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Source: Fox News

Senate's voting order on immigration plans a likely factor in this week's failures

Sunday 20:55 GMT

The Senate perhaps failed this week to advance any of its immigration-border security plans because of the order in which members voted on the four proposals.

It’s Senate tradition to yield to the leader, who’s first to speak on the floor, sets the schedule, determines what issues are in play and sets up the voting order. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arranged an agreement with all 100 senators Thursday afternoon to take procedural votes on four amendments.

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Source: ABC News

In wake of school shooting, families, friends gather as more victims are laid to rest

Sunday 20:55 GMT

A 17-year-old boy whose last social media post said his girlfriend was "a greater blessing than I could ever imagine" will be mourned at a funeral today, the latest service for the 17 people killed in a shooting massacre at a Florida high school.

It's the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. since the 2012 rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that killed 26. Oliver was born in Venezuela and became a proud U.S. citizen in January 2017, according to ABC affiliate WPLG.

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Source: BBC

Swastikas drawn on Poland's Israel embassy

Today 17:16 GMT

Swastikas have been drawn on the gates of Poland's embassy in Israel, a day after the country's PM said Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust.

However, historians say others were complicit by acts such as informing on Jews in hiding for rewards, and participating in Nazi-instigated massacres including in Jedwabne where hundreds of Jews were murdered by their neighbours.

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Source: DW

Australia, US, India, Japan mulling 'infrastructure scheme to rival China'

Today 17:16 GMT

Australia, the US, India and Japan are talking about plans for a regional scheme to counterbalance China's growing influence, a report says.

Australia, the United States, India and Japan have been discussing a joint regional infrastructure scheme designed to be a rival to China's multibillion-dollar "Belt and Road" initiative, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday. The paper cited an unnamed US official as saying the plan would possibly be on the agenda at talks in Washington this week between Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and US President Donald Trump, although he said the scheme was not yet ready to be announced officially.

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Source: New York Times

A Film Critic’s Fan Boy Comes Out to Play

Today 17:16 GMT

I ducked into a doorway on a semi-quiet street and took notes by the light of a streetlamp, managing to record her perfect metaphor for creative collaboration, which I won’t spoil by paraphrasing here.

I saw “King Kong” when I was 10, and just about everything she has done since, and a critic is really nothing more than a fan with a dubious professional credential. In spite of what some people might imagine, it’s not often that I find myself in conversation with great actors.

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Source: Washington Post

U.S. women’s hockey team thumps Finland, moves into gold medal game

Today 17:16 GMT

Long before any hockey teams touched down at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport or the puck dropped on a single game in PyeongChang, there was always a sense of inevitability surrounding the Olympic women’s hockey tournament.

It has won a medal at every Winter Games since women’s hockey was added in 1998: a gold, three silvers and a bronze.

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Source: New York Times

Oxfam Says Workers in Haiti Threatened Witness to Misconduct

Today 17:16 GMT

Three Oxfam employees who were the subject of a 2011 inquiry into sexual misconduct in Haiti physically threatened a witness after a manager leaked an investigation report to another member of staff, the charity said on Monday.

The threats and intimidation were among several accusations of misconduct made public for the first time with Oxfam’s release of its 2011 report into the conduct of its Haiti staff, including the hiring of prostitutes.

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Source: Washington Post

Wizards guard Bradley Beal makes the most of his NBA All-Star Game debut

Today 17:16 GMT

In a competitive game that concluded with Beal’s Team LeBron rushing the court and chest-bumping in celebration for its 148-145 win over Team Stephen, Beal played almost 17 minutes in his all-star debut and scored 14 points on 5-for-10 shooting.

When Team LeBron played without a point guard on the floor, Beal often dribbled the ball up court, assuming the responsibilities from his day job while Wizards teammate John Wall recovers from left knee surgery.

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Source: Global News

Students caught in the Florida school shooting chronicled their trauma on social media

Today 17:17 GMT

Social media has allowed the world to watch as horrific events, like the shootings at a south Florida high school that left 17 dead this past week, unfold in real time.

Gordon Gow, an associate professor of communication at the University of Alberta, notes that the images and videos of the Florida school shooting on social media lack the same filters as mainstream media coverage, which is part of what makes them so potent.

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Source: Fox News

Junior ROTC leader shocked that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was his cadet

Today 17:16 GMT

Although some students said they weren’t surprised by the alleged gunman of last week’s Florida shooting massacre, Jack Ciaramello was.

Ciaramello, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High senior, said he found Cruz a bit odd but didn’t consider his cadet dangerous. In the days since, reports of Cruz’s violent, threatening behavior have flooded mainstream and social media.

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Source: CBS News

Stoneman Douglas students say "adults let us down" in wake of shooting

Today 17:17 GMT

Just days after a former student allegedly opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17, students who survived the attack are calling on lawmakers to act like "adults" and prevent further tragedies. "The adult politicians have been playing around while my generation has been losing our lives," Cameron Kasky, a student at Stoneman Douglas, told "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

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Source: DW

Florida students call for gun control: 'Without action, children die'

Today 17:17 GMT

They are determined to fight the powerful gun lobby in the United States and get tougher laws on who can buy firearms, so that no other students will have to experience what they went through.

Hogg and a group of students ended up hiding in a closet during the shooting, where Hogg started interviewing his classmates and taping their opinions on gun control with his phone. He said he didn't know whether anyone in the closet would survive, but that he hoped his footage would spur action if it was found.

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Source: BBC

Winter Olympics: USA beat Finland to reach gold medal match

Today 17:16 GMT

Canada beat the USA in the preliminary stages and, should they reach the final, it will be the fifth time in six Olympics that the North American neighbours have contested the gold medal match.

The United States women's ice hockey team enjoyed a 5-0 win over Finland in the semi-finals to remain on target for their first gold medal in 20 years. Dani Camarensi scored twice, with Gigi Marvin, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Hilary Knight also finding the net.

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Source: Washington Post

Mikaela Shiffrin pulls out of downhill at PyeongChang Olympics

Today 17:16 GMT

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea —American skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin, who has one gold medal and one disappointing fourth-place finish at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, dropped Wednesday’s downhill from her schedule, meaning she has only one more chance at a medal.

Barry Svrluga: For Noora Raty, a continental divide is the difference between bronze and gold. Major Olympic wardrobe malfunction strikes during French ice dancers’ short program. Jerry Brewer: ‘This is freakin’ awesome’: After enduring big winds, snowboarders welcome big air

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Source: Reuters

Russian medalist leaves Games amid doping probe: official

Today 06:05 GMT

A Russian Olympic medalist has left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on suspicion of doping, a Russian sports official said on Monday, in a case that could jeopardize the nation’s efforts to draw a line under a years-long drug-cheating scandal.

Suspicions of a doping violation have shocked the Russian team and also the sport of curling, where steady hands and sharp eyes outweigh physical fitness. Russian curling federation president Dmitry Svishchev also expressed shock, saying Russian curlers had been tested on Jan. 22 before flying out to South Korea and the tests were negative.

Source: CTV

#BeccaToldMeTo: Teen who inspired kindness movement dies at 18

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Washington Post

How two GMU professors teamed up to create high-tech music

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: Global News

Trudeau, Sajjan ask to meet with Indian politician who criticized Canadian government

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Beats, rhymes and ice: Olympians rely on their tunes, and science backs them up

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The Pride Flag Waves at the Olympics for Adam Rippon

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: NBC News

Celebrate Lunar New Year with dumplings, noodles, meatballs and more

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Berlin 24/7: The sound of Berlin

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: Global News

Quebec court to hear appeal of challenge to British royal succession law

Today 17:16 GMT
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Source: DW

Olympics chief Thomas Bach set to visit North Korea

Tuesday 10:51 GMT
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Source: Washington Post

Kelly makes changes to White House security clearance process after abuse allegations against top aide

Saturday 20:56 GMT
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Source: CBS News

Trump budget plan for 2019 defunds Amtrak's long-distance routes

Wednesday 07:01 GMT
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Source: CBS News

Pence says White House could have handled Porter issue better

Thursday 19:07 GMT
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Source: NBC News

Prospects of new bipartisan DACA agreement remain uncertain

Thursday 20:57 GMT
7 Articles
Source: CBS News

Director Ryan Coogler's first priority with "Black Panther" was to make a good movie

Thursday 15:27 GMT
7 Articles
Source: The Week

The Russians are coming

Thursday 10:51 GMT

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