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Colt to stop making AR-15 rifles, weapon of choice in US mass shootings

Colt to stop making AR-15 rifles, weapon of choice in US mass shootingsLegendary US gun manufacturer Colt has said it will no longer produce the AR-15, blaming market forces rather than the semi-automatic rifle’s role in some of the country’s worst mass shootings. “Over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity,” said the company’s chief executive Dennis Veilleux in a statement released on Thursday. For that reason, “we believe there is adequate supply for modern sporting rifles for the foreseeable future,” he said, noting that his firm would continue to make assault rifles for the US military and law enforcement agencies, as well as its world-famous revolvers.



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Pence says Trump a better choice than any Democratic nominee

Pence says Trump a better choice than any Democratic nomineeVice President Mike Pence told South Carolina conservatives Monday night that another four years for the Trump administration is a far better choice than anything the Democratic Party might offer from its nomination race. “Have faith in the American people,” Pence told about 3,000 people attending a fundraising barbecue in the town of Anderson. Pence spoke at the Faith and Freedom BBQ, an annual fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, one of the more conservative members of South Carolina’s congressional delegation.



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'You have no choice but to vote for me,' Trump tells N.H. rally

'You have no choice but to vote for me,' Trump tells N.H. rallyDuring a campaign stop in the competitive state, the president ties his success to an economy that's now wobbling.



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As China faces fate on Hong Kong, America and other democracies face a choice

As China faces fate on Hong Kong, America and other democracies face a choiceDonald Trump tweets as Xi Jinping lines up his military tanks and Hong Kong protesters wave American flags and sing the U.S. national anthem: Our view



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Merkel cautions EU leaders over choice of EU Commission chief

Merkel cautions EU leaders over choice of EU Commission chiefGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that EU leaders could provoke a crisis if they did not take into account the views of the European Parliament when choosing the next head of the EU executive. This wouldn’t be good for the work of the Commission in the next five years,” she told reporters after leaders failed to settle on a name during their summit. Merkel also said an agreement on top jobs should be reached before the new European Parliament meets for a first time on July 2.



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Funny man vs chocolate baron: Ukraine's presidential choice

Funny man vs chocolate baron: Ukraine's presidential choiceIn three weeks Ukrainians will face a choice between comedian Volodymyr Zelensky and incumbent Petro Poroshenko, who made his fortune in chocolate, for their next leader. Zelensky is the favourite going into the runoff, after exit polls showed him winning more than 30 percent of the vote in the first round, compared to Poroshenko’s roughly 18 percent. Zelensky has already been elected president of Ukraine — in the popular TV show “Servant of the People”, the third series of which began airing this week.



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Factbox – Brexit multiple choice again: How will UK parliament's indicative votes work?

Factbox - Brexit multiple choice again: How will UK parliament's indicative votes work?The first phase of so-called indicative votes held on March 27 did not show majority support for any options, but lawmakers hope a second round, likely on a narrower range of options, could see parliament coalesce behind a way forward. Since the last round of votes, May’s deal has been rejected for a third time. Last week, speaker John Bercow selected eight Brexit options to be put to a vote, from a list of 16 proposals put forward by lawmakers.



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Democrats: Milwaukee convention choice shows party values

Democrats: Milwaukee convention choice shows party valuesMILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, party leaders announced Monday, highlighting the battleground state of Wisconsin that helped elect President Donald Trump and now will launch an opponent who could oust him.



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Neomi Rao: Trump's choice for appeals court criticised for comments on race, sexual assault and LGBT rights

Neomi Rao: Trump's choice for appeals court criticised for comments on race, sexual assault and LGBT rightsDonald Trump’s nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh at a high-profile appeals court has been condemned by activists, who claim she has extreme views on race, sexual assault and LGBT rights. The American president chose Neomi Rao for a seat on the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit which was left empty after Mr Kavanaugh joined the Supreme Court. The 45-year-old currently serves as administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and used to work for the George W Bush administration.



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'I’ve never experienced anything like it': For some in Chicago's deep freeze, no choice but to brave the cold

'I’ve never experienced anything like it': For some in Chicago's deep freeze, no choice but to brave the coldFor many Chicagoans, it was just another day—albeit a historically cold one—of living a life in which staying home was not a reasonable option.



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