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New public database reveals striking differences in how guns are regulated from state to state

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 11:42pm
New public database reveals striking differences in how guns are regulated from state to state By Michael Siegel, Professor of Community Health Sciences, Boston University and Molly Pahn, Research Manager, Boston University. Anti-gun protestors rally in Washington, D.C. in July 2016. Patsy Lynch/Med...

Looking for quick, massive infrastructure spending in Trump’s budget? Don’t hold your breath

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 11:33pm
Looking for quick, massive infrastructure spending in Trump’s budget? Forget it WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump made rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure a major job-creating campaign pledge. But while his first big federal budget proposal has $200 billion for that purpose, most of...

Trump Effect inspires radical fundamentalist Christians in the military

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 11:27pm
Trump Effect Inspires Radical Christians in Military Donald Trump’s election has led to such a steep rise in fundamentalist Christian evangelizing and religious bigotry in the U.S. armed forces that the matter is reaching the level of a “national security threat,” according to information shared exc...

ISIS cheers Ariana Grande Manchester concert bombing

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 11:17pm
ISIS Cheers Ariana Grande Concert Explosion Supporters of the Islamic State group (ISIS) are celebrating an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK that has killed at least 19 people and left another 50 injured. Social media accounts linked to ISIS supporters were posting messages su...

‘It’s early to make this political’: Shep Smith slams ex-CIA head for using Manchester attack to criticize Obama

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 11:00pm
Fox News’ Shep Smith on Monday rebuked James Woolsey after the former Director of Central Intelligence politicized the deadly attack in Manchester, England. “Things are kind of coming to a head,” Woolsey began during a special segment of “Shepard Smith Reporting.” “I think radical Islamists have dec...

‘Like watching grandpa do the Electric Slide at a wedding’: Seth Meyers mocks Trump’s klutzy Saudi sword dance

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 10:45pm
President Donald Trump had a bust weekend in Saudi Arabia — curtsying for the Saudi king, dancing with a sword, touching a mysterious glowing orb — therefore “Late Show” host Seth Meyers had wealth of material to work with. Noting that Trump headed overseas as another rash of...

23 staff members implicated in sexual abuse scandal at an elite New England prep school: report

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 10:01pm
A shocking investigation into allegations of sexual abuse at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire found “substantiated evidence” of abuse dating back to the 1940’s. According to the New York Times, 23 staff members (13 named and 10 more unnamed) were implicated in a report a...

Colbert ridicules Trump and his league of ‘supervillains’ hovering over the glowing Saudi orb

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 9:39pm
Stephen Colbert on Monday mocked Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia, ridiculing the president’s awkward sword dance and knocking him for laying his hands upon a glowing orb. Colbert joked that Trump participated in the “Middle East shuffle” when he danced with the Saudis this weekend. “The Late Sho...

Olbermann blasts ‘subhuman’ Sean Hannity for making up fake news to cover up Trump’s failed presidency

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 8:52pm
Keith Olbermann broadcast an angry rebuke of Fox News and Sean Hannity The GQ Special Correspondent used his THE RESISTANCE platform to describe Fox News as, “these subhuman creatures, these Trump apologists.” “It underscores yet again the lengths to which those who enabled Trump t...

British police suspect terrorism behind explosion at Ariana Grande Manchester concert

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 8:44pm
At least 19 people were killed in a blast at a concert in the English city of Manchester on Monday where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing and two U.S. officials said a suicide bomber was suspected in the explosion. British police said the incident, in which at least 50 people were injur...

City kids more likely to have psychotic experiences: study

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 8:36pm
City Kids More Likely to Have Psychotic Experiences Kids growing up in the city are significantly more likely than those raised in the country to have psychotic experiences, such as hearing voices and experiencing intense paranoia. A study published May 22 in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin shows...

Flynn takes the Fifth but fights over his testimony are just beginning

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 8:22pm
Flynn takes the Fifth but fights over testimony are just beginning WASHINGTON — Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s decision to invoke the Fifth Amendment might protect him against self-incrimination — but it could also escalate a clash involving immunity, contempt and some tough ...

Saudis gave the US $360 billion in deals — now they want Trump to rescind 9/11 lawsuit law

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 8:16pm
Saudis gave the US $360billion in deals. Now they want Trump to rescind 9/11 lawsuit law RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Donald Trump struck a series of deals with Saudi Arabia on his two-day visit but the kingdom is still anxiously waiting for him to deliver on something else: the repeal of a cont...

Here is one big myth about the sun that is completely wrong

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 8:12pm
Myths About The Sun That Turned Out To Be Wrong Q&A site Quora. Photo: Quora This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Jack Fraser. Well, a lot of people used to think (and many laypeople still do) that the sun is a big ol’ ball of fire. I mean — it’s not the most absurd assumption ...

Ariana Grande remains quiet after Manchester explosion

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 8:07pm
Ariana Grande Remains Quiet After Manchester Explosion “Dangerous Woman” singer Ariana Grande did not immediately issue a statement after there was an explosion at Manchester Arena in England Monday. Several people were killed and many were injured, the Guardian reported. Police immediately issued a...

Deaths confirmed in explosion at Ariana Grande concert

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 7:40pm
Deaths Confirmed in Explosion at Ariana Grande Concert A number of fatalities have been reported following an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK. A bomb-like explosion took place in the foyer of the Manchester Arena, prompting panic as fans attempted to evacuate the area. 8:07pm...

WATCH: Israeli ambassador visibly flummoxed when Trump implies Israel is not in the Middle East

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 7:37pm
Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer could hardly contain himself Monday during a meeting with Donald Trump after the president mistakenly implied Israel is not located in the Middle East. “Our Secretary of State has done an incredible job,” Trump said at a meeting with Dermer, Rex Til...

WATCH: Alec Baldwin teaches his 3-year-old daughter how to do a hilarious Trump impression

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 7:16pm
Alec Baldwin’s impression of President Donald Trump has captured audiences all over the country — but his daughter’s impression of the president is definitely cuter. In an Instagram clip posted by Baldwin’s wife Hilaria, Baldwin is seen sitting with his three-year-old daughte...

Chelsea Handler: Melania would be an ‘American hero’ if she divorced Trump and spilled his ‘dirty secrets’

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 7:05pm
Panelists on “The View” continued to ridicule President Donald Trump after video appeared showing First Lady Melania Trump slapping away the president’s touch. Chelsea Handler, star of the Chelsea show on Netflix, took the opportunity to discuss the state of the first couple’s marriage. ...

Trump mulls bringing ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to White House for crisis management

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 6:47pm
Donald Trump has personally contacted former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and deputy campaign manager David Bossie to ask the pair to join the administration as crisis managers amid ongoing turmoil in the White House, Politico reports. In a text message, Lewandowski pushed back on that claim, ...