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Worst US mass shooting underlines incurable social ills Worst US mass shooting underlines incurable social ills
- October 06, 2017

But after our country witnessed another tragic mass shooting this week - perhaps the worst in USA history - we feel an obligation to speak out against the immorality of congressional inaction. According to a 2012 Guardian article, the U.S. has the highest ownership of guns in the world - about 42 percent of Americans own one. The best chance our nation has at fixing our gun problem is creating policies targeted toward specific at-risk groups, some of which may not address guns at all - for ... (more...)
India Extends Help To Bhutan Against Chinese Threats India Extends Help To Bhutan Against Chinese Threats
- October 06, 2017

Thwarted in its last attempt, China has now shifted its unused road construction material North and East of the face-off site. The Air force chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa on Thursday confirmed the presence of Chinese troops in the area. (more...)
The leader of the The leader of the "Frente al-Nusra" seriously wounded
- October 06, 2017

He added that "support and flirting with terrorists by the USA colleagues is the main obstacle preventing the complete destruction of the IS in Syria ". About it reports "Interfax" with reference to the statement of the defense Ministry. In the video released on social media Tuesday, one of the captured men identifies himself. (more...)
USA interior secretary raised political funds on government trip USA interior secretary raised political funds on government trip
- October 06, 2017

Zinke has said all his actions have obeyed the law, dismissing concerns about his travel as "a little B.S." He took a charter jet home to Montana after to "meet the great governor of the great state of Montana", a flight that cost taxpayers $12,375. (more...)
White House open to restricting 'bump stocks,' spokeswoman Sanders says White House open to restricting 'bump stocks,' spokeswoman Sanders says
- October 06, 2017

Sanders' comments came hours after Trump urged the Senate Intelligence Committee - which is now focused on an ongoing investigation into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian operatives - to instead investigate "the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!" Sen. (more...)
Las Vegas shooting: Congress reacts to massacre Las Vegas shooting: Congress reacts to massacre
- October 06, 2017

Mrs Clinton tweeted: "Our grief isn't enough". But if the Federal Bureau of Investigation says to delay they may have to wait a few more business days and if the Federal Bureau of Investigation says deny, the person will walk out without a gun. (more...)
Mueller team questions ex-spy on Trump dossier Mueller team questions ex-spy on Trump dossier
- October 06, 2017

While Trump and his apologists have repeatedly dismissed the contents of the dossier as "fake news", CNN notes that the intelligence community took the dossier "seriously enough that they kept it out of a publicly-released January report on Russian meddling in the election in order to not divulge which parts of the dossier they had corroborated and how". (more...)
NY gun laws do not allow 'bump stocks' NY gun laws do not allow 'bump stocks'
- October 06, 2017

A semi-automatic weapon can be converted into an automatic weapon with some devices, or by altering the gun in certain ways. Bump firing is a technique, however, and it can also be done without the relatively low-priced device. On Wednesday, top Republicans in congress said they'd be open to banning them . "As a gun owner and a staunch supporter and defender of the Second Amendment, I believe that the recent tragedy in Las Vegas prompts a congressional review of bump stocks and similar ... (more...)
Mother accused of setting 4-year-old on fire in bathtub Mother accused of setting 4-year-old on fire in bathtub
- October 06, 2017

Amelia Di Stasio made her initial appearance in court Thursday. The smoke detector had been removed and placed underwater, and a pet guinea pig had was found drowned in a cage next to the tub, according to Fox 6. The board also offered details of the game, in which the cannibals "like to bathe in oil", Fox 6 News reported. Detectives arrested Di Stasio later that day after an officer saw her walking down the street, WITI reports. (more...)
Trump Says Military Gathering Might Be `Calm Before the Storm' Trump Says Military Gathering Might Be `Calm Before the Storm'
- October 06, 2017

Trump gave no hint what he could be referencing. "Maybe it's the calm before the storm", Trump said, according to an NBC News video. While Trump never revealed what storm might be coming or why he thinks anything related to his tumultuous presidency could be described as "calm", he did finally tell reporters that "you'll find out" one day what he's talking about. (more...)
Las Vegas shooter looked into hotel room across from larger music festival Las Vegas shooter looked into hotel room across from larger music festival
- October 06, 2017

Sheriff Lombardo was asked by a reporter if he thought Paddock had carried out the attack alone. According to Lombardo, Danley remains the only person of interest in this case. The devices are legal under USA law, even though fully automatic weapons are for the most part banned. TMZ also reported the news. Ms Danley said Paddock had bought her an airline ticket to visit her family and wired her money to purchase property there, leading her to worry he might be planning to break up with ... (more...)
Cardinal George Pell's committal hearing date set for March Cardinal George Pell's committal hearing date set for March
- October 06, 2017

Numerous details from Friday's hearing cannot be reported for legal reasons, but Magistrate Belinda Wallington said all witnesses would be allowed except five, meaning up to 50 could be called. He entered the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday flanked by police and media as a small group of placard-waving protesters yelled from the sidewalk. (more...)
Nick Xenophon quits Canberra, aims to seize power in SA Nick Xenophon quits Canberra, aims to seize power in SA
- October 06, 2017

Crossbench senator Nick Xenophon has announced that he is resigning from the federal Senate to run in the South Australian seat of Hartley in the 2018 state election. He said he had "a very good case", but that he will leave federal parliament "irrespective" of the judgement. Xenophon's announcement comes ahead of next months' determination by the High Court of whether he has been eligible for election to Senate due to holding British citizenship via his Cypriot father; if ruled ... (more...)
Data breach found on White House chief of staff John Kelly's cellphone Data breach found on White House chief of staff John Kelly's cellphone
- October 06, 2017

Politico reported, citing three unnamed USA government officials, that Kelly's personal cell phone was compromised potentially as early as December 2016. An official said Kelly didn't use the personal phone often since assuming his position in the White House, though Politico said hackers may have been able to access information during Kelly's time as secretary of Homeland Security. (more...)
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...)

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