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From ‘snub’ to scandal, Trudeau’s India visit sparks outrage
Already dogged by bad press and speculation that the prime minister had been "snubbed" by the Indian government, on Thursday Canadian officials were again on the back-foot, after it was revealed a Sikh extremist convicted of attempting to murder an Indian politician had been invited to dine with Trudeau at the Canadian High Commissioner's residence in New Delhi. The official invitation, which was later withdrawn, has sparked outrage in India,…
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NRA’s LaPierre warns of Democrats pushing socialism
"What they want is more restrictions on the law-abiding," LaPierre said on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington. "They want to sweep right under the carpet the failure of school security." Despite the fact that Republicans control both chambers in Congress and the White House and President Donald Trump suggested Thursday morning he's open to gun reforms the NRA opposes, LaPierre spent a significant portion of his…
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Ghouta’s doctors forced to use expired drugs to treat injured
At least 260 people were killed and 500 injured in the rebel held-enclave of Eastern Ghouta between Monday and Tuesday evening, the Syrian American Medical Society, or SAMS, said Wednesday. The Damascus Media Center monitoring group said another 45 deaths had been reported in Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday. The intensified bombardment in recent weeks of Eastern Ghouta, an area outside Damascus that has been besieged by the regime of Bashar…
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Florida lawmakers refuse to debate assault rifles — but say porn is dangerous
Almost a week after 17 students and teachers were gunned down at a Florida high school, the state legislature voted 71-36 Tuesday against a measure to consider a ban on semi-automatic weapons. But they declared pornography to be public health risk. The decision not to consider an assault rifles ban outraged survivors of the massacre. A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students traveled 400 miles from Parkland to the state…
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It’s Trump’s big chance on changing gun laws — if he wants to take it
Trump could march into the Conservative Political Action Conference, a bulwark of support for the Second Amendment, on Friday and explain why change is needed following the latest mass tragedy last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The timing of the annual conservative jamboree is auspicious because it will offer Trump access to activists on the right, who he must win over to get anything significant…
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Pence was set to meet with North Korean officials, but they canceled
But the North Koreans pulled out of the meeting before it could happen, a move that Pence's office said was a sign their attempts to exert pressure on the regime were working. President Donald Trump had signed off on the decision to meet, with the caveat that the United States wouldn't back off its stated demand that Pyongyang abandon its nuclear weapons. "North Korea dangled a meeting in hopes of…