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House passes 50-state gun carry permit reciprocity, intensifies nat’l background checks

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 00:43 Both pro and anti-gun control advocates are unhappy with a bill the US House passed to allow permitted gun owners to carry concealed handguns across state lines and also enhances the national background check system. The House bill passed Wednesday, 231-198, and follows two of the deadliest mass shootings in modern US history. The ...

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Russian lower house bans reporters representing ‘foreign-agent’ media outlets

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 09:04 Edited time: 6 Dec, 2017 09:10 Russian lawmakers have passed a motion officially barring reporters working for media outlets recognized as foreign agents from entering the lower house of the country’s parliament as a symmetrical response to sanctions applied to RT in the US. The motion, prepared by the State Duma Regulations Committee, states ...

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‘House of Cards’ fans attack Anthony Rapp for ruining show with Spacey sex assault claims

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 00:25 Anthony Rapp, who stars in “Star Trek: Discovery” and was the first to come forward and accuse actor Kevin Spacey of sexual harassment, has been subjected to abuse online following the suspension of Netflix hit series “House of Cards.” Rapp told Buzzfeed on October 30 that Spacey made sexual advances toward him in 1986 ...

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Washington, DC police say no shooter near White House

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 20:34 Edited time: 1 Dec, 2017 20:48 Police in Washington, DC have declared an all-clear, after investigating an unconfirmed report of an active shooter just two streets over from the White House. The area was declared safe. The incident was reported at 1400 block of I Street NW, in the McPherson Square area, shortly after ...

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Russian lower house to ban access to all US reporters – lawmaker

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 11:03 The head of the State Duma Regulations Committee has said that the Russian Lower House will ban all visits by journalists working for US mass media. This is in reply to the US Congress’s hostile moves towards Russia’s RT America television. Read more “By our decision we are offering this move for the consideration ...

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Terrorists could use murderous robots to kill us all, experts tell House of Lords

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 18:01 Terrorists could soon use swarms of killer robots to launch lethal attacks against the West, the vice-president of a European defense giant has warned. Thales VP Alvin Wilby told a House of Lords committee that it’s only a matter of time. While a visit from Skynet’s T-800 Model 101 Terminator isn’t too likely, an ...

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John Conyers hospitalized amid sexual misconduct allegations and House Ethics probe

Congressman John Conyers (D-Michigan) has been hospitalized amid accusations of sexual misconduct and a House Ethics Committee probe. Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi (D-California) has called on him to resign. Conyers is “resting comfortably in an area hospital, he’s doing OK, as well as can be expected for a gentleman that is approaching 90 years of age,” consultant Sam Biddle ...

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'Good news': White House on CNN's Christmas party boycott

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 15:45 Edited time: 29 Nov, 2017 15:52 CNN said it is boycotting the White House Christmas party for the media this year in light of President Donald Trump’s continued attacks on the network. In a reaction retweeted by Trump, the White House press secretary called it “good news.” “CNN will not be attending this year’s ...

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Staff were ‘afraid to bend over near Bill Clinton’ – former White House employee

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 11:39 Bending over in the presence of Bill Clinton was a risky undertaking, according to former White House staffer, Linda Tripp. The staffer-turned-whistleblower said new criticism of Clinton’s outrageous behavior is “a day late, and it’s a dollar short.” The housekeeping staff that worked during Clinton’s tenure in the White House were “afraid to bend ...

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Lower House committee passes bill on protection for citizens reporting corruption

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 15:12 The State Duma Committee for Security and Countering Corruption has approved a draft law offering state protection to those who reveal facts of corruption to law enforcement agencies. The bill will now progress to the first reading in the Duma. Read more The bill, developed by the Labor Ministry and drafted in the Lower ...

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