Don Trapp

28 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | 1 Following | 1 Follower | @dontrapp3 | Keep up with Don Trapp on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Don Trapp”

The Civil War Almost Didn't End Slavery

On the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, we should reflect on the arduous battle to rid the nation once and for all of the …

Black History

Staggering Stats: There Have Been More Mass Shootings Than Days This Year

Despite only accounting for five percent of the global population, an astounding 31 percent of the world's mass shootings occur in the U.S.<p>That sobering statistic from the University of Alabama Department of Criminal Justice was again brought to the forefront Wednesday, when a couple killed at …

Guns

More US police charged with murder, manslaughter in 2015

Rampage killers led secret life, hiding plans and weapons

Early Wednesday morning, Syed Rizwan Farook asked his mother for the sort of favor grandmothers love to grant: A few hours of baby-sitting. Farook told her that he and his wife, Tashfeen, had a doctor's appointment and didn't want to take their 6-month-old daughter.<p>In an account of the conversation …

California

Officials: California Gunman was in touch with extremists

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — California gunman Syed Rizwan Farook had been in contact with known Islamic extremists on social media, a U.S. …

Extremism

The Latest: Thousands gather for vigil for California dead

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the mass shooting at a social service facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):<p>10:45 …

California

How Israel confronts Islamic State

Israel has grappled with terrorism for decades and may have lessons for the West as it moves against alleged jihadists within its own borders<p>The hang glider was barely visible in the late afternoon sky as it swept above the bristling Israeli military positions on the Golan Heights and towards the …

Israel

Tesla Looks To The Autobahn To Rev Up Sales, Says The Race Is On To Build Its Cheaper Car

Though Tesla Motors only offers one car today, the company is well on the way to becoming a three-vehicle company within the next few years. CEO Elon Musk confirmed before an audience in Germany that the company is “finalizing the detailed clay model of the Model X” SUV, expected to arrive at the …

Germany opened its immigration gates and the rest of Europe came pouring in

Guess who’s moving to Germany? Poland.<p>According to population numbers released by Germany’s statistics bureau, the number of foreigners living in the country has now reached a record 7.2 million and is growing at the fastest rate in in 20 years. Some 282,800 foreigners moved to the country between …

Europe

Here Are 4 Concerns About China That Have Investors Freaked Out Again

But should they be concerned?<p>Bank of America's Ting Lu lays out the four concerns and points out why they aren't as worrisome as markets think.<p>What investors should take note of however is that with economic indicators suggesting that growth is stabilizing the government is shifting their focus …

Spying row: Merkel urges US to restore trust at EU summit

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1022000/1022334_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524657364_3f048553c81e3fc398d321e337e626a1<p><b>Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has said it is "really not on" for friends to spy on each other, after allegations of US snooping on her phone</b> …

Surveillance

Buying frenzy could make Royal Mail sell-off most successful ever

The Royal Mail privatisation is poised to become the most successful in history after shares rose by nearly 40 per cent in the first day of trading on the stock market<p>Hundreds of thousands of private investors made an immediate profit of £280 in “frenzied” trading that triggered a systems meltdown …

Stock Markets

What Did The Arab Spring Cost? One Estimate Says $800 Billion

The Arab Spring unleashed massive, region-wide political turmoil, unseated longtime strongmen and it's still playing out. But what did it all cost?<p>A lot, according to a new report from the bank HSBC:<p>"Nearly three years on, the economic and human cost of the Arab Spring continues to mount. In the …

Edward Snowden says NSA surveillance programmes 'hurt our country'

Video clips posted to WikiLeaks website show former NSA analyst speaking for the first time since July asylum plea<p>The National Security Agency whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has said that the mass surveillance programmes used by the US to tap into phone and internet connections around the world are …

Study: 10 Percent of U.S. Youths Cause Sexual Violence

Females are just as likely to be perpetrators as males.<p><b>When you think rapist, you probably think of an adult male lurking in an alley and preying upon young women.</b><p><b>Not so fast, according to a new study published in today's JAMA Pediatrics that overturns many commonly held beliefs about sexual</b> …

Fifa head of ethics to gather World Cup 2018 and 2022 bid evidence

• Michael Garcia set for global talks over Russia and Qatar • Discussions may include England's failed tournament proposal<p>Michael Garcia, the head of the investigatory arm of Fifa's ethics committee, will begin a global evidence-gathering tour within the next fortnight to visit every country …

No. 2 US nuke commander suspended amid gambling probe

A U.S. Navy vice admiral has been suspended from his position as the second in command of U.S. Strategic Command and is under investigation for issues related to gambling, authorities said Saturday.<p>A senior defense official confirmed that Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, the deputy commander of Strategic …

Pope Francis to 'rip up and rewrite' Vatican constitution

As a group of eight Catholic cardinals handpicked by the Pope to shake up the Vatican’s murky and autocratic bureaucracy prepares to meet, the group’s leader has said they plan to rip up and rewrite the apostolic constitution which apportions power at the Holy See.<p>The cardinals, who were appointed …

Christianity

Italy crisis: PM Letta battles for parliament support

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1014000/1014944_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524683274_1fdb2626e0fdafe6483a2b2b881cc0d0<p><b>Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta is battling to rescue his coalition after five ministers loyal to former PM Silvio Berlusconi pulled out.</b><p>A …

Economic Reform

Indian and Pakistani PMs meet in New York in shadow of Kashmir violence

Relations between the nuclear rivals have been strained since the 2008 Mumbai attacks blamed on Pakistan-based militants<p>The prime ministers of India and Pakistan agreed Sunday they need to stop the recent spate of attacks in the disputed Kashmir region in order for peace talks to advance, a senior …

HuffPost - Breaking News, U.S. and World News | HuffPost

Obamacare exchanges still set

It’s looking more and more like Tuesday will be a split-screen day: The government will shut down, and Obamacare will open for business.<p>That’s going to annoy a lot of Republicans because the ones who are pushing the shutdown are doing so precisely because they want to halt Obamacare.<p>Barring some …

Insurance Exchanges Will Open To Scrutiny, Curiosity, Confusion

Tuesday is a big day for the White House. That's when new health insurance exchanges open in every state, where people can buy the insurance the Affordable Care Act requires next year. They will also see if they qualify for new subsidies to help them afford it.<p>The day will be met by both intense …