How criminals get their guns

by: Philip Cook, Duke University The San Bernardino massacre is unique in several respects, but it does bring into focus an important issue with broad relevance: how do dangerous people obtain guns, and what should the police and courts be doing to make those transactions more difficult? The shooters – Syed...

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Can your Facebook friends help you find a job?

by: Laura Gee, Tufts University More than half of jobs are found with the help of a social tie, whether a friend, relative or distant acquaintance. For example, a friend may tell you about a job opening at her firm or a parent may offer you an internship at his company....

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Weight loss studies – Train the brain, not the body

Despite massive government, medical and individual efforts to win the war on obesity, 71 percent of Americans are overweight. The average adult is 24 pounds heavier today than in 1960. Our growing girth adds some US$200 billion per year to our health care expenditure, amounting to a severe health crisis....

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The question nobody is asking Trump and Clinton about nukes

As it seeks to modernize its nuclear arsenal, the United States faces a big choice, one which Barack Obama should ponder before his upcoming Hiroshima speech. Should we spend a trillion dollars to replace each of our thousands of nuclear warheads with a more sophisticated substitute attached to a more...

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Texas Plans Lawsuit to Stop New Obama Transgender Bathroom Rules

Texas will sue to stop a federal directive instructing school districts to let transgender students use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity, Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday. Abbott, a Republican, made the announcement in a tweet. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is expected to discuss the lawsuit in a...

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Medicare Drug Pricing Proposal Stirs Opposition

A broad proposal by Medicare to change the way it pays for some drugs has drawn intense reaction and lobbying, with much of the debate centering on whether the plan gives too much power over drug prices to government regulators. One of most controversial sections would set up a nationwide...

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Small Boat Capsizes on Snake River in Idaho Falls

IDAHO FALLS — Two adults and two children were rushed to the hospital after a boat capsized around 7 p.m. in the Snake River below the Broadway Bridge. Emergency personnel pulled the four people from the water between where it capsized near the Pancheri Bridge. One child, around 5-years-old, was trapped...

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Hillary Clinton’s Weak Campaign Slogan is Getting Mocked on Twitter

#Slogans4Hillary is trending on Twitter Hillary Clinton recently started repeating her new slogan “We are Stronger Together” as a way to fight off the Bernie Sanders Democratic party insurgency.  With Clinton’s poll numbers sliding against the GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump, her campaign is scrambling to find the  politically correct message to...

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Canadians Caught Walking on Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone Park

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Four Canadian men are being investigated after they posted photos and videos of themselves walking on the Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park. The men posted a photo album and video on the Facebook page High on Life SundayFundayz. Several images, which have been removed,...

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Budweiser to Make “America” Great Again by Renaming Beer for Election

Budweiser Renames Beer “America” Budweiser just changed the name of its beer to “America.” In an effort to one up Donald Trump and the election media circus, Budweiser made a bold move in renaming its beer. In the upcoming Hillary vs. Trump matchup, “America” might just be exactly what American voters...