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High-School Kids Slammed for Wearing USA-Themed Attire to a Basketball Game

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The Iowa students apologized for causing offense.

Students at Valley High School in Iowa wore USA-themed gear during a basketball game — and fans of the opposing team, Des Moines North High School, are saying that was offensive.

According to local news source KCCI, Valley fans say that they’ve used a “USA” theme in the past for games against several different schools, but North’s fans are insisting that it was a personal attack against them because some of their students come from refugee families.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/445719/high-school-kids-usa-themed-attire-basketball-game
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Nicola Sturgeon announces second Scottish independence referendum

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/second-scottish-independence-live-referendum-nicola-sturgeon-brexit-speech-second-indy-ref-2-uk-eu-a7626746.html

>The Scottish Government will move to hold a second referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, the country's First Minister has announced.

>Nicola Sturgeon made the announcement in a speech on Monday morning at Bute House, as MPs in Westminster prepared to give Theresa May the power to trigger Article 50 and begin Brexit negotiations.

>She said the UK Government had "not moved even an inch in pursuit of compromise and agreement" with the Scottish Government over Brexit and that even a good deal would be "significantly inferior" to the status quo.

>"If Scotland can be ignored on an issue as important as the EU and the single market then it is clear that our voice can be ignored at any time and on any issue," she said.
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Quiet movement to force constutional 'convention of states' advancing at State Government level

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>Texas Senate approves bills that would call a convention of states to amend the Constitution

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2017/02/28/senate-approves-bills-call-convention-states-amend-constitution

>AUSTIN — Texas on Tuesday took the first step in joining a growing national movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to wrest power from the federal government and give it back to the states.

>The (Texas) Senate approved a package of bills that would put Texas among a small group of states calling for a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution.

>"This convention that we're trying to call is about rebalancing state authority," said (State) Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, author of two of the bills.

>One measure would repeal all but one of the 14 existing resolutions Texas lawmakers have approved since the 1899 that also called for a convention of the states. Another measure outlines how delegates to such a convention would be chosen and the rules they would operate under.

>The third measure would allow Texas to become one of 34 states needed to force Congress to initiate a convention of states to modify the U.S. Constitution.

>Gov. Greg Abbott has made the Convention of States an emergency item for the current legislative session. He has been promoting the idea of a convention since 2016. The states, he says, must rein in a federal government that has run amok. He praised the Senate on Tuesday.

>"Our nation is succumbing to the caprice of man that our Founders fought to escape and I am encouraged that the Texas Senate has taken the first step in joining other states from around the county in reversing that trend," Abbott said in a press conference.
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Trump to Undo Vehicle Rules That Curb Global Warming

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/us/politics/trump-vehicle-emissions-regulation.html

>WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected to begin rolling back stringent federal regulations on vehicle pollution that contributes to global warming, according to people familiar with the matter, essentially marking a U-turn to efforts to force the American auto industry to produce more electric cars.

>The announcement — which is expected as soon as Tuesday and will be made jointly by the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt, and the transportation secretary, Elaine L. Chao — will immediately start to undo one of former President Barack Obama’s most significant environmental legacies.

>During the same week, and possibly on the same day, Mr. Trump is expected to direct Mr. Pruitt to begin the more lengthy and legally complex process of dismantling the Clean Power Plan, Mr. Obama’s rules to cut planet-warming pollution from coal-fired power plants.

>The regulatory rollback on vehicle pollution will relax restrictions on tailpipe emissions of carbon dioxide and will not require action by Congress. It will also have a major effect on the United States auto industry.

>Under the Obama administration’s vehicle fuel economy standards, American automakers were locked into nearly a decade of trying to design and build ever more sophisticated fuel-efficient vehicles, including electric and hybrid models. The nation’s largest auto companies told Mr. Trump last month that they found those technical requirements too burdensome.

>The E.P.A. will also begin legal proceedings to revoke a waiver for California that was allowing the state to enforce the tougher tailpipe standards for its drivers.

>E.P.A. officials did not respond to emails requesting comment on the move.
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weeping white trash

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tyrone gonna bend them over in prison lolz

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39114166

>>Two people found guilty of threatening a black family at a child's birthday party in the US state of Georgia have received lengthy prison sentences.
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Dylann Roof’s friend is going to prison for lying to FBI

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http://www.postandcourier.com/church_shooting/dylann-roof-friend-joey-meek-to-face-his-punishment-in/article_1eec4fa0-0daf-11e7-82e5-a75421461000.html

http://kron4.com/2017/03/21/dylann-roofs-friend-is-going-to-prison-for-lying-to-fbi/

>The only person to whom Dylann Roof shared his racist plan to massacre worshippers at a historically black South Carolina church is about to find out how long he will go to prison for lying to the FBI.

>Joey Meek is set to be sentenced Tuesday in Charleston by the same federal judge who presided over Roof’s trial, which ended in January with Roof being sentenced to death for the slaughter of nine people at Emanuel AME church. Meek faces 27 to 33 months behind bars.

>Meek said Roof shared his plan to shoot blacks at the historic African-American church in Charleston during a night at Meek’s house where they drank vodka, snorted cocaine, smoked marijuana and played video games. Authorities said that was about a week before the June 17, 2015, killings.

>Meek wasn’t prosecuted for not reporting Roof’s plans. Instead, federal prosecutors said he lied to the FBI by first denying Roof shared his plans and encouraged other friends he had told of Roof’s plot to not call authorities.
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Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects

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Finland’s education system is considered one of the best in the world. In international ratings, it’s always in the top ten. However, the authorities there aren’t ready to rest on their laurels, and they’ve decided to carry through a real revolution in their school system.

Finnish officials want to remove school subjects from the curriculum. There will no longer be any classes in physics, math, literature, history, or geography.

The head of the Department of Education in Helsinki, Marjo Kyllonen, explained the changes:

“There are schools that are teaching in the old-fashioned way which was of benefit in the beginning of the 1900s — but the needs are not the same, and we need something fit for the 21st century.“

Instead of individual subjects, students will study events and phenomena in an interdisciplinary format. For example, the Second World War will be examined from the perspective of history, geography, and math. And by taking the course ”Working in a Cafe," students will absorb a whole body of knowledge about the English language, economics, and communication skills.


https://brightside.me/wonder-curiosities/finland-will-become-the-first-country-in-the-world-to-get-rid-of-all-school-subjects-259910/
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In Baltic you can hear the sound of buttrage

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World Happiness Report: Lithuania in the 52nd place, Latvia on the 54th, Russia on the 49th
in 27 years of indepence we build absolutelly nothing - firs sproten-dictator about Lithanian development.

The annual report of the Earth Institute of Columbia University was commissioned by the United Nations. It is reported that Norwegian citizens were named the happiest inhabitants of the earth. The top five also includes Denmark (which lost first place), Iceland, Switzerland, Finland.

Lithuania took 52nd place in the "ranking of the happiest". It is noted that Lithuanians were named the happiest in the Baltics - 54th place went to Latvians, and Estonians occupied 66th position.

51st place was taken by Japan, and 53 went to Algeria.

Russia in the ranking rose to 7 lines and took 49th position. Ukraine was awarded 132 positions.

The last places in the ranking were taken by the countries of Africa: Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Central African Republic, as well as Syria.

When compiling the rating, experts analyzed the standard of living in 155 countries.

Their assessment was influenced by such indicators as the level of GDP per capita, the level of social support for citizens by the state, the duration of a healthy life, the freedom to make life-saving decisions independently, generosity and attitude to corruption.

http://baltnews.lt/vilnius_news/20170320/1016933501.html
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Student, 17, Opens Fire at High School in Southeastern France

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/world/europe/grasse-shooting.html

>PARIS — A heavily armed student burst into a high school in southeastern France on Thursday, firing at the headmaster and injuring two students, officials said.

>Pierre-Henry Brandet, a spokesman for the French interior minister, told the BFM TV news channel that the student, who is 17, was arrested shortly after at the school, the Lycée Alexis de Tocqueville in Grasse, about 20 miles west of the seaside city of Nice.

>News of the shooting quickly captured national attention in France, where school shootings are rare and where the authorities are still on high alert after a string of terrorist attacks. Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux met with Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Thursday afternoon to discuss the shooting in Grasse and a letter bomb at the International Monetary Fund office in Paris. Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem was scheduled to visit the school later on Thursday.

>Mr. Brandet said that the suspect was not known to French police or intelligence services and was “very heavily armed,” but he cautioned that it was still unclear whether all the weapons were functional.

>“He opened fire with a long firearm and wounded the headmaster,” Mr. Brandet said, adding that at least eight people were lightly wounded, although he said some of them might have been hurt in the tumult that followed the shooting.
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If they knock, you may glock.

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