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The Swiss own millions of guns, but have barely any gun deaths — here's what they do differently from the US

Switzerland is a country of chocolate, cheese, cuckoo clocks, and lots of guns. Right? Not quite.<p>The Swiss have often been touted by the National Rifle Association (NRA) as a standout example of a country with little gun control and a homicide rate near zero.<p>Citizens of the country have even …

Guns

How the Gun Lobby Rewrote the Second Amendment

Think the Constitution protects an individual right to own guns? For most of U.S. history, the courts disagreed.<p>After yet another gun-related tragedy, the U.S. is in the midst of a flurry of new efforts to control people’s access to firearms. As before, those efforts are running into serious …

Gun Control

The Secret to a Well-Made Bed

There’s nothing more satisfying than crawling into a well-made bed at the end of a long day: You peel back the layers of blankets, burrow down into …

Home Decorating

This Dramatic Bay Area Bathroom Remodel Is Giving Us Life

Designing a family home that feels both kid-friendly and timeless is no easy feat. Toss in a full-blown renovation, and things go from tricky to …

Forget the wall, Trump's plan would reshape US legal immigration dramatically

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The eye-popping numbers of potential new citizens and billions for border security got most of the attention when President Donald Trump's immigration proposal landed Thursday.<p>But while the noise about the "amnesty" for "wall" trade was the loudest, it obscured what actually …

Immigration

Looks like time’s up for New Jersey’s pension fund

When Phil Murphy becomes New Jersey’s 56th governor on Tuesday, he’ll face a stark choice: Ship all new tax dollars to the state pension fund and …

New Jersey

These are the 7 sources of protein you need in your daily diet

These are the 7 sources of protein you need in your daily diet<p>If you’ve wondered how to lose weight and gain some muscle mass, you know that the key …

Nutrition

OMG, I Want This House, Palm Springs (Photos)

The Daily Beast presents a look at one of the most insane houses in the world.<p>Intro: When it comes to design these days, all anyone can talk about is …

Palm Springs

The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2018

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> <i>UPDATE: This list, first published January 3, was updated with the news that former sheriff Joe Arpaio is entering Arizona's Senate race and state treasurer Josh Mandel is dropping out of Ohio's.</i><p>Republicans rid themselves of Roy Moore after his loss in Alabama's special election. …

Roy Moore
Government

These Are the 10 Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon Editors

2017 has been quite a year in the book world. We learned the inside scoop about the 2016 presidential election in Hillary Clinton’s <i>What Happened</i>, endured thought spirals and reward-incentivized mysteries with John Green in <i>Turtles All the Way Down</i>, and were even were treated to an in-depth look at …

Books

It’s not just scandal: Moore lost in Alabama because the GOP agenda is toxically unpopular

Republicans are now in trouble everywhere.<p>The easy thing for Republicans to tell themselves after the stinging loss of a Senate seat in Alabama is that they only went down to defeat because the party had the misfortune to nominate someone accused of preying on teenage girls.<p>And there is something …

Republicans

The GOP's $10,000 cap on property tax deductions and how it affects one congressional district

<i>“According to data direct from the IRS, allowing property tax deductions up to $10,000 — which I fought for and won — will cover nearly every taxpayer in the Third Congressional District.”</i> <b><br>— Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), in an opinion article, Nov. 18, 2017</b><p>A key feature of the House and Senate tax …

Retirement

The Plot Behind Saudi Arabia’s Fight With Qatar

In June, Saudi Arabia — along with two other Persian Gulf states and Egypt — picked a fight with Qatar, on the grounds that the country is funding Islamic terrorism. The move was almost satirical, given that Saudi Arabia itself has long funded the spread of fundamentalist Salafi Islam, which is …

Middle East

Here Are the House Seats Democrats Are Hoping to Win in 2018

Areas that flipped from Obama to Trump last year could flip again in the coming midterms.<p><i>Welcome back to House Party</i><i>, our column looking at the 2018 House of Representative races as midterms approach.</i><p>Democrats will have to face a choice in next year’s midterms: How should they handle the voters who …

Government

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

Republicans Are Throwing Away Their Shot at Tax Reform

There’s a manifest need to lower corporate tax rates—but instead of building consensus, the GOP is pursuing a bill that’s likely to be rolled back even if it passes.<p>America badly needs corporate tax reform.<p>The United States pretends to tax corporations heavily. But those heavy tax rates are …

Affordable Care Act

The Ketogenic Diet Is the Latest Buzzy Weight-Loss Plan—Here’s What a Day of Eating Actually Looks Like

There's no question the ketogenic diet, or keto diet, is generating tons of buzz these days, with more than 4 million #keto posts on Instagram and …

Weight Loss

Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the Civil War

On Monday, the retired four-star general and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asserted that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.” This was an incredibly stupid thing to say. Worse, it built on a long tradition of endorsing stupidity in hopes of making Americans stupid …

War

America's diplomatic vacuum in the Middle East sends its allies to Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Donald Trump took the oath of office in January there were great expectations among many of America's allies in the Middle East that he would be an improvement on his predecessor, someone they'd felt had gone from showing them tepid support to middling neglect.<p>President Barack Obama …

Middle East

50+ Impossibly Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Cooking has never looked so colorful.<p>Whether your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy or modern and sleek, these tile design ideas have you covered.

How to Style Your Coffee Table Like a Pro

This space isn't just for giant books anymore.<p>These decorating tips — from how to lay out a tray to arranging a personal collection — show you how to get a chic, stylish look for your coffee table.

Millennial workers care most about salary — here are the 9 highest-paying jobs for young people

To many people, money isn't everything.<p>But that's not how millennials see it — at least when it comes to their career.<p>According to U.S. News & World Report's latest ranking of the highest-paying jobs for millennials, more than 1,000 surveyed Americans aged 20 to 34 said salary is the most important …

Employment

After 50, Women Struggle to Find a Foothold at Work

Time out for family can carry a stigma; study finds evidence of discrimination<p>Anne Zacharias was nearly 50 years old when she retired from her job as a regional vice president with a national marketing company. She stopped working to be with her children more after years of long hours and frequent …

Discrimination

Sixteen Years After 9/11, How Does Terrorism End?

The current spasm of international terrorism, an age-old tactic of warfare, is often traced to a bomb mailed from New York by the anti-Castro group El Poder Cubano, or Cuban Power, that exploded in a Havana post office, on January 9, 1968. Five people were seriously injured. Since then, almost four …

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Real Estate

Read This Book. It'll Rattle You.

A scholar-analyst makes a historical case for the threat of a U.S.-China war.<p>Before settling in for pleasurable summer books, read Graham Allison's "Destined for War: Can America and China escape Thucydides's Trap?"<p>A warning label: It's going to scare the hell out of you.<p>It starts with the Athenian …

Geopolitics

Billionaire Betsy DeVos wants to scrap student debt forgiveness. Surprised?

The plan by the secretary of education represents the Trump administration’s multi-part assault on public education and the non-rich<p>When Donald Trump appointed Betsy DeVos secretary of education, America’s school-going people worried it was only a matter of time before she brought back debtors’ …

Education

What would happen if Donald Trump were impeached?

The latest whirlwind of news about Trump, Comey and Russia has again stoked the chorus for impeachment. Here’s how it might happen<p>Trump mired in more controversy over Comey scandal – live<p>Around midday on Monday, Congressman Al Green, a Democrat from Texas, held a press conference to call for the …

Donald Trump

Israel-Palestine: the real reason there’s still no peace

The possibility of a lasting deal seems as far away as ever – and the history of failed negotiations suggests it’s largely because Israel prefers the status quo<p>Scattered over the land between the Jordan river and the Mediterranean Sea lie the remnants of failed peace plans, international summits, …

Israel