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Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grantThe troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs.



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Robert Downey Jr. Responds To Claim He 'Wanted To Kill' Hugh Grant

Robert Downey Jr. Responds To Claim He 'Wanted To Kill' Hugh GrantRobert Downey Jr. responded to Hugh Grant’s claim that he “wanted to kill” his former co-star with a classy reply.



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Britain rejects request to grant Julian Assange diplomatic status amid reports of Ecuadorean citizenship

Britain rejects request to grant Julian Assange diplomatic status amid reports of Ecuadorean citizenshipThe Foreign Office turned down a request from the Ecuadorian government to grant Julian Assange diplomatic status, amid reports the WikiLeaks founder may have received citizenship from the Andean country. Mr Assange, 46, has been living in the London embassy of the south American country for five-and-a-half years after being granted political asylum as he fought sex-related claims in Sweden. Quito said the country was seeking mediation to resolve the impasse. Following reports in Ecuadorean media that Mr Assange may have received citizenship, he posted a picture of himself on Twitter wearing an Ecuadorian football shirt on Wednesday. An FCO spokesman said: "The Government of Ecuador recently requested diplomatic status for Mr Assange here in the UK. "The UK did not grant that request, nor are we in talks with Ecuador on this matter. pic.twitter.com/LB5jzQmJLb— Julian Assange ⌛ (@JulianAssange) January 10, 2018 "Ecuador knows that the way to resolve this issue is for Julian Assange to leave the embassy to face justice." Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation into allegations against Mr Assange, but he still faces arrest for breaching bail conditions if he steps outside the embassy.  He also fears he will be extradited to the United States if he leaves the building and that there is a sealed indictment ordering his arrest. How long has Assange been in the Ecuadorian embassy? Reuters found an entry for "Julian Paul Assange" in Ecuador's Civil Registry, which only includes Ecuadorean citizens. A spokeswoman for the registry declined to comment when asked if Mr Assange had been granted citizenship. Ecuador's foreign minister, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, said: "No solution will be achieved without international cooperation and the cooperation of the United Kingdom, which has also shown interest in seeking a way out." A United Nations panel concluded in 2016 that Mr Assange was under arbitrary detention. Profile | Julian Assange A statement by Mr Assange's legal team said: "The UN ruling, issued almost two years ago, is crystal clear in its language. Mr Assange is unlawfully and arbitrarily detained by the UK authorities and must be released. "The UK should not permit itself to be intimidated by the Trump administration's public threats to 'take down' Mr Assange."



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Myanmar to grant families access to two Reuters journalists after remand period expires: media

Myanmar to grant families access to two Reuters journalists after remand period expires: mediaTwo Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar will be allowed to meet their families once their first 14-day period of remand expires, according to local media reports. Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been in detention for 11 days in an undisclosed location and have had no access to their families, lawyers or colleagues. The authorities are investigating whether they violated the country’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act, which has a maximum prison sentence of 14 years.



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'Sesame Street' Wins $100 Million Grant To Create Programming For Refugee Children

'Sesame Street' Wins $  100 Million Grant To Create Programming For Refugee ChildrenThe nonprofit organization behind “Sesame Street” has been awarded a $ 100 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation, the largest of its kind, to create programming for children displaced by Syria’s civil war.



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This Was the Battle Ulysses S. Grant Hoped He 'Would Not Fight Again'

This Was the Battle Ulysses S. Grant Hoped He 'Would Not Fight Again'“Lee’s army is really whipped,” declared Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to Maj. Gen. Henry Halleck on May 26, 1864. A battle with them outside of entrenchments cannot be had.” Thwarted by the Army of Northern Virginia at the North Anna River, Grant was preparing to swing around Robert E. Lee’s right flank again and push southeast. Lee then would have no choice but to leave his entrenchments at North Anna and attempt to stop the Federal forces from reaching Richmond, probably along the Chickahominy River.



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Venezuela: more than 8 million grant government more power

Venezuela: more than 8 million grant government more powerCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan electoral authorities said more than 8 million people voted Sunday to create a constitutional assembly endowing President Nicolas Maduro's ruling socialist party with virtually unlimited powers — a report more than double the estimates of independent experts and opposition leaders who met the announcement with fury and derision.



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Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant money

Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant moneyWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning nine jurisdictions Friday that they may lose coveted law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation.



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With asylum grant, did the US just reward hate speech?

With asylum grant, did the US just reward hate speech?When Singapore’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, passed away in 2015, 16-year-old Amos Yee made an obscenity-filled YouTube video denouncing the late leader as a “tyrant.” That and other postings earned him a four-week jail sentence for “wounding religious feelings and obscenity.” Not long after, he earned another six-week sentence for derogatory comments on Islam and Christianity. On Friday, US Immigration Judge Samuel B. Cole granted asylum to Mr. Yee, now 18, who flew to Chicago in December. “His prosecution, detention, and general maltreatment at the hands of the Singapore authorities constitute persecution,” Judge Cole ruled.



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Malawi receives $300 million grant to fight AIDS

Malawi has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, straining the impoverished country's healthcare system and economyMalawi President Peter Mutharika said Thursday the country had received a grant of $ 332 million (292 million euros) to fight AIDS and other diseases, bringing much-needed support to a nation wrestling with public health problems. Malawi has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, straining the impoverished country's healthcare system and economy. Mutharika accepted the grant from international aid organisation The Global Fund in Lilongwe, Malawi's administrative capital.



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