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by | February 19, 2018 | 13:27

There's parades and parties, with council buildings, colleges, and schools being closed on this day. But it was not until the late 1870s that this became a federal holiday . While Presidents' Day was originally declared a federal holiday for the District of Columbia in 1879 to commemorate George Washington's birthday (and is still officially called "Washington's Birthday" ) it is now widely celebrated in honor of all USA presidents.

by | February 19, 2018 | 12:33

He said the post had nothing to do with the American shooting last week where a 19-year-old killed 17 people at his old school, claiming instead it was a comment on environmentalists' "illegal activism on mine sites". Pennings, who has four children aged seven to 18 living at home, said people had said "really ugly things" about him online. "He [Mr Christensen] took it down after he was spoken to about it".

by | February 19, 2018 | 12:17

With all the rain, there are some potential flooding concerns this week, especially where we see the heaviest rainfalls set up. Even though we will have the warmth, there's a lot of rain coming with it. Rain showers continue into Tuesday and the first part of Wednesday . Temperatures will be in the low 60s by morning. Pattern will remain active, and temperatures turn back up Friday into Saturday , with more rounds of rain on tap.

by | February 19, 2018 | 11:12

Everything everybody seems to know, we didn't know. "We didn't see this side of him". Cruz was pals with the Sneads' son, who authorities say had no involvement in planning or executing the massacre. "They tried to do a good deed and it went horribly wrong for them". They said they had no idea the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been warned about him as a potential school gunman, and that many students considered him a threat.

by | February 19, 2018 | 10:55

When US President Donald Trump met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Chinese security allegedly blocked the entry of the aide carrying the nuclear "football ". The brawl soon ended with the president and his team following Chinese protocol and regular security procedure. "A US official hurried into the adjoining room and told Kelly what was happening".

by | February 19, 2018 | 09:26

With the United States in the process of negotiating a deal with Turkey, potentially at the expense of the Kurds, this may mark a major shift in the Syrian War in the north, with the Kurds realigning with the government and the USA once again switching sides to a new round of rebel factions.

by | February 19, 2018 | 09:23

The delegation will walk a diplomatic tightrope in Punjab where Trudeau will visit the Golden Temple - the holiest site in Sikhism, and the scene of a bloody massacre of religious separatists in 1984. He is accompanied by Canadian ministers like Navdeep Bains, Amarjeet Sohi, Bardish Chagger and Kirsty Duncan. Modi will hold bilateral talks with Trudeau on February 23 following which a number of agreements are expected to be signed.

by | February 19, 2018 | 07:38

The U.S. broadcaster attributed the rise to global sanctions on the regime, causing it to tighten control on fuel supplies. We aren't suggesting Pence should have gone out of his way to unnecessarily insult or otherwise diminish Kim's sister or engage in bellicosity toward North Korea during her visit to the Olympics.

by | February 19, 2018 | 07:23

The change of heart by Trump's former deputy campaign manager, Richard W. Gates III, who had pleaded not guilty after being indicted in October on charges similar to Manafort's, was described in interviews by people familiar with the case.

by | February 19, 2018 | 05:52

NIWA forecaster Chris Brandolino told Kate Hawkesby today will be the calm before the storm. There is uncertainty about its speed and track of Gita, but the passage of this system across New Zealand on Tuesday and Wednesday is likely to bring highly impactful severe weather.

by | February 19, 2018 | 05:35

This is published unedited from the PTI feed . Meanwhile, South Goa MP and BJP spokesperson Narendra Savoikar said on Sunday evening said that the Chief Minister would be continuing his treatment in Mumbai on the advice of doctors. "He will be attending the Assembly session which is scheduled to begin from February 19". However, he needs sufficient time to recover and be focused on the treatment.

by | February 19, 2018 | 05:18

It is feared the walkers were swept away by the avalanche, which struck in the Swiss canton of Valais, which borders France and Italy , police said. A cross-country skier was also killed in an off-piste area near the Giettaz-en-Aravis ski resort.

by | February 19, 2018 | 04:16

Party spokeperson Fawad Chaudhry wished the couple a happy married life. According to the official handle, the Nikah took place around 9 PM in the company of close family and friends. Saeed was also the Nikkah Khawan when Imran publicly entered into marriage with Reham Khan on January 8, 2015. This is Imran Khan's third marriage.

by | February 19, 2018 | 01:23

Saturday dawned sunny and relatively warm - for mid February - with no snow on the ground, but all that could change during the next 12-18 hours. The winds present the possibility for downed trees and power lines across the region causing power outages.

by | February 19, 2018 | 01:20

Now, Emma Gonzalez , a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, has given an impassioned speech at an anti-gun rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida , which has quickly been shared by the thousands. These are the Florida school shooting victimsSome people brought candles and flowers while others held signs calling for action against school violence and gun control.

by | February 19, 2018 | 01:16

The tragedy struck Friday night as a military helicopter flew the interior minister and other officials to an area near the epicenter of a 7.2 magnitude natural disaster that shook Mexico earlier that evening. Mexico's defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos Sunday traveled to the scene of the accident Sunday to apologize and meet with survivors. The natural disaster caused relatively minor damage.

by | February 18, 2018 | 23:25

Gus - who came out as gay in 2015 - and figure skater Adam Rippon are two of the only openly gay athletes competing for Team USA at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea . Both men have been critical Pence and the Trump administration's treatment of LGBT people. "Competitors, even friends that would say things that were so homophobic and I don't think that they realized necessarily the impact that it was having on me, because I was in the closet", he said.

by | February 18, 2018 | 22:14

A bearded man ran towards the church shouting "Allahu Akbar" and killed four people, ' Father Pavel said. The shooting took place while people were leaving a traditional pre-Lent celebration in the city of Kizlyar, capital of the Republic of Dagestan, Mayor Alexander Shuvalov told Russia's TASS news agency .

by | February 18, 2018 | 21:39

Manigault Newman did, however, hint that someone else may be sleeping their way around the White House . She then lamented Mueller and his probe which had "unfortunately cost the American taxpayer millions and millions of dollars". "I've never had to do that". "I'm just ratings gold", Omarosa said, explaining their relationship. A complimentary Omarosa praised First Lady Melania Trump during the last episode.

by | February 18, 2018 | 19:01

They gave out about 75 gift cards. "It's about giving back to the community", Arnold said. "It's very stressful, so having that smiley face and the seniors handing (the cookies) out takes that little tension off", Hnatek said. In celebration of " Random Acts of Kindness Day", they handed out dozens of gift cards and other surprises to unsuspecting students at Southeast Technical Institute.

by | February 18, 2018 | 18:20

Police are warning area residents to beware of Darnell L. Bitting, 31, who is on the run and facing murder charges in the case. She left her four children and the grandmother inside the auto while trying to get some of her belongings. Police in OH are searching for 31-year-old Darnell Bitting who is described as "armed and dangerous". The grandmother drove the young girl to Akron Children hospital where she later died.

by | February 18, 2018 | 17:50

Key among them was the promise of a special development package, alternative measures to pay the state and promises to make up its revenue deficit till 2020. "We have fulfilled all the promises made in the Act, except three - Dugarajapatnam port, Vizag railway zone and Kadapa steel plant". With the TDP, an ally of the BJPled NDA, vowing to continue disrupting Parliament if the Centre does not take some concrete action with regard to its demands, speculation is rife that Modi may want to clear ...

by | February 18, 2018 | 17:49

Johnson encouraged those attending the parade to be held in Bauer's honor Saturday to wear blue in support of the late officer's family. Funeral and visitation services have been scheduled for Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer, who was shot and killed while assisting in apprehending a suspect in the city on Tuesday.

by | February 18, 2018 | 17:33

Before the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , Cruz displayed violent and erratic behavior and had a number of run-ins with law enforcement, according to reports. He said it's now clear that the nation's premier law enforcement agency missed warning signs. Rick Scott called for the FBI's director to resign because of the missteps.

by | February 18, 2018 | 17:28

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said his office had received more than 20 calls about Cruz in the past few years. More than 1,000 community members gathered at the courthouse to speak about the importance of gun control. The profile photo on Cruz's Instagram account showed a masked face wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat like those associated with Trump's campaign.