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The shooter in the Orlando club massacre purchased his guns legally, despite two investigations by the FBI. What would have prevented him obtaining the weapons under state law?
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Adolf Hitler reviews an honour guard in the inner yard of the Reichspräsidentenpalais, Berlin, Germany, 12 September 1934.
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Swept out to sea by a riptide, a father and his 12-year-old son struggle to stay alive miles from shore. As night falls, with no rescue imminent, the dad comes to a devastating realization: If they remain together, they’ll drown together.
Wharton professor Jonah Berger explores the many influences on what we decide
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As the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Auxiliary gathered in Washington, DC on Monday morning to commemorate a group of law enforcement officers who had been killed in the
As the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Auxiliary gathered in Washington, DC on Monday morning to commemorate a group of law enforcement officers who had been killed in the line of duty, events in Kansas City served as a reminder of the danger that guns pose to police officers.
Detective Brad Lancaster of the Kansas City Police Department became the latest victim of a string of fatal shootings of police officers so far in 2016. While investigating a report of a suspicious person, Lancaster was killed by someone who never should have possessed a gun in the first place. The 28-year-old shooter was a recently paroled felon who was legally prohibited from buying or possessing a gun.
—Seventeen police officers have been murdered with guns while on the job so far this year — a 70 percent increase over the same period from last year. Gunfire has been the leading cause of line-of-duty law enforcement deaths for at least the past decade.
—This Sunday, May 15, marks National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Day and National Police Week, both of which were established by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. In President Kennedy’s proclamation, the annual commemorations of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, he honored them for their “faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities” and “dedicated service to their communities.” According to the FOP, about 40,000 law enforcement officers, families and supporters attend the events of Police Week in Washington, DC each year.
The shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 49 dead and 53 wounded has this in common with other mass killings: the AR-15.
Who killed JFK?
by Jefferson Morley June 13, 2016
The following is the final chapter in the new ebook CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files by former Washington Post reporter Jefferson Morley.
So, who killed President Kennedy?
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Since the mass shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007, Hollywood hasn’t slowed down in making guns front and center in its movies.
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Astute reader corrects me and notes
“…changed the subject from worst mass shooting to worst mass killing! That’s a different subject. Worst mass nightclub killing in US was the Happy Land fire (1990, Bronx). Cause: arson. Death toll: 87. (There have been worse fires in nightclubs but those were accidental, not deliberate.)
—Worst mass murder in a US school was the Bath School disaster in 1927. Done with explosives, 44 dead, 58 injured.
Understanding othersJust two days before the Orlando shooting, a prestigious group of US military veterans launched a coalition to urge new policy actions ‘to prevent gun tragedies.’
Did Omar Mateen fall through the cracks because FBI agents are pursuing thousands of assessments nationwide under a policy to pursue any and all leads, no matter how ridiculous?
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An ideology of savagery
By Robert Manne
Two years ago, the armies of the group that would soon call itself the Islamic State, a group that already controlled large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, entered Mosul, the second city of Iraq. The Iraqi Army, in which the United States had invested, or perhaps wasted, US$25 billion, fled in fear. Shortly after, the group announced the restoration of the Muslim caliphate, which had been dissolved in 1924 by the leader of the Republic of Turkey, Kemal Atatürk.
Before these events in June 2014, virtually no one in the West had given the Islamic State a second thought, apart from a handful of scholars and intelligence officers. Six months before the fall of Mosul, US president Barack Obama dismissed the Islamic State, with a withering contempt, as the junior league partners of Al Qaeda. Since then, however, the proudly publicised dark deeds of the Islamic State – the beheadings, the stoning to death of adulterous wives, the immolations, the crucifixions, the mass slaughters, the killings of homosexual men, the sexual enslavement of Yazidi women – have become only too well known.
Orlando mass shooter visited gay clubs, used gay dating apps
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There’s a lot of special pleading about Orlando from Muslims and liberals. It’s time to do away with that. If not, we give the issue away to Trump.
CANBERRA, June 14 (Xinhua) — A new study by scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) found for the first time that pythons and boas, the two groups of snakes, evolved independently to share similar traits, the university reported on Tuesday.
Pythons and boas are two families that include the largest snakes in the world, like the reticulated python and the anaconda boa, which have been known to grow close to eight meters in length.
Thanks to rampant poaching, Jamaica’s crocodiles are facing extinction—but not if Lawrence Henriques has anything to say about it.