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World News What Happened at the White House Meeting on Video Game Violence?
Author: 0 What Happened at the White House Meeting on Video Game Violence?

There are several scenes from the CoD series, including Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2 . The video that was rolled before the meeting was comprised of clips from certain games such as Wolfenstein , Fallout 4 , and Call of Duty . Such allegations were robustly defended by the video game representatives. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo.; and Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala.

World News Trump Vows
Author: 0 Trump Vows "Great Flexibility" To "Real Friends" In Tariff Row

Trump says he's sticking with his initial plan for import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum . "They've been horribly treated by other countries, and they have not been properly represented". President Trump announced new tariffs Thursday in two separate proclamations, one for imports of steel [text] and one for aluminum [text]. Donald Trump exempted Canada and Mexico Wednesday from punishing new tariffs on steel and aluminum into the U.S.

World News United States announces $5M reward for information on Pak Taliban leader
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The attack seems to have been directed against the people gathered to pay tribute to Abdul Ali Mazari, a political leader of the Shiite minority of the Hizarreans killed by the Taliban in 1995, a deputy interior minister spokesman said. At the huddle, representatives from more than 25 states and global entities endorsed the call for intra-Afghan direct talks to commence without pre-conditions.

World News Key Senator Introduces New York Sports Betting Bill
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That could come soon if the US Supreme Court decides to strike down the federal ban - PASPA - outside of Nevada sports betting . According to Legal Sports Report , the new bill has a tax rate of 10.5% on gross gaming revenue. The NBA and Major League Baseball have been asking for a 1 percent integrity fee in other states. There are a few changes from the draft, which appears to stay largely intact.

World News India slams Pak habit of misuising UN Human Rights Council
Author: 0 India slams Pak habit of misuising UN Human Rights Council

India's response came after Pakistan raised the issue of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. The LoC divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan. "Terrorism is the most fundamental violation of human rights and we overlook its egregiousness at our own peril", said Raj Kumar Chander, the Indian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations offices and other global organisations in Geneva.

Author: 0 Cruz not anxious about the Democratic "blue wave"

Audio will be available later today . Now seeking a second Senate term, Cruz has been outraised by his Democratic opponent, one-time punk rocker and El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke, who also has visited more of Texas lately. Democrats hope that Texas could finally be starting to turn into a purple - or even blue - state, a possibility speculated about since the 2016 election, as NBC News reported .

World News A Judge Denies Injunction in PC Leadership Race
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Justice Todd Archibald delivered his decision Friday evening after hearing submissions on the requested injunction in the morning. "I'll let you come to your own conclusion", he said. It suggested that Elliott get 35.2 per cent on the first ballot to 34.9 per cent for Ford, 17.3 per cent for Mulroney, and 12.5 per cent for Granic Allen.

World News Canada to Get Temporary Exemption From Tariffs
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So far, the Trump administration has loosely tied the exemptions to negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement and said a failure to renegotiate it could end the special treatment. According to Forbes, "Steel and aluminum are vital for US national defense and critical infrastructure", said Robert E. Scott of the Economic Policy Institute, a left-of-center think tank, in a piece supporting the idea.

World News NBA Predictions: Can Wizards end 10-game win streak of Pelicans? 3/9/18
Author: 0 NBA Predictions: Can Wizards end 10-game win streak of Pelicans? 3/9/18

During their winning streak, the Pelicans had averaged over 125 points per game. This marked the first game New Orleans played without either Cousins or Davis this season. Washington ranks 13th in rebounds allowed per game (42.8) while New Orleans ranks 25th (45.2). "With some of the games they won, with some of the numbers AD [Anthony Davis] has put up, it's been incredible".

World News Trump wants 'concrete actions' from North Korea before meeting
Author: 0 Trump wants 'concrete actions' from North Korea before meeting

In a briefing with reporters, Sarah Sanders , Trump's spokeswoman, said the U.S. president "will accept the invitation to meet with Kim Jong-un at a place and time to be determined". China has always been North Korea's most important ally but has been on board with the program of sanctions agreed at the UN. And the North will push to get what it has wanted since the 1950s: removal of USA troops and protection from the free, prosperous and vulnerable South.

World News US Private Sector Adds 235000 Jobs in February
Author: 0 US Private Sector Adds 235000 Jobs in February

The unemployment rate probably fell to 4% from 4.1% in the prior month, according to analyst forecasts. The ADP report comes ahead of the monthly jobs report from the U.S. That report estimates that the United States employment report will show a 235K increase in private payroll on Friday. "The government spending increases that are coming because of recent legislation will support a lot of growth toward the second half of this year and the first half of 2019".

World News Sri Lanka steps up security ahead of Friday prayers
Author: 0 Sri Lanka steps up security ahead of Friday prayers

The suspected leader of the group, Amith Jeewan Weerasinghe, and nine others were detained on Thursday on suspicion of involvement in attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned properties in the central Kandy district by nationalist crowds. Unrest escalated when a Muslim man was found dead in a burnt building on Tuesday, with an island-wide state of emergency imposed to curb the violence.

World News Former Trump campaign aide questioned by grand jury
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Mueller's subpoena, which sought documents related to almost a dozen campaign officials and other advisers, including Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, political consultant Roger Stone and outgoing White House communications director Hope Hicks.

World News US Embassy Warns About Threat To Mexico Resort Town, Issues Travel Ban
Author: 0 US Embassy Warns About Threat To Mexico Resort Town, Issues Travel Ban

Effective immediately, U.S. Government employees are prohibited from traveling to Playa del Carmen until further notice. A bomb went off on February 21 on a ferry that plies the waters between the popular tourist destination of Playa del Carmen, a town on the mainland south of Cancun, and the island of Cozumel.

World News United Kingdom deploys soldiers to Salisbury in Russian ex-spy probe
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Around 180 troops, including Royal Marines, RAF Regiment troops and chemical warfare specialists, are understood to have been deployed after Scotland Yard requested specialist help. Based on current evidence, the risk to the wider public is low and it is likely that, had any member of the public been exposed to the substance, they would have presented with symptoms by now.

World News Gov. Rick Scott considers controversial school safety bill
Author: 0 Gov. Rick Scott considers controversial school safety bill

The letter came a day after the state Legislature narrowly approved a sweeping gun and school safety bill, filed in response to the Parkland high school massacre that killed 17 people. Wade arrived during lunchtime and went straight to the cafeteria, where Novell said the 12-time NBA All-Star posed for photos and talked with students.

Author: 0 European Union hopes that it can get USA tariff exemption

The White House signalled Wednesday it would water down plans for the contentious tariffs by exempting Mexico, Canada "and possibly other countries as well", in the face of jitters on world markets. "So if they try to make (an) exemption for one of our member states it means the European Union as a whole". "This is not a trade negotiation", Katainen said.

World News Jury sentences woman in drunken driving crash that killed man, unborn child
Author: 0 Jury sentences woman in drunken driving crash that killed man, unborn child

Investigators said Elliott was in opposite lanes of traffic on Highway 21 and going close to 70 miles per hour when her vehicle collided with the victim's vehicle. Her blood liquor level was 0.199, as indicated by KXAN , and as far as possible in Texas is 0.08. On the stand Thursday, Elliott asked for forgiveness "from the bottom of my heart" and said her decision to drive home drunk after spending a day floating the river with friends was the "worst decision ever".

World News PM Modi receives French President Emmanuel Macron
Author: 0 PM Modi receives French President Emmanuel Macron

France's 40-year-old president was accompanied by his wife and is scheduled to make the nearly obligatory visit to the Taj Mahal and the holy city of Varanasi, which is also the parliamentary constituency of PM Modi. Besides defence, cooperation in the areas of nuclear energy and space are the other pillars of the strategic partnership between India and France. He was received at the airport by Prime Minister Narendra Modi , in a special gesture.

World News Teacher suspended after telling students not to date African-Americans
Author: 0 Teacher suspended after telling students not to date African-Americans

Swinyar, who says he is white in his personnel file, teaches math at Kernan Middle School in Jacksonville, where over 20% of the students are African American . That student also said that Swinyar was overall a "good teacher", but that he needs to work on his anger. After Swinyar used the racial slur during the October incident, a student in his class went to the school's office to call his mother and tell her about what happened.

World News Obama reportedly in talks to produce shows for Netflix
Author: 0 Obama reportedly in talks to produce shows for Netflix

Barack and Michelle Obama are reportedly negotiating a deal to produce shows for Netflix . And it would give the Obamas a platform to reach a huge audience around the world. According to The New York Times , Barack and Michelle Obama are now in talks to sign a development deal with Netflix . Are YOU excited for Obama-produced TV shows?? It's unclear if the Obamas would sign content deals with multiple streaming services, but the prospect seems unlikely.

World News Ireland must be `bigger and stronger´ to beat Scotland,…
Author: 0 Ireland must be `bigger and stronger´ to beat Scotland,…

Scotland have taken the scalps of Ireland , Australia, France and England on their home turf but there are big question marks over their form on the road. "Garry has the advantage of youth (he is 23) whereby there is a little bit less of a fear factor", said Best. "He is a great talent and an impressive character".

World News #1 Virginia Beats Louisville 75-58; Advances to ACC Tournament Semifinals
Author: 0 #1 Virginia Beats Louisville 75-58; Advances to ACC Tournament Semifinals

When push comes to shove, the team that needs the win more is going to grab the win. The final bet for this College Basketball game on Thursday is the Louisville Cardinals +7.5 over the Virginia Cavaliers . Phil Cofer scored 12 and Mfiondu Kabengele hit for 10 points off the bench, but it wasn't almost enough to keep Florida State from facing a tense wait until Selection Sunday.

World News Northeast May See Another Winter Storm Next Week
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In New Hampshire, Interstate 95 in Portsmouth was closed in both directions because of downed power lines. A pedestrian walks by a snow-covered vines on Congress Street in Portland on Wednesday afternoon. The second major storm in less than a week moved up the U.S. East Coast early Thursday , dumping heavy snow and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses from Pennsylvania to New England.

World News Al-Qaida Fighters In Syria Want To Go To Idlib
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Damascus and its main ally Moscow have both said the assault is needed to stop rebel shelling of the nearby capital Damascus and end the rule of Islamist insurgents over civilians in eastern Ghouta. The government, backed in the war by Russian Federation and Iran, is seeking to crush the last major rebel enclave near Damascus in a ferocious campaign that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says has killed 893 civilians in the last 18 days, including 91 on Wednesday.