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Americans really like their guns. They own 42% of 650 million civilian firearms worldwide

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Las Vegas (59), Orlando (49), Virginia Tech (32), Newtown (26) — the number of people killed in mass shootings in the United States is growing.

With each incident comes renewed debate on the topic of guns: ownership rates, ease of access, how many people are dying, what needs to be done. While comparisons to other countries are imperfect, here's a look at how the U.S. stacks up against other countries.


At least 58 dead in Las Vegas mass shooting

Las Vegas mass shootingAt least 58 people are dead and 500 others injured after automatic gunfire broke out at a country music festival in Las Vegas, authorities said early Monday, in what is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters that the suspect, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, fired on the crowd at an outdoor concert from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay.


Ex-Texas officer ordered to pay $6.3M for death of Iowa man in custody

William LivezeyThe family of an Iowa man who died nearly four years ago while being forcibly arrested by an off-duty Texas police officer has been awarded $6.3 million by a federal judge.

William Livezey Jr., 70, died from a heart attack he suffered while in handcuffs on the side of a highway in Malakoff, Texas, on Dec. 11, 2013.

Early this month, Judge Roy Payne ordered former police officer Ernesto Fierro, who was forced to surrender his Texas peace officer's license because of the incident, to pay a judgment to Livezey's wife and four adult children.


3 Americans win Nobel Prize in Medicine for work on circadian rhythm

3 Americans win Nobel for MedicineThe 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded Monday to three Americans for their discovery of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were jointly awarded the prize by The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet.

"Using fruit flies as a model organism, this year's Nobel laureates isolated a gene that controls the normal daily biological rhythm," the Nobel announcement said. "They showed that this gene encodes a protein that accumulates in the cell during the night and is then degraded during the day."



University professor accused of sexual harassment of 14 students

T. Florian Jaeger accused by 14 female students at Rochester UA renowned University of Rochester professor who has worked here for a decade has been accused in a federal complaint of having sexual relationships and using illegal drugs with students; making inappropriate, humiliating or condescending comments to and about female students and faculty; and pressuring them to meet with him alone.

Since the allegations surfaced publicly in early September against psycholinguistics professor T. Florian Jaeger, 41, the number of alleged victims has grown to 14, according to managing partner Jef McAllister of McAllister Olivarius law firm, the complainants’ legal team.


NFL national anthem protests continue for Dolphins, Saints in London

NFL continues national anthem

NFL player demonstrations during the national anthem continued in London on Sunday, with three Miami Dolphins players kneeling during the rendition prior to their game against the New Orleans Saints.

The Saints kneeled before the anthem played, then stood and either interlocked arms or put their hands on their hearts during it. Dolphins tight end Julius Thomas, safety Michael Thomas and wide receiver Kenny Stills kneeled at Wembley Stadium, while the rest of the Dolphins stood as Darius Rucker sang The Star-Spangled Banner.



S.I. Newhouse, Steward of Conde Nast Publishing Empire, Dies at 89

S.I. Newhouse dies at 96

S.I. Newhouse, the Conde Nast chairman who presided over the magazine world’s glossiest publications and most talked-about editors for more than 40 years, died Sunday. He was 89.

Newhouse’s death was confirmed early Sunday by a family spokesman, according to a report on the website of Vogue, one of the cornerstones of the Newhouse family’s publishing empire.


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