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Team Trump moves to ban bump stocks, make them illegal from March

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

A bump fire stock that attaches to a semiautomatic rifle to increase the firing rate is seen at Good Guys Gun Shop in Orem, Utah, in 2017. | REUTERS

The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and has made them illegal ...

Sue, the world-famous T. rex, gets a new lair in Chicago

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

The Tyrannosaurus rex dubbed Sue, the largest and best-preserved example of this well-known meat-eating dinosaur, is pictured in its new exhibition suite at the Field Museum in Chicago in this photo released on Tuesday. | COURTESY MARTIN BAUMGAERTNER / THE FIELD MUSEUM / HANDOUT / VIA REUTERS

Sue, the largest, most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever unearthed, gets to show off its new lair this week at the Field Museum in ...

White House retreats from shutdown threat over Mexico border wall funds but plugs ‘other ways’ to achieve goal

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders and Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley walk to the White House in Washington Tuesday. | REUTERS

The White House on Tuesday appeared to inch away from forcing a partial government shutdown over funding for a southern border wall, with Press Secretary ...

Florida school rewound video during massacre, delaying fast response by officers: report

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

In this Feb. 14 photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, after a shooter opened fire on the campus. The police response to the Florida high school massacre was delayed because school officials rewound a school surveillance video, making officers think the gunman was still in the building, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. | MIKE STOCKER / SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL/ VIA AP

The police response to the Florida high school massacre was delayed because school officials rewound a school surveillance video, making officers think the gunman was ...

Trump signs order to create U.S. Space Command as China, Russia, threats to satellites grows

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

A camera outside the International Space Station captures a view of Hurricane Florence in September. U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered the creation of

President Donald Trump launched the Pentagon’s new Space Command Tuesday, an effort to better organize and advance the military’s vast operations in space that could ...

Ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn admits he knew lying to FBI was a crime

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

Former National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn leaves after the delay in his sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington Tuesday. President Donald Trump's former national security chief Flynn received a postponement of his sentencing after an angry judge threatened to give him a stiff sentence. | AFP-JIJI

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, said on Tuesday he knew lying to the FBI was a crime as he stood by ...

French pair invent plastic-to-fuel recycling system fit for African bush

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

Sacks of recycled green polyethylene terephthalate (PET) flakes sit at a Junyoung Industrial facility in Gimpo, South Korea, April 19. | BLOOMBERG

A French actor and a self-taught inventor have designed a low-tech machine that converts plastic waste into diesel and gasoline, which they say could help ...

Better than Netflix?: ‘El Chapo’ trial becomes New York’s latest tourist attraction

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

Australian tourists Wayne Burg and his daughter, Lydia, stand in front of Brooklyn's federal courthouse in New York, where they were viewing the trial of Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin

There was a time, after a spectacular prison escape, when Joaquin Guzman was the most wanted man in the world.The thrill of being able to ...

Media freedom group records increase in journalists slain this year as toll hits 63

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

Media freedom group Reporters Without Borders says it has recorded an increase in the number of journalists killed and imprisoned worldwide this year.The Paris-based group ...

NASA’s first flight to moon, Apollo 8, marks 50th anniversary

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

This Dec. 24, 1968, photo made available by NASA shows the Earth behind the surface of the moon during the Apollo 8 mission. | WILLIAM ANDERS / NASA / VIA AP

Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve, a tumultuous year of assassinations, riots and war drew to a close in heroic and hopeful fashion with the ...

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