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Trump meets shooting survivors, suggests arming teachers

Trump meets shooting survivors, suggests arming teachers

President Donald Trump floated the idea of arming teachers and promised more stringent background checks on gun owners as he hosted an emotional meeting Wednesday with students who survived last week’s mass shooting at a Florida school.

Plane crashes in Iran killing all 66 aboard

Plane crashes in Iran killing all 66 aboard

An Iranian passenger plane on a domestic flight crashed into the country’s Zagros mountains on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, officials said. The Aseman Airlines flight left Tehran’s Mehrabad airport around 0800 (0430 GMT) for the city of Yasuj in Isfahan province, said Mohammad Tabatabai, director of public relations for the airline.

Golden Age crooner Vic Damone dead at 89

Golden Age crooner Vic Damone dead at 89

Vic Damone, whose silky baritone voice made him a 1950s heartthrob and who Frank Sinatra said had the “best pipes in the business,” has died, his family announced Monday. He was 89. Ed Henry, a Fox News correspondent and family friend, said that relatives asked him to share that Damone died Sunday night in Florida.

Obamas reveal unconventional portraits in Washington

Obamas reveal unconventional portraits in Washington

Former US first couple Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled their portraits at Washington’s National Gallery Monday, two contrasting works by African American artists that shocked and delighted …

Russian plane carrying 71 people crashes near Moscow

Russian plane carrying 71 people crashes near Moscow

A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed outside Moscow on Sunday after taking off from the capital’s Domodedovo airport, Russian media reported. The Antonov An-148 plane operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals, and crashed in the Ramensky district on the outskirts of Moscow.

Stimulus puts US debt on an upward trajectory

Stimulus puts US debt on an upward trajectory

As part of a pledge to “Make America Great Again,” President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers are pursuing aggressive economic stimulus while slashing taxes at the same time. The result, budget analysts say, is likely to be swelling debts and deficits for the world’s largest borrower. – A ballooning deficit – America’s budget deficit was […]

‘House of Cards,’ ‘The Wire’ actor Reg E. Cathey dies

‘House of Cards,’ ‘The Wire’ actor Reg E. Cathey dies

Actor Reg E. Cathey, who had roles in the hit series “House of Cards” and “The Wire,” has died, a Hollywood TV series creator reported. He was 59. Cathey’s death was first reported late Friday on Twitter by “The Wire” creator David Simon.

‘Sinking’ Pacific nation is getting bigger: study

‘Sinking’ Pacific nation is getting bigger: study

The Pacific nation of Tuvalu — long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels — is actually growing in size, new research shows. A University of Auckland study examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu’s nine atolls and 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014, using aerial photographs […]

Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler dies in car crash

Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler dies in car crash

Former NBA player Rasual Butler and a passenger riding with him were killed in a pre-dawn single vehicle crash in Los Angeles on Wednesday, authorities said. Butler, 38, died at the scene after the roll-over accident reported at 2:30 a.m. in the suburb of Studio City, coroner’s assistant chief Ed Winter said.

NFL rejects veterans ‘Please Stand’ Super Bowl ad

NFL rejects veterans ‘Please Stand’ Super Bowl ad

The National Football League rejected a proposed Super Bowl program advertisement from the American Veterans (AMVETS) organization that carried the message “Please Stand”, USA Today reported on Tuesday.

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