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In this May 10, 2013, file photo, Cody Wilson holds what he calls a “Liberator” pistol that was completely made on a 3-D printer at his home in Austin. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/AP)

Federal judge blocks posting of blueprints for 3-D-printed guns hours before they were to be published

BREAKING NEWS – July 31, 2018 A federal judge has blocked the public availability of blueprints that provide instructions for making guns using 3-D printers, just hours before the documents were expected to be published online. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik granted a temporary restraining order on Tuesday night barring a trove of downloadable […]

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JQC Hearing Panel from left: Cobb County Police Chief Michael Register, Atlanta attorney Jamala McFadden and Fulton Superior Court Chief Judge Robert McBurney.

Judicial Watchdog Opinion cautions Judges on perils of spousal politics

The state Judicial Qualifications Commission has issued a formal advisory opinion warning judges that while the Code of Judicial Conduct cannot bar their spouses from hosting political events and fundraisers, if spouses decline to opt for another venue, judges can’t be affiliated with the event or even show up. By R. Robin McDonald, The Daily […]

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is running for governor of Georgia and will face Republican Brian Kemp when Georgians go to the polls Nov. 6. CREDIT JOHN AMIS / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Stacey Abrams to appear on TIME cover

Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams will appear on the cover of TIME in August, the news magazine announced on Twitter. She will be featured in a special issue on the American South. Abrams is running for governor of Georgia and will face Republican Brian Kemp when Georgians go to the polls Nov. 6. If elected, Abrams […]

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From Left: Post 2 Commissioner-elect Glenn Patterson and Commissioner Larry Joe Sosebee shake hands after the election July 24. Sosebee says, “I’ll always work for Fannin County.”

Kemp defeats Cagle, upsets for Sosebee and Stanley

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp will now face Democratic State Rep. Stacey Abrams in the November race for governor. By Elaine Owen, Editor Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, President Donald Trump’s choice to become the state’s next governor, became the Republican nominee for the post on Tuesday, piling up a surprising victory over […]

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Trump ramps up scrutiny of legal immigrants

Could lead to deportation of people already citizens BY LYDIA WHEELER – AP – THE HILL ~~ The Trump administration is stepping up efforts to curb legal immigration, taking a series of actions in recent weeks that could lead to deportation for people already granted citizenship. The director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services […]

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

McConnell: We may ‘be in the early stages’ of a trade war

BY JORDAIN CARNEY – THE HILL Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday (July 20) that the country might be in the beginning of a trade war and urged President Trump to reverse course on his recent tariffs. “As you all know, I’ve said before, I’m concerned about getting into a trade war and […]

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counHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

Dem leaders fend off calls to impeach Trump

BY MIKE LILLIS – THE HILL ~~ President Trump’s performance this past week aside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki sparked outrage among congressional Democrats in all ways but one: There’s been no surge in support for impeachment. Instead, Democratic leaders have tamped down the impeachment push in the name of political pragmatism, fending off—for […]

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President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May in Aylesbury, Englaind.

President Trump dismisses his own Theresa May take-down interview as ‘fake news’

By JESSICA SCHLADEBECK – NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ~~ President Trump wrapped up his visit to England on Friday by backpedaling from an interview where he dissed Prime Minister Theresa May and then appearing to show up late for tea with Queen Elizabeth. A day after he criticized May and her government in an interview […]

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Social Security

Social Security and the Elections

The next Congress faces tough decisions about keeping the program funded By Kenneth Terrell, AARP Bulletin, June 2018 Many voters worry more about the effect the midterm elections could have on their monthly Social Security benefits, both today and decades from now. How will the midterm elections affect Social Security? The first place to look […]

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12 boys and their football coach were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks- composite image.

Thai cave rescue operation saves boys, coach: What comes next

Jane Onyanga-Omara and John Bacon, USA TODAY ~~ MAE SAI, Thailand – The last four boys and their coach were freed from a cave in northern Thailand on Tuesday (July 10), the third day of a harrowing and heroic rescue operation that brought the young Wild Boars footballers out of a winding, flooded cavern where […]

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