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STEINBERG: Before we can hope for gun control, we need empathy

STEINBERG: Before we can hope for gun control, we need empathy At a late-night press conference Tuesday, authorities said Paddock, a high-stakes gambler and retired accountant, made his attack even more deadly by adding more lethal components to his weapons. Outside of that woman sighted with Paddock, FBI agents spoke with Marilou Danley - the girlfriend that the shooter sent to Hong Kong and then her native Philippines prior to the attacks. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas Shooter Bought 33 of His Guns Since October

The group said Congress should have banned what it called "weapons of war" after the Newtown shooting. "In the wake of this tragedy, I hope we'll all be able to take the time to look for the helpers and that each of us, in our own way, will seek to help our nation heal, move forward, and work to prevent similar tragedies", Raja Krishnamoorthi, Democrat Congressman from 8th district IL, said. [Full Article...]

Here's How Michelle and Barack Celebrated 25 Years

Here's How Michelle and Barack Celebrated 25 Years As the attendees at the conference cheer and applaud, the former First Lady is seen visibly moved by the video message in which Obama pays a warming tribute to his "extraordinary partner". During a conversation with Shonda Rhimes at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Tuesday, she got in a sharp jab at Trump without even naming him. [Full Article...]

Islamic state claims Las Vegas shooting, U.S. officials skeptical

Islamic state claims Las Vegas shooting, U.S. officials skeptical Some of his guns had scopes and he had knocked out two windows to create sniper's perches he used to rain bullets on the crowd of 22,000. Patrick robbed a Valley National Bank of Arizona near 19th Street and McDowell Road in 1960 and fled to Las Vegas. [Full Article...]

King Salman, President Putin to sign 10 major agreements Thursday

King Salman, President Putin to sign 10 major agreements Thursday According to sources, OPEC's biggest crude producer is considering investing in Russia's largest oil drilling contractor, Eurasia Drilling Co., and Novatek PJSC's proposed Arctic LNG 2 project. Relations have begun to improve in recent years. Novak said that Turkmenistan has also been invited to take part in the gas exporting countries' forum, RIA Novosti reported . [Full Article...]

VX poison killed brother of North Korean leader

VX poison killed brother of North Korean leader He also agreed with Gooi that the VX poison had no smell and was tasteless. "His role is to decide the cause of death". Siti Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam pleaded not guilty on Monday, the trial's first day, to killing Kim on February 13 at a crowded Kuala Lumpur airport terminal. [Full Article...]

Britvic to close manufacturing facility in Norwich, UK

Britvic to close manufacturing facility in Norwich, UK UK-based soft drinks company Britvic is planning to shut down one of its manufacturing sites in Norwich. Britvic CEO Simon Litherland said: "This is not a proposal that we make lightly and we know this is upsetting news for our colleagues". [Full Article...]

Las Vegas shooting: Marilou Danley lived a 'normal life' before meeting gunman

Las Vegas shooting: Marilou Danley lived a 'normal life' before meeting gunman Video from the scene showed Danley being pushed in a wheelchair shortly after her plane landed around 7:30 p.m. Cayetano, who is on an official visit in NY, at the same time said that the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles was monitoring developments and continuously coordinating with authorities in the area to determine if there were any Filipinos among the victims of the deadly in... [Full Article...]

Facebook activates Safety Check following shooting in Las Vegas

Facebook activates Safety Check following shooting in Las Vegas While some fake news tagged the shooter as a left-wing, anti-Trump activist, law enforcement officials have identified 64-year-old Stephen Paddock as the man behind the terrible attack. The missteps show that Google and Facebook are still suffering from the fake news problem despite all the promises that the companies made to address the issue after the 2016 presidential elections. [Full Article...]

US Relaxes Rules of Engagement to Help Troops in Afghanistan Defeat Taliban

US Relaxes Rules of Engagement to Help Troops in Afghanistan Defeat Taliban Mattis said he'd "like to think we will be successful", but that the United States has an "enormously powerful number of options" if not. That frees up the Afghans to "take the fight to the enemy", Mattis said. "We want to be your partners, but this committee will not be a rubber stamp for any policy or president". We must be well-informed. Under the Obama administration, the Taliban needed t... [Full Article...]

Rock great Tom Petty has died at 66

Rock great Tom Petty has died at 66 Petty died peacefully, Dimitriades said , surrounded by family, his bandmates, and friends. Bob Dylan told Rolling Stonein a statement: "It's shocking, crushing news ". Among other stars to pay their respects to the Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers bandleader, singer Sheryl Crow said Petty's death signalled that the "music has died". [Full Article...]

Hero Marine stole truck, drove Vegas shooting victims to hospital

Hero Marine stole truck, drove Vegas shooting victims to hospital Taylor Winston, a Marine veteran from San Diego, was with friends at the Route 91 Harvest festival when a gunman started shooting at the crowd from a nearby hotel room. He joined the Marines at age 17 and was honorably discharged in 2011 after serving two tours in Iraq. "People needed to get out of there, and we tried the best we could to get as many as could", Winston said of his actions. [Full Article...]

Mumbai Stampede: Reports of dying woman being molested untrue, says police

Mumbai Stampede: Reports of dying woman being molested untrue, says police A young girl is also said to have slipped on the stairs, adding to the confusion. "This was. mistakenly construed as " pul gir gaya " (bridge has fallen)". The video showed a youth touching the woman in an "inappropriate" manner while she was lying on top of a pile of bodies. Assistant Commissioner of Police (Dadar Division) Sunil Deshmukh told The Hindu that a man seen in the video standing... [Full Article...]

Bennet, Gardner cosponsor bill to extend and improve CHIP

Bennet, Gardner cosponsor bill to extend and improve CHIP Like Medicaid, CHIP is traditionally paid for with state and federal funds, but the federal government covers most of the cost. They don't burn through the federal money all at once, and leftover funds can be rolled over into the following year's funding. [Full Article...]

Turkish President Erdogan meets Rouhani in Tehran

Turkish President Erdogan meets Rouhani in Tehran The vote was strongly opposed by the central government in Baghdad, Iran , Turkey and other countries including the United States . The Turkish top commander, for his part, stressed the need to support the central government in Iraq and preserve the integrity of the Arab country. [Full Article...]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month events highlighted by Jill Biden visit

Domestic Violence Awareness Month events highlighted by Jill Biden visit The Shelter for Help in Emergency intends to use this vigil as an opportunity to offer hope, encouragement and healing to victims of domestic violence. The DES Domestic Violence Program is housed in the agency's Division of Aging and Adult Services and coordinates with shelters and community partners throughout the state to provide support services and funding. [Full Article...]

Advocates against domestic violence raise awareness through statistics at Ohio Statehouse

Advocates against domestic violence raise awareness through statistics at Ohio Statehouse Tragically, for many men, women & children, home life is destroyed by fear, physical violence & emotional abuse, often causing lifelong trauma. In 2016-17 Abigail's Arms, served 1,032 residential and nonresidential clients who were impacted by violence. [Full Article...]

French police arrest five after gas cylinders found in building in Paris

French police arrest five after gas cylinders found in building in Paris French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Tuesday that a number of people are now in custody after authorities discovered a homemade explosive device in a Paris neighborhood over the weekend. The law, created to replace the state of emergency that France has been under since the wave of bombings and shootings at Paris nightspots and France's national stadium in November 2015, is expected... [Full Article...]

The French police have prevented a terrorist attack at the stadium

The French police have prevented a terrorist attack at the stadium French lawmakers are expected to pass a tough new counter-terrorism law on Tuesday created to end the country's two-year state of emergency, with critics saying it will expand police powers at a cost to civil liberties. Terrorist group Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack on Sunday night. Lawyer Emmanuel Daoud, a member of the Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)... [Full Article...]

Putin Offers New Ambassador Condolences Over Las Vegas Shooting

Putin Offers New Ambassador Condolences Over Las Vegas Shooting Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice asked Russia's state-controlled broadcaster Russia Today (RT) to register its branch office in the U.S.as a foreign agent, a move seen as "illegitimate" by Moscow . "I will seek out Russian people from all walks of life to share perspectives, to relay American values, and to deepen my growing appreciation for Russia's rich and fascinating h... [Full Article...]


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