A report from USA news site Axios said Trump has been inspired by the policies of Singapore, citing their low rates of drug use and their executions of drug dealers. "That's going to go a long way toward breaking down the barriers of stigma", said Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, the first lady of North Dakota, who once struggled with alcoholism and has turned her experience it into a push to combat opioid addiction.
Contradicting Ganguli, political analyst Pradip Bhandari says "cadre mobilisation, majority vote consolidation, aggressive campaign, Modi effect and power consolidation" have worked out for the saffron party. It was a huge turnaround for BJP, which had no MLAs in the 60-member House and had got only around 1.7 per cent votes in the assembly elections in 2013.
He was accused of killing his father, a police officer, and mother in a shooting inside a dormitory building in what a university police spokesman described as a "family-type domestic issue". Jordyn Hermani, editor of Central Michigan Life, said on Facebook Live on Friday afternoon: "The university is being evacuated building by building, except for the fourth floor of Campbell Hall , as it's a crime scene".
Secret Service officers said pedestrian and vehicular traffic was affected in the aftermath of the shooting. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania were in Florida when the incident occurred, but were expected back in Washington later in the day.
Seoul urged Washington and Pyongyang to give ground to allow for talks in the latest attempt to defuse the crisis over North Korea's weapons programmes. Yun told The Associated Press he will stand down as special representative for North Korean policy on Friday. Calling on the USA to soften its stance, Mr Moon also said Pyongyang must demonstrate willingness to abolish its nuclear weapons.
A global media watchdog on Friday warned European Union leaders against undermining the security of journalists in the wake of the murder of a Slovak investigative reporter gunned down in his home. Thousands marched in Bratislava and other Slovak cities on Friday, demanding swift action in response to a killing that has shocked the country and shaken its government.
A 19-year-old student suspected of killing his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory before running from campus was apprehended early Saturday following an intensive daylong search that included more than 100 police officers, some heavily armed in camouflage uniforms, authorities said.
Two of the dead were children, an 11-year-old in NY and a 6-year-old in Virginia. Airlines canceled more than 2,800 flights, mostly in the Northeast. One flight landing at Washington's Dulles International Airport on Friday experienced turbulence so rough that most passengers became sick and the pilots were on the verge of becoming ill, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Oregon State wraps up the regular season Saturday at Washington State. Tipoff is at 5 p.m. MST. "That quarter-and-a-half they were able to get rested could be big, potentially Sunday (if the Ducks make the final) but for sure tomorrow", Graves said.
Speculation is mounting over who will be invited to the May 19, 2018, royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle , with pundits guessing about the wedding guest list. Speaking on American talk show The Real on Tuesday (February 27), Mel B admitted the band would be attending the ceremony - news she was supposed to keep secret.
Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued in Montecito, Carpinteria and west of Goleta. However, modeling indicates "there is a risk for risky flash flooding, mud and debris flows", he warned. Total snowfall of 12 inches or more through Saturday will be possible in higher elevation mountain areas. Stephanie Myers, a spokeswoman for Heavenly Mountain Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe, estimated snow was falling at about 2 inches an hour.
Two senators from Islamabad will be selected by the National Assembly. Twenty-three PML-N candidates are contesting today's elections as independents after a Supreme Court judgement nullified all decisions taken by former PML-N head Nawaz Sharif, including issuance of party tickets.
The militants also destroyed a communication mast in the area cutting communication. The area has faced a series of attacks in the past two months that saw many communication masts destroyed. Two of the three injured officers suffered broken limbs while the other was shot in the backside. "The military would have help avert the attack", he said.
Coastal flooding alerts were issued from New Jersey to MA with winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings and high wind warnings in effect from the Northeast to the Mid-Atlantic, the National Weather Service said . The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey said it was securing cranes at a LaGuardia Airport construction project and it is making plans to use buses if airport trains at JFK or Newark airports are stopped because of the wind.
Turkey on January 20 launched Operation Olive Branch to remove YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin. The intense fighting had broken out in the afternoon between Turkish special forces units recently deployed in Afrin and the YPG, who mounted an ambush with the help of tunnels.
Then I try to make sense of it for you, with some jokes. "Well, he's finally doing something Obama never did", Colbert said. "But that needs to happen via due process, not through some bureaucrat who gets to preordain who gets what First Amendment and Second Amendment rights".
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India and Vietnam on Saturday signed three key memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in areas like economic and trade cooperation, agricultural exchanges, and atomic energy for peaceful purposes. "Vietnam is an important pillar in India's #ActEastPolicy and the two countries share civilization relationship spanning over 2000 years", he tweeted.
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All those involved are believed to be accounted for, deputies said. Guests are instead being directed to ski at Alpine Meadows for the time being. "In total, over 100 professional ski patrollers, emergency responders, and multiple avalanche rescue dogs responded to the incident", the Squaw Valley spokesman said.
All those arrested are now detained at Dublin garda stations. The Lidl and Centra stores were both closed on Friday amid staff and supply shortages due to the blizzard, the strongest to hit Ireland in 36 years. "The people who committed these contemptible acts do not represent the community of decent law abiding people, who I'm sure are as outraged as I am".
He did not mention the plan in either chamber, but told reporters his opinion has not changed. Kurt Erickson, president and CEO of the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program, said a one-day delay in taking up the bill had "frankly, made advocates opposing the bill nervous".
The second attack occurred when fighters opened fire on the army headquarters on the other side of town. Defence and security forces responded to the attacks, police said, and barricades were set up. French President Emmanuel Macron's office says he is following the situation and French authorities are urging French citizens to avoid the city center.
During Trudeau's first question period since returning to Canada, opposition MPs grilled him over the invitation issued to Atwal. Notably, Trudeau initially dodged the questions raised by the Opposition, but later, in a response to a question in the Canadian Parliament, defended Jean by saying, "Our professional, non-partisan public service does high-quality work and when one of our top diplomats and security officials says something to Canadians, it's because they know it to be true".
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are encouraged Congress will pass stricter gun legislation after a meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump . Surgeon General Jerome Adams talked about visiting his brother who suffered from addiction in prison. Also on the agenda: a question-and-answer session with Jim Carroll, the recently named acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.