Month: February 2018

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) – Families of the teen survivors of the second-deadliest shooting at a U.S. public school gathered outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday to support the students returning to the place 17 people were massacred two weeks ago. About 3,000 students, many carrying white flowers, wove through hundreds of uniformed police
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc (DKS.N), a prominent seller of guns in the United States, said on Wednesday it will permanently stop selling assault-style rifles after the massacre at a Florida high school that has reopened a fierce debate over gun control in America. The company will also stop selling high-capacity magazines and
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the parts of a proposed border wall that California wants built will have to await approval for the entire southern border wall. “I have decided that sections of the Wall that California wants built NOW will not be built until the whole Wall is approved,”
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(Reuters) – Lowe’s Companies Inc’s (LOW.N) quarterly profit and gross margins failed to beat even Wall Street’s lowest estimate on Wednesday as the No.2 U.S. home improvement chain’s margins fell, sending its shares down about 10 percent premarket. The company also forecast same-store sales growth would slow this year and operating margins would fall, saying
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(Reuters) – British long jumper Greg Rutherford has pulled out of this week’s world indoor championships in Birmingham, British Athletics said on Wednesday. Rutherford, a gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, won the British indoor title in Birmingham last week and also competed at the Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow on Sunday. As he
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LONDON (Reuters) – Wild bees and honeybees are put at risk by three pesticides from a group known as neonicotinoids, Europe’s food safety watchdog said on Wednesday, confirming previous concerns that prompted an EU-wide ban on use of the chemicals. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report, which covered wild bees and honeybees and included
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian government forces and allied militias gained ground on Wednesday in clashes with rebels in eastern Ghouta near Damascus as fighting raged despite a Russian ceasefire plan, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The government forces advanced in the Hawsh al-Dawahira area on the eastern edge of the opposition’s besieged stronghold,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday curbed the ability of immigrants held in long-term detention during deportation proceedings to argue for their release in a ruling in sync with President Donald Trump’s get-tough approach toward immigration. The court’s conservative justices carried the day in the 5-3 decision that overturned a lower court’s
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hope Hicks, a close aide to President Donald Trump, declined to answer questions about the administration on Tuesday from members of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee investigating Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, lawmakers said. Hicks, the White House communications director, was Trump’s spokeswoman during the 2016 election campaign. The
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri left for Riyadh late on Tuesday, his media office said, for his first to the Saudi capital since he abruptly resigned there in November. A statement by Hariri’s media office said he was responding to an invitation from Saudi envoy Nizar al-Aloula, whom he met in Beirut
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