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Sheriff of America’s Deadliest Police Force Caught on Camera Admitting Killing Suspects Is ‘Better Financially’

A recently discovered video of a California sheriff talking to law enforcement officers shows Kern County’s chief lawman explaining that killing …

Crime

Florida Senate rejects ban on assault weapons, votes to arm teachers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The Florida Senate rejected a proposal to ban assault weapons, and voted for a measure to arm some teachers, weeks after 17 people were killed in the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history.<p>An amendment that would have banned assault weapons attached to a …

High School

Fox host: Trump's proposal to pay teachers to carry guns is an "opportunity" because they don't get paid enough

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): So the president -- it will be interesting to see what the president does say about school safety because he and the NRA are …

After Parkland: A Letter From a Furious Teacher

<b>Rebecca Berlin Field</b> is an art and art history teacher in Richmond, Virginia. She says she did not sign on to a job that was potentially life threatening. Rebecca wrote this essay for Medium following the shooting in Parkland, Florida. Read it below, or click on the 'Listen' button above to hear …

ANALYSIS: How Israel is intervening in Syria to contain Iran

<i>Yochanan Visser is an independent journalist/ analyst who worked for many years as Middle East correspondent for Western Journalism.com in Arizona</i> …

Middle East

California Water Agency Officials Charged With Burying Hazardous Waste And Corruption

California's attorney general has charged five former and current employees of the Panoche Water District in central California with felonies, including using public funds for personal items and illegally burying barrels of hazardous waste.<p>The Department of Toxic Substances Control at California's …

EPA

Despite Trump prediction, NRA says it won't back raising age limit on assault-style guns

A spokeswoman said Friday the National Rifle Association will not support efforts to raise the age limit on who can purchase assault-style guns, casting doubt on President Donald Trump's forecast that the group "will back" the push.<p>“Raising the age is not going to solve psychosis,” spokeswoman Dana …

The Syria Memory Hole Is Opening Up a Bigger Danger

Sometimes the biggest events are those that don’t get the most publicity, and the lack of notice itself is part of the story. Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes referred to the dog that didn’t bark as a telltale sign that something unusual was going on during a horse theft. The relative lack of …

Foreign Policy

Rick Gates, Trump Campaign Aide, Pleads Guilty in Mueller Inquiry and Will Cooperate

WASHINGTON — A former top adviser to Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign has agreed to cooperate with the special counsel inquiry into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election after pleading guilty on Friday to financial fraud and lying to investigators.<p>The adviser, Rick Gates, is a longtime …

Donald Trump

Sessions forms U.S. cyber task force after election warnings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he would create a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with elections or damage critical infrastructure.<p>Last week, leaders of U.S. …

Philippines' Duterte Mocks Condom Use Amid Skyrocketing HIV Rates

The number of new HIV cases reported in the Philippines has surged over the last few years, according the country's health agency. In 2007, fewer than 400 new cases were reported; in 2017, more than 11,000 new cases were identified.<p>The country had the fastest-growing HIV epidemic in the …

Public Health

All of Robert Mueller’s indictments and plea deals in the Russia investigation so far

That we know of.<p>With a new indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers filed this Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has either indicted or gotten guilty pleas from 32 people and three companies — that we know of.<p>That group is composed of four former Trump advisers, 26 Russian …

Final version of Trans-Pacific trade deal released, rules pushed by U.S. on ice

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of Asia-Pacific’s fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday, signalling the pact was a step closer to reality even without its star member the United States.<p>More than 20 provisions …

The Gun Violence the Media Shows Us and the State Violence They Don't

Aiming for Success<br>(Image by United States Marine Corps Official Page) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>[First Published at CounterPunch]<p>Last …

Under Trump, Border Patrol Steps Up Searches Far From the Border

WASHINGTON — Border Patrol officers are working without permission on private property and setting up checkpoints up to 100 miles away from the border under a little-known federal law that is being used more widely in the Trump administration’s aggressive crackdown on illegal immigration.<p>In Texas, …

Philippines 'concerned' as U.S. intelligence tags Duterte a threat to democracy

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is not an autocrat and is taking seriously a report by the U.S. intelligence community that names the firebrand leader among the threats to democracy in Southeast Asia, his spokesman said on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Philippine President Rodrigo …

Asia

I Read Steven Seagal’s New Book ... It’s Even Crazier Than You Imagine

In conjuring a gigantic conspiracy involving the Deep State, Mexican drug cartel, Islamist terrorists and Barack Obama, Seagal may have created the definitive kitschy artifact of the Trump era.<p>The ultimate kitsch artifact from the early days of the Trump era is a novel, <i>The Way of the Shadow Wolves:</i> …

Clooneys donate huge amount to student gun reform march

NEW YORK: Hollywood star George Clooney and his human rights lawyer wife Amal on Monday pledged $500,000 to help fund a student march on Washington, …

Desperate mum of suicide victim sets off flare to get council’s attention

A grieving mother set off a flare during a council meeting as she shouted that her daughter had been ‘failed’ by social services.<p>She was sitting in …

Mental Health

Trump Tells His Favorite Pastor and His Porn Star Hush-Money Paying Lawyer to Save America’s Cities

Darrell Scott is spearheading the administration’s ‘black people plan’—as he calls it—along with Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen. It’s just unclear what …

Watch Sarah Huckabee Sanders Confuse Herself While Trying to Defend Trump's Russia Tweet

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders clashed with ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl on Tuesday.<p>“The president …

Trump Jr denies 'profiteering from presidency' as pressure grows on his India business trip

Donald Trump Jr insisted he is not "profiteering from the presidency" as he tours India to drum up sales in luxury Trump Tower developments.<p>Halfway through his week-long tour to promote real estate deals worth several billion pounds, President Trump’s elder son said no new deals would be done while …

Donald Trump

Right Wing Media Suggests Student Activists are Actors

New York Times: “In certain right-wing corners of the web — and, increasingly, from more mainstream voices like Rush Limbaugh and a commentator on …

'Red flag' firearm-restraining legislation considered in New Jersey, Delaware

In the wake of the Florida school shooting and other mass killings, legislators in New Jersey and Delaware are considering risk-based gun removal …

Iranian Official: We Will Destroy Tel Aviv And Kill Netanyahu If Israel Attacks

(JTA) — An Iranian official said his country would destroy Tel Aviv and kill Benjamin Netanyahu if the Israeli prime minister followed through on his …

Polish minister backs call for 'Polocaust' museum

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Polish government minister has supported calls for a "Polocaust" museum to commemorate Poles killed by the Nazis during World War Two.<p>In the latest turn in the controversy surrounding Poland's new Holocaust law Jaroslaw Sellim said he supported the call, a move which could trigger yet …

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes wants the richest 1% of Americans to fund a basic income for 90 million people

Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook and chair of the Economic Security Project, has a proposal to attack the problem of rising income inequality through a basic income, a system of wealth distribution in which people receive a standard salary just for being alive. And he wants to pay for it by …

Income Inequality

Turkey and Iran face off in a new battle in Syria

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>Syria's messy war is becoming even messier.</b> On Tuesday, pro-regime militias reportedly moved into the …

NRA Usually Shuts Up After Mass Shootings. Not This Time.

The NRA may be quiet in public in the days following the latest mass school shooting—but its online TV outlet has not missed a beat.<p>Immediately …

Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives crisis, indebted Pacific nations alarmed

Eleven Chinese warships reportedly sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month, amid a constitutional crisis and state of emergency in the …