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Freezing rain could develop causing dangerous road conditions – WGN-TV

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

WGN-TVFreezing rain could develop causing dangerous road conditionsWGN-TVCHICAGO — Heavy rain caused flooding throughout the Chicago area and now, travel could become dangerous overnight due to freezing rain. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Lake, DuPage, Cook, Will and Kankakee counties until 6 a.m. Wednesday …and more »

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As Florida Students Head to State Capital, Lawmakers Fail to Take Up Assault Rifle Bill – New York Times

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

New York TimesAs Florida Students Head to State Capital, Lawmakers Fail to Take Up Assault Rifle BillNew York TimesCORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Driven by rage and grief over one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history, students from across the country were taking action in hopes of pushing their lawmakers to rethink their positions on gun control …Florida Legislature rejects weapons ban with massacre survivors en route to CapitolCNNFlorida Lawmakers Reject Ban on Assault RiflesVoice of AmericaWhile students demand action, House says assault weapons ban is not up for discussionTallahassee.comTampabay.com -New York Daily News -The Hill -Hollywood Lifeall 56 news articles »

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Dem wins Kentucky state House seat in district Trump won by 49 points – The Hill

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The HillDem wins Kentucky state House seat in district Trump won by 49 pointsThe HillKentucky Democrats on Tuesday reclaimed a rural district in the state House of Representatives that went heavily for President Trump · Donald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative …Democrat Flips Deep-Red Kentucky Seat, The 37th Flip Since Trump’s InaugurationDaily Beastall 16 news articles »

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Florida Legislature rejects weapons ban with massacre survivors en route to Capitol – CNN

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

CNNFlorida Legislature rejects weapons ban with massacre survivors en route to CapitolCNN(CNN) The Florida state House on Tuesday rejected a ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines as dozens of survivors of last week’s school shooting headed to the state Capitol to turn their grief into political action. Lawmakers voted down a …While students demand action, House says assault weapons ban is not up for discussionTallahassee.comParkland Students Cry In Horror As FL House Votes Down Motion To Ban Assault WeaponsHollywood LifeFlorida lawmakers reject motion to consider bill that would ban assault riflesThe HillNBC 6 South Florida -WPLG Local 10 -Daily

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Trump pushes ban on ‘bump stocks’ — devices that turn weapons into ‘machine guns’ – CNBC

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

CNBCTrump pushes ban on ‘bump stocks’ — devices that turn weapons into ‘machine guns’CNBCPresident Donald Trump announced that he wants the Justice Department to issue regulations that would declare so-called bump stocks illegal. Bump stocks are devices that render semi-automatic rifles capable of firing hundreds of rounds every minute …Trump takes executive action to ban bump stocks that turn rifles into automatic weaponsUSA TODAYTrump pushes for ban on gun ‘bump stocks’BBC NewsTrump moves to ban ‘bump stocks’ 4 months after Las Vegas shootingABC NewsBloomberg -HuffPost -Miami Herald -CNNall 732 news articles »

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‘Kill the NRA’ message appears on billboard on Interstate 65 in Louisville – The Courier-Journal

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The Courier-Journal’Kill the NRA’ message appears on billboard on Interstate 65 in LouisvilleThe Courier-JournalA vandalized billboard on Interstate 65 in Louisville called out the National Rifle Association following the recent school shootings in Kentucky and Florida. The sign on I-65 northbound near the Fern Valley Road exit read “Kill the NRA,” and was …’Kill the NRA’ vandalized billboard pops up in wake of Florida high school shootingFox Newsall 25 news articles »

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‘I will not shut up,’ Haley tells Palestinian negotiator – CNN

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

CNN’I will not shut up,’ Haley tells Palestinian negotiatorCNN(CNN) Pledging she “will not shut up,” US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Tuesday that the Trump administration will not change its decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. But her message at the UN Security Council …Abbas Calls for International Conference to Restart Mideast PeaceVoice of AmericaPalestinian leader calls for international peace conference by mid-2018CBS NewsAbbas, Haley Trade Barbs Over Trump’s Israel Stand at UNBloombergThe Hill -The Jerusalem Postall 208 news articles »

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Trump Denies Woman’s Allegation Of Unwanted Kissing In Trump Tower – NPR

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

NPRTrump Denies Woman’s Allegation Of Unwanted Kissing In Trump TowerNPRRachel Crooks speaks at a news conference in December to discuss her accusations of unwanted kissing by Donald Trump. The president denied the allegations on Twitter after her story resurfaced on the front page of the Washington Post. Mark Lennihan/AP …Trump calls woman’s account of sexual misconduct ‘another false accusation’PoliticoTrump denies kissing — or meeting — Rachel Crooks, one of 19 women who accuse him of sexual misconductCNBCTrump brands woman’s claim of two-minute Trump Tower smooch fake newsFox NewsBusiness Insider -New York Post -HuffPost -The Hillall 211 news articles »

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US Army Awards Medal of Heroism to Slain Parkland Students – Daily Beast

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Daily BeastUS Army Awards Medal of Heroism to Slain Parkland StudentsDaily BeastPeter Wang, Alaina Petty, and Martin Duque weren’t old enough to enlist, but they were brave enough to save fellow students when the gunfire began. James LaPorta. 02.20.18 10:35 AM ET. exclusive. via Facebook. PARKLAND, Florida — The U.S. Army has …Three students who died in Florida shooting awarded Medal of Heroism from US ArmyThe Hill (blog)The Army Is Officially Honoring Three Slain JROTC Cadets For Their Heroism During The Florida ShootingTask & Purposeall 14 news articles »

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NCAA denies Louisville’s appeal, rules Cardinals must vacate 2013 national title – ESPN

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

ESPNNCAA denies Louisville’s appeal, rules Cardinals must vacate 2013 national titleESPNJeff Goodman breaks down how the NCAA’s decision to have Louisville vacate multiple accomplishments, including its 2013 men’s basketball title, will affect the program. (1:40). Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger; Email; comment. 12:55 PM ET. Mark …NCAA takes away a Louisville title over stripper partiesNew York PostA timeline of the Louisville basketball investigation: From 2015 to 2018The Courier-JournalLouisville to vacate 2013 national title, take banner down after NCAA upholds penaltiesCBSSports.comSyracuse.com -Bleacher Report -NCAA.orgall 64 news articles »

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Dallas official to NRA: Take your convention elsewhere – USA TODAY

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

USA TODAYDallas official to NRA: Take your convention elsewhereUSA TODAYDALLAS — The nation’s largest gun lobby on Monday brushed aside criticism from a Dallas city council member calling for the National Rifle Association to move its annual convention out of Dallas. Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway said Monday the NRA …Dallas politician wants NRA to move annual convention to another cityNew York Daily NewsDallas Politician Tells NRA To Get Lost Unless It’s Ready To Talk ReformHuffPostDallas official asks NRA to consider another city for annual conventionABC NewsThe Hill -Bustle -Dallas Newsall 39 news articles »

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Trump urges GOP to fight Pennsylvania’s congressional map – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Chicago TribuneTrump urges GOP to fight Pennsylvania’s congressional mapChicago TribunePresident Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, after traveling with President Donald Trump from a holiday weekend at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. (Andrew Harnik / AP). Marc …Why the new Pennsylvania map is a ‘huge’ deal in the fight for House controlCNNNew House map in Pennsylvania is a big win for DemsNBCNews.comPennsylvania GOP slams election-map ‘power grab’ as ‘judicial activism,’ will challengeFox NewsUSA TODAY -Politico -New York Magazine -Pittsburgh Post-Gazetteall 93 news articles »

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Health Proposal Would Loosen Limits on Short-Term Insurance – Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Wall Street JournalHealth Proposal Would Loosen Limits on Short-Term InsuranceWall Street JournalHealth and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks to the House Ways and Means Committee on Feb. 19 in Washington about the fiscal-year 2019 budget Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press. By. Stephanie Armour. Stephanie Armour. The Wall Street …Trump administration takes new steps to loosen health insurance rulesLos Angeles TimesTrump Moves to Relax Rules on Cheaper Health InsuranceNew York TimesTrump Administration Takes Another Step To Roll Back ObamacareHuffPostCNNMoney -Vox -U.S. News & World Report -Politicoall 45 news articles »

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US Supreme Court Sidesteps Gun Debate, Rejects Two Appeals – Bloomberg

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

BloombergUS Supreme Court Sidesteps Gun Debate, Rejects Two AppealsBloombergThe U.S. Supreme Court rejected two appeals challenging California gun regulations, steering clear of the debate over firearm restrictions following last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school. The justices left intact California’s 10-day …Top court rejects challenge to California gun waiting periodReutersSupreme Court refuses to hear challenge to California gun lawThe HillSupreme Court rejects 2 challenges by gun rights groupsPBS NewsHourPittsburgh Post-Gazetteall 23 news articles »

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US, South Korea to Go Ahead with Joint War Games after Olympics – Military.com

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Military.comUS, South Korea to Go Ahead with Joint War Games after OlympicsMilitary.comSoldiers from 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, participate in bilateral Warrior Strike drills in South Korea on Dec. 13, 2017. Patrick Eakin/Army. Agence France Presse 20 Feb 2018. The U.S. and …North Korea poised to launch large-scale cyberattacks, says new reportWashington PostNorth Korea Repositions Hacking Unit for Global Cyberattacks, Report SaysWall Street JournalNorth Korea could be closer to launching massive cyberattacksNew York PostNew York Times -WIRED -Voice of America -WPLG Local 10all 209 news articles »

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Jackson Local Schools on lockdown after seventh grader shoots self on campus, reports say – cleveland.com

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

cleveland.comJackson Local Schools on lockdown after seventh grader shoots self on campus, reports saycleveland.comA seventh grader suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound on school grounds, reports say. ( cleveland.com file photo ). Comment. shares. By Courtney Astolfi, cleveland.com · [email protected] JACKSON TWP., Ohio — A seventh grade student …Jackson Local Schools in Ohio on lockdown after student shoots himselfCBS NewsAuthorities: Student shoots self at Ohio middle schoolWTOPStark County school placed on lockdown after student shoots selfWKBN.comall 17 news articles »

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Political scientists rank Trump last, Lincoln first in presidential greatness survey – kfor.com

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

kfor.comPolitical scientists rank Trump last, Lincoln first in presidential greatness surveykfor.comUS President Donald Trump looks on before delivering a speech during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 26, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images …Trump takes last place in ‘presidential greatness’ surveyWPXI PittsburghObama’s chief economist: Trump’s economic projections are “the most absurd I’ve ever seen”VoxTrump comes in last in expert presidential rankings surveyPoliticoNew York Daily News -Newsweek -TIME -Quartzall 79 news articles »

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Who’s been charged by Mueller in the Russia probe so far? – Fox News

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Fox NewsWho’s been charged by Mueller in the Russia probe so far?Fox NewsPresident Trump reiterates his campaign did not collude with Russia. Political panel debates the latest developments. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election is ongoing. So far, four Americans …Mueller Charges Lawyer With Lying in Russia ProbeBloombergMueller charges lawyer with lying about interaction with Rick GatesCNNMueller files new charge in Russia probe against lawyer accused of lying to investigatorsNBCNews.comThe Hill -Washington Examiner -NBC New York -Daily Beastall 38 news articles »

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Most see inaction on mass shootings; mental health screening is a priority (POLL) – ABC News

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

ABC NewsMost see inaction on mass shootings; mental health screening is a priority (POLL)ABC NewsLarge majorities of Americans say neither President Donald Trump nor Congress are doing enough to try to prevent mass shootings like the one that took 17 lives in Parkland, Florida, last week, with improved mental health screening and treatment leading …Poll: Most say Trump, Congress could do more to stop mass shootingsThe HillMajority of US wants Congress, Trump to do more about shootingsNew York Daily NewsPoll: Stricter gun laws could have prevented Parkland school massacreKTRK-TVall 8 news articles »

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Man stole an ancient terra-cotta warrior’s thumb in Philadelphia, FBI says – Washington Post

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Washington PostMan stole an ancient terra-cotta warrior’s thumb in Philadelphia, FBI saysWashington PostFor more than 2,000 years, the terra-cotta calvaryman statue guarded the tomb of China’s first emperor, surviving centuries underneath the ground. Then, in December, a man in an ugly sweater took his thumb. And a selfie. The FBI arrested a suspect, 24 …Terra-cotta warrior’s thumb broken off, stolen from Philadelphia museumNBCNews.comChinese anger after terracotta warrior’s thumb stolen in USCNNMan Accused Of Breaking Off Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb For SouvenirHuffPostNewsweek -TIME -New York Daily News -Philly.comall 65 news articles »

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Walmart appears to be beating Amazon at its own game – USA TODAY

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

USA TODAYWalmart appears to be beating Amazon at its own gameUSA TODAYIn its challenge to keep up with Amazon, Walmart proved Tuesday that it is succeeding. The retailing giant reported that revenue in the fourth-quarter rose 4.1% to $136.3 billion as compared to the same period in the previous year. The results were in …Walmart earnings miss estimates as e-commerce growth slowsCNBCWalmart’s Online Sales Growth SlowsWall Street JournalWalmart Gives Disappointing Outlook as E-Commerce Growth FlagsBloombergMarketWatch -Seeking Alpha -Financial Times -Investorplace.comall 160 news articles »

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Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust US indictment – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Los Angeles TimesEx-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust US indictmentLos Angeles TimesYevgeny Prigozhin at the Konstantin palace outside St. Petersburg in August 2016. (Alexander Zemlianichenko / Associated Press). While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential …Inside the “troll factory” at the center of Russia’s election meddling campaignCBS NewsInside the Russian Troll Factory: Zombies and a Breakneck PaceNew York TimesKremlin dismisses US election indictment as lacking evidenceABC NewsThe Guardian -Toronto Starall 430 news articles »

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Wealthy Japanese man wins custody of 13 surrogate children – CNN

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

CNNWealthy Japanese man wins custody of 13 surrogate childrenCNNBangkok (CNN) A Thai court has given a wealthy Japanese businessman sole custody of 13 children he fathered through surrogates in Thailand. Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, made a headlines in 2014 for what became widely known as the “baby factory” case. It was …Mitsutoki Shigeta: ‘Baby factory’ dad wins paternity rightsBBC NewsThai court grants custody to Japanese father of 13 surrogate childrenReutersJapanese man given sole custody of 13 surrogate children by Thai courtThe GuardianTelegraph.co.uk -National Post -The Japan Times -Scroll.inall 21 news articles »

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Trump’s Russia tweets, translated – CNN

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

CNNTrump’s Russia tweets, translatedCNN(CNN) In seeking to honor President Donald Trump’s holiday wishes, let’s reflect here on what’s been going on lately in his telltale Twitter feed. Trump has been aggressively online the past few days, posting relentlessly from a few hours after special …A Facebook Executive Apologizes To His Company—And To Robert MuellerWIREDWill Russians indicted by special counsel face extradition? Don’t hold your breathABC NewsFacebook Battles New Criticism After US Indictment Against RussiansWall Street JournalFox News -The Atlantic -Washington Post -Chicago Tribuneall 697 news articles »

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Ex-Cyclone Gita: Christchurch declares state of emergency – BBC News

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

BBC NewsEx-Cyclone Gita: Christchurch declares state of emergencyBBC NewsChristchurch and two other districts on New Zealand’s South Island have declared a state of emergency as former cyclone Gita hit the country. Dozens of schools have been shut and roads closed on the South Island as the storm made landfall on Tuesday …Cyclone Gita: wild weather grounds flights, knocks down power pole in WellingtonStuff.co.nzThousands of homes without power in TaranakiRadio New ZealandCyclone Gita path UPDATE: Reporter SLAMMED by storm winds amid warnings to ‘GET OUT’Express.co.ukall 201 news articles »

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Ice dancing is sensual. The Shibutanis try to portray passion of a different kind. – Washington Post

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Washington PostIce dancing is sensual. The Shibutanis try to portray passion of a different kind.Washington PostGANGNEUNG, South Korea – The night before they won their first Olympic medal, Alex and Maia Shibutani were frustrated. They skated what they believed to be their best short dance of all time, but weren’t scored like it. They finished two-hundredths of …Alex and Maia Shibutani Stuck Together, And Now Have an Olympic Bronze to Show For ItSports IllustratedOlympic figure skating results 2018: Shibutanis earn bronze, Virtue and Moir take gold in ice danceSB NationShibutani siblings use different kind of passion to win Olympic

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In Parkland, It’s Already Clear the Kids Are Changing Things – Daily Beast

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Daily BeastIn Parkland, It’s Already Clear the Kids Are Changing ThingsDaily BeastA movement grew out of a massacre and there are signs, albeit early, that lawmakers in Florida and Washington are responding for once. James LaPorta. 02.20.18 4:37 AM ET. AFP/Getty. PARKLAND, Florida—The stages of grief are active in the young lives …Fla. school shooting creates urgent push for gun control, bipartisan calls for changeWashington PostSchool shooting survivors want to talk about gun control with Florida’s lawmakersCNNThe Latest: Suspect legally purchased at least 7 long gunsABC NewsNPR -Wall Street Journal -USA TODAY -Allentown Morning Callall 1,926 news articles »

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An Uber Eats Driver Accused of Fatally Shooting a Customer Has Turned Himself In – Fortune

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

FortuneAn Uber Eats Driver Accused of Fatally Shooting a Customer Has Turned Himself InFortuneAn Uber Technologies Inc. (uber, +0.00%) driver turned himself in after allegedly shooting and killing a customer over the weekend. Robert Bivines, 36, made an Uber Eats delivery late Saturday before witnesses said he exchanged words with and then shot …and more »

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School shooting survivors want to talk about gun control with Florida’s lawmakers – CNN

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

CNNSchool shooting survivors want to talk about gun control with Florida’s lawmakersCNNCNN will hold a town hall with the victims’ classmates, parents and community members. “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action” will air live Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET. (CNN) Under the rallying cry of #NeverAgain, dozens of students and …Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law changeChicago TribuneState Legislator For Parkland, Fla., On Gun Control MeasuresNPRThe Latest: Suspect legally purchased at least 7 long gunsABC NewsReuters -Fox News -New York Daily News -NBCNews.comall 1,843 news articles »

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Teen shot 5 times closing the door during Florida shooting gets visit from Broward sheriff – USA TODAY

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

USA TODAYTeen shot 5 times closing the door during Florida shooting gets visit from Broward sheriffUSA TODAYBroward County Sheriff Scott Israel has joined the chorus lauding heroics of Anthony Borges, who was recovering in a hospital Monday after being shot multiple times during the carnage last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A gofundme …He took 5 bullets to save students during the shooting. Now, donations are pouring in.Miami Heraldall 67 news articles »

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