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West Virginia Teachers Are Making Sure Their Students Get Fed While They're On Strike

Added: 25.02.2018 4:18 | 0 views | 0 comments


Once it became clear West Virginia schools would close for a statewide teacher walkout this week, staffers from Nitro High School came up with a plan to keep hungry students fed while school was out.

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Florida governor calls for police officer in every public school

Added: 25.02.2018 2:18 | 0 views | 0 comments


The Republican governor of Florida called Friday for a police officer to be assigned to every public school in the state, and for the minimum age for gun purchases to be raised from 18 to 21 in the wake of the Parkland mass shooting. "I'm calling for a mandatory law enforcement officer in every public school," Rick Scott told a news conference, as he unveiled a raft of safety measures in response to last week's deadly rampage. Students who survived the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have stepped up pressure on the governor to take action to protect their schools, demanding stricter gun control laws.

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Parents of abducted Nigerian girls plan to join Bring Back Our Girls campaign

Added: 25.02.2018 1:02 | 0 views | 0 comments


Islamist militant group Boko Haram is suspected to have kidnapped scores of girls on Monday from a school in Dapchi village, Yobe state. It would be the largest mass abduction since Boko Haram took more than 270 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok in 2014, sparking an online campaign that went viral and spurring several governments into action to try and find them. A roll-call at the school in Dapchi on Tuesday showed 91 students were absent, though estimates of the number of missing range from around 50 to more than 100.

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Donald Trump's approval rating rises to 50 per cent in new poll

Added: 25.02.2018 0:50 | 0 views | 0 comments


Most probable voters in the United States now approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance, according to a new poll. Fifty per cent approved while 49 per cent disapproved, the Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll showed. It was the first time Mr Trump had hit 50 per cent in the poll, which surveys 500 probable voters, since June 2017. Other polls from earlier in the week had lower support for Mr Trump with Reuters/Ipsos putting him at 40 per cent, and Quinnipiac at 37 per cent. At the same stage of his presidency the Rasmussen poll gave Barack Obama a 45 per cent approval rating. Donald Trump approval rating: Rasmussen polls In the last few days Mr Trump has made a high profile push for making schools "hard targets" for gunmen, including supporting the arming of teachers. That came in the wake of America's worst ever high school shooting when 17 people died in Florida last week. He continued those calls in a freewheeling, hour-long campaign-style speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington on Friday. At the biggest annual gathering of conservative activists Mr Trump abandoned his script, in which he had been expected to announce new sanctions on North Korea. Looking from the stage at an image of himself on a big screen, he said: "By the way, what a nice picture that is. Look at that. I'd love to watch that guy speak!" Mr Trump then turned around and put his hands on the hair at the back of his head, admiring it on the screen. He told the crowd: "Oh, I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks. I work hard at it. It doesn't look bad. Hey, we are hanging in, we are hanging in. Together, we are hanging in." The president added: "By the way, you don’t mind if I go off script a little bit, because, you know it’s sort of boring." In scenes reminiscent of his campaign rallies Mr Trump referred to "crooked" Hillary Clinton, his opponent in 2016, which sparked chants of "Lock her up" from the crowd. Why Donald Trump could win in 2020 At one point, a protester was removed after throwing a Russian flag towards the stage. The crowd of mostly young activists chanted “USA, USA” as the protester was ejected by security “They were very gentle. He was very obnoxious,” Mr Trump said. He then  attacked the assembled media for spreading "fake news" and vowed to "build the wall 10ft higher" every time someone objected to it. Mr Trump called Democrats "crazed" and warned his supporters the Democrats "will take away your Second Amendment", the right to bear arms. Ariana Gonzalez is over come with emotion as she visits a cross setup for her friend, football coach Aaron Feis, at the memorial in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School  Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty He warned complacency would lead to Republicans being "clobbered" in upcoming Congressional elections in November. "Don’t be complacent because if the Democrats get in they will repeal your tax cuts," he added. Mr Trump asked the crowd of hundreds of people if they could have only one of tax cuts, or the Second Amendment, which they would choose The overwhelming majority cheered for the Second Amendment and he nodded his approval. Mr Trump added: “I think now we’ve proved I’m a conservative." He also publicly shamed an armed officer who failed to act during the Florida school shooting. Mr Trump condemned Scot Peterson, a sheriff's deputy who was on duty and in uniform as the resource officer posted to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It emerged that Mr Peterson, 54, stood outside the building where the shooting happened for four minutes as Nikolas Cruz, 19, gunned down fellow teenagers. Mr Trump said: "Deputy Sheriff Peterson, I guess his name is...What he did, he's trained his whole life when it came time to get in there and do something, he didn’t have the courage or something happened. He heard it right from the beginning so he certainly did a poor job." The US president added that Mr Peterson "didn’t act properly under pressure" or "was a coward". He said the officer was "not a credit to law enforcement". Mr Trump added that he would rather have had teachers armed with concealed weapons at the scene. He suggested up to 20 per cent of teachers, and school staff such as sports coaches, were "gun-adept" and could be armed. That would be more than half a million teachers. Mr Trump said: "A teacher would have shot the hell out of him (Cruz) before he knew what happened. I'm telling you that would work. "These teachers love their students, and these teachers are talented with weaponry and with guns, and they (students) feel safe."  

Colleges Assure Prospective Students That Protesting for Gun Control Will Not Affect Their Admission

Added: 24.02.2018 23:19 | 0 views | 0 comments


They won't face admissions consequences

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Delta, United abandon US gun lobby after Florida shooting

Added: 24.02.2018 22:50 | 0 views | 0 comments


US airlines Delta and United on Saturday joined the ever-expanding list of companies cutting ties with the National Rifle Association, the country's powerful gun lobby, in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Florida. The "#BoycottNRA" hashtag has gained traction on Twitter since the Valentine Day's rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida left 14 students and three staff dead. "Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program," Delta said in a statement.

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Black Lives Matter Activist Patrisse Cullors On The Connection Between Race And Gun Violence

Added: 24.02.2018 22:35 | 0 views | 0 comments


Patrisse Cullors of Black Lives Matter believes we need to have a “courageous conversation” about why the Parkland students are being listened to after being impacted by gun violence, and black youth aren’t

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West Virginia Teachers Are Making Sure Their Students Get Fed While They're On Strike

Added: 24.02.2018 21:50 | 0 views | 0 comments


Once it became clear West Virginia schools would close for a statewide teacher walkout this week, staffers from Nitro High School came up with a plan to keep hungry students fed while school was out.

From: www.yahoo.com

Parents of abducted Nigerian girls plan to join Bring Back Our Girls campaign

Added: 24.02.2018 21:50 | 0 views | 0 comments


Islamist militant group Boko Haram is suspected to have kidnapped scores of girls on Monday from a school in Dapchi village, Yobe state. It would be the largest mass abduction since Boko Haram took more than 270 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok in 2014, sparking an online campaign that went viral and spurring several governments into action to try and find them. A roll-call at the school in Dapchi on Tuesday showed 91 students were absent, though estimates of the number of missing range from around 50 to more than 100.

From: www.yahoo.com

Dickies Student Backpack for $7 + free shipping w/ Prime

Added: 24.02.2018 21:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

eBags via eBay offers Prime members the Dickies Student Backpack in several colors (Tropical Dot Print pictured) for $6.99 with free shipping. That's $3 under our mention of a different color two weeks ago and the lowest price we've seen. (It's a current low by $3.) It measures 17.5" x 13.5" x 6" and features padded shoulder straps and back panel, water bottle pocket, and zipper closure.

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