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Green Bay Packers-Dallas Cowboys Preview

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Can the Cowboys avenge a heartbreaking home loss to Green Bay in the divisional round this past January? Of course this isn't the end of the world but because they couldn't handle their business, there's a chance the Cowboys could be down three games in the win column behind Philadelphia (3-1) by the time they return to action in Week 7. Read More »

Nate moves out this evening, but more rain falls soon

Temperatures will stay relatively steady, in the mid 60s in the morning only making it to the low 70s in the afternoon. The rain may move through in two batches. That disturbance should then gradually weaken further as it encounters that high pressure to our northeast, likely fizzling just to our southwest over the course of Thursday and Friday . Read More »

Bump fire stocks might be changed, but by whom?

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Almost 12,000 people have been killed in gun violence as 273 mass shootings have occurred so far in the USA in 2017, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a not-for-profit corporation that tracks gun-related violence in America. I feel a sense of urgency to do something , and I hope that that spreads to most people, because we really can not continue to allow this to happen and grow, because it will get worse. Read More »

NRA calls for crackdown on gun modifications

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In Minnesota, Democratic Rep. Tim Walz is cosponsoring a bill to ban bump stocks . Stephen Paddock stuck his " bump stock " equipped weapons through the automatic weapon ban loophole in Las Vegas, massacring 58 people and wounding over 500, in the worst mass-shooting in USA history to date. Read More »

Local Gun Smith Talks Bump Stocks and the Potential Ban

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Is it possible that the Las Vegas massacre will prompt NRA members to rethink their views on gun control? He indicated Republicans were not focusing on the issue at hand after the deadly Las Vegas shooting . The bump fire stocks are illegal in California and manufacturing companies can not ship them here but there are kits online that will convert some semi automatic rifles. Read More »

Chemist says VX byproduct was on Kim murder suspect's shirt

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In April of this year, when The New York Times ran a story about the USA supposedly hacking North Korea's missile infrastructure to cause its launches to fail, Business Insider spoke to Ken Geers , a cybersecurity expert for Comodo with experience in the NSA. Read More »

NRA open to 'bump stock' regulation

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Las Vegas police's Joe Lombardo also said that police uncovered explosives and 1,000s of rounds of ammunition at Paddock's home. That came as more and more Republicans in the Congress said they were open to the idea of doing something about 'bump stocks '. Read More »

U.S. welcomes Iraqi victory in northern town

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Speaking about the Iraqi Kurdistan referendum, Khamenei said , "In confronting this event, Iran and Turkey must take every possible action, and Iraq's government must take serious actions on this issue". As a good will gesture, Bagdad seized a strategy of financial embargo of the region's banks on Wednesday. Macron offered to mediate between the Iraqi government and Kurdish regional authorities, and promised to maintain a military presence there until Islamic State was defeated. Read More »

UK's May says she has support of cabinet to stay as leader

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A prankster handed her a mocked-up P45, she struggled to deliver her remarks because of an incessant cough, and there were problems with the backdrop. In order to force a vote on the prime minister's leadership role, the votes of 48 members of parliament are necessary. Sources close to the prime minister have said that the PM had caught the "conference cold", and that her many interviews and meetings this week have taken their toll on her voice. Read More »

Las Vegas shooter wired $100000 to girlfriend in Philippines

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The officers are heard shouting warnings to each other in the chaos that was unfolding as Stephen Paddock unleashed a hail of bullets from weapons in his 32nd floor suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel. Local and federal law enforcement officials spent hours interviewing Danley, who insisted Wednesday through her attorney that she had no prior knowledge of the impending attacks. Read More »

NYT Columnist Calls for Repealing Second Amendment

However, no one can rationally equate the protection the 2nd Amendment provides for personal safety, with the irrational " right " to own semi-automatic rifles that can be converted into military-style assault weapons created to mow down hundreds of people in a matter of minutes. Read More »

Rep. John Katko among 18 House Republicans to break ranks on budget

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Republicans have moved on from their failed health-care attempts with high hopes that they'll be able to make their mark on taxes - the second major priority that House and Senate leaders have set their sights on. A face plant on tax reform would be an enormous political debacle. The Republican plan would increase the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion over the next decade, which would pave the way for cuts to Social Security, the report said. Read More »

Gabrielle Giffords issues statement after Las Vegas shooting

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Just one in four (27%) Republicans say that stricter laws around gun purchases would lead to fewer mass shootings. "Imagine how much worse last night's shooting could have been if the gunman had a silencer", Kelly said. This cycle of preventable violence and pointless debate will not end until more political leaders, and responsible gun owners, acknowledge the obvious: that sensible restrictions on gun possession and use are both constitutional and necessary. Read More »

Trump at dinner with military commanders cites 'calm before the storm'

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The show, however, may be the point for Mr. Trump . In August 2016, Iranian news outlets reported that Esfahani, who reportedly worked as part of a team working to have sanctions on Iran lifted, had been detained by authorities. The expected move to decertify would not itself destroy the deal because the concept of certification is only a requirement of USA law. No - or at least not necessarily. Read More »

Both Sides - And The NRA - Considering Bump Stock Ban

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On Thursday , an unexpected statement from the NRA calling for additional regulations and now gun shops across the country are seeing bump stocks flying off the shelves. "It's clearly something we need to look into", Ryan said in an interview with CNN. Bump stocks can be purchased and retrofitted onto weapons, commonly for less than $500 each. Read More »

Tropical Storm Nate's eye moves over Honduras

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The storm will be near hurricane intensity when it approaches Mexico'sYucatan Peninsula late on Friday, where up to 8 inches (20 cm) of rain were possible, the NHC said. At least six people have died in the storm there, while another 11 were killed when it moved north and reached Nicaragua . It could hit the U.S. Gulf coast near New Orleans over the weekend at hurricane strength. Read More »

Las Vegas gunman 'sick, demented': Donald Trump

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Eric Paddock, the brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock , was distraught and expressed disbelief. Police said that when they entered Paddock's room, he was already dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Incidents of mass shootings are often used by the gun lobby to press more sales, advocating that to prevent violence by " bad guys", "good guys" must possess weapons. Read More »

A Closer Look at the NRA's Cleverly Worded Statement on Bump Stocks

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It's obvious that the gunfire is automatic fire, retired ATF special agent Sam Rabadi told CNN's "New Day" after anchor Alisyn Camerota played a short video of the shooting. Paddock engaged in enough planning to obtain weapons that sounded like fully automatic rifles - what some people would call a submachine gun. The right-wing media and President Donald Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway had criticized Obama earlier in the day on CNN for supposedly being lax on bump stocks. Read More »

United Nations rights chief calls on Spain to investigate referendum violence

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Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee, reporting from Barcelona , said: " Many people are saying that the mandate, as they see it, of the referendum needs to be accepted and mirrored by the Catalan parliament". The reigning Spanish monarch said the referendum had shown a "lack of loyalty" to the government, criticising the referendum as undemocratic. The people were attacked by the police when trying to vote on the referendum. Read More »

New Gerrymandering Suit Challenges PA Maps In Federal Court

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The only remaining question was whether he believed Wisconsin's Republicans had done essentially that when they went behind closed doors in 2011 and used computerized maps to assure their hold on the state legislature. That's what gerrymandering does, and why it's unconstitutional. At oral arguments , Kennedy at least appeared open to setting a standard to determine when gerrymandering goes too far, though it's hard to say how he'll vote. Read More »

Senate panel holds first hearing to explore fix for DACA

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The deadline applies to roughly 154,200 recipients whose benefits are set to expire prior to March 5, 2018. Those whose DACA expires March 6 or later will only be permitted to finish out the term of their current authorization. In early September, the Trump administration announced it would phase out the program, leaving almost 800,000 immigrants, also known as DREAMers , uncertain about their future . Read More »

Putin says hasn't decided if he would run in 2018 election

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President Vladimir Putin hailed the visit by the 81-year-old king as a "momentous" event, reported Russian state news agency RIA Novosti. With diplomatic alliances shifting across the Middle East, Moscow hopes that King Salman's historic four-day visit will show that Moscow can forge close alliances with all the key Middle East players, including Turkey, Iran and now Saudi, the Guardian reports. Read More »

Dianne Feinstein introduces Senate gun control bill to ban bump stocks

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Investigators said Paddock used bump stocks to convert more than a dozen rifles into rapid fire weapons. Feinstein's hastily announced bill drew 26 co-sponsors in about an hour, she said, all Democrats, including Sen. Republican senators, peppered with questions by reporters in the hallways of Capitol Hill, gave mixed feedback throughout the day on restricting bump stocks, with some outright opposing the idea while others were open to learn more. Read More »