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Las Vegas Shooting Not Expected To Change Partisan Debate On Gun Control

Las Vegas Shooting Not Expected To Change Partisan Debate On Gun Control Law enforcement authorities have confirmed that the shooter, Stephen Paddock, had 12 weapons in his hotel room fitted with "bump-fire stocks", devices that effectively turn semiautomatic rifles into machine guns. Though Democrats are doubtful that Trump will side with them on the issue, they're not ruling him out - or at least a messaging strategy to put the ball in his court. [Full Article...]

Sasikala Natarajan gets 5-day parole to visit ailing husband

Sasikala Natarajan gets 5-day parole to visit ailing husband Sasikala had reportedly submitted an emergency parole form on Thursday, along with a medical certificate of her husband M Natarajan. "Rs 1,000 surety also has been deposited", he added. Around 100 supporters of Sasikala gathered outside the jail premises. He further said that if Sasikala agrees to all the conditions and signs the document, she will be out in half an hour. [Full Article...]

Toddlers burned to death in horrific nursery attack

Toddlers burned to death in horrific nursery attack Around 50 people were injured in the incident where they were admitted to the local hospital. At least 40 other people have been injured in the fire, according to reports. But superintendent Renato Nunes told the website of the Hoje em Dia newspaper that the guard had "mental problems" since 2014. Witnesses told media that the man, in his 50s, had been working as a night guard at the nursery... [Full Article...]

ICAN: Staunch campaigners for an end to nuclear weapons

ICAN: Staunch campaigners for an end to nuclear weapons The Geneva-based organization ICAN "has been a driving force in prevailing upon the world's nations to pledge to cooperate ... in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons", committee chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen said in the announcement. [Full Article...]

All you need to know about simultaneous elections

All you need to know about simultaneous elections Party's Rajya Sabha member D Raja asserted that the proposal of the union government is "not practical" as it "can't force all state governments to go for polls during Lok Sabha elections". "In the year 2014, governance and developmental activities due to the imposition of Model Code remained largely suspended for about 7 months: 3 months across the country and about 2 months in Jharkhand & J&K ... [Full Article...]

After Vegas massacre, US gun lobby backs calls for new curbs

After Vegas massacre, US gun lobby backs calls for new curbs In a rare move supporting a possible restriction, the National Rifle Association issued a statement credited to their CEO Wayne LaPierre and Executive Director Chris Cox. Semiautomatic weapons, by contrast, fire a single bullet per trigger pull. The Florida Republican said his proposal would be a straight ban on bump stocks: "no one can have them, no one can make them, no one can transfer ... [Full Article...]

Train plows into bus in Russian Federation, at least 21 dead

Train plows into bus in Russian Federation, at least 21 dead The head of the regional health service earlier said 19 people had been killed but Russia's Investigative Committee reported a lower number in a later statement. Bus accidents are not unusual in Russian Federation, in August 17 people were killed when a bus veered off a pier into the Black Sea. 34 people have survived the incident , police are now at the scene to establish further details of th... [Full Article...]

Some automatic weapons are legal, albeit heavily regulated

Some automatic weapons are legal, albeit heavily regulated On Thursday, the NRA came out to the surprise of many and supported talks on regulating what are known as bump stocks. -Washington Gov. Jay InsleeWashington Gov. Officials said 12 of the rifles authorities recovered from a hotel suite in Las Vegas used by Paddock were fitted with bump stocks, allowing the guns to be fired nearly as though they were automatic weapons. [Full Article...]

Senate Confirms Ted McKinney For New USDA Role

Senate Confirms Ted McKinney For New USDA Role Senate was able to work in a bipartisan and swift manner to confirm Stephen Censky and Ted McKinney", said U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the U.S. USDA's reorganization seeks to place agencies in more logical order. The Under Secretary for FPAC oversees three critical USDA agencies: the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Risk Management Agency. [Full Article...]

Navient accused of "predatory" actions against student borrowers

Navient accused of Navient maintains a major servicing center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, from which borrowers around the country receive calls and mail about the status of their private and federal student loans. "The company should have been helping borrowers apply for income-driven repayment plans during this time", Shapiro's office said. That includes anyone who received private student loans from Sallie Ma... [Full Article...]

A Bump in the Debate Over Gun Violence

A Bump in the Debate Over Gun Violence The killer in Las Vegas apparently used the legal bump stock devices on legal rifles, essentially converting them into automatic weapons, which are banned. "We shouldn't do this knee-jerk reaction where we're banning something just because something major actually happened", said Michael Cargill, owner of Central Texas Gun Works. [Full Article...]

Comments Against Modi Lands Prakash Raj In Big Trouble

Comments Against Modi Lands Prakash Raj In Big Trouble That silence hurts me. Actor Prakash Raj , who is reportedly a close friend of Gauri Lankesh family had made headlines for his remark over PM Modi. He also expressed concern over the social media trolls who had taken over the social media celebrating and often making demeaning remarks against the murdered journalist. [Full Article...]

Trump avoids gun control talk as he visits Las Vegas after shooting

Trump avoids gun control talk as he visits Las Vegas after shooting He shot and killed 59 people and injured more than 500 on Monday, the deadliest shooting in modern USA history. Along with handguns Paddock also had several assault rifles, many of which had a modification known as a " Bump Stock " which allows for the weapon to fire more rounds per second. [Full Article...]

White House babysitter John Kelly's personal cell phone was hacked, officials believe

White House babysitter John Kelly's personal cell phone was hacked, officials believe White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has been walking around with a compromised personal cell phone since December, according to government officials. One day after it was first reported that President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner used his personal email account while working as an employee of the federal government, current and former officials told The New York Ti... [Full Article...]

President Trump dines with military leaders, calls it 'calm before the storm'

President Trump dines with military leaders, calls it 'calm before the storm' The president made the comments as he and first lady Melania Trump posed for a group photo with his senior military leaders and their spouses in the State Dining Room of the White House. "On Iran? On ISIS?" Trump said "we must not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons", adding that the country has "not lived up to the spirit of their agreement". [Full Article...]

NRA calls for regulation of 'bump stocks' after Las Vegas massacre

NRA calls for regulation of 'bump stocks' after Las Vegas massacre Republicans, and some Democrats, are generally reluctant to push for tighter controls on firearms ownership, which is protected by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Automatic weapons have been largely illegal for decades, but bump stock devices offer a way around that. "[With] the bump fire, you are keeping your finger down", says Richard Berman, owner of Thunderbolt Guns. [Full Article...]

Russia Says Kills 7 Nusra Front Ringleaders in Syria Airstrike

Russia Says Kills 7 Nusra Front Ringleaders in Syria Airstrike The ban is expected to take effect in January 2018. Paramilitary Cossack groups have helped keep order at events like the Sochi Olympics and played a key role fighting for pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine. In another of the shots, Tsurkanu is clearly shown standing in front of a sign that says "Lugansk", a city in eastern Ukraine now under separatist control. [Full Article...]

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay announce they'll submit joint bid for 2030 World Cup

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay announce they'll submit joint bid for 2030 World Cup Canada, Mexico and the United States have formed the United Bid Committee for the 2026 World Cup. He added that other countries will be interested in being hosts but that there is a strong argument in favor of Uruguay , which hosted the first World Cup in 1930. [Full Article...]

UN Investigation Finds Egypt Bought Weapons from North Korea

UN Investigation Finds Egypt Bought Weapons from North Korea This didn't stop Egyptian business leaders agreeing to buy more North Korean arms on behalf of the country's military, although great efforts were made to keep the transaction hidden from the U.S. However, there was one twist to the tale which didn't become apparent until weeks later - the grenades were destined for Egypt. Once discovered, the incident led to a USA complaints to President Abde... [Full Article...]

Republican budget would decimate Medicare and Medicaid

Republican budget would decimate Medicare and Medicaid But Republicans successfully turned aside the effort by voting the measures down. Republican opinion of House Speaker Paul Ryan is closely divided; opinion of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is clearly negative. (Maine), (Ariz.) and (Alaska), who all voted against a slimmed-down ObamaCare repeal bill in July, bucking the leadership again. Katko's "no" vote on the $4.1 trillion budge... [Full Article...]


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