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Fact-Checking Feinstein: Assault Weapons Ban Not Nearly Enough

Fact-Checking Feinstein: Assault Weapons Ban Not Nearly Enough
The data is in, and definitive: the assault weapons ban didn't work. So why is Senator Dianne Feinstein still pushing for it? And what options are there that can end the scourge of violence plaguing the US.
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Blame the Victims: Gun Nuts' Awful Response to Mass Shootings

Blame the Victims: Gun Nuts' Awful Response to Mass Shootings
Matt Binder and Michael Brooks talk about the psychotic need that some second amendment absolutists have to attack those that have been affected by mass shootings and gun violence when tragedy compels those victims to speak out.
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Thailand Slips Toward Despotism, Restricts Media After Army Declares Martial Law

Thailand Slips Toward Despotism, Restricts Media After Army Declares Martial Law
With the declaration of martial law by the head of Thailand's military, the east-Asian country faces a severe test of its still fragile democracy. Protests and violence had marred elections last year, but a stopgap measure by the military looks more every day like an out-and-out coup.
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Group Behind Kidnapped Girls Reign of Terror Extends Back Years

Group Behind Kidnapped Girls Reign of Terror Extends Back Years
Boko Haram, the al Qaeda-affiliated group responsible for kidnapping over 200 girls in Nigeria, has a history of horror and violence in the country, years before the kidnapping garnered headlines.
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Boardroom vs Classroom: Chicago's Charter Schools Failing to Outperform Public Schools

 Boardroom vs Classroom: Chicago's Charter Schools Failing to Outperform Public Schools
After Chicago closed 50 public schools in 2013, partly in order to make room for the growing number of privately owned schools (currently numbering 130), the residents were told that charter schools provided a better education for their children. However, a new study suggests that that's not true, not at all.
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In CA Cinco de Mayo T-Shirt Case: Concern Over Violence Trumps Expression Rights

In CA Cinco de Mayo T-Shirt Case: Concern Over Violence Trumps Expression Rights
A judge ruled that the freedom of expression of kids protesting Cinco de Mayo celebrations at a Northern California school by wearing American flag t-shirts was not violated by teachers forcing the teens to turn the shirts inside out. Concerns over violence trumped their first amendment rights, the ruling stated.
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Kenyan Mall Shooting: 'Two or Three Americans' Among Attackers Who Killed 60-Plus People

Kenyan Mall Shooting: 'Two or Three Americans' Among Attackers Who Killed 60-Plus People
Two or three Americans and one Briton were among those who attacked a Nairobi shopping mall, Kenya's foreign minister said Monday. More than 60 people have been killed in the assault on the upscale mall, which has lasted for three days. An official for the U.S. State Department said that they had "no definitive evidence of the nationalities" of the attackers.
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Will Lester
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Car Bombs Kill 20 in Iraq Weeks After Deadliest Month Since 2008

Car Bombs Kill 20 in Iraq Weeks After Deadliest Month Since 2008
A new wave of car bombs rocked commercial streets in the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing 20 in the latest apparent attack by hard-line Sunni insurgents aiming to undermine confidence in the Shiite-led government. Meanwhile, Sunni leaders in Basra said unknown gunmen had shot dead 17 Sunnis in the Shiite-dominated city over the past two weeks, following threats to retaliate against them for attacks on Shiites in other parts of Iraq.
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Sameer Yacoub
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Doing What They Can, Obama Administration Moves Forward Unilaterally on Gun Control

Doing What They Can, Obama Administration Moves Forward Unilaterally on Gun Control
Months after gun control efforts crumbled in Congress, Vice President Joe Biden stood shoulder to shoulder Thursday with the attorney general and the top U.S. firearms official and declared the Obama administration would take two new steps to curb American gun violence.
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Are the Women of Pittsburgh Made of Steel?

Are the Women of Pittsburgh Made of Steel?
United Steelworkers’ Local 3657 Women of Steel joined Fight Back Pittsburgh and several other organizations in a global day of action.
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