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Five years after Sandy Hook, U.S. gun-control advocates switch strategy

Instead of pressuring lawmakers to push new gun-control measures through the U.S. Congress, volunteers from groups including Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America are now running for office themselves. Nine of 13 volunteers trained...Show More Summary

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies At 65

San Fransisco Mayor Ed Lee died early Tuesday, a hospital spokesman told HuffPost.

China 'to build refugee camps on its border with North Korea’, amid fears of nuclear conflict

China is planning to build refugee camps on its border with North Korea in what is being seen as an indication that Beijing is preparing for a potential conflict. Five locations in China’s north-eastern Jilin province have been identified...Show More Summary

Why China Plans to Invade Taiwan

China's rapid military buildup is focused on acquiring the capabilities needed to annex, or conquer, Taiwan. A Chinese diplomat in Washington recently threatened that China would invade Taiwan if the U.S. Navy sent a ship to visit the democratic island, something that Congress has called upon the Pentagon to do in 2018. Show More Summary

Predicting the unpredictable in Alabama Senate race

Tuesday’s special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions is as difficult a race to predict as you will ever see. In the deep red state that hasn’t had a competitive statewide contest in years, the polling apparatus are rusty.

New Yorker journalist sacked over 'improper sexual conduct'

"The New Yorker recently learned that Ryan Lizza engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct," the magazine said in a statement. "I am dismayed that The New Yorker has decided to characterize a respectful relationship with a woman I dated as somehow inappropriate," Lizza was quoted as saying.

At rally, Hezbollah chief vows to return focus to Israel

BEIRUT (AP) — Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians attended a Hezbollah rally in Beirut on Monday, where the militant group's leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria's civil war.

Jerusalem latest: Europe rejects Netanyahu’s wish for Europe to follow Trump’s lead on Israel's capital

Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been rebuffed in meetings in Brussels after urging European foreign ministers to follow the US’s lead in recognising Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. During his first ever visit to the...Show More Summary

Sen. Susan Collins 'Disappointed' That RNC Resumed Support For Roy Moore

The Republican Party has reinstated its financial support of Senate nominee Roy Moore just weeks after it cut off funding following multiple allegations of sexual impropriety.

How Nazi Germany Could Have Won World War II: Not Declaring War on America?

Both Hitler and Roosevelt believed that war was inevitable, and they were both probably right.  Restraining the war machine in December of 1941 might have bought some additional time for Germany in the Med and (possibly) in the skies, but would have forced the Kriegsmarine to forego an offensive that it believed could win the war.

Women who accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault unite to demand investigation by Congress

A group of women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault and harassment have united to demand an investigation by Congress. The women, who are among 16 to have lodged allegations of sexual misconduct against the US President, will speak at a press conference and in TV appearances on Monday. Mr Trump has previously denied the claims and said all 16 women were lying.

Netanyahu faces pressure in Europe amid Jerusalem protests

Israel's leader faces renewed pressure from Europe on Monday to reboot the Middle East's moribund peace process following widespread criticism of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Jewish state's capital. Prime Minister Benjamin...Show More Summary

U.S. Diplomat’s Resignation Signals Wider Exodus From State Department

One diplomat's stinging resignation letter offers a glimpse into declining morale at the State Department under Trump.

Celebrities Send Messages Of Support To Bullied Tennessee Student

Actors, athletes, musicians and other big name celebrities are using Twitter to rally behind a Tennessee student after an emotional video showed the boy crying about being bullied.

Southern California: Elevated fire danger remains early this week despite less wind

Locally windy conditions will keep the fire danger elevated across Southern California through the first half of this week as air quality concerns mount.

85-year-old former priest jailed for life for 1960 killing of schoolteacher and former beauty queen 

A jury on Friday sentenced an 85-year-old former priest to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher and former beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served. The same jurors in Hidalgo County in South Texas found John Bernard Feit guilty of murder Thursday night. Show More Summary

Iraq declares the end of its war on Isil

Iraq’s war against the Islamic State (Isil) is over and the jihadist group has been no longer controls any territory inside the country, Iraq’s prime minister declared on Saturday.  Haider al-Abadi said Isil forces had been driven from...Show More Summary

Trump's top Middle East adviser set to quit White House

A key adviser to Donald Trump on Middle Eastern policy will become the latest senior figure to leave the White House. Dina Powell, the US President’s deputy national security adviser, will quit the administration early next year, the White House has confirmed. Show More Summary

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