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Alabama lawmaker: Schools shouldn’t arm staff because they’re full of ‘lady teachers’ 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:38:55 +0000
Alabama State Rep. Harry Shiver, a Republican, said that to protect “our ladies” — female teachers — guns should not be placed in the hands of many whom he believes are “scared” of guns.

Pollution still making us sick, Tucson residents tell Air Force 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:32:00 +0000
Once again, claims that groundwater pollution left behind by defense plants and other industries are causing cancers and other illnesses are pouring in from Tucson’s south side.

Purdue wins without Haas, holds off Butler 76-73 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:30:00 +0000
Dakota Mathias sank a 3-pointer with 14.2 seconds left and second-seeded Purdue, minus star center Isaac Haas, held off 10th-seeded Butler 76-73 on Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year.

Air Force Academy to launch outside review after suspensions 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:35:08 +0000
The Air Force Academy's athletic director says the school will hire an outside firm to review its sports teams and practices after recent suspensions and investigations into its swimming and lacrosse programs.

At State Department, Heather Nauert's star is ascendant 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:29:08 +0000
When the ax fell on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, his spokeswoman was half a world away, a distance he and his inner circle preferred and enforced.

Some wanted Florida suspect committed in 2016 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:13:00 +0000
Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month's Florida school massacre that they decided he should be forcibly committed.

Syria's President Assad visits troops on Ghouta's front line 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:49:00 +0000
Syrian President Bashar Assad visited troops Sunday on the front line in the newly captured areas of eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus, according to images broadcast on state media and on the presidency sites.

Trump rails against Mueller investigation, dismisses McCabe’s notes as ‘Fake Memos’ 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:28:26 +0000
President Donald Trump fired off angry tweets Sunday morning railing against the Justice Department special counsel’s Russia investigation and attacking the integrity of former FBI director James Comey and his former deputy.

Maryland special needs cheerleading squad wins nationals 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:19:00 +0000
In 2010, a group of local cheerleading enthusiasts came together to determine whether Salisbury was a viable place to create a special needs cheer team.

U.S. and British lawmakers demand answers from Facebook CEO Zuckerberg 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:31:17 +0000
The demands came after news reports about how a data analysis firm connected with President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign gained access to data on tens of millions of Facebook users.

Mideast linchpin Jordan seeks expansion of 14-year Colorado partnership 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:03:00 +0000
The Department of Defense has paired Colorado’s National Guard with Jordan for military support flying F-16 fighter jets and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters since 2004.

Britain, Russia trade blame over poisoning of former spy  

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:06:59 +0000
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Britain has evidence that Russia has been stockpiling nerve agents like the one used against Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

Israel says it destroys new Hamas tunnel network in Gaza  

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 10:55:07 +0000
Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008. During the most recent conflict in 2014, Israel destroyed 32 tunnels.

Ethnic violence in Congo's northeast displaces 60,000  

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 10:07:00 +0000
There is a long history of tensions between the Lendu and Hema groups, whose ongoing battles since 1999 already have killed thousands.

Turkey forces capture Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:43:00 +0000
Turkey views the Kurdish forces in the Afrin enclave along the border as terrorists linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which has waged an insurgency within Turkey's borders for more than three decades.

North Korean diplomat heads to Finland for US talks  

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:58:00 +0000
A senior North Korean diplomat who handles North American affairs was heading to Finland on Sunday for talks with the United States and South Korea.

Southeast Asia leaders back sanctions against North Korea  

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:44:00 +0000
ASEAN leaders also said they were working to provide humanitarian assistance for the continuing crisis involving Muslim Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar.

Duterte calls for abandoning International Criminal Court  

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:31:47 +0000
Though the Philippines has ratified the Rome Statute that established the ICC, President Rodrigo Duterte said in a speech Sunday that the country never became a party to the treaty because it was never published locally as required by law.

India: Pakistan shelling kills 5 family members in Kashmir  

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:22:22 +0000
Pakistan did not immediately comment. However, both the nuclear-armed rivals routinely blame the other for starting any firing and insist they are only retaliating.

Botched suicide attack wounds 5 students in Afghan capital 

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:16:00 +0000
An attacker dressed in a school uniform set off a grenade amid a group of hundreds of university students in Afghanistan's capital on Sunday, killing himself and wounding five students, according to the district police chief.


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