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Unpublished CDC Study Confirms over 2 Million Annual Defensive Gun Uses

An unpublished Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study confirms Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck's findings of more than two million defensive handgun uses (DGUs) per year.
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To Curb Ocean Pollution, U.K. May Ban Plastic Straws, Stirrers And Cotton Swabs : The Two-Way : NPR

Prime Minister Theresa May called plastic waste "one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world." The government said it will work with industry to develop alternatives.
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A New Generation's Political Awakening : NPR

Gun violence protests may be a pivotal moment for the generation coming up behind millennials. Events that occur when we're young can have an outsized impact on shaping our political outlook.
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Residents Open Fire with AR-15, 9mm Handgun and Turn the Tide on 7 Invasion Suspects | Breitbart

Two residents in Glen St. Mary, Florida, turned the tide on seven home invasion suspects by opening fire with an AR-15 and a 9mm handgun.
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Leading Surgeon Says Violence in Khan's London 'Like South Africa', Predicts 'Summer of Carnage'

London’s crime wave will develop into “carnage” come summer, a leading trauma surgeon has predicted, warning shocking levels of violence in the capital is “the new normal”.
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DNC files federal lawsuit alleging conspiracy by Trump campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks to disrupt 2016 presidential election

Calling it an “all-out assault on our democracy,” the Democratic National Committee on Friday filed a multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit against Trump campaign officials, the Russian government and WikiLeaks for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential race.
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Outrage as California prof calls Barbara Bush 'amazing racist' and says she's happy 'witch is dead'

A university professor in California has sparked a social media uproar after calling former first lady Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” who raised a “war criminal,” and saying she’s “happy the witch is dead.”
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Michael Cohen raid rattles Trump allies: Did feds seize president's communications?

While Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has told President Trump he is not the target of the investigation into Michael Cohen, the stunning FBI raid on Trump's personal attorney has spurred mounting speculation about what presidential communications, if any, the feds might have picked up.
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Macron: Europe Entering Age of 'Unprecedented' Mass Migration, 'Shares Destiny' with Africa | Breitbart

‘Bombshell’ population growth in Africa means Europe is entering an “unprecedented” age of mass migration, Emmanuel Macron has said, asserting that the two continents’ ‘destinies are bound’.
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After Texas governor slams NJ's high taxes, NJ governor responds

Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey responded this week after Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas tried to lure the Garden State’s residents and businesses down South with a promise of lower taxes.
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'Smallville' Actress Allison Mack Charged with Sex Trafficking for Her Alleged Role in NXIVM Sex Cult

Smallville actress Allison Mack was arrested by federal prosecutors on Friday for her alleged involvement in a sadistic sex cult, which is currently the focus of multiple criminal investigations.
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19 Years After Columbine, Students Walk Out To Stop Gun Violence : The Two-Way : NPR

Some 2,600 school walkouts are planned across the country, starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone.
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Trump Asks For More Time To File His Taxes : NPR

President Trump, who has kept his taxes under wraps, will file his tax return by Oct. 15 — the deadline set for taxpayers who ask for extensions.
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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies At 92 : The Two-Way : NPR

Barbara Pierce Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92. Her death was confirmed by a family spokesman. She promoted reading skills across America and was also a best-selling author.
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Muslim Woman Denied French Citizenship For Refusing to Shake Hands with Official

A French court has confirmed and upheld a previous court ruling which denied French citizenship to a Muslim Algerian woman after the woman refused to engage in a handshake with a senior official.
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California governor blames 'low-life politicians' as 'sanctuary' law backlash builds

California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, during a Tuesday visit to Washington, blamed “low-life politicians” for the backlash over his state's “sanctuary” laws and sparred with President Trump over a push to send National Guard troops to the southern border.
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Backfire: Plurality Now Want James Comey Prosecuted for Leaks

The latest polling from Rasmussen Reports shows a huge slide in support for James Comey, the disgraced former head of the FBI.
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Trump Attorney Cohen Drops Dossier Lawsuits Against Fusion GPS, BuzzFeed : NPR

Michael Cohen says he still feels he's been defamed by the infamous, unverified dossier, but he's got too much on his hands for the suits to move forward.
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Mueller Favorability Drops, People Don't Trust Facebook, Poll Shows : NPR

An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds Republicans increasingly think Mueller's investigation is biased against Trump. Also, Americans think Russia will try to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections.
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Clinton World fumes over Comey book tour: 'He's now lying'

The release Tuesday of James Comey’s highly anticipated memoir has rekindled the simmering feud with top Clinton family advisers, who still blame the fired FBI director for President Trump’s 2016 election victory.
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Trump fires back on Twitter over Democrats' lawsuit

The president said the new lawsuit provides a golden opportunity to “counter” with Wasserman Schultz” and “Pakistani mystery man” and “Clinton emails.”
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Florida felons are latest point of contention in fight for battleground state's votes

Florida is embroiled in a debate that could have serious ramifications for the midterm elections, and for 2020. The governor was ordered by a federal judge to revamp the state's fatally flawed voting rights restoration process for felons.
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McCabe's fate rests with Trump-appointed prosecutor

Fired FBI official Andrew McCabe’s fate rests in the hands of a Trump-appointed prosecutor, now that the Justice Department’s inspector general has sent a criminal referral over an investigative finding that he lied to James Comey and bureau investigators about a media disclosure.
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Who Is The Mystery Man Behind @realDonaldTrump? (Besides The President) : NPR

Journalist Robert Draper says "no one understands Trump's base" better than White House social media director (and former caddie) Dan Scavino.
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'Shoot First, Ask Questions Later': Ronan Farrow On A Diplomacy-Less State Department : Parallels : NPR

Journalist Ronan Farrow worked for years in the State Department. In his new book, he describes what he sees as a dangerous whittling away of the agency's influence.
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Trump administration's lawsuit against California sanctuary laws backed by these cities, counties

These are the cities and counties that have supported the Trump administration's efforts to combat California's so-called sanctuary laws.
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Barbara Bush, former first lady, dead at 92

With her cloud of snow-white hair, signature three strand pearls and compelling presence, Barbara Bush's image was what she laughingly called everybody's grandmother.
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Comey friend hints forthcoming report could be damning for Loretta Lynch

A good friend of former FBI Director James Comey's said he is very much looking forward to what the upcoming Justice Department inspector general report on the Clinton email investigation has to say about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch — the former Obama administration official now engaged in a war of words with Comey.
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Master File Glitch Caused IRS Computer Shutdown : NPR

For nearly 11 hours on the busiest tax day of the year, the agency was unable to accept tax returns.
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Comey memo: Trump said he 'needed' and 'expected' loyalty

Eight days after he was sworn in as president, Donald Trump told then-FBI Director James Comey that he needed loyalty and expected loyalty, according to a memo Comey made following their conversation.
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Colorado's 'Barack Obama Highway' bill could face rocky road to passage

Colorado Democrats hope to convince their fellow state lawmakers to rename a stretch of Interstate 25 the “Barack Obama Highway.”
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