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Paul Ryan Caves, Shelves Suppressor Bill in House

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There are. The thoughts and prayers of politicians ring cruelly hollow if they are not paired with action. At the same time, pro-gun proponents have hefty lobbying support from the NRA and gun-rights donors, who have given $422,000 to Southern California's seven current GOP Congress members over the course of their careers and nothing to their 21 Democratic counterparts, according to OpenSecrets.org . Read More »

GOP Congress Beholden to NRA, Other Gun Interests: Pelosi

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The GOP's failure to act "is about money", Pelosi said after a rally Wednesday morning outside the Capitol. The Las Vegas shooting has left Congress once again struggling to find a consensus way to stop future attacks. "That is our present focus and the Sportsmen's Bill is not scheduled". "We are all just reeling from this horror that we witnessed in Las Vegas", Ryan said , later adding, "We can not let the actions of a single person define us as a country". Read More »

Nolan calls for gun violence debate in Congress

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But on Capitol Hill, the sense that something can be done to stop future shootings was nearly non-existent. It's more than understandable - natural even - to advocate for a legislative remedy after another shooting, this one the deadliest in USA history. Read More »

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to ICAN campaign to end nuclear weapons

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If ever there were a moment for nations to declare their unequivocal opposition to nuclear weapons, that moment is now. The treaty prohibits a catalog of nuclear weapon-related activity, including undertaking development, testing, production, manufacturing, acquiring, possessing or stockpiling nuclear weapons. Read More »

Guard burns six small kids to death in Brazil horror

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Police spokesman Major Gracielle Rodrigues told CNN a teacher was in a critical condition in hospital, while state media said 20 others had also been injured in the fire , including some children . Following this, the security guard died after succumbing to his own burn injuries. Brazilian president Michel Temer said he "lamented the tragedy immensely" and "expressed his solidarity with the families", in an official statement posted to Twitter. Read More »

Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, said she doesn't know about the attack

Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo said in a news conference Wednesday evening that Paddock had previously stayed at a Las Vegas high-rise condo during a music festival the weekend before the shooting. Paddock allegedly rented multiple condos at The Ogden complex in downtown Las Vegas , which overlooked the location of the Life is Beautiful Festival. Read More »

Analyze Pros and Cons of Simultaneous Polls: Meghalaya CM

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Aiming at an efficient conduction of elections in the country, the Election Commission of India (EC) on Wednesday told Central government that it will be "logistically ready" by September 2018 to hold both Lok Sabha and state elections at the same time. Read More »

At least 16 killed in Russian train-bus collision

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The bus is believed to have been filled with workers from Uzbekistan. "Tonight, at 3:39 a.m. (0039 GMT) a bus was passing a railway crossing near the Pokrov station when the engine stalled", the railway press office said. The train was travelling from St Petersburg to Nijini-Novgorod when it hit the bus. The bus was driving with Kazakhstan number plates and carrying Uzbek citizens - the vehicle had reportedly come from the country that sits on Russia's southern border. Read More »

Sasikala released on parole from Parapanna Agrahara jail

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According to reports, scores of Sasikala's supporters gathered outside Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru today to catch her glimpse. Two days back the Sasikala's plea was rejected on the technical grounds, saying that the required paperwork was not done properly. Read More »

Las Vegas shooting sparks gun control debate

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Technically, that means the finger is pulling the trigger for each round fired, keeping the weapon a legal semi-automatic. "It's progress. I never thought I'd see the day where the NRA supports any commonsense gun control ", said Representative Adam Schiff, the Democrat from California who introduced a bill on Thursday that would allow gun violence victims to sue firearms manufacturers. Read More »

How to prevent future mass shootings like Las Vegas

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Numerous 23 guns found with Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock were modified with bump stocks . But Thursday afternoon the NRA finally released a statement from Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox, the NRA's top lobbyist. Read More »

White House: Trump is 'open' to discussion of 'bump stocks' ban

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Bump stocks can enable a rifle to fire continuously, like an automatic weapon, authorities said. Virginia Rep. Dave Brat, one of the most conservative members of Congress and a member of the House Freedom Caucus, told Business Insider he is open to debating a potential ban on bump stock devices, but that he would have to learn more about the issue before he could support such a thing. Read More »

Case filed against Prakash Raj in Uttar Pradesh

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When such killings are celebrated and the Prime Minister of the country decides to remain silent about the issue. In the video message, Prakash said, "I don't belong to any political party". He made headlines for his remark over PM Modi. At an event in Bengaluru , the actor had said, " Gauri Lankesh's killers have not been caught yet". Read More »

John Kelly's phone was reportedly compromised for months

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It's unclear what information may or may not have been exposed through Kelly's phone, but the danger is clear, particularly for a White House staff that has been cavalier about its cyber security hygiene. Kelly brought the phone to IT after experiencing issues updating the software. The exact time and location of Kelly's phone being breached remain unclear. Read More »

Paul Ryan: Bump Stocks Are 'Clearly' Something 'We Need To Look Into'

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But, according to leaked photos taken from inside the room and statements from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, that's not all they found. The bump stock replaces the stock on the semi-automatic rifle and uses the firearm's recoil to "bump" the trigger back into the finger, which causes it to fire more rapidly when compared to manual shooting. Read More »

Air strikes kill 28 civilians in Syria safe zone: monitor

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On Tuesday, the Islamic State released a video through its official Amaq news agency to confirm that it has captured two Russian men. As the separate campaigns are being waged within close proximity of one another, the Russian and USA militaries have traded charges that their troops or allies were endangered or struck by the other side's forces. Read More »

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

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The application process of hosting 2030 FIFA World Cup will begin after 4 years at earliest. They also played up the appeal of the World Cup returning to Uruguay where the first tournament was held in 1930. The three presidents did not say which countries would host the final and prestigious opening match. The 2026 edition doesn't have a host but a three country joint bid has also been announced. Read More »

USA intercepts Egypt-North Korea arms shipment

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It is not known if North Korea received the $23 million for the rockets shipment but the transaction puts Egypt on a black list of buyers that includes Myanmar, Iran, Syria, Eritrea and Cuba. "The recent cut in the USA military aid to Egypt was a clear message to Cairo: You choose us or North Korea, you can not have military relations with both of us", he said. Read More »

Mueller Met With Trump Dossier Author in Summer

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Reuters reported Wednesday that Mueller's investigators had taken over Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiries into the dossier, which was ordered by the Washington opposition research firm Fusion GPS. Steele has not met with congressional investigators in their Russian Federation probes, with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina expressing frustration Steele has rejected requests to meet with his panel. Read More »

President Trump Warns of 'the Calm Before the Storm' During Military Meeting

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Asked what he meant by a "storm", Trump replied, "you'll find out". Live classical music played. The White House did not immediately reply to a request to clarify Trump's remark. Trump said "tremendous progress" had been made with respect to the Islamic State group, adding, "I guess the media's going to be finding out about that over the next short period of time". Read More »

Retailers pull bump stocks from websites, shelves after Las Vegas shooting

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With the national debate on gun control in high gear after the tragedy, the spotlight quickly shifted to the so-called bump stock . Democratic US Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced a bill on Wednesday that would outlaw bump stocks and other devices that, as she put it, "easily and cheaply modify legal weapons into what are essentially machine guns". Read More »

Donald Trump hails 'amazing' massacre victims and doctors during Las Vegas visit

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Authorities said 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured from a crowd of thousands gathered to watch an outdoor country music festival. As for the investigation into the shooting, he said: "Yeah, they're learning a lot more". "In times such as these I know we are searching for some kind of meaning in the chaos, some kind of light in the darkness", he said. "In the darkest moments, what shines most brightly is the goodness that shines in the hearts of people", Trump said. Read More »

Texas Republican sees 'no reason' for bump stocks, open to ban

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Thus, assassin of Las Vegas on Sunday evening had fired thousands of shots into crowd at a Countrymusikfestival and killed 58 people . Phil Keith, a former Knoxville police chief, said most stores will not sell bump stocks because they have to notify the ATF if they were to sell one. Read More »