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Americans own 40 percent of world's firearms: study

Americans own 40 percent of world's firearms: studyAmericans make up only four percent of the global population but they own 40 percent of the world’s firearms, a new study said Monday. There are more than one billion firearms in the world but 85 percent of those are in the hands of civilians, with the remainder held by law enforcement and the military, according to the Small Arms Survey. The survey, produced by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, says it bases its estimates based on multiple sources, including civilian firearms registration data from 133 countries and territories and survey results in 56 countries.



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Fox Poll: Trump's approval rating hits 45 percent

Fox Poll: Trump's approval rating hits 45 percentWhat will it take to get Democrats on board? Democratic strategist Joel Payne and RNC Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany debate.



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Ireland votes to liberalize abortion laws with 66 percent in favor

Ireland votes to liberalize abortion laws with 66 percent in favorDUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland voted by a landslide to liberalize its highly restrictive abortion laws as 66 percent of the electorate backed a referendum, official results showed on Saturday. Voters in the once deeply Catholic nation were asked if they wished to scrap a prohibition that was enshrined in the constitution by referendum 35 years ago, and partly lifted in 2013 only for cases where the mother's life was in danger. Over 64 percent of eligible voters cast their ballot, one of the highest ever for a referendum. (Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Toby Chopra)



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EPA spends 30 percent more on Pruitt's security, cites death threats

EPA spends 30 percent more on Pruitt's security, cites death threatsU.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s security detail has cost taxpayers about $ 3.4 million so far, up more than 30 percent from his predecessor during an equivalent period, according to details released by the agency, which said Pruitt’s life had been threatened. Pruitt, who environmental groups have accused of lax enforcement and cozy ties with industry, requested 24-hour protection beginning on his first day in office. It was an unusual measure for the nation’s top environmental regulator, and Pruitt and the agency have said it was justified by a high number of threats to his life.



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Nintendo annual profits soar 36 percent to $1.27bn on Switch sales

Nintendo annual profits soar 36 percent to $  1.27bn on Switch salesNintendo on Thursday said its annual net profit soared 36.1 percent, thanks to the immense popularity of its Switch console, and announced it was appointing a new president. Shuntaro Furukawa, 46, who currently oversees marketing and other divisions at the Kyoto-based video game giant, will succeed 68-old-year Tatsumi Kimishima, who has headed up the firm since 2015. Nintendo has been on a winning streak, with its Switch console flying off the shelves since its launch last year.



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Support for stricter gun control rises 18 percent in latest poll

Support for stricter gun control rises 18 percent in latest poll70 percent of Americans support stricter gun laws, an 18-point jump compared with October, according to a new poll released Sunday by CNN.



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Hawaii Worker Who Sent Missile Alert: 'I Was 100 Percent Sure' It Was Real

Hawaii Worker Who Sent Missile Alert: 'I Was 100 Percent Sure' It Was RealThe emergency management worker in Hawaii responsible for sending out a mistaken alert last month warning of an incoming missile said Friday that he was convinced the threat was real and was “100 percent sure” at the time that he was doing the right thing.



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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says Trump Hasn’t Read Memo He ‘100 Percent’ Wants Released

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says Trump Hasn’t Read Memo He ‘100 Percent’ Wants ReleasedPresident Donald Trump assured Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) directly after Tuesday night’s State of the Union address that he would “100 percent” release the confidential memo that alleges wrongdoing by top FBI and Justice Department officials who say making such classified information public could have harmful consequences.



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Aly Raisman Says USA Gymnastics Is '100 Percent Responsible' For Nassar Abuse

Aly Raisman Says USA Gymnastics Is '100 Percent Responsible' For Nassar AbuseAly Raisman just called out USA Gymnastics for victim-blaming the 120-plus women who have accused former team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.



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63 Percent Of Americans Believe Donald Trump Tried To Obstruct Russia Probe

63 Percent Of Americans Believe Donald Trump Tried To Obstruct Russia ProbeA new poll has found that 63 percent of Americans believe President Donald Trump has tried to “impede or obstruct” the investigations into Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible links between Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin.



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