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A pause in the shouting: Obama, critics connect at CNN's town hall on guns

<b>(CNN) —</b> A president who has vowed to politicize gun control and critics who believe he's determined to confiscate their weapons came face-to-face Thursday in a rare respectful and reasoned interlude in one of America's most poisoned political debates.<p>For once, the nation's bitter, polarized …

Guns

President Obama is reportedly about to announce new executive action on guns

The changes, which could come as soon as next week, would include requiring more small-scale gun sellers to be licensed and to conduct background check whenever selling a weapon, Politico reported.<p>Additional measures would impose tighter rules for reporting guns that get lost or stolen on their way …

Guns

Obama tries to ease anxiety over terrorism with Oval Office address

President Obama said Sunday that recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., show that the threat of terrorism to the United States has entered a new phase, but he vowed that the nation will ultimately defeat the Islamic State and other militant groups.<p>“The threat from terrorism is real, …

Terrorism

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

California Gov. Jerry Brown Declares ‘Open Season’ On Second Amendment Rights

Everyone who lives in the northeastern portion of California who is a hunter knows that October 10 marked the beginning of duck season.<p>It seems that the date didn’t go unnoticed by the governor of California either.<p>Instead of declaring it to be “open season” on ducks, Gov. Jerry Brown has …

Guns

How Much a Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit Costs

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The Tribe That Won’t Stop Killing ISIS

Its members have been massacred on several occasions, but ‘The Family of the Tiger’ fights on.<p>ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — Forces of the so-called …

Middle East

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

Newcastle University

Winchester Ammo named in personal injury suit

A box of Winchester Ranger 5.56 ammunition.<p>Winchester Ammunition has been named in a personal injury lawsuit filed this month by a Dearborn policeman …

The military’s secret military: Green Berets, Navy SEALs and the special ops you’ll never know about

A handful of elite soldiers are carrying out hush-hush missions across the globe, and their numbers are growing<p>You can find them in dusty, sunbaked badlands, moist tropical forests, and the salty spray of third-world littorals. Standing in judgement, buffeted by the rotor wash of a helicopter or …

TSA finds record number of guns in US airplane carry on luggage

67 firearms found in week ending 17 September – 56 of them loaded Record comes after Congress opens hearing on security test failures<p>US airport security agents discovered a record 67 firearms in luggage passengers intended to carry on to airplanes during one week in September, according to the …

Flying

Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast …

Middle East

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Army kicking out decorated Green Beret who stood up for Afghan rape victim

EXCLUSIVE: The U.S. Army is kicking out a decorated Green Beret after an 11-year Special Forces career, after he got in trouble for shoving an Afghan police commander accused of raping a boy and beating up his mother when she reported the incident.<p>The case of Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland now has …

Does the Constitution Guarantee Citizenship to Anyone Born in U.S.?

"End birthright citizenship," wrote Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump in his new policy paper on immigration.<p>"No sane country would give automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants," the paper states, noting that Democratic Senator Harry Reid of Nevada took a similar …

Immigration

Lamborghini's Newest Supercar Is Insane—And So Is Its Name

Perhaps the only thing Lamborghini likes more than building bedroom poster supercars is building special editions of those bedroom poster …

Pentagon report: Russia is deploying new, specially modified air-defense systems to the Arctic

According to the FMSO, the Kremlin is looking to place short-to-medium range antiaircraft SA-22 Pantsir-S1 battalions at Murmansk by the Norwegian border and at unspecified locations in the east of Russia facing both the US and Japan.<p>The twin-barreled Pantsir is a staple of Russian air defense, the …

Prepping for the Zombie Apocalypse with Backyard Knife Forging

After Foundry editorial director Sean Ragan gave me a knife for my birthday this year, forged from a length of steel wire cable, I fell down a rabbit hole into the world of knife-making videos. The backyard knife forging “scene” on YouTube is its own strange little maker subculture.<p>Here’s a video …

8 Pieces of Extreme Survival Gear

From heated wetsuits and waterproof down jackets to handheld gadgets, these items are designed to help you survive when all else fails<p>Let's face it, the comforts of modern life can easily make us forget just how wild our planet truly is. And whether we like to think about it or not, emergency …

Cascadia

Los Angeles just passed a major gun control law

The ordinance prohibits Los Angeles residents from possessing a handgun or rifle magazine that fits more than 10 rounds.<p>Residents would have 60 days after the law takes effect to remove, sell or transfer such magazines from city limits in compliance with state law, or surrender them to the LAPD.<p>The …

Appeals court upholds doctor-patient gun law

For the second time in little more than a year, a federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a controversial Florida law that restricts doctors from asking …

10 Things That Should Be In Your Emergency Kit

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Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

Obama backs Australia's gun laws while condemning latest mass shootings in US

In a podcast interview with Marc Maron, Obama talks Charleston and says there is ‘no other advanced nation on Earth’ that tolerates such frequent mass shootings<p>US president Barack Obama has pointed to the effectiveness of Australia’s gun laws while lamenting the US’s apparent tolerance for frequent …

Guns

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …