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'No way I would do that': US educators decry Trump proposal to arm teachers

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February 23, 2018 4:04 PM
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - Educators still reeling from gun violence that left 17 dead at a Florida high school expressed frustration at US President Donald Trump's call for teachers to take up arms to defend their classrooms against school shooters, saying the thought of using lethal force in a crowded hallway or against one of their students was unimaginable.

Australia PM visits White House - how Trump made up with Turnbull after 'most unpleasant call'

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February 23, 2018 1:01 PM
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - The phone call, just 24 minutes long, reverberated around the world.

From: www.straitstimes.com

Australia, US Encouraged To End Dispute Over Refugees, Trade

Added: 22.02.2018 21:03 | 0 views | 0 comments

After a tumultuous year, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is coming to Washington D.C. to meet with United States President Donald Trump, a year after Trump berated the Australian over the "worst deal ever," according to The Los Angeles Times. The agreement was over former-President Barack Obama's decision to accept 1,250 economic refugees that had fled to Australia, in exchange for a number of immigrants from Honduras and other war-torn countries in America. Trump told Turnbull that he felt like a "dope" in the argumentative call that was leaked to the Washington Post in August. "This is going to kill me. I am the world's greatest person that does not want to let people into the...

Photo captures Trump's notes for listening session on tackling gun violence

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February 23, 2018 9:20 AM
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - President Donald Trump held a worthwhile listening session on Wednesday (Feb 21) featuring a range of views on how to combat gun violence in schools.

From: www.straitstimes.com

Mueller Indicts Manafort, Gates On New 32-Count Indictment For Fraud, Money Laundering

Added: 22.02.2018 17:02 | 0 views | 0 comments

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and top campaign official Rick Gates will face new charges after Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted the pair, on 32 counts, turning up the legal pressure as they prepare for a trial later this year, The Washington Post reported Thursday afternoon. The long-expected new indictment charges the officials with fraud and money laundering charges as well as tax charges, the report said. Manafort served in his role from June until August 2016, the report said. The filing comes at a time of significant legal uncertainty including issues about when a trial might happen and who the defense lawyers will be, eported. Both Manafort and Gates...

Couple in US charged with keeping 4 adopted children locked in the dark without food, toilets

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February 22, 2018 5:29 PM
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - A boy who asked to use the phone at a Family Dollar in Tucson, Arizona, led sheriff's deputies to the home where he and his siblings were often locked in their rooms without food, water, lights or bathrooms, the authorities said.

From: www.straitstimes.com

Reports Raise Questions About How Melania Trump's Parents Obtained Green Cards

Added: 21.02.2018 23:19 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Slovenian parents of first lady Melania Trump are legal permanent residents of the United States which have raised some questions about whether they are living in the U.S. using the same process that President Donald Trump and Republicans have said they plan to end, according to CNN. Viktor and Amalija Knavs have been living in the U.S. with green cards and are frequently visiting Washington D.C. or Mar a Lago with the Trump family. The Washington Post first reported about the Knavs' immigration status and how they could have arrived in what Trump and the GOP call "chain migration." There are a limited number of ways that allow immigrants to obtain green cards, but the largest number of...

US academy honours would-be soldier killed in Florida school shooting

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February 21, 2018 2:55 PM
CORAL SPRINGS, Florida (NYTIMES, WASHINGTON POST) - Fifteen-year-old Peter Wang dreamed of attending the US Military Academy at West Point one day, but he never got the chance. He was shot down last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as he held open a door so others could escape.

From: www.straitstimes.com

'Making of a Murderer' case may go to Supreme Court: report

Added: 20.02.2018 23:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

A Wisconsin man convicted of murder in the case that was chronicled in the Netflix documentary, "Making of a Murderer," on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to toss out his 2005 confession that his attorneys claim was coerced by investigators, the Washington Post reported.

Tavis Smiley Suing PBS After Being Fired for Sexual Misconduct

Added: 20.02.2018 20:32 | 0 views | 0 comments

Tavis Smiley is suing PBS following the network’s decision to fire him over sexual misconduct allegations, reports the Washington Post. The suit alleges that PBS breached its contract with Smiley’s production company and owes damages.Last December PBS suspended his late-night talk-show Tavis Smiley. At the time, the network explained in ...

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