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Brace for powerful winds across the Charlotte area on Friday

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Intense winds caused outages in the N.C. mountains on Thursday night . When it arrives, track it with Early Warning Pinpoint Doppler here . A low-pressure system, which includes showers, is expected to intensify offshore overnight , Renta said, resulting in a large wind field with the possibility of precipitation Friday morning. Read More »

Trump hits China with tariffs on steel and aluminium

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Thailand exports steel mainly to Asia but also the United States . AmCham, the association that represents US business in Europe , also condemned Trump's plans, saying they would "unfairly target European manufacturers". "We are not protectionist". "Absolutely, we have to talk about safeguard measures as well". Sen. Ben Sasse is attacking President Donald Trump over his comments that trade wars are "easy to win". Read More »

Australia make tentative start against South Africa

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Smith had raised his fifth score of fifty-plus in consecutive Test innings, and had compiled half-century stands with both Warner and Shaun Marsh. Australia , who resumed on day two at 5-225, had early joy with the ball, as Lyon struck twice in his first over. Read More »

Donald Trump tweets: "Trade wars are good, and easy to win"

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The measures are expected to be formally endorsed next week. Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican. Critics argue that the tariffs would fail to protect American jobs and would ultimately put up prices for consumers. "I would like to convey that to the US when I have an opportunity". "Whilst we all too well understand the frustrations of the US sector, measures such as these smack of short-termism, protectionism and would be rife with unintended consequences for global trade and for the users ... Read More »

German Cities to Ban Diesel Cars

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Judges rejected the appeal, effectively instructing two cities at the centre of the case - Stuttgart and Duesseldorf - to consider driving bans for heavily polluting diesel vehicles in their clean air plans. Environmental campaigners had sued dozens of German cities, arguing that they have a duty to cut excessive air pollution to protect people's health. Read More »

Early voting ends on Friday

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While no Democrats filed to run in the 3rd Congressional District, where Walter Jones has served since 1995, there are two Republicans challenging him in the May 8 primary. But four years ago, Republicans had a six-fold advantage. Democrats, for their part, were unable to garner enough votes to override Flanagan and no GOP members broke ranks to side with the minority Dems. Read More »

Putin boasts of new nuclear arsenal: 'It's not a bluff, trust me'

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Former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan spent Thursday afternoon at UNCC discussing national security. "Since the range [of our new weapons] is unlimited, it can maneuver as much as necessary", Putin said . "It took six years for the Obama administration to even admit that Russian Federation was serious about developing new nuclear weapons or violating the INF treaty despite the urging of this Committee and others". Read More »

Central Virginia bracing for high winds

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Take action to secure loose outdoor objects. Next week starts dry on Monday , but the next cold front brings a chance of rain by Tuesday . Strong winds will cover a lot of real estate from New England to the North Carolina mountains, with our ridges helping the wind crash like waves upon us. Read More »

Supreme Court to preside over Microsoft, Justice Department case

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Back in 2013, the Government served Microsoft with a warrant for emails and account information for an account suspected to be involved in a drug-trafficking investigation. The EU and other foreign countries and organizations have strict laws on privacy, cybersecurity, and bank secrecy, Sant said. Alito's position drew a strong oppositional response from Justice Stephen Breyer. Read More »

Wisconsin edges Maryland behind defense, free-throw shooting

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Wisconsin also made Maryland (19-13) pay for its mistakes, finishing with a 15-2 cushion in points off turnovers. Michigan State has the nation's longest active Division I winning streak. Winston's 3 with 4:45 left gave the Spartans a 58-51 lead, a huge cushion in what had been a tight game. After jumping out to a hot start in the first half, MSU let Wisconsin right back in it to close the half, clinging to just a 34-27 lead. Read More »

Lake High School student charged after alleged threat

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Luckily, changes are being made. "We as police officers, we have to go overboard, we have to go above and beyond just to make sure we catch it and we do something about it", Bell said. This means students would not be able to blockade themselves in a room to hide if there was an active shooter. Senior John "Trey" Gregory says, "They need to know that we have cameras, we also have armed police officers". Read More »

Arsenal must say goodbye to Arsene Wenger

The defeat was the ninth of the season for Arsene Wenger's team in the EPL. "We study the shooters of the opponents - the team, the goalkeeping manager and the other goalkeepers", Ederson the club's official website. With the awful weather conditions, the Emirates Stadium was half-full with boos ringing at half-time and full-time, and Guardiola has sympathy for the Gunners boss. Read More »

Snow-covered Britain braced for new threat as Storm Emma nears

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The snow expected for this evening will be worse... Rail and air travel will be disrupted for yet another day, with affected rail operators including c2c, CrossCountry, Northern, Greater Anglia and Stansted Express, Merseyrail, ScotRail, Southeastern, Southern, Virgin, Thameslink and Gatwick Express, South Western Railway, TfL Rail and London Overground. Read More »

Corbyn sets up showdown with May over customs union plans

No details emerged of exactly what May will propose in a speech on Friday for an "ambitious economic partnership" after Brexit. But a vox pop taken by the Daily Mirror in Barnsley - where 70% voted for Leave - immediately after Corbyn's speech doesn't make pretty reading for the Labour leadership. Read More »

Of The Most Insane Moments At Trump's Gun Control Bill Meeting

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But Trump said to hell with those liberties Wednesday and suggested taking guns away from anyone who's "crazy". "They have less power over me", Trump told the lawmakers. "I'm not going to join the bandwagon of feel-good legislation", he said . Toomey told The Associated Press on Thursday that Trump "continues to be very interested in supporting and working with us", with the Manchin-Toomey bill as "the core legislative vehicle". Read More »

What's in play in Washington after Florida school shooting

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No matter what gun laws are ultimately passed, Toomey said he doesn't think they'll be a silver bullet. "They have less power over me", Trump told the lawmakers. "Again, I come from a part of the country where, again, the only ones with guns are cops and bad guys", King said. "I'm not going to join the bandwagon of feel-good legislation", he said . Read More »

Two weeks after Florida massacre, U.S. moves slowly on gun control

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At the White House, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, one of two Democrats to address Trump publicly, expressed his concerns over the idea of arming teachers as a response to the school shootings . The Republican party supports the right of individuals to own guns, seeing most restrictions as an infringement of the second amendment to the USA constitution, which governs the right to bear arms. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9+ achieves best smartphone camera in DxOMark ranking

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In addition to Samsung Galaxy S9 series, the company will also launch the Samsung DeX using which you can establish connectivity with a large monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Sprint is selling the Galaxy S9 for $792 - $72 more than Samsung's pricing. The mid-range market is getting quite crowded which is great as it gives you a lot of choices. Read More »

After Conducting Searches, CBI Recovers Letter Of Undertaking From A Mumbai Chawl

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The CBI on Wednesday arrested an internal chief auditor of the Punjab National Bank's Brady House branch . The CBI also said N.S. Kannan, executive director ICICI bank , is also being questioned. The CBI again wrote an e mail to Modi to contact the High Commission of the concerned country and said that the agency will arrange his travel. The alleged fraud perpetrated by jewellers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi may be around Dollars 2 billion, over USD 204 million more than previously ... Read More »

Local gun shops react to Dick's Sporting Goods announcement

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This is in response to the February 14 Parkland , Fla. high school shooting that left 17 people dead. We never have and never will sell bump stocks that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire more rapidly. "I'm getting exhausted of all these kids getting shot and killed", says William Anderson, another Dick's customer and a retired Marine. The decision by America's largest retailer is the latest by companies re-evaluating their relationship with the firearms industry. Read More »

Hope Hicks announces resignation as White House communications director

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It's unclear at this point who will be the next communications director. Hicks won't leave immediately but she expected to depart in the next few weeks. She did not publicly fawn over Trump. Perhaps Trump's team made the calculation for her. Earlier in February, Hicks was thrust into the spotlight when then-White House staff secretary Rob Porter was accused of physical and emotional abuse by his two ex-wives. Read More »

Approaching storm could bring flooding, erosion

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Central Massachusetts should see winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with some gusts of 40 to 45 miles per hour. Winds will be increasing Thursday night and peaking during the day Friday . The National Weather Service says communities from Pittsburgh east to Philadelphia and the Poconos will be affected. Inland areas will not experience such extreme wind , but will still see strong winds throughout this storm. Read More »

Trump Crosses Party Lines In Push For New Gun Reform

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In the meeting, however, Trump bucked the GOP line and appeared to come to a position on gun control that is well outside Toomey's-and most Republicans'-comfort zone. In an extraordinary sit-down, some of which aired live on cable news outlets, Trump seemed to support expanding background checks to online and gun-show sales. Read More »

Eastern Ghouta residents 'mock' ceasefire as killing continues

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In May a year ago, Russia , Iran and Turkey signed an agreement to set up de-escalation zones, in order to prevent airstrike-related incidents in some parts of Syria. TASS cited Zolotukhin as saying that rebels were continuing to shell the evacuation corridor from eastern Ghouta . "We are determined because otherwise this becomes the copycat of Aleppo ", de Mistura said, referring to a battle for besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo in late 2016. Read More »

Hope Hicks leaves White House

There is a growing sense that Ms. Hicks may have come to the conclusion that she would be permanently contaminated by her association with all things Trump and that quitting may be the prudent thing to do. Panel members have interviewed the same witnesses during their months-long probe into Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, but they are at odds over whether Trump affiliates' actions and conversations were innocuous or potentially insidious. Read More »

Nearly 1400 Syrian civilians killed in February

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However, even if convoys did arrive in Eastern Ghouta, they would only play a "limited" and "cosmetic" role in alleviating the suffering of almost five years of living under siege and fierce government shelling that has killed almost 600 people since February 18, said Katoub. Read More »

Trump still considering raising age to buy guns

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Trump said yesterday that he looks at some of the things his son Barron watches and thinks, "How is that possible?'" After the meeting, Murphy, D-Conn., told reporters: "I'm anxious that this was the beginning and the end of the president's advocacy on this issue". Read More »