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What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

They weren’t the first mass-shooting victims the Florida radiologist saw—but their wounds were radically different.<p>As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma centers in the …


As police investigate L.A. school shooting, parents and officials question how gun got into classroom

As police investigated a shooting at a Westlake middle school on Thursday, parents and local officials questioned how a 12-year-old girl apparently was able to get a semi-automatic pistol and smuggle it into a classroom.<p>Four students were injured in the shooting at Sal Castro Middle School, and two …

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit …

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As a powerful male CEO, I didn’t believe in the gender pay gap. Then I got stuck in a well.

As a powerful male CEO, for a long time I had trouble believing in the gender pay gap.<p>Women make less than men to do the same job? Or, men are more …

Jeff Bezos teaches his kids math with a strategy that's made Chinese and Singaporean students the best in the world — but it's unusual in the US

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon CEO and richest person in the world, has amassed his wealth by being creative and trying unorthodox ways of solving problems.<p>It seems he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, use the same approach for their children's education.<p>"We tried all sorts of things ... Mandarin lessons, the …


Denying 'sonic attacks,' Cuba names diplomats, releases medical record

<b>Havana, Cuba (CNN) —</b> The Cuban government apparently named for the first time some of the US diplomats who suffered health problems as a result of a series of mysterious incidents in Havana that US officials have described as attacks on their personnel.<p>The names of nine people identified as US …


Sex robot molested, destroyed at electronics show

The past year has seen a proliferation of sex robots, with plenty of accompanying controversy.<p><i>Robots, drones, flying cars? How Americans feel about</i> …


Protesters, Police Clash During Vote in Spain: Pictures


Mass Shooting in Las Vegas: Pictures


50+ killed in Las Vegas Strip massacre; suspect had 10 rifles, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stephen Paddock, who sent bullets and terror down on thousands attending a Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas, had an arsenal in his 32nd-floor hotel room and at his home 80 miles away, officials said.<p>Police recovered 23 guns from his Las Vegas hotel room and another 19 guns from Paddock's …

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Fox Launching On-Demand Service in Germany With Deutsche Telekom

Seven seasons of “The Walking Dead” will be available on-demand on Deutsche Telekom’s pay TV service from October when Fox launches its international …


Apple Eyes Culver Studios Office Space for Growing Video Unit (Report)

Apple is considering setting up shop in a renowned old-Hollywood address — the Culver Studios — as it expands its Apple Video operation. According to …

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Iraq declares end of caliphate after capture of Mosul mosque | Reuters

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque at the heart of Islamic State’s de facto capital Mosul, and the prime minister declared the group’s self-styled caliphate at an end.<p>Iraqi authorities expect the …


GOP lawmakers blast Trump's 'Morning Joe' tweets

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republican lawmakers were caught off-guard by President Donald Trump's personal attack on "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski Thursday, with several saying the remarks were unbecoming of his office.<p>On Thursday morning, while MSNBC's "Morning Joe" was on the air, Trump posted a …

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America leads the world in drug overdose deaths — by a lot

Another grim statistic in the opioid epidemic.<p>America has about 4 percent of the world’s population — but about 27 percent of the world’s drug overdose deaths.<p>That’s one of the startling conclusions from a recent report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Statista charted the …

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As Britain softens its Brexit aims, E.U. leaders say their doors are still open

BRUSSELS — European leaders have a message for Britons reeling from a shock election result: All is forgiven if London wants to abandon its divorce from the European Union.<p>The sentiment, voiced by France’s president, Germany’s finance minister and a host of Brussels diplomats, comes after British …


Now five men own almost as much wealth as half of the world’s population

While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich are absconding with the fruits of our labor<p>Last year it was eight men, then down to six, and now almost five.<p>While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich are absconding with our wealth, and the plague of inequality continues to grow. An analysis of …

Income Inequality

Doctors say US student freed by North Korea has brain damage

WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — An American college student who emerged from prison in North Korea in a coma has severe brain damage, but doctors don't know what caused it, a medical team treating him in Ohio said Thursday.<p>The doctors described Otto Warmbier as being in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" …

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Goodnight, sweet boy: Nhaveen dies without regaining consciousness

GEORGE TOWN: T. Nhaveen, the victim of a vicious assault at the hands of a group of teenagers on Saturday, has died.<p>The 18-year-old was pronounced …

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Gunman kills 2, shoots self at San Francisco UPS facility, police say

<b>San Francisco (CNN) —</b> The gunman who killed three men at a UPS facility in San Francisco and then killed himself has been identified as 38-year-old Jimmy Lam, said a source close to the investigation.<p>The victims were Wayne Chan, 56, and Benson Louie, 50, both of San Francisco; and 46-year-old …

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Tax evaders exposed: why the super-rich are even richer than we thought

Analysis of a massive trove of data – much of it leaked from tax havens – suggests that inequality levels across the world should be revised upwards dramatically<p>The statistics on inequality – those used, for instance, in Thomas Piketty’s bestseller, Capital in the Twenty-First Century <i>–</i> only include …

Income Inequality

Jeff Sessions: a poor, misunderstood man exempt from normal rules

Pity the amnesiac attorney general. The Senate intelligence committee is not the first time his good name has been tarnished by ‘appalling lies’<p>Jeff Sessions is an oft-misunderstood man. Time and again, he has found himself the innocent victim of dishonorable accusations that he, a plainly …

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Trump’s son seems to confirm Comey’s account of the president’s comments on the Flynn investigation

Soon after former FBI director James B. Comey testified that President Trump told him that he “hoped” the FBI would drop its investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the president's personal lawyer flatly denied that accusation and said Trump “never, in form or substance, …

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McCain's fuzzy questions for Comey leave observers puzzled

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain suggested that he was tired when he questioned fired FBI director James Comey on Thursday, a performance that lit up Twitter and the internet with unsparing criticism.<p>The 80-year-old Arizona Republican joked that maybe he shouldn't have stayed up late watching the …

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