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THE NRA PROFITS BY SHOOTING DOWN U.S. GUN CONTROL DEBATES AND WE NEED TO IGNORE THEM

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Students with signs advocating against guns and gun violence. (Tomwsulcer)

Matt Owczarz

Originally published in the Et Cetera.

The latest call for action against gun violence in the U.S. is still making headlines and causing a stir without losing momentum thanks to Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students. After their school fell victim to a mass shooter — armed with an AR-15 rifle — who killed 17 classmates and staff members the students took action, organizing protests, starting marches and demanding change.

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FCC investigation underway in Hawaiian ballistic missile alert blunder

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, during the Inaugural Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Task Force Meeting to determine what must be done to promote agriculture and economic development, and quality of life in rural America, in Washington, D.C., on June 15, 2017. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.

Matt Owczarz

Originally posted on Humber News

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Hawaii didn’t have “reasonable safeguards or process controls in place” to prevent a false emergency alert like the one transmitted on Saturday in the island state, and that an investigation into the incident is underway.

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Fall in number of asylum seekers illegally crossing into Canada

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Matt Owczarz

Originally published on Humber News

The amount of asylum seekers illegally walking into Canada from the U.S. border has fallen dramatically in September from August.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) intercepted 1,881 asylum seekers in September, compared to 5,712 from the month before. This leaves the total number of border-crossers to 15,102 so far, according to data from the Government of Canada.

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Trump at UN: US may “totally destroy North Korea” if left with no choice

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Matt Owczarz

Originally published on Humber News

U.S. President Donald Trump warned that the U.S. would destroy North Korea in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

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