Companies that have cut ties with the NRA, at a glance

People sign up at the booth for the National Rifle Association (NRA) at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., on Friday. (REUTERS)
Updated 24 February 2018
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Companies that have cut ties with the NRA, at a glance

NEW YORK: US companies that have partnered with the National Rifle Association to offer discounts and benefits to its members have begun to distance themselves from the gun lobbying group after the latest school shooting.
Following is a list of some of the companies that have cut ties or distanced themselves from the NRA:
First National Bank of Omaha — The bank announced that it would not renew a co-branded Visa credit-card with the NRA.
The Hertz Corp. — The rental car company ended its discount program for NRA members.
MetLife Inc. — The insurer terminated discounts that had been offered to NRA members on the NRA website
Enterprise Holdings Inc. — The car rental company that also owns Alamo and National cut off discounts for NRA members.
Symantec Corp. — The software company that makes Norton Antivirus technology ended its discount program with the NRA.
Chubb Ltd. — The insurer announced it was ending participation in the NRA’s gun-owner insurance program, though it provided notice three months ago.
Best Western — The hotel chain told multiple social media users that it was no longer affiliated with the NRA, though it did not say when that decision was made.
Wyndham Hotels — The hotel chain told social media users it is no longer affiliated with the NRA without specifying when that decision was made.


At least 12 dead in Mali attack — sources

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At least 12 dead in Mali attack — sources

  • Militants claiming allegiance to Daesh have been clashing with local groups
  • Mali’s unrest stems from a 2012 Tuareg separatist uprising which was exploited by militants

BAMAKO: At least 12 Tuareg civilians died Tuesday in an attack in eastern Mali, a region hit by chronic unrest between local tribes and jihadist militants, sources said.
About 200 people, many of them civilians from the Fulani and Tuareg tribes, have been killed in the area this year.
Militants claiming allegiance to Daesh have been clashing with local groups backing a French security force and the Malian army.
The attack took place 45 kilometers (28 miles) west of Menaka, according to a local official, a security source, and a statement by former rebels in the Movement for the Salvation of Azawad (MSA).
“Armed men on motorcycles killed at least 12 civilians,” the official said, citing a resident of the town who claimed to have seen the bodies.
The official, who asked not to be named, added that “for now we do not know exactly who did it. I don’t know if it was the result of a dispute between tribes or a terrorist act.”
The security source said some of his sources spoke of 12 dead, while others put the toll at 16.
The MSA statement said “armed individuals on motorcycles had executed 17 civilians” from two Tuareg camps.
Mali’s unrest stems from a 2012 Tuareg separatist uprising which was exploited by militants in order to take over key cities in the north.
The extremists were largely driven out in a French-led military operation launched in January 2013.