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Source: ABC News

'Hero' football coach 'died protecting others' in Florida school shooting

Friday 21:52 GMT

A football coach was killed while "protecting others" at a Florida high school when a former student allegedly opened fire there Wednesday.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel confirmed at a press conference Thursday morning that the coach and campus monitor, Aaron Feis, was among 17 people fatally shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Israel, who said he knew Feis personally, couldn't provide specifics on the circumstances of his death but said Feis died while saving lives.

Source: CBS News

Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy on coming out and his new role as a symbol for LGBTQ rights

Friday 16:22 GMT

Olympic free skier Gus Kenworthy left the 2014 Sochi Games with a silver medal and a pack of stray dogs he famously rescued.

In 2015, after winning his fifth straight title as the world's best free skier, Kenworthy came out on the cover of ESPN's magazine.

Source: CBS News

California drought returns; water use climbs in enclaves

Friday 21:52 GMT

A winter of shorts and T-shirts, record warm days, and growing worry over water supply in Southern California are leading California's Water Resources Control Board to consider next week whether to permanently reinstate some bans on water use that were imposed during the drought state of emergency.

If Californians draw them down over a dry year, and "we head back into next winter and it's really dry, we're right back in emergency this time next year," Gomberg said.Members of the Water Resources Control Board are expected to vote next week on whether to permanently reinstate some water-use restrictions.

Source: NBC News

Nathan Chen was in 17th place when he began to skate. Then he made history.

Sunday 02:26 GMT

Chen, who entered Saturday's men's free skate in 17th place after a disappointing short program, finished his performance with a new personal best, 215.08.

Chen's free skate was redemption after two disappointing performances — the first in the figure skating team men's short program, during which he fell on a triple Axel, among other mistakes, that ultimately landed him in fourth; the second at the individual event that saw the "Quad King" finishing in 17th after the short program. "I just wanted to be able to leave here satisfied with what I've done," Chen said.

Source: Fox News

Luke Wilson returns home in wrecked car after being hailed as a 'hero' after deadly crash

Friday 16:22 GMT

Actor Luke Wilson was seen pulling into his home in his wrecked car following a deadly Los Angeles car crash on Tuesday evening that also involved golfer Bill Haas.

Wilson, whose own car was clipped in the three-vehicle accident, pulled a 50-year-old woman from the smoking wreckage of her BMW. "He was the hero, he led the charge," said 46-year-old tattoo artist Sean Heirigs, who was right behind the accident.

Source: CTV

'A big state versus a poor family': Canadian’s son forcibly removed in Norway

Friday 16:22 GMT

Terese and Leif Kristiansen posted a video to Facebook last Thursday that shows her crying and calling for help while police and social workers chase after their son, Kai, outside the family apartment in As, Norway.

A Canadian mother living in Norway says she is living a nightmare after child welfare authorities came into her home and took away her 12-year-old son over what she calls “a misunderstanding.”

Source: Fox News

Colorado Sen. Gardner to stop blocking some DOJ nominees over pot policy

Friday 21:52 GMT

 Colorado's Republican U.S. senator will stop blocking nominees for some Justice Department jobs over concerns about the marijuana industry, saying Thursday that federal officials have shown good faith in recent conversations on the department's pot policy.

"The fact that Gardner surrendered his leverage to protect Colorado's legal marijuana industry in exchange for vague promises from a proven liar shows that he's not just a pushover, but a fool as well," said Colorado Democratic party spokesman Eric Walker.

Source: Reuters

Dashed hopes for Mexico oil boom leave Gulf Coast hotels idle

Saturday 06:05 GMT

When a Mexican real estate investment trust bought four hotels along the country’s Gulf coast operating under the Marriott, Quality Inn and Fiesta Inn brands, it expected the government’s recent energy reform to attract droves of oil executives, engineers and technicians.

Although many in the sector are hopeful that hotels will again fill with oil workers as firms that won contracts in Mexico’s early auctions begin deploying staff, Gulf Coast hoteliers worry travelers will be deterred by the country’s worst ever surge in violent crime.

Source: CBS News

In "Beast of Burden," Daniel Radcliffe trades in his broomstick for a plane

Saturday 20:56 GMT

Perhaps foremost among them is his failure to tell his wife that he's signed on as a pilot for a Mexican drug cartel cartel. "To me, it's a story about somebody who absolutely sees himself as a complete failure, trying to redeem himself in what is a very misguided attempt," Radcliffe tells CBS News. "It's also a film about what happens when you have a lack of honesty with yourself and the people around you.

Source: Fox News

Nikolas Cruz 'school shooter' comment reported to FBI months ago, vlogger says

Friday 16:22 GMT

The FBI received a tip months before Wednesday's Florida high school shooting that claimed gunman Nikolas Cruz wrote about being "a professional school shooter" on social media, according to the vlogger who told authorities.

Rob Lasky, FBI Special Agent in charge of FBI’s Miami division confirmed during a Thursday morning news conference the agency investigated a comment made on a YouTube video in September that matched the remark reported by vlogger Ben Bennight.

Source: Global News

ANALYSIS: On Crown-Indigenous relations, Trudeau’s ‘lofty commitments’ run into reality

Friday 21:52 GMT

The week’s news in Crown-Indigenous relations has been a remarkable and busy one but it’s also been one which put on display all those things that fans of the Trudeau government love about the Trudeau government while simultaneously shining a light on the most frustrating aspects of the 27-month-old Liberal government.

In announcing the good news for the Slate River Nation, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott reiterated what is arguably the most important promise the Trudeau government made in the 2015 election: that by 2021, there will be no long-term drinking water advisories on public water systems on any reserve in the country.

Source: The Guradian

Time's finally up for Hollywood's Lolita complex

Saturday 06:05 GMT

Calling out abuse in a libertine age is never going to be a cut-and-dried proposition, but if the #MeToo movement accomplishes anything, it will be to shine a spotlight on those recesses of male vanity that have provided artistic cover, and ingenious disguise, for the exploitation of child-women.

Nymphetmania has a long and hoary pedigree in Hollywood, and flourished years before Nabokov gave us the Lolita syndrome.

Source: The Week

How a generation of American children grew up expecting to be shot by other children

Friday 16:22 GMT

In my lifetime American children being murdered at school by their fellow students has become an almost unremarkable occurrence.

Harris and Klebold were themselves children — awkward, misfit children with few friends to be sure, but children all the same — killing other children with cold military efficiency. They were monstrous adults whose victims had included children, circumstances that are not exactly unknown in human history.

Source: BBC

Is it time for US teachers to carry guns?

Friday 21:52 GMT

The lobby group published a report calling for armed officers or staff in every school in America, and in 2013, the year after Sandy Hook, seven states enacted laws permitting teachers or school staff to carry guns.

"Pursuing the NRA philosophy that you can put guns into the hands of teachers and untrained individuals, and expect them to make decisions that law enforcement or military are supposed to make, is backwards and it's dangerous."

Source: Fox News

Republican Kevin Cramer announces bid to challenge Heitkamp for Senate in North Dakota

Sunday 02:26 GMT

North Dakota Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer announced Friday plans to run for Senate against Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp.

"Voters will see right through Congressman Cramer and hold him accountable for a self-serving record that has hurt North Dakotans," Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman David Bergstein said in a statement.

Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Saturday 16:21 GMT
Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Monday 06:05 GMT
Source: BBC

'Loneliest tree' records human epoch

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Emmanuel Macron challenged over attitude to France’s former colonies

Monday 06:05 GMT
Source: CBS News

A salve for inequality Free money for all

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: BBC

How can I become a fossil?

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: CBS News

Photo of rescued gorilla in arms of caretaker wins wildlife photo of the year award

Monday 06:05 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Supreme Court Declines to Wade Into Fight Over Fannie, Freddie Profits

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: NBC News

Queen Elizabeth attends London Fashion Week in royal first

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: BBC

HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Queen makes surprise appearance at London fashion week

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: Huffington Post

Ex-Interior Chief Sally Jewell: I Didn't Even Know I Had A Special Flag

Tuesday 14:32 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Stronger Dollar, Higher Treasury Yields Weigh on Gold

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: New York Times

On Social Media, Lax Enforcement Lets Impostor Accounts Thrive

Today 03:23 GMT

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