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NRA directly appealed to Trump against raising age for gun sales
- March 02, 2018

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school massacre, Trump last week promoted the idea of increasing the age limit of those who can purchase semi-automatic rifles from age 18 to age 21. Earlier on Monday , the Supreme Court rebuked President Donald Trump's ongoing effort to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program , or DACA, as it is now applied. (more...)
Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) - Volatile stock to Watch Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) - Volatile stock to Watch
- March 02, 2018

Hanson Mcclain Inc increased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp ( XOM ) by 19.14% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hedeker Wealth Management Group Llc acquired 6,093 shares as Exxon Mobil Corporation Com (XOM)'s stock rose 0.21%. (more...)
Would have run into Florida school shooting even without arms Would have run into Florida school shooting even without arms
- March 02, 2018

New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez suggested to Trump that retired law enforcement officials be used. "When we do an Federal Bureau of Investigation background check, it does not include an adjudication of mental illness". The President's assertion comes as an armed officer, heavily criticised for failing to enter the besieged school during the massacre, has broken his silence on his actions. (more...)
Kawhi Leonard told teammates he will play this season Kawhi Leonard told teammates he will play this season
- March 02, 2018

Then reports stated that Leonard was cleared to play but, Leonard himself chose not to return. Leonard has played in just nine games this year for the Spurs as a nagging quad injury has derailed his campaign . "He said he'll be back, so we knew he was going to be back eventually at some point - playing-wise, not just being around". According to the report, teammate Danny Green shared that he was glad to see Leonard back in the facility again after some time. (more...)
Four Billboards Outside Indian Wells Hail Serena Williams Four Billboards Outside Indian Wells Hail Serena Williams
- March 02, 2018

The hoardings were erected in Palm Springs, California yesterday. Serena Williams is returning to the tennis tour six months after giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia, and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian , welcomed her back with four giant billboards along Interstate 10 heading into Palm Springs, Calif. (more...)
New weather satellite built in Colorado will launch on Thursday New weather satellite built in Colorado will launch on Thursday
- March 02, 2018

GOES-S will be known as GOES-17 when it reaches geostationary orbit and will help its sister satellite, GOES-16, launched in 2016 , image Earth's atmosphere and collect valuable data for weather forecasting and severe storm tracking. That breadth will help researchers and weather forecasters get a better picture of weather that makes landfall in the western US - weather that often has origins far out to sea, beyond GOES-16's view. (more...)
Georgia legislators punish Delta after the airline cuts ties with the NRA Georgia legislators punish Delta after the airline cuts ties with the NRA
- March 02, 2018

Dean, who has said he will sign the tax bill , said a lot of people share the blame for the dispute. Ralston also derided Delta's timing, saying that their decision to cut ties with the NRA when the jet fuel tax break was just one vote away from approval was poor, according to Politically Georgia . (more...)
Nationals reshuffle a win-win for Queensland Nationals reshuffle a win-win for Queensland
- March 02, 2018

Queensland National Keith Pitt was also demoted past year but Mr Turnbull has now returned him to the ministry, as an assistant to Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack. Senator Nigel Scullion is Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Leader of The Nationals in the Senate. Agriculture and Water Minister David Littleproud, who considered contesting the leadership before withdrawing from the race, retains his cabinet position after a shock promotion a year ago. (more...)
China Temporarily Bans The Use Of The Letter 'N' On The Internet China Temporarily Bans The Use Of The Letter 'N' On The Internet
- March 02, 2018

The Communist Party made the announcement on Sunday, leading to concern that Mr Xi was planning to overturn the tradition of ruling for two consecutive five-year terms and instead stay in power indefinitely. "It is a system created to accord with the national condition and ensure long-term peace and stability for the party and the country", Thursday's commentary said. (more...)
Woman poisons look-alike with cheesecake, tries to steal identity, DA says Woman poisons look-alike with cheesecake, tries to steal identity, DA says
- March 02, 2018

Both women speak Russian and share the same complexion and dark hair. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU's Washington Square News. Officials say Nasyrova fled to NY after she was accused of swindling the 54-year-old out of her money. When the victim returned home from the hospital, she found that her passport, employment authorization card, cash and jewelry were missing. (more...)
John Kelly jokes chief of staff job is God's punishment John Kelly jokes chief of staff job is God's punishment
- March 02, 2018

He made a couple of jokes that broke up the folks in the room but are quickly going viral. The FBI later said it had told the White House months ago about the allegations, increasing scrutiny over why Kelly hadn't acted sooner. The good news for Kelly is that, like so many staffers before him, he might be on his way out, too. Kelly also found himself in the middle of a Trump family spat after he chose to downgrade the top-secret security clearance for Jared Kushner, Trump's ... (more...)
Jury selection begins in trial of Pulse shooter's widow Jury selection begins in trial of Pulse shooter's widow
- March 02, 2018

Salman has pleaded not guilty to all the charges. Prosecutors say Salman lied to authorities about her knowledge of her husband's plans. Salman is charged with aiding and abetting the support of a foreign terrorist organization and obstruction of justice. (more...)
President loses his fourth communications chief as ex-model Hicks to resign President loses his fourth communications chief as ex-model Hicks to resign
- March 02, 2018

The atmosphere inside President Donald Trump's White House is darker than ever - and many staffers are trying to finagle exit plans amid a job market that doesn't want them. "The President's daily communications are a tangle of falsehoods, defamations, and tall tales, and Hicks was his facilitator, his defender, his explainer", Remnick continued, adding: "The administration's penchant for deception is injurious in many ways, not least because it devalues truth as a value in public discourse". (more...)
Updated Withholding Calculator, Form W-4 Released Updated Withholding Calculator, Form W-4 Released
- March 02, 2018

It's created to help guide you on how much to deduct from paychecks under the new tax law. The calculator asks taxpayers to estimate their 2018 income and other items that affect their taxes, such as filing status and number of dependents. While most employees should have received a bump in their net compensation by now, some paychecks could be artificially high because of problems with documentation. (more...)
Intelligence Service Confirms Police Covered Up Teen's Queen Assassination Attempt Intelligence Service Confirms Police Covered Up Teen's Queen Assassination Attempt
- March 02, 2018

The documents say 17-year-old Christopher John Lewis wanted to kill the Queen but didn't have a good vantage point or a sufficiently high-powered rifle. "There is a worry, however, that in court the press may make the connections between the date of the offense and the Queen's visit". Allan Dick, a radio journalist in 1981, recalled a meeting with a senior detective who insisted no shots had been fired. (more...)
Rare snowfall blankets Rome, closes schools Rare snowfall blankets Rome, closes schools
- March 02, 2018

The frigid weather was set to continue Wednesday, with temperatures down to minus 12 C expected in northen France and minus 6 C in the usually mild south. As a result of the closures, Ryanair had canceled all flights to and from Ciampino Sunday, with hundreds of delays carrying over into Monday. The weather brought chaos to Italy's rail network. (more...)
Major winter storm could threaten burn areas of California Major winter storm could threaten burn areas of California
- March 02, 2018

Thursday. Dozens of collisions had been reported by 6 a.m. Thursday on San Francisco Bay Area highways, the California Highway Patrol said. A rare blizzard warning is in effect in the Sierra Nevada as a powerful winter storm moves through California . (more...)
'Oldest tattoo' found on 5000-year-old Egyptian mummies 'Oldest tattoo' found on 5000-year-old Egyptian mummies
- March 02, 2018

Previously, only women had been shown as tattooed in contemporary and earlier Predynastic Egyptian art, but Gebelein Man A demonstrates that both men and women bore tattoos. The researchers believe that the tattoos would have denoted status, bravery and magical knowledge. Radiocarbon results indicate that they lived between 3351 and 3017 BC, shortly before the region was unified by the first pharaoh at around 3100 BC. (more...)
Trial Begins For Upper West Side Nanny Accused Of Killing 2 Kids Trial Begins For Upper West Side Nanny Accused Of Killing 2 Kids
- March 02, 2018

That meeting was about Ortega's stress, anxiety, feelings of failure and relationship with her son, Groves said, adding it was the only contact the defendant had with any mental health professional in 30 years. Ortega took the knife to her throat in an apparent suicide attempt after Krim came home. Marina kept an online blog in which she shared photos of her children and their experiences as a family. (more...)
How Exactly Did Melania Trump Get a Visa for How Exactly Did Melania Trump Get a Visa for "Extraordinary Abilities"?
- March 02, 2018

Hmm. Updated | Seventeen years ago, Melania Knauss was granted legal residency in the United States through a green card with the elite EB-1 program-dubbed the "Einstein visa"-reserved for those who demonstrate that they have "an extraordinary ability, are an outstanding professor or researcher, or are a multinational executive or manager". (more...)
Trump stuns by embracing gun control as Florida students return to class Trump stuns by embracing gun control as Florida students return to class
- March 02, 2018

Putting fellow Republicans in the hot seat, President Donald Trump called for speedy and substantial changes to the nation's gun laws on Wednesday, criticizing lawmakers in a White House meeting for being too fearful of the National Rifle Association to take action. (more...)
Britain's Prince William Set to Visit Israel This Summer Britain's Prince William Set to Visit Israel This Summer
- March 02, 2018

Prince William has never been to the region and will be going without Kate, who is due to give birth to the couple's third child in April. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in response to the news, "We welcome the announcement of Prince William's impending arrival in Israel". (more...)
South Africa face huge task, admits new coach Erasmus South Africa face huge task, admits new coach Erasmus
- March 02, 2018

Forty-five year-old Erasmus, victor of the Guinness PRO12 Coach of the Season Award in 2017, takes over South African coaching duties from Allister Coetzee , who had been in charge of the Boks for two years. " I believe that we have managed to assemble a strong and experienced Springbok coaching and management staff ". Erasmus, who was previously the National High Performance Manager at SARU, took up the post of Director of Rugby at Munster in 2016 and 2017. (more...)
Top brass receives reports of public executions in Syria's Eastern Ghouta Top brass receives reports of public executions in Syria's Eastern Ghouta
- March 02, 2018

Over the past week, Syria's army and its allies have subjected eastern Ghouta to one of the heaviest bombardments of the war, killing hundreds. "No, this is fake news", he told the ABC from inside Ghouta. "We have no reports on that", Ms Jaquemet said. "The enemies can not do a damn thing if we fulfil our duty", Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted by state television as saying. (more...)
West Virginia teachers to end strike Thursday West Virginia teachers to end strike Thursday
- March 02, 2018

The back-and-forth came days after Justice reached a tentative pay deal with union leaders that provides for a 5% pay raise the first year. "Revenues don't increase based on negotiations with employees". Upshur County Schools Superintendent Roy Wager said the gist of the meeting was that Paine would try to get on the agenda for the Tuesday meeting to decide if the state is going to take any legal action . (more...)
Family Company Got Loans After Kushner Met With Businesses At WH Family Company Got Loans After Kushner Met With Businesses At WH
- March 02, 2018

And the selection of a Kushner ally to serve as Trump's 2020 campaign manager appeared to suggest the campaign could provide Kushner with a convenient place to land after his White House duties end. A person close to the situation said they did not discuss Kushner's loan. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss Kushner's security clearance review, said there was a difference of opinion among intelligence officials about the significance of the conversations. (more...)
House Oversight Committee Asks Carson For Records On $30000 Office Furniture House Oversight Committee Asks Carson For Records On $30000 Office Furniture
- March 02, 2018

Foster said she was demoted for refusing to bankroll the remodeling, and claims it was requested by Carson's wife amid an environment where top officials told her to skirt or break the rules. He said he looked for new furniture after he was told the dining set located in a meeting room adjacent to his office was "beyond fix". Some HUD officials expressed concerns that the actions of Ben Carson Jr., who is a local businessman, "gave the appearance that the secretary may be using his ... (more...)
Inquiry: UK must compensate child migrant programme survivors Inquiry: UK must compensate child migrant programme survivors
- March 02, 2018

The report released on Thursday recommends financial compensation to about 2000 migrants still alive today. It should offer a flat-rate payment to the 2,000 of those affected who are still living. The federal government says it's just weeks away from reaching a deal with NSW and Victoria regarding the national redress scheme for the victims of child sexual abuse. (more...)
California couple arrested after three children found living in plywood box California couple arrested after three children found living in plywood box
- March 02, 2018

Pictures from the property, about 130 miles east of Los Angeles, show a filthy plot of land with random junk piled high along with countless broken toys. Capt. Trevis Newport of the Sheriff's Morongo Basin Station said the children, who weren't enrolled in a school, were "in good spirits". "In this case, we decided, let's pull the kids from the residence, we don't want them living in that environment". (more...)
Embattled Cabinet members attend White House opioid event Embattled Cabinet members attend White House opioid event
- March 02, 2018

I mean, what they're doing and the way, the distribution. Trump briefly spoke at the summit but did not comment about the chaos surrounding his Cabinet secretaries. Claiming that "strength" is needed and "blue ribbon committees" aren't going to work, Trump proclaimed that "the answer is to have strength and toughness". (more...)

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