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Mass killings, school shootings may be contagious – study
A new study found that mass killings and school shootings inspire similar violent attacks for an average of 13 days after the initial tragedy. The study also that found mass shootings were significantly higher in states with a high rate of gun ownership.

03.07.2015 03:03

House GOP, White House spar in court over Obamacare overreach
House Republicans say a new Supreme Court decision helps bolster their case that a provision of Obamacare is unconstitutionally spending money Congress did not authorize. The provision alleviates out-of-pocket medical costs for people with lower incomes.

02.07.2015 23:47

​Montana polygamist applies for marriage license, cites same-sex ruling
Citing the historic Supreme Court ruling recently legalizing same-sex marriage, a Montana man has applied for a second marriage license that, if granted, would sanction the relationship he has with two wives.

02.07.2015 22:05

​‘Forced measure’: Hungary to build fence along Serbia border to stop migrants
The construction of a four-meter-high, 175-km-long fence is to start along the Hungarian border with Serbia “within weeks” to limit the flow of illegal migrants into the EU, according to Hungarian Prime Minister’s chief of staff.

02.07.2015 20:31

​Mohammed cartoon exhibition in London to invite Geert Wilders as speaker, anti-Sharia group says
An anti-Sharia Law campaign group has announced plans to hold an exhibition in London featuring cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.

02.07.2015 14:01

‘US employs Trojan horse strategy with Cuba’
The US restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba is a Trojan horse strategy which is set to mask Washington’s intentions to re-colonize Cuba, tap into its market and return it to neo-colony status, says political analyst Daniel Shaw.

02.07.2015 13:15

Baltimore to install recording cameras in all police vans after Freddie Gray death
In the wake of protests over Freddie Gray, whose death from injuries sustained in police custody in April provoked unrest in several US cities, Baltimore has pledged to install cameras in police vans for a “more complete record of what occurs there.”

02.07.2015 10:59

1 in 46 million: Vanechka has one of the rarest immune deficiencies on Earth
Once you commit to helping children in need, you stop seeing children as “yours” and “other children.” The fate of every single kid in desperate need of help becomes your problem, your task, and your mission.

01.07.2015 13:22

​‘Culture cleansing’ ISIS could target British Museum artifacts, says outgoing director
Ancient artefact collections at the British Museum are at risk of an Islamic State-inspired attack, according to the institution’s outgoing director. UNESCO chief Irina Bokova has warned extremists are engaging in “culture cleansing.”

02.07.2015 07:58

MPs propose granting police exceptional rights – report
A group of Russian lawmakers has drafted a bill broadening police powers and giving them the “presumption of trust.” Among other things, this would allow them to break into cars and homes without warrants and open gunfire at mass gatherings of people.

02.07.2015 08:28

Little girl with rainbow flag vs Christian activist (VIDEO)
In a graphic illustration of the raging debate on gay marriage, a video has emerged from Columbus, Ohio, of a little girl with a rainbow flag standing up against a Christian preacher, who emotionally assures her that it is a sin, and Jesus will save her.

02.07.2015 06:37

GCHQ spied on Amnesty International - UK’s surveillance tribunal
Britain’s intelligence agency, GCHQ, spied on Amnesty International, including activities such as intercepting, accessing and storing communications, UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) told the human rights organization in an email.

01.07.2015 22:22