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  • Moncler bids farewell to catwalk with eight new collections

    MILAN (Reuters) - The traditional catwalk show is dead and the way forward is to attract customers with new products each month, the chairman of Moncler said, as the luxury group kicked off Milan fashion week by revealing not one, but eight new collections.

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  • Moncler bids farewell to catwalk with eight new collections

    MILAN (Reuters) - The traditional catwalk show is dead and the way forward is to attract customers with new products each month, the chairman of Moncler said, as the luxury group kicked off Milan fashion week by revealing not one, but eight new collections.

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  • Bill targeting false service animals introduced in Hawaii

    HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers have introduced a law that would make it a crime to falsely present an animal as a service animal. The law introduced in January would make the act of falsely claiming an animal to be a service animal a misdemeanor offense, punishable by a maximum ...

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  • Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepared to flood the Capitol Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change laws before their legislative session ends. About ...

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  • Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting. "Let's do something for them!" one man yelled at the beginning of Republican Rep. Mike Coffman's town hall Tuesday night. Another participant ...

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  • Human rights groups say Mexico not investigating spyware claims

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of human and digital rights activists said on Tuesday that the Mexican government had failed to properly investigate allegations their smartphones were infected with spying software. They have asked for an independent investigation.

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  • Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks,' considers other steps after Florida shooting

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to ban an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute as he considers additional firearms restrictions after last week's school shooting in Florida.

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  • Human rights groups say Mexico not investigating spyware claims

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of human and digital rights activists said on Tuesday that the Mexican government had failed to properly investigate allegations their smartphones were infected with spying software. They have asked for an independent investigation.

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  • Human rights groups say Mexico not investigating spyware claims

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of human and digital rights activists said on Tuesday that the Mexican government had failed to properly investigate allegations their smartphones were infected with spying software. They have asked for an independent investigation.

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  • Australia resettles Cambodian activist's family as refugees

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia continued to work effectively with Cambodia, an Australian minister said on Wednesday after news that a murdered Cambodian political activist's family had been accepted as refugees. Kem Ley's wife and five children arrived in the Australian city of Melbourne from Thailand on Saturday, state officials ...

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  • Democrat picks up seat in special election for Kentucky legislature

    (Reuters) - A Democrat easily won a Kentucky House of Representatives special election on Tuesday, the 37th U.S. legislative seat flipped to the party from Republicans since Donald Trump's 2016 election as president, the Democratic National Committee said.

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  • Democrat picks up seat in special election for Kentucky legislature

    (Reuters) - A Democrat easily won a Kentucky House of Representatives special election on Tuesday, the 37th U.S. legislative seat flipped to the party from Republicans since Donald Trump's 2016 election as president, the Democratic National Committee said.

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  • Professor Amy Wax and the Brownshirts on campus

    Recently a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in league with a professor at the University of San Diego Law School made bold to write an essay for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her name is Amy Wax, and I have no idea what her politics might be. That she ...

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  • Video of gun owner's assault on an AR-15 goes viral after Florida mass shooting

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A video of a man cutting his semi-automatic weapon in half has gone viral following last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, prompting a social media movement decrying easy access to high-powered assault rifles.

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  • Video of gun owner's assault on an AR-15 goes viral after Florida mass shooting

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A video of a man cutting his semi-automatic weapon in half has gone viral following last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, prompting a social media movement decrying easy access to high-powered assault rifles.

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  • Video of gun owner's assault on an AR-15 goes viral after Florida mass shooting

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A video of a man cutting his semi-automatic weapon in half has gone viral following last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, prompting a social media movement decrying easy access to high-powered assault rifles.

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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Stop arguing, start protecting

    We are all wrestling with the tragedy and evil that came to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week. As a citizen and parent, I'd ask our leaders in the school system to focus on reality, not on theory or wishes. In the childlike part of our ...

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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Legislators must act on guns now

    As a retired school superintendent and former high-school principal, I was sickened by the images from the school shooting in Florida last week. As we all retreat into our respective positions regarding guns in America, I pose one question: Is change needed or do we accept the periodic slaughter of ...

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  • Ted Cruz stock rises with Trump base after amnesty 'betrayal'

    They aren't calling him "Lyin' Ted" anymore. Sen. Ted Cruz's stock is rising among members of President Trump's base who feel double-crossed after the president offered amnesty to illegals in the immigration debate. Some who opposed Mr. Cruz in his 2016 run for the White House are even clamoring for ...

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  • Judge tosses California law blocking actors' ages on website

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge has struck down a California law that restricts a popular Hollywood website from posting the ages of actors. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria ruled Tuesday that the law aimed at preventing age discrimination in the entertainment industry violated the free speech rights of ...

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  • Shawn Harrison fires Benjamin Kelly, aide who claimed school shooting survivors were actors

    A Florida state representative has apparently fired an aide who emailed a reporter a claim that two survivors of a South Florida school shooting were actors. Republican Rep. Shawn Harrison tweeted a comment that he didn't agree with the "insensitive and inappropriate comments" made by aide Benjamin Kelly. Kelly later ...

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  • Students find changing lawmakers' minds on guns isn't easy

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - South Florida students lobbying lawmakers for a ban on assault rifles after a school shooting that left 17 dead found Tuesday that it isn't easy changing the minds of Republicans who have for decades fought to expand gun rights, rather than restrict them. Students from Marjory ...

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  • Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks,' considers other steps after Florida shooting

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to ban an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute as he considers additional firearms restrictions after last week's school shooting in Florida.

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  • Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks,' considers other steps after Florida shooting

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to ban an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute as he considers additional firearms restrictions after last week's school shooting in Florida.

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