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The president of Mexico halted upcoming plans to visit the White House after a reportedly tense phone conversation with President Donald Trump, according to the Washington Post. U.S. and Mexican officials told the Post that President Enrique Peña Nieto called off his visit to Washington D.C. after Trump refused his request to publicly affirm Mexico’s ongoing stance that the country will not pay for a border wall between the two countries during a phone call on Tuesday. President Peña Nieto has long maintained that Mexico will not pay for Trump’s plans to fortify the border with a wall, as the country finds the gesture offensive.
Law enforcement sources tell NBC News that three Broward County Sheriff’s Deputies stayed outside the freshman building where most of the shooting took place.
CNN’s Alisyn Camerota discusses gun control with the NRA’s Dana Loesch on Friday. The national spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association on Friday doubled down on her claim that members of the media “love” mass shootings, like last week’s school massacre in Parkland, Fla., because of the bump in television ratings that some networks experience in their wake. In a heated exchange with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Friday morning, NRA representative Dana Loesch was asked by the “New Day” host why she would make such an “inflammatory” assertion.
A Lebanese man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait has been arrested, the Philippine foreign secretary said Friday. Alan Peter Cayetano said he has told President Rodrigo Duterte about the arrest in Lebanon of Nader Essam Assaf but added that Assaf's Syrian wife, who is also a suspect in the death of Joanna Demafelis, remains at large. The discovery of Demafelis's body on Feb. 6 in the apartment in Kuwait City, where it had reportedly been kept for more than a year, sparked outrage and refocused attention on the tragic plight of poor Filipinas toiling mostly as maids abroad.
A cow in Poland celebrated as an icon of freedom for her dramatic escape from slaughter has died from stress after being recaptured. The red Limousin beef cow was caught Thursday near the village of Siestrzechowice and loaded onto a truck back to captivity, but she died during transportation, The Associated Press reports. Workers were leading her towards a slaughterhouse-bound truck in southern Poland near Lake Nyskie.
During a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday, a reporter asked President Trump a question about his son-in-law Jared Kushner’s security clearance, to which Trump replied that it would be up to chief of staff John Kelly.
An attempted execution in Alabama was halted after medical personnel repeatedly jabbed the death row inmate in the ankles, lower legs and groin but failed to find a usable vein, according to a court filing by his lawyer. The dramatic night began with a temporary stay of execution at around 6pm local time – lifted by the US Supreme Court just three hours later – and ended in confusion as 61-year-old Doyle Lee Hamm was returned to his cell shortly before midnight on Thursday. Lawyer Bernard Harcourt, who has represented Hamm for 28 years, said he was seeking information about what happened during the attempted execution.
The funeral procession of Billy Graham made its way through North Carolina to his hometown of Charlotte as thousands came out to say goodbye to “America’s Pastor.”
Nigerian officials have apologised after falsely claiming to have staged a dramatic rescue of a group of schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction by Boko Haram on Monday night. Officials in northern Yobe State had claimed on Wednesday to have rescued at least 50 of the girls, in what they described as a "gallant" mission by the Nigerian army.
President Trump on Friday castigated the uniformed sheriff’s deputy on duty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during last week’s shooting spree in which 17 people died. Some commentators have said this casts doubt on the usefulness of arming teachers to stop attackers, but Trump drew the opposite conclusion. During a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md., the president said he believed that an armed teacher or administrator would have stopped the shooter in Parkland.
A California couple accused of keeping 13 children imprisoned, chained and starved in a squalid suburban home were hit with additional charges on Friday as defense lawyers said they were overwhelmed by the sheer amount of evidence in the case. David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise, 49, were advised of the new charges during a brief hearing in Riverside County Superior Court at which they appeared dressed in black at a table with their attorneys but did not speak. A spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney's Office said the new charges included three counts of child abuse against both defendants.
One of the world’s largest car rental companies is cutting ties with the National Rifle Association. First national members will still be able to purchase NRA-branded prepaid Visa debit cards because they were made available through a separate entity, NetSpend.
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's attorney said Friday that she has provided the passcode for her personal cellphone to state authorities, who are searching the device as they investigate whether laws were broken during her affair with her former bodyguard. Barry's attorney, Jerry Martin, said he provided the code to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Friday and is confident the bureau will keep its search to items relevant to the investigation. "Simply put, the Mayor continues to cooperate with the investigation and knows eventually she will be cleared of any criminal wrongdoing," Martin wrote in a statement.
If you mapped out the discussion about the major causes of gun violence following every mass shooting in the United States, it would almost certainly lead you to the same destination: mental illness. Sure, there are cases where mental illness might play a role in gun violence. Blanket statements that connect mental health conditions with shooting tragedies alienate the millions of people who live ― and live well ― with these issues, experts say.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas appeared on local television Friday to downplay concerns over his health after undergoing what were described as routine tests in the United States. In an interview with Palestine TV while in the US, 82-year-old Abbas rejected reports he had been rushed to hospital during his visit. The health of the longtime smoker has long been the subject of speculation, with no clear successor identified.
Few of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students had even been born the day two gunmen shot and killed Coni Sanders’ father in a massacre at Columbine High School in 1999 – the largest school shooting in America at the time. “This has been 18 years of, every time there is a mass shooting all of the adults start screaming at each other and telling each other why they’re wrong,” said Ms Sanders, who has worked as a forensic therapist for violent offenders since her father, Columbine High School teacher Dave Sanders, was murdered.
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An American man is in custody in Japan after authorities found a severed head in a suitcase left in a lodging facility. Japanese investigators said the 26-year-old American was seen on security footage with a 27-year-old woman who went missing, The Japan Times reported. Police were investigating the woman’s disappearance when they came upon what appears to be her missing head, still inside a suitcase in an Osaka lodging facility, they said.
The NRA has lashed out at companies which have severed ties with the gun lobby, branding it as "political and civic cowardice". Delta and United airlines joined a wave of companies ending their association with the National Rifle Association as the backlash against the powerful gun lobby group spreads in the wake of the Florida school massacre. The exodus of corporate names, ranging from a major insurer to car rental brands and a household moving company, began after the NRA launched a counter-offensive against a student-led campaign for tighter US gun laws.
People arrested by deportation officers increasingly have no criminal backgrounds, according to figures released Friday, reflecting the Trump administration's commitment to cast a wider net. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said 65 percent of arrests from October to December were criminals, compared to 82 percent during the final full three months of the Obama administration. Overall, there were 39,174 deportation arrests from October to December, up from 27,402 during the final full three months of the Obama administration.
Since being rescued from what law enforcement officials called a "house of horrors," the children of California couple David and Louise Turpin are looking forward to life on their own terms, those close to the siblings said. The seven adult Turpin siblings are on the road to recovery at Corona Regional Medical Center, where they can catch up on recent trends, get sunshine and practice music. “That's a big deal, deciding what they're going to read, deciding what they're going to wear, these are all things that are decisions they make every day that are new and empowering,” attorney Jack Osborn told CBS News.
The women’s figure skating competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has come to a close, with Russian athletes Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva taking gold and silver respectively, and Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond earning the bronze. The three women pulled out all the stops with their routines ― and, of course, their gorgeous costumes. The skater wore this number for her short program during the ladies single event, and while we love the idea of it, the mesh panels on the front are a little much.
As Bart Whitaker fled to Mexico under an alias, cops found evidence he may have planned his family's murder two years earlier.