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Permitless gun carry in Oklahoma takes effect

"Government exists for the people, not the other way around," said Jason Ouimet, the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) executive director. "This law honors the right of law-abiding Oklahomans to defend themselves and their loved ones without begging for the government’s permiss...

Slave markets found on Instagram and other apps

Apps including 4Sale and Instagram enable employers to sell the sponsorship of their domestic workers to other employers, for a profit. This bypasses the agencies, and creates an unregulated black market which leaves women more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.

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Twitter bans political ads after Facebook refused to do so

The move sets Twitter in stark contrast to Facebook, which has received criticism from lawmakers and its own employees in recent weeks over its policy to neither fact check nor remove political ads placed by politicians. Facebook has argued it should not be the one to make decisions about its ...

Elected Arizona official accused of selling babies suspended

PHOENIX (AP) — An elected official in Arizona was suspended Monday after he was charged with running a human smuggling scheme that brought pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the U.S. to give birth and then paid them to give up their children for adoption.

Leaders in Arizona’s ...

Trump says US forces cornered IS leader in dead-end tunnel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi , the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world’s most wanted man, died after U.S. special operators cornered him during a raid in Syria, President Donald Trump said Sunday.

In a nat...

US Hearthstone players banned for Hong Kong protest

In a post on the rulings page of the official Hearthstone site, Blizzard explained the ban, saying the players "GiantDwarf, TJammer and Xcelsior were in violation of section 7.1.B of the Hearthstone Collegiate Championship rules for engaging in behavior disruptive to the official esports broad...

College student worked 32 hours at Texas hotel amid flood

Finally, after a marathon shift and glowing reviews from guests, Smith's co-worker made it into work Friday morning. He stayed around for a few hours to help her out, took a brief nap, then woke up and went right back to work until his family could safely drive to pick him up.

The hote...