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But lawmakers said the bump stock is a loophole because it is an accessory or add-on. The influential pro-gun lobby group broke from its traditional outright opposition to any gun control efforts by calling on the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to consider changing the laws surrounding so-called "bump stocks".
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    Death of teen found in hotel freezer ruled an accident

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    Alcohol intoxication and the use of a drug for treating epilepsy and migraines were "significant contributing factors", the office said. Martin contacted hotel staff and police shortly thereafter. Jenkins did not have a prescription, her family told authorities. Surveillance videos from the Rosemont Hotel showed her stumbling alone through the kitchen at about 3:30 a.m.
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    NZ First Party win balance of power

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    There were 446,000 special votes cast, or 17 percent of the total number of votes. When combined with the Greens' 6.3 percent, the center-left bloc won 43.2 percent. Broken down into seats the National Party has 56 seats compared with 58 on election night. But National's Nicola Willis and Maureen Pugh will not become MPs.
  • Iraq's Turkey envoy talks region poll, border security

    Iraq's Turkey envoy talks region poll, border security

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    Al-Abadi met Thursday with French President Emmanuel Macron , who offered mediation in the Kurdish tensions. The problem has become more complicated because the KRG made a decision to hold the referendum not only within the delineated areas of the Kurdish entity but beyond its borders in contiguous Kurdish-controlled territories that it captured when the Iraqi army retreated in the face of the Islamic State's assault in 2014.
  • Las Vegas massacre: Gun lobby's surprise response

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    However, they do support the idea of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to "immediately review whether [bump stocks] comply with federal law". Two other Republican representatives, Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin and Martha McSally of Arizona signed the initial letter. The White House says President Donald Trump welcomes a review of US policy on so-called bump stock devices that legally make semi-automatic rifles into faster-firing automatic weapons.
  • Can Trump really 'wipe out' Puerto Rico's debt?

    Can Trump really 'wipe out' Puerto Rico's debt?

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    Bishop said under evaluation was also the question of whether to modify or give additional power to the oversight board tasked with overseeing Puerto Rico's debt restructuring. The US's southern neighbour plans to ship experts from its state-run power company to the island, where large numbers of people are without electricity, along with 30 tonnes of water and mosquito repellent.
  • Suspected Las Vegas shooter's father was on FBI's 'Most Wanted'

    Suspected Las Vegas shooter's father was on FBI's 'Most Wanted'

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    Police have found at least 19 weapons in the hotel room that was used by the suspected Las Vegas concert shooter Stephen Paddock . The official explained that if Paddock had tracer ammunition, he would have had a more precise idea of where his shots were going in the darkness, and could have been more accurate.
  • Sarah Sanders gives White House news briefing

    Sarah Sanders gives White House news briefing

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    Moments later during the briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders rebuffed question after question probing the meaning of the president's seemingly ominous warning. Sanders, likewise, did little to shed light on the situation. One reporter even asked the press secretary whether Trump was employing a "madman theory" of leadership, and making empty threats meant to rattle his adversaries.
  • San Juan mayor has a message for Donald Trump - and it's nasty

    San Juan mayor has a message for Donald Trump - and it's nasty

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    A protester holds a sign criticizing President Trump's handling of the Puerto Rican crisis post-Hurricane Maria. Here's how CNN portrayed the president's line of thinking. FEMA spokesman William Booher noted that the statistics remain on a website maintained by Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, which now indicates 54 percent of Puerto Ricans have access to drinking water and 9.2 percent have electricity.
  • Houston sends food, medical supplies to Puerto Rico

    Houston sends food, medical supplies to Puerto Rico

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    We have to look at their whole debt structure. "You know, this is very local for us". "I would think, in this case, they may need to appeal very strongly to US Congress to help them through this bad time", she says. The island's general obligation bonds, which yield 8 percent, dropped to just 37 cents on the dollar Wednesday. At the same time, the population has fallen by about 10 percent in the past decade.
  • United States boy, 7, confesses to two-year-old sister's death

    United States boy, 7, confesses to two-year-old sister's death

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    Anthony Michael Sanders was facing the death penalty for allegedly smothering his daughter, Ellie Mae Sanders, at their home in Fort Worth, Texas , in an incident that occurred in 2015. 12, 2015, and police noted bruising on the girl's face and body as well as two bite marks on her back. Because the pillow was "too heavy" to remove from her head, it was left on top of her.
  • House speaker: Congress will look into ban on Vegas-style 'bump stocks'

    House speaker: Congress will look into ban on Vegas-style 'bump stocks'

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    The device makes semi-automatic weapons, which are legal, function like automatic weapons , which have been mostly illegal for decades. The Wall Street Journal editorial board dismissed the argument that gun control - and banning bump stocks specifically - would stop mass shootings, writing that the practice of bumping a trigger manually with one's finger "long predates bump stocks or other accessories".
  • ICE Director: Threatens 'At-Large' Arrests Over California Sanctuary Law

    ICE Director: Threatens 'At-Large' Arrests Over California Sanctuary Law

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    The Trump administration's chief immigration official on Friday blasted California's new "sanctuary state" law, saying it would "undermine public safety", keep federal officers from performing their jobs and result in more arrests. Undocumented immigrants who have committed no crimes but are detained by ICE during an operation are considered collateral arrests. "Ultimately, SB54 helps shield removable aliens from immigration enforcement and creates another magnet for more illegal ...
  • Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: Who is he?

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: Who is he?

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    He was released in 2014 in a prisoner swap for five Taliban detainees, sparking an emotional debate about negotiating with hostage takers. Army Sgt. "We're exhausted of Sgt. Bergdahl, who's a traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have been executed", Trump said at a Las Vegas rally in 2015. The guilty plea means that Bergdahl, 31, will avoid a trial that had been scheduled to begin before a military judge later this month.
  • United Nations puts Saudi-led coalition in blacklist

    United Nations puts Saudi-led coalition in blacklist

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    Yemen has been rocked by more than two years of civil war in which President Abd-Rabu Mansour Hadi's government, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, is battling Houthis rebels. "The [Saudi] kingdom, accused of bombarding civilian targets like markets and hospitals, has so far succeeded in blocking an worldwide probe". The rebel group was also named in last year's report.