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NRA head breaks silence to attack gun control advocates: 'They hate individual freedom'

Wayne LaPierre spoke at CPAC in the wake of the Florida school shooting, mounting an unrepentant defense of gun rights<p>How will gun control be discussed at a conference of conservatives this week? Follow developments in an experimental format for mobile<p>The head of the powerful National Rifle …

Guns

Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York said Wednesday that "many" people who commit mass murder turn out to be Democrats.<p>U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney made the remarks on Talk 1300 Radio during a discussion about calls for stricter gun control since last week's deadly …

Guns

Kentucky Democrat Wins Special Election To Reclaim Seat After Lawmaker's Suicide

The wife of a Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson, who killed himself last year amid allegations of sexual assault, has lost a bid to replace her late husband, with a special election returning to the woman Johnson unseated.<p>Democrat Linda Belcher — who lost to Johnson in a Trump wave that swept …

Nonprofits

Florida Legislature rejects weapons ban with massacre survivors en route to Capitol

<i>CNN will hold a town hall with the classmates and parents of victims in the Florida school shooting as well as members of the community. "Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action" will air live at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday.</i><p><b>Tallahassee, Florida (CNN) —</b> The Florida state House on Tuesday …

Guns

Supreme Court lets California's 10-day waiting period for gun purchases survive

As the country grapples with gun violence in the wake of the Parkland shooting, which left 17 dead at a Florida high school last week, the Supreme Court decided not to review a gun-control law in California aimed at stopping impulsive shootings, ensuring the law will remain in effect — seven years …

Guns

Trump orders Sessions to propose rules banning 'bump stocks'

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he's ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose rules on banning so-called bump stocks. Trump made the …

Donald Trump

Illinois man to get mental health treatment after threatening Trump online

An Illinois man will get mental health treatment and substance abuse counseling after pleading guilty to making online threats against President Donald Trump.<p>Joseph Lynn Pickett of Edwardsville was also ordered to spend six months behind bars for the June threats, though he's already served the …

Mental Health

California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia denies groping accusations

A California state lawmaker at the forefront of the #MeToo movement faces a growing number of sexual misconduct allegations herself. Four former …

Latin America

China furious after man steals thumb from terra-cotta army statue

Chinese authorities are demanding "severe punishment" for a man who allegedly stole a terra-cotta warrior statue's thumb on display in the U.S., according to China's state-owned Xinhua news agency.<p>The statue dates back to 209 B.C. and is worth $4.5 million. It is one of 10 Chinese terra-cotta …

Stole

No evidence Corbyn was a communist spy, say intelligence experts

Researchers say archives suggest claims made against Labour leader are unfounded<p>Communist-era files from the intelligence agency of Czechoslovakia provide no evidence that Jeremy Corbyn was ever a spy or agent of influence, experts and academic researchers who have reviewed the papers said on …

United Kingdom

Clarence Thomas accuser calls for his impeachment

A woman who has accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment has written an article recounting her allegations in which she …

Ted Kennedy

The Supreme Court Has Declined To Hear Two Appeals From Gun-Rights Advocates

In the wake of the Florida school shooting, gun control advocates — led by survivors of the shooting — have called for new laws to prevent similar tragedies in the future. They’re making enough noise that even conservative politicians like Marco Rubio are beginning to change their tune. In what …

Guns

Kelly increasingly isolated as Porter scandal rages on

The chief of staff has been left to shoulder the blame over the failure to remove the former staff secretary, who held only an interim security clearance.<p>Turbulence in this West Wing is typically generated by President Donald Trump, but for the past week, it’s been chief of staff John Kelly — the …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Ghana’s first president accurately predicted what Africa’s former European colonizers would do

Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has attracted international attention for emphasizing how important it is for Ghana to have a greater degree of sovereignty in its dealings with international partners. Less discussed is how much his impactful critique of aid dependency borrow from the ideas and …

Africa

Trump taking tougher stance on Russia nuclear threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday announced it will continue much of the Obama administration's nuclear weapons policy, but take a more aggressive stance toward Russia. It said Russia must be convinced it would face "unacceptably dire costs" if it were to threaten even a limited …

North Korea

Russia Is Developing An Underseas Nuclear Torpedo That Some Analysts Are Calling A ‘Doomsday’ Weapon

Over the last year, the Russian military has ramped up its activities in both disputed areas as well as international waters. While some in the Oval Office don’t seem to be in a hurry to confront Russia, the Department of Defense issued a report Friday which includes the startling revelation that …

Military

Archaeologists found thousands of hidden structures in the Guatemalan jungle — and it could re-write human history

Using state-of-the-art laser technology, archaeologists uncovered over 60,000 previously unknown Maya structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle, including foundations for houses, military fortifications, and elevated causeways.<p>Archaeologists could barely contain their excitement about the …

Archaeology

Trump Just Shot Himself in the Foot

It would be easy to compare Congressman Devin Nunes’s release of a declassified memo on purported surveillance abuses to Geraldo Rivera opening Al …

Donald Trump

Development of Nazi torture centre into flats sparks fury in Germany

Relatives of victims who faced terror at Hamburg’s Gestapo HQ protest at scant memorial to past<p>The relatives of some of the thousands of Nazi victims who were tortured and murdered in the Hamburg headquarters of the Gestapo have accused authorities and property developers of insulting their memory …

Adolf Hitler

Federal Reserve Just Handed Investors Their Worst Nightmare

Janet Yellen just gave over-exuberant investors a nightmarish parting gift: a hint of an increasingly inflation-fighting Fed led by incoming chair …

Investing

CDC director resigns over conflicts of interest

<b>By Lena H. Sun | Washington Post</b><p><i>Click here if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile device</i><p>The director of the Centers for Disease …

Brenda Fitzgerald

US 'desperately' needs new infrastructure: Top steel CEO

Jim Cramer speaks to Nucor Chairman and CEO John Ferriola about Chinese steel dumping and President Donald Trump's agenda as it relates to steel.

Jim Cramer

House Speaker Paul Ryan says release the Nunes memo, but leave Robert Mueller alone

House Speaker Paul Ryan defended special counsel Robert S. Mueller III on Tuesday even as he supported the release of a Republican memo about classified surveillance that could undermine the investigation into Russian interference with the presidential election.<p>"This is a completely separate matter …

Donald Trump

Border Patrol Faces Backlash From Aid Groups Over Migrant Deaths

As lawmakers in Washington consider a path forward on immigration policy, the debate is playing out along desolate stretches of the southwestern border where at least 7,209 people have died while crossing illegally over the past 20 years.<p>A report by the aid group No More Deaths claiming that Border …

Immigration

Huge Dinosaur Found in Egypt Is First of Its Kind

The newfound species offers a rare glimpse into the final chapter of the age of dinosaurs in Africa.<p>When it comes to looks, the long-necked dinosaur <i>Mansourasaurus shaninae</i> isn’t all that remarkable. But the new species of sauropod is still turning heads among paleontologists.<p>Discovered in Egypt, …

Paleontology

California politician will seek sale ban on Elon Musk’s Boring Company flamethrower

So much fuss over a little ol’ flamethrower<p>Elon Musk’s plan to sell 20,000 people a $500 flamethrower branded with the name of his Los Angeles-based tunnel-digging venture, The Boring Company, has hit a roadblock. In a statement issued today and published on Twitter by <i>Los Angeles Times</i> report Liam …

Elon Musk

All The Rules, None Of The Voting Rights: EU Lays Out Plan For Brexit Transition

Ever since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the big question has been what departure will actually look like in March 2019, when the breakup kicks in.<p>Hard Brexit? Soft Brexit? Delayed Brexit?<p>Now, Britain has asked for an extension of sorts, a "transition period" to ease out of …

United Kingdom

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping down

WASHINGTON — FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who has been attacked by President Donald Trump, stepped down Monday, multiple sources familiar with the matter told NBC News.<p>McCabe will remain on the FBI payroll until he is eligible to retire with full benefits in mid-March, the sources said.<p>One …

Donald Trump

This 40 Year Old Antibiotic Could Fight Back Against The Worst Superbugs

We'd forgotten all about it.<p>As scientists look for new ways to tackle the growing problem of drug-resistant bacteria that evolve to resist our …

Medicine