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Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls

Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceSurvivors of a Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead have travelled to the state capital to press lawmakers to take more action on gun control.About 100 students arrived in Tallahassee hours before the state legislature rejected a ban on assault rifles like the one used in the attack.They are due to stage a rally at the statehouse later and meet legislators.It is the first organised protest of the youth-led anti-gun movement that has swept the US since the attack.Under pressure to act, President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed a move to ban devices that can enable rifles to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute. This bump-stock accessory was used by a gunman in Las Vegas to kill 58 concert-goers last year.Six radical ways to stop US school ...
Damian Lillard leads late rally in Portland Trail Blazers' win over Miami Heat

Damian Lillard leads late rally in Portland Trail Blazers' win over Miami Heat

Sports
MIAMI -- The Miami Heat bench players, particularly Udonis Haslem, playfully acted as if they had fainted while watching a strong first-half shooting effort by teammate Wayne Ellington. In the second half, the Heat wilted -- for real. C.J. McCollum scored a game-high 28 points and Damian Lillard came alive late as the Portland Trail Blazers rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to defeat Miami 102-95 on Wednesday night at American Airlines Arena. Lillard, who has scored more than 30 points 10 times this season, had been held to nine points through three quarters. But he finished with 18 points to help Portland (14-13) snap a season-high five-game losing streak. "You almost hate (Lillard) having a pedestrian box score going into the fourth quarter," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said of L...
In line with rally in litecoin & bitcoin, this cryptocurrency soars 140% in 3 days

In line with rally in litecoin & bitcoin, this cryptocurrency soars 140% in 3 days

Finance
NEW DELHI: After remaining in a range of $ 0.15-$ 0.25 for the past six months, another cryptocurrency ripple spiked over 141 per cent in the past three trading sessions till December 13. The digital currency surged to $ 0.58 on December 14 from $ 0.24, according to the data available with coindesk.com. Cryptocurrency litecoin has also soared over 100% during the same period. With the sudden spike in the prices of ripple, it recently overtook litecoin in terms of market capitalisation. Ripple is fourth biggest cryptocurrency after bitcoin, ethereum and bitcoin cash. Ripple has a maket capitalisation of around $ 22 billion, whereas bitcoin, ethereum and bitcoin cash have a market cap of $ 279 billion, $ 72 billion and $ 30 billion, respectively. Bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin have soa...
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors rally past New Orleans Pelicans

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors rally past New Orleans Pelicans

Sports
NEW ORLEANS -- Stephen Curry scored a team-high 31 points, and Nick Young and Klay Thompson combined for 18 points in the fourth quarter as Golden State erased a 20-point halftime deficit and defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 125-115 Monday night at the Smoothie King Center. The Warriors (19-6) trailed by as many as 21 points late in the second quarter and by 20 at halftime. The comeback was their second best of the season. They overcame a 24-point deficit against the Philadelphia 76ers on Nov. 18. The Warriors, who have beaten New Orleans in 20 of the past 21 meetings, outscored the Pelicans 76-46 in the second half after trailing 69-49 at the half. New Orleans (12-12) was led by Jrue Holiday's season-high 34 points and E'Twaun Moore's career-high 28 points. Thompson scored 22 points and ...
Ashes: England's James Vince makes 83 before Australia rally in first Test

Ashes: England's James Vince makes 83 before Australia rally in first Test

Sports
First Ashes Test, Gabba, BrisbaneEngland 196-4: Vince 83, Stoneman 53Australia: Yet to batScorecardEngland's James Vince made 83 before Australia fought back on day one of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.Vince added 125 for the second wicket with Mark Stoneman either side of a 95-minute delay for rain at the Gabba.But Vince was run out by Nathan Lyon's superb direct hit, in between Pat Cummins bowling Stoneman for 53 and trapping captain Joe Root lbw for 15.England, the Ashes holders, closed on 196-4, with Dawid Malan 28 not out and Moeen Ali unbeaten on 13.Live Ashes reaction - text & Test Match Special commentaryThe tourists battled hard after winning the toss and losing Alastair Cook in the third over, perhaps determined not to be blown away in the manner that saw them defeated 5-0...