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Gun sales in the United States have slipped in 2014 compared to last year, but they’re still higher than at any other point in the last decade. Over the last three months, sales at the gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson dropped 23 percent, with profits declining 32 percent compared to the same quarter in 2013. …

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Two counties in northern California have submitted a petition for the right to form a 51st State of America, which they want to name Jefferson. They claim a lack of representation and that their grievances aren’t heard at state level. The largely rural counties of Modoc and Siskiyou signed the petition. They are located on …

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The American photojournalist who was beheaded by Islamic State militants was also tortured using some of the same methods employed by the CIA in its controversial, post-9/11 interrogation program. James Foley was subjected to waterboarding multiple times while being imprisoned by the Islamic State, as were three other kidnapped Westerners. According to the Washington Post, several …

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Top US officials say President Barack Obama wants to decide American strategy for combating extremist group Islamic State’s strongholds in Syria. Yet the administration is still scrambling to understand the goals and limits of potential military action. Top members of the Obama administration have held meetings this week to surmise how expanding a military campaign …

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Beijing is calling on Washington to scale back, or cancel, aerial surveillance of the Chinese mainland, since such a practice represents a security risk and a deterrent to better bilateral relations – otherwise it is ready to take measures. Relations between China and the United States have been increasingly tense since the US shifted its …

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The City of Detroit has once again begun shutting off water service for residents who are months behind on their bills. The move comes as a 30-day moratorium on shut-offs ended on Monday. According to the Associated Press, the city was scheduled to have crews out on Tuesday in order to commence with the controversial shut-offs, …

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The number of Islamic State recruits is much higher than that estimated by foreign observers – around 100,000, says one of Iraq’s foremost security experts with unique access to intelligence. The terrorists are swallowing up other insurgent groups. Foreign estimates put the figure between 20,000 and 50,000. “[The] Islamic State didn’t come from nowhere,” according to …

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Close to 200 state and local police departments in the United States have been suspended for losing military-level equipment transferred to them by the Pentagon, a new investigation found. According to the media outlet Fusion, its independent investigation into the Pentagon’s “1033 program,” which equips state and local police departments across the US with excess military …

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It comes as no surprise that the biggest racists and race-baiters in America were present at the funeral for the deceased #MikeBrown. The teen was fatally shot after attacking and severely injuring a #Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. Rioting and looting soon followed by many in #Ferguson and the surrounding communities, proving that …

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As lawmakers in Washington, DC, consider ways to stem the flow of military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, police lobbies and organizations are firing back at the possibility. In fact, the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) – which lobbies for 1,600 different SWAT teams in the United States – has already sent emails to …

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry sounded the alarm on Thursday over the “very real possibility” that terrorists associated with the Islamic State and other extremist groups have already snuck into the United States via its border with Mexico. In a speech to the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, the former presidential candidate – and potential 2016 …

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Former congressman Ron Paul told RT on Tuesday that the United States should look to the history books for advice on how to handle the escalating crisis in Iraq and pull the American military out of the country immediately. US sends arms to Iraq – to solve problems Washington helped create Only days after US …

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The number of killed and wounded in eastern Ukraine has doubled to 2,086 over the last two weeks, according to the UN’s “very conservative estimates”. “This corresponds to a clear escalating trend,” UN human rights spokeswoman Cecile Pouilly told Reuters in response to a query. Over 60 people have been killed or wounded every day, Pouilly …

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