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Payday lenders now face tougher requirements

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Before Thursday's announcement, the only federal regulation that applied to the payday lending industry was that the Military Lending Act, which puts Interest rate and debt-collecting restrictions on loans to servicemen and women. "[This] action should make it easier for mortgage borrowers to receive timely information from their mortgage servicers about available options for saving their home, even if they have submitted a request to cease communication", says Richard Cordray , director of ... Read More »

NRA Silent After Vegas Shooting, Other Gun Groups Keep Tabs on GOP

If a semiautomatic rifle enhanced with a "bump stock" shoots like an automatic rifle and sounds like an automatic rifle, then it should be considered an automatic rifle. Some allow semi-automatic guns to shoot hundreds of rounds per minute. Kinzinger's remarks come as other Congressional Republicans have also shown a willingness to consider legislation on bump-fire stocks, marking a departure from a history of resistance to gun control measures. Read More »

Las Vegas Shooting Brings Gun Control Back into the Spotlight

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Residents also are allowed to carry guns openly throughout the state. "In the interim, thousands more have been lost to the daily, ruthless toll of gun violence". But the shooting in Las Vegas went far beyond my imagination. Despite repeated attempts following national tragedies, Congress has been unable to pass even the most modest measures on the list of proposals. Read More »

New England Patriots Lead Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-7 at Halftime

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers game is scheduled for 8:25 p.m. With a victory on Thursday night, Brady (185-54) will tie Brett Favre (186-112) and Peyton Manning (186-79) for the most regular-season wins in National Football League history. Fortunately, no one is better at the short passing game than Tom Brady . Nick Folk missed three field goals on Thursday night - kicks that would have been the difference in a 19-14 loss to the New England Patriots . Read More »

Calls For Tougher Gun Control Laws Grow After Las Vegas Attack

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Instead of focusing on gun restrictions, House Republicans called for a focus on mental health treatment - even though not much is known yet about the mental health of the shooter. King. It would allow gun owners to carry registered weapons over state lines, bring guns into national parks, and eliminate the $200 transfer tax on silencers. Read More »

Trend Indicator Watch on This Stock: Canada Index MSCI Ishares (EWC)

The NYSE listed company saw a recent bid of 33.83 and 75764 shares have traded hands in the session. Earnings Yield helps investors measure the return on investment for a given company. The MESA Adaptive Moving Average is a technical trend-following indicator which adapts to price movement "based on the rate change of phase as measured by the Hilbert Transform Discriminator". Read More »

3 bold predictions vs. North Carolina in Week 6

Kelly said Wimbush took some reps in practice Thursday. What those games don't do, is provide fans with hope that the Tar Heels can get things together down the stretch-especially against a team like Notre Dame which has steamrolled its opponents in all four of its wins, and lost by just one point against No. Read More »

GOP Rep. Bill Flores Supports Gun Control via Bump Stock Ban

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A growing number of congressional Republicans have expressed that they're open to investigating the legality or even banning bump stocks . Chuck Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, about holding a hearing on bump stocks and " any other aspect of this bad crime that we need to look at from a federal perspective" once the initial investigation is complete. Read More »

Australian Government Pushes for Mass Biometric Surveillance of Citizens

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Turnbull said the system would not be connected to Australia's existing network of closed-circuit televisions, easing fears that authorities were seeking to create an automated system of detection. And, unfortunately, we've seen the tragedy that has happened overseas and my heart goes out to the people who lost their lives in Las Vegas. Industry will get the chance to give the DTO feedback on project standards, Fairfax reports , ahead of wider testing once the DTO's AU$40 million GovPass ... Read More »

Las Vegas shooting: Donald Trump to meet survivors and pay respects

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He said he finds shooting with bump shots fun. There were reports of other incidents at different locations along the Las Vegas strip, but police said they believe the dead suspect acted alone. "The goal is to prohibit these deadly devices that caused so much death and destruction in Las Vegas earlier this week", he said. He said they don't sell bump stocks at Good 2 Go, but said they can special order it for clients. Read More »

Trump's $29 Billion Disaster Aid Wish List

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The aid package request consists of nearly $13 billion in new relief for victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as $16 billion to support FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program . "I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico , but you've thrown our budget a little out of whack - because we've spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico and that's fine, we've saved a lot of lives", Trump said. Read More »

Senate panel approves budget plan

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While the specific spending cuts in the House GOP budget resolution-which include a trillion dollars in cuts to Medicaid-are non-binding , they are nonetheless an indication of the devastating steps Republicans are willing to take in order to deliver more wealth to the richest Americans. Read More »

Mueller team questions ex-spy on Trump dossier

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CNN has learned that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the USA intelligence community previous year took the Steele dossier more seriously than the agencies have publicly acknowledged. "The issue of collusion is still open", said the Republican committee chairman. The British agent in question has declined the Senate Intelligence Committee's request for an interview. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif departs for London to see ailing wife

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The petitioner prayed the apex court to declare that Nawaz, having been disqualified by the apex court on July 28 under Article 62 (1) (f) of the Constitution, could not be elected as the party head or office bearer of PML-N. The former prime minister is now facing three corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against him and his family members in an accountability court in Islamabad . Read More »

'Bump stock' ban is least Congress can do

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The shooting in Las Vegas left 58 people dead and hundreds of others injured after gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd at a country music festival. "I think all the people who are going to express an opinion about whether or not we're going to have reasonable gun safety laws should be forced to look at the autopsy photographs of the victims of that violence", Harris said. Read More »

Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend unaware of shooting plan

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Federal authorities met the Las Vegas killer's girlfriend at Los Angeles International Airport late Tuesday and said they will take a harder look at what she might have known leading up to the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history. Read More »

Bump stocks used in Las Vegas mass shooting

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Semi-automatic rifles modified with a bump stock - such as those used by Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock - are illegal in NY, according to the state's top law-enforcement officials. That would close the loophole allowing for the possession of a bump stock if it isn't attached to a weapon, they contended. John Thune of South Dakota, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Marco Rubio of Florida, and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin; as well as Reps. Read More »

John Kelly's phone was reportedly compromised for months

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The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters. Citing three White House officials, Politico said tech staff believed the phone was compromised after examining it in the summer for technical problems. Officials didn't share any information about the extent of the breach, which they claim is unknown, but Bill Marczak, a senior research fellow with the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, explained to Politico that the worst-case scenario would be ... Read More »

Authorities recover 42 guns from gunman's hotel room, house

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) added its support for a review the device's legality, a rare break from its resolute pro-gun position. A spring mechanism in a bump stock causes the rifle to bounce forward with every shot. In 1986, the federal National Firearms Act was amended further to prohibit the transfer or possession of machine guns by civilians, with an exception for those previously manufactured and registered. Read More »

Feinstein, Harris Team Up to Push Tougher Gun Laws

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Shelley Moore Capito, a West Virginia Republican. Inaction has been the norm following other mass shootings , including the Sandy Hook, Connecticut, massacre of schoolchildren five years ago, last year's bloodbath at the Pulse nightclub in Florida, and a baseball field shooting this year in which House Majority Whip Steve Scalise came close to death. Read More »

Palestinian PM leaves Gaza after reconciliation visit

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Afterwards government spokesman Yusuf Al Mahmud said a full reconciliation deal would take time. For this historic moment, not only Israel and Egypt, but also Russian Federation made efforts as representatives of the two factions met in Moscow last January. Read More »

Vatican treasurer to face court hearing in Australia over historical sex charges

Pell is not required to enter a formal plea unless he is committed to stand trial. Supporters of George Pell including the head of the Institute of Public Affairs John Roskam have set up a fund to help the cardinal fight the charges. Pell sat in the front of the court as the magistrate determined which witnesses would be called to give evidence at the committal hearing and whether those witnesses could be cross-examined. Read More »

Trump to Reporters: 'Maybe It's the Calm Before the Storm'

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Classical music played in the background and tables were set in the nearby Blue Room for a fancy meal. Here's to hoping Trump has no idea what the phrase "calm before the storm" means. He also said that, moving forward, he expects those in the room to provide him with "a broad range of military options, when needed, at a much faster pace". Read More »

Empower teachers; give them the freedom to teach

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The theme of World Teachers' Day 2017 theme is " Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers " on the footsteps of 2015 theme "Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs)". Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs at the Ministry, Fawzia Al Khater, said in a press statement the award is well deserved to all teachers and is a message to urge appreciation and gratitude and instil it in the society that they lead the way in education which is the most graceful profession. Read More »

Photos show inside Las Vegas killer's hotel room

Rooms were also reserved in Paddock's name in a Las Vegas building that overlooked the Life is handsome alternative music festival a week before he attacked a country music festival late Sunday, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of Clark County said . Read More »

Canadian Holocaust memorial neglects to mention Jews

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Canada is replacing a new Holocaust remembrance plaque after outrage that it did not mention Jews. MPs and senators of the opposition Conservative Party, however, were quick to jump at the absence of a reference to Jewish people or anti-Semitism on the monument, labeling it a " profoundly obvious omission ". Read More »

Xenophon resigns to run for South Australian state parliament

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The leader of the Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) plans to run in the eastern Adelaide seat of Hartley . Senator Xenophon said he had been planning the move for some time, denying that it was related to the High Court citizenship case. To actually have accountable government, to have government that is decent and accountable, which is something we have not seen for many years in South Australia'. Read More »

Vegas shooter may have used legal gun modifications to mimic machine gun

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These devices, which are legal, use a semi-automatic weapon's recoil to allow it to fire repeatedly at a rate closer to that of a fully-automatic weapon. These devices are generally legal. "The only reason to modify a gun (with a bump stock ) is to kill as many people as possible, in as short a time as possible", said Sen. Read More »

Indian-American lawmakers call for gun control laws after concert shooting

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The president told reporters Wednesday before boarding Marine One that he and first lady Melania Trump will be paying their respects to meeting with police who have done a "fantastic job in a very short time". Trump has had mixed success in the "consoler-in-chief" role that is periodically expected of United States presidents. In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle the day before the shooting, Rep. Read More »

Deadline day for many DACA renewals

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus had written to the Departnemt of Homeland Security requesting the extension of the renewal deadline to January 5, saying in various letters that people were not notified of the need to renew, that the timeframe for renewing was short and that the recent hurricanes may have prevented some people from renewing. Read More »

The Arizona Diamondbacks Tripled Their Pleasure

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Diamondbacks Ace Zack Greinke looked almost unhittable through three innings, but the Rockies finally got to him in the 4th. Wednesday's game at Chase Field will break a stalemate in the season series in Arizona , as the Rockies and Diamondbacks split the 10 games played there. Read More »