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|Ivanka Trump To Lead U.S. Delegation At Olympic Closing Ceremony
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser, will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday as part of a weekend trip to lead the U.S. delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics.
POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 7:32 AM
|Autopsy confirms Virginia woman was mauled to death by her own pit bulls
An autopsy has confirmed that a Virginia woman believed to have been mauled to death by her own pit bulls in December did indeed die from "trauma due to mauling by animals."
POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 10:42 AM
|NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre: FBI, Elitism To Blame For School Shootings
National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday to defend his organization one week after a gunman used an assault-style rifle to kill 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida.
POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 1:35 PM
|Deputy at Parkland school did not go inside to confront shooter, sheriff says
An armed resource deputy at Stoneman Douglas High School did not go into the building as the shooting was underway, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said after reviewing security camera footage.
POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 10:39 AM
|New York University issues public apology for 'racially insensitive' meal served during Black History Month
New York University has issued a public apology and fired their director of food service after students pointed out the watermelon-flavoured water and collard greens the school was serving during Black History Month were racially insensitive. College of Arts and Science sophomore Nia Harris noticed the offensive meal when she walked into Weinstein Passport Dining Hall - before alerting the deans of the school and NYU’s President Hamilton of the insensitive and “stereotypical” meal. “Not only was this racially insensitive, this was just ignorant.
POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 10:40 AM
|Truck was on tracks despite gates when struck by Amtrak train: U.S. report
A garbage truck was on the tracks despite lowered safety gates when it was struck by a train carrying Republican lawmakers in a fatal crash last month in rural Virginia, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday. Data from a camera mounted on the front of the chartered Amtrak train showed the gates were down at the crossing at the time of the crash, according to a preliminary NTSB report on the Jan. 31 accident. A passenger on the garbage truck was killed and two others on the truck were injured.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 1:03 PM
|Jimmy Kimmel Shreds Donald Trump Jr. For Perpetuating Florida Shooting Conspiracies
Jimmy Kimmel has absolutely no time for people who peddle conspiracy theories, including Donald Trump Jr.
POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 3:58 AM
|University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Thursday that a team of experts at George Washington University will lead an independent, in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory has undercounted the toll.
POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 4:38 PM
|US blasts Russia over strikes on Syria rebel enclave
The United States blasted Russia on Thursday over the bombing of Syria's Eastern Ghouta, saying it has a "unique responsibility" for the more than 400 deaths in the Damascus suburb. After fresh air and rocket strikes by Syrian government forces killed another 46, State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert blamed Russia for not reeling in the regime of its ally President Bashar al-Assad. "Without Russia backing Syria, the devastation and the deaths would certainly not be occurring," Nauert told journalists.
POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:25 PM
|The public role of psychoanalysts in the Trump era: 'We live in ominous times'
Psychoanalysts Jonathan Lear, Kerry J. Sulkowicz and Jerrold Post addressed the ethical and psychological implications of commenting publicly on national figures, including President Trump, at the American Psychoanalytic Association's 2018 national meeting.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 5:00 AM