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Oregon Campus Shooting: Gun Control, the US Media and Obama’s Greatest Frustration

Jessica Vazquez, left, hugs her aunt Leticia Acaraz as they await word on Acaraz's daughter at the local fairgrounds after a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.  (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
Jessica Vazquez, left, hugs her aunt Leticia Acaraz as they await word on Acaraz's daughter at the local fairgrounds after a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Gunfire shatters a beautiful autumn day on a quiet Oregon campus. Suddenly, ten lives are extinguished. Around the nation and the world, there is shock...

  • Chickens on a factory farm.

    Mercy for Animals?

    Part two: What is a better model for food production?  We pick up where we left off with Matt Rice, with Mercy For Animals.  MR:... Read more

  • Female pigs in restrictive “gestation crates,” some of which had bitten at the bars so much that their blood can be seen on the bars and below. This was taken by an investigator with the Human Society of the United States, who worked inside the Virginia factory farm for one month. (HSUS)

    Mercy for Animals?

    Part One: An interview with Matt Rice Director of Investigations Mercy For Animals Animal (noun) an·i·mal ˈa-nə-məl: a living thing that is not a human... Read more

  • J.D. Roel salvages a scrap of melted metal from a friend's property after a wildfire raged through the Loch Lomond area of Lake County, Calif., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. Gov. Jerry Brown requested a presidential disaster declaration on Monday, noting that more than 1,000 homes had been confirmed destroyed, with the number likely to go higher as assessment continues. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

    Some California Fire Evacuees Return to Little More Than Ash

    Krystal La Plante and her boyfriend returned to the remains of their three-bedroom home to find only a ceramic drip coffee pot and one of... Read more

  • FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015 file photo, a helicopter flies past a ground crew fighting a wildfire scorching grassland that ranchers need to feed cattle and which is also primary habitat for sage grouse, near the Reynolds Creek area in the Owyhee Mountains of Idaho. (Adam Eschbach/The Idaho Press-Tribune via AP, File)

    Shift in US Firefighting Prioritizes Sage Grouse in West

    RENO, Nev. — Federal agencies deciding how to deploy firefighters during one of the West’s worst wildfire seasons are considering a new factor in their... Read more

  • Maaesa Alroustom, center, is kissed by her mother, Suha, as her father, Hussam, back, sits with her brother Wesam in their apartment in Jersey City, N.J., Wed, Sept. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Refugees in America: Syrian Family Rebuilds Life in the US

    JERSEY CITY, N.J.—Hussam Al Roustom and his wife didn’t tell anyone before they and their two small children left Syria, fearing their plans for escape... Read more

  • Books by Republican presidential hopefuls are offered for sale at The Family Leadership Summit at Stephens Auditorium on July 18, 2015 in Ames, Iowa. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Do You Need a Book to Sit in the Oval Office?

    Donald Trump says President Obama should have read his book, “The Art of the Deal,” because it would have kept him from making a bad... Read more

  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 45th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, where the president spoke about the challenges facing black women, particularly in the areas of education, employment and criminal justice. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama: Women Made Civil Rights Movement Happen

    WASHINGTON— Paying tribute to those who helped clear a path for him, President Barack Obama said women of the civil rights movement were “the thinkers... Read more

  • Barbra Scrivner, 49, and Debi Campbell, 60, both served more than 15 years in federal prison for nonviolent drug crimes. (Josh Siegel/The Daily Signal)

    Meet 3 Women Who Spent More Than 15 Years in Prison for Nonviolent Drug Crimes

    Stephanie George has never used drugs, but she earned a prison sentence of life without parole for a drug-related crime. Today, by the luck of... Read more

  • Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter (3L) at the Mental Health Journalism Guide Launch at the Carter Center, in Atlanta, on Sept. 16, 2015. (The Carter Center)

    Three Key Questions and Four Facts About Mental Health

    ATLANTA—School officials pulled an 8-year-old boy who was having mental health issues out of class, so he could see a psychiatrist. On the bus ride... Read more

  • Firefighter Sean Norman, center, and search dog handlers Mary Cablk, left, and Lynne Engelbert look over the remains of a home in the Anderson Springs area, Wed., Sept. 16, 2015, near Middletown, Calif. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    2 Bodies Found in Ruins of Sierra Nevada Foothills Fire

    MIDDLETOWN, Calif.—Two bodies were found at the site of a wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while dogs were used Wednesday to search for a... Read more

  • Frank Lee, spokesperson for Falun Dafa Association in Washington, D.C., speaks at a press conference on Capitol Hill on Sept. 15. (Lisa Fan/ Epoch Times)

    Attempt to Prosecute Former China Leader Comes to Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON—The persecution of Falun Gong in China, launched by communist leader Jiang Zemin in July 1999, has persisted for 16 years. Now, there are signs... Read more

  • Pumpkin spice products ranging from cookies and donuts to candy and air freshener are shown in Atlanta on Sept. 12. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Pumpkin Spice: The Flavor of Fall, and a Hint of the Past

    LOS ANGELES—Once upon a time, pumpkin spice lived pretty much only in pies. That was a long time ago. These days, it’s a modifier on... Read more

  • Immigrant inmates line up for breakfast at the Maricopa County Tent City jail on March 11, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Criminal Justice Reform Proliferating Across the Country

    WASHINGTON—In recent years, there has been an upsurge of discussions and legislation favoring criminal justice reform. Many experts and policymakers question whether long sentences for... Read more

  • President Barack Obama, left, listens to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their visit to the Children's Memorial at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, on March 22, 2013 file photo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    After Iran Deal, Obama Struggles to Regain Israel’s Trust

    JERUSALEM—Seeking to sell his nuclear deal with Iran to a skeptical Israeli public, President Barack Obama has repeatedly declared his deep affection for the Jewish... Read more

  • Members of the Mexican Army carry boxes with heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine to be incinerated at a military base in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon state, on August 23, 2013. (Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP/Getty Images)

    Midwest Meth-Making Down, but Mexican Imports Fill the Void

    ST. LOUIS—The manufacture of methamphetamine is sharply down in certain Midwestern states that have had the most trouble with the drug over the years, but... Read more

  • Secretary of State John Kerry, left, listens as Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., right, speaks to reporters following their meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, on the Iran nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    House GOP Divisions Threaten Plans on Iran Deal

    WASHINGTON—Divisions among House Republicans threw scheduled votes against the Iran nuclear accord into disarray Wednesday as other foes, including presidential contender Donald Trump, prepared a... Read more

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