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Trump: Give Guns to Teachers Who 'Want Them'

Trump: Give Guns to Teachers Who 'Want Them'

For the second day in a row, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke at length about school safety, advocating arming teachers with guns to thwart campus massacres."Unless we have an offensive capability,
Protesters Ousted From Sacred Hawaiian Site Where Elvis Filmed Movie

Protesters Ousted From Sacred Hawaiian Site Where Elvis Filmed Movie

State sheriffs on Thursday removed protesters from the ruins of a Hawaii hotel where they have been squatting since last year in an attempt to block redevelopment of land where Hawaiian chiefs once
Russian Indicted by US Seen as Doing Favors for Putin

Russian Indicted by US Seen as Doing Favors for Putin

Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago, he was among 13 Russians indicted in Washington on charges of meddling in the 2016
US Official Focused on Election Security Being Removed From Job

US Official Focused on Election Security Being Removed From Job

The head of a federal agency who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyberattacks by Russia or others is being removed from his post by Republican House of Representatives
Anglican Church Endorses Vatican's Call for Prayers for South Sudan, DRC

Anglican Church Endorses Vatican's Call for Prayers for South Sudan, DRC

Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, secretary-general of the Anglican consultative council, is appealing to the leaders of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to end violence and
NRA's LaPierre Criticizes College Campuses

NRA's LaPierre Criticizes College Campuses

College campuses are ignoring the Constitution and spreading communist manifestos, said the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre in an impassioned speech Thursday to a conservative group in
Grand Jury Indicts Missouri Governor Who Admitted Affair

Grand Jury Indicts Missouri Governor Who Admitted Affair

A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, the city
UN: Press Freedom Abuses by Government Continue in South Sudan

UN: Press Freedom Abuses by Government Continue in South Sudan

A U.N. report says South Sudan’s government continues to censor the media and restrict freedom of expression. The report (Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression in South Sudan) warns that
First National Bank to Halt Production of NRA Credit Card

First National Bank to Halt Production of NRA Credit Card

The nation's largest privately-owned bank holding company will stop producing credit cards for the National Rifle Association in response to customer feedback, a spokesman said Thursday.The
Remarks by President Trump, Local and State Officials on School Safety

Remarks by President Trump, Local and State Officials on School Safety

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release February 22, 2018 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP IN MEETING WITH LOCAL
New Charges Brought Against Ex-Trump Campaign Associates

New Charges Brought Against Ex-Trump Campaign Associates

Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors filed additional charges Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a business associate.The
Saudis Promised Double the Fun in Drive to Lure Back Tourist Dollars

Saudis Promised Double the Fun in Drive to Lure Back Tourist Dollars

Saudi Arabia will stage more than 5,000 shows, festivals and concerts in 2018, double the number of last year, as it tries to shake off its conservative image in a drive to keep tourist dollars at
Troubled Latvian Bank Faces ECB Deadline to Avoid Closure

Troubled Latvian Bank Faces ECB Deadline to Avoid Closure

The European Central Bank has set a deadline of Friday for Latvia's third-largest bank to plug a financing hole, the country's finance minister said, as the Baltic state faced its worst financial

Turkey Condemns Dutch Parliament Recognition of 1915 Armenian Massacre As Genocide

Turkey's foreign ministry on Thursday condemned the Dutch parliament's approval of a motion recognizing as genocide the massacre of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in 1915.The ministry said in a
Argentina Eases Residency Application for Venezuelan Immigrants

Argentina Eases Residency Application for Venezuelan Immigrants

Argentina is giving Venezuelan immigrants extra time to present documents needed to obtain residency due to delays in obtaining paperwork from their homeland, the head of the country's migration
Canada's Trudeau Spurs Criticism, Raises Eyebrows on India Trip

Canada's Trudeau Spurs Criticism, Raises Eyebrows on India Trip

Canadian and Indian officials scrambled on Thursday to explain how a convicted Sikh extremist was invited to a New Delhi reception for Justin Trudeau, the latest misstep in the Canadian prime
Haiti Suspends Oxfam Operations

Haiti Suspends Oxfam Operations

The Haitian government Thursday suspended the operations of the British charity Oxfam in the country pending the outcome of an investigation into employees' alleged sexual exploitation of Haitians
Primitive Art: Neanderthals Were Europe's First Painters

Primitive Art: Neanderthals Were Europe's First Painters

The world's oldest known cave paintings were made by Neanderthals, not modern humans, suggesting our extinct cousins were far from being uncultured brutes.A high-tech analysis of cave art at three
Amnesty: Politics of Fear, Hate Being Normalized by Some Leaders

Amnesty: Politics of Fear, Hate Being Normalized by Some Leaders

Rights group Amnesty International's annual report documents human rights violations in nearly 160 countries and claims 2017 saw the politics of hate and fear normalized by some of the most powerful
UN Atomic Agency: Iran Complying With Nuclear Accord

UN Atomic Agency: Iran Complying With Nuclear Accord

The United Nations atomic agency has concluded that Iran is continuing to restrict its nuclear program in compliance with the 2015 international accord aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear weapons