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Congress must act to deal with gun insanity (Letters)

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Sarotte said fully automatic weapons can be purchased, but they are not easy to get. So when voices everywhere - from the conservative blogosphere to Washington , D.C., - condemned some responses to Sunday's tragedy in Las Vegas as tactlessly politicized, their argument came across a bit flat. Read More »

House passes $4.1T budget plan

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Democrats blamed the Senate for its decision to "waste this opportunity to get this right". Already there are doubts that Senate Republicans will stick to the plan on taxes. But Republicans didn't buy it. "It's my duty as a legislator to read the constitution myself and when I read it it's very clear", said Neville. Read More »

NFL players kneel during the national anthem

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We need more positive athletes who are not afraid to "voice" their opinion. He is responsible for his team, so If they don't stand, it reflects on him. They received death threats. As a society, we must acknowledge that this is a legitimate reason to want to show contempt toward those players who kneel during the anthem, but we must not forget that the flag does not represent only what our veterans do for the nation. Read More »

European Union takes Ireland to court over Apple's €13bn tax windfall

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In August 2016, the Commission ruled the USA tech giant should hand over unpaid taxes, saying it had received illegal state aid in a judgement that was fiercely criticised by Dublin. "It is our view that tax is national competence; it is a matter for this parliament, not a European matter". "In fact, the ruling enabled Amazon to avoid taxation on three quarters of the profits it made from all Amazon sales in the EU", Vestager said. Read More »

Egypt Ordered 30000 Weapons From North Korea

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The news comes after USA officials warned Egypt customs that the vessel was headed towards Egyptian waters with unknown cargo in August 2016. Customs found more than 30,000 rocket-propelled grenades of North Korean production, hidden under bins of iron ore. Read More »

President Trump plans to "decertify" Iran nuclear deal next week

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Ahead of the October 15 deadline, several officials familiar with White House deliberations told AFP Trump has made it clear he does not want to certify Iran's compliance with the accord. Mr. Trump has been expected to withdraw certification of the nuclear deal since he declared at the United Nations General Assembly two weeks ago that the agreement was " embarrassing to the United States ", and that he had made up his mind what to do about it. Read More »

Russians Reportedly Used Anti-Virus Software to Steal US Cyber-Weapons

Russian hackers stole data belonging to the National Security Agency ( NSA ) about America's cyber defense from the home computer of a us government contractor, according to people familiar with the matter. Kaspersky products have broad access to files and elevated privileges on the computers on which they are installed. Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke advised the agencies "to develop plans to remove Kaspersky software from government systems in the bext 90 days". Read More »

Women's prison escapees caught at Edmonton escape room

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Rebecca Liaw, who owns the escape room in downtown Edmonton, said two women entered the business 8:30 p.m. and said they have never been inside an escape room. "Punny headlines really do write themselves", Liaw said with a laugh. Four more police officers joined and proceeded to put the women in handcuffs. Read More »

Motive still a mystery in deadly Las Vegas shooting rampage

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Almost two days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern us history , what set off the 64-year-old high-rolling gambler and retired accountant remained a big question mark Tuesday. Lombardo said that law enforcement has spent the last three days questioning those who know Paddock. The Agency Reuters with reference to representatives of the us government has told about psychological problems at hand. Read More »

Top House Dem: Time for Pelosi To Move On

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Clyburn, 77, has been in Congress since 1993 and served as House majority whip when Democrats controlled the House from 2007 to 2011, and as "assistant Democratic leader" since 2011. When asked if the Democratic Party should keep the same leaders after the upcoming midterm elections, Sanchez said no. Sanchez told reporters from The Washington Post , who were conducting the interview on C-SPAN's "Newsmakers", that although she thinks there is talent within the Democratic caucus, it is time ... Read More »

Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend unaware of shooting plan

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Reports say he sent her the money so she could buy a house but Ms. Danley says she was anxious because she thought it was a way for him to break up with her. "He manipulated her to be completely as far away from this and safe when he did this", Eric said. Speaking to Seven News in Australia , the women said they were in complete shock to discover their sister had arrived in the Philippines two weeks ago. Read More »

Yankees will start Gray in game one of ALDS

Some of the most iconic pictures from the Cleveland Indians' 2016 postseason run weren't even images of the actual team . A new one, the only one, is about to begin. Rather, with the Cleveland Cavaliers still enjoying their championship hangover, several members of Cleveland's professional basketball team opted to cheer on their baseball counterparts in-person - in a very public display. Read More »

USA announces returning to the moon as a top priority

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Then, Vice President Mike Pence picked Scott Pace to serve as executive director of the National Space Council-a Moon-first guy. Pence, recalling his wonder at space watching a black-and-white television in IN and seeing shuttle launches as a member of Congress, vowed a new age of discovery, but he also called American leadership beyond earth as "vital to our national security. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Revives Bush-Era Crime Plan

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reversing the Justice Department's policy that protected transgender employees from discrimination , under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Under the Obama administration, Attorney General Eric Holder issued a policy memo explaining that the federal government's approach on this issue had "evolved" over time. Read More »

Vegas Shooting: Police Release Body-Cam Footage of Officers at the Scene

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Marilou Danley , the longtime girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock , is once again a person of interest in the deadliest shooting in modern USA history. In a statement made via her legal counsel, Danley claimed that she had not spoken publicly before now because she was cooperating with the authorities. Read More »

US Rep. Marsha Blackburn Launches Senate Bid

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While Crissy and I will always be grateful for all of the encouragement and support to run for the United States Senate, I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for Senate in 2018. "And yes, I stand when I hear the Star-Spangled Banner". Bob Corker, who will not seek re-election. Blackburn, however - in a clear appeal to the frustrated Republican base that has yet to see the majority party deliver on a single major agenda item - is doing the opposite, saying she would work to ... Read More »

Southern Methodist University fraternity suspended for hazing allegations

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The chapter can no longer host events at its house in the 3000 block of SMU Boulevard, and all belongings must be removed by 3 p.m. Saturday, SMU said in the letter. It was able to return in 2011. Southern Methodist University has suspended a fraternity accused of forcing new members to eat hot peppers, red onions and milk until they threw up. Read More »

Canada Removes Holocaust Memorial Plaque That Does Not Mention Jewish People

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The omission echoes another carried out by Trudeau early in his tenure as prime minister- in 2016 he was criticised for failing to mention Jewish people specifically in his statement marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Heritage Minister explained that the Holocaust Memorial Museum "is a place in memory of six million Jews and another five million victims who were murdered during the Holocaust". Read More »

Two dead in horrific crash involving Waterloo police

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The driver of the truck wasn't injured. Inspector Michael Haffner says police had attempted to stop the vehicle and investigate the circumstances but the vehicle failed to stop. The collision happened around 10 a.m. near Highway 6 and Campbellville Road. It's not clear when it will reopen. The SIU is an arm's-length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Read More »

Trump's massive tax plan is already hitting some big roadblocks

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Even before lawmakers began, Republican Senate leaders were steadfastly opposed to it. They are still discussing and they are reaching some conclusions. It's also worth noting that Republicans and Democrats have just as few friends who are independents as friends in the opposing party. Whether it's a fair reading of what happened this week or not, voters in a handful of swing Senate districts are going to be inundated next year with a simple message - GOP intransigence and an ... Read More »

Army sergeant 'tampered with parachute in bid to kill his wife'

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Both former Army officer Victoria's main and reserve parachutes failed at Netheravon Airfield on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, on April 5, 2015. Cilliers, who has served with the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineer regiments since 2005, denies two counts of attempted murder and criminal damage reckless as to whether it endangered life. Read More »

McDonald's employee caught serving Happy Meals with side of cocaine

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Authorities said Frank Guerrero made eight sales of cocaine to an undercover officer in increasingly larger quantities, amounting to almost $10,900 worth of the drug. He had been working at the restaurant for eight years. Five other sales were conducted in the McDonald's parking lot. Twenty-six-year-old Frank Guerrero worked at the 24-hour McDonald's location along Bruckner Boulevard for about eight years, the Daily News said. Read More »

MNS workers protest against Elphinstone stampede, bullet train project

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Clad in his regular white kurta pyjama and wearing sun glasses, Thackeray was speaking from a temporary stage that was creating on two trucks outside the Churchgate station as police did not give permissions for the protests. "I, like most citizens of the country trusted Modi and he has violated that trust". MNS protesting in Mumbai for better rail infrastructure. "But if there is no change in the system of government, then our next rally will not be peaceful". Read More »