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Trump silent on gun control after the Las Vegas massacre Trump silent on gun control after the Las Vegas massacre
- October 06, 2017

He has called the massacre "an act of pure evil". Trump also met with about 100 medical professionals. She said Trump "was very comforting and like a father figure". Those killed were attending the final act of a three-day country music festival and were gunned down and "brutally murdered" when a man opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. (more...)
Deadline today for so-called Deadline today for so-called "Dreamers" to apply to stay in US
- October 06, 2017

Colorado Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/2y3PWyN ) that many public and private universities have provided these students with legal advice and covered the renewal fees through private funds. Activists have also accused DHS of misleading DACA recipients about how much time they would have to reapply. With less than 24 hours for the DACA renewal deadline, authorities revealed the numbers of applications that have been received, and there's still thousands who haven't filled one out. (more...)
Las Vegas shooting: Trump offers no solutions for mass shootings Las Vegas shooting: Trump offers no solutions for mass shootings
- October 06, 2017

He called the gunman "demented" and said "we're looking into him very seriously" before praising police in Las Vegas. Like Trump, Obama's response to the first mass shooting under his leadership - at Fort Hood in 2009 - was focused mainly on those grieving. (more...)
Russia Says Kills 7 Nusra Front Ringleaders in Syria Airstrike Russia Says Kills 7 Nusra Front Ringleaders in Syria Airstrike
- October 06, 2017

The statement was published on the group's Telegram channel. "As a result of the strike, the Nusra Front leader, Abu Muhammad al-Golani, sustained numerous shrapnel wounds and, having lost an arm, is in a critical condition, according to information from several independent sources", Konashenkov said. (more...)
President Trump visits Las Vegas in wake of shooting President Trump visits Las Vegas in wake of shooting
- October 06, 2017

If you want to buy a grandfathered machine gun, you need permission from local law enforcement, you have to pay $200, plus you must submit fingerprints and photos to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Reporting and commentary on guns, especially in the harrowing aftermath of mass shootings , is regularly muddled, and the press often conflates automatic weapons and semi-auto weapons. (more...)
NRA calls for crackdown on gun modification used by Las Vegas gunman NRA calls for crackdown on gun modification used by Las Vegas gunman
- October 06, 2017

John Cornyn (R-Tex.), who said on Wednesday that a hearing on bump stocks would be "worthwhile". President Donald Trump has not talked about bump stocks specifically, but did indicate this week that he's open to considering additional gun regulations. (more...)
House panel finds ground to impeach Sereno, junks similar rap vs Bautista House panel finds ground to impeach Sereno, junks similar rap vs Bautista
- October 06, 2017

Last week, Sereno filed before the House justice committee a letter asserting her right to confront and cross-examine witnesses against her. Reynaldo Umali, panel chairman, presiding over the hearing, said a one-third vote of House members may result in the rejection of the dismissal. (more...)
Las Vegas shooting suspect's girlfriend is 'person of interest', says sheriff Las Vegas shooting suspect's girlfriend is 'person of interest', says sheriff
- October 06, 2017

Paddock is accused of opening fire from a room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel Casino onto a country music festival, killing 59 people and injuring 527 people. "She was away so that she will be not there to interfere with what he's planning", her sisters said in an interview with Australia's Channel 7 News. (more...)
Motive for Las Vegas concert massacre baffles investigators Motive for Las Vegas concert massacre baffles investigators
- October 06, 2017

Marilou Danley , who was met by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents when she arrived at Los Angeles airport overnight, claimed she knew nothing about any plans for a massacre . "It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone", she said in a the statement read by her lawyer. Bodies covered in white sheets were still being removed from the festival grounds more than 12 hours after the massacre, and the scene was covered with the abandoned bags ... (more...)
Dems Urge Kushner, Ivanka Security Clearance Be Revoked Dems Urge Kushner, Ivanka Security Clearance Be Revoked
- October 06, 2017

Now, Rep. Elijah Cummings , a ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is asking the F.B.I.to look into Jivanka's e-mail use. Trump too had utilized a private email account, which was set up before she had joined the administration. The day after that report, Newsweek disclosed that Ivanka Trump had used a personal email account for government work on at least one occasion in February. (more...)
Germany Secure World Cup Spot Germany Secure World Cup Spot
- October 06, 2017

However, Löw's troops piled more pressure in the last five minutes of the first stanza and the hosts were lucky not to concede more goals going into the break. Josh Maggenis scored a consolation in stoppage-time. The woodwork comes to the rescue for Northern Ireland! The goal gave Germany the ability to relax and control the game, and the visitors slowed the tempo of the game to try and retain possession with less attacking impetus than in the opening minutes. (more...)
N. Korean workers process seafood in China for United States stores, restaurants N. Korean workers process seafood in China for United States stores, restaurants
- October 06, 2017

A new AP report states that American shoppers buying seafood at some popular stores may have unwittingly helped fund North Korea . The AP says about 3,000 are now employed at seafood-packing facilities in Hunchun, a northern China city just a few miles from the North Korean and Russian borders. (more...)
Yashwant Sinha shares dais with Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Tewari Yashwant Sinha shares dais with Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Tewari
- October 06, 2017

On the issue of the BJP top leadership trying to create a divide between him and his son, Jayant Sinha, who is a minister in the Modi government, Sinha jokingly said that there is no Agra Fort where I can be locked up. "I won't let the same happen (with economy)", Mr Sinha said on a TV channel. The context is controlled by circumstances. It is ridiculous to say I was chasing a job at the BRICS Bank: Why would I want a tutpoonjia (insignificant) post like that? The former Finance Minister ... (more...)
California Just Became a 'Sanctuary State.' Here's What That Means California Just Became a 'Sanctuary State.' Here's What That Means
- October 06, 2017

The president has yet to react to Brown's signing of the Sanctuary State bill but in the past has threatened to defund cities that defied his immigration directives. De Leon's bill cleared the Legislature with support only from Democrats. The policy also will limit the amount of personal information federal immigration officials can access on undocumented immigrants. (more...)
Rallies many, but not for us: Gauri Lankesh kin Rallies many, but not for us: Gauri Lankesh kin
- October 06, 2017

Fiery journalist Gauri Lankesh , who was shot dead by an unknown assailant outside her home in September, has been presented the Anna Politkovskaya Award 2017 posthumously along with Pakistani activist, Gulalai Ismail, who is fighting Islamic extremism in her country. (more...)
Europe steps up efforts to collect $15 billion from Apple
- October 06, 2017

The Trump administration has yet to publicly weigh in on the matter. The European Commission has referred Ireland to the Court of Justice over its failure to recover illegal tax benefits from Apple worth up to €13bn (£11.5bn). "Irish officials and experts have been engaged in intensive work to ensure that the State complies with all its recovery obligations as soon as possible, and have been in constant contact with the European Commission and Apple on all aspects of this process for ... (more...)
Marilou Danley: The girlfriend who 'loved' Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock Marilou Danley: The girlfriend who 'loved' Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock
- October 06, 2017

The girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock says she saw no signs he was planning "something terrible", and that she is "devastated" by the deaths and injuries he caused when he rained bullets down on an outdoor music concert. Investigators said something may have happened to Paddock between October 2016 and last month that compelled him to purchase more weapons. At the evening news conference, FBI Las Vegas special agent in charge Aaron Rouse said several hours of interviews ... (more...)
Russian Federation says Syria jihadist leader in 'critical condition' after strike Russian Federation says Syria jihadist leader in 'critical condition' after strike
- October 06, 2017

Leader of the Jabhat al-Nusra terror group (outlawed in Russia ), Abu Muhammad al-Julani, has fallen into a coma after an airstrike carried out by Russia's Aerospace Forces, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Thursday. Over the past months Russian Federation has claimed to have killed several top jihadist commanders. It controls most of the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib. (more...)
House Democrats announce support for $560M tax hike plan House Democrats announce support for $560M tax hike plan
- October 06, 2017

But in recent years, the gaps on several sets of political values in particular - including measures of attitudes about the social safety net, race and immigration - have increased dramatically. Back in 1994, 39 percent of Democrats thought the same thing - a 25-point uptick - while just a quarter (24 percent) of Republicans thought so, a 12-point drop in the two decades since. (more...)
Russian Hackers Compromised US Cyber Defense
- October 06, 2017

Confirming worries about the vulnerabilities and potential backdoors inherent in the Russian-made antivirus software, these hackers obtained computer code used by the NSA for spying on foreign networks, which not only diminishes the ability of USA cyber espionage efforts, but also gives the Russian government a potent weapon to deploy against the us and other countries. (more...)

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