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The political battle lines on guns are shifting

The political battle lines on guns are shifting

On the politics of gun control, Democrats are suddenly facing an arms race. After downplaying the issue for most of the past two decades, Democrats in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail are now advancing their most ambitious ideas to control access to firearms since at least the 2000 election, and arguably ever. The…MORE

She’s been a phenom at the Little League World Series

She’s been a phenom at the Little League World Series

Her team may have been eliminated from the Little League Baseball World Series, but Maddy Freking can still count on being etched into the history books and remembered for inspiring girls everywhere. Maddy, 12, is only the 19th girl to ever play in the series in its 72-year history. While that’s impressive enough, she can…MORE

Asian markets slightly higher after Huawei reprieve, China rate move

Asian markets slightly higher after Huawei reprieve, China rate move

Asian markets were slightly higher as China took the next, critical step in a long-awaited money management reform, and as the United States gave the Chinese tech company Huawei a slight reprieve in Washington’s ongoing trade war with Beijing. China’s Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.2%, following a 2.1% gain the day before. Hong Kong’s…MORE

Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweets first statement since surviving plane crash

Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweets first statement since surviving plane crash

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has made his first statement since surviving a plane crash. The famed former NASCAR driver and his wife were on a private jet Thursday that crashed into a fence at the end of a runway upon landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in east Tennessee, officials said. “We are truly blessed that all…MORE

New study raises questions about how fluoride affects children’s development

New study raises questions about how fluoride affects children’s development

Water fluoridation has been hailed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the top great public health achievements of the 20th century, but a new study raises questions about its role as a potential neurotoxin in utero. The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics on Monday, found that increased…MORE

Fact-checking Trump’s vague claims about US background checks

Fact-checking Trump’s vague claims about US background checks

When it comes to tightening gun control laws, President Donald Trump has been consistently vague on what measures he supports, especially regarding background checks. His recent comments have only caused more confusion about his position, and fueled questions about whether he is walking back from comments he made immediately after the most recent mass shootings.…MORE

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