'I wouldn't waste my time': firearms experts dismiss flimsy 3D-printed guns

'I wouldn't waste my time': firearms experts dismiss flimsy 3D-printed gunsAs the day has neared for the release of blueprints for printing 3D weapons, there has been a flurry of last-minute activity and expressions of concern from US lawmakers. In 2013, police in New South Wales, Australia, manufactured copies of Wilson’s original 3D gun, known as the Liberator, using a $1,700 desktop printer.


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Ron DeSantis wants to be governor of Florida, a particularly odd place to dismiss a young Hispanic woman

  1. Ron DeSantis wants to be governor of Florida, a particularly odd place to dismiss a young Hispanic woman  Washington Post
  2. This ‘Fox & Friends’ segment about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is beyond parody  ThinkProgress
  3. Impressive, but Ms. Ocasio-Cortez Got Very Few Votes  Wall Street Journal
  4. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez prompts outrage in US for accurately referring to Israel’s ‘occupation’ of Palestinian territory  The Independent
  5. Sorry, you can’t be working class and socialist in the new authentocracy  The Guardian
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Australian investigators dismiss MH370 murder-suicide theory

  1. Australian investigators dismiss MH370 murder-suicide theory  CNN
  2. Malaysia says search for Flight MH370 to end next week  Reuters
  3. MH370 Search in Jeopardy Again as New Leader Mahathir Cuts Costs  Bloomberg
  4. Who knows what may have been decided behind the ATSB’s brick wall?  The Australian
  5. Investigators insist MH370 crash was an accident, not a mass murder-suicide by the pilot  Washington Post
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Prosecutors dismiss criminal charge against Missouri governor

Prosecutors dismiss criminal charge against Missouri governor(Reuters) – St. Louis prosecutors on Monday dismissed the criminal invasion of privacy charge against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, ending a widely anticipated trial for the state’s top politician related to a sex scandal before the jury was even selected. Prosecutors said they dropped the charge after state circuit court Judge Rex Burlison granted Greitens’ request to call Gardner as a witness. Jury selection began on Thursday.


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Ryan explains decision to dismiss House chaplain

  1. Ryan explains decision to dismiss House chaplain  The Hill
  2. Lawmakers demand answers from Speaker Paul Ryan over House chaplain’s ouster  NBCNews.com
  3. Paul Ryan forces out Rev. Patrick Conroy, House chaplain  USA TODAY
  4. House Chaplain Was Asked to Resign. He Still Doesn’t Know Why.  New York Times
  5. Why did Paul Ryan dismiss the House chaplain?  Washington Post
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Judge rejects Missouri governor's bid to dismiss criminal case

Judge rejects Missouri governor's bid to dismiss criminal caseA St. Louis judge on Thursday dealt Missouri Governor Eric Greitens another legal setback in the sex scandal embroiling his office, refusing to dismiss a criminal invasion of privacy charge stemming from an admitted extramarital affair. The decision by Judge Rex Burlison paved the way for the single-count felony case against Greitens, a Republican under mounting pressure from both parties to resign, to proceed to trial even as he comes under scrutiny for unrelated accusations of computer tampering. Greitens’ lawyers last week sought to throw out the privacy case on grounds of prosecutor misconduct, saying St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a Democrat, had tried to conceal video evidence supporting the governor and his assertions that the affair was entirely consensual.


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Judge questions Manafort's bid to dismiss charges

Judge questions Manafort's bid to dismiss chargesBy Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge expressed skepticism on Thursday as a lawyer for President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort sought to convince her to dismiss charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. During a hearing, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson questioned Manafort’s attorney Kevin Downing and his reading of Department of Justice guidelines governing Mueller’s investigation involving Russia and the 2016 U.S. election.


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