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Nevada gun shows tied to firearm violence in California: study

Nevada gun shows tied to firearm violence in California: studyBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Firearms-related deaths and injuries increased 70 percent in parts of California in the weeks after gun shows in neighboring Nevada, which has fewer regulations on such events, a University of California, Berkeley study released on Monday found. The research could help prevent gun deaths by charting a pattern between where weapons are purchased at gun shows and where shootings take place, according to the authors. The study, which was partly funded by the National Institutes of Health, examined firearm injury rates before and after California and Nevada gun shows between 2005 and 2013 in areas of California near the shows.



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Three million Americans carry a handgun daily: study

Three million Americans carry a handgun daily: studyAs many as three million people in the United States carry a loaded handgun daily, while nine million do so at least once a month, according to a US study Thursday. Most of these gun-toting Americans are young men, live in the south and say personal protection is a top reason for walking around with a deadly weapon, said the report in the American Journal of Public Health. “It was important to study handgun carrying because about 90 percent of all firearm homicides and nonfatal firearm crimes for which the type of firearm is known are committed with a handgun,” said lead author Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health.



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Study: Over half of for-profit students defaulted on loans

Study: Over half of for-profit students defaulted on loansWASHINGTON (AP) — Students who attended for-profit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public schools, according to a federal study published Thursday.



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Trump tax plan for 'average Americans' would mainly help richest 1%, study finds

Trump tax plan for 'average Americans' would mainly help richest 1%, study findsDonald Trump himself would be a big beneficiary of the plan, despite his claims that the proposals had ‘very little benefit for people of wealth’. Donald Trump’s “once-in-a-lifetime” plan to cut taxes for “average Americans” would mainly benefit the richest 1% and deliver only modest cuts for most US households, according to an independent analysis released on Friday. Trump announced a radical overhaul of the US tax system on Wednesday, claiming the plan would bring relief to middle-class households.



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Erdogan says young Turks who study in West return as  'spies' – but his own children studied in US 

Erdogan says young Turks who study in West return as  'spies' - but his own children studied in US Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that young Turks who study in the West come back as “volunteer spies” – even though three of his own children studied in the US.  Speaking at an event in New York, the Turkish leader said: “Those who were sent to the West for education came back with only the West's culture, losing their identity. Those who the country waited for to solve its problems came back as the West's volunteer spies." Mr Erdogan is the father of four adult children, three of whom have degrees from American universities.  His daughter Esra and son Bilal both did their undergraduate studies at Indiana University, while other daughter Sumeyye has a master’s degree from the university’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.  Mr Erdogan's daughter Esra also studied at Indiana University Credit: CEM TURKEL/AFP/Getty Images Mr Erdogan met with the president of Indiana University in Istanbul in 2014 and the university said that both the president and his wife, Emine, had visited the university’s campus in Bloomington, Indiana  The president’s daughters both wear Muslim headscarves. Some reports said they refused to study in Turkey because many Turkish universities banned the headscarf until 2010.   Bilal also graduated with a masters in public policy from Harvard’s prestigious John F Kennedy School of Government. He was working on a PhD at Johns Hopkins University but it is not clear if he completed it.  Many of the president’s most senior cabinet members also studied in the West.  In his speech, Mr Erdogan lamented that for hundreds of years young Turks had been sent abroad to study but returned with Western ideas. “Those who look down on their own nation, those who despise their own values, be sure about that; even our enemies couldn't do damage like these so-called intellectuals did.” Mr Erdogan’s comments led to frustrated outpourings on social media from some Turks who accused him of hypocrisy.  Hypocracy | Erdogan today has said our bright minds go to study abroad and become spies. Just to note all his 4 kids studied in UK&US. t.co/UAGl1y17AB— Isa Gokturk YILMAZ (@IGokturkYilmaz) September 21, 2017 So this makes his daughter Sümeyye (who studied at Indiana University thanks to a scholarship provided by Remzi Gür & at @LSEnews) a spy.— Has Avrat (@hasavrat) September 21, 2017 Mr Erdogan regularly unleashes broadsides against the West in general and often the European Union in particular.  Earlier this year, in the run up to a referendum that vastly expanded his own powers, he sparked an angry diplomatic back and forth with Holland and Germany, accusing both of being Nazis. 



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Transgender members in U.S. military may serve until study completed: Mattis

Transgender members in U.S. military may serve until study completed: MattisU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday current policy regarding transgender personnel serving in the military would remain in place until he advises President Donald Trump on how to implement his directive on a transgender ban. Mattis said in a statement he would set up a panel of experts serving in the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security to provide recommendations on implementing the ban. A White House official who briefed reporters about the memo on Friday declined to specify whether transgender men and women who are currently active in the military could continue to serve based on such criteria.



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Exxon Mobil 'Misled' Public On Climate Change For 40 Years, Harvard Study Finds

Exxon Mobil 'Misled' Public On Climate Change For 40 Years, Harvard Study FindsYes, #ExxonKnew — and the oil giant deliberately deceived the public about the dangers of climate change for four decades.



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New Study Says Cleaning Your Kitchen Sponge Isn't Effective

New Study Says Cleaning Your Kitchen Sponge Isn't EffectiveIf we’ve learned anything about kitchen sponges, it’s that they’re usually packed full of mold and bacteria.



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Racism levels in US communities predict how many black people police will kill there, study shows

Racism levels in US communities predict how many black people police will kill there, study showsThe racial biases of white members of a community have a direct link to the number of black people shot and killed by police officers in that same area, new research indicates. A study published last year found that African Americans are almost three times more likely than white people to be killed by the police’s use of force. “We expected many economic or demographic variables such as the overall wealth of an area, residential segregation, average levels of education in the area, or overall crime levels, to be involved,” said the report’s lead author, Eric Hehman.



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Lifestyle Changes Could Cut Dementia Cases, New Study Says

Lifestyle Changes Could Cut Dementia Cases, New Study SaysMore than a third of dementia cases could be prevented with lifestyle changes such as controlling high blood pressure and getting more exercise, according to a major report published Thursday in …



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