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Source: The Guradian

Students who escaped Florida shooting voice anger at Trump as protests spread

Today 17:16 GMT

Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida have focused their anger at Donald Trump, saying that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive.

Instead of going to classes, she urged her fellow students to stage protests on the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine high school in Colorado in which 15 people died, including the two killers. Florida politicians, meanwhile, scrambled to produce legislation in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting.

Source: CTV

Trump's Twitter tirades turn to Oprah

Today 17:16 GMT

By late Sunday night, Trump shifted his wide-ranging Twitter critique to Oprah Winfrey, who has played down suggestions she should run for president in 2020.

As the nation mourned, President Donald Trump kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate, instead raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack.

Source: CBS News

Transcript: John Podesta on "Face the Nation," Feb. 18, 2018

Today 17:17 GMT

JOHN PODESTA: Well, you know, I think that Mr. Trump's psyche is complicated and people have said a lot, a lot about it, but he certainly can't accept that this activity may have helped him, and I think he just constantly tries to move the ball away, including what was, I think, really a despicable tweet about the fact that he's blaming the FBI for investigating the Russia investigation and somehow relating that to the tragic killings in Florida.

Source: The Guradian

Top Democrat suggests proof of Trump-Russia collusion still to come

Today 17:16 GMT

The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee suggested on Monday that Robert Mueller may still present evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, despite last week’s indictments stating that such connections relating to those cases were merely “unwitting”. Adam Schiff, a frequent foe of Donald Trump’s whom the president called “the leakin’ monster of no control” at the weekend, told WNYC he felt that a web of collusion had already been established.

Source: NBC News

White House says Trump supports move to strengthen gun background checks

Today 17:16 GMT

The White House supports efforts to strengthen background checks for gun purchases in the wake of last week’s shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump is open to bipartisan legislation to shore up the background checks system, which is supposed to prevent people with severe mental illness and serious criminal records from purchasing firearms.

Source: CTV

Trump launches into Twitter tirade triggered by Russia probe

Today 17:17 GMT

Venting his fury over the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump on Sunday asserted that the Obama administration bears some blame for the election meddling, insisted he never denied that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 U.S. campaign and said "they are laughing their asses off in Moscow."

In his Russia-related posts Sunday, Trump asserted that he "never said Russia did not meddle in the election," and added: "The Russian 'hoax' was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia - it never did!"

Source: The Guradian

Trump-Russia inquiry: Manafort under pressure after reports that Gates has flipped

Today 17:16 GMT

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager is under increasing pressure to cooperate with criminal prosecutors investigating the campaign’s alleged collusion with the Kremlin following reports that his chief lieutenant will testify against him.

Several US media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times and CNN, reported that Rick Gates, a former campaign aide and lobbyist, has struck a deal with Robert Mueller, the special counsel, and will testify against Paul Manafort, his longtime business associate, in exchange for leniency.

Source: New York Times

Russian Meddling Was a Drop in an Ocean of American-made Discord

Today 17:17 GMT

It is a self-perpetuating cycle, one that Russian meddling may have only sped up a bit but that remains almost entirely American-driven.

Russian misinformation seems to have exacerbated the symptoms, but laced throughout the indictment are reminders that the underlying disease, arguably far more damaging, is all American-made. The false information and political advertisements that the Russians are accused of spreading could ring true only to those already predisposed to suspect the worst.

Source: The Week

The kids are all Democrats

Today 17:16 GMT

To reverse their decline, Republicans would have to make inroads either with Generation Xers or with even younger voters.

It gets even worse for the GOP: A 2017 Pew poll found that fully a quarter of young Republicans had defected to the Democrats since 2015. Nor does the increasing progressivism of America's youngest voters seem to be driven by short-term reactions to particular political figures or developments.

Source: Fox News

'You're Such a Psychopath': AZ Dem Says US Will 'Regret' Trump's Birth

Today 17:17 GMT

Rush: We Need Concealed-Carry in Schools - 'Bashing the NRA Isn't Going to Do It'. 'FBI Needs a Complete Overhaul': Pirro Blasts Bureau for Inaction on School Shooter Tips. An Arizona Democratic congressman blasted President Trump on Sunday for a series of tweets he sent regarding the Florida school shooting.

Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted about his disappointment in the FBI for failing to act properly upon tips about suspect Nikolas Cruz.

Source: Common Domain

Goldman Sachs raises a red flag over U.S. government spending

Today 17:16 GMT

That’s how a team of economists at Goldman Sachs, led by Jan Hatzius, have described the government’s current spending and tax plans, as they also warned that the growth kick for the economy from those strategies will eventually fade.

Goldman economists expect the U.S. debt level to hit 5.2% of gross domestic product by 2019, and keep climbing gradually from there. In the past, a strengthening economy and rising debt burden has prompted Congress to raise taxes and cut spending.

Source: CBS News

Retiring GOP lawmakers share their frustrations, concerns over future of Congress

Today 17:17 GMT

The outgoing lawmakers expressed concerns over the future of their deliberative bodies as a whole, questioning whether Congress still has the ability to solve the nation's greatest problems with partisanship enveloping Capitol Hill.

They leave behind frustrations, concerns and hopes for their respective deliberative bodies, things they hope will change even after they leave. Dozens of members of the House and Senate have announced their upcoming departure from Congress after the 2018 midterm elections.

Source: CBS News

Transcript: Flake, Dent, Ros-Lehtinen, Royce on "Face the Nation," Feb. 18, 2018

Today 17:17 GMT

The following is a transcript of the interview with Sen Jeff Flake, R-Arizona; Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pennsylvania; Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Florida and Rep. Ed Royce, R-California, airing Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, on "Face the Nation."

Here are Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, plus Pennsylvania's Congressman Charlie Dent, Florida's Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and California's Ed Royce. NANCY CORDES: When other countries see that this White House can't even get its story straight on something as simple as a security clearance, the rest of the world thinks what?

Source: CBS News

Transcript: Rep. Trey Gowdy on "Face the Nation," Feb. 18, 2018

Today 17:17 GMT

Rep. Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina, joined us to discuss what he would say to those students who are imploring Congress to act.

NANCY CORDES: Right now we turn to Congressman Trey Gowdy, the head of the House Oversight Committee who is in Greenville, South Carolina this morning. The following is a transcript of the interview with Gowdy that aired Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, on "Face the Nation."

Source: The Guradian

Homophobic video warns Russians of dangers of not voting

Today 17:16 GMT

Russians who don’t vote in next month’s presidential elections risk seeing their country transformed into a gay-friendly state where people in their 50s are eligible for military conscription, a homophobic and xenophobic viral video has warned.

Meduza, an opposition website, accused the video’s producers of trying to scare Russians into voting by playing on widespread homophobia and xenophobia. Putin’s nominal rivals at the election include Pavel Grudinin, the leader of the Communist party, and Ksenia Sobchak, a liberal journalist who has spoken out in favour of LGBT rights.

Source: DW

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

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Source: New York Times

In Colombia Border Town, Desperate Venezuelans Sell Hair to Survive

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: BBC

What to expect at the 2018 Bafta Awards

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Saakashvili supporters march in Kiev calling for president to quit

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Bundesliga LIVE: VfL Wolfsburg vs. Bayern Munich

Saturday 15:26 GMT
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Hanif Kureishi: my beautiful box-set binge

Saturday 11:49 GMT
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Homeland: Claire Danes sulks her way through more relentless catastrophising

Saturday 11:49 GMT
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

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