United States for talks. In a statement, Moon said he planned to set the conditions to allow the talks to happen. Before their departure, the delegation also planned to watch North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra concert in Seoul with Moon and his wife, First Lady Kim Jung-sook.

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UW hockey coach confident in USA's chances

Included on Team USA's roster are young defenders Cayla Barnes and Sidney Morin. "And when you have that, good things happen". A day after a gala opening ceremony highlighted rapprochement with the two Koreas marching into the stadium together behind a blue and white unification flag, the joint women's ice-hockey team backed by North Korea's vocal cheerleaders takes on Switzerland in a preliminary match.