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This Dog Has Comforted Victims Of 3 Devastating Shootings In Less Than 2 Years

This Dog Has Comforted Victims Of 3 Devastating Shootings In Less Than 2 YearsAfter a tragedy like Wednesday’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a kind, friendly face is a welcome sight.



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Sen. Chris Murphy: "There's zero evidence…that more guns leads to less gun crime."

Sen. Chris Murphy: "There's zero evidence...that more guns leads to less gun crime."The Connecticut senator responds to Ed. Secretary Betsy DeVos's comment that schools have 'option' to arm teachers



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Less than 1,000 IS fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, coalition says

Less than 1,000 IS fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, coalition saysFewer than 1,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, the United States-led international coalition fighting the hardline Sunni militant group said on Wednesday, a third of the estimated figure only three weeks ago. Iraq and Syria have both declared victory over Islamic State in recent weeks, after a year that saw the two countries’ armies, a range of foreign allies and various local forces drive the fighters out of all the towns and villages that once made up their self-proclaimed caliphate. The United States has led an international coalition conducting air strikes against Islamic State since 2014 when the group swept across a third of Iraq.



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GOP less tolerant of extreme Trump nominees

GOP less tolerant of extreme Trump nomineesRachel Maddow makes the case that as Donald Trump's candidates suffer election losses, Republican legislators who don't see any benefit to currying favor with Trump are losing their feeling less indulgent of some of his more ridiculous nominees.



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Bitcoin loses over a fifth of its value in less than 24 hours

Bitcoin loses over a fifth of its value in less than 24 hoursThe cryptocurrency fell as much as 8 percent on Thursday on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange to hit $ 9,000 exactly, marking a fall of well over $ 2,000 in under 24 hours. “Naturally a few of the early bitcoin traders are taking some profits off the table,” said Charles Hayter, founder of CryptoCompare.com. The latest fall has tempered an astronomical rise for the cryptocurrency in recent months – bitcoin was up almost 1,100 percent year-to-date on Wednesday.



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Stephen Hawking issues dire warning: We have less than 600 years until Earth becomes a sizzling fireball

Stephen Hawking issues dire warning: We have less than 600 years until Earth becomes a sizzling fireballRenowned physicist Stephen Hawking has issued yet another warning for Earth and this time, he says we have less than 600 years before the Earth turns into a sizzling fireball.



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JFK Files Don't Make The Details Of His Assassination Any Less Mysterious

JFK Files Don't Make The Details Of His Assassination Any Less MysteriousTidbits revealed in newly released National Archives documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy suggest the investigation into what happened in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, won’t settle lingering questions.



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Greater Need But Less Help for Puerto Rico

Greater Need But Less Help for Puerto RicoRachel Maddow compares the amount of help the Houston area received after Hurricane Harvey and the progress made in recovering from that storm to the comparatively meager response Puerto Rico and the corresponding slow progress there.



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Starbucks Under Fire For Giving Less Parental Leave To Hourly Workers

Starbucks Under Fire For Giving Less Parental Leave To Hourly WorkersWhy does Starbucks think it’s OK to give its well-compensated salaried employees far better paid leave benefits than hourly workers who are already barely scraping by?



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Hurricane Harvey much less damaging than Katrina, Sandy: Hannover Re

Hurricane Harvey much less damaging than Katrina, Sandy: Hannover ReDamages from Harvey, the hurricane and tropical storm ravaging Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast, are estimated to be well below those from major storms that have hit New Orleans and New York, according to Hannover Re on Monday. Hannover Re, one of the world’s largest reinsurers, said that insured losses for Katrina in 2005 were around $ 80 billion, while losses from Sandy in 2012 were $ 36 billion. “We are far from Katrina and Sandy in magnitude in the case of Hurricane Harvey,” a spokeswoman for the company said.



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