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Mormons to cut nearly century-old tie with Boy Scouts, a week after decision to drop 'boy' from name

Mormons to cut nearly century-old tie with Boy Scouts, a week after decision to drop 'boy' from nameThe Mormon church will cut all ties with Boy Scouts, a week after movement announced its decision to drop ‘boy’ from its name. A statement issued by the church said it had opted for the split so it could create its own youth programme, although the two organisations’ values had clearly diverged over recent years. The announcement was not a complete surprise after the religion last year removed 185,000 boys between the ages of 14 and 18 from the Scouts, signalling an end to a nearly century-old relationship based on shared values.



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NRA Convention Bans Guns To Protect Mike Pence. Parkland Survivors' Jaws Drop.

NRA Convention Bans Guns To Protect Mike Pence. Parkland Survivors' Jaws Drop.Guns will be barred during Vice President Mike Pence's appearance at an



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Taiwan warships drop anchor in Nicaragua amid sinking ties with China

Taiwan warships drop anchor in Nicaragua amid sinking ties with ChinaA Taiwanese naval “Friendship Flotilla” of warships dropped anchor in Nicaragua on Monday just weeks after China urged Taiwan’s dwindling diplomatic allies to ditch the self-ruled island in favor of Beijing. Three ships, carrying around 800 crew, arrived in El Salvador on Friday and will visit other allies in Central America, Taiwan’s Defence Ministry said. China claims Taiwan as its sacred territory, part of “one China”, and Beijing has never renounced the use of force to bring what it considers to be a wayward province under Chinese control.



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More advertisers drop Laura Ingraham's Fox News show over David Hogg tweet

More advertisers drop Laura Ingraham's Fox News show over David Hogg tweetAt least 12 advertisers say they have pulled their ads from Laura Ingraham’s primetime show on Fox News after the host mocked David Hogg, the Parkland, Fla., teen shooting survivor and activist, because he was rejected by several University of California colleges.



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More advertisers drop Laura Ingraham's Fox News show over David Hogg tweet

More advertisers drop Laura Ingraham's Fox News show over David Hogg tweetAt least 12 advertisers say they are pulling their ads from Laura Ingraham’s primetime show on Fox News after the host mocked Parkland, Fla., teen shooting survivor and activist David Hogg for receiving rejection letters from multiple colleges.



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Prosecutors drop 27 cases worked on by police officer filmed attacking black man

Prosecutors drop 27 cases worked on by police officer filmed attacking black manProsecutors have dropped 27 criminal cases worked on by a white police officer who was filmed appearing to attack a black man during an arrest. US media reports said footage showed North Carolina officer Christopher Hickman choking and beating Johnnie Rush, who had been accused of jaywalking, and telling him he was “going to get f***ed up”. Mr Hickman, 31, was arrested and charged with assault by strangulation after the video emerged last week.



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New TV Ad Demands Trump Drop His Ban On Transgender Troops

New TV Ad Demands Trump Drop His Ban On Transgender TroopsThe Human Rights Campaign and other LGBTQ advocacy groups are launching a television ad campaign across the nation Friday demanding that “impulsive president” Donald Trump drop his attempt to ban transgender service members in the military. The total ban on transgender troops demanded by Trump last summer is currently blocked by federal court rulings and has been criticized by military leaders. “An impulsive president tweets that transgender Americans won’t be allowed to serve,” the ad says.



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Trump defends tariff plan as markets drop

Trump defends tariff plan as markets dropPresident Donald Trump defended his controversial plan to slap huge tariffs on imported steel and aluminum amid intense GOP criticism and a growing global backlash on Friday, saying "trade wars are good, and easy to win".



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National Rifle Association facing backlash as corporate giants drop links with gun lobby group

National Rifle Association facing backlash as corporate giants drop links with gun lobby groupA wave of companies has ended their association with the National Rifle Association as the backlash against the gun lobby group spreads. In the wake of the Parkland shooting, companies have come under pressure on social media to sever their ties with the NRA. The NRA's five million members have, until now, enjoyed a raft of favourable deals from the NRA's corporate partners, including cut-price car hire. However Hertz and Enterprise holdings – the parent company of major car rental firms Enterprise, Alamo and National – announced the end of their co-branding memberships. First National Bank of Omaha, which offers the "Official Credit Card of the NRA" – with benefits including  five per cent cash back on petrol and sporting goods – announced it was ending the arrangement. Read more | Florida school shooting Symantec, which offered anti-virus software, has stopped offering NRA members a discount which slashed the price of its top package from $ 110 to $ 48. On Saturday, United Airlines and Delta Airlines both released statements that they would no longer offer discounts for NRA events and asked that the gun lobby remove references to them from their website. Chubb Insurance has confirmed it will no longer underwrite "NRA Carry Guard" policies, although the company took the decision three months ago. The sweeping corporate desertion of the NRA follows a social media campaign under the #BoycottNRA hashtag, which has named and shamed companies with ties to the gun lobby group. The following companies have cut ties with the NRA over the last 24 hours. – Enterprise – Wyndham – Metlife – Hertz – Best Western – First National Bank – Alamo – National – Symantec – Chubb – SIRVA #BoycottNRA The list is growing!! RETWEET to show support!!— Brian Krassenstein�� (@krassenstein) February 23, 2018 Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which was founded after the 2012 shootings in Sandy Hook, has sent letters to streaming television companies demanding they axe NRA TV from their line-ups. Such is the groundswell of anger that a number of companies which severed their links with the NRA some time ago have publicly disowned the organisation on social media. In the past the NRA has not been averse to orchestrating a boycott campaign of its own, notably in 2000, when it targeted Smith & Wesson, which had cut a deal with the Clinton administration. The gun manufacturers were accused of "caving in" after agreeing a package of measures including restrictions on sales, the introduction of locking devices and limits on clip sizes. Gun owners deserted Smith & Wesson, which suffered a 40 per cent slump in gun sales.



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How To Handle A Stock Market Drop When You’re Retired

How To Handle A Stock Market Drop When You’re RetiredThere may be no worse feeling in the world for a retiree ― or someone hoping to retire soon ― than when the stock market takes a nosedive as it did this week.



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