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Some members of GOP leadership have expressed a willingness to explore legislation banning bump stocks , the attachment that the Las Vegas shooter used to make semiautomatic rifles fire at the rate of automatic ones. President Donald Trump leaving Washington for Las Vegas . "And you showed what professionalism is all about". Air Force One landed at the airport near the famed Las Vegas strip on a bright, sunny morning just days after a gunman on the 32nd floor of a hotel and ...
  • Brazil nursery attack: Children set on fire in Minas Gerais

    Brazil nursery attack: Children set on fire in Minas Gerais

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    Several others were injured as flames swept through the "Innocent People" nursery in the small city of Janauba, about 375 miles (600 km) east of the capital, Brasilia. Brazilian president Michel Temer said he "lamented the tragedy immensely" and "expressed his solidarity with the families", in an official statement posted to Twitter.
  • Las Vegas attack puts gun control back in the spotlight

    Las Vegas attack puts gun control back in the spotlight

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    Democratic calls for gun control were led by former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, seriously wounded in an assassination attempt six years ago. "We must never stop fighting - fight, fight, fight!" she said to applause on the steps outside Congress . Hutchingson says the device allows the rifle's grip and stock to be separate from the rest of the gun.
  • Army sergeant 'tried to sabotage wife's parachute' during skydive

    Army sergeant 'tried to sabotage wife's parachute' during skydive

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    She had parachuted many times before and was also an instructor but her experience was unable to save her when both her main and reserve parachute failed. The 37-year-old sergeant, who serves with the Royal Army Physical Training Corps, has pleaded not guilty to three charges in relation to his wife. The night of the leak, Mr Bowes said Mrs Cilliers had sent her husband, who was staying in Army barracks, a "prescient" WhatsApp message, joking: 'Are you trying to kill me?' He replied: ...
  • Sasikala gets 5-day parole to meet ailing husband

    Sasikala gets 5-day parole to meet ailing husband

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    Sasikala's estranged husband Natarajan underwent a dual organ transplantation at Gleneagles Global Hospital in Chennai on Wednesday. Sasikala has been in the Parappana Agrahara jail since February after the Supreme Court upheld her conviction by a special court in a disproportionate assets case.
  • 5 killed as Indian Air Force chopper crashes in Arunachal Pradesh

    5 killed as Indian Air Force chopper crashes in Arunachal Pradesh

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    Rescue teams reached the crash site in Tawang near the Indo-China border and admitted the injured personnel to a local hospital. The crash reportedly occurred during a training sortie. Tawang district Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Meena said the chopper crashed around 6.30am killing all the seven people on board. The MI-17 V5 was most recently deployed in Gujarat and Rajasthan for flood relief operations.
  • Deadline here to renew DACA

    Deadline here to renew DACA

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    Police could not immediately confirm for KPCC the number arrested. Some motorists tried to wind their way through the demonstration while police were making arrests. President Trump has given the DACA repeal to Congress, which can suggest a replacement for DACA in six months before the president officially abolishes the program.
  • People Dead After Train Collides With Passenger Bus in Russian Federation

    People Dead After Train Collides With Passenger Bus in Russian Federation

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    Rita Shlyakhtina, the regional governor's press secretary, claimed the bus was trying to avoid a traffic jam. "People inside the bus were sleeping, there were 50 of them". Authorities said the driver had tried to get the 55 passengers from Uzbekistan to leave the bus. 34 people have survived the incident, police are now at the scene to establish further details of the incident.
  • Groups Rally Over President Trump's Vegas Visit

    Groups Rally Over President Trump's Vegas Visit

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    A gunman opened fire on Sunday night and has killed at least 50 people and wounded 400 more. Thomas Gunderson was not going to let a bullet in the leg stop him from shaking President Trumps hand when he came to his room at UMC. In a CNN town hall meeting, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke via satellite to the husband and daughter of a woman who died in Sunday's shooting in Las Vegas and made them a promise on gun control.
  • 'Killer clown' suspect could face death penalty

    'Killer clown' suspect could face death penalty

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    Detectives said the Washington County Virginia Sheriff's Office , Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Marshals Service have assisted in the investigation. "One balloon said, "You are the Greatest" and the other one, I believe, was a Snow White balloon", McCann told reporters. Employees told detectives a woman who looked like Keen Warren had bought the balloons an hour before the shooting.
  • NRA calls for bump stock review in wake of Las Vegas shooting

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    The statement was issued by NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and NRA's chief lobbyist Chris Cox. But after the shooting in Las Vegas, Sen. Then in 2010, manufacturers began offering the bump stock , a $100 to $400 conversion device that allows a semi-automatic rifle to fire at close to the same rate as a machine gun.
  • Trump urges Senate to probe American 'Fake News Networks'

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    One day after the committee confirmed that they are still probing potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, Trump asked in a tweet why the committeee isn't investigating news outlets in the U.S. Furthermore, and this is something that you need to get drilled into your brain, perhaps tattoo it across your forehead, just because a news outlet reports something about you that isn't flattering doesn't mean it's fake.
  • What exactly are bump stocks, and why do they matter now?

    What exactly are bump stocks, and why do they matter now?

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    Among the groups working at the state-level is Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, formed after the CT shooting and now allied with billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety. The argument among those on opposite sides of gun regulation centers on the first clause, whether the right to bear arms is meant to provide weapons for volunteers to state militias or guarantees the right to anyone who wants a gun.
  • Payday lending rule has major industry implications

    Payday lending rule has major industry implications

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    The Pew Charitable Trusts says 12 million Americans use payday loans every year and pay an estimated $9 billion in fees. Payday loans normally carry what might seem modest - $15 to $30 on a loan of around $100. Under the new rules, lenders will be allowed to make a single loan of up to $500 with few restrictions, but only to borrowers with no other outstanding payday loans.
  • White House, NRA, Congress agree on regulating bump stocks

    White House, NRA, Congress agree on regulating bump stocks

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    The NRA statement reiterated its position that "banning guns from law-abiding Americans based on the criminal act of a madman will do nothing to prevent future attacks". "A ban on bump fire stocks was included in my 2013 assault weapons bill, and I'm looking at how best to proceed with legislation to finally close this loophole".
  • After what happened in Vegas, we need to talk about gun control

    After what happened in Vegas, we need to talk about gun control

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    Unlike the Vegas attacks, however, more victims died of suffocation than the actual shooting, though Carlos supposedly gunned down two casino financiers inside a vehicle prior to his Resorts World Manila attack. I covered that as well. We may never have answers about why the man opened fire from the 32nd floor of a high rise casino into thousands of people gathered for an open air concert.