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Delta United Airlines become latest companies to cut NRA ties

Delta, United Airlines become latest companies to cut NRA tiesDelta Air Lines and United Airlines on Saturday became the latest major corporations to sever marketing ties with the National Rifle Association as the fallout from last week's massacre at a Florida high school took its toll on the gun advocacy group. 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 U.S. gun laws. The NRA responded by saying its members were being punished, but would not be intimidated, by what it called "a shameful display of political and civic cowardice" from some corporations.


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New US tax law brings Warren Buffett a nice check 29 billion

New US tax law brings Warren Buffett a nice check: $29 billionBerkshire Hathaway, the holding company of US billionaire investor Warren Buffett, received a stunning $29 billion check last year from the US government, thanks to a new tax law that massively lowered corporate tax rates. In his much-anticipated annual letter to shareholders, Buffett explained that the company's net gain of $65.3 billion in 2017 was only partly due to his employees' efforts. "Only $36 billion came from Berkshire's operations," he wrote.


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Prestigious US colleges wont reject students who protest guns

Prestigious U.S. colleges won't reject students who protest gunsMany school districts officials have threatened to suspend high school students who take part in nationwide gun control walkouts and other demonstrations called by survivors of the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Such disciplinary action can sometimes hurt a student's chances of getting into a preferred college.


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Turkey urges world to say stop to EGhouta massacre

Turkey urges 'world to say stop to E.Ghouta massacre'Turkey called on the international community to end the "massacre" in the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta hit by intense regime bombardment ahead of a UN Security Council vote on Saturday. "The regime is committing massacres in Eastern Ghouta," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Twitter. "The world should say stop to this massacre together," Kalin said.


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YouTube aposreprimands InfoWarsapos for promoting Florida school shooting conspiracy theory

YouTube 'reprimands InfoWars' for promoting Florida school shooting conspiracy theoryA far-right site known for its false and outlandish conspiracy theories has reportedly been reprimanded by YouTube after it posted a video which suggester survivors of the Florida school shooting were actors. InfoWars' biggest YouTube account, The Alex Jones Channel, is reported to have received one strike from the video-sharing site for the video. YouTube’s community guidelines stipulate the account will be shut down altogether if it gets three strikes in the space of three months, a source told CNN.


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