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Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremonyLITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Community members in suburban Denver marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting Saturday with a remembrance ceremony that celebrated the school's survival and by volunteering at shelters, doing neighborhood cleanup projects and laying flowers and cards at a memorial to the 13 people killed.



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The Latest: 12 students,1 teacher killed honored at ceremony

The Latest: 12 students,1 teacher killed honored at ceremonyLITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting (all times local):



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Twin bombing at Afghan ceremony kills 4, including official

Twin bombing at Afghan ceremony kills 4, including officialKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A twin bombing at a public ceremony in southern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least four people, including a provincial official, and wounded more than 30, officials said.



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UAE ridiculed for gender balance award ceremony which features no women

UAE ridiculed for gender balance award ceremony which features no womenThe government of the United Arab Emirates has been mocked for posting pictures of winners of awards for gender balance, which featured no women. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's ruler, was shown congratulating the recipients of Best Personality Supporting Gender Balance, Best Federal Authority Supporting Gender Balance, and Best Gender Balance Initiative. Lt Gen Sheikh Saif bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the deputy prime minister and minister of the interior, was recognised as the “best personality supporting gender balance” for his efforts to implement maternity leave in the UAE’s military. Two other senior male officials received the rest. Eyebrows were raised after photographs from the event were posted on the Dubai media office’s Twitter account. . @HHShkMohd honors the winners of the Gender Balance Index 2018. The Index features three categories: Best Personality for Supporting Gender Balance, Best Federal Entity for Supporting Gender Balance, and the Best Initiative for Supporting Gender Balance. #UAEpic.twitter.com/qE5GkYHzTo— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 27, 2019 “Awesome initiative. How do you define Gender Balance Index? Obviously one gender is missing. Asking for a friend,” tweeted one account. Daniela Tejada, whose husband Matthew Hedges was recently released from prison in UAE after being sentenced to life in prison for spying, tweeted: “The reason why neither Matt nor I ever represented a reputational risk to the UAE is because the UAE represents a reputational risk to itself. Once again, actions speak louder than words.” Sheikh Mohammed was quoted as saying: “We are proud of the success of Emirati women and their role is central to shaping the future of the country. Gender balance has become a pillar in our governmental institutions.” The Twitter account later released some pictures of the winners posing for pictures with a handful of women, though it does not appear they were themselves recipients of any awards. A statement by the official Dubai Media Office meanwhile cited Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, president of the UAE Gender Balance Council, as saying it had achieved a goal set in 2015 to reduce the gender gap across all sectors of government. But last month the country was ranked 121st out of 149 countries overall in the World Economic Forum's 2018 Global Gender Gap Report and 134th in terms of economic participation and opportunity.



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The Latest: Trump at ceremony for Americans killed in Syria

The Latest: Trump at ceremony for Americans killed in SyriaDOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Dover Air Force Base (all times local):



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'You Were Busy': Trump Marvels At Antonin Scalia's Large Brood At Medal Ceremony

'You Were Busy': Trump Marvels At Antonin Scalia's Large Brood At Medal CeremonyEditor's Note: We'd like to remind readers that they are choosing to read this



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Trump Blames Secret Service For Missing WWI Ceremony Because Of Rain

Trump Blames Secret Service For Missing WWI Ceremony Because Of RainPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday hit back at critics who lampooned him for



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Texas Couple Looking to Move Up Wedding for Grandfather With Pancreatic Cancer Given Free Ceremony

Texas Couple Looking to Move Up Wedding for Grandfather With Pancreatic Cancer Given Free CeremonyThe venue was donated by would-be bride Kolbie Sanders, who called off her own wedding and offered it to one lucky couple.



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North and South Korea agree railway ceremony next month

North and South Korea agree railway ceremony next monthThe two Koreas will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the reconnection of their railways and roads as early as next month, they agreed Monday, as Seoul pursues an approach to the nuclear-armed North increasingly diverging from the US. “The South and North agreed to hold the groundbreaking ceremony for the connection and modernisation of the east and west coast rail and road in late November or early December,” read a joint statement issued after the meeting. Monday’s talks marked the second meeting between South Korean unification minister Cho Myoung-gyon and his North Korean counterpart Ri Son Gwon since President Moon Jae-in met with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang last month.



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Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Kavanaugh swearing-in ceremony 'a political rally'

Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Kavanaugh swearing-in ceremony 'a political rally'“I guess that’s why she lost,” Trump responded. “She doesn’t get it, she never did.”



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