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Google reveals how America really feels about guns in two maps

• Gun control is a prominent political issue, especially in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14, which claimed 17 lives. • Google Trends maps show which states search more for “gun control” and which search more for “gun shops.” • In the past year, […]
Google reveals how America really feels about guns in two maps
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From South Korea to Syria, 32 countries don’t have a US ambassador

President Donald Trump has appointed ambassadors to 61 countries since assuming office. But 32 other nations are still without an American ambassador. See which countries below. President Donald Trump has not yet nominated an ambassador to 26 countries, including some of America’s most crucial geopolitical allies such as Saudi Arabia, […]
From South Korea to Syria, 32 countries don’t have a US ambassador
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The FedEx and UPS feud over NRA ties is escalating

UPS and FedEx are publicly sparring over their respective ties to the National Rifle Association. FedEx declared “the NRA uses UPS” after thousands of customers urged them to cut ties amid calls for stricter gun control. UPS hit back saying that unlike FedEx, it does not offer special rates for […]
The FedEx and UPS feud over NRA ties is escalating
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North Korea is so short on money it’s selling its much-needed electricity to China

China is buying electricity from North Korea and will reportedly pay between $US60,000 and $US100,000 a month. North Korea has persistent power shortages and much of the country plunges into darkness at nighttime. Selling its much-needed electricity indicates sanctions are hurting North Korea’s cash reserves. Despite persistent power shortages, North […]
North Korea is so short on money it’s selling its much-needed electricity to China
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Mexico’s president called off a White House visit after Trump refused to say publicly that Mexico won’t pay for the border wall

Mexico’s president will reportedly no longer visit the White House after he argued with President Donald Trump over his long-promised border wall. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto attempted to persuade Trump to publicly admit that Mexico won’t pay for the border wall. Trump promised repeatedly during his 2016 presidential campaign […]
Mexico’s president called off a White House visit after Trump refused to say publicly that Mexico won’t pay for the border wall
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Former top Homeland Security official is leaving the Trump administration

Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke is reportedly stepping down in April. Duke briefly became acting secretary of the department after John Kelly took on a new role as White House chief of staff. Duke is believed to have expressed reservations over a controversial immigration policy after being pressured by […]
Former top Homeland Security official is leaving the Trump administration
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Russian oligarch indicted by Mueller reportedly ‘secured permission’ from Kremlin before mercenaries in Syria attacked US forces

Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Russian oligarch, was in contact with Kremlin and Syrian officials before Russian mercenaries he’s thought to control attacked US forces in Syria, The Washington Post reported. Russian mercenaries fighting on behalf of the Syrian government attacked US forces in a massive battle earlier this month. Prigozhin was […]
Russian oligarch indicted by Mueller reportedly ‘secured permission’ from Kremlin before mercenaries in Syria attacked US forces
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Disaster diplomacy governs who gets help after catastrophic events around the world

Recent emergencies in the Asia Pacific show countries respond to disasters in line with their existing political alliances. This pattern is called “disaster diplomacy,” according to an expert who spoke with Business Insider. Disaster diplomacy was evident after Taiwan’s earthquake and during the Maldives’ state of emergency, as leaders made […]
Disaster diplomacy governs who gets help after catastrophic events around the world
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Ivanka Trump is doomed to draw comparisons to a North Korean ‘princess’ at the Olympics — here’s how the two women known for their ‘charm offensive’ strategies actually match up

Ivanka Trump will arrive in South Korea for the Winter Olympics‘ closing ceremonies on Friday. Her appearance is sure to spark comparisons to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, who drew media attention earlier on in the Olympics for her role as a cheerful propaganda pusher. […]
Ivanka Trump is doomed to draw comparisons to a North Korean ‘princess’ at the Olympics  —  here’s how the two women known for their ‘charm offensive’ strategies actually match up
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Gun control really works — here’s the science to prove it

There are more than 38,000 gun deaths in the US every year, and approximately 85,000 non-fatal injuries. Despite some restrictions on gun research, scientists have sought to evaluate how certain policies affect gun deaths. Policies that seem to reduce rates of gun violence include stricter background checks, limiting access to […]
Gun control really works — here’s the science to prove it
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5 charts that show how powerful the NRA is in the US

The National Rifle Association represents less than a fifth of all American gun owners, yet it remains one of the most powerful gun rights lobbies in the United States. For decades, the NRA has successfully blocked federal action – including government-funded gun violence research and a proposed assault weapons ban […]
5 charts that show how powerful the NRA is in the US
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5 charts that show how powerful the NRA is

The National Rifle Association represents less than a fifth of all American gun owners, yet it remains one of the most powerful gun rights lobbies in the United States. For decades, the NRA has successfully blocked federal action – including government-funded gun violence research and a proposed assault weapons ban […]
5 charts that show how powerful the NRA is
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Sarah Sanders gave a cryptic answer about a forthcoming ‘incident’ while being grilled over Trump’s stance toward Russia

The White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested on Tuesday that news reports will surface “in the coming days” demonstrating how “tough” President Donald Trump has been on Russia. Sanders’ took questions after Trump’s weekend firing off an unprecedented barrage of tweets about the Russia investigation. Sanders said multiple […]
Sarah Sanders gave a cryptic answer about a forthcoming ‘incident’ while being grilled over Trump’s stance toward Russia
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Trump goes on tweetstorm blasting Obama over Russia’s election meddling and Putin

President Donald Trump is attacking former President Barack Obama over the Obama administration’s response to Russia’s meddling in the US’s 2016 presidential election. A senior Obama administration official has been quoted as saying the administration “choked” when dealing with Russia. Trump has been largely conciliatory toward Russia, but he has […]
Trump goes on tweetstorm blasting Obama over Russia’s election meddling and Putin
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20 incredible photos from one of the most legendary war photographers of all time, who was killed on assignment during the Arab Spring

Photojournalist Chris Hondros was killed while photographing the conflict in Libya in 2011. He was a renowned photojournalist who covered the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Sierra Leone, Egypt and elsewhere, believing it was his responsibility to bring the story of those impacted to the world. His childhood friend and […]
20 incredible photos from one of the most legendary war photographers of all time, who was killed on assignment during the Arab Spring
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Trump suggests FBI failed to look into Florida shooting suspect because it was ‘spending too much time’ on the Russia investigation

President Donald Trump said the FBI “missed” warning signs about the suspected Florida shooter and was “spending too much time” on the Russia investigation. The bizarre theory has been floated by prominent far-right Twitter users in recent days. The FBI employs roughly 35,000 people and works on multiple investigations simultaneously. […]
Trump suggests FBI failed to look into Florida shooting suspect because it was ‘spending too much time’ on the Russia investigation
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Video shows buildings swaying violently during a massive earthquake in Mexico

A massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday afternoon. Video footage showed the terrifying scene inside buildings. Footage of the massive earthquake that hit a southern state in Mexico on Friday showed the terrifying scene from inside several buildings. The magnitude of the earthquake […]
Video shows buildings swaying violently during a massive earthquake in Mexico
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Why North Korea sent hundreds of cheerleaders to the Olympics

North Korea sent 22 athletes to the 2018 Olympics and hundreds of cheerleaders to support them. Suki Kim, a writer who spent months undercover in North Korea, explains what’s really going on behind this “army of beauties.” Following is a transcript of the video. Suki Kim: “The Army of Beauties,” […]
Why North Korea sent hundreds of cheerleaders to the Olympics
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‘You weren’t there, you don’t know how it felt’: Students from the Parkland high school shooting rebuke a Fox News contributor for politicized tweets amid tragedy

Students from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people hit back at a popular conservative personality who tweeted politically-charged messages on Twitter. Some students drew upon their experience and called for some sort of change in gun legislation. Students from the Parkland, Florida high school where a […]
‘You weren’t there, you don’t know how it felt’: Students from the Parkland high school shooting rebuke a Fox News contributor for politicized tweets amid tragedy
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These are the 20 aircraft carriers in service today

Despite aircraft carriers’ immense cost, the Navy believes there is no replacing a well-armed, aircraft equipped, sovereign piece of US territory, powered by dual nuclear reactors. Former Defence Secretary William Cohen was fond of saying that without “flattops” the US has “less of a voice, less of an influence.” Evidently, […]
These are the 20 aircraft carriers in service today
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This timeline shows exactly how the Parkland shooting unfolded

On February 14, 2018, a gunman opened fire at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The deadly school shooting left 17 students, faculty, and staff members killed, and another 17 injured. This timeline, constructed from The Broward Sheriff’s Office official records and surveillance footage, outlines how the […]
This timeline shows exactly how the Parkland shooting unfolded
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Over 10,000 private Twitter messages from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have been leaked — read Assange’s thoughts on Hillary Clinton, Russia, and Chelsea Manning

A leaked trove of Twitter messages sent by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was obtained by The Intercept. They cover a host of issues from 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to Russian geopolitics. Highlights from the release are below. More than 11,000 private Twitter messages between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and […]
Over 10,000 private Twitter messages from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have been leaked  —  read Assange’s thoughts on Hillary Clinton, Russia, and Chelsea Manning
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Jacob Zuma has resigned as president of South Africa

Jacob Zuma stepped down with immediate effect late Wednesday night. In a TV address to the nation he gave up the presidency after nine years. His party, the ANC, had made clear they wanted him out earlier that day. Jacob Zuma has resigned as president of South Africa. The resignation […]
Jacob Zuma has resigned as president of South Africa
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Top intelligence chiefs issue a dire warning about the Kremlin’s ongoing efforts to influence the US, defend against Trump’s attacks on the FBI, and explain what happened with a shady Russian offering dirt on Trump

The leaders of six top US intelligence agencies testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday for its annual “Worldwide Threats” hearing. China and North Korea were big topics of discussion, but lawmakers and officials focused most on Russia’s election interference and ongoing influence operations. The Senate Intelligence Committee grilled […]
Top intelligence chiefs issue a dire warning about the Kremlin’s ongoing efforts to influence the US, defend against Trump’s attacks on the FBI, and explain what happened with a shady Russian offering dirt on Trump
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South African President Jacob Zuma is reportedly being fired by his own party

South Africa’s ruling party reportedly decided on Tuesday to remove President Jacob Zuma from his position. After a 13-hour party meeting, Deputy President Cyril Rampahosa told Zuma on Monday to resign or face being ordered out of his role. Zuma has been a controversial president since taking office in 2009 […]
South African President Jacob Zuma is reportedly being fired by his own party
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A major American gunmaker embroiled in controversy reportedly plans to file for bankruptcy — and Trump’s election may have been the final nail in the coffin

Remington Outdoor Co., one of the largest and the oldest gunmaker in the US, is planning to file for bankruptcy protection, Bloomberg reports. The gunmaker has faced criticism following a class-action lawsuit that claimed an allegedly defective Remington rifle resulted in at least two dozen deaths. Remington’s sales also took […]
A major American gunmaker embroiled in controversy reportedly plans to file for bankruptcy  —  and Trump’s election may have been the final nail in the coffin