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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to try to erode constitutionally guaranteed gun rights. NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre echoed President Donald Trump’s call to arm teachers to prevent
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The president of a Swiss foundation that conducted a $232 million online fundraiser for the embattled Tezos cryptocurrency project has stepped down, the foundation said in a statement on Thursday. Johann Gevers, who helped set up the foundation in July, has been replaced by Ryan Jesperson, one of the project’s contributors,
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Inside a laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a Monsanto Co research technician uses tweezers to transfer pollen from one canola plant to another, a small step toward creating a new breed of the vegetable oil-producing crop. It’s an early stage of a high-stakes effort to control the biggest threat to Canada’s C$27-billion
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – The United States ended Canada’s bid for a fourth consecutive men’s Olympic curling gold medal with gritty 5-3 semi-final win over their northern neighbors on Thursday to set up a final showdown with Sweden. There was no such drama in the other semi as Niklas Edin’s foursome swept past Switzerland
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LONDON (Reuters) – Singers Dua Lipa and Stormzy were the biggest winners at this year’s BRIT awards, Britain’s most high-profile pop music awards, taking two trophies each at an event that saw performances from some of music’s biggest acts. Lipa was named best female solo artist and breakthrough act at the British Record Industry Trust
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AMMAN (Reuters) – Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day on Thursday, as the United Nations pleaded for a truce to halt one of the fiercest air assaults of the seven-year civil and prevent a “massacre”. More than 300 people have been killed in the rural eastern
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