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New Zealand seeks quick ban on nearly all semi-automatic weapons – NBC News

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Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.March 21, 2019, 3:20 AM GMT / Updated March 21, 2019, 3:35 AM GMTBy Alex JohnsonNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced plans to ban nearly all military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles on Thursday, six days after a gunman killed… Read More

New Zealand to Impose Sweeping Gun Ban After Christchurch Mosque Killings – The Wall Street Journal

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New Zealand moved to ban military-style semiautomatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, stepping up its response to Friday’s slaughter of 50 worshipers at two Christchurch mosques by a lone gunman. Shooter Brenton Tarrant held a valid gun license, but the weapons used in the terrorist attack included semiautomatic rifles that had been illegally upgraded… Read More

Rep. Ilhan Omar's 'anti-Semitic tropes' prompt Jewish New York Dem to apologize to constituents – Fox News

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U.S. Rep. Max Rose, a Jewish New York Democrat in his first term in Congress, apologized to visibly frustrated constituents at a town hall in Staten Island on Tuesday for not "protecting them" from fellow freshman Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar's repeated use of "anti-Semitic tropes."Rose's comments came as Minnesota Democrats are seriously considering the prospect of supporting an… Read More

'I want to set the record straight': Jared Kushner's father comes to his defense in op-ed – USA TODAY

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CLOSE An AP investigation into one of the Kushner Cos.' largest residential buildings in New York reveals what some residents say was a campaign that used relentless construction to push rent-stabilized tenants out and bring condo buyers in. (July 16) APWASHINGTON – The father of Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and a key White House adviser,… Read More

Payless, Gymboree and Victoria's Secret are just some of the brands closing stores in 2019

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CLOSE The discount shoe retailer Payless ShoeSource is set to close all of its stores when its files for bankruptcy later this month. Veuer's Mercer Morrison has the story. Buzz60This year is already on track to be a big one for store closings.Based on figures from global marketing research firm Coresight Research, bankruptcy filings and company earnings reports,… Read More