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A spokesperson for Delta told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that only 13 tickets have been sold under the group travel discount for the NRA. Delta discontinued the NRA's special arrangement February 24 in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Delta announced on Saturday it would no longer give discounts to NRA members travelling to Dallas in May for the organization's annual meeting. That is not the case. But Bastian said the Georgia-based company stands by its decision to cut ties with the NRA despite backlash from state lawmakers, who passed legislation in retaliation Thursday to kill tax exemptions on jet fuel Delta uses.
"We can not continue to allow large companies to treat conservatives differently than other customers, employees and partners", Cagle wrote in an opinion piece published by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"Our decision was not made for economic gain and our values are not for sale", Bastian said.
The state's Republican-dominated House and Senate both overwhelmingly approved the bill, which removed a sales tax exemption on jet fuel.
Republican Gov. Nathan Deal criticized the Delta controversy as an "unbecoming squabble" but said he would sign the broader tax measure in whatever form it passed. "We are called on to listen to all voices and draft policies to benefit Georgia". He said Delta had "tried to interfere in the legislative process".
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The NCAA's ruling can not change the accomplishments or the excitement generated by our Cardinals basketball team. Not long after, Pitino was ousted by the university - but not before filing a wrongful termination lawsuit.
Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, a Republican who is running for governor, said companies can't "attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back". United Continental Holdings Inc. made a similar move, while companies including Symantec Corp., Hertz Global Holdings Inc., Avis Budget Group Inc. and MetLife Inc. also ended relationships with the gun-rights group.
Deal and House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, raised concerns that the national political flame-fanning by some lawmakers didn't help Georgia's image, particularly at a time when it is courting Amazon, hoping to become home to the tech giant's second headquarters.
Democrats in Georgia sided with Delta in the battle and said the decision to end the exemption shows the GOP cares more about playing to their base than helping the state's economy.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat, sent Delta CEO Ed Bastian a letter Wednesday, praising him for his "courage standing up to" the NRA following the shooting that left 17 people dead.
When it comes to other states courting the airline to fly its business elsewhere, here's what the governor says about one of the states largest job providers: "I think Delta knows better than that".
Others who took similar steps include vehicle rental firms, banks, insurance companies and another major airline, United (American made clear it never offered a discount program).
Danny Rose , never one to mince words, was extremely vocal about his displeasure of how the VAR was implemented in the match. Asked how the system could be improved, Rose said: "I honestly have no idea but what I experienced was not good at all".
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Buffett said he keeps his hands off investment decisions by Combs and Berkshire's other investment deputy, Ted Weschler. For the full year, Berkshire reported $44.9 billion net income, or $18.22 per Class B share.
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She also won fans for her scene-stealing performance in Notting Hill as the zany sister of Hugh Grant's character, Honey. Curtis' wife, broadcaster Emma Freud , was among one of the first to pay tribute to the couple's "beautiful friend".
Speaking of reminders, in the coming weeks, you'll also be able to set location-based reminders using your smart speaker. While the capabilities were first unveiled in 2017, Google announced the availability of Routines in a Friday blog post.
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A day later on Tuesday, the petition had more than 222,000 signatures. "They (Kim and Park) bring such a shame to our nation". Unaware of the requirement, she had not met it. "They are great, great kids and they just lapped it up", he told reporters.
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The update also includes new outfits and snapshot filters and Nintendo added that more new outfits will be released in the future. It's a great way to make use of all the fun secret areas you discovered while playing through the game the first time.
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An Indian character is causing Apple devices to crash
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Sony Corp. to Launch an AI-based Taxi-Hailing Service in Japan
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