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Half the World's Gun-related Deaths Occur in Just 6 Countries, Including the U.S.

A new study tracking gun-related deaths found that just six countries, all located in the Americas, accounted for more than half of all firearm …

El Salvador

'Off the charts': National-security experts sound the alarm after Trump moves to selectively declassify the Carter Page FISA application

Former law-enforcement officials and national-security experts sounded the alarm on Monday after the White House announced that President Donald Trump had ordered the immediate declassification of select portions of an FBI application to surveil a former Trump campaign aide.<p>The warrant to monitor …

National Security

Supreme Court Ruling Means Thousands Of Deportation Cases May Be Tossed Out

The Trump administration's push to deport more immigrants in the country illegally has hit a legal speed bump.<p>For years, immigration authorities have been skipping one simple step in the process: When they served notices to appear in court, they routinely left the court date blank. Now, because of …

News

Elon Musk is building a spaceship that's so ambitious that some experts are calling it 'science fiction.' Here's what SpaceX and its engineers are up against.

In December, a giant white tent appeared at the Port of Los Angeles. A routine permit suggested that SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, was using the roughly 20,000-square-foot $500,000 facility as a "storage tent."<p>But Musk revealed the tent's true purpose a few months later. Inside, …

BFR

Internet Sleuths Are Hunting for China’s Secret Internment Camps for Muslims

The country is using high-tech methods of repression, but even the simplest tech may be enough to expose them.<p>Citizen journalists and scholars are in a race against time, scouring the internet for evidence before the Chinese government can erase it. Since last year, the country has been sending …

Technology

By announcing California's first satellite launch, Gov. Jerry Brown ends climate summit with a cosmic boom

When Gov. Jerry Brown said California should launch its own satellite in the 1970s, the plan was considered so far-fetched that critics dubbed him Gov. Moonbeam.<p>But on Friday, Gov. Moonbeam struck back. Brown concluded his climate change summit promising the state would send its own satellite into …

Jerry Brown

Six irrefutable pieces of evidence that prove climate change is real

Here's everything you need to know<p>Climate change is often treated as a political issue, but it shouldn't be.<p>The facts are these: The climate of our planet is changing at a pace unlike anything seen in the natural fluctuations traced across geological records, and scientists have overwhelmingly …

Environment

Beijing Is Foisting a White Elephant on Hong Kong

The world’s longest sea bridge runs across the mouth of the Pearl River, connecting Hong Kong to its fellow special administrative region, Macau, to …

Hong Kong

Carlos Ramos returns to umpire's chair after Serena Williams row as statistics back him up

As the now famous umpire Carlos Ramos prepared for his first match since the controversial US Open final, a new set of figures showed that men have received almost three times as many code violations as women in the past 20 years of grand-slam events.<p>Ramos was due to officiate on Friday in the …

Serena Williams

These May Be the World’s 10 Riskiest Housing Markets

Housing market dangers are “especially acute” in Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and Sweden, Oxford Economics said, noting this has historically posed a …

Housing Market

New deficit numbers shred Republican talking points on tax breaks

It’s been a few months since Larry Kudlow, the director of the Trump White House’s National Economic Council, boasted that the U.S. budget deficit …

Taxes

Nearly 30% of all opioid prescriptions lack medical explanation

<b>(CNN) —</b> How large a role do doctors play in the opioid crisis? Nearly 30% of all opioids prescribed in US clinics or doctors' offices lack a documented reason -- such as severe back pain -- to justify a script for these addictive drugs, new research finds.<p>In total, opioids were prescribed in almost …

Prosthetics

Free-market failure: Hongkongers need the government to fix the housing crisis, now

When I first saw the news that a local developer was building flats of just 123 square feet, I was overcome with a powerful cocktail of emotions. The …

Hong Kong

Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule the World and How to Take It Back – review

Along with his friend, the anti-corruption activist Roman Borisovich, the journalist Oliver Bullough has recently been acting as a guide on London “Kleptocracy Tours”. Adapting the open-top bus principle, groups of sightseers are taken on a journey through the capital that showcases the north …

North London

Uber Real Estate is Now Disrupting Real Estate With Their Uber Model

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Uber Real Estate has announced the launch of Uber Real Estate services. Uber Real Estate is disrupting …

Real Estate

Thousands of mental health professionals agree with Woodward and the New York Times op-ed author: Trump is dangerous

Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear," describes a "nervous breakdown of Trump's presidency." Earlier this year, Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" offered a similar portrayal.<p>Now, an op-ed in The New York Times by an anonymous "senior White House official" describes how deeply the troubles in this …

Mental Health

GOP Ignores that Brett Kavanaugh Likely Lied Repeatedly Under Oath

One would think that honesty and integrity would be the most basic requirements for a nominee to the country’s highest court. By those standards, …

Brett Kavanaugh

Housing costs eat up more income in LA than in any other major U.S. city

A new report illustrates how unaffordable homes have become<p>A new analysis from Zillow underlines how difficult it is for low-income, and even middle-income buyers to afford housing in Los Angeles.<p>Comparing typical rental prices to the incomes of residents in Los Angeles and Orange counties, the …

Real Estate

The Higher Education Bubble Is Bursting — And That's A Good Thing

<b>Useless Degrees:</b> A good indication of a tightening labor market is the fact that several major corporations have dropped their college degree …

Higher Education

Should Teachers Be Armed? These PSAs Use Dark Humor to Argue It’s Not the Best Idea

President Trump felt the wrath of gun control advocates earlier this year when he suggested that teachers carry guns during school to prevent mass …

Comedy

Rental Glut Sends Chill Through the Hottest U.S. Housing Markets

Seattle is known for its hip neighborhoods, soaring home prices, and being home to Amazon.com Inc., the world’s most valuable company. So why is its …

Real Estate

This (Literally) Ancient Exercise Will Tone Both Your Upper And Lower Body

Do this tried-and-true move consistently to improve your balance and tone all over.<p>A Turkish Get Up is an over-200-year-old exercise that wrestlers of ages past used to build all-over strength. The “TGU,” as it's often abbreviated, works your whole body (upper, lower, and core!) and significantly …

Prenatal Development

Yes, America Benefits From All Immigration—Legal and Illegal

For many Americans, the killing of Mollie Tibbetts is all the more tragic because the person who confessed to murdering the 20-year-old University of …

Immigration

The Illness Is Bad Enough. The Hospital May Be Even Worse.

When she moved from Michigan to be near her daughter in Cary, N.C., Bernadine Lewandowski insisted on renting an apartment five minutes away.<p>Her daughter, Dona Jones, would have welcomed her mother into her own home, but “she’s always been very independent,” Ms. Jones said.<p>Like most people in their …

Medicine

Wife of Former N.R.A. President Tapped Accused Russian Agent in Pursuit of Jet Fuel Payday

WASHINGTON — For the young Russian gun rights activist studying in the United States, it would have been an unimaginably rich payday: $1 million to help broker the sale of Russian jet fuel to an American middleman. All she had to do was secure the fuel.<p>So the activist, Maria Butina, whom American …

U.S. Politics

Police seized $10,000 of a couple’s cash. They couldn’t get it back — until they went public.

Tonya Smith referred to June 9 as a “highway robbery.”<p>But the traffic stop by West Virginia state troopers and seizure of thousands of dollars in cash and gift cards was lawful.<p>Under a little-known legal tool called civil forfeiture, the government can permanently take a person’s property if an …

Crime

Anatomy of a scam: how rich Chinese gamed Canadian immigration

When unlicensed immigration consultant Xun “Sunny” Wang was jailed in 2015 for masterminding the biggest immigration fraud in Canadian history, it …

China

Google Reportedly Bought Your Banking Data in Secret, and That's Not Even the Bad News

In a post-capitalistic world that seems very specifically and violently designed to rip off the poor for the benefit of the rich, spending money is …

Privacy

Thousands of Vietnamese, including offspring of U.S. troops, could be deported under Trump policy

Robert Huynh is the son of an American serviceman, although he never knew his father. His mother is Vietnamese, and he was conceived during the Vietnam War. In 1984, nine years after the last American troops left the country, 14-year-old Huynh moved to Louisville with his mother, half brother and …

Immigration

LA home prices drop for the first time since January

Have housing costs reached their limit?<p>For the first time since January, home prices in Los Angeles County fell month-to-month in July, according to a new report from CoreLogic.<p>The median sale price for the month was $607,500, down 1.2 percent since June, when home prices soared to a record-high …

Real Estate