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Gun Violence Stats: The Mistake of Only Comparing US Murder Rates to ‘Developed’ Countries

(CitizensOutpost)  Much has been made of gun violence statistics, but we have to be careful not to “cherry-pick” the data to make it suit a particular narrative.  The data doesn’t lie, but it can be skewed depending on how it is given scope and comparison. Here is some clear statistical analysis via the Mises Institute: […]

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Sessions forms U.S. cyber task force after election warnings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he would create a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with elections or damage critical infrastructure. Last week, leaders of U.S. intelligence agencies warned that Russia will try to interfere in the 2018 […]

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White House Will Add Pakistan To List Of Terror-Financing Nations

(Zero Hedge)  In a decision that comes as the directors of several US intelligence agencies testify before the Senate about various terrorism-related (and Russia-related) risks facing the US, Reuters is reporting that the Trump administration is moving to place Pakistan on a global watchdog’s terrorist-financing watchlist. Pakistan reportedly said it is “hopeful” it can stave […]

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A US jet destroyed a Russian T-72 battle tank in ‘self defense’ in Syria

(Business Insider)  A US jet operating in Syria destroyed a Russian-made T-72 battle tank near Al Tabiyeh, Syria on Saturday, a Pentagon spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. “The tank had been maneuvering with coordinated indirect fire on a defensive position occupied by Syrian Democratic Forces and Coalition advisors,” US Marine Corps Major Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway […]

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Oil World Turns Upside Down as U.S. Sells Oil in Middle East

(Bloomberg)  The United Arab Emirates, a model Persian Gulf petro-state where endless billions from crude exports feed a giant sovereign wealth fund, isn’t the most obvious customer for Texan oil. Yet, in a trade that illustrates how the rise of the American shale industry is upending energy markets across the globe, the U.A.E. bought oil directly […]

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Cryptocurrency adoption on the horizon?  U.S. regulators to back more oversight of virtual currencies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Digital currencies such as bitcoin demand increased oversight and may require a new federal regulatory framework, the top U.S. markets regulators will tell lawmakers at a hotly anticipated congressional hearing on Tuesday. Christopher Giancarlo, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will […]