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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg offers $50m of his own money to bankroll gun control lobby: “We’ve got to make them afraid of us.”

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg offers $50m of his own money to bankroll gun control lobby: “We’ve got to make them afraid of us.” www.independent.co.uk 22 TWEETS

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has vowed to plough up to $50m (£30m) of his own money into a new organisation to support political candidates favouring gun control in the US and confront the political power of the Nation

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/billionaire-michael-bloomberg-offers-50m-of-his-own-money-to-bankroll-gun-control-lobby-9265554.html

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Shooting dead of homeless camper sparks outrage against Albuquerque police - the department that kills more people than the NYPD - Americas - World - The Independent

Shooting dead of homeless camper sparks outrage against Albuquerque police - the department that kills more people than the NYPD - Americas - World - The Independent www.independent.co.uk 477 TWEETS

Captured by a video camera on one of the officer’s helmets, the slaying by Albuquerque police of a homeless camper in the foothills outside the city two weeks ago apparently leaves room for interpretation. The city says it was justifiable self-defence. To

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/shooting-dead-of-homeless-camper-sparks-outrage-again-albuquerque-police--the-department-who-kill-more-people-than-the-nypd-9226733.html

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Lord Justice Fulford ‘campaigned to support PIE paedophile group’ - Home News - UK - The Independent

Lord Justice Fulford ‘campaigned to support PIE paedophile group’ - Home News - UK - The Independent www.independent.co.uk 67 TWEETS

One of Britain’s most senior judges campaigned to provide legal support for a paedophile group which was trying to lower the age of consent to four, it has been claimed today.

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/lord-justice-fulford-campaigned-to-support-pie-paedophile-group-9179604.html

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The US state that’s decided it's alright to bring your gun to church - Americas - World - The Independent

The US state that’s decided it's alright to bring your gun to church - Americas - World - The Independent www.independent.co.uk 227 TWEETS

For a brief moment following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012, it seemed America might respond by strengthening its gun laws.

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/the-us-state-thats-decided-its-alright-to-bring-your-gun-to-church-9215376.html

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Susanne Atanus, who believes gay rights cause tornadoes and autism is a punishment from God, wins Illinois primary - Americas - World - The Independent

Susanne Atanus, who believes gay rights cause tornadoes and autism is a punishment from God, wins Illinois primary - Americas - World - The Independent www.independent.co.uk 383 TWEETS

A congressional candidate in Chicago, who blames natural disasters such as tornados on gay rights and claims autism is a punishment from God, has won the GOP nomination and will challenge Democrat Jan Schakowsky for the 9th Congressional district of the c

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/susanne-atanus-who-believes-gay-rights-cause-tornadoes-and-autism-is-a-punishment-from-god-wins-illinois-republican-primary-9204598.html

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Republicans go after disaffected hipsters in new video adverts - Americas - World - The Independent

Republicans go after disaffected hipsters in new video adverts - Americas - World - The Independent www.independent.co.uk 8 TWEETS

The GOP is targeting the historically left-leaning hipster demographic in a new advertising campaign, also trying to steal minorities and women from under Obama's suede brogue-clad feet.

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/republicans-go-after-disaffected-hipsters-in-new-video-adverts-9203107.html

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Three years after Gaddafi, Libya is imploding into chaos and violence - Commentators - Voices - The Independent

Three years after Gaddafi, Libya is imploding into chaos and violence - Commentators - Voices - The Independent www.independent.co.uk 1014 TWEETS

The Libyan former prime minister Ali Zeidan fled last week after parliament voted him out of office. A North Korean-flagged oil tanker, the Morning Glory, illegally picked up a cargo of crude from rebels in the east of the country and sailed safely away,

www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/three-years-after-gaddafi-libya-is-imploding-into-chaos-and-violence-9194697.html

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Volcanic eruptions ‘contributed to global warming pause’, scientists claim - Climate Change - Environment - The Independent

Volcanic eruptions ‘contributed to global warming pause’, scientists claim - Climate Change - Environment - The Independent www.independent.co.uk 400 TWEETS

The impact of volcanic eruptions on global warming could provide a new explanation for the so-called “pause” used by sceptics to deny climate change is happening, scientists have said.

www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/volcanic-eruptions-contributed-to-global-warming-pause-scientists-claim-9147856.html

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The left has a blind spot on Venezuela. When will it acknowledge that Chavez's socialist dream has turned into a nightmare? - Comment - Voices - The Independent

The left has a blind spot on Venezuela. When will it acknowledge that Chavez's socialist dream has turned into a nightmare? - Comment - Voices - The Independent www.independent.co.uk 937 TWEETS

There was a time when the so-called Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela appeared to hold great promise. I remember watching The Revolution Will Not Be Televised back in 2003 and being mesmerised by what I saw: here was a government spending the country’s o

www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-left-has-a-blind-spot-on-venezuela-when-will-it-acknowledge-that-chavezs-socialist-dream-has-turned-into-a-nightmare-9138930.html

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Civilians are dying. Campaigners are being kidnapped. The world cannot turn a blind eye to America’s drone attacks in Pakistan - Comment - Voices - The Independent

Civilians are dying. Campaigners are being kidnapped. The world cannot turn a blind eye to America’s drone attacks in Pakistan - Comment - Voices - The Independent www.independent.co.uk 578 TWEETS

Karim Khan is a lucky man. When you’re picked up by 20 armed thugs, some in police uniform – aka the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) – you can be “disappeared” forever. A mass grave in Balochistan, in the south-west of the country, has just be

www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/civilians-are-dying-campaigners-are-being-kidnapped-the-world-cannot-turn-a-blind-eye-to-americas-drone-attacks-in-pakistan-9132184.html

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US judge overturns 'unconstitutional' gay marriage ban in Virginia

US judge overturns 'unconstitutional' gay marriage ban in Virginia www.independent.co.uk 15 TWEETS

A federal judge has ruled that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it the first state in the traditionally conservative South to have its voter-approved prohibition overturned.

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-judge-overturns-unconstitutional-gay-marriage-ban-in-virginia-9127567.html

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HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton - book review - Reviews - Books - The Independent

HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton - book review - Reviews - Books - The Independent www.independent.co.uk 38 TWEETS

If the best form of revenge, as Frank Sinatra once suggested, is massive success, then Hillary Rodham Clinton needs to become the next president of the United States. Forget forgiveness or mercy.

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/hrc-state-secrets-and-the-rebirth-of-hillary-clinton--book-review-9119949.html

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Edward Snowden revelations: GCHQ ‘using online viruses and honey traps to discredit targets’ - Home News - UK - The Independent

Edward Snowden revelations: GCHQ ‘using online viruses and honey traps to discredit targets’ - Home News - UK - The Independent www.independent.co.uk 321 TWEETS

Britain’s GCHQ has a covert unit which uses dirty tricks from “honey trap” sexual liaisons to texting anonymous messages to friends and neighbours to discredit targets from hackers to governments, according to the latest leaks from whistleblower Edward Sn

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/edward-snowden-revelations-gchq-using-online-viruses-and-honey-traps-to-discredit-targets-9117683.html

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Blue-chip hacking scandal: FBI will be asked to investigate corporations accused of illegally accessing data on private individuals - Crime - UK - The Independent

Blue-chip hacking scandal: FBI will be asked to investigate corporations accused of illegally accessing data on private individuals - Crime - UK - The Independent www.independent.co.uk 73 TWEETS

The blue-chip hacking scandal has taken a new twist as it emerged that the FBI is set to be called in to investigate eight companies accused of hiring UK-based private investigators that illegally obtained private information about the public.

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/bluechip-hacking-scandal-fbi-will-be-asked-to-investigate-corporations-accused-of-illegally-accessing-data-on-private-individuals-9113174.html

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is nominated for Nobel Peace Prize - Americas - World - The Independent

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is nominated for Nobel Peace Prize - Americas - World - The Independent www.independent.co.uk 792 TWEETS

Barack Obama may have a to-do pile full of Edward Snowden-related headaches, but the NSA whistleblower might be joining him on one of the world's more prestigious clubs.

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize-9093215.html

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Charles and David Koch: The billionaire brothers ‘trying to buy America’ - Americas - World - The Independent

Charles and David Koch: The billionaire brothers ‘trying to buy America’ - Americas - World - The Independent www.independent.co.uk 187 TWEETS

Two billionaire brothers who have poured their fortune into a network of charitable organisations that are dedicated to supporting Republican causes and candidates have been drawn into an unusual and very public spat with the Majority Leader of the US Sen

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/charles-and-david-koch-the-billionaire-brothers-trying-to-buy-america-9100238.html

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