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    Biden to withdraw ATF pick David Chipman after resistance over gun control support

    WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is withdrawing David Chipman as his nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after facing resistance over his support for gun control that blocked confirmation in the Senate, according to a source familiar with the decision. The...
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    4 Police Chiefs Sued Over 'Excessively Delaying' Applications for Gun Permits

    Four Connecticut police chiefs have been sued by a gun rights group and four citizens over "excessively delaying" applications for gun permits, the Associated Press reported. The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL) announced it had filed a federal lawsuit against Hartford, New Haven...
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    Cuomo commutes sentence of radical who took part in '81 robbery

    ALBANY — Just hours before leaving office, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo granted clemency to five men, including the commutation of the 75-years-to-life sentence of David Gilbert, a former member of the radical Weather Underground who in 1981 took part in the robbery of a Brink's armored truck in...
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    [R.I.P.] Joe Galloway, Decorated Vietnam War Correspondent, Dies at 79

    Joe Galloway, a war correspondent whose wrenching account of the first major battle of the Vietnam War was the basis for the book “We Were Soldiers Once … and Young,” which became a best seller and the basis of a hit movie, died on Wednesday in Concord, N.C. He was 79. His wife, Dr. Grace Liem...
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    ACLU and activists say North Carolina anti-riot, looting bill is 'racist' and 'anti-BLM'

    The ACLU and activists are slamming a North Carolina anti-rioting bill that would increase penalties for rioting or looting as "racist" and "anti-Black Lives Matter" "This bill HB805 is racist. It’s an anti-Black Lives Matter bill," attorney Dawn Blagrove of the activist group Emancipate NC told...
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    [R.I.P.] Markie Post, known for 'Night Court' and 'The Fall Guy,' dead at 70

    Markie Post, the actress best known for "Night Court" and "The Fall Guy," has died at age 70. Post’s manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, confirmed the actress died in a statement to Fox News on Sunday, noting that she passed after battling cancer for almost four years. "Our pride is in who she was in...
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    Drunk driver who tested 9 times the legal limit, will spend 13 months in prison

    An Oregon man whose blood-alcohol level tested at 0.778 when he was brought to the hospital after crashing his SUV in February will spend 13 months in prison. The Smoking Gun reports that Nathan Danzuka, who was driving on a suspended license when his attempt to outrun police was thwarted by a...
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    [R.I.P.] Dusty Hill Dies: ZZ Top Bassist Was 72

    Dusty Hill, the longtime bassist for rock band ZZ Top, died today in his sleep at home in Houston. He was 72. His death was announced by bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard. We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX,”...
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    [R.I.P.] Ron Popeil, inventor and king of TV pitchmen, dies at 86

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ, has died, his family said. Popeil died “suddenly and peacefully”...
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    Iran's digital clock counting down to Israel’s doom goes dark amid power outages

    Brady Knox Fri, July 9, 2021, 4:15 PM A digital clock set up by Iran's government meant to count down to Israel’s doom appears to have been shut off as power outages sweep the country. The doomsday clock was started four years ago, counting down until the year 2040, the supposed year when...
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    Official: Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated at home

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in an attack on his private residence, the country’s interim prime minister said in a statement Wednesday, calling it a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act." First Lady Martine Moïse was hospitalized following the...
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    Justices strike down California rule allowing unions access to farms

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California farm owners in a labor dispute, striking down a state rule that granted union organizers access to agricultural sites. The court divided 6-3 along ideological lines, with the conservative majority of justices finding that the rule was...
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    More than 41,000 people have signed petitions to stop Jeff Bezos from returning to Earth after his trip to space next month

    Petitions to stop Jeff Bezos' Earth re-entry collected more than 41,000 signatures between them. The one with the most signatures is entitled: "Do not allow Jeff Bezos to return to Earth." Bezos will fly into space on July 20 for Blue Origin's first human flight of New Shepard rocket. More than...
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    Young Minnesotans Sue For Right To Carry Firearms

    Three Minnesotans are suing for the right for adults aged 18 to 20 to be able to carry firearms in the state, according to court documents. Axel Anderson, 18, Austin Dye, 19, and Kristin Worth, 18, argue that state laws prohibiting them from carrying firearms infringe on their rights, according...
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    Bucs rookie Cameron Kinley told by Navy he can't play this season: 'My childhood dream ... taken away'

    After four years as a standout at the U.S. Naval Academy, Cameron Kinley signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in May as an undrafted rookie free agent. But when the Bucs start mandatory minicamp Tuesday, Kinley won't be there. He will instead be required to immediately commission for the rank of...
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    Supreme Court rejects battle over men-only draft registration

    Washington — The Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to the constitutionality of the federal requirement that only men register for the draft when they become legal adults, declining to revisit an earlier decision that upheld the policy on Selective Service...
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    US paratroopers accidentally enter civilian business in Bulgaria during training exercise

    A group of soldiers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade accidentally seized a civilian-occupied business in Bulgaria during a training exercise, U.S. Army officials confirmed Tuesday. On May 11, the paratroopers conducted an exercise simulating seizing an airfield in Cheshnegirovo, Bulgaria...
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    Florida police officer fired for the 7th time says he’ll get his job back again

    A south Florida cop who can’t remember whether he’s been fired seven times or eight is out of a job again — but believes he’ll get it back, again, too. The Daily Beast reports that Sgt. German Bosque was cut loose by the Opa-Locka police department this week after allegedly instructing a...
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    A rogue killer drone 'hunted down' a human target without being instructed to, UN report says

    A "lethal" weaponized drone "hunted down a human target" without being told to for the first time, according to a UN report seen by the New Scientist. The March 2020 incident saw a KARGU-2 quadcopter autonomously attack a human during a conflict between Libyan government forces and a breakaway...
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    Two men arrested for killing military couple outside their home

    Cops arrested two men on Thursday for allegedly shooting a U.S. Army colonel and his veteran wife to death outside their Virginia home. Ronnie Marshall, 20, and D'Angelo Strand, 19, have each been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of the use of a firearm in...
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