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The gun numbers: just 3% of American adults own a collective 133m firearms

Facts show owning more than 40 guns is actually fairly common in the United States, and violence falls most heavily on the country’s poorest neighborhoods.
Source: The Guardian

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core –

A serial leak of the agency’s cyberweapons has damaged morale, slowed intelligence operations and resulted in hacking attacks on businesses and civilians worldwide.

Source: The New York Times

Richest 1% own half the world’s wealth, study finds | Inequality | The Guardian

Credit Suisse report highlights increasing gap between the super-rich and the remainder of the globe’s populatio

Source: The Guardian

WHITE HOUSE: Trump dines out on shark-fin soup

President Trump was served shark-fin soup on his recent trip to Vietnam; some in the U.S. have pushed for a ban on the shark-fin trade.

Source: E&E News

Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause

It is “extremely likely” that human activities are the “dominant cause” of global warming, according to the most comprehensive study ever of climate science by U.S. government researchers.

Source: NPR

Meet the progressives elected after Trump: America’s new political coalition

A year after Trump’s victory, Montana elected its first black mayor, New Jersey elected its first Sikh mayor and Charlotte elected its first black female mayor.

Source: The Guardian

Michael Bloomberg’s ‘war on coal’ goes global with $50m fund

Billionaire’s campaign has seen half of US coal plants close in six years. Now he is targeting Europe and beyond to fight climate change and air pollution.

Source: The Guardian

‘Covering Trump’s White House is like being tossed inside a washing machine’

A year ago, Washington bureau chief David Smith watched Trump win. Here he shares the unique challenges of covering the strangest president in US history.

Source: The Guardian

Why have we built a paradise for offshore billionaires?

We endure potholes and live in fear of collapsing highway bridges because our leaders wanted these very special people to have an even larger second yacht.

Source: The Guardian

One nation, two tribes: opposing visions of US climate role on show in Bonn

Donald Trump has pulled the US out of the Paris accord – but other Americans are standing with the world to help fight the ‘existential crisis’ of global warming.

Source: The Guardian

Lisa Murkowski Introduces Bill To Open Arctic Wildlife Refuge To Oil Drilling

“This is not a choice between energy and the environment,” the senator said. “We are past that.”
Source: The Huffington Post

5 Times Trump’s Pick For Top Environmental Adviser Struggled To Defend Her Climate Denial

Kathleen Hartnett White’s first Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday was cringeworthy.

Source: The Huffington Post

We must not let Big Tech threaten our security, freedoms and democracy

The dominance of these companies requires that the government consider their role in the integrity of our democracy, writes Senator Al Franken.

Source: The Guardian

GOP Congressman Says Nature Has A Way Of Cleaning Up Massive Oil Spills

Louie Gohmert of Texas claims he drove along the Gulf Coast looking for oil after Deepwater Horizon exploded but found only “a drop or two here and there.”

Source: The Huffington Post 

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