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19 killed after bus crashes with train in central Russian Federation

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Russia's Investigative Committee confirmed the figure and has opened an inquiry into the accident. The train involved in the crash was reportedly traveling from St Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod. The Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs clarified that two drivers, one of whom had been killed, were of Kazakh nationality. Road accidents are common in Russian Federation. Read More »

Paul Ryan doesn't have any ideas for addressing mass shootings

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Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona), who was shot while meeting publicly with constituents in 2011. Several of them have, however, offered their useless thoughts and prayers. "Bad people are going to do bad things". Feinstein held out hope that this time would be different because of the scale of casualties and the weaponry "taking it into war". Read More »

Immigration rallies held on deadline day for DACA renewals

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The clock is ticking for some 48,000 " Dreamers " - undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. We remind Duke that in a September 5 memo, she promised all cases will be "adjudicated on an individual basis", which we take to mean that renewals will be seriously considered for the merit of the applicant and the skill-set they offer, as well as their educational goals and achievements, and if they have committed no crimes. Read More »

Donald Trump lauds 'hero' responders in Vegas

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At least 59 people were killed in the attack and more than 500 were injured. The Daily Caller asked Sanders if the president is frustrated with the seemingly indefinite length of the investigation, and she replied, "I think more important than the president being frustrated, I think the American people are frustrated". Read More »

Trump Calls For Senate To Investigate News Networks

After Tillerson said the USA has open lines of communication with North Korea, Trump undermined Tillerson by tweeting that Tillerson is "wasting his time" trying to negotiate with "Little Rocket Man" Kim Jong Un. " President Trump is anything but jolly today", Jimmy Kimmel told his late-night viewers."He is still fuming about this Rex Tillerson story". He labeled a number of them, including the Washington Post , The New York Times and CNN, "fake news". Read More »

Conservatives Point Fingers At Obama's ATF For Approving Bump Stocks In 2010

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ATLANTA — The Las Vegas gunman possessed a little-known device called a "bump stock" that was not widely sold — until now. Sen. Dianne Feinstein , D-Calif., introduced legislation on Wednesday to ban bump stocks. A gunman pumped bullets from a casino high-rise into a crowd of concertgoers below, killing 59 and wounding hundreds, apparently using legal "bump stocks" to increase firing speed from his semi-automatic weapons. Read More »

Consumer watchdog bucks Trump with payday lender crackdown

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Often opponents of the loans cite the fact that the fees can ultimately total more than the amount initially borrowed if the loan is rolled over many times. "The final rule is almost 1,700 pages-more than 300 pages longer than the proposed rule". The industry's forecasts of the rules' impact are starker. Read More »

Senator Feinstein responds to the Las Vegas shooting

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Such National Right-to-Carry reciprocity, as it is known, "will allow law-abiding Americans to defend themselves and their families from acts of violence", the NRA added . The device allows a shooter to fire dozens of rounds in seconds by harnessing the gun's natural recoil. John Thune, R-South Dakota, told reporters when asked about the bump stocks and semi-automatic weapons being illegally converted to fire fully automatic. Read More »

Let's Talk About Mass Gun Violence in US

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Gun-related suicides are eight times higher in the U.S. than in other high-income nations. We'd like to know what you think. "The ranges that you have here, there's nearly not a local friendly gun range", said Keill Grant, the owner of Grant Defense, a gun manufacturer and seller not far from the site of the shooting. Read More »

Play of the Day: New England at Tampa Bay

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With a victory on Thursday night, Brady (185-54) will tie Brett Favre (186-112) and Peyton Manning (186-79) for the most regular-season wins in National Football League history. Which team will emerge victorious on Thursday night? The New England Patriots have got to figure out how to play defense. This includes two playoff games, one in which there was a bye involved ( when they beat the Ravens in the infamous formation game ) and one in which they beat the Jaguars the week immediately ... Read More »

North Carolina Tar Heels Offense

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Mixing those issues together, however, has created a flawless storm for this season's Tar Heels-one that doesn't exactly have an obvious solution. "He takes a lot of pride in knowing his responsibilities and has worked very hard with (quarterbacks) coach Tommy Rees, (offensive coordinator Chip) Long and Coach Kelly this week, and weeks prior, to be able to step up when his time comes". Read More »

Feinstein proposes ban on gun device

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Congressional Republicans are opening up to the possibility of at least one increased gun control measure, banning the sale of "bump stocks" created to increase the rate of fire on various long guns. Cornyn said in a call with reporters that the devices' role in the Las Vegas attack bears looking into, but he stopped short of calling for a full ban. Read More »

The leader of the "Frente al-Nusra" seriously wounded

According to a series of surveys published by the information site Fontanka.ru many mercenaries, russians , mostly former military, are deployed in Syria , including through a private military company known as the "Group Wagner". military mission's base is located. One of the men identified himself, saying both he and his colleague were captured near the city of Deir el-Zor during a counter-offensive against ISIS. Read More »

House passes budget, the first concrete step toward tax reform

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The blueprint contains a legislative tool that would let Republicans pass a tax bill by a simple majority vote in the Senate, where they hold 52 of 100 seats, allowing them to bypass Democrats. It takes 60 votes in the Senate to change the 2011 law and lift the caps, which lawmakers have done in the past. Rep. Andy Barr has cautioned tax writers about getting too aggressive in curbing corporate interest deductibility, saying that could unintentionally limit the growth potential of the tax ... Read More »

NRA Silent After Vegas Shooting, Other Gun Groups Keep Tabs on GOP

The National Rifle Association (NRA) said in a statement Thursday that the device the Las Vegas shooter used to convert his semi-automatic weapons to fire automatic should be subject to additional regulations. "Obviously it is something we need to analyze", said Thursday president of US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan , referring to free sale of a device that multiplies ability to shoot long weapons and allows hundreds of shots per minute . Read More »

Las Vegas shooting victim stands for President Trump despite leg injury

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Marilou Danley arrived in Los Angeles on a flight from Manila Tuesday night and was met by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents. A sombre Donald and Melania Trump returned to the White House after meeting with survivors and first responders involved in the Las Vegas shooting , with the First Lady choosing to hide her eyes behind black sunglasses even at night. Read More »

Two Texas Republicans in Congress open door to "bump stock" ban

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Last year, Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson asked the Legislature to require anyone who owns, buys or sells certain semi-automatic rifles commonly known as "assault weapons" to obtain a yearly license, be at least 21 and wait three days for a background check similar to one for a handgun. Read More »

WH Tech Support Thinks Kelly's Personal Cell Phone Was Compromised

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It's unclear how, where, and when Kelly's phone was compromised and what, if any, data was accessed. A memo detailing the breach was sent to West Wing staffers in September, according to the report. An internal probe was launched last month into the use of personal email addresses by White House staffers, including President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. Read More »

Why Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump must go

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Trump's private email use, have compromised Ms. Trump's integrity and credibility", the letter said , adding a request to immediately revoke her security clearance pending an investigation into her actions. Following the letter's publication, Lowell told Business Insider in an email that it was "perfectly normal that the committees would want to make sure that they received all pertinent records". Read More »

Bipartisan bill would ban 'bump stocks' for rifles in NY

I just thank god. Across Capitol Hill , the contours of America's gun debate are well established. Democrats will need significant Republican support for anything to pass. Rep. Bill Flores , a popular Texas conservative serving in his fourth term in the House, is the first congressional Republican to endorse the idea of a ban on bump stocks. Read More »

Cardinal George Pell arrives for court hearing on sex abuse charges

Pell, 76, a top adviser to Pope Francis , did not speak as he was escorted to and from Melbourne Magistrates' Court by police through a group of media, protesters and supporters. Pell has strenuously denied the charges and will plead not guilty if he is committed to stand trial. Friday's short hearing, known as a committal mention, was called to deal with procedural issues ahead of a full committal hearing. Read More »

Trump talks 'calm before the storm' at photo shoot

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Live classical music played. When reporters present asked what he meant, Trump replied: "It could be, the calm, the calm before the storm". While Trump never revealed what storm might be coming or why he thinks anything related to his tumultuous presidency could be described as "calm", he did finally tell reporters that "you'll find out" one day what he's talking about. Read More »

Key Crossbencher Nick Xenophon Has Announced He's Quitting Federal Politics

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Though in the video he says his reasoning is that South Australia is " often overlooked ", it's pretty obvious what might be looming over his head right now. He said the move was motivated in part by the continuing high unemployment rate in his home state and its declining population. But Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young wished her fellow South Australian good luck. Read More »

NRA calls for crackdown on gun modifications used by Las Vegas gunman

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Bump-fire stocks allow semi-automatic weapons to fire much more rapidly, mimicking automatic fire. "I'm a hunter and have owned guns my whole life", said Sen. House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte, R-Va., said Thursday that legislators will consider additional rules for the devices, according to the Washington Post . Read More »

Las Vegas Shooting: What We Know About Marilou Danley

In the statement , read by attorney Matthew Lombard outside the Federal Bureau of Investigation field office in L.A., the 62-year-old said, "I am devasted. While she was there, Paddock wired her money so she could buy a house for herself and her family, Danley said in her statement. "She was sent away", one of the women said. Read More »

Deadline today for so-called "Dreamers" to apply to stay in US

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For more than 40,000 young undocumented immigrants, Thursday could be marked by a mad scramble to submit renewal applications for a federal program that's shielded them from deportation for years. Federal immigration authorities reported that 9,000 people received DACA status in Rhode Island and MA. This comes after President Donald Trump's administration chose to rescind the program that was enacted by former President Barack Obama in 2012, providing almost 800,000 young immigrants a ... Read More »

Las Vegas Shooting Sends Gun Stocks Soaring

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Indian-American lawmakers have called for changes in the gun control laws in the U.S., as they condemned the Las Vegas mass shooting, the deadliest in the country's modern history which claimed almost 60 lives. "It makes you very proud to be an American when you see the job they've done", the President said of the medical staff at the hospital. Her voice was echoed by Democratic Senator from the state of Connecticut Chris Murphy, whose constituency saw the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School ... Read More »

Trump Holds the Fate of Rapid-Fire 'Bump Stocks'

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He used a gun accessory known as a bump stock to help turn the semi-automatic weapons into almost fully-automatic ones. Shooters can empty magazines in a matter of seconds with bump stock-fitted rifles. It doesn't convert the firearm into an automatic weapon , however, which I've seen some politicians and pundits say over the airwaves. At a news conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday, ATF special-agent-in-charge Jill Snyder said, "Bump-fire stocks, while simulating automatic fire, do not ... Read More »

Officers made it to Las Vegas shooter's room within 12 minutes

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Campos in the upper right thigh", said Hickey who is president of the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America. Jesus Campos spoke to ABC News and told them that he was just doing his job. Paddock's rampage could have resulted in even more deaths than the 59 reported without the courageous actions of Campos. "He gave our officers the key card for the room and then continued clearing rooms until he was ordered to go seek attention". Read More »

Rescheduled Florida State-Miami game threatened by potential hurricane

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Update: Florida State announced Thursday afternoon that, after monitoring the forecast, the home game vs. Miami will be played as scheduled at 3:30 p.m. Saturday (ESPN) at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. Depending on if this storm shifts, it could affect Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, or even MS, but the track now has it just outside Florida Sunday at 8 a.m. Read More »

Turkey-Iran approach may hinder Kurdish secession dream

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Iraqi paramilitary units found two mass graves in southwestern Hawija on Thursday, identifying a number of victims as soldiers and civilians, including women and children, Iraqi News reported . French President Emmanuel Macron is offering for France to mediate between the Iraqi government and Kurds seeking independence after a controversial referendum. Read More »