Trump expresses support for senators’ gun bill

Assistant Public Defender Hector Romero, left, and Public Defender Melisa McNeill attended the first appearance in court on Thursday for high school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz at Broward County Court House in Fort Lauderdale. (Susan Stocker-Sun Sentinel/AFP/Getty Images) President Trump signaled support for one piece of gun control legislation on Monday, five days after a mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead and scores injured. “The president is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, wrote in a statement Monday morning. Sanders said the president
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Afrin: Syria ‘sending fighters to help Kurds against Turkey’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy is Turkey attacking Syria? Mark Lowen explains Syrian pro-government forces will help Syrian Kurds fighting against a Turkish offensive in north-west Syria, Syria’s state news agency reports. It comes after Syrian Kurdish officials said the government in Damascus had agreed to send troops. Turkey regards the Kurdish fighters, just across its border in Afrin, as terrorists. It launched a major offensive against them last month. Syria has not had a military presence there since pulling out in 2012. “Popular forces will arrive in Afrin within a few hours to support its
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US Women Back in Gold Medal Game After 5-0 Win Over Finland

US Women Back in Gold Medal Game After 5-0 Win Over Finland  U.S. News & World Report US women’s hockey team advances to gold medal game  Minneapolis Star Tribune Winter Olympics 2018: USA women to play for gold again after crushing Finland in semis  Sporting News Preview Canada’s women’s hockey team firing on all cylinders heading into semifinal  CBC.ca Full coverage Source link
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Pakistan leader Imran Khan marries for third time, ties knot to spiritual adviser Bushra Maneka

Photo: Twitter/@PTIKPOfficial HIGHLIGHTS PTI confirmed the news of Imran Khan’s marriage yesterday. Imran Khan married his spiritual advisor Bushra Maneka in a small ceremony in Lahore. This is Imran Khan’s third marriage. Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan married his spiritual guide Bushra Maneka (also known as Pinki Pir) on Sunday night. Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has confirmed the news of his marriage. This is Imran Khan’s third marriage. Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan married his spiritual guide Bushra Maneka (also known as Pinki Pir) on Sunday night. Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has confirmed the news of his marriage.
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Small Plane Lands On US Route 101 In Santa Clara County (Video)

SAN MARTIN, CA — A faulty engine forced a pilot to make an emergency landing in the grassy area that splits the northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. Route 101 near San Martin Airport, federal officials say. Video shows the unassuming plane in the grass in Santa Clara County completely intact — as if nothing was awry — as traffic slows to a crawl about 20 miles south of San Jose. The plane safely landed around 11 a.m. Sunday. Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, told Patch in an email the plane’s engine failed. “A single-engine Piper
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Gus Kenworthy’s Quick Olympic Kiss Is Actually A Really Big Deal

20 months ago, on a Sunday morning more or less like today, I woke up to a phone call from HuffPost’s National Editor informing me that a lone shooter at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, murdered 49 people, most of them queer people of color. A few hours later, during the desperate hunt for a motive that follows every seemingly senseless atrocity like the one that unfolded in those early June hours, the assailant’s father told reporters that his was son “very angry” at the sight of two men kissing weeks before the shooting, saying that could have been a part
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All 65 Aboard Plane Feared Dead in Crash in Southern Iran

Tehran, Iran (AP) — An Iranian commercial airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all 65 people on board were killed. The crash of the Aseman Airlines ATR-72 marks yet another fatal aviation disaster for Iran, which for years was barred from buying airplane parts for needed maintenance due to Western sanctions over its contested nuclear program. Its nuclear accord with world powers allows it to get those parts and the country has made deals worth tens of
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The Latest: Kerry: We must ensure Iran nuke deal survives

Updated 3:02 am, Sunday, February 18, 2018 Photo: Sebastian Gabriel, AP A demonstrator carries a poster reading: ‘We Love War’ as they protest against the Security Conference, MSC, in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Sebastian Gabriel/dpa via AP) A demonstrator carries a poster reading: ‘We Love War’ as they protest against the Security Conference, MSC, in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Sebastian Gabriel/dpa via AP) Photo: Sebastian Gabriel, AP Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, delivers a speech during the International Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP) Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, delivers
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Twins acquire Odorizzi from Rays for shortstop prospect

FORT MYERS, Fla. – With no luck finding a starting pitcher for this season in the free-agent market, the Twins dipped into their stockpile of talented minor league shortstops to acquire one via trade. Jake Odorizzi, who has started 126 games for the Rays and Royals, will join the rotation this season, the Twins announced Saturday night. The Twins will send Class A shortstop Jermaine Palacios to Tampa Bay in exchange for the 27-year-old righthander. It’s the Twins’ first major addition to their starting-pitching depth this winter, and comes after four unsuccessful months of attempting to lure an established free
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NBA Three-Point Contest 2018 recap: Highlights from Devin Booker’s record-setting win

Devin Booker is your Three-Point Contest winner, and he’s the new record holder, too. Twenty-eight! Granted, he was helped by the contest’s new format, but it was a lights out showing all the same. Here’s our live blog from Saturday’s contest. 9:23 p.m. — Here’s highlights from Booker’s historic rack. And his final score. 9:22 p.m. — Booker nailed 20 of the 25 threes, which ties an all-time record, while his scoring — helped by the moneyball racks — is the best ever. Craig Hodges and Jason Kapono both scored 25-of-30 under the old format, to give an example of
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