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Democrats withdraw offer to fund Trump's border wall

Democrats withdraw offer to fund Trump's border wallDemocrats said on Tuesday they had withdrawn an offer to fund U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, as tough negotiations over the future of young illegal immigrants known as "Dreamers" resumed in the Senate. A day after the end of a government shutdown linked to wrangling over immigration, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said he pulled the offer because of what he said was Trump's failure to follow through on the outlines of an agreement the two men discussed on Friday.



Factbox: Major school shootings in the United States

Factbox: Major school shootings in the United States(Reuters) - A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun inside his high school in rural western Kentucky on Tuesday, killing two fellow students and wounding 13 other youths before he was arrested.



Kentucky school shooting kills 2, wounds 13, teen arrested

Kentucky school shooting kills 2, wounds 13, teen arrestedBy Vernell Hackett BENTON, Ky. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun just before classes started at his high school in rural western Kentucky on Tuesday, killing two fellow students and wounding 13 other youths before he was arrested, the state's governor and police said. The shooter, who has not been officially identified, entered a common area at Marshall County High School in Benton shortly before 8 a.m. (1400 GMT), pulled out a pistol and began firing at students, witnesses told Kentucky media. The suspect will be charged with two counts of murder and multiple counts of attempted murder, the Kentucky State Police said.



U.S. author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88: family

U.S. author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88: familyLe Guin was the author of 20 novels, six volumes of poetry, 13 books for children, many short stories as well as literary criticism, according to her website. Le Guin continued writing well after she told her family she did not think she had the stamina to write even blog entries, her son said. "She was more or less never not writing," Theo Downes-Le Guin told Reuters.





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Nod to India's Female Lawmakers Highlights How Few There Are
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for only female lawmakers to address the Indian parliament on International Women's Day included silence because there weren't enough women to speak
Bank of England Chief: Won't Make Recommendation on EU Vote
Bank of England governor Mark Carney says the institution won't be making a recommendation on whether or not Britain should remain in the European Union
Talk of Beheading Strike Option Fans Koreas Tension
U.S.-South Korea exercises are a spring ritual on the Korean Peninsula, but this year's war games have a special twist: reports the troops massed south of the DMZ are training for a hypothetical "beheading operation" against Kim Jong Un himself
Police Say 15-Year-Old Raped, Set on Fire Outside New Delhi
Police say a 15-year-old girl is fighting for her life in a New Delhi hospital after being raped and set on fire on the rooftop of her family's home
The Latest: EU Lawmakers Warn on Asylum Issue
European Union lawmakers say they will keep a close eye on any EU deal to send thousands of migrants in Greece back to Turkey to ensure that people fleeing conflict are not denied asylum


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