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2017 in Photos: Wrapping Up the Year

As the year comes to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2017. Among the events covered in this essay (the last of a three-part photo summary of the year): California wildfires, the resignation of Robert Mugabe, the funeral of a Thai king, …

Top 25 News Photos of 2017

The past 12 months have been eventful, to say the least. From Donald Trump’s new presidency to the enormous Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh; the devastating effects of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria; violent clashes between nationalists and protesters in the U.S.; ongoing struggles …

University of Florida

In the wake of recent mass shootings, pro-gun legislation is still making its way through Congress

Weeks after the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and two months after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, a piece of gun legislation is making its …

2017 deemed deadliest year for mass shootings in modern US history

As a new year inches closer, Americans reflect on the devastating events that made 2017 the deadliest year of mass shootings in modern U.S. history.<p>According to Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit organization that continuously tracks gun-related death and injury reports based on official records, …

The moral questions in the debate on what constitutes terrorism

Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old man, has been accused of detonating a pipe bomb strapped to his body in a New York subway, injuring four people on the …

ATF on "bump stocks": On second thought ...

More than two months after their use in the worst mass shooting sprees in US history, Congress still has not acted on “bump stocks” — and now they …

Guns

Las Vegas Shooting Causes Spike In Victims Of Crime Claims

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Tuesday that the claims made stemming from the Oct. 1 shooting exceed all of last year's total.<p>LAS VEGAS, NV …

Las Vegas

New York to adapt New Year's Eve security after botched suicide bomb | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York police will adjust security plans for the traditional New Year’s Eve celebrations attended by hundreds of thousands of revellers in Times Square after a botched suicide bombing in a subway tunnel beneath the famous district, the city’s counterterrorism chief said on …

These top Google searches of 2017 are depressing AF

They include hurricanes, sexual harassment and death<p>America’s top Google searches have one thing in common: bad news.<p>Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer and …

Matt Lauer

Guess what the hottest Google searches were for 2017?

Boy do we have a deep-seated fascination with famous people in trouble.<p>The top trending Google searches for what’s been a roaringly raucous calendar …