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Students from Ascend Charter schools rally against gun violence

Students from Ascend Charter schools rally against gun violence The " March for Our Lives " is being replicated in more than 830 cities around the world, including Vancouver. A US -wide campaign earlier this month saw tens of thousands of young people defy threats of school discipline and walk out of classes to protest what they say has become an unsafe environment. [Full Article...]

Northeast storm disrupts road, air travel

Northeast storm disrupts road, air travel Amtrak says it's operating on a modified schedule Wednesday. Millions of others in the Northeast have been digging out. The snow is expected to taper off in the evening, and be finished before midnight. But his office hasn't announced yet if that order has been lifted. WHERE... Portions of east central and northeast Iowa and north central and northwest IL. [Full Article...]

Wandering 2-Year-Old Leads To Arrest Of Wanted Tulsa Man

Wandering 2-Year-Old Leads To Arrest Of Wanted Tulsa Man The two were held last week during a police exercise by officers of the Investigations Unit and they have been charged and brought before the courts. Coleman was also a suspect in lesser crimes in the cities of Torrance and Buena Park, prompting their police to assist in the arrest, McMullin said. [Full Article...]

European Union nations to take more action against Russian Federation over poisoning of spy

European Union nations to take more action against Russian Federation over poisoning of spy Russia's ambassador to the U.K., Alexander Yakovenko, accused the U.K. Thursday of having a "bad record of violating global law and misleading the worldwide community". The scale of any expulsions, in particular whether they will come anywhere near the number of 23 Russian diplomats ordered out of Britain this week, remains unclear. [Full Article...]

World TB Day draws attention to efforts to defeat tuberculosis worldwide

World TB Day draws attention to efforts to defeat tuberculosis worldwide In a press release, Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe said: "It is not enough to "walk" towards ending TB, as this way we would arrive too late for too many people". Anyone can get affected with TB but the disease thrives among marginalized groups or communities, people living in poverty and other vulnerable populations. [Full Article...]

Saudi a 'great purchaser' from US

Saudi a 'great purchaser' from US Washington-President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised U.S. defense sales to Saudi Arabia as a boost to American jobs after talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . Trump and Prince Mohammed also discussed weapons and defense equipment trade. When they met in the Oval Office, and later in the Cabinet Room, Trump was effusive in his praise for Mohammed. [Full Article...]

Africans told to promote vigorous intra-African trade

Africans told to promote vigorous intra-African trade We have come here to take a step further in the Panafrican trip, whose intellectual seeds were planted over a century ago, said Mahamat at the extraordinary summit held in Kigali, Rwanda, where 44 countries signed the agreement of free trada with the acronym Afcfta. [Full Article...]

No government can give religion status to any group, says Justice Patil

No government can give religion status to any group, says Justice Patil The Lingayat/Veerashaiva community is a politically dominant group in Karnataka. Lingayats are also hoping to extend their victory beyond Karnataka State, which lies in the southern part of the country, to all of India. Estimates put the Lingayats at between 10 percent and 17 percent of Karnataka's population, or as many as 1 million people. "Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats are one and... [Full Article...]

Aadhaar SC hearing: UIDAI CEO to make powerpoint presentation before judges

Aadhaar SC hearing: UIDAI CEO to make powerpoint presentation before judges As per reports , the constitution bench of five, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked the petitioners opposing the Aadhaar scheme to prepare a questionnaire after the UIDAI CEO's presentation. Pandey replied that in that case, authentication had happened but yet she was sent back. Justice Sikri nodded saying "because that is our character". [Full Article...]

KCA agrees to move India-Windies ODI out of Kochi

KCA agrees to move India-Windies ODI out of Kochi The KCA secretary, privately complained, that it was the handiwork of certain vested interests which caused all the unnecessary controversy, and what the KCA had explored was only the possibility of hosting the worldwide matches allotted to it in Kochi and the Sports Hub, Thiruvananthapuram , alternatively. [Full Article...]

NHS workers to be given 6.5 per cent pay rise

NHS workers to be given 6.5 per cent pay rise The cap has affected other workers including local government staff. Unsociable hours are also set to be changed for bands 1-3, with an average reduction of 3% over the three year period. Answering an urgent question in the Commons, he described the agreement as a "something for something deal". How much is the pay rise? The initial proposal had called for NHS staff to give up one day's ho... [Full Article...]

Alzheimer's Disease Will Cost Americans $277 Billion This Year

Alzheimer's Disease Will Cost Americans $277 Billion This Year The number of people aged 65 or more years with Alzheimer's is estimated to increase by nearly 29% to 7.1 million by 2025. The data shows that the deaths from Alzheimer's diseases are found to get doubled and gets increased upto 123 percent between 2000 and 2015. [Full Article...]

IL governor race fierce, costly

IL governor race fierce, costly Bruce Rauner spent on his entire 2014 campaign. No word when guests or Governor Rauner might arrive. In 2015, he forced incumbent Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel into an unprecedented runoff election. More than a half-dozen candidates are vying to be the nominee against Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) in Chicago's western suburbs, a district that had been drawn as safely Republican but Hillary Clinton won... [Full Article...]

Exploiting women for prostitution a crime against humanity: Pope

Exploiting women for prostitution a crime against humanity: Pope Let's not confuse the terms, ' he said . Francis responded by saying that it was indeed likely that nine in ten clients of prostitutes are baptized Catholics. He told those present that the Church needs them: "You have been invited as representatives of the young people of the world because your contribution is indispensable", he said. [Full Article...]

NCAA Tournament 2018: Predicting the Sweet 16

NCAA Tournament 2018: Predicting the Sweet 16 Only seven of the top 16 teams advanced to the Sweet 16 , and two No.1 seeds have already been eliminated from contention. Norlander is sticking with his Purdue pick, but he has a big upset making the title game with Virginia out: Loyola-Chicago steps up and gets to the title game. [Full Article...]

Christine Quinn Calls Cynthia Nixon An 'Unqualified Lesbian' After NY Governor Bid

Christine Quinn Calls Cynthia Nixon An 'Unqualified Lesbian' After NY Governor Bid The contest will likely become one of the marquee Democratic primaries in the nation, as Nixon is widely expected to challenge Mr Cuomo from the political left. Being an actress and celebrity doesn't make you qualified for public office. "I do not believe she has the qualifications or the record". NY does not have term limits for governor. [Full Article...]

Spring Equinox Google doodle introduces Quinn, an animated flower fairy & musician

Spring Equinox Google doodle introduces Quinn, an animated flower fairy & musician In 2018 it will be on September 22 at 8:54 p.m. The way the Earth rotates means that certain areas of the globe are tilted towards the Sun while other parts are tilted away from it. Quinn is pictured playing music to enchant a creature out of the flowers. Chester, who is also an astronomer, says spring has been observed by civilizations since time immemorial. [Full Article...]

Dapchi Girls: Nigerian Military Faults Amnesty International

Dapchi Girls: Nigerian Military Faults Amnesty International AI also said it independently verified a list of Nigerian security officials alerted on 19 February, before and during the raid on the school which, according to the group, was carried out by approximately 50 Boko Haram fighters who arrived the town in a convoy of nine vehicles with Arabic inscriptions, seven Landcruiser trucks, one Hilux and a Canter truck. [Full Article...]

A Parcel bomb explosion in Texas injures one

A Parcel bomb explosion in Texas injures one A homemade bomb blew up at a FedEx Corp distribution center early on Tuesday injuring one person, officials said, the fifth explosion in the state this month. However, the San Antonio Express-News , citing police officials it did not name, said the package had been bound for Austin and was packed with metal shrapnel and nails. [Full Article...]

Readers have mixed opinions on National Walkout Day and its effectiveness

Readers have mixed opinions on National Walkout Day and its effectiveness Julia Meyer, one of the student organizers at Celina High School, said while she was sure some joined the walkout to get out of class, most of the roughly 40 participants were there for a good cause. The way to best combat that would be making sure all people feel included and stable enough that they don't have to go to extreme measures to solve hard problems". [Full Article...]


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